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False Preacher: Kenneth E. Hagin by ArtNGame215 False Preacher: Kenneth E. Hagin by ArtNGame215
Here we go, the first entry of my False Preachers/Prophets etc. project. And to start it off, I'll use Kenneth E. Hagin, a.k.a "Dad" Hagin, the "father" of the Word Of Faith movement that has caused corruption with Christian teachngs.

While Hagin is called the father of the Faith movement, he really was influenced by Essek William Kenyon, who was inspired by New Thought and who had his own corrupt beliefs that were unbilbical such as believing all Christians were an incarnation as much as Jesus and that Jesus' physical death didn't count towards our sins. Though Hagin denies it.

Kenneth Hagin has been a big influence on most prosperity preachers today. Almost all the false teachings you see today were popularized by him.

I know he's highly respected. But many of his teachings and things he has said and wrote are very questionable. For instance in his book "I Believe In Visions" Hagin is speaking with Jesus about demons when a demon monkey appears between them, annoying Hagin by yelling "Yackety, yack, yack, yack" Hagin tries to tell the demon to shut up in the name of Jesus. Jesus then replies:

"If you haven't done something about that, I couldn't have."

Very strange since Jesus should be able to stop anything and not be defenseless... Hagin is suprised and suggests that Jesus was mistaken. Hagin couldn't believe Jesus would say that and thought he meant "I wouldn't have." Jesus tells Hagin "Sometimes your thelogy needs upending" And theres a few other "visions" Hagin had involving demon monkeys...

Hagin had other meetings with Jesus as well, some of which don't seem to match up to what Jesus would really say and do. Such as meeting with Jesus according to his book "I Believe In Visions" and seeing the holes in the palms of his hands, even though science and archelogy proves that people who are crucified are nailed through the wrists so the arms stay in place, else the body weight would make the hands rip off the nails and right off the cross. And that the Greek word for hands included the wrists.

Hagin teaches us to have faith in our faith instead of in God. In another meeting with Jesus from the booklet "How To Write Your Own Ticket with God",while Hagin was in the "spirit" Jesus tells Hagin to get a pencil and paper and write down the 4 steps in His faith formula and that anyone who follows them will recieve what ever he wants from Him:

1. Say It. 2. Do It. 3. Recieve it. 4. Tell It. In other words, the Name It and Claim It teaching. Where we put our faith into the power of our words instead of in God. Even the title of the book "How To Write Your Own Ticket With God" implies that we can get to Heaven our own way instead of God's way.

Let me show you some of the very unbiblical things Hagin said and taught.

"Why did he need to be begotten? Or born? Because he became like we were. Seperated from God. He [Jesus] tasted spiritual death for every man. And His spirit and inner men went to hell in my place. Can't you see that? Physical death wouldn't remove your sins. He's tasted death for every man. He's talking about tasting spiritual death. Jesus was the first person to be born again. Why did his spirit need to be born again? Because it was estranged from God" (Ken Hagin, "How Jesus Obtained His Name.") Hear it for youself here
[link] from 6:01-6:55

Pretty crazy huh? How could Jesus die spirtually, if his spirit went directly to his Father in heaven right after his physical death? (Luke 23:46, John 19:30) And being born again would imply that Jesus had sinned somehow and that he couldn't be by God's side.

"I say this with reluctance but this actually happened in one place where I preached. Two weeks from the day that I closed the meeting, the pastor fell dead in the pulpit. When I left that church crying. I told the pastor in the next church where I went to hold a meeting, 'that man fell dead in the pulpit.' And just a very short time after that he did. Why? Because he didn't accept the message that God gave me to give him from the Holy Spirit."
(Ken Hagin, "I Believe," page 115)

So if no pastor accept's Hagin's teachings, God kills them? Hagin appears to be threatening everyone with that statement.

"Man was created on terms of equality with God, and he could stand in God's presence without any consciousness of inferiority....God has made us as much like Himself as possible...He made us the same class of being that He is Himself...Man lived in the realm of God. He lived on terms equal with God... The believer is called Christ...that's who we are; we're Christ!" Zoe: The God-Kind of Life page 35.

So Hagin believes we are equal to God? That we are like God? How did he get away with writing that blasphemy?

"The believer is as much an incarnation as was Jesus of Nazareth."(Kenneth E. Hagin, "The Incarnation," The Word of Faith page 13, December 12, 1980

Once again, Hagin is saying we are equal to God! God clearly tells Isaiah in Isaiah 43:10-13 that He has no equal and that there was no other god before or after him. We are human beings, not gods!

Hagin is perfectly fine with Holy Laughter, which has cultic origins, yet he claims the people in Pentacost in the book of Acts acted this way, since they appeared to be drunk to onlookers, even though the only thing the believers did that appeared strange was speaking in tongues. Check out this video:
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To me, the Holy Spirit is not going to make you act in a way that has no real purpose to helping other's know God or even bring glory to Him. I can understand worshipping, dancing and speaking in tongues done by the Holy Spirit since these are all shown in the Bible. But constant laughing? I don't think so. The laughing even sounds evil and demonic. Galatians 5:22-23 mention the fruits of the spirt and verse 23 clearly says "self control" which I don't really see in Holy Laughter.

Finally, Hagin also taught that any symptoms of sickness comes from the devil and has brought that teaching to other famous preachers:

"Real faith in God-heart faith-believes the Word of God regardless of what the physical evidences may be... A person seeking healing should look to God's Word, not to his symptoms. He should say, 'I know that I am healed because the Word says that by His stripes I am healed'." (from the book Right And Wrong Thinking)

This teaching Hagin and other Faith preachers have taught is very dangerous. According to them we are never supposed to get sick, even though several people in the Bible already did even when they had a relationship to God. Despite the fact that Hagin bragged he never got a headache, flu or even "one sick day" in 60 years, he still suffered 4 cardiovascular crises and one heart stopage.

Theres more to Hagin's teachings and ideas than this. Such as prosperity, but he doesn't go to extremes like his followers have done. But I think what I have shown has said enough. Hope you enjoyed reading and feel free to ask questions and hope you look forward to next weeks false preacher.
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CosmicGrounds Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Writer
What's with the evil primate on the lower left side of the picture?
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The demon monkey that was in one of Hagin's "visions." :D
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CosmicGrounds Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm kind of reminded of the "evil monkey" from Family Guy.
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yeah. We're totally gods. Uh-huh. Right. One look at the world TOTALLY proves that. *obvious sarcasm* No one that looked at the world, or even the Christian world alone, would remotely believe that for a moment.
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just wait until you see what other preachers have said on that. :D
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panzerjon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a really interesting insight :)
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DrForrester87 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
It's generally believed he (Jesus) went to Hell at some point during the three days of his physical death to as Peter states: "Preach to the spirits in prison" IE confirm their judgement, I don't believe that God would be going there because of any sort of "spiritual death." As for sardonic or "holy laughter" and equating it with what happened to the men in upper story...it clearly says as you pointed out that the people thought they were drunk not because they were laughing like hyena's but because they were locals speaking the languages of every region the Jews who came to Jerusalem to observe the Passover came from.
So called "holy laughter" has no spiritual application. All the gifts of the spirit are tools to be used both in the daily personal life of believer and out in the harvest fields. The laughing...it's not right. I only need read about it and all sorts of warning bells go off. It kind of makes me feel sick to my stomach, too. As for us being incarnations like Jesus. No, we're suppose to be like him in our thinking and behavior, true, and through us God can and does perform mighty works, supernatural works, but...sigh....The idea of man being an incarnation of God or being equal to or being God...that's Humanism not the truth of the Word. But, what does scripture tell us? There are going to be false teachers, profits, counterfeit messiahs, and an abandonment from the Word for doctrines that "tickle the ears" at the end. All of this has, is, and is still going to happen with even greater intensity as time goes on until of course, the ultimate manifestation of these things appears. I found this informative, yes, did I "enjoy" reading it? Yes and no. I enjoyed that you pointed these things out, but I never enjoy the topic of false doctrine.
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DrForrester87 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
*Prophets not profits* Although...most of them are in it for profit.
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rababco Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Demon monkey!? I don't remember THAT being in the Bible! Sounds like a Family Guy eposide or somethin.
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL Well I am sure demons can come in all shapes or sizes or appear to be something similar to what already exists. Kenneth Hagin claimed that the demons he saw in his visions looked almost like monkeys or elves.
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Atsadifish Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude, you are very brave to post statements like this, and I thank you for filling those of us in who have never heard any of these things. Thank you for referencing your information well, and presenting it with no bias and with solid Biblical arguments. I'm going to share this series with my friends and colleagues as you upload.

I'm waiting with an odd sort of anticipation to see what you dig up on Rick Warren. All I know is that there are a lot of people speaking out against him, but nobody's given a solid reason for why. If he's not next, I suspect he'll be on your list somewhere!

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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. We as Christians have to be like the Bereans in discerning pastors teachings and see if they stand up to what the Bible teaches. Though if anyone does protest my work, I'll be ready to show them the truth. I know it can be hard to believe a pastor you love teaches falsely, even when they do some good and have some good teachings.

Rick Warren may be on there, though I have to do more research on him. I do have his book The Purpose Driven Life, so that way I can directly quote from the source myself if I have to.
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Atsadifish Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Particularly since the New Testament writers repeated over and over again for us to beware of false teachers and prophets. Why bother if they would be easy to spot? The reason we have to be on our guard is because they will be well-disguised! And besides that, it would be foolish to put faith in any pastor, since all men are fallible. We must be open to the failings of these famous preachers, because they will never be perfect.
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I did more research on Rick Warren and he's just about a false preacher. Who's also a member of the Council of Foregin Relations, which will help eventually bring the One World Government the Bible warned us about, though suppostly most members don't know that. But a christian i think shouldn't be that deep into a corrupt government anyways. And the pastor of my church appears to be good friends with Rick Warren and that worries me.
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Atsadifish Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, that's all a bit terrifying. I must say, I've been to Saddleback Church and it really freaked me out -- it didn't feel like a church, more like a farm. A battery, or something. You know those departure boards they have in airports? They have those for service times. While I understand that it's a big church and that needs to be catered to, there was something deeply unnerving about the whole thing.

Indeed, I know people who've left churches because the pastors have become associated with Rick Warren :hmm: We can only pray your pastor will not be misled, and in turn mislead his congregation.
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florendo09 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
ok who else? who are the other false preachers? but more importantly who's the worst
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I rather keep them a secret for now. :) Though next week's pastor could possibly be the worst of them all since He's done so much damage and believes things that are so crazy, you might be laughing. :D
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florendo09 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
let me guess Harold Camping?
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope. Just wait and see. :D
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florendo09 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
ok i read on wiki that this guy claims to died 3 times what do you think?
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah I read that too. Though those also look fake. Which is ironic since according to him and other Faith teachers, we're not supposed to get sick as Christians.
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florendo09 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
give me a reply if you done the worst false preacher of all
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My newest "false preacher" is up now. Maybe you'll be surprised...
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cursedroses Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Please note that speaking in tongues = different languages and not random jibberish
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SUGARandSPICER Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Parsat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Writer
I like this series...maybe you should make this a prose work instead of putting everything in the comment. It might give you more flexibility!
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh okay, thanks for the suggestion.
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DarthSithari Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
A pity that so many people chose to waste their lives spreading lies and heresy.
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah. Thats what the "Faith" teachers do. And next weeks revealed preacher is even worse than Kenneth Hagin...
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ZIM402 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Let me just say thank you again for posting this
I feel so good
having read this
like
my soul got some spiritual food : )
*did that make sense?

*MORE HUGS!!!!!!!!!
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah it made sense. :)
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CartoonFan25 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Iam Greek so I agree totally with you!:)
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ZIM402 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
You are brave to post this and to leave comments up.
Thank you for posting this so believers may see your point of view
and may also make their own understanding biased on your
references and links.

I agree with some and disagree with some.

If I may suggest a short and fun reading for you.
*For all believers who would like to see a bit of innocent truth
"Heaven is For Real" by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
It is one of my favorites : )

*HUGS!
May God bless you and yours in all you do everyday <3
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Mikaou Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is crazy.

Are you planning on doing any in which people say that our good deeds are enough to get us to heaven(like if a person was like mother theresea and not saved her deeds would be good enough to get them to heaven?)
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Extraintelligence Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw a movie the other day called Courageous, and in it they fix that situation nicely.

They say, "Let's say a man brutally murders your mother, and you sue him. but the judge decides that the man has been an all around good person all his life and lets him go scott-free. That judge would be a bad judge. God is the Good Judge, and punishes us for our sins no matter how good we've been else-wise."
Jesus is our only salvation, because He paid our bail for us.
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Mikaou Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah i like that.
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Some preachers do teach that it seems. I heard Lordship Salvation relies on continuing to do good works as a Christian to prove you are living as a Christian so you can keep yourself from hell.
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deng-li-xin32 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Wow. It's pretty scary that people would actually follow what someone like this says. o.O
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep. And theres far more pastors who teach even more crazy stuff! I updated the explanation to show what Hagin believes in sickness, which I forgot to do last night, hope you check that out.
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SUGARandSPICER Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
warning: long comment is long :XD: sorry ^^;

IDK what you mean by "holy laughter" and maybe we're thinking of two different things
but I believe in the Holy Spirit blessing someone with joy that they just start laughing and/or crying (has happened to my mom before) she was also "slain in the Spirit" before (were you get weak from His power/presence & actually fall back) it almost happened to me before too :iconclingtothecrossplz:

But IDK what you ment here...we could be talking about different things called similar names

and I agree that Jesus didn't go to the burning side of Hell after He died, but He did go to "Paradise" aka the place were people who died before He came & Died for them (those who belived in His comeing & served & loved God) were their souls went to wait to go to Heaven. Jesus went there ('Heaven's waiting room' I call it LOL) to free the captives (cus even though they weren't in Hell, they were still not totally free, cus all they had was the symbols, ...the sacrifices of the Old Testament, & that wasn't enough to erase their sins, they had to belive in what the sacrifices symbolized...otherwise the sacrifices were useless) aaannnnnywho, That's were I belive He was those 3 days, (but I agree He wasn't in what we call "Hell" ) Then, I think, right after He was raised from the dead He first went straight to Heaven with the Father, then back to earth to show Himself to people.

aanyway, I'm not saying I bellive, support or don't support this preacher....I don't know enough about his teaching to say that, I agree that there are 'preachers' out there that preach false doctorine. And maybe he is one of them (agian I can't say anything one way or the other, cus I don't listen to him or know enough about him to say anything) but these are my thoughts about some of the stuff you wrote =) :hug:
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I don't believe that Jesus went to the burning side of hell (or Hades). I believe that he went to the "Paradise" side.


Oh and yeah...I don't believe in or support this preacher either. I'm with you and ArtNGames215 on that one.
But I do believe that Jesus when to the paradise side to free the captives.
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That does make sense about the captives
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SUGARandSPICER Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep yep :nod: :glomp:
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Praise God....thanks for sharing this.
I look forward to the other ones.
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem. I look forward to next weeks, who I already have planned, but theres far more to him than Kenneth Hagin LOL! I just hope I don't go insane from all the time typing I have to do. Hopefully I stick to mostly copying and pasting.
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I have to copy and paste too. I do that with bible verses. I don't mind typing them out of the Bible but copying and pasting are just a little easier plus it saves time too.


Oh and yeah...that answer that my friend gave me about where Jesus was during those three days...do you agree with that?
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ArtNGame215 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Not really since Jesus had no reason to go to Hell, since he did what needed to be done on the cross and his mission was complete when he said "It is finished!". When Jesus said he would be in the heart of the earth, he meant buried, not ending up in hell. And remember that Jesus told the thief on the cross next to him that he would be in heaven with Him.
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SUGARandSPICER Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He said "today you will be with Me in Paradise" (I still like to call it 'Heaven's waiting room') :giggle:
Paradise is different place than Heaven
but of course the man did eventually go to Heaven..not long later actually..with all the old testament saints =)

...sorry sorry...I hate to be a nitpicker ^^; Just ..IDK ..thought I should mention something there.....ouh:slamhead: I really don't wanna sound like a stinking troll. No disrespect :tighthug:
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
So you don't agree with it then?
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