I was searching through videos and a Dave Hunt video was in the list of recommended videos. I’m reading one of his books right now (Woman That Rides the Beast) so I selected the video.
His talk opens by referencing 1 Timothy 4 : “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils”. Dave Hunt then said that he felt we are in in the end times because more and more people are giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.
I expected his talk from there to lead into overt occultism and Satanism, but instead he tied doctrines of devils to psychology, self-help books, positive mental attitude (PMA) techniques, and some Christian preachers. At that point, I was glued to the screen because of my past exposure to self-help and PMA books.
Brother Champion and I were in network marketing for years, and specifically the Dexter Yager group of Amway. Their books, tapes & CDs, and seminars taught getting a burning desire for riches. Distributors were supposed to “dream build” every day by looking at, visualizing or even touching what they hope to gain from the business. To counter the materialism critics, Dexter and his leaders would promote their brand of Christianity that claimed God wants you to be rich. They would also bring in preachers that taught the gospel of prosperity.
They promoted and sold books such as Think and Grow Rich, The Magic of Thinking Big, and the Science 0f Getting Rich. In the videos below, Dave Hunt explains why these are new age books and why we need to avoid them, and look to God’s word instead.
Is Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” occultic?
Seduction of Christianity by Dave Hunt: