Kenneth Copeland: An Open Rebuke Regarding Ecumenism- The False Doctrine Of Catholicism

Whore_of_BabylonMr. Copeland, I recently viewed a tape regarding unifying charismatics with catholicism, and the statement from the pope of the catholic church.

It was a stunning concoction of Scripture that is a clear and deliberate attempt to undermine the work of the Holy Spirit through John Wycliff, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, and many others.

The current Bible we live and preach from, well, we owe its existence to the Holy Spirit working with these courageous men.

It was a night to be remembered for a very long time.

Proverbs 17:10 says,
Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool.

A betrayal of epic proportions took place.

Mr. Copeland, you read from Matthew 13:14-15.

“And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.’

With this very Scripture, the tables were turned so that when Tony Palmer rises to speak, the people would not hear and see what is really going on.

History is being made for Protestants to rescind the argument or protest of grace through faith and return to catholicsm.

As in all denominations, we see that there are elements of tares working in the midst.

Martin Luther, as well as other courageous men of their era, stood up to the system that purport “Mary as the Queen of Heaven, Mary as the Mother of God, Mary as the co mediator of men to God, the rosary, dependence upon priests to have sins absolved, praying to “saints,” the elements of communion turning into the actual body and blood of Jesus, and other major doctrinal issues.

Over the course of time, we have witnessed many ungodly activities in catholicism that is associated with false doctrine.

The killing of babies, impregnated by priests, born to nuns, and buried on church grounds underscores the depravity of the hearts of men and women bound in this system. Scores of priests involved in the sin of homosexuality, molestation of boys and girls, and God knows what else. Even in the charismatic circles, there are elements of sexual perversion. Homosexual music ministers, pastors, and praise and worship leaders. Sexual addicted pastors that watch porn and masturbate.

In the video, I notice that this bishop Tony Palmer declared that a document was signed, ending the protestant protest of the system of catholicism. The Lutherans, and other denominations are in a tailspin of their own. Methodists, COGIC, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and some sections of Pentecostals harbor, not only the sins of homosexuality but ordain priests, bishops, and pastors to places of leadership while living in Secret Sexual Sins.

While there is a outward stand by the catholics against abortion and homosexuality, we have seen that it is superficial. With pope Francis exploring ways to incorporate homosexuals into the ranks of catholics, we see that the whore of Babylon is prepared to swallow everything in its path. The bed of fornication is increasing.

I noticed that there was only ONE concession made by those that hold in great regard, Martin Luther’s rebuttal to catholicism, but there were no such concessions from the catholic church.

Not one.

There were 95 rebuttals that Martin Luther posted on the doors of catholicism that went unanswered by Tony Palmer.

But Tony Palmer picked the top of the argument and self announced the demise of grace through faith to reestablish catholicism argument that it must be by works. Because if you destroy or annul the top argument, it’s very easy to let your guard down to surrender the stand for the other 94 arguments.

The demarcation between protestants and catholics was “grace, through faith” and “works.”

Tony Palmer, in a very sleight of hand mesmerizing way, declared that there was no more “protest” based on one of 95 things Luther pointed out. By combining a statement, agreed upon in 1999 by Lutherans and Catholics, he declared that the protest is over.

By using Malachi’s statement “to turn the hearts of the sons back to their fathers,” he is declaring that the protestants are coming back home to catholicism. Back home to the pope. Back home to works.

Here’s what Malachi actually said,

Malachi 4:5-6 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

Tony Palmer said that prophesy has a twofold fulfillment. This is true in some places.

But in this instance, we all know that Elijah, in the NT, was John the Baptist. In the book of Revelation, the actual Elijah of the OT will be sent as one of two witnesses to the tribulation with great power, be killed, and be raised from the dead.

Tony Palmer believes that in the same measure of Elijah, he would turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Protestants back to Catholicism and Catholicism back to Protestantism. Uniting both parties as one in accordance with the prayer that the Lord Jesus made in John 17.

That by grace through faith, we give ourselves unto good works as proof that we are born again.

Now Mr. Copeland, you had your Bible at the end and you could have opened up to the book of Ephesians 2:8-9 where Paul said…

“For by grace are you saved through faith, and than not of yourselves. It (grace) is a gift of God, NOT OF WORKS LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST.”

If you believe that the Word of God is the inerrant, infallible Word of God, there must be no compromise or capitulation.

Isaiah 64:6 says “But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

Our works to get into the kingdom doesn’t and will never qualify us. That’s the whole point for sending Jesus. He became the Mediator between God and man, but Jesus also “Interceded for us” in taking our place on the cross to die for our sins. Thus, the righteousness of God comes to all and is upon all…….“them that believe.”

Therefore, our works to be righteous are menstrual cloths. From “Jamison, Fausset, and Brown Commentary, that’s what “filthy rags” mean.

“filthy rags– literally, a “menstruous rag” (Le 15:33; 20:18; La 1:17)”

Tony Palmer used language to insinuate that Jesus is the only One that justifies, and that is true. But what are the works of catholicism that he failed to renounce? Now Tony Palmer is an Anglican bishop (correct me if I am wrong about this) but it appears that he is a envoy for the pope and catholicism to reunite denominations back to catholicism.

If you look carefully, it’s Jude 4 in operation.

It took a long time for this to happen and Tony Palmer kept chipping away at you, Mr. Copeland. Until there was a breaking point. To become a false teacher and a false prophet, it doesn’t happen over night. It takes time, a willingness to stick to the goal, and patience.

For if the top argument that separated protestants from catholics could be annulled, then all the other protests, 94 statements are annulled too. Thus, paving the way to reassert catholicism’s dominance, and preeminence.

It was more than a bone to pick. It was an outright rebuttal to a system designed to keep people enslaved to sin while raking in tons of money. Throughout the world, these magnificent buildings that the catholics built is a testament to their ability to keep people in bondage to a system while sending them straight to hell.

Sounds a lot like the false doctrine of the gospel of prosperity.

It would have been amazing if catholics denounced Mary as the Mother of God. It would have been amazing if the catholic leadership would have denounced Peter as being a pope, and utterly destroying any lineage to apostolic succession. It would have been amazing if they would have renounce all references to “purgatory.” It would have been stunning if there was a clear renunciation of all doctrines that go crosswise of the Word of God.

But there were no such concession.

In fact, Tony Palmer declared us all catholics.

We understand that catholicism means and speaks of the universal church, BUT the system is still in place.

I’ve watched your ministry for over 30 years. Your ministry has had a positive affect on my life and ministry………..until we’ve heard some very questionable statements from you and others associated with your ministry. Over the years, we’ve heard questionable things from people like Fred Price, Creflo Dollar, and others under the guise of “divine revelation.”

Either concocted by mental lapses of judgment interlocked with spiritual spookiness, or a complete absence of Biblical interpretation in accordance with the rules of Biblical hermeneutics.

Or both.

One of the things that I’ve learned is that a man or woman of God must never love to hear their voice as they are ministering. It is out of this that a pompous, or haughty spirit attaches itself to who we are, and destruction is sure to come.

Paul said, “Knowledge puffs up.”

I believe it was Billy Brim that said this.

“All Word, no prayer, you’ll dry up. All prayer, no Word, you’ll blow up. All Word, and all prayer, and you’ll grow up.”

Over the years, the Lord taught me that “Praise of God keeps pride of self in check.”

And “Humility, and humbleness of mind will keep you from entering into places of humiliation.”

Under the current spiritual conditions of both catholicism and charismatics, and other denominations, there’s a lot that must be renounced and reaffirmed.

It is amazing that over the thousands of years that the Word of God was written that we still find people that can make the inerrant Word of God say anything that it wants to say, except for what it already said.

In an interview with TD Jakes, he was asked a question by a muslim woman and Jakes responded that he was on an ecumenical council to reconcile the faiths. TD Jakes and Joel Osteen believes that muslims and homosexuals practicing homosexuality stand a chance of going to heaven in an unregenerate condition. This is where people get so full of themselves in liking how they sound that they throw the judgment of the established Scriptures to the wind.

Being born again also requires that we put fruit out, worthy of righteousness. The fruit of the Spirit, the doing of the Word of God in strict obedience to the known will of God is proof of salvation. You might say that this is a concession on my part that we work to produce fruit. But that’s not what Jesus taught in John 15. As long as we stay attached to Jesus, He helps us to produce the fruit of righteousness. The moment we detach and attempt to produce fruit on our own, we are cut off by the Vinedresser, and sent to the fire to be burned.

“Without Me you can do nothing… more can you, except you abide in Me. I am the Vine, you are the branches, as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself…….”

So if we know that a branch cannot bear fruit by itself…..and I defy anyone that can show us a branch, detached from the tree to produce fruit….we know that we cannot produce works of righteousness on our own. Penance is not grace. Penance is works apart from grace.

The acceptance of perversion justification, and false doctrine underscores the deceitful heart that is desperately wicked according to Jeremiah 17:9.

The Bible is clear about not calling a man a rabbi or teacher, or to call them “father.” On the earth, the Holy Spirit is the teacher, and the Father is in heaven.

We find it amazing that people stood to praise God in that service. While the camera stayed locked on Tony Palmer, I’m not sure if anyone in their right minds walked out to stand shoulder to shoulder with the rightly divided word of truth.

The Bible remains final authority. As Paul said, “Let every man be a liar and let God be true.”

Psalm 119:89 says, “Your Word, O Lord is forever settled in heaven.”

Malachi 3:6 says, “I am the Lord, I change not.”

Hebrews 6:16-20 says “For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things,

in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

So by the Word that cannot change and is settled in heaven by the One that cannot change, and because He swore by Himself, established by the immutability of His counsel, and that He cannot lie, I must rebuke you and Tony Palmer, in the name of Jesus.

Proverbs 27:5 says “Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.”

There can be no coming together until there is a clear renunciation of the false doctrines which catholicism purports.

If there is to be a coming together of people, whatever differences of doctrine exists, we know that sometimes it could be resolved. And other times, they may never be resolved. But one thing is certain. False doctrine can never be resolved.

False doctrine must be destroyed.

Paul said this in 1 Timothy 4:1-4 “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

Catholicism and certain doctrinal aspects purported by charismatics fall under the category of “fables” or “fictitious stories, empty of divine substance and truth.”

As the late former president Ronald Reagan once said….”Trust, but verify.”

There must be concrete, actionable steps that shows a sincere but deliberate annulment of the system that is clearly against the Word of God.

Otherwise, we are looking at The Greatest End Time Conspiracy of all time.

For all of you that support KCM, his ministers, and the ministries associated, it is with love that this rebuke is sent.

However, we must never exalt any man above the rightly divided word of truth. The worship of preachers must come to an end. Many of you will use Psalm 105:15 or Matthew 7:1-5. My intent is not to speak evil of people but to sound the alarm that false doctrine has entered in unchallenged and it must be soundly rebutted.

And Charisma News only put out part of the story and should report the entire story. Seems to me when you want to protect someone or something, you partially put out the story.

They only put out the pope’s message, not Tony Palmer’s message.

Well, below is a link to the Tony Palmer’s message, broken up, to apply the rebuttal.

The pretending of walking in the truth must come to an end. We pray that the Father in heaven would reveal the truth to you and all those that are blinded by this power move.

When whole groups of people take this without applying the truth of the Scriptures to rightly divide the word of truth, something sinister is in the makings. As with all false doctrines, sexual immorality is not far behind.

Perversion on unimaginable scales such as the days of Noah and Lot, seen only by the eyes of God, are pending should KCM and all associated ministries insist and persist in this present perilous course.

Here is the video……click this link to watch for yourselves

Author: prevailing word ministries

My wife, Valeria and I are the pastors of Prevailing Word Ministries in Brooklyn, NY. We have one daughter, Sherylynne. We are all authors. The Holy Spirit and You, by pastor Valeria, Altered Destiny, A Hustler's Choice, by Sheryl, and The Minister's Crucible and Secret Sexual Sins, by pastor Fred. Please visit to listen to our groundbreaking series "Secret Sexual Sins. You may download it free of charge from iTunes.

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