The Word Faith Movement Examined 21


“I don’t believe anyone has proven they are guilty of heresy.”

“They don’t even have the brainpower to prove it.”

Wow, really?

Look, it didn’t even take me anywhere nearly as long as my study of Catholicism! I had conclusively proven it quickly. I think by Word Faith 10 it was pretty clear they were teaching heresy – and I hadn’t even really begun teaching on Word Faith specifically yet – I’d for the most part been teaching about Pentecostalism!

Here’s what Paul Crouch and Kenneth Copeland say about people like me, who expose their teachings.

Paul Crouch will shoot heresy hunters (theology) if God doesn’t (Praise-a-thon (Paul Crouch, TBN), 4/2/91)

Heresy hunters (theology) are to go to Hell. (Paul Crouch, Praise-a-thon (TBN), 4/2/91)

Heretic hunters, these guys who spend their lives straightening us all out doctrinally, their gonna go straight to hell … (Kenneth Copeland) Some of the people that I know whohave criticized, some of them are dead right today in an early grave because of it and there’s more than one of ’em got cancer.” (Paul Crouch with Kenneth Copeland on TBN)

“Do you know what else that’s settled then tonight? This hue and cry and controversy that has been spawned by the devil to try to bring dissension within the body of Christ that we are gods. I am a little god. I have His name. I am one with Him. I’m in covenant relation. I am a little god. Critics be gone! (You are everything that He is.)” (Paul Crouch, “Praise the Lord” program, July 7, 1986).

“I think God’s given up on a lot of that old rotten Sanhedrin religious crowd, twice dead, pluckedup by the roots. I think they’re damned and on their way to hell and I don’t think there’s any redemptionfor them…the heresy hunters that want to find a little mote of illegal doctrine in some Christian’s eye and pluck that little mote out of their eye when they’ve got the whole forest in their own lives and in their own eyes. I say to hell with you! Oh hallelujah. Get out of God’s way, quit blocking God’s bridges or God’s gonna shoot you if I don’t! I refuse to argue any longer with any of you out there. Don’t even call me. If you want to argue doctrine, if you want to straighten out somebody over here, if you want to criticize Ken Copeland for his preaching on faith, or Dad Hagin. Get out of my life! I don’t even want to talk to you or hear you. I don’t want to see your ugly face! Get out of my face in Jesus’ name.” (Paul Crouch,”Praise-a-thon” broadcast on TBN, recorded 4/2/91)

“God, we proclaim death to anything or anyone that will lift a hand against this network and this ministry that belongs to You, God. It is Your work, it is Your idea, it is Your property, it is Your airwaves,it is Your world, and we proclaim death to anything that would stand in the way of God’s great voice of proclamation to the whole world. In the Name of Jesus, and all the people said Amen!” (Paul Crouch,TBN, 11/7/97)

(as quoted in Deception in the Church)

Well, I took up the challenge – and well, it wasn’t that hard. I’m going to leave this for now and turn my attention to some other areas. Again, like in Roman Catholicism, I’ve got much more to say on this issue, but many other issues to deal with. Look to the right if you want to read more – notice the category links. You can read everything I’ve written on various subjects – I’ve got almost 180 blog posts online now, plus my Tribulation website I’m working on (link coming soon).

Something gets posted every week – keep coming back and reading!

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Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???