Kenneth Hagin

Romans 16:17-18 "Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.  For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting." (NASB, emphasis added.)

Gal 1:6-9 "I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;  which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!  As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!" (NASB, emphasis added.)

Mat 7:22-23 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’" (NASB, emphasis added.)

The Scriptures mandate to us that we are to mark those who teach doctrine which is contrary to the Holy Word of God, and avoid them.

Below is a listing of Hagin's heretical teachings. Next to each of his quotes we've countered with the Truth as found in the Word of God. Read for yourself, pray about it, and decide what the Lord would have you do regarding Scripture's mandate.


How Hagin's Teachings Stack-up Against Scripture
Suggestive, Hypnotic Healing Methods

"The Lord said to me, 'This is the primary way you are to minister, with the healing anointing. However, the healing anointing will not work unless you tell the people exactly what I told you. That is, you tell the people exactly what I told you. Tell them that you saw me. Tell them that I spoke to you. Tell them that I laid the finger of my right hand in the palm of each of your hands.' Then Jesus smiled and added, 'The anointing is not in your feet-I did not tell you to lay your feet on anybody. The anointing is not in your head-I did not tell you to lay your head on anybody. It is in your hands. Tell the people that I told you to tell them that if they belief that-that is, you are anointed-and will receive that anointing, that power will flow from your hands into their bodies, and it will drive out their sickness or their disease, and it will affect a healing and a cure in them' (The Toronto Blessing, Slaying in the Spirit-The Telling Wonder, Nader Mikhaeil, Southwood Press Pty Limited, Australia, pg. 175)

"This kind of talk-'Tell people that I appeared to you, that I spoke to you, that I laid the finger of my right hand in your palm'-is designed to increase, and to heighten the expectation of the sick person who will be more susceptible to the suggestion of Hagin. Such techniques are essential to any hypnotic process. Hypnotists differentiate between what they call intimate conviction, and good intention of their subject. It is this intimate conviction that is needed to obtain better results. This manner of speaking-'tell them...tell them...'-is designed to achieve this intimate conviction.

When the apostle Peter met the paralyzed man at the beautiful gate of the temple, he did not give him a lengthy pep talk to heighten his expectations of a miracle...Peter simply said: "In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.' AND THE MAN WALKED" (Ibid., pp. 175-176)!

Jesus Christ's Healings are not forever?

"During the great healing revival, evangelists would hold short meetings, and I'd come along behind them with longer meetings. By the time I got there, I often found people who had been healed in those meetings already had lost their healing. That happened in my meetings too..That is why I changed my ministry and did more teaching. Yes, I could advertise my vision, fill up an auditorium, and get many people healed-but they wouldn't keep their healing..." (Ibid., pg. 176)

"The Bible, the Word of God, is the Word of Truth. The Bible did not omit any aspect of truth that we ought to have known. Had there been any relapsed healings during the ministry of the Lord Jesus, or even during that of one of the Old Testament prophets and had the Bible not given an account of it, the Bible would be charged with hiding the truth, for half truth is not truth at all...But there are no relapsed healings in the Word of God. A relapse is not the mark of the hand of God" (Ibid., pp. 176-177).
Twisting the Scriptures regarding Healing...

"Hagin describes one incident in which he was visiting one of his church members. This man had been healed some nine months before from back pain which he had suffered for twenty-five years. Hagin noticed that the back pain had returned and the man seemed even worse than before. Hagin wanted to convince the man that the Lord had actually healed him. But the man said, 'I'll tell you what I believe: I believe if God ever does anything, it's done. If God ever heals anybody, they're healed forever.' Hagin said, 'You mean if a fellow ever gets healed, then he's always healed?' Yeah', the man replied. Hagin replied, 'Well, isn't that something? Jesus did not know that. He didn't know you couldn't lose your healing or the blessings of God. When He appeared in a vision to John on the Isle of Patmos and gave him a message for one of the churches in Asia Minor he told them to 'hold fast' to what they had. Why hold fast to it if you can't lose it?...Hagin then stood there teaching that man for over an hour...." (Ibid., pp. 177-178).

"The word 'hold' refers to the teaching they have received, not to healing. For some in the church in Pergamum were holding the doctrine of Balaam, and the Nicolaitans. In the church in Thyatira there was a false prophetess who was introducing seductive teachings. The Lord was warning the church not to listen to her but to hold fast to the true teaching, not to hold fast to a healing.

What a degrading of the power of God! Can you imagine any of the blind men Jesus healed becoming blind again? What a ''laugh'' that would be. The high priests and the Jewish leaders would have found enough cause to kill the Lord Jesus for being a magician or wizard. However, they could not find one reason to kill him, except in their claim that he blasphemed by saying that He was the Son of God. If there was one healing that relapsed that would have been strong evidence that Jesus was a false healer, a trickster" (Ibid., pg. 178).

Prayer is 'Negative Confession'?

"Many times you lose by praying! You lose by turning in your prayer requests. That might startle you, but what you are doing is confessing, I don't have it" (Ibid., pg. 180).

"Does this not fly in the face of what the Bible plainly teaches? ...What of Paul, who exhorted his readers to, 'pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you .' (1 Thess. 5:17-18)...Or what then of James, who said that 'The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.' (James 5:16)...John encourages us by saying: 'And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.' (1 John 5:15)" (Ibid., pp. 180-181).
Handkerchiefs impart Spiritual Rebirth?

"Hagin recorded a very telling story about the source of the manifestations brought by his hands. A mother came to him, asking him to his hands on a handkerchief. The mother the traveled 300 miles to a hospital where her daughter lay unconscious. The doctors were planning to remove a tumor from the daughter, who was also diabetic. The mother went to where her daughter lay and 'under the oxygen tent, laid the handkerchief on her daughter's chest. The minute it touched her, she revived. She was healed, born again, filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues, all in one application" (Ibid., pg. 188).

"Hagin tells us that this daughter was healed, born again, filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues as soon as his handkerchief was placed on her chest. We have no difficulty believing that the daughter could be healed because of the handkerchief. But how could she be born again...? Believing comes by hearing the word of God and believing it, not by touching a handkerchief. In Romans 10:17 Paul says, 'So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.'...The healing did not make her a child of God. Hagin had to say that this daughter was born again. How could an unbeliever speak in tongues? ...If an unbeliever can speak in tongues these tongues cannot be from God. Hagin was forced to state that the daughter was born again...which is completely unscriptural" (Ibid., pg. 189).

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