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Kenneth Hagin was a Word of Faith preacher. He claimed to be a prophet called by God Himself.  Kenneth believed in the following beliefs: Christians are little gods.  Jesus didn't pay for our sins on the cross and he had to finish the job of atonement in hell.  If Christians are not healthy and wealthy it is because of their lack of faith or knowledge.  Christians have control over their lives by the words that they speak.  If they speak sickness and poverty they will be sick and broke.  Therefore, if a Christian speaks blessings and healing they will be healthy and have wealth.
It is a lot easier to justify my belief that Kenneth Hagin was a false prophet by letting his own words speak for themselves.  Let's see what Kenneth had to say.

"Some of these Christians tried to tell me, 'Well, now maybe God didn't do it.  But now He permitted it and He's got some purpose in all of that.'  I said, 'If you're that kind of God--Me a little innocent baby--If you're that kind of God I'd rather go to Hell than to be with you!  And I meant every word of it!  And I still mean it!"
(Ken Hagin, "You Can Have What You Say," Tape from his ministry) Here we find Kenneth speaking about being born with a deformed heart and being sick when he was young.  He is saying that if God would allow a Christian to be sick then he would rather go to Hell than to be a God of that kind.  
"He [Jesus] tasted spiritual death for every man.  And His spirit and inner men went to hell in my place.  Can't you see that?  Physical death wouldn't remove your sins.  He's tasted death for every man.  He's talking about tasting spiritual death." (Ken Hagin, "How Jesus Obtained His Name.")
"The trouble with us is that we've preached a 'cross' religion, and we need to preach a 'throne' religion.  By that I mean that people have thought they were supposed to remain at the cross.  Some have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, have backed up to the cross, and have stayed there ever since...The cross is actually a place of defeat, whereas the Resurrection is a place of triumph.  When you preach the cross, you're preaching death, and you leave people in death." (Ken Hagin, "The Believer's Authority," page 16.  Second Edition 1986)
"Originally, God made the earth and the fullness thereof, giving Adam dominion over all the works of His hands.  In other words, Adam was the god of this world.  Adam committed high treason and sold out to Satan, and Satan, through Adam, became the god of this world...Now Satan has a right to be here and be god of this world until 'Adam's lease' runs out."
(Ken Hagin, "The Believer's Authority," page 19.  Second Edition 1986)
"The Lord said to me, 'If I give you a message for an individual, a church, or a pastor and  they don't accept it, you will not be responsible.  They will be responsible.  There will be ministers who don't accept it and will fall dead in the pulpit."
(Ken Hagin, "I Believe," page 114-115.
"I say this with reluctance but this actually happened in one place where I preached.  Two weeks from the day that I closed the meeting, the pastor fell dead in the pulpit.  When I left that church crying.  I told the pastor in the next church where I went to hold a meeting, 'that man fell dead in the pulpit.'  And just a very short time after that he did.  Why?  Because he didn't accept the message that God gave me to give him from the Holy Spirit."
(Ken Hagin, "I Believe," page 115
"Sometimes in my meetings the glory cloud will come as I am about to minister to people in a healing line.  The first time that happened I was holding a meeting for Brother Gordon Lindsay in the 1960's.  I had laid hands on about half of the people in the healing line.  Then I saw the glory cloud rolling into the building.  I walked back to the pulpit because I knew in that instance if I stood in that cloud, I would fall under the power of the Holy Spirit along with the rest of the people.  The cloud came floating over the heads of the congregation. Meanwhile, the people in the healing line all had their eyes closed and were worshipping God.  They weren't watching me.  I waited until the cloud was right above the people in the healing line, and then I waved my hand.  When I did that, every person in the healing line fell down like dominoes under the power of the Spirit."
(Ken Hagin, "The Glory of God," Article C-Faith)
"The believer is as much an incarnation as was Jesus of Nazareth."
(Kenneth E. Hagin, "The Incarnation," The Word of Faith page 13, December 12, 1980

Kenneth Hagin has some really unbelievable beliefs doesn't he. Yet, he has been followed by dozens of men who continue on.  Men who have followed in Kenneth Hagin's footsteps are Kenneth Hagin Jr., Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Rodney Howard-Browne, Creflo Dollar and many more.

We pray that this article has been of help to you. 

Pastor Wise

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