[TBC: While false doctrines of the New Age and their perversion of Scripture are quickly recognized by most evangelicals, a growing percentage of evangelicals accept the same lies as taught by high-profile pastors, authors, and speakers. Calling themselves prophets or apostles, false teachers draw individuals after themselves into various "kingdom-now" cults and heresies under various names: Joel's Army, Manifest Sons of God, Manchild Company, Overcomers, New Breed, New Wine, Third Wave, Restoration, Reconstruction, and the New Apostolic Reformation. Consider the following corruption of Scripture as "interpreted" by by new ager Neale Donald Walsh.]
"God's Children, Who Art in Heaven
"My Children, who art in Heaven, hallowed is your name. Your kingdom is come, and your will is done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
"You are given this day your daily bread, and you are forgiven your debts, and your trespasses, exactly to the degree that you have forgiven those who trespass against you.
"Lead your Self not into temptation, but deliver your Self from the evils you have created.
"For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, forever.
(Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations With God, Book 3, Page 366)
[Now compare Walsh's concepts with the following statements.]
"We are on earth as extensions of God to finish the work He began. We are the essence of God, His on-going incarnation in the world." --Earl Paulk, Held in the Heavens, 1985, p.125.
"The living Word of God, Jesus Christ, was conceived in the womb of a virgin. The Word became flesh in the God-Man Jesus Christ (John:1:1). Likewise, the Word of God must be made flesh in the Church in order for us to bear witness to the Kingdom which God has called us to demonstrate." Ibid., p.60.
"When the Spirit of Christ comes into the physical world, He must enter through a physical body... When Christ first entered our world as a child, it was Mary whom God chose to give Christ birth. Mary's life symbolized the qualities the Church must possess to walk in the fullness of Christ ... even now, he trembles and the heavens watch in awe, for I say to you, once again, the virgin is with child. Before Jesus Himself returns, the last virgin Church shall become pregnant with the promise of God. Out of her travail, the Body of Christ shall come forth, raised to the full statute of its Head, the Lord Jesus. Corporately manifested in holiness, power and love, the Bride of Christ shall arise." --Francis Frangipane, In the Presence of God, 1994.
"Every man who has been born again is an incarnation and Christianity is a miracle. The believer is as much an incarnation as was Jesus of Nazareth." --Kenneth Hagin, The Incarnation, December 1980, p.13.
"[Man] was created on terms of equality with God, and he could stand in God's presence without any consciousness of inferiority...God 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 terms equal with God...[The] believer is called Christ...That's who we are; we're Christ" --Kenneth Copeland , Zoe: The God-Kind of Life, 1989, pp.35-36, 41.
"Who are you? Come on, who are you? Come on, say it: 'Sons of God!' Come on, say it! And what does work inside us, brother, is that manifestation of the expression of all that God is and all that God has. And when we stand up here, brother, you're not looking at Morris Cerullo; you're looking at God. You're looking at Jesus." --Morris Cerullo, The Endtime Manifestation of the Sons of God, World Evangelism - Tape 1.
"When you say, 'I am a Christian,' you are saying, 'I am mashiach,' in the Hebrew. I am a little messiah walking on earth, in other words. That is a shocking revelation... May I say it like this? You are a little god on earth running around" --Benny Hinn, Praise-a-Thon, TBN, November 6.