How unbiblical is the following. "We are gods" by Creflo Dollar

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  1. TaliOrlando

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    I have a very dear and close friend who believes this stuff. Can you please post scriptures that I would use to prove to him that we are not little God's as Copeland, Price, Dollar and many other prosperity teachers say. However, if you feel this is correct then please post scripture that prove that it is correct. Thanks Tali :wavey:




    (Creflo Dollar, Audio-Clip, "Creflo Dollar: Christian Celebrity or Charismatic Gnostic?" #0418
    "I'm going to to tell you what blasphemy is! When God says you are the righteousness of God and you go around talking about, 'I'm unworthy.' That's blasphemy!...Blasphemy is when you go against what God has said about your true self! OOOOh! We are so unworthy! Shut up with that blasphemy!....You are not a sinner saved by grace. You are sons and daughters of the Most High God! You are gods! You are God's reflection on this planet. For you to say that thing is for you to count the blood of Jesus worthless. His blood was sent to cleanse you of your sin and you going around saying that you are still a sinner! What's the matter with you?"
     
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    I'd just simply ask where in Scripture it says that we are gods. Period.

    Let him defend his stance.

    As for some Scripture, how about Ephesians 2:8-9?
     
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    We were sinners, and are now sinners saved by grace. The only thing about us that is of a God-like quality is the imputed righteousness of Christ.

    That this question is even asked is disturbing to me, just as those tele-blasphemers are disturbing to me. We are not, nor will we ever be, God. Even in our one-day glorified bodies we will not be equal to God. We are above the angels, and adopted into the family of God, but we are adopted children nonetheless.

    I gotta agree with Ann. Let Creepo prove his stance with the plain word. he makes the claim, let him back it up. There is no way he can without doing to interpretive gymnastics and very loose and fast talking... but, then, that's what his ilk is good at.
     
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    Amen! :applause:
     
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    I'm dismayed to learn that Creflo "I Want Every" Dollar is still at large...
     
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    How unbiblical is the following. "We are gods" by Creflo Dollar

    There is no doubt that this wolf is sheeps clothing is deceiving and being being deceived. However, there is always truth in every good (I mean successful) lie and every trap has to have bait.

    We are not gods, but we are God's; ie. his sons and his servants. That is good enough for me!
    Romans 6:22 "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life."
    Romans 8:14 "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."


    Not to defend this heretic in any way, but he has a point that we ought not be walking around talking about how we are a bunch of sinners who are going to keep on sinning because that is all we can do.
    Romans 6:6 "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin."
    And I will repeat 6:22 "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life."


    So to answer the original question "How unbiblical is the following: We are gods"? It is no more unbiblical than: Christians are just a bunch of sinners who are still in bondage to sin.

    I John 4:3-4 "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world"
    Note that John did not say "every mouth". Does your spirit confess that Jesus freed you from the power of the wicked one? Or, does your spirit say that you are still in bondage to the flesh and to sin?

    Jesus came to do something in the flesh for us and TO us.

    Romans 8:3-4 "For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
     
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    One of the multiple abuses of Scripture by Creflo Dollar. Quite blasphemous, I might add.
     
  8. TaliOrlando

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    Makes sense.. I guess its not what you say its how you say it?
     
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    Rev. 5:1-5
    Rom 7:14-25
     
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    Could you please cite your source?
     
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    The key is Dollar's misquote "...God says you are the righteousness of God..."

    No, we aren't We have CHRIST'S righteousness imputed to us. Our righteousness is as filthy rags God declares us righteous because he sees Christ's righteusness. It is Chist's righteousness which God credits to our account.

    When we stand before the great Judge, my plea will be, "I come on the merits of Jesus." Not our righteousness, but his, and his blood.
     
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    I've heard this several times before including a fella that came to our Church with this mess... The god is a little G...

    Ps 82:1 (KJV) God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
    2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
    3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
    4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
    5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
    6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
    7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
    8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
     
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    Hate to be found on the side of a heretic, but like I said earlier, every lie has some truth in it.

    I Cor. 5:21
    For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    I am thankful I am the righteousness of God. I am also son of God and joint heir with Christ. I am seated in heavenly places and free from the power of sin. I am sanctified, and a saint. Don't think so? Well if you saw me you would probably doubt it even more, but I believe it. Thankfully God calls those things that appear not as though they are.

    I am standing on the promises of God. Creflo's problem is that he is standing on promises that don't exist.
     
  14. TaliOrlando

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    Amen!!:wavey: :godisgood:
     

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