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These prominent Word-Faith teachers head ''Kenneth Copeland Ministries.''

Copeland is responsible for spreading many of the Faith movement's unbiblical teachings. He distorts the biblical concepts of faith and covenant. He reduces God to the image of man while elevating man to the status of God. He lowers Jesus to being a product of positive confession who took on a satanic nature at the cross. And he promotes the occult practice of creative visualization.

Copeland's errors are largely due to his negative stance on reasoning, his poor handling of the Bible, his aversion toward theology, and his bias against tradition.
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Christian Copeland's False ProphecyOff-site Link Includes a message by Walter Martin
Christian Dear Saint, Don't Believe What They SayOff-site Link Sandy Simpson points out the ''Kenneth Copeland teaches people to put their faith in their words, in what their tongue proclaims.
Christian The Errors of the Word-Faith MovementOff-site Link by Tricia Tillin, of Cross+Word
This four-part study is designed to demonstrate, using verbatim transcripts of the tapes of Kenneth Copeland, some of the errors in the ''Positive Confession'' movement. You may find it hard to believe some of the things Copeland is reported as saying! But trust me, there has been NO tampering with the tapes. Not only did Copeland say these things in the 1980's when this study was first created (as a tape set called "Wells Without Water" on the Banner Ministries tape list) but he continues to reiterate them up to this very moment. So do many, many others in the Word of Faith leadership.

Christian How to Receive the Holy Spirit - According to Gloria CopelandOff-site Link Let Us Reason Ministries points out the unbiblical nature of her doctrine.
Christian Kenneth Copeland: 'God is both male and female'Off-site Link by Joseph Chambers
Christian Kenneth Copeland's land of Biblical RevelationsOff-site Link Thorough article by Let Us Reason Ministries
Christian What's wrong with the Faith Movement? Part Two : The Teachings of Kenneth CopelandOff-site Link by by Hank Hanegraaff and Erwin M. de Castro. See also Part One: E. W. Kenyon and the Twelve Apostles of Another GospelOff-site Link
Christian Ye Are Gods? Orthodox and Heretical Views on the Deification of ManOff-site Link Good overview, that also addresses Copeland's teachings on the subject.

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Christian The Word-Faith Controversy : Understanding the Health and Wealth GospelOff-site Link by Robert Bowman. A balanced overview and thorough critique of the movement. The publisher of Apologetics Index highly recommends this book.
Robert Bowman Jr. critically examines the movement's origins and teachings, distinguishing acceptable Pentecostal practices from distorted offshoots. He insists that the word-faith movement is 'neither soundly orthodox nor thorougly heretical' and encourages charismatic believers to pursue a rich, mature, and biblical sound Pentecostalism.'' Not only does The Word-Faith Controversy  examine the founders and the message of the movement, it goes beyond the health and wealth promise to uncover what have become the most controversial aspects - what the movement's teachings on faith, words, and confession imply about God, Jesus Christ, human beings, and the nature of the Christian faith.
Back Cover, The Word-Faith Controversy
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"God's reason for creating Adam was His desire to reproduce Himself...He was not a little like God. He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate to God even."
"Following the Faith of Abraham," tape 01-3001, n.d.

"You don't have a god in you, you are one."
"The Force of Love," tape 02-0028, 1987


» Kenneth Copeland and The BibleOff-site Link Copeland's teachings vs. the Bible.
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Kenneth and Gloria Copeland
First posted: Feb 12, 1997
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2001
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