Author: Elliot Miller
Title: An Evaluation Of Theophostic Prayer Ministry
Publisher / Editor: CRI Publications
Size Of File: 539 KB
After an exhaustive evaluation, CRI detects nothing unbiblical about the core theory and practice of
Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM). The theory is elegant in its profound simplicity, and the anecdotal
reports of its effectiveness in practice justify further investigation; nonetheless, much more scientific
research needs to be done before even the more modest claims of TPM can be validated, and some of the
extravagant claims seem unlikely ever to be established.
CRI does have several peripheral concerns about TPM, but we have been favorably impressed by founder
Ed Smith’s openness to constructive criticism and change. We caution Christians who practice or receive
TPM to be discerning about Smith’s past teachings on the sin nature, sanctification, and satanic ritual
abuse, and to be aware that, despite major improvements, there are still aspects of Smith’s teaching on
spiritual warfare that CRI does not endorse.