“I don’t get it all. That doesn’t mean that God is going to give me this much. He is whatever supply I need.”
White’s recent statement also addressed concerns over her theological beliefs about God, saying:
I believe and have always believed in the exclusivity and divinity of Jesus Christ, his saving grace and substitutionary atonement made available to all by his death on the cross. I believe and have always believed that he was buried and on the third day rose again. I believe and have always believed in the Holy Trinity. I believe and have always believed in the virgin birth, and the second coming.
“Words like Jesus, sin, grace, atonement, salvation, and Trinity are just slogans,” said Horton to CT in response. “You have to see how [White] and other Word of Faith teachers interpret them within their distorted framework.”
White sees herself growing in faith, and stands by her statement. “We all go from glory to glory. I look at my life and think of all the people the Lord has brought into my life over the years,” she said. “Every time, God’s saying, ‘I want to take you deeper. I want to show your more.’ Revelation is always progressive.”
According to Menzie, part of the Christian life is reckoning with the disconnect, big or small, between what we say we believe, what we strive for, and what we do, “I would not focus alone on what White or any Christian minister says, especially if they say all the right things,” she said. “What we do while standing on that Christian confession should also be examined.”
White said she worries that continued claims of heresy and false teaching that bubble up against her online only reflect poorly on the body of Christ.
“We are all to be one church, one bride,” she said. “If you really believe that I am a heretic, if you really believe that, there’s a biblical responsibility to come to me … and that’s never happened.”