‘1. Think in a positive way that your hopes will come true.
2. Imagine and dream about your dreams becoming a reality.
3. Confess with your mouth that it will come true.
4. When you seek and pray, believe that your dreams will come true. Then,
they will become a reality.’34
Dr. Cho’s heretical teaching has also been evident in his most recent conferences. At the Power
Conference and Charismatic Festival in New Delhi, India in 2012 Dr. Cho taught his healing and positive
confession heresies. There were indeed elements of Biblical truth about the necessity of perseverance and
diligent prayer, but the Truth was twisted as he introduced the idea that if we concentrate very hard and
repeat statements over and over again with all our fervour for more than three hours that God can be
persuaded to give us anything we want:
‘When I have a problem to solve, I cry… I use simple prayer: “Solve this problem,
solve this problem, solve this problem, solve this problem, solve this problem”… then
God listens to me…’35
This is Hindu teaching regarding the power of mantras (statements repeated over and over again to aid
concentration); it is not Christianity. Dr. Cho teaches that we can be sure to be healed or have our problems
solved if we pray using these methods. He said:
‘Have a clear goal in your prayer and have a very simple prayer, use the simple prayer
over and over again, then you have a fellowship prayer, you can pray about many
things, then you have worshipping prayer, you can pray about many things, and when
you have a task-oriented prayer, speak very simply and pray over and over again, over
and over again, then God is going to work together with you…’36
Dr. Cho further reported in this sermon that he desired to speak in tongues and so he went and held onto a
tree in the middle of the night with all his might, and pleaded over and over again to God for the gift of
tongues. He said that soon he was speaking in tongues.
The DCEM website reports that at the Tokyo Jesus Festival in 2012 Dr. Cho preached to more than 2,500
people and said:
“‘When we look at the Cross on the Calvary we can find our dreams and hope there.
By strengthening our faith we are not to be yoked as slaves. We must look at the Cross
and know that Jesus gave us freedom and that we have been changed.” He
admonished that we are to be the victorious Christians by declaring our positive
thinking, dreams, faith, and mouth confession.’37
At the Arise and Shine conference for pastors and leaders in 2011 Dr. Cho taught his New Age/occult
‘Positive Confession’ teaching that healing is always available to us as long as we think positively and
state positive beliefs that it will happen. As reported on the DCEM website, Dr. Cho said: