Introduction

Declare and Decree Ministries is a church located in Garland Texas . The "Pastors" are Tony and Johnnie Johnson. Their official website is https://www.facebook.com/DeclareDecreeMinistries/



Major Problems


2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

Declare and Decree ministries is a false church that preaches a false gospel that will lead you to hell apart from God.  Tony and Johnnie Johnson are false teachers who pervert the word of God and preach a false "name it and claim" gospel that does nothing but flatter a soul to hell apart from God. These two false teachers will lead you to hell apart from God. Looking at this page-https://www.facebook.com/DeclareDecreeMinistries/  , you see no proper doctrinal statement -only a watered down classic "name it and claim it" missions statement based off scripture taken out of context.  There is no clear concise statements on the deity of Christ (being God & man at the same time), there being one God who is triune, salvation by grace through faith alone NOT works e.g baptism etc, the bodily death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and especially the gospel. These are essential beliefs that one cannot deny in order to be a Christian. - Galatians 1:6-9, Galatians 5:4, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, John 8:24, John 1:1,14, 1 Corinthians 15:14-17 , Isaiah 43:10, Colossians 2:9, John 2:19-21. These are essential beliefs that one cannot deny in order to be a Christian. For more on essential beliefs , read this - https://carm.org/essential-doctrines-of-christianity

The Church is the pillar of truth- 1 Timothy 3:15. Why would anyone attend a "church" that is not clear on essential biblical truths and the gospel? The reason is people flock to what tickles their ears and don't really want God - the true God of the Bible. This church does not list these essential biblical truths because they don't preach it. They are more focused on preaching a false gospel.

"Declare and decree", "name it and claim", "word of faith" , "prosperity gospel" is false. Jesus Christ never preached the lies this church is promoting.

"The roots of the Word of Faith movement and the name it and claim it message have more in common with new age metaphysics than with biblical Christianity. However, instead of us creating our reality with our thoughts, as new age proponents advise, name it and claim it teachers tell us that we can use the “power of faith” to create our own reality or get what we want. In essence, faith is redefined from “a trust in a holy and sovereign God despite our circumstances” to “a way of controlling God to give us what we want.” Faith becomes a force whereby we can get what we want rather than an abiding trust in God even during times of trials and suffering.

There are many areas where name it and claim it departs from biblical Christianity. The teaching really exalts man and his “faith” above God. In fact, many of the more extreme Word of Faith teachers teach that man was created on terms of equality with God and that man is the same class of being that He is Himself. This dangerous and heretical teaching denies the very basic tenets of biblical Christianity, which is why the extreme proponents of the name it and claim it teaching must be considered to be cultic and not truly Christian.

Both the metaphysical cults and the name it and claim it teaching distort the truth and embrace the false teaching that our thoughts control reality. Whether it is the power of positive thinking or the prosperity gospel, the premise is the same—what you think or believe will happen is ultimately what controls what will happen. If you think negative thoughts or are lacking in faith, you will suffer or not get what you want. But on the other hand if you think positive thoughts or just have “enough faith,” then you can have health, wealth, and happiness now. This false teaching appeals to one of man’s most basic instincts, which is one reason why it is hugely popular.

While the prosperity gospel and the idea of controlling one’s future with his thoughts or faith is appealing to sinful man, it is insulting to a sovereign God who has revealed Himself in Scripture. Instead of recognizing the absolute sovereign power of God as revealed in the Bible, the name it and claim it adherents embrace a false god who cannot operate apart from their faith. They present a false view of God by teaching that He wants to bless you with health, wealth, and happiness but cannot do so unless YOU have enough faith. Thereby God is no longer in control but man is. Of course, this is completely antithetical to what Scripture teaches. God does not depend upon man’s “faith” to act. Throughout Scripture we see God blessing whom He chooses to bless and healing whom He chooses to heal.

Another problem with the name it and claim it teaching is that it fails to recognize that Jesus Himself is the ultimate treasure worth sacrificing everything for (Matthew 13:44) and instead sees Jesus as little more than a way of getting what we want right now. Jesus’ message is that a Christian is called to “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” (Matthew 16:24–26). Contrast that to the message of the prosperity gospel. Rather than being a message of self-denial, the prosperity gospel is one of self-satisfaction. Its goal is not becoming more Christlike through sacrifice but having what we want here and now, clearly contradicting the words of our Savior.

The Bible teaches that “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12), but the name and claim it message is that any suffering we undergo is simply the result of a lack of faith. The prosperity gospel is completely focused on us getting the things the world has to offer, but 1 John 2:15 tells us we should not “love the world or the things in the world” and, in fact, those with a fondness for the things of the world become enemies of God (James 4:4). The message of the prosperity gospel simply cannot be any more opposite of what the Bible really teaches.

In his book Your Best Life Now, prosperity teacher Joel Osteen says that the key to a more rewarding life, a better home, a stronger marriage, and a better job is found in a “simple yet profound process to change the way you think about your life and help you accomplish what is truly important.” How different that is from the biblical truth that this life now is nothing compared to the life to come. The message of the prosperity gospel is focused around the “treasures” or good things we want and can have now, while Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19–21).

Jesus did not come to give us health, wealth and happiness now. He came to save us from our sins so that we can have an eternity of bliss with Him. Following Christ is not a ticket to all the material things men desire in this life but a ticket to eternal life. Our desire should not be to have our best life now but to have the attitude of the apostle Paul, who had learned to be content “in whatever state I am” (Philippians 4:11)." - http://www.gotquestions.org/name-it-claim-it.html

Mrs. Johnnie is not called to pastor and is in grave sin. "1 Tim. 2:12-14 is where Paul explicitly states that he does not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man but to remain quiet ("quiet" is hesuchia, not complete silence but respectful quiet)--because Adam was created first.  In 1 Tim. 3:15 we are told this is how we are to conduct ourselves in the household of God.  When a woman is a pastor and/or elder, she is in a place of authority over men.  Paul clearly tells us this authority in the church structure is not the place for a woman because Adam was made first.  This is not a cultural issue.  Remember, Eve sinned first; but sin entered the world through Adam and not Eve (Rom. 5:12) because Adam was in the position of authority.  This is why husbands are the head of the wife even as Christ is head of the church (Eph. 5:23).  The place of authority in the church and family is not the place of the woman.


Some say that women pastors and elders are not an essential issue, so we should not worry about it.  If that is the case, then why did God tell us women are not to teach or exercise authority over men (1 Tim. 2:12-13) in the church (1 Tim. 3:15)?  Why did he tell us that an elder is to be a “man of one woman” (Titus 1:5-6) if we are not to worry about it?1 Tim. 5:17 tells us that the elders are to receive honor--especially those who preach and teach.  Therefore, the pastor is an elder by definition, and the elder is to be a “man of one woman.”  The word “elders” here is masculine in the Greek.  So, Paul is telling us how the church is to operate (1 Tim. 3:15), and that the place of ecclesiastical authority is based on male eldership because Adam was created first (1 Tim. 2:12-13).  This is doctrine--not culture.In Titus 1:5-6 it says that the elder must be “the husband of one wife.”  The Greek is literally “man of one woman."  This same phrase is used of the Bishop in 1 Tim. 3:2 and the Deacon in 1 Tim. 3:12.  Remember, Paul is speaking of church officers--not servants (diakonos) in homes (Rom. 16:1, 27).  So, the pastor/elder is to be a man of one woman.

Some say that women pastors and elders are not an essential issue, so we should not worry about it.  If that is the case, then why did God tell us women are not to teach or exercise authority over men (1 Tim. 2:12-13) in the church (1 Tim. 3:15)?  Why did he tell us that an elder is to be a “man of one woman” (Titus 1:5-6) if we are not to worry about it?
What about equality and verses with women in leadership?
Gal. 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”  This verse is not about women pastors and elders.  It is about salvation--in Christ, not church eldership, so it doesn’t apply.
Deborah (Judges 4, 5) was an Old Testament Judge--not a New Testament elder.  Prophesying women (Acts 21:8, 9) are not elders/pastors.  Priscilla (Rom. 16:3, 4), a fellow worker in Christ, is not said to be an elder/pastor.  Phoebe (Rom. 16:1) is a servant (diakonos) of the church--not an elder/pastor.  Note that Jesus came not to be served but to serve (diakonos) (Mark 10:45).  The government is called a minister (diakonos) of God (Rom. 13:4).  Junia (Rom. 16:7 (see www.carm.org/junia) may have been a female apostle (not one of the 12) though this is debated.  Still, even if she were, apostles are not for today; and an apostle is not a pastor/elder.  The Chosen Lady of 2 John 1 is an honored woman--not a pastor/elder.  Basically, the standard verses cited by people to support women being pastors and elders do no such thing.
What about a woman who is called by God to minister as pastors and elders?  Essentially, this is making doctrine based on a woman’s experience.  Just because a woman “says” she is called by God or feels she is doesn’t mean she is because it isn't biblical.  God’s word is the standard--not our feelings and experiences.
Why is this important?  This is important because compromise in one area often leads to compromise in other areas.  Even if the biblical position is not popular or politically correct, it is biblically correct.  As Christians, we must never let compromise seep into the Christian church and weaken it.  If Christians refuse to submit to the teaching of God’s word in this matter, can they be trusted to rightly deliver God’s word to us in other matters? " - https://carm.org/email-churches-women-pastors

Conclusion
DECLARE AND DECREE IS A FALSE MINISTRY. Please find a church that preaches the true gospel and sticks to the word of God in context. Here is the gospel - http://www.stand4thelord.com/p/the-gospel-only-good-news-and-only.html

Written by Cash Willis