There are a bunch of passages in scripture that I used to ignore, mostly because I didn’t know what to do with them. I’m guessing that you’re possibly like me; you know that certain passages are there but you’ve never really tackled them satisfactorily. In a discussion I had with a noted prosperity preacher (who shall remain anonymous), one specific passage came up and I got thinking about how he twisted it. He seemed to be making a fairly simple observation, but it was a text that I knew I had never sorted through and now I was forced to deal with it.
The text was Matthew 17:20.
What does a person do with Jesus teaching on faith in Matthew 17:20?
“…if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
It seems to be suggesting something rather extreme.