Heretic Kenneth Copeland

Heretic Kenneth Copeland

            Heretic Kenneth Copeland is greatly responsible for the encroachment of modern heresy into the Church of the past thirty years beginning in the “Charismatic Movement” of the 1970s.  The Church began to drift from the teaching of sound doctrine into the obsession for miracles and dynamic “praise and worship”.   As the movement grew, so also the spread of extra-biblical “revelation”.  “New revelation” was not always “contrary” to scripture, but simply NOT FOUND in scripture, thereby causing it to be difficult to rebut.  As the movement spread and began to drift in different directions, so also, more erroneous doctrine.  In the past twenty years, the trend has leaped forward into downright HERESY, even to the point of denying that the “Blood of Christ alone” is sufficient to save.  They have created for themselves, and those who follow them, a hodge podge mixture of truth and serious heresy.   When confronted by orthodox theologians, they simply retreat to the outer parameters of orthodoxy until the heat is off, then return to the most heretical doctrines of the Christian age.  Many walk a thin line between truth and heresy so as NOT TO DRAW FIRE from those who are authoritatively able to confront them.  It’s a cagy game they play.  Unfortunately, for modern day heretics, they have been recorded and in many cases have been filmed in their folly.  They have come to spread their heresies around the world, especially into Africa where there is a willing audience due to the common practice of Witchcraft in the African Church.  It’s an easy transition from Witchcraft into heretical Christianity—-especially into the “Prosperity Gospel”.  As a missionary to Africa, I can tell you that “orthodoxy” has been ravaged in Africa, from Nigeria to Kenya—from South Africa to the Mediterranean it is so.  We’ll take a look at some American heresies and the heretics that promote them. Heretic Kenneth Copeland is known to some as the Father of the Word/Faith Movement. Many of the Word/Faith line-up site Heretic Kenneth Copeland as their teacher and guide.

            Trinity Broadcasting Network is the largest religious  broadcasting system in the world.  It is also FERTILE GROUND for the growth of rank heresies.  You will, no doubt, recognize many of the TBN heretics named in this book.


  • Kenneth Copeland

“When Jesus cried, ‘It is finished!’ He was not speaking of the plan of redemption. There were still three days and nights to go through before He went to the throne…Jesus’ death on the cross was only the beginning of the complete work of redemption.” (Kenneth Copeland, Jesus—Our Lord of Glory, Believer’s Voice of Victory 10, 4 (April 1982):3.

  • Kenneth Copeland

“God’s reason for creating Adam was His desire to reproduce Himself…He was not a little like God. He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate to God even.” (Kenneth Copeland, Following the Faith of Abraham I (Fort Worth, TX: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1989), tape #01-3001, side 1.

Gen 2:16-17

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

  • the notion that Adam was not subordinate to God is just INSANE


“I was shocked when I found out who the biggest failure in the Bible actually is…The biggest one in the whole Bible is God…Now, the reason you don’t think of God as a failure is He never said He’s a failure. And you’re not a failure till you say you’re one.” (Kenneth Copeland, Praise-a-Thon program on TBN (April 1988). He also said, “Adam committed high treason; and at that point, all the dominion and authority God had given to him was handed over to Satan. Suddenly, God was on the outside looking in…After Adam’s fall, God found Himself in a peculiar position…God needed an avenue back into the earth…God laid out His proposition and Abram accepted it. It gave God access to the earth and gave man access to God..Technically, if God ever broke the Covenant, He would have to destroy Himself.” (Kenneth Copeland, Our Covenant with God (Fort Worth, TX: KCP Publications, 1987), 8-11 passim.

What Blasphemy!


“God’s on the outside looking in. He doesn’t have any legal entree into the earth. The thing don’t belong to Him. You see how sassy the Devil was in the presence of God in the book of Job? God said, Where have you been? Wasn’t any of God’s business. He [Satan] didn’t even have to answer if he didn’t want to ..God didn’t argue with him a bit! You see, this is the position that God’s been in…Might say, ‘Well, if God’s running things He’s doing a lousy job of it.” He hadn’t been running ‘em, except when He’s just got, you know, a little bit of a chance.” (Kenneth Copeland, Image of God in You III (Fort Worth, TX: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1989), audiotape #01-1403, side 1.

Ps 24:1-3

24:1 The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? KJV

  • Who dares to speak such blasphemy but those of the Word of Faith Movement?

Kenneth Copeland

“The Bible says that God gave this earth to the sons of men…and when [Adam] turned and gave that dominion to Satan, look where it left God. If left Him on the outside looking in…He had no legal right to do anything about it, did He?…He had injected Himself illegally into the earth-what Satan had intended for Him to do was to fall for it-pull off an illegal act and turn the light off in God, and subordinate God to himself…He intended to get God into such a trap t hat He couldn’t get out.” (Kenneth Copeland, What Happened from the Cross to the Throne (Fort Worth, TX: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1990), audiotape #02-0017. .

Kenneth Copeland:

“[Adam] was the copy, looked just like [God]. If you stood Adam upside God, they look just exactly alike. If you stood Jesus and Adam side-by-side, they would look and sound exactly alike.” (Kenneth Copeland, Authority of the Believer IV (Fort Worth, TX: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1987), audiotape #01-0304, side 1.


“Don’t be disturbed when people put you down and speak harshly and roughly of you. They spoke that way of Me, should they not speak that way of you? The more you get to be like Me, the more they’re going to think that way of you. They crucified Me for claiming that I was God. But I didn’t claim I was God; I just claimed I walked with Him and that He was in Me. Hallelujah.” (Kenneth Copeland, Take Time to Pray, Believer’s Voice of Victory 15, 2 (February 1987): 9.


“What [why] does God have to pay the price for this thing? He has to have a man that is like that first one. It’s got to be a man. He’s got to be all man. He cannot be a God and come storming in here with attributes and dignities that are not common to man. He can’t do that. It’s not legal.” (Kenneth Copeland, What Happened from the Cross to the Throne (Fort Worth, TX: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1990), audiotape #02-0017.

Col. 2:9

“In him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”


“Here’s where we’re gonna depart from ordinary church: Now, you see, God is injecting His Word into the earth to produce this Jesus-these faith-filled words that framed the image that’s in Him…He can’t just walk onto the earth and say, “Let it be!” because He doesn’t have the right. He had to sneak it in here around the god of this world that was blockin’ every way that he possibly could.” (Kenneth Copeland, The Image of God in You III (Fort Worth, TX: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1989), audiotape #01-1403, side , “God was making promises to Jesus, and Jesus wasn’t even there. But, you see, God deals with things that are not yet as though they already were. That’s the way He gets them to come to pass.” (Kenneth Copeland, What Happened from the Cross to the Throne (Fort Worth, TX: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1990), audiotape #02-0017.

  • It is not the “ordinary Church” that Copeland has departed from—–it is the very Word of God!

Ps 50:10-11

10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

Heretic Copeland

“The righteousness of God was made to be sin. He accepted the sin nature of Satan in His own spirit. And at the moment that He did so, He cried, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?” You don’t know what happened at the cross. Why do you think Moses, upon instruction of God, raised the serpent upon that pole instead of a lamb? That used to bug me. I said, “Why in the world would you want to put a snake up there-the sign of Satan? Why didn’t you put a lamb on that pole?” And the Lord said, “Because it was a sign of Satan that was hanging on the cross.” He said, “I accepted, in My own spirit, spiritual death; and the light was turned off.” (Kenneth Copeland, What Happened from the Cross to the Throne (Fort Worth, TX: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1990), audiotape #02-0017, side 2.

  • May I say—Jesus is the light of the world, and his light shines in darkness, and darkness cannot dispel it.  That LIGHT is ETERNAL and cannot be extinguished!

John 1

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

  • What BLASPHEMY these heretics speak. They will scream for mercy, but Hell’s ceiling is BRASS, and if you willfully follow them you will share their eternal captivity.

2 thoughts on “Heretic Kenneth Copeland

  1. Philip Smith

    I have relatives who are really into Kenneth Copeland’s teaching. But they don’t see any heresy. They do love God with all their heart and have told me they believe Jesus WAS diety before the cross–and the ‘Son of God’. Yet they don’t see any conflict with Copeland’s teaching and what the Bible says. I DO see the heresy in Copeland’s statements, but they don’t want to argue and debate with me about it. So what’s going on? Why are ‘Word of Faith’ paople so defensive of their “anointed” pastors? Is it all somehow justifiable and believable to them, even though it doesn’t quite measure up to what the Bible states? I don’t understand how they cannot see the heretical statements made as not being heretical!!! My relatives tell me that it’s all a misunderstanding, and what I see as heretical is really just comments taken out of context of what was REALLY spoken of. I thought, What-!!!??? Some of these statements are blatently blasphemous!!!
    I don’t get it!!!
    So, here’s the bottom line—I think—: Even though a Christian may like the teaching of Kenneth Copeland (who apearently doesn’t believe Jesus was diety before the cross—or maybe so, I don’t know) , but yet the Christian does believe Jesus was diety—and still likes the other teaching of these “false teachers”—it seems they will be okay for eternity (I hope). According to Matthew 7:21-23, your entrance into heaven depends on what you believe about Jesus Himself. You can like, and perhaps even agree with the teaching of a ‘false teacher’, but if you believe the “false doctrine” of “the human only Jesus”, you’re on your way downstairs, where the flame is not quenched, and the worm does not die-!!!

    1. CJ Post author

      The reason many followers of heretics will not abandon the heretic is because there is something in what the heretic teaches that is of value to the follower. Health, prosperity, and the “power of the spoken word” along with the incredible claims associated are more important than the basics of the faith. The basics are boring to many Christians. Danny McDowell administrator


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