What Does Kenneth Copeland Teach? (Update #1)

This is what someone said Kenneth Copeland taught (in blue):

“Satan conquered Jesus on the Cross and took His spirit to the dark regions of hell” (Kenneth Copeland, Holy Bible: Kenneth Copeland Reference Edition (Kenneth Copeland, Fort Worth: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1991), 129.)

Noticec how it implies Kenneth Copeland is teaching that satan beat Jesus and that is all.

This is the actual quote in context (in green):

What Satan Saw on the Day of Pentecost

1. The cross was a mystery to satan (1 Corinthians 2:7-8)

A. Jesus became obedient to death (Philippians 2.8)

B. Satan conquered Jesus on the Cross and took His spirit to the dark regions of hell.

C. Jesus, whom God had made to be sin, was justified in the Spirit and raised to a new life by God.

D. Jesus was born into the New Covenant in the pit of death and then conquered Satan (Colossians 2.15)

Well, the only source that I actually have myself (the Kenneth Copeland Study Bible, which I can recommend to anyone – I was given mine by a pastor after I went to preach at his church without a Bible because I had just given my Bible to a new Christian) clearly has been quoted out of context by our mystery compiler of quotes.

Kenneth Copeland goes through 4 points showing that Jesus obeyed God’s plan and died, and that Jesus conquered satan through His redemption.  Actually the rest of p. 129 tells us all about Jesus’ victory and people being set free and the Holy Spirit entering people, and men being born again.

In a whole page on a study Bible about Jesus’ victory over sin and hell, about victory and life, the author takes the one sentence that shows that Jesus willingly became subject to satan and death so that He could bear the sin of the world to redeem mankind and destroy satan’s work and dishonestly makes it look like Kenneth Copeland was saying that satan defeated Jesus!

If every quote is as ridiculously out of context as that, refuting this list and dealing with it will be easy.  Whether the people who post the list on the web without ever caring that they are misquoting someone without seeing the original context of the quotes will ever stop I doubt it, but at least anyone with an open mind and an honest approach will be able to find out the truth.

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