Heretical Quotes from Word Faith Teachers
Kenneth Copeland Quotes
He is a spirit. And Jesus said the time will come and time now is that they that worship him worship him, in spirit and in truth. And he imparted in you when you were born again…Peter said it just as plain, he said we are partakers of the divine nature. That nature is life eternal in absolute perfection. And that was imparted, injected into your spirit man and you have that imparted into you by God just as same as you imparted into your child the nature of humanity. That child wasn’t born a whale…born a human. Isn’t that true? Well now you don’t have a human, do you? No, you are one. You don’t have a god in you, you are one (The Force of Love, tape #02-0028)
God’s reason for creating Adam was his desire to reproduce himself. I mean a reproduction of himself. And in the Garden of Eden he did that. He was not a little like God. He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate to God, even. Now this is hard on the human mind, but I’m telling you what the Bible said. The Bible said Let us make man in our image and give him dominion (Following the Faith of Abraham tape #01-3001)
*** You don’t think earth was first do ya? Huh? Well you don’t think that God made man in his image and then made earth in some other image? There’s not anything under this whole sun that’s new. Are you hearing what I’m saying? This is all a copy. It’s a copy of home. It’s a copy of the mother planet. Where God lives, he made a little one just like his and put us on it. And Adam is as much like God as you could get. Just the same as Jesus when he came into the Earth..he said if you’ve seen me you’ve seen the Father. He wasn’t a lot like God. He’s God manifested in the flesh. And I want you to know something: Adam in the Garden of Eden was God manifested in the flesh. He was God’s very image the very likeness. Everything he did. Everything he said. Every move he made was the very image of Almighty God (Following the Faith of Abraham tape #01-3001).
*** You see Adam was walking as a god. Adam walked into God’s class. Adam did things in the class of gods. Hallelujah. What he said went. What he did counted. And when he said and when he acted on the fact that bowed his knee to Satan and put Satan up above him, then there wasn’t anything God could do about it. Cause a god had placed him there. But in doing so, he bowed his knee to his enemy to God’s enemy and his, Satan, and the nature of Satan was lodged in his spirit forever. Unless God could do something about it, because man could not. Why couldn’t he? I thought you said he was a god? He was created in the God class, but when he committed high treason, he fell below the god class (Following the Faith of Abraham tape #01-3001).
*** Am I God? Man was created in the God Class. He was not created in the animal class. He was created in the God Class. He has a uniqueness about him that even angels do not have. And that is the God given right to choose his own words and speak them, thereby setting his own divine destiny. His own destination. Cause he can go to hell if he wants to. He can go to Heaven if he wants to. And Jesus said, by your words are you condemned, by your words are you justified. And you will stand in judgment for every empty word you speak out your mouth. Well, that=s a divine thing. Now, Peter said, ABy exceeding great and precious promises you become partakers of the divine nature. All right. Are we gods? We are a class of gods@ (APraise the Lord@, TBN, recorded 2/5/86).
*** He am healing. He am deliverance. He am financial prosperity, mental prosperity, physical prosperity, family prosperity. It’s terrible grammar, but you understand what I’m saying. I’m saying it to effect my mind. He am whatever He hath to be. Because he said he=d meet my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus and I’m walking around saying, Yes my needs are met according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Glory to God. I’m cousin and kin to the need maker. I’m cousin and kin to the need meeter. I’m cousin and kin to the I AM. Hallelujah. [applause] And 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 says I AM I just smile and say, I AM too [applause] (Believers Voice of Victory broadcast, TBN 7/9/87).
*** Now really disease has had its authority broken. It doesn’t have any more right to stand up in front of you in Jesus name than it had to stand in front of Jesus when he was standing there in the flesh. Cause you want me to tell you something, You are Jesus in the Flesh [series of Amens from the congregation] (Exposing the Word faith Movement LOGOS outreach,Redondo Beach, CA).
*** Jesus had to go through that same spiritual death in order to pay the price. It wasn’t the physical death on the cross that paid the price for sin. Because if it had of been any prophet of God that had died for the last couple of thousand of years before that could have paid that price. It wasn=t physical death. Anybody could do that(What Satan saw on the day of Pentecost tape #02-0022)
Paul Crouch Quotes
Do you know what else that has settled then tonight? This hue and cry and controversy that has been spawned by the devil to try and bring discension within the Body of Christ. That we are gods. I am a little god. I have his name. I’m one with him. I’m in covenant relationship. I am a little god. (Kenneth Copeland: You are anything that he is.) Yes. (Praise the Lord TBN, recorded 07/07/86). ***
I want to say to all you scribes, pharisees, heresy hunters, all of you that are going around picking little bits of doctrinal error out of everybody=s eyes and dividing the body of Christ and arguing over splinters and doctrinal hairs and dissipating and wasting all of our time when the world is all going to hell. I say Get out of God’s way! Quit blocking God’s bridges! Or God’s gonna shoot you if I don’t (raise-a-thon TBN, recorded 04/02/91). ***
I refuse to argue any longer with any of you out there. Don’t even call in if you want to argue doctrine. If you want to straighten somebody out over here. If you want to criticize Ken Copeland for his preaching on faith or Dad Hagen. Get out of my life. I don’t want to even talk to you or hear you. I don’t want to see your ugly face. Get out of my face in Jesus’ name (Praise-a-thon TBN, recorded 04/02/91).
Fred Price Quotes
The man said, And shall you’ll say unto this mountain be thou removed and be cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart. Not in his head. His mind, but in his spirit. Shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith. He won=t even have what he believes. What he says ought to be based on what he believes, but Jesus placed the emphasis on he will have what he says. But back up a step, provided he believes it in his heart. Back up a step, without doubt. Now those are the parameters that control this law. Jesus said, AHe shall have whatsoever he saith. I mean what does whatsoever mean? Whatsoever means: house, car, Rolls Royce, airplane, health, healing, financial prosperity, clothes, furniture, churches, bibles, television sets, television stations, television channels, television cameras. He said whatsoever he saith (Praise the Lord TBN, recorded 09/21/90).***
The whole point is I’m trying to get you to see to get you out of this malaise of thinking that Jesus and the disciples were poor and then relating that to you thinking that you as a child of God have to follow Jesus. The Bible says that he has left us an example that we should follow his steps. That=s the reason why I drive a Rolls Royce. I’m following Jesus= steps [Amen, All Right from congregation] (Ever Increasing Faith recorded 12/09/90, tape #CRA2).
*** Remember I told you that the men that followed Jesus were wealthy-were rich. Here’s the proof: And Jesus looked around about and saith unto his disciples, How hard it shall it that they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God. See that Brother Price. See I knew you were wrong. See you can’t be in the kingdom of God and have riches. Wait a minute. Keep on reading. AAnd the disciples were astonished at his words. I just want to wait and let that sink in. Just think about it. Just listen, listen, listen. And the disciples were astonished. Why would they be astonished about rich folk not being able to get into the kingdom? Because just like it is in our time, it was the same thing back there. People who had the riches were the ones that got any and everything they wanted. And these guys said, What do you mean? We can’t get into the kingdom? We can get anything we want with our wealth in the earth realm. Are you telling us we can’t get into the kingdom? That’s why they were astonished. It wouldn=t have astonished them if they weren’t rich (Ever Increasing Faith recorded 11/16/90). *** Yeah, God has pleasure in the prosperity. So he must have displeasure in the poverty. So if he does, then poverty couldn’t be from God. Yeah, but Brother Price, but God allows it. God lets it happen. You’re right, he does. He does, because you do. He can’t do anything about it (Ever Increasing Faith recorded 11/16/90). *** When I first get saved, they didn’t tell me I could do anything. What they told me to do is whenever I prayed I should say The will of the Lord be done. Now doesn’t that sound humble? It does. Sounds like humility. It’s really stupidity. I mean you know, really, we insult God. We really insult our heavenly father. We really insult him without even realizing it. If you have to say, If it be thy will or Thy will be done. If you have to say that, you are calling God a fool. Because he is the one that told us to ask and if he was going to do his will anyway, why would you need to ask him to do what he’s already going to do. And how could you, by asking, change what he’s already going to do? So if he’s going to do whatever he wants to do anyway. If he’s going to give you whatever he wants you to have anyway. Then what’s the point in asking? I’m going to get what God wants me to have anyway. So what’s the point? So then that makes prayer a farce. It leaves petition prayer a farce. It would make ask and you shall receive worthless. If God is going to give me what he wants me to have, then it doesn’t matter what I ask. I’m only going to get what God wants me to have. So that’s an insult to God=s intelligence (Ever Increasing Faith recorded 11/16/90).
Benny Hinn Quotes
When you say I am saved, what are you saying. You are saying I am a Christian. What does that word mean? Means that I am anointed. Do you know what anointed means? It means Christ. When you say I am a Christian, you are saying. I am a little messiah walking on the earth in other words. That’s a shocking revelation. We do not a part of him running around our stomach feeling goose bumps. His spirit and our spirit man are one. United. There is no separation, it is impossible. The new creation is created after God in righteousness and true holiness. The new man is after God, like God, God-like, complete in Christ Jesus, the new creation is just like God. May I say it like this, you are a little god on earth running around@ (Praise-a-thon TBN, recorded November, 1990). Kenneth Hagen has a teaching. A lot of you have problems with it, yet it is absolute truth. Kenneth Copeland has a teaching. Many Christians have put holes in it, but it’s divine truth. Hagen and Copeland say, you are god, ye are gods-I can’t be God! Hold it, let’s bring balance to this teaching. The balance is being taught by Hagen.It’s those that repeat it that mess it up. The balance is being taught by Copeland, who is my dear friend, but it’s those that repeat what he say that is messing it up. You see dear brother, when Jesus was on Earth, the Bible says that first he disrobed himself of the divine form. He, the limitless God became a man, that we men may become as he is (Our Position in Christ tape #A031190-1)