It was raining this morning here in Corfu so I flipped on the Word Network. Apostle Don Stewart was doing his “anointed green prosperity prayer handkerchief” spiel. It’s biblical you know. At least according to Stewart it is. Here are the verses Stewart uses to “validate” his heretical theology;
Act 19:11 And God did works of power through the hands of Paul, Act 19:12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons from his skin being brought onto the sick, the diseases were released, and the evil spirits went out of them.
According to Apostle Stewart, you can receive a healing much like the Ephesians did when Paul gave them handkerchiefs and his work aprons. Simply call the toll-free number or write and Stewart will send you one of his green monogrammed hankies right away. Then place the hankie in the location of your infirmity, send it to the good Apostle, and he will “agree” with you for your healing.
Apostle Don says that this is the only miracle that the Bible says is a “special miracle” and, according to him, the green prayer hankie is the only way to receive this special miracle. Stewart believes he’s the “anointed vessel” God uses to distribute these special “anointed” hankies. He and his staff will use the hanky you return as a “point of contact” to agree with you in prayer for you to be healed or made wealthy or whatever your special needs are. Don’t worry if you live in the jungle because this hanky works “wherever you are”.
Apostle Don is a staunch believer in the prayer of agreement doctrine adhered to by the Word of Faith movement. He uses Matthew 18:19 as his Scripture reference. Read Matthew 18:15-20. It’s discussing what the apostles must do in regards to dealing with the sin of a fellow believer in the church. This section of Scripture has nothing to do with prayer and is false teaching to say that it does.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that green hanky will bring you all that you desire, including a barrage of mail with an all new “anointing” at least twice per month directly from the Apostles headquarters now that they have your mailing address.
Apostle Stewart then went on to give a “word of knowledge”. You know, where he calls out through the TV screen people with diabetes, or cancer promising them healing if they’d only call the number on the screen and ask for their own special green “anointed” hanky.
As if all that blasphemy wasn’t enough, Stewart then attempted to raise money through the “principle of the vow of tithes”. 300, 500 or even 1000 dollars is required for this law to take effect. Reversing all curses and big money are promised to anyone who follows this vow and he even paraded out some sheeple who allegedly received big money for following Stewarts “vow of tithing”. After all, according to Apostle Stewart, it’s really “God’s law”.
I challenge Apostle Stewart or anyone else to show me anywhere in the New Testament where tithing is mentioned as a requirement. Read 2 Corinthians 8-9 before you comment so you know just where I’m coming from on this issue.
Apostle Don Stewart is a Word of Faith wolf in sheep’s clothing. He taught false teachings like tithing, agreement in prayer, point of contact, word of knowledge and miracle healing in just a 28 minute clip. He definitely knows how to make valuable use of hi time! This “Apostle” is an excellent example of the big time blasphemy within the Body of Christ today.
Now I need a hankie to wipe away my tears just thinking about all the people heretic and false teacher Apostle Don Stewart has deceived throughout the years.