Copeland’s prophecy on Covit-19

Copeland’s prophecy on Covit-19
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True or False prophecy alert:

Sunday, 3/29/20. I watched the Eagle Mountain Church on the Kenneth Copeland channel (BVON) at noontime. Pastor George Pearson, son-in law to Kenneth Copeland, officiated to an empty auditorium, as is now common. This church is part of Kenneth Copland Ministries, and the Rev. Copeland was part of the program. Ah, I hear the grumblings of “turn off” as many of you discount Kenneth Copeland as a fanatic of the prosperity Gospel. Yes and no. He is more moderate on this in the last few years, and as I discussed in my book, Quenching the Spirit, there is indeed a moderate prosperity doctrine found in the scriptures which the Puritans discovered three centuries ago and which laid the foundations of American prosperity. I find Copeland’s insights on faith and healing excellent and extravagant only in comparison to cessationist faithlessness which taints much of mainline theology and often does not even believe in healing prayer (i.e. John MacArthur).

I have certain bed-rock beliefs formed from my years as Christian historian. One is, “There is no such thing as a flawless theologian.” Even Martin Luther, with his grace-filled insights on salvation by faith, had a horrible, destructive belief about the Jews that was ultimately used by Nazi propagandists to justify their cruelty and genocide toward the Jews. Who knows what people will say about my theology decades from now. John MacArthur has already taken some shots at me – take a look at his book Reckless Faith. (Please don’t buy it new, go to a used book site where he will not get a penny of your money as royalty.)

OK, now to the point, This Sunday pastor George and Kenneth Copeland both prophesized about the corona virus Covit-19 and “judged” it to disappear “much sooner than expected.” Bu judging they meant that the Christian can take Jesus’ authority over it and declare it ended. OK, maybe. I certainly believe that Christians have certain authority over nature, as in stopping tornadoes.

But now, will this prophecy be fulfilled, or merely turn out to be a wishful exaggeration? If the pandemic ends in a few weeks it will be a startling verification of their prophecy/judgment (and the many prayers of other Christians, including the Pope). But if the pandemic takes its normal course and does not dissipate until August of September; then we have a case of false (or presumptuous) prophecy. Let’s see.

William DeArteaga

William L. De Arteaga, Ph.D., is known internationally as a Christian historian and expert on revivals and the rebirth and renewal of the Christian healing movement. His major works include, Quenching the Spirit (Creation House, 1992, 1996), Forgotten Power: The Significance of the Lord’s Supper in Revival (Zondervan, 2002), and Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the Coming of the Charismatic Renewal (Wipf & Stock, 2015). Bill pastored two Hispanic Anglican congregations in the Marietta, Georgia area, and is semi-retired. He and his wife Carolyn continue in their healing, teaching and writing ministries. He is the state chaplain of the Order of St. Luke, encouraging the ministry of healing in all Christian denominations.

10 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply April 1, 2020

    Troy Day

    coming soon to a city near you Ray E Horton Jevan Little

  • Kevin Ray Dunn
    Reply April 1, 2020

    Kevin Ray Dunn

    I no longer listen to this man. His teachings do not go with the scriptures.

  • Troy Day
    Reply April 1, 2020

    Troy Day

    oh hold on now Kevin Ray Dunn you cant mean William DeArteaga ?

  • Troy Day
    Reply April 1, 2020

    Troy Day

  • Troy Day
    Reply April 3, 2020

    Troy Day

    hey William DeArteaga I think Micael Grenholm topped your article with TOP 5 on the subject but missed the first LA case and the RHB – Would this be because RHB is connected with WOF and WoF is big in Swedish Pentecostalism via ULF/ IDK but it certainly would have been great to include the NYC mayor with his declaration to shut down churches permanently IF they have services on Palm Sunday

    • William DeArteaga
      Reply April 3, 2020

      William DeArteaga

      I havwen’t followed this closely enough to comment intellegently. Was the major really stupid enough to thinkhe could permantely shut down churches?

    • Micael Grenholm
      Reply April 4, 2020

      Micael Grenholm

      Browne is not in my article because I hadn’t heard about him at the time!

    • Troy Day
      Reply April 4, 2020

      Troy Day

      Micael Grenholm uuhh actually it came before Copeland but OK 🙂 I still think its a WoF ULF weakness 🙂

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