Kenneth and Gloria Copeland
Kenneth and Gloria Copeland
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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.
Hank Hanegraaff and Erwin M. de Castro, "What's Wrong with the Faith Movement? Part Two: The Teachings of Kenneth Copeland." Christian Research Journal, Spring 1993, page 16
Copeland's False Prophecy Includes a message by Walter Martin
Dear Saint, Don't Believe What They Say Sandy Simpson points out the ''Kenneth Copeland teaches people to put their faith in their words, in what their tongue proclaims.
The Errors of the Word-Faith Movement 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.
How to Receive the Holy Spirit - According to Gloria Copeland Let Us Reason Ministries points out the unbiblical nature of her doctrine.
Kenneth Copeland: 'God is both male and female' by Joseph Chambers
Kenneth Copeland's land of Biblical Revelations Thorough article by Let Us Reason Ministries
What's wrong with the Faith Movement? Part Two : The Teachings of Kenneth Copeland by by Hank Hanegraaff and Erwin M. de Castro. See also Part One: E. W. Kenyon and the Twelve Apostles of Another Gospel
Ye Are Gods? Orthodox and Heretical Views on the Deification of Man Good overview, that also addresses Copeland's teachings on the subject.
» Additional articles
The Word-Faith Controversy : Understanding the Health and Wealth Gospel 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
"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
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