1 Timothy 6:3-5 (NIV) 3 If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 he is conceited and understands nothing.
I said, “What?” He said, “A born-again man defeated Satan, the firstborn of many brethren defeated him.” He said, “You are the very image, the very copy of that one.” I said, “Goodness, gracious sakes alive!” And I began to see what had gone on in there, and I said, “Well now you don’t mean, you couldn’t dare mean, that I could have done the same thing?” He said, “Oh yeah, if you’d had the knowledge of the Word of God that He did, you could have done the same thing, ’cause you’re a reborn man too.” Kenneth Copeland, “What Happened from the Cross to the Throne,” audio Acts 4:12 (NIV) 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (and no, this text wasn’t written about Ken Copeland) In this category, students are expected to trust the unverifiable revelation knowledge of the teachers, even though this knowledge literally changes scripture, such as in Copeland’s case;
It is not a haphazard “I really think” but a wholehearted “I believe and will live or die by it.” The Object of Faith Lastly, in order to fully understand the error of WOF teachings regarding faith, one must understand that faith has an object, much like love or hate.
Not only is God creator, and man subservient, but man belongs to God: “we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” o God rules man Psalm 139:15-16 (NIV) 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
In conclusion, the concepts of God “losing” his creation to man (or to Satan, depending on which theory the WOF teachers are using at the moment) and being dependent upon man, are both utterly unsound theologically and rationally: Theologically, because scripture never teaches nor even hints at God having lost his foothold on earth nor in all of creation, and rationally because one who loses his control over his creation cannot be rightfully called God, as he will have been usurped by one more powerful than himself.
Wolves in Wool 6 – Word of Faith Atonement Flaws: Kenoticism from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo. Word of Faith Atonement Flaws: Kenoticism “Atonement” is the theological term for rendering one’s sins forgiven. Atonement is the process whereby sins actually become forgiven and one is made right with God. Most Word of Faith teachers have […]
Untitled from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo. (Notes below are scrollable) Word of Faith Atonement: Jesus in Hell Jesus takes the nature of Satan on the cross As noted in the last section, the WOF teaching concerning the nature of Jesus was not the traditional church’s position, namely that Christ was man and God, but rather […]
Jesus’ Salvation in Hell As noted in the last several sections, WOF teachers maintain that Jesus was not God while on the earth, that he took on the nature of Satan on the cross and that he went into Hell (the eternal lake of fire, not Sheol/Hades) upon his death to suffer the penalty of […]
Word of Faith Healing Promises Another entire category of defective doctrines stemming from the Word of Faith movement are those doctrines concerning the guarantee of physical health.
Continuing in their pursuit of “get what you want” theology, the next major assault of the Bible in the WOF teaching concerns their doctrine of wealth. This doctrine teaches that each believer in Christ should expect to be wealthy and have the absolute best of everything our culture offers. [flash http://www.returningking.com/video/wolf10.flv] (Notes below are scrollable) […]