Word of Faith teachers does not only promote the health and wealth «gospel of prosperity». They also claim that followers of Jesus are gods.
Many Word Of Faith teachers have sought to emphasize the full significance of the believer’s status as sons of God through the redemption by the blood of Jesus the Messiah.
The Word of Faith teachers are using phrases such as «little gods» to describe Christians. Kenneth Hagin wrote that God «made us in the same class of being that he is himself».
And that the believer is «called Christ» because «that’s who we are, we’re «Christ». According to Hagin, by being «born again», the believer becomes «as much an incarnation as Jesus of Nazareth».
Kenneth Copeland says Adam was «not a little like God … not almost like God» and has told believers that «You don’t have a God in you. You are one»
Based primarily on the book of Psalms 82:6, which says «I have said, Ye are gods and all of you, children of the Most High».
This was also corroborated by Jesus making reference to this scripture in John 10:34. A common theme in Word of Faith preaching is that God created man as «an exact duplication of God’s kind».
But quoting Psalm 82:6 without also quoting Psalm 82:7, is twisting and and making a mockery out of the scripture:
«But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler».
Man was surely created in the image of God, and lived in a perfect place in the Garden of Eden. But that was before the fall. We will also end up in our perfect Heavenly bodies, but not in this present age.
Suffer the Children, a documentary highlighting some of the teachings of the Word of Faith movement, has a video clip of Creflo Dollar teaching the «little gods» doctrine to his congregation based on the notion that “everything reproduces after its own kind.
Dollar: “If horses get together, they produce what?”
Dollar: “If dogs get together, they produce what?”
Dollar: “If cats get together, they produce what?”
Dollar: “So if the Godhead says ‘Let us make man in our image’, and everything produces after its own kind, then they produce what?”
Dollar: “Gods. Little “g” gods. You’re not human. Only human part of you is this flesh you’re wearing.”
The Bible says this is the teaching of the serpent of the Garden of Eden.
Genesis 3: 1-4:
«Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?»
«The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die».
«You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil».
Jesus him self exposes men like Kenneth Copland and Creflo Dollar as false teachers.
«Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people saw the miraculous signs he was doing and believed in his name. But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men. He did not need man’s testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man».
While Copeland and Dollar are false teachers, the true teacher and Apostle Paul explain to us his status even after being saved by Jesus from Nazareth:
Romans 7: 23:
«What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord».
God never sin. Our Father in Heaven never makes mistakes. Jesus never sinned. But man keeps on making mistakes, even after we are justified and sanctified by the blood of the lam.
Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
One of the purposes of God the Holy Spirit is to convince us about sin, and the fear of God will keep us from sinning. But if you think you can become a «little god» on Earth, you have no fear of God, and have become a fool and a hypocritical liar.
Supporters of men like Kenneth Copland and Creflo Dollar: Get out!
If not repented for, On the day of Judgment they and their followers will burn in the everlasting fire.
Written by Ivar