In chapter 9, “You Are the Righteousness of God,” Mumford tests the Word of Faith teaching which asserts that believers have been declared righteous in God’s sight and therefore have at work in them the same unlimited ability and wisdom of God as Christ had. She contrasts Word of Faith theology of the righteousness of God and the favor of God of prosperity preachers with that of Swiss reformer John Calvin. In Sifting the Wheat from the Chaff (the section in which she offers critique), she dissuades readers from conceiving of God as their personal valet.

Read chapter nine of Exploring Prosperity Preaching.