Kenneth Copeland is a heretic, and many of his teachings are heretical.
More so than you are?
For whatever reason, God still sees fit to use him.
Evidently God has a different perspective on his flaws, sins, heresies than you do.
Not that God excuses any such per se . . . just that He ranks things differently in Kenneth’s life than you seem to.
And/or He has a different schedule for cleaning Kenneth up than you do.
I don’t know of an pastor who hasn’t taught a raft of junky stuff . . . particularly in their younger more arrogant years or older more arrogant years.
Arrogance is a super sin in maybe a majority of pulpits. And wherever arrogance is, there will be heresies and stupid assertions.
IN EVERY DENOMINATION.
Just because your Pastor’s junky assertions are more to your sensibilities and comfort zones doesn’t make them more right than Kenneth’s.
I was trying be diplomatic.
IMO, I’m with the Word of God on Copeland.
He’s a false teacher, a deceiver and a fraud.
Having spent years studying and teaching the Bible, theology, and apologetics both formally and informally and having worked in ministry specializing in countering heresies, I am siding in with Jmouse and fishtank on this one.
Copeland is a heretic.
Regarding speaking in tongues, I am rather ambivalent about it. The Bible is not clear what it is specifically (other languages or nonsense) and I have seen the ‘gift’ abused in many churches, misused as proof of salvation, and also ‘appear’ without interpretation (which is unbiblical).
It is not something I seek after and if God sees fit to give it to me than that is His doing, not mine. I do caution those I work with in getting directly involved in churches that emphasize tongues because of the misuse I have seen over the years.