What Copeland actually says about doctors

Clearly not having a problem with his own doctor, a back specialist, and someone he’s known and trusted since he was 5 years old. Obviously not calling him evil or of the devil. In fact, he says of him, “He’s turned out good!”

Someone’s got it wrong!

The whole idea of Word of Faith teachers calling doctors evil or of the devil is preposterous.

UPDATE: Most Word of Faith teachers are careful to say that there is nothing wrong with using the medical profession for health. I wrote on the other thread about this and included a link to Troy Edwards, which I’ll add here, since those comments have been in moderation:

Troy J. Edwards, in a defence of E W Kenyon, says the following about WoF teachers and their advice on the use of doctors and medicines, whilst attacking the extremes of Christian Science practices:

‘In contrast, Word Faith teachers are far from embracing such extremes. One of the major Faith teachers, Charles Capps, makes this statement in his book, Dynamics of Faith And Confession:

‘Here’s how I feel about doctors and medicine. If I need a doctor, I’ll go to a doctor. If I need medicine, I’ll take it. I don’t sit around saying, “I don’t want to miss God’s best.” If I am sick I’ve already missed God’s best. We should confess the Word daily. We Build our faith and develop ourselves in God’s Word. But if you get sick, don’t feel condemned.’

Charles Capps endeavors to help people not to feel condemned as a result of seeking medical attention. He does not compromise his message but teaches the balance in trusting God without endangering one’s health. Dr. Frederick K.C. Price in his book, Faith, Foolishness, or Presumption also cautions parents against going to extremes in the faith and healing message:

“I am trying to help some of you husband’s who put your wives and children into bondage, and make them suffer, just because you want to stand in faith. That is great for you to stand in faith, and I believe that you should do so, but I don’t think that you should impose that on your wife and children.”

Further in his book, Dr. Price says:

“Thank God that medicine is available if you need it. There is no point in you tossing to and fro all night long, in pain, and not sleeping, when you have a pain pill sitting right by your bed.”

I have listened to tapes by Kenneth Hagin where he endorses a similar position as that of Rev. Capps and Dr. Price. In one tape, Rev. Hagin talks about a couple that were a part of his praise and worship team. I believe it was the wife that had diabetes and were trusting God for healing. She took the insulin until their doctor told them to stop.

To my knowledge, no major faith teacher has ever taught against doctors or medicine. Kenneth Hagin has always said that he believes in doctors and has many good friends that are doctors. Therefore, the teachings of the Faith movement cannot be compared to those of Christian Science or any of the metaphysical cults. For men to make these false comparisons are being dishonest and they should not be trusted to speak on these issues.’

http://www.victoryword.100megspop2.com/kenyondefense3.html


7 thoughts on “What Copeland actually says about doctors

  1. So its good to hear they don’t teach doctors are evil.

    How would a follower of that ministry come to such a misunderstanding then, to the point where they refuse all medical attention?

    I am not saying that misunderstandings are the fault of the minister, but it would be good to understand the environment in which such misunderstandings are possible. It seems from the circumstances, that this woman obtained her teaching mainly from television, and was investing her money in a miracle.

  2. But when you can buy a miracle from your national tele-evangelist or by putting money in Phil’s miracle offering, and when word of faithers like Hagin say to deny the physical trauma while you pray in the healing it is pretty much the same as saying don’t go to the doctor.

    They don’t say to send them big bucks for a miracle and to go to the doctor do they?

  3. If you’d read the post you’d see that Hagin doesn’t each that erroneous clap-trap at all, Heretic.

    You’re spitting into the wind with this tack I’m afraid.

  4. Hagin never had a televangelist ministry. He used radio, but not TV. His son broadcasts a TV program, but is totally self-funded. But Hagin lived what he taught, and didn’t have a TV ministry., so you can’t lay that on him. He spoke out against televangelists raising money through laying hands on envelopes and the like.

    PP’s ‘miracle’ offerings are occasional and not the sole teaching on healing he has, but you know that.

    I’d like you to show me where Hagin denies sickness. He never has to my knowledge, but has taught that it’s better to confess the answer than the problem. That makes sense, but he has never taught denial. You’ve swallowed too many lies about his so-called Christian Science links, which, in fact never did exist, since he was Baptist who was filled with the the Spirit and became an AOG minister.

    Learn the truth.

  5. Just to help wit your reading, Heretic – from the post above:

    ‘To my knowledge, no major faith teacher has ever taught against doctors or medicine. Kenneth Hagin has always said that he believes in doctors and has many good friends that are doctors. Therefore, the teachings of the Faith movement cannot be compared to those of Christian Science or any of the metaphysical cults. For men to make these false comparisons are being dishonest and they should not be trusted to speak on these issues.’

    http://www.victoryword.100megspop2.com/kenyondefense3.html

  6. FL says:
    “If you’d read the post you’d see that Hagin doesn’t each that erroneous clap-trap at all, Heretic. You’re spitting into the wind with this tack I’m afraid.”

    It’s amazing what teachers and preachers say to get money from people’s pockets. They preach grace, then throw in a bit of law. They teach freedom in christ, then throw in skewed teachings about being committed to the house of god. They teach how good doctors are, then throw in loose teachings about giving to be healed, etc.

    Same thing here. Same thing here. Go to your doctor, but get healed by giving sacrificially. Go to your doctor, but have faith in God above all else. Fight for your right to be healed. Seek your healing. Rejoice in the lord and claim your healing because your confession will heal you. Don’t let the enemy say you are not healed because God is healing you right now as you write out your checks. But if ill, go to your doctor.

    It’s a common tactic. It’s a common tool. I’ve seen it used so many times.

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