Will faith-healers step out in faith and heal Corona virus victims? I doubt it.

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UnitedWithChrist

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Well, here you have it, folks.

Word of Faith preacher Kenneth Copeland claims that he has destroyed Covid19.

This is why I cannot take charismatic/Pentecostal/Word of Faith people seriously.

These groups co-mingle, so please don't take me to task for generalizing.

And, if you do take me to task, do you agree that Kenneth Copeland is a false teacher? Because, from my experience, most from this subculture will not condemn the teachings of people like him.

 

Demi777

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I think there was a african faith healer that decided to go to china and fight corona..didnt take long for him to end up on the ventilator
 

John146

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Well, here you have it, folks.

Word of Faith preacher Kenneth Copeland claims that he has destroyed Covid19.

This is why I cannot take charismatic/Pentecostal/Word of Faith people seriously.

These groups co-mingle, so please don't take me to task for generalizing.

And, if you do take me to task, do you agree that Kenneth Copeland is a false teacher? Because, from my experience, most from this subculture will not condemn the teachings of people like him.

You can see the evil in his eyes. He’s not of God.
 

notuptome

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I think there was a african faith healer that decided to go to china and fight corona..didnt take long for him to end up on the ventilator
Mt 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Some one should have told him ahead of time.

For the cause of Christ
Roger
 

UnitedWithChrist

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Here's a few more videos demonstrating some of the problems with the charismatic movement.

First one is Kenneth Copeland's alleged destruction of the Corona virus. Second one is a great show by John Sampson and Steven Bancarz concerning the many problems with the charismatic movement. John used to work for Copeland, and Steven was brought up as a Pentecostal. He got involved in New Age teaching as a young adult, but was then converted by God to Christianity. He has visited charismatic churches since becoming a believer, and recognizes some of the same evil spirits that are involved in charismatic teachings.

Particularly, he plays a few clips by Bob Jones, who is the father of the charismatic movement. Bob Jones was a major figure in the life of Kenneth Copeland, as well as other charismatics. Listen to his words yourself and determine if he is a sound believer. I think not.

With regards to charismatics, they have repeatedly shown bad judgement in terms of doctrine. Besides their own doctrinal issues, charismatics have called men like William Branham "God's general". William Branham was a oneness Pentecostal who claimed to be a prophet. Well, he missed the boat with that claim, because he was one of the endorsers of Jim Jones' ministry.

The fact that significant charismatics laud William Branham is telling, because, in essence, they are approving the teachings of a heretic who denies the Trinity, and who claimed all kinds of weird experiences.

Jim Jones is the cult leader who lead about 900 people to their deaths.

You guys might as well forget about convincing me that charismatics are worthy of serious consideration. I have seen way too much to fall for that. And, the video with John Sampson and Steven Bancarz will give you some of the reasons why the movement is discredited by all sound Christians.

Like Steven says, 50 percent of the church thinks that recent charismatic teaches are Satanic, 25 percent think it's of the flesh, and the other 25 percent believes it.

By the way, Steven believes that the miraculous sign gifts are still in existence today, but he does not support the charismatic movement as a whole.

One notable remark was that this skyscraper of charismatic teaching is built on a dime-size piece of real estate.

Notice that Bob Jones claims that unbelievers have the Kingdom of God within them at birth, and they just need to access it. He doesn't seem to realize that man is fallen, and needs to be born again. Such basic facts about Christianity are being denied by charismatics like him, and he is one of the main teachers of charismatics.

 

UnitedWithChrist

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This video basically summarizes my thoughts on a significant portion of charismatic organizations....it is demonic, and reflects the work of a counterfeit spirit.

2 Cor 11:3 3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough

2 Cor 11: 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

Those who are excessively interested in spiritual manifestations and doing things like leaving their bodies are most assuredly being seduced by these false teachers.

I also respect Costi Hinn, a nephew of Benny Hinn, who is also involved in exposing individuals like Kenneth Copeland and Bill Johnson.

By the way, Steven Bancarz is apparently associated with the charismatic movement in some way so he isn't totally dismissive of them (which is my tendency). He was a New Age teacher before being saved. John Sampson, the other person, was associated with Kenneth Copeland at one point.

Why am I dismissive of charismatics? Their understanding adds nothing to me. I enjoy studying the Bible and relishing in doctrines like union and identity in Christ, and seeing the shadows and types of the OT. I already know I'm joined with Christ, and I don't need to go looking for emotional experiences to validate my faith. I don't need the sense of power or emotional stimulus that apparently charismatic beliefs give some people.

 

UnitedWithChrist

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A good video on false prophets, in the context of Corona virus.

Justin Peters looks at their false claims.

 

kaylagrl

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Dear CC I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one here sick of people posting threads like UWC bashing certain denominations. I disagree strongly with Catholic beliefs, but I wouldn't start a thread to bash Catholics, or OSAS etc. Why is this being allowed? The OP tears into a certain denomination, makes blanket statements and is utterly rude to anyone that dares answer them. I don't agree with WOF either, but again, bashing peoples beliefs in this way is doing nothing but causing division and bitterness. So why is this allowed CC? What good is coming from this type of thread?!
 

Absolutely

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Dear CC I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one here sick of people posting threads like UWC bashing certain denominations. I disagree strongly with Catholic beliefs, but I wouldn't start a thread to bash Catholics, or OSAS etc. Why is this being allowed? The OP tears into a certain denomination, makes blanket statements and is utterly rude to anyone that dares answer them. I don't agree with WOF either, but again, bashing peoples beliefs in this way is doing nothing but causing division and bitterness. So why is this allowed CC? What good is coming from this type of thread?!
Yep
It is over the top to condemn entire segments of Jesuses body.
Calling them satanic.

But the forum does embolden him. So off he goes on his cowards cause.
Using this great forum to smear us with his doo doo covered hands
 

Absolutely

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A good video on false prophets, in the context of Corona virus.

Justin Peters looks at their false claims.

More cherry picked smears.

You got a ministry of feces.
First fecal assembly.
What a legacy.
One of hatred of your brother.

Every post a cesspool of floating turds.

You are the Lord of the flies.
Your goal is lifeless infection and a hope to destroy your brother in Christ.
 

notuptome

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I do not subscribe to the continuation of three specific gifts because scripture declares they will end.

I do not subscribe to the abrasive style of the poster who is the subject of these complaints.

The only way to refute the claims is to provide a coherent argument from scripture. Feelings are not going to stand scrutiny but scripture is the final authority.

God is still healing the infirmities of saints and sinners because He loves them. There are no faith healers who can heal on demand and a careful reading of the bible will illustrate the difference.

For the cause of Christ
Roger