Joyce Meyer, Word of Faith

6 Reasons You Should Stop Listening to Joyce Meyer

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.



61 thoughts on “6 Reasons You Should Stop Listening to Joyce Meyer

  1. Wisdom and discernment may be foreign to you, but that's the path this woman walks. You're obviously NOT spirit filled or spirit led. And I seriously doubt you had any direct revelation before posting this disrespectful piece. Sincerely research within your capacity. Her preaching may be beyond your comprehension. Blog what you know that you know that you know, please.

  2. How sad you didn't research the subjects she was preaching. You're obviously not spirit filled or you would have received direct revelation about what she wants to convey. Honestly, just reading and googling bible scriptures is not going to give you the wisdom and discernment this woman has. Blog what you know, you'll seem less ignorant.

  3. Ok…Find me one teacher who never says one word wrong. There is not one perfect pastor. let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

  4. If we study the Bible, God's Word, we can see the where the teachings are wrong. I believe this is the problem; people don't study, much less read the Bible.

  5. these false teachers –like…:joyce Meyers…….joel osteen…..both .Copelands…t. d. .jakes…creflo dollar…jesse duplantis…..etc…..are perhaps God's judgement upon those who follow them….they all have the love of the world in them……..the " word of faith" movement is new age philosophy in Christian-like disguise……if you are lost in it….get out…find solid biblical teaching………BEWARE…..YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED…!!!!!.

  6. It's not a matter of being a "perfect teacher." It is about teaching things which blatantly go against Scripture.

  7. I study the Bible all the time. I have found that there is not one preacher on the planet who has not said something contrary to God's word. We need to lock ourselves away I think. I am going to leave the judgement to God. He is the only one who knows the heart <><

  8. Here is the bottom line: Joyce Meyer is a false teacher. Period! This is not about saying something wrong sometimes, it is about a pattern and career of false teachings.

    Lorre, this is not about being a "perfect teacher." It's about misconstruing God's Word for profit and gain. This is what Meyers has been doing for decades, and she is feeding off of people such as yourself. If you studied your Bible all the time, like you claim, then why can you not see how she constantly takes Scripture out of its original context and applies it the way she wants to apply it? There is such a thing as hermeneutics, you know? We can't just "make up" an application of a particular verse. It must be kept in its original context and historical setting.

    Heir2theThrone, what makes you think we haven't researched this stuff? Do you really believe just post something without understanding what is being taught? Sorry. But we don't do drive-by-postings. Danny spend hours listening to her sermons, reading her material, and watching interviews with her, as well as other wolves, getting the context and teaching straight from her own mouth! If you claim to be full of discernment and wisdom, yet do not see the dangers in her teaching and how it goes against Scripture then I'm afraid Satan has deceived you and blinded your eyes.

    If so-called professing Christians would take the time to read and study Scripture in its original context and actually study rather than a perused reading, we would readily more condemn these type of teachings.

    May God grant you all peace and an understanding of His Word in Truth. Thank you.

    Steven Long

  9. Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
    1 Timothy 2:11-15 ESV

  10. Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
    1 Timothy 2:11-15 ESV

  11. Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
    1 Timothy 2:11-15 ESV

  12. #1 Jesus 'descended' into the 'lower part of the earth'; this is not 'hell',,,but, 'sheol/hades'. There is a great difference!
    #2. The Holy Spirit gives us 'revelation' daily from the Word of God. But, it is NOT 'inspired' in such a way, as to add to Scripture!
    #3 #4 and #5 are nothing but, 'doctrinal dung'! The Word of Faith Movement with it's 'seed faith' false doctrine can be likened to a 'malignant, cancerous tumor' that has spread through much of the 'cultural church of today'!

  13. 1. She's a woman. 2. She's a woman. 3. She's a woman. 4. She's a woman. 5. She's a woman. and 6. She's a WOMAN!!!! For crying out loud, doesn't anybody else see this!!!! There's a WOMAN preaching!!!! This is an outrage!!!!

  14. Jesus was accused of many false things He supposedly said ,but by those who had no understanding of His purpose

  15. Thanks for standing on the truth ….Joyce Meyers can be very engaging ….. causing many to be taken in by her preaching and teachings ……if what we read or hear does not line up with the written Word of God ……then it is false and we are being deceived …… is absolutely true that ONLY God can see the heart …….but as believers in the One true God …..we are called to be discerning ……that does not make one a hypocrite/Pharasee ……the "name it and claim it" movement is not biblical …..saying one wrong or incorrect word from the pulpit is not what we are dis cussing …. we are discussing someone in the pulpit .. whether it be Joyce, Joel, Creflo or the like ……preaching and teaching one wrong doctrine after the other …….these people are the most dangerous …. .they are leading scores of people to hell in a hand basket ….

  16. God speaks to us in different ways. He says it. He shows it in many places. And in one place He says old men will dream dreams and young men will see visions. The roots of the sycamore being bronzed, was that not a sign? When the sycamore fell (type of fig tree) and it protected the church, was God not speaking to all of us? How many people were visited by The Angel of The Lord? Looking at the capitalizations when He is mentioned, who do you think that was?

    In Psalms 82:6 The Bible says we are all gods and we are sons of the Most High. In John 10:34 Jesus says, "is it not written in your Law, I said ye are all gods"?

    There are other places where the author of this blog is wrong, but no need to point them out. The point is he is telling you she doesn't know scripture, yet he doesn't know scripture. He says not to listen to her because of it, so do you really think you should listen to him based on the same reasoning he uses? It seems she may know the scripture better than him. And being flawed, I would listen to a person who admits she is flawed before I would listen to a person who bashes a person for it, like he (himself) is not flawed.

  17. The Bible says in Acts 2:19 I will pour out my Spirit on all daughters and they shall Prophesy. What do you think Joyce is doing Prophesying the Gospel.

  18. uk, I would be delighted if you show us where we are "wrong" in this blog. Joyce twists the Scriptures and takes them out of context, just like you did in your comment. There is such a thing as context. In the the Psalm 82 passage, which Jesus quotes, He is not announcing that humans are little gods. If you would read the entire context you would see that. Here, let me help you:

    Psalm 82 God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.” Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!

    Did you see that, uk? The Psalm is about unjust men judging wrongly, hence Jesus' own statement to the Pharisees. He is not advocating that we are all little gods. You need to repent of loving your false teacher because Scripture says,

    2John 7-10 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

  19. It's not just her being a woman. It's about the way she twists Scripture and uses it to promote her damning gospel. When you take something as precious as the blood of Christ and use it to teach people that they can 'protect" their material good with it you are not only teaching falsely, you are teaching sorcery and witchcraft

  20. There's more important work to be done than slamming other Christian like you are. Quit looking for negative in others. Move on. We all have differences yet love our Father.

  21. This, actually, is yet another example of something taken out of context to smear another person's credibility. Joyce does in fact teach right out of the scriptures and gospel and I have yet to find anything she teaches to go against Biblical teaching. I have to disagree wholeheartedly.

  22. "The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?

  23. There is no excuse for putting your own mistake on God's word. It's already written perfectly in the book. It's either the Holy Spirit helps you develop it or some other spirit gives you the translation. It's either The Spirit of the truth or the spirit of lies.

  24. Sola Scriptura

    1 Timothy 2:11-15King James Version (KJV)

    11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
    12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
    13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
    14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
    15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

  25. All Christians speak heretical things at times, on a spectrum of heresy. But some of these beliefs, and there are more, are significantly in error as related to the Good News, the Person of Christ, and the nature of revelation (the Holy Word). She has every right to hold these if she is claiming to be some everyday secular motivational speaker. But, she has raised herself up as a leader, a luminary, a teacher and a voice speaking on behalf of Christ for His (italics) Church. The passage fragment you quote is not relevant here, because of we were to take it out of context as you have done, no one (italics) would be allowed to correct anyone. But there are plenty of passages in the Text which call for judgment of such a person as this woman–Luke 6, Matthew 7 come to mind. The issue of the sin of speaking false teaching is not just about the sin, but also about repentence. IOW, is she repentant for this clearly unbiblical and thus unChristian beliefs? So far, the answer is no. Is she doing this under the aegis of a local church? (all Christian leaders must do so to be biblical, even the Apostles did this). She should confess these to her local church, and put her self under their discipling actions before she goes further. May God have mercy on her soul. Sam Hendrickson

  26. "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears" 2 Timothy 4:3. Joyce is a millionaire false teacher who is sending millions to hell with her. People who defend her are followers of men and not of Jesus Christ and they are more passionate about defending their heresies than about God's word. Sad times.

  27. This is one reason I hate all you Christians. So judgemental. I have heard several MALE preachers speak on these various points before. It's nothing out of left field its a matter of interpretation which is what religion is. Christians are some of the worst type of people I have met in my life.

  28. Stephen Carcello, copying and pasting scripture over and over without understanding the context does not serve your arguement well. Your ignorance is amusing though.

  29. by looking at these comments and judgmental statements of one another i don't blame the person above for commenting that she/he for hating all christian in general. so she/he is right about various points and interpretation and the so called religion attitudes that puffs up the pride…so im calling on the disciples "you, yes you" to take a good look at your heart and see that even satin can deceived you all in which he has. love the lord god with all of your heart,soul,mind,strength,and love your neighbor as yourself.

  30. Your right and that verse applied to ALL of us. Not one of us fleshly humans does not have a deceitful heart, yet God judges them all (the hearts). 🙂

  31. She is just as bad as Joel & Victoria Osteen, Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar and others who are leading people astray, which will ultimately lead them to hell if no one tells them the truths of God's Word.

  32. Matthew 7:13-23
    13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
    15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So then, you will know them by their fruits.

    21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 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?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

  33. But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 2 Peter 2:1-3

    10 “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. 11 Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.”

    12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.

    18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. Revelation 22:10-15, 18-19

  34. 47 If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. John 12:47-48

    7 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2 For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and [a]by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how [b]can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:1-6

    4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:1-6

    11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 14As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. Ephesians 4:11-16

    17 So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 20 But you did not learn Christ in this way, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:17-24

  35. I agree. I don't think these pastors that are mentioned in above statements are a threat to the church. I have heard pastors of other denominations take scripture out of context. I think the biggest threat to our church is deacons, Sunday school teachers…anyone in church laity…who goes to work and throws fits, cusses like it's a second language, gossips, backbites, stirs up trouble, busybodies….and the list goes on and on. These sins are the biggest threat to the church because they cause dissention and excessive hurt. The break down of the family in the church is much bigger than any of these TV preachers. These issues are more urgent and in need of solutions than panicking over what is said on certain platforms. NONE of us have the perfect interpretations to every scripture. I have heard so many awesome preachers of respectable faiths, but I do not agree with everything they teach…does that make them non-legit? No, I could have it all wrong or so could they. Rabbis debate scripture daily…they say this, "You can have 3 rabbis in a room discussing scripture and you will have 3 different interpretations." If I don't like a speaker, I simply won't listen, but I will not ruin it for the person who is getting something out of what truths the TV preacher IS speaking.

  36. Acts 2:19 is in reference to a prophecy for Isreal by the prophet joel concerning the coming Messiah and the first century church which is ultimately fulfilled at Pentecost, this is confirmed by Peter in his sermon. Context context context.

  37. Amen, many who think they will enter heaven will themselves be judged for judgments of being so called religious in their mind but not in Holy Spirit .

  38. Sure of His Word,
    Joyce preaches a false gospel; a gospel that propagates becoming rich in Jesus' Name. She has taught in her books that one can "pray" the blood of Jesus over their material possessions and save them. She teaches that she is not a sinner, which is in clear violation of Scripture (cf, 1John 1:7-9).

    It is not just a matter of her opinion. It is a matter that Scripture takes seriously. Jesus warned against it, as well as all the other apostles. Even though she may speak some truth, she still mixes it with lies, and that is what makes her a damnable false prophet.

    Thanks for asking.

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