Blog Template Theology of the Body: Nothing New

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nothing New

"The Spirit of God spoke to me and He said, "Son, realize this. Now follow me in this and don't let your tradition trip you up." He said, "Think this way -- (at Calvary) a twice-born man whipped Satan in his own domain." And I threw my Bible down... like that. I said, "What?" He said, "A born-again man defeated Satan, the firstborn of many brethren defeated him." He said, "You are the very image, the very copy of (Jesus)." I said, "Goodness, gracious sakes alive!" And I began to see what had gone on in there, and I said, "Well now you don't mean, you couldn't dare mean, that I could have done the same thing?" He said, "Oh yeah, if you'd had the knowledge of the Word of God that He did, you could have done the same thing, 'cause you're a reborn man too...the Christian is as much an incarnation of God as was Jesus of Nazareth."

- Kenneth Copeland, Walking in the Realm of the Miraculous, 1979, p. 77

"The Father is the only substance, from whom degrees and personations of God proceed. And they are three: not by virtue of some distinction of beings in God, but through the disposition of God in various forms of Deity. For the same divinity which is in the Father is communicated both to the Son, Jesus Christ, and to our spirits, which are both the temples of the living God; for the Son and our sanctified spirits are both equally sharers in the Substance of the Father... although the kind of deity in them is varying... and this is why the Trinity are called Persons, that is, they are manifold aspects, diverse forms and kinds of deity." -

-Michael Servetus, 1511-1553.

Servetus, who was condemned as a heretic by both Rome and Geneva (he was ultimately burned at the stake by the latter) is described as the forerunnenr of modern "Oneness Pentecostalism," represented by T. D. Jakes and Tommy Tenny, among others.