The daughter of Rodney Howard-Browne died. “Catch the fire” preacher vowed revenge.
On Christmas eve in 2002, the 18-year-old daughter of Rodney Howard-Browne died of a lung decease.
The sad death of Kelly Howard-Browne was covered by an article in the March 05, 2003 edition of Charisma Magazine, the major magazine of the Charismatic movement in the US.
Rodney Howard-Browne believed His daughter had a demonic sickness, still she went home to Heaven without being healed. After Kelly had departed, Howard-Browne also tried to raise her “from the dead”. He did not manage.
The Word of Faith preacher gave an interesting statement, recorded in Charisma:
“My daughter dying is the worst career move the devil could have made. We’re going after 100 million souls, and he will pay.”
Source: Charisma Magazine
You can read more details around the death of Kelly, on this site.
My motive is not to dig into the family tragedies of Rodney Howard-Browne. I have deep respect for all who mourn over their loved once, those who prayed for healing of their children, and desired to see them get a long life on Earth.
But I will question the logic of Howard-Browne, and the theology he represent.
If Kelly is home in Heaven, how come this is presented by Howard-Browne as a victory for the devill?
What is it Howard-Browne feels the devil have to pay for?
Is Satan more powerful than Jesus?
What kind of spirit makes Howard-Browne give an public oat to take revenge?
If we turn this statement around, it looks like Howard-Browne did not want the soul of His daughter to return to Heaven. It looks like this Word of Faith preacher have made“god” of this present word, His master. A long life in the flesh, is his version of “Christianity”.
Many Charismatic preachers teach that only cursed people leave this planet because of sicknesses at an early age. They link sicknesses directly to demonic influence and control.
If Kelly was cursed, so is her father.
I looks like Howard-Browne’s “Lord Jesus”, lost his daughters soul, and that the devil scored a victory.
To base faith on such theology, is a spiritual disaster. Both for Howard-Browne and all who have accepted the anointing that rest up on him. It looks like Howard-Browne tried to drive demons out of his own saved daughter, but failed.
Another aspect of the recorded statement of Howard-Browne, is that He did not have enough faith to get his own daughter healed. Nor did his daughter have enough faith to get healed.
We might not get a better proof that the Word of faith movement is representing a false Christianity. They are the promoters of a parallel kingdom, that leads people into deception. Paul the Jewish apostle warns us about men who will come and promote copy-cats.
2 Corinthians 11:4
For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
Run away from such people. Do never let them touch you, nor pray for you to accept the spirit they walk in.
Written by Ivar