It is obvious that Kenneth Copeland is caught in a web.
The video of Tony Parker, and then the Pope is an unmistakeable attempt to join catholicism with protestants. But the response is rather interesting from KCM. I’m sure it was a close staffer and not KC himself, unless I’m mistaken.
The first post is from an individual that pointed out the breach.
★★★☆☆ Well I have to be honest and am sure this will be removed. I grew up watching Kenneth Copeland and always have respected him as a very anointed man of god. But in this dire time while prophecy is unfolding at an alarming pace and so many are being misled we must follow the Holy Spirit. I am wary to continue following a beloved man of God after watching him endorse the Pope in the misleading of believers that there can be a unity of all religions that is not under Jesus Christ. So I will continue to follow warily as the spirit leads and watch for more information.
This is the response from KCM.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries Hello Kris, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Brother Copeland did not endorse the pope or the Roman Catholic Church. He was simply asked to pray as a believer for him. In addition, I have attached a link to our blog about this matter for your review:
http://kennethcopelandministries.org/2014/02/watch-pope-francis-message-calling-for-unity-in-the-body-of-christ/#.U6QW_hbXnFJ God Bless You! – Team KCM
Watch Pope Francis’ Message Calling for Unity in the Body of Christ
On Jan. 21, 2014, Kenneth Copeland Ministries was blessed to receive a personal video message from Pope Francis. The attendees of KCM’s annual Ministers’ Conference.
It is clear in the video that there was no need Kenneth Copeland to outright say that “I endorse the pope and catholicism.”
To have Tony Parker preach at the Eagle’s Nest Church in Fort Worth, Texas, Copeland’s deliberate calculated response, and the viewing of the pope’s response, is a clear endorsement.
We must remember that the system of Catholicism is not Biblical. To stand shoulder to shoulder with the system of Catholicism is a clear violation of the Scripture. It is a declaration of treason to the Word of God. This is the problem with Catholicism.
Works versus Grace.
There is no question in our minds that the differences are there and to completely ignore them just to have a little “unity” is not what the Lord Jesus intended.
Major doctrinal differences exist and there is no reconciling of these differences unless the system concede to the Word of God given to us by the Holy Spirit in the work of Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and John Wycliffe and others.
Go back over the video of Tony Parker and you will see that there is no concessions from the Catholic system. The burden of concession was placed on Christians that believe that salvation is by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
It doesn’t take much for us to see that in an emotionally charged service, people will not wake up from such emotions to stick with the truth of God’s Word. That’s why Proverbs 14:15 stands true.
“The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.”
The Message Bible says this verse as a paraphrase.
“The gullible believe anything they’re told; the prudent sift and weigh every word.”
And that’s the spirit of the charismatic circles and WOF (Word of Faith) circles. You could read the Word of God without prudence and considering well your steps and step into something that you can’t or refuse to wipe off. Hypnotized and mesmerized in a “spiritually“ (more like an emotionally) charged atmosphere, an unsuspecting believer will walk into a bear trap and ignore the pain after the trap snaps shut.
In the video, Kenneth Copeland did pray for the pope as requested but Kenneth Copeland prayed…………..in other tongues.
Let me take the time to address the use of tongues. I realize that there are believers that do not believe in the speaking with tongues, so please bear with me.
There is two ways to understand tongues.
1. Other tongues as in Acts 2:4.
2. The gift of tongues as in 1 Corinthians 12:10.
Other tongues is the personal prayer life of the believer that is initially filled with the Holy Spirit.
The gift of tongues is given by the Holy Spirit and requires the gift of interpretation (not translation of languages).
There are three categories of the gifts of the Spirit.
1. The Utterance Gifts or gifts that say something under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
a. Gift of Tongues.
b. Interpretation of Tongues.
c. Prophesy. (Edification, edification, comfort 1 Corinthians 14:3).
2. The Power Gifts or gifts that does something under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
a. The Gift of Faith.
b. The Working of Miracles.
c. Gifts of Healings.
3. The Revelation Gifts or gifts that uncover something under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
a. The Word of Wisdom (Regarding people places and things of the future).
b. The Word of Knowledge (Regarding people, places, and things of the past or present only).
c. Discerning of spirits (Regarding seeing things in the realm of the spirit-visions/dreams).
The tongues that Kenneth Copeland was using required Interpretation of tongues but it appears he was just praying in other tongues which he should have been praying to himself and unto God.
Nothing wrong with that except there is a place in Scripture that governs such use of tongues in a service or even in private with other believers.
Here is what Paul said about it.
1 Corinthians 14:6-14
“But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching? Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played? For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?
So likewise you, unless you utter by the tongue words easy to understand, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without significance.
Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me. Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.
Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.”
So just as Paul shared, it was never known what was spoken and there is much speaking into the air. In other words, without meaning, significance, or purpose. Just a lot of noise.
Since there was no understanding of what was prayed over the pope, at best we pray that common sense would prevail over this debacle.
If, after watching the video that you didn’t get a sense of being uncomfortable about how they went about this, perhaps you need to read the history on Catholicism.
I am not denying the fact that we all need prayer and that we are to pray.
Having said this, in looking at the response from KCM, it appears that there is a clear avoidance of the issue.
There was more to it than just praying for the pope……and KCM knows it, otherwise, there would be no need to have Tony Parker preach a message about Protestants coming back to Catholicism.
Tony Parker’s message is crucial to win the other KCM partners to accept Catholicism as a safe place to associate. This is nothing more than Babylon pulling in unsuspecting ministers and ministries to further dilute the power of the gospel by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Just like the lead ant (scout) that goes, when he signals to the others that it is safe, the other ants will follow.
Then, at the end of the praying in tongues, Kenneth Copeland asks Tony Parker to video tape a message in response to the pope’s response.
Words to the effect that “We are prepared to meet with you for an audience with you, sir.”
Now, if there was no endorsement, why have an audience with the pope? When it comes to the system of catholicism, it goes crosswise of the Bible, and we know it.
Unless in that audience with the pope, Kenneth Copeland is prepared to communicate the unflinching position of God’s grace by faith, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, such a meeting will be viewed as a clear compromise of epic proportions.
So the FB response to a comment by KCM avoids the issue and is a clear deflection of the issue at hand.
As I’ve said in one blog…..“Direct questions requires direct answers.”
The further enveloping of charismatic Christians to surrender the protest and come under the system of the whore of Babylon is an unavoidable goal because of the end times.
We must also remember that the first charismatics were from the Catholics in the 1960’s.
The very elect is being deceived or we are seeing Jude 4 play out before our eyes.
How could this be resolved?
The resolution of this is very simple.
To bring you past information, here is a post from this blog posted by EXMinistries with G. Craige Lewis and Tetaun Moffett.