Mega Preachers Exposed Part 6. Kenneth Copeland a closer look.

Kenneth Copeland. Mega Preachers Exposed Part 6


Mega Preacher Kenneth Copeland is billed by many as the Godfather of Prosperity Preachers, he´s been preaching for over 35 years. He runs his famous ministry called Kenneth Copeland Ministries with his wife Gloria Copeland who also preaches. You could say they are a husband and wife team that is similar to the Joel Osteen and Victoria Osteen team, but that´s where the similarity ends. They preach from their church at Eagle Mountain International Church in Forth Worth, Texas which is televised around the globe to a huge audience, just like the other Mega Preachers. This one is truly is a Mega Preacher amongst Mega Preachers. I´ve been looking forward to writing about this one!

In Word of Faith or more commonly known as Prosperity Preaching things like failure, adversity, sickness, suffering and hardship are always attacks from Satan and are never God's will. In reality though God will bring adversity your way either as a test of faith or as a character building or even a faith building excercise.

So what is Kenneth Copeland all about?
Here´s the mission statement of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries taken from the About Page from their website at kcm.org

At Kenneth Copeland Ministries, we take God’s Word as final authority. That’s why for more than 35 years, ever since the Lord told Kenneth Copeland to preach the uncompromised Word of God on every available voice, proclaiming the truth of God’s Word and His unconditional love has been the focus and mission of Kenneth Copeland Ministries.

His slogan or headline used on his magazines and his sermons is "Believers Voice of Victory" which sounds on first impressions Christian, positive and uplifting and inspiring. Delving deeper and finding out what the KCM believes in, here´s one taken from a long list from the website link here http://www.kcm.org.uk/what-we-believe/

We believe in water baptism, in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as distinct from the New Birth, in speaking with tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4), in the gifts of the Spirit, and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. We believe that all of these are available to believers.

Most of the rest are standard, that raise no cause for concern.

Delving deeper into the Church that live broadcasts Kenneth Copeland and Gloria Copeland Sermons we find this church features other preachers of the Mega Variety. Church website at emic.org

Delving even deeper on a Google search we find that on a recent Top list of the Top 15 Preachers by net Worth.....Kenneth Copleland as at May 2016 is right there at the top. The amount of money is staggering.

Here´s the full list. Information via ET Inside

1. Kenneth Copeland
Net Worth $760 Million

2. Pat Robertson
Net Worth $100 Million

3. Benny Hinn
Net Worth $42 Million

4. Joel Osteen
Net Worth $40 Million

5. Creflo Dollar
Net Worth $27 Million

6. Billy Graham
Net Worth $25 Million

7. Rick Warren
Net Worth $25 Million

8. Bishop T. D Jakes
Net Worth $18 Million

9. Juanita Bynum
Net Worth $10 Million

10. Joyce Meyer
Net Worth $8 Million

11. Rev John Hagee
Net Worth $5 Million

12. Paula White
Net Worth $5 Million

13. Bishop Eddie Long
Net Worth $5 Million

14. Bishop Noel Jones
Net Worth $5 Million

15. Minister Louis Farrakhan
Net Worth $3 Million

Forgetting the millions what is the Copeland style and delivery when he preaches his sermons.

The Kenneth Copeland Style of Delivery

He is your typical Charismatic, charming but in places extremely aggressive in what he would call Positive and Victorious Christian sermons. As is common with all these Mega Preachers there is plenty of humour laced in with the preaching and he knows what his audience/congregation want to hear and he keeps them entertained and you see them lapping it up and saying "Yesssss Sirrrr". His approach is just like Joyce Meyer very similar to a stand up comedian in his delivery but his messages have an underlying seriousness about them, but then again there is nothing quite like Kenneth Copeland. His famous tag line is "Money.......cometh to me....................NOW" which probably gets us closer to what he is really all about but he says he is a Preacher, let´s forget the millions, forget the MONEY tagline ..................let´s see what he preaches.

Sermon 1 2015 New Year's Eve Service With Kenneth Copeland: "Bringing in 2016"



This video is over 2 hours long. A quick analysis and first impressions are as follows based on 10 minutes and no more.
1. The Devil is mentioned many times at the beginning. I struggle to hear that name mentioned in my local Church more than a couple of times per visit
2. There seems to be a complete absence of any religious symbolism from what I can see. No crosses, no Jesus picture or painting. Zero!
3. He has a hypnotic effect over his audience who hang on his every word when basically in ten minutes he hasn´t said much at all.
4. His trade mark finger pointing into the audience accompanied by that demonic grimace appears frequently, it´s his trademark but personally I find it makes me uncomfortable and the thoughts of "evacuate" are starting to enter my mind
5. They use a World Map, just like the Osteen´s use a globe as their backdrop. A coincidence or something more of the NWO or Illuminati Variety

I finished at "I want to manifest myself unto you in the land of the living" which was just before the 10.00 mark

Sermon 2 Kenneth Copeland boasts he is a billionaire KCM Ministers Conference Jan 23 2008



Comments: This video really doesn´t need any explanation but the words "Self Exaltation" spring to mind. Not a Christian characteristic by any stretch of the imagination.

Sermon 3 Kenneth Copeland Admits Jesus Is The Deceiver



Comments. Forget what is said in this video and the title of it which is bad enough. Just stop the video at 1.41 exactly .........blow it up to full screen. What do you see. Do you see a man of God ...............or do you see something else? I see anger and hatred and the demonic, again these are not qualities of a Christian!

Some more famous words from Kenneth Copeland over the years (via http://www.forgottenword.org/copeland.html)

1. "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...I mean, He lost His top-ranking, most anointed angel; the first man He ever created; the first woman He ever created; the whole earth and all the fullness therein; a third of the angels, at least - that's a big loss, man....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." (Ken Copeland, Audio-Clip "Christianity in Crisis," Hank Hanegraaff)

Comment: Total Blasphemy

2. "If you stood Adam upside God, they look just exactly alike....If you stood Jesus and Adam side-by-side, they would look and act and sound exactly alike....The image is that they look just alike, but the likeness is that they act alike and they are alike....All of God's attributes, all of God's authority, all of God's faith, all of God's ability was invested in that man."(Kenneth Copeland, Authority of the Believer IV (Fort Worth: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1987, audiotape #01-0304), side 1

Comment: Pure Blasphemy

3. "You can have what you say! In fact, what you are saying is exactly what you are getting now. If you are living in poverty and lack and want, change what you are saying. It will change what you have...Discipline your vocabulary. Discipline everything you do, everything you say, and everything you think to agree with what God does, what God says, and what God thinks. God will be obligated to meet your needs because of His Word....If you stand firmly on this, your needs will be met." (D. R. McConnell, A Different Gospel, page 172. Ken Copeland, "The Laws of Prosperity," page 98, 101)

Comment: Bringing things into existence ie manifestation by your own words is the Occult. God is not obligated to meet our needs.

4. "It takes money to preach the gospel. Jesus Himself knew that, and contrary to what some people think, His ministry was not a poor one. He had so much money coming in and going out through His ministry that He had to appoint a treasurer. His name was Judas." (Kenneth Copeland, "From Faith to Faith A Daily Guide to Victory," December 5)

Comment: More Blasphemy. Jesus was homeless, poor and had to borrow a donkey to ride into Jerusalem as "King of the Jews" and managed to preach the Gospel, so did his disciples. He could have clicked his fingers and had whatever he wanted, but he used what little he had to bless and help others. It takes a lot of money to buy a private jet!

5. "God's prosperity isn't just financial blessings. It also includes healing, protection, favor, wisdom, success, well-being and every good thing you could possibly need—all the good things Jesus paid for you to have." from KCM website

Comment: The blessings that God gives are Peace, Humbleness, Wisdom, Caring, Love, Joy, these sorts of things. Blessings from God do not take material form and there is no guarantee that as a Christian you will not suffer or be persecuted as you will if you are walking as Jesus walked. Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sins. Jesus didn´t die on the cross so you could have a private jet!

6. "[God's Word is] so powerful it can cure every sickness and disease known to man. It has no dangerous side effects. It is safe even in massive doses.
And when taken daily according to directions, it can prevent illness altogether and keep you in vibrant health."
from KCM website

Comment. Quite a few of the disciples got sick repeatedly including Paul and Timothy. Another false claim and raising the hopes of people, when this super healing doesn´t materialise.....what happens to your faith?.

Finally a video that features a number of short clips from Sermons with some commentary



We could dwell on the sermons and words of Kenneth Copeland all day, but most people surely must get the general picture from the above. He is highly entertaining but that doesn´t change the fact he is a False Preacher and Teacher and raises False Hopes in his congregation. We could stop here but let´s continue the journey.

Kenneth Copeland under the spotlight from the media

Moving away from Sermons and Preaching which proves conclusively this man is in no remote way a man of God, let´s take a look at Kenneth Copeland and his life, his fruits, his dreams and more to see where his heart is and more importantly his treasures? As the Bible says, are they here on earth or are they stored in heaven? Is he healing or does he even have the power of healing? What happens to the donations, are the poor and desperate being exploited?. Does he have a conscience? What about previous employees who have worked at the KCM, what do they have to say? Do prayer requests sent by mail ever get seen by The Copeland´s? A 100% guaranteed way to judge a True Christian especially a Preacher of this renown.

Video 1 Kenneth Copeland's True Spirit comes out at REPORTER...False teachings



Video 2 Kenneth Copeland - FORMER Ministry Workers Speak OUT - EXPOSING CHARLATANS



Video 3 CBS with Katie Couric 1.29.2008 on Kenneth Copeland





Summary

I have to admit I´ve been holding back on Kenneth Copeland in the Mega Preachers Exposed series as he is so obvious, nobody in their right mind can honestly say this Mega Preacher, in any sense of the word, remotely resembles a Christian. One of the easiest Preachers to expose so far. Speaking normally he looks well normal, but once he starts pointing that finger and goes into one of his sermon rants, to me anyway he looks like Satan himself and the words coming out of his mouth are just as deceptive and demonic, but here´s the thing, people love it and they come back every week for more.

If that is not warning enough his whole ministry is set up for personal gain for himself and his wife Gloria and with their mantra of seed sowing being sow a seed of money and it will come back to you a hundred fold, people flock in their millions to get a piece of the Copeland action. As always the Tithe lie is being pushed by Copeland with a twist that is normally used by other Prosperity Preachers and that is if you don´t Tithe, bad things will happen to you and people fall for this garbage every time and pay their 10%  Kenneth Copeland on Tithing.

The Kenneth Copeland trademark in his preaching, is that everything bad that happens to you is to do with the Devil. The thing is sometimes bad things can come from God especially if you have sinned and not repented or sometimes as a test of your faith. The Copeland tactic is a major play on peoples faith, when everything is going well God is in my life, when you hit hard times the Devil is in your life and wonder why God is not helping to sort things out. This can be a major faith crusher. If you are in any faith but especially the Christian one, the true test of faith is not when it survives the good times, but how well it endures the bad times. As mentioned many times read the Book of Job for an illustration of that fact. Kenneth Copelands other trademark is blatant blasphemy saying that God is a failure, Jesus is the same as Adam?, and Jesus is a deceiver along with many other lines that most other preachers wouldn´t get away with. This creates even more confusion and deception but he delivers these blasphemous lines so aggressively  and confidently, you end up thinking it must be true to the extent that maybe The Bible is wrong?

You´ve also got to ask yourself, if you are a member of the Kenneth Copeland Congregation and maybe for some time, is it really necessary to have a private jet let alone a fleet of them and more to the point do you really need your own AIRPORT? If you have been going to these sermons for some time, donating money and seeing no real changes or benefits in your life and other friends that attend report the same, and then hear this church has plans for a second airport for the Kenneth Copeland Ministry or maybe a Private Jumbo like Air Force One........surely it must dawn on you that something is not quite right here? This man is motivated by money and his treasure is right here on this earth in a big way right under your nose.

Kenneth Copeland it has to be said certainly is a "character" for sure, but his job is to confuse, deceive, take your money and keep you coming back for more, and more importantly keep you away from the truth. Your faith will eventually become dependent on him and not on God and will suffer adversely as a result. By any yardstick including his preaching, his lifestyle, his fruits, his actions and even his appearance in finger pointing mode nobody can honestly say this isa man of God. This man is living proof that we are in The End Times. On a final note, and to state the blatantly obvious ......... Kenneth Copeland is definitely without a shadow of a doubt... a False Preacher!

Vid: A video featuring the owner of this website sheds some light titled 15 Signs of a False Preacher

Bible Quotes:

Bible quotes relating more to the Christian Faith than False Preachers but verses that easily reveal a False Preacher even when on first appearances everything seems fine  on the surface.

Matt. 6:19
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

Matt. 6:21
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Proverbs 10:9
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Psalms 52:2
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Galatains 5:16-17
16 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

2 Cor. 6:10
10. As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Eph. 5:5
5. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

2 Cor. 12:7
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Psalm 73:6-12
6. Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
7. Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
8. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
9. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
10. Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
11. And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
12. Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
Matt. 5:3-12
3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Luke 6:20-23
20. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
21. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
22. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

John 15:18-20
18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

1 Cor. 4:12
12. And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

Blessings and Suffering

1 Cor. 12:25-26
25. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

2 Cor. 1:5-7
5. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
6. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
7. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

1 Thess. 3:4
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

Heb. 13:3 3. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
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