|"Man ... was created on terms of
equality with God, and he could stand in God's presence
without any consciousness of inferiority ... God has
made us as much like Himself as possible ... He made us
the same class of being that He is Himself ... Man lived
in the realm of God. He lived on equal terms with
God" [Kenneth Hagin, Zoe:
The God-Kind of Life, (1989), pp.35-36,41].
"God's reason for creating Adam was
His desire to reproduce Himself. I mean a
reproduction of Himself, and in the Garden of Eden He
did just that. [Adam] was not a little like God.
He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate
to God even. ... Adam is as much like God as you could
get ... Adam, in the Garden of Eden, was God manifested
in the flesh" [Kenneth
Copeland, Following the Faith of Abraham I,
(1989), audiotape #01-3001, side 1].
"Adam was made in the image of God.
He was as much female as he was male. He was
exactly like God" [Kenneth
Copeland, Sensitivity of Heart, (1984), p.23],
"You're all God. You don't
have a god in you; you are one! ... When I read in the
Bible where God tells Moses, 'I AM', I say, 'Yeah, I am
too!'" [Kenneth Copeland,
The Force of Love, (1987), audiotape #02-0028,
"Now Peter said by exceeding great
and precious promises you become partakers of the divine
nature. All right, are we gods? We are a
class of gods!" [Kenneth
Copeland, Praise the Lord, programme on TBN, (05
"Pray to yourself, because I'm in
your self and you're in My self. We are one
Spirit, saith the Lord"
[Kenneth Copeland, Believer's Voice of Victory,
(Feb 1987), p.9],
"God's greatest longing is and
always has been to have a people who are like Himself,
made of the same substance of which He is made. ... That
was His plan when He made the first man. When God
breathed the breath of life into Adam, He transmitted
His very self into him ... Man was destined to walk in
the dominion of God - the inherent power that God has in
Himself" [Gloria Copeland,
Believer's Voice of Victory, (April 1994), p.27],
"Are you ready for some revelation
knowledge? You are god"
[Benny Hinn, Our Position in Christ #2 - The Word
Made Flesh, (1991), audiotape #A031190-2, side 2],
"God came from heaven, became a
man, made man into little gods, went back to heaven as a
man. He faces the Father as a man. I face
devils as the son of God. Do you see what I'm
talking about? You say, 'Benny, am I a little
God?' You're a son of God, aren't you?
You're a child of God, aren't you? You're a
daughter of God, aren't you? What else are you?
Quit your nonsense! What else are you? If
you say, 'I am', you're saying I'm a part of Him, right?
Is He God? Are you His offspring? Are you
His children? You can't be human! You can't!
You can't! God didn't give birth to flesh.
He gave birth to a new creation. And the new
creation is not flesh and blood and bone, for no flesh
and blood would inherit heaven. Did you hear what
I said? Some of you didn't really hear what I
said. You said, 'Well, that's heresy.' No,
that's your crazy brain saying that"
[Benny Hinn, Our Position in Christ #2
- The Word Made Flesh, (1991), audiotape #A)31190
-2, side 2],
"God duplicated Himself in
kind! ... Adam was an exact duplication of God's
kind!" [Charles Capps,
Authority in Three Worlds, (1982), p.16, emphasis in
The Spirit of God "declared in the
earth today what the eternal purpose of God has been
throughout the ages ... that He is duplicating Himself
in the earth" [John Avanzini
(with Morris Cerullo), The Endtime Manifestation of
the Sons of God, (No Date), audiotape1, side 2],
"So those that would put that
teaching down, want us to have a beginning and an
end. That's Satan, isn't it?"
[Paul Crouch, (speaking with Benny Hinn),
Praise-a-Thon, programme on TBN, (Nov 1990)],
"I am a little god! Critics,
be gone!" [Paul Crouch,
Praise the Lord, programme on TBN, (07 July 1986].