One of the most devious, lying serpents on this list, the aptly named Creflo Dollar preaches a message so convoluted and twisted one wonders just which Bible he studies.
Let the man indict himself with his own blasphemous words quoted from a desperate plea for money mailed out during the Babylonian holiday of Easter:
‘When you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you became born again. That simply means that your spirit was transformed from a state of spiritual death to life in a split second of time. But have you ever considered that Jesus went through the exact same thing? Often, in the midst of our religious views of Him, we forget that He was actually the first person to ever become born again. That’s right. He suffered what He did on the cross so that He could become the prototype for the new creation.’
Our Lord and Savior was not Born Again, he was born sinless, crucified, his physical body (not spirit) died and He was resurrected by God the Father and so conquered death.
He suffered the unspeakable pain of crucifixion to fulfill prophecy and through His spilled blood, atone for our sins, alone. He was no prototype, and there was no ‘new creation’.
‘There’s a reason why Jesus is your big Brother, He was the first man to ever be born again, or spiritually recreated from death to life.He set the precedent for you and me. When Jesus died on the cross and descended into the depths of hell to pay the price for your sins, He died both physically and spiritually.’
First of all, this isn’t one big happy family a la My Three Sons. Jesus is the Son of God, He is the Word become Flesh, He is our Redeemer. He is not a big brother. If Jesus was our big brother, that would put man on the same footing with God and that blasphemy is just too over the top to even bother refuting.
Being ‘Born Again’ means that our spirit was washed from sin by our faith in the Blood of the Cross. Born Again, under no stretch of definition, could not and does not have anything to do with resurrection. Kenneth Copeland spews this exact same nonsense and that these two men feed at the same spiritual trough is quite telling.
Safely ensconced behind the iron gates of his million-dollar Atlanta home, protected by a bevy of armed guards, Creflo Dollar has all the time in the world in which to study the Word. One wonders which word he studies to get this nonsense?
“You need to understand you’re not a second class something, you are an exact duplicate of the image of God and God is a speaking spirit and he said let us make another speaking spirit… God took a reflection and put it in a physical body formed out of the dust and gave authority of all physical things on the planet… he’s made Adam god of the earth Adam has been crowned God of all physical things from the dust of the earth including the moon the stars and the planets.”
Readers of this website are assumed to be well-enough versed in the Bible to understand this tripe for what it is. Creflo Dollar is regurgitating the same nonsensical babblings uttered by the serpent in the Garden. Man is NOT God, man is made in the IMAGE of God, an image is a REFLECTION, NOT a duplicate.
“I’m going to to tell you what blasphemy is! When God says you are the righteousness of God and you go around talking about, ‘I’m unworthy.’ That’s blasphemy!…Blasphemy is when you go against what God has said about your true self! OOOOh! We are so unworthy! Shut up with that blasphemy!….You are not a sinner saved by grace. You are sons and daughters of the Most High God! You are gods! “
Genesis 3:4 ’And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.’