Posted by: adamgkrause | March 9, 2009

Broken Angel Wings

Oh my God. I can hardly believe what I am reading! If you read my last post, you know I am a little hot about the Copeland’s teaching on fear and faith. I was pointing out a glaring error in Kellie Copeland’s book, Protecting Your Family In Dangerous Times. Well, as I read on in this book, I keep stumbling upon things that make me cringe. I once told a guy that when you read books by Word of Faith teachers, that you have to “chew the hay, spit out the sticks.” He laughed, then looked at me very seriously and said, “Well its hard to eat hay when all you are getting is a mouth full of sticks.” I never forgot those words, how true they are. Before we go on, I want to stress that I am no expert on angels, or the angelic ministry. I believe in them, but they are still a bit of a mystery to me. I am just raising questions, I don’t necessarily have all the answers.

OK, lets get into it. In the first three pages of the book, Kelly relates a story about Nikki, a cousin of hers who was killed in a car accident. A Christian cousin. “Miss On Fire For God” kind of Christian. Kellie writes that she “would never question God by saying, ‘Why did You let this happen?’ Instead she prayed, ‘Lord, I want You to show me how we let this happen. What do we need to do to make sure it never happens again?’ “ She thinks it was her fault her cousin died in that car accident. She goes on to say that she got a revelation from God…is this beginning to sound familiar? She says we are supposed to “plead the blood of Jesus” over our families every morning and every night. Page four: “Pleading the blood of Jesus is the main thing God taught me pertaining to divine protection after Nikki’s death. However, before I go on to share what He taught me about the blood, I want to mention three other truths He taught me that must be operating in your life if your children are to be fully protected.” Did you get that? She said FULLY protected. So the blood of Jesus only partially protects my family? Is there some kind of loophole in pleading the blood that God forgot to close up? (I can see Him now, banging His hand on His forehead, “Dang it! Jesus, get over here! Did you know about this!? Your blood doesn’t FULLY protect people! How did We let that happen!”) So the devil exploits this loophole against those poor souls not fortunate enough to have read Kellie Copeland’s book? What she is saying is that pleading the blood of Jesus isn’t enough to protect your family. You have to do three other things. The first one is to take advantage of angelic protection. We have to “understand and appropriate the angelic ministry.” According to Kellie, angels are our servants. She uses Hebrews 2:5,6 and Hebrews 1:14 to justify this. I don’t know, my Bible doesn’t say angels are servants…it says they are ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation. Maybe you can get servant out of that, but I don’t see it.

She teaches that our words control our angels. They have to do whatever we say. And apparently, that goes both ways, positive words and negative words. Kellie mentions a book by Charles Capps entitled Angels. That book teaches that you can “mess up what they are trying to do for you with careless words of doubt and unbelief.” It also apparently teaches you “how to begin speaking right things so your angels can do what they need to do for you.” This is where it gets rich. Kellie explains, “For example, suppose you keep telling your child, ‘Don’t go out in the street, or a car will hit you.’

Now, an opportunity may never arise in your child’s life to run out in the street at the same time a car is driving past. But if that situation ever did arise, the angels would only be able to act according to the words of your mouth. According to what you’ve been saying, your will is that the approaching car would hit your child, who should have heeded your words and stayed out of the street. Thus, your angels have to fold their hands. They can’t rescue your child or keep the car from hitting him because that is what you’ve been saying.” Let’s be serious. Why would I want to serve a god like that? A god who is bound by every word that comes out of my mouth. Apparently God can’t see or hear past the words that come out of my mouth. He is very limited. He can’t peer into my heart, or even read my mind. He believes every word that comes out of my mouth is literally my will. What a small god. I am more powerful than him. Because I tell my child what will happen to her if she runs out into the street without looking, God thinks that’s what I want, and tells His angels to sit there WITH THEIR HANDS FOLDED, and watch my child get killed by a passing car.

What a cruel god. It grieves me to read excrement like this. I want to cry. I want to yell. What bondage. What fear to put people under. No wonder Kellie thought her cousins death was her fault. According to what she has been taught, and what she is teaching, it absolutely was her fault. I imagine our angels are very sad…

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