Posted by: John Edwards | June 26, 2008

Brother Hagin

I have been a great fan and follower of Brother Kenneth Hagin for fourteen years. I have read many of his books, listened to hundreds of his sermons on tape, heard him preach in several revivals and was his student in Bible School. I believed everything that he taught and said, just like hundreds of thousands of others from all walks of life do. I was ordained by Kenneth Hagin.
When I first began to listen to him in 1994, I was OK until I heard him talk about his visions of Jesus. It made my spirit flip flop and gave me a sick uneasy feeling. I quit listening to him for awhile. Then I thought, what the heck, God’s Word promised us visions in the last days so I started listening to him again.
One of his visions never did sit well with me. It was the one where he said Jesus sat down with him and told him how we could write our own ticket with God. That sounded kinda New Age to me. Another vision that bothered me was the one where he claimed Jesus anointed his hands with a special healing power. He was to tell people that if they believed that he was anointed that they would be healed. I never saw it work. I have seen him pray for people in wheelchairs for years. Never saw any one get up. We had students die of cancer. He had heart disease himself. His family members had cancer.
It is amazing how scared people are to question the “Prophet”. I think that any man that has claimed to have had eight one on one face to face meetings with Jesus Christ and received extra revelation and special anointing should be examined and questioned.
That’s how the Mormon Church got going. Joseph Smith claimed that Jesus and God appeared to him. People believed him unto death, and now we have 13 million Mormons.
If Jesus really did appear face to face with Brother Hagin, sometimes for hours, shouldn’t we add these visions to our Bible’s? If Jesus Christ really appeared to Brother Hagin, then every word that Jesus said was the Word of God right? Maybe we should add “The Book of Hagin” right after Revelations!
Do you realize that Jesus Christ has appeared to Brother Hagin more times than he appeared to the Apostle Paul? Do you realize that somethings Brother Hagin said that Jesus said are not in the Bible? It is extra revelation. But people believe it and quote things from those visions all the time.
I wish I had a dollar for every faith preacher that I have ever heard that tried to prove a point in the Word of God based on something Brother Hagin said in a vision.
Think of this. Here is a man that has been to Hell, got saved when he was out of his body, went to Heaven more than once, saw the figure of Almighty God sitting on His throne, had Jesus Christ personally disciple him, face to face, one on one, has had conversations and bible debates with Jesus, and has talked with his personal angel, and has received a one of a kind personal healing anointing from Jesus Christ that no one else has ever had! WOW!
Brother Hagin said that Jesus told him that clapping was neither praise nor worship. And thousands of people will no longer clap in church because of what Brother Hagin said that Jesus said.
As I look back on the thousands of hours that I spent listening to his personal spin and interpretations of the scriptures, I have to pinch myself. I cannot believe that I fell for this deception, hook, line and sinker.
The Word of Faith and New Age are very similar in that their teachings elevate man to be a god. Anyone that will do some honest research will find hundreds of unscriptual quotations by Brother Hagin and other faith preachers all over the web.
You know why Word of Faith people are afraid of asking questions? Because they have been brain washed for years that if they question or reject the teachings that something bad will happen to them. Brother Hagin said Jesus told him that if people didn’t receive what he had to say when he was in the Spirit, that they would die! He said preachers would die.
So here you have a man that says he has meet with Jesus Christ several times and that if people will not receive him when he is in the Spirit that they will die. That has built fear into thousands of well meaning people.
I am praying that God will open the eyes of my dear friends that are deceived and set them free into the love and freedom that Jesus intended them to have. These are sincere people that love God but they are sincerely deceived. Lets pray for them to have their eyes opened and to have the guts to come out of this cultic movement. It is hard to. I have found out first hand. You lose a lot of friends that know you are right but are afraid to make the move out of fear.

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  1. Wow. I’m a guy who’s blissfully ignorant of most of the Word of Faith doctrine you refer to, Faithpreacher. So this is the first time I’ve ever heard of Bro. Hagin’s ridiculous claims. Some of this stuff is so outrageous, it’s almost funny…until you realize how many people are shackled by this misguided doctrine.

    Keep on shining the light of truth on that garbage, man. There’s so much truth and common sense in your posts, your blog is bound to ruffle some feathers in Tulsa…a small price to pay for the freedom you’re giving those who read it and see the light!

  2. Ya know… my dad always told me to never get caught up in a preacher. Hmmmmmmm.

  3. Ya know…My dad always told me to never get caught up in a preacher.

  4. I wanted to thank you for informing us and to tell you as well as Connie how very proud I am for having you as my preachers. It takes a lot to acknowledge ones mistakes and to publicly correct oneself. Thank you for leading us in the right direction.
    As far as Brother Hagin is concerned I think we just need to pray for him and not dwell on his short comings.

  5. I wanted to thank you for informing us and to tell you as well as Connie how very proud I am for having you as my preachers. It takes a lot to acknowledge ones mistakes and to publicly correct oneself. Thank you for leading us in the right direction.
    As far as Brother Hagin is concerned I think we just need to pray for him and not dwell on his short comings.

  6. Be alert oh Faithpreacher. The leaders from Mecca and Wordland may label you as an evil one and send a dragonslayer out to find you. You are much more dangerous than most outcast because you have used your voice to speak out the truth, keep doing so and maybe others will be set free from that great spell.

  7. D.

    You are right.

    I just want to be sure the baby that I keep is the right one.

    After years of listening to the WOF message there are many who are not very good at hearing the “true” voice of The Holy Spirit.

    As you know it is good to be free.

  8. Yeah, but now what do we do with the hundreds of cassettes, books, and notebooks full of sermon notes?
    🙂
    Seriously though, I don’t want to throw the proverbial ‘baby out with the bath water’. There are parts of the faith message I believe are true. We’ve had to allow the Holy Spirit to sort it out for seven years now. It’s still a work in progress!

  9. I think that if Jesus were to talk to any one of us “one on one” HE would have mentioned a lot more about LOVE, and not prosperity. HE was big on leave everything behind, and simply FOLLOW ME. Not, “Bring your things to a pawn and see what we can get for them, and then…we’ll have something to talk about.” Jesus is always about LOVE ONE ANOTHER. Love is not something I think HE would have overlooked in a “one on one” conversation.
    Just my humble opinion.

  10. “It is amazing how scared people are to question the “Prophet”. I think that any man that has claimed to have had eight one on one face to face meetings with Jesus Christ and received extra revelation and special anointing should be examined and questioned.”

    In my opinion, anyone that states that Jesus sat down with them personally (one on one) and revealed different interpretations of the Bible is either a con artist or mentally defective. I don’t know the Hagins, nor did I go to RHEMA but I did stay at a Motel 6 last night.

    It appears to me that the only one that directly benefited from these meetings were the Hagins. Of course they can and will say that their faith is what brought them the wealth that they named and claimed. Or was it like most of the WOF TV preachers that have conned many poor people out of their money with the mantra, seed, time and harvest. Plant your seed in a good fertile ground and it will be multiplied. Oh by the way, my ministry is a fertile ground send me your offerings and you will be blessed. Of course I might have to buy myself a jet, large house, a luxury car and a new TV show before the blessing begins to manifest itself on you. (HA HA) Don’t be discouraged keep on sending in those letters with the checks, not the skinny little postcards. I will have the office staff send you a form letter thanking you for your seed and tell you how you can multiply your blessings when you plant more seed.

    People are desperate, reaching out for something to believe in. That is how these “ministries” can and do grow. People wanting to receive and afraid to question the “Pastors” that are offering them this hope. If the congregation question to closely then they are lacking faith and bad things are going to happen to the questioners and the people that are listening to the questions.

    Is it a bad thing to ask questions and expect truthful answers? NO, it isn’t. So why is it put down and the people that are asking the questions ridiculed? For myself, when in doubt about something I go to the bible, search the scriptures and try to get guidance. I don’t take the scriptures out of context and I also read the verses before and after the ones that I looked up. To try and get a feeling on what the writer was saying. If then I am still confused (which is most of the time) I talk to my Pastor and try to get an understanding. Do not swallow the party line completely, ask questions and study. You will be amazed what is in teachings of Jesus our LORD and Savior.

  11. You are right, but I am fearful to say anything. I don’t want to get struck by lightning. Oh no! I said it. I must confess now that I don’t believe what I just said so it won’t come to pass! hehe

    Good post, PJ. Especially about the number of visitations being more than Paul recorded that he had.

  12. If you can’t say Amen, say OH ME!

    All that you say is so true, but so many will not listen to the truth. They are deceived and do not have ears that hear. I pray that their eyes will be opened. The only one that we should reverence that much is Jesus. When we put the words of a mere man above those of Jesus then all I can say is OH ME.

  13. You just kicked the hornet nest at 100 Derby Parkway.
    Semper Fi


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