Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God.” (Genesis 3:1-5)
This Type Of Lunacy In The Lord’s Name Is On Its Way Into The Heart Of The Visible Church
Apprising Ministries has long been sounding the warning about the growing acceptance of straight-up Word Faith prosperity preachers even within the very mainstream of rapidly apostatizing evangelicalism itself.
The evidence is clear, e, g. James MacDonald Was A Bit Late In Mainstreaming T.D. Jakes, T.D. Jakes Endorses WF Pastrix Paula White…Again and WF Preacher Brian Houston sats Christians Serve Same God as Muslims.
Concerning people who are influential within the Southern Baptist Convention there’s Beth Moore speaking at Brian Houston’s Hillsong Church as well as Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church Men’s Group studies Joyce Meyer.
Also as far back as 2012 we saw renowned evangelical apologist Ravi Zacharias calls Word Faith Preacher Joyce Meyer “Such a great Bible teacher” God is Using and Ravi Zacharias Praises Word Faith Preacher Joyce Meyer.
With this in mind, you need to know that one of the most blasphemous teachings in Word Faith theology is their repugnant Mormon-like mythology alleging we are all “little gods”; that by creation man shares God’s nature.
In his piece The Word of Faith Movement Dr. Gary Gilley informs us:
Faith teachers like to teach, based upon serious mishandling of passages such as John 10:31-39 and II Peter 1:4, that Christians are “little gods.” Copeland says, “Now Peter said by exceeding great and precious promises you become partakers of the divine nature. All right, are we gods? We are a class of gods!” (Christianity in Crisis, p. 116).
Benny Hinn declares that “God came from heaven, became a man, made man into little gods, went back to heaven as a man” (ibid. p. 382 n. 43). Earl Paulk wrote, “Until we comprehend that we are little gods and we begin to act like little gods, we cannot manifest the kingdom of God” (Satan Unmasked, p. 97). (source)
Christian apologist Clete Hux further explains:
Word-Faith teachers say that not only is God a big man, but man is a little god. Kenneth Hagin has asserted, “man…was created on terms of equality with God, and he could stand in God’s presence without any consciousness of inferiority…. He made us the same class of being that He is Himself…. He lived on terms equal with God…. The believer is called Christ, that’s who we are; we’re Christ” (Zoe: The God Kind of Life, pp. 35-36, 41)…
Morris Cerillo says “the whole purpose of God was to reproduce Himself. …you’re not looking at Morris Cerillo, you’re looking at God, you’re looking at Jesus” (The End Time Manifestation of the Sons of God, Audio Tape 1, Sides 1 &;2)…
“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” (Copeland, Following the Faith of Abraham, 1989, Tape #01-3001). He also proclaims, “You don’t have a God in you ‹ you are one!” (Copeland, The Force of Love, 1987, Tape #02-0028). (source)
In closing this, for now, you are about to hear for yourselves both T.D. Jakes and Joyce Meyer share this heinous teaching. The video clip below is an excerpt from Word of Faith Teachers: Origins & Errors of Their Teaching:
HT: Keith Thompson