Popular author and teacher Joyce Meyer has said some shocking things in some of her sermons and teachings. Many of those who listen to her have never heard her make any of the claims that I’m about to show you. These are clips that I have put together and uploaded to YouTube to show that I hope would cause any discerning Christian to have second thoughts about listening to Joyce Meyer. Folks, these teachings come straight out of the cults, and are extremely dangerous. All of these teachings can be found in the Word of Faith Movement.
1. Joyce Meyer said that Jesus went to hell to pay for our sins
Nowhere do the Scriptures ever even imply this. If this were true Christ’s words at the cross meant nothing.
John 19:30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
2. Joyce Meyer claims to get her teaching from direct revelation
The Spirit wrote the Word. He would never say anything that contradicts the Word He wrote. Many of Joyce Meyer’s teachings contradict the Bible. Besides, the way God speaks to us today is not through direct revelation but through His Word. Red flags should start flying every time you hear someone say “God spoke to me.”
3. Joyce Meyer said that Jesus stopped being the Son of God at the cross
This was also taught by the Father of the Word of Faith Movement, Kenneth (Dad) Hagin. Again, another teaching that contradicts Scripture. Jesus called God His Father while He was still on the cross.
Luke 23:46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
4. Joyce Meyer said that she is no longer a sinner
Not much needs to be said about this. Here are a few verses that contradict Joyce Meyer:
Jesus calls His own disciples evil
Luke 11:13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
John says that Christians should confess their sins to God
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
John says that anyone who claims to be without sin is deceived and without the truth
1 John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
John says if we say we have not sinned we make God out to be a liar
1 John 1:10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
5. Joyce Meyer said that Christians are little gods
Word of Faith teachers say that God created man as a little god. Kenneth Copeland for example teaches that Adam “was God manifested in the flesh.” However, Adam lost his godhood when he disobeyed God and ate of the tree that God commanded him not to eat f rom. Through this sinful act, Satan became the god of this world and Adam lost his godhood. But thankfully God was able to thwart Satans plan and sent Christ to buy back our godhood through His death on the cross, and suffering in hell. Now through faith in Christ, Christians are given back their god status and by growing in faith (becoming more and more aware of who we are as little gods) use the “force of faith” to get all that we desire from this life.
Of course the Bible teaches nothing of the sort. There is only one God, and we are to worship Him alone. Adam was created a man and not a little god. Nowhere in Scripture will you see anything that even implies this. Satan told Eve that by eating the fruit she would become “like God, knowing good and evil.” No! We were never created as “little gods.” This teaching is blasphemous and to embrace it will ultimately damn your soul.
6. Joyce Meyer said that Jesus was the first born again man
This is another Word of Faith teaching that contradicts Scripture. Here Meyer echoes the words of Kenneth Hagin :
“Why did He need to be begotten or born? Because He became like we were, separated from God. Because He tasted death for every man, His spirit, His inner man, went to hell in our place.”
No! Christ became human at His incarnation. The Eternal Son of God, Second Person of the Trinity is the God Man, our New Adam, keeping the Law for us and dying in our place to pay the penalty for our Law breaking. He was not born again. He never needed to be born again. If He did then how could He be a perfect sacrifice for His people. God required a perfect sacrifice to pay for sins. If Christ had to be born again, then He was not that perfect sacrifice.
My prayer is that you will listen to these clips, compare them to Scripture, and then warn your family and friends who may be caught up in the teachings of Joyce Meyer.