WORD FAITH MOVEMENT TEACHERS: A SAMPLE OF ERRORS
“You don’t have a god in you, you are one.” Kenneth Copeland, The Force Of Love
“Pray to yourself, because I’m in your self and you’re in Myself. We are one Spirit, saith the Lord.” Kenneth Copeland, “Believer’s Voice of Victory
“I say this with all respect so that it don’t upset you too bad, but I say it anyway. When I read in the Bible where he [Jesus]
says, ‘I Am,’ I just smile and say, ‘Yes, I Am, too!'” Kenneth Copeland, Believer’s Voice of Victory.
“I was shocked when I found out who the biggest failure in the Bible actually is. … The biggest one is God. … I mean, He lost His top-ranking, most anointed angel; the first man He ever created; the first woman He ever created; the whole earth and all the Fullness therein; a third of the angels, at least—that’s a big loss, man … Now, the reason you don’t think of God as a failure is He never said He’s a failure. And you’re not a failure till you say you’re one.” Kenneth Copeland, (Praise-a-Thon program on TBN [April 1988] )
It wasn’t the physical death on the cross that paid the price for sin … anybody could do that.” (Kenneth Copeland, What Satan Saw on the Day of Pentecost)
“… [t]hat Word of the living God went down into that pit of destruction and charged the spirit of Jesus with resurrection power! Suddenly His twisted, death-wracked spirit began to fill out and come back to life. He began to look like something the devil had never seen before. He was literally being reborn before the devil’s very eyes. He began to flex His spiritual muscles … Jesus was born again—the first-born from the dead the Word calls Him—and He whipped the devil in his own backyard. He took everything he had away from him. He took his keys and his authority away from him.” (“The Price of it All,” Believer’s Voice of Victory, September 1991, p. 4)
John Avanzini is convinced that “Jesus had a nice big house. John Avanzini, “Believer’s Voice of Victory
“Jesus wore designer clothes”, and “Jesus was handling big money”. John Avanzini, “Believer’s Voice of Victory
Fred Price also claims that Jesus was rich and that He left us with an example to follow. That is why Fred drives a Rolls Royce; he is following Jesus’ example.
Mr. Price also communicates one of the more sickening beliefs of the Word-Faith teachers which shocks even those with a mild amount of common sense. He says, “How can you glorify God in your body, when it doesn’t function right?….What makes you think the
Holy Ghost wants to live inside of a body where He can’t see out through the windows, and He can’t hear out the ears?” Fred Price, Is God Glorified Through Sickness?
Kenneth Copeland will tell you that “God is the biggest failure in the Bible…the
reason you’ve never thought that is because He never said He was one”.Kenneth Copeland, “Praise-a-thon
Kenneth Copeland “copy of the mother planet” which God lives on, again imitating a Mormon doctrine. The Bible plainly
states that God is spirit (John 4:24), The Bible
never says a thing about this earth being a copy of any so-called mother planet.
Benny Hinn said Jesus would have sinned if it had not been for the Holy Ghost: “Now, Jesus endured the cross and looked towards the cross by the power of the Holy Ghost…He was kept sinless by the Spirit. Because the Bible says He offered Himself spotless through the Spirit. Watch this, it’s right here. “How much more shall the blood of Christ Who, through the eternal Spirit, offered Himself without spot.” So had the Holy Ghost not been there, then Jesus would have sinned.” Benny Hinn, Praise The Lord.
Benny Hinn quotes on Christians being little Gods/ gods: “When you say, ‘I am a Christian, you are saying, ‘I am mashiach’ in the Hebrew. I am a little messiah walking on earth, in other words That is a shocking revelation…. May I say it like this? You are a little god on earth running around.” Benny Hinn Praise-a-thon
Christians are “Little Messiah’s and “little gods” on the earth. Thus [Encouraging the audience]…say “I am a God-man….This spirit-man within me is a God-man…” say “I’m born of heaven-a God-man. I’m a God man. I am a sample of Jesus. I’m a super being. Say it! Say it! Who’s a super being? “I walk in the realm of the supernatural.” Say it!…You want to prosper? money will be falling on you from left, right and centre. God will begin to prosper you, for money always follows righteousness….Say after me, “everything I ever want is in me already.” Benny Hinn TBN
“If you say, I am, your saying you’re a part of him, right? Is he God? Are you his offspring? Are you his children? Then you’re not human!” Benny Hinn, Our position in Christ
Let’s say, I am a God man.’ This spirit man within me is a God-Man. I’m a God-Man.” Benny Hinn Praise the Lord, TBN,
When you were born again the Word was made flesh in you You are everything He was and everything He is and ever He shall be …. Don’t say,’ I have.’ Say, ‘ I am, I am, I am, I am, I am.” Benny Hinn, “Our Position in Christ.
These teachers because have supposedly received these teachings by direct revelation from God and according to them to oppose what they say is to oppose God. However, these false teachers have lifted themselves in pride above any critical analysis contrary to the scriptures which say we are to prove all things, test the spirits, judge according to the word of God, and so in accordance to scriptures God’s elect are to disregard anything not in accord with the bible.