Is Vision Casting Biblical?

by Mike Ratliff

1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, (1 Timothy 4:1.2 NASB)

Apostasy seems to come in waves at times. We watch or listen to a Bible teacher or Christian leader for a time and develop a respect for them because they “seem” to be so solid doctrinally and have a love for the lost and for the preaching of the Gospel. Then out of the blue we hear a term such as “Missional” or how they are positive that God has given them a new vision for our church or their ministry and they then proceed to go into the process of “Vision Casting.” Are these things biblical? Below is an interview with John MacArthur about the Biblical veracity of “Vision Casting.”

Soli Deo Gloria

6 thoughts on “Is Vision Casting Biblical?

  1. Once a pastor claims to have direct revelation from God as to the direction of a local church, he puts himself, his motives and his objectives beyond all question. This places the pastor in a position of “Unquestionable Leader” rather than humble servant and “Shepherd”. So, in plain language, vision casting pastors have set themselves up in the EXACT same position as the the Roman Catholic Church has set their pope. They speak for God and are not to be doubted nor questioned. This is a comparison most modern pastors would recoil from, but to those in the pews there is no substantive difference.
    The sad part of all of this is that most of those folks attending Purpose-Driven churches are completely unaware that their pastor holds to the vision-casting beliefs and method. As I see it, the modern-day professing church has rejected one pope so that instead we can have thousands of them. This whole idea of leadership and direction is completely opposite what is laid out in Scripture.


  2. Vision casters are vain dreamers according to scripture, and as such are manifesting wickedness from the pit of hell…Not my take, but His!


  3. “Where your “passion” is, so is your treasure also.” In these there is no passion for the things of God, only the passion of the pastor dream castor. Isn’t it amazing that as they cast the dream, they have the banksters standing right there next to them?


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