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To: fishtank
He’s a false teacher, a deceiver and a fraud.

Its interesting that Jesus received almost the same reception from the Jewish leaders, "theologians" and Experts in the Law and he was the Son of God!

But when the Pharisees heard about the miracle, they said, "No wonder he can cast out demons. He gets his power from Satan, the prince of demons." Matthew 12:24

Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” John 9:16

Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others replied, "No, he deceives the people." John 7:12

Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue ruler said to the people, "There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath." Luke 13:4

When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is... Luke 7:39

The Jewish leaders replied, "By our law he ought to die because he called himself the Son of God." John 19:7

And the same type of behavior targeted the early Church:

So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus. Acts 4:18 -- Good thing John & Peter listened to God and not the religious leaders.

I would suggest you leave the judgement to God. Or take the wise words of Gamaliel to heart:

Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men...Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God." - Acts 5:35, 38-39

And if that is not enough, consider Jesus' words to Paul when he asked him why he was persecuting HIM. Jesus takes attacks against the Body of Christ, HIS body personally.

I don't care if you like, follow or ever support Kenneth Copeland. But he is a man of God, a faithful teacher of the Word, and a child of God. And as a Christian, which I assume you are, he at least deserves the same love God has for you.

27 posted on 03/09/2012 5:07:38 PM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Kandy Atz; fishtank; Jmouse007

Did you skip over the part that we are to expose false teachers?

If his teaching does not align with the Word (and quite a bit of it has not over the years), then he must be exposed, corrected and counseled.

That isn’t judgement, that is protecting the flock from wolves in sheeps clothing.

The more I have seen of Copeland, the less biblical his teachings are.

31 posted on 03/09/2012 5:41:07 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Kandy Atz

Anointedly put.

PRAISE GOD for your Faithfulness to His Word; His priorities; His kids.

38 posted on 03/09/2012 6:56:01 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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