Gloria Copeland, wife of Kenneth Copeland of televangelist fame, has recently told her people that they don’t need flu shots if they have Jesus.
“We all ready had our shot. He bore our sickness and carried our diseases” Copeland slurred. I wonder if Christ’s wounds heal slurring issues?
I’m not mocking her slur. I’m merely pointing out the inconsistency of the message. If Jesus heals all diseases, why does she appear old and show signs of stroke? Why does Ken wear reading glasses? But this sort of logic does not stop the flow of stupid.
“Jesus Himself gave us the flu shot. He redeemed us from the curse of flu.”
She staggered on, “By His stripes we were healed. When we were healed; we are healed. So get on the word, stay on the word, and if you say, ‘well, I don’t have any symptoms of the flu,’ well great! That’s the way it’s supposed to be. Just keep saying that I’ll never have the flu. I’ll never have the flu. Put words, inoculate yourself with the word of God.”
Interestingly enough the words, “I’ll never have the flu” never appear in the word of God.
The power of positive thinking does not heal people, nor does it prevent disease. This is pure gibberish.
Meanwhile, they repeatedly miss the clear point of Isaiah 53 and the supremacy of Christ to redeem sinners.
The clear message of “Repent and believe the Gospel” has been replaced with “Don’t get a flu shot cuz Jesus.”
We should all be in a state of mourning over the state of the church.