In all the excitement over the release of the ESV Study Bible, we might be tempted to overlook some of the other "Reference" Bibles which are available.
Yes, there really is a Kenneth Copeland "Reference Edition Bible." And of course, it is KJV--the language of Jesus and the apostles ( Click here: Amazon.com: Kenneth Copeland Reference Bible: Books) (H.T. PLW).
My guess is that the Kenneth Copeland references highlight the following word-faith essentials:
- That we are all little "gods"
- That we can create personal wealth by simply claiming it--an important doctrine considering the possibility of a recession
- That Jesus saved us, not on the cross, but in hell by taking back his authority from the devil
- That God wants Kenneth Copeland to have several brand new executive Jet aircraft to fly out of his own personal airstrip in Texas-someone has to take the word-faith message to exclusive resorts and five-star hotels, places often overlooked by poorer word-faith evangelists
- That God will prosper all those who "sow a seed" by sending their hard-earned money to Brother Copeland
You can even bid on the less-sanctified NKJV version on eBay. Click here: KENNETH COPELAND STUDY BIBLE/NKJV-Softcover/New - eBay (item 170269790942 end time Dec-05-08 18:15:36 PST)