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Joyce Meyer is our Heretic Du Jour this week. Joyce Meyer is a Charismatic speaker and author, who has a wide audience in the United States. While she is viewed by many as being a great speaker, it is obvious from her own words that she is a false teacher. Many defend her either because of Biblical ignorance, or blind loyalty. Because her own words condemn her, I feel it unnecessary to post a full rebuttal here at this time.

Joyce Meyer, like Kenneth Copeland, subscribes to the concept of “little gods.” That is to say, that she believes that humans are merely little gods, being the “same kind as God.” You can listen to her espousing this doctrine in the following video.

Joyce Meyer may have came ahold of this doctrine through false teacher Kenneth Copeland:

“Don’t be disturbed when people accuse you of thinking you are God … They crucified Me for claiming I was God. I didn’t claim that I was God; I just claimed that I walked with Him and that He was in Me. Hallelujah! That’s what you’re doing …” (“Take Time to Pray,” Believer’s Voice of Victory, 2/87, p. 9)

“You’re all God. You don’t have a God living in you; you are one! … When I read in the Bible where God tells Moses, ‘I AM,’ I say, ‘Yah, I am too!'” (“The Force of Love,” Tape BBC-56)

Kenneth Copeland also stated that that Adam was created in the “god-class” and that he was a very reproduction of God. Besides claiming that Adam looked exactly like God, Copeland also stated:

“He was not subordinate to God … [but] was walking as a god with the authority of a god. … What he said went. What he did, counted. [And when he] bowed his knee to Satan and put Satan up above him, then there wasn’t anything God could do about it, because a god had placed [Satan] there” (“The Force of Love,” tape #02-0028)

So it is possible that Joyce Meyer learned this teaching from Kenneth Copeland. However, Joyce Meyer’s heresy doesn’t stop there.
Joyce Meyer is a major proponent of Word of Faith theology. She, like Kenneth Copeland and Joel Osteen, teaches that Faith is a force, and that words are the container of the force. So when you speak words, you are speaking either blessing or cursing into your life. This doctrine teaches that we can literally change our own world, and that God Himself is bound by the words that we speak into our lives.

“Proverbs 18:21 teaches us that the power of life and death are in the tongue. That means we can speak life to dead circumstances, but it is a choice and decision not made with feelings as its basis. We can also speak death to sick circumstances. In other words, we can have something negative (sick) happen, and we can cause very serious problems by speaking negatively about it. It may go from sick to dead, especially if we repeatedly talk hopeless, negative, and downcast. On the other hand, we can choose to do what seems abnormal to the natural man. We can speak life to sick circumstances and see a complete recovery before Satan has an opportunity to gain a stronghold.”(Joyce Meyer, “Authority and Opposition,” audio tape 1236)”

“Words are containers that carry either creative or destructive power. Your mouth is a weapon—either for Satan or against him. We can help the devil bring destruction into our lives, or we can learn how to agree with God and experience His best for us.”(Joyce Meyer, “Your Mouth is a Weapon,” Life in the Word March 1997, p. 2)”

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