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OK . . . Who Made the Negative Confession?

I couldn't help but notice the irony in a recent news story.  "Measles Outbreak Tied to Texas Megachurch Sickens 21."  Measles outbreak at Word-Faith Church

Measles is nothing to mess with, and it is no small thing when more than 20 people contract it.  The irony is that the Texas megachurch where the outbreak occurred is Eagle Mountain International Church, which, you guessed it, was founded by Word-Faith guru Kenneth Copeland, and where his son-in-law and daughter are now head "pastors."

According to Copeland's Word-Faith teaching, Jesus bore all sickness and disease when he suffered on the cross.  So, if you get sick, or if you remain sick, it is because you have unconfessed sin in your life, or you have failed to properly claim your healing.  Furthermore, if you make "negative" confessions (speak, think, or act like a sick person) or speak with doubt (not faith) or defeatism (which comes from listening to the Devil), then you can bring down curses (like sickness) upon yourself.

After reading the news account, I have a couple of questions.  Who made the negative confession?  Who committed the sin (and failed to confess it) which brought the curse of measles down upon the congregation?  If you take Copeland and company at their word, and when you have a church where many have chosen not to be vaccinated (because they believed this stuff), then what else could it be?

Reader Comments (6)

Just disgusting. i will never go to a W.O.F. church. twisting scripture. and i believe in God healing and have prayed for a lot of people for healing by the laying on of hands.
August 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterroger o.
I used to go to a WoF church, a few of them actually. One day my sone was having intestinal pains. My wife and I called our "pastors" up and asked if we could stop by en route to the ER so they can pray over him. We got over there and the pastrix stated that we should not waste time with Drs. If we have enough faith then our prayer would be answered and he would be healed. My son said it hurt and that he wanted to see a Dr. Mind you this is a 7 year old boy saying this. I assured him that yes we are going to the hospital as soon as we were finished praying. The "pastors" got offended and refused to pray for the trip to the hospital because they felt proclaiming his healing in Jesus name should be enough. We went to the ER to find out my son had intestinal blockage and without treatment, the results could have been fatal. Needless to say we ran from that "church." We are now in a church with orthodox preaching from the Bible alone. Praise God.
August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRichard M.
When I saw "the Negative Confession," I thought to myself, "Self, is Mr. Riddlebarger blogging about the National Covenant of Scotland?"
August 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSean McDonald
I'm waiting for the $21 million, 625mph Cessna Citation X business jet Copeland bought with the "partners" donations to catch the measles and crash and burn...
August 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob Reese
Copeland, as a torturer of the Holy Writ, should be able to pray away this measles outbreak, shouldn't he? Is he not naming and claiming, blabbing and grabbing, etc?
August 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermatt
So if Copeland is real about what he believes, then ewhy can he not pray or rebuke this sickness and it go away?
September 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTiminator

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