The late Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries penned this piece in 2014. In it he deals with the word-faith “little gods” doctrine. (Follow the link to his piece and scroll down to the end and check out the video of wolves teaching “little gods” heresy.) Ken also reveals the names of several highly regarded evangelicals who have had no problem promoting word-faith prosperity preachers such as Jakes and Meyer.
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)