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God is the greatest failure in the Universe




Kenneth Copeland has said: “I was shocked when I found out who the biggest failure in the Bible actually is. ... The biggest one is God. ... I mean, He lost His top-ranking, most anointed angel; the first man He ever created; the first woman He ever created; the whole earth and all the Fullness therein; a third of the angels, at least — that’s a big loss, man ... Now, the reason you don’t think of God as a failure is He never said He’s a failure. And you’re not a failure till you say you’re one.” (Praise-a-Thon program on TBN [April 1988])




First of all I want to say that when we say that a man is a failure we mean that he is an unsuccessful person, therefore anyone who affirms that God is a failure means that God is an unsuccessful God, that is to say, a God who has failed to accomplish His aim or purpose.

Secondly, I want to say this, if God never said that He is a failure, why should we say that He is a failure? If God never said that He is a failure, that means that He is not a failure, doesn’t it? So why should we say or think that God is a failure? Should we say that God is a failure because Satan rebelled against Him, or because many angels followed Satan in his rebellion, or because Adam and Eve sinned? Certainly not, for all those things happened by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God. As a matter of fact, what may seem a failure of God was something which God in His infinite wisdom caused to happen so that one day He might send His only begotten Son into the world to die for our sins. How could we affirm then that God is a failure?

Furthermore, the Scripture says that “the deceived and the deceiver are His” (Job 12:16 – NKJV), so both those who deceive and those who are deceived are under His control. They can do nothing apart from the will of God.

In addition to this, the Scripture says that “the earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1 – NIV). Is it not clear that God is still the Possessor of heaven and earth?

The Son of God, who knew God the Father from all eternity, and who knew all the events recorded in the Holy Scripture, one day said about God: “My Father, who has given them [my sheep] to me, is greater than all” (John 10:29 – NIV). Let me ask you this then: ‘Can someone who is greater than all be called a failure?’ Certainly not. So, God is not the biggest failure, rather He is the most successful Person in all the universe. Books without number could be written about the successes accomplished by God, because success belongs to Him. To Him be the glory now and forevermore. Amen.

In the light of these things which are taught by the Scripture, therefore, it is absolutely wrong to affirm that God is a failure. Last but not least, brothers in the Lord, know this, that all those who dare to affirm that God is the biggest failure in the Bible do not know the Scriptures nor fear God. Beware of all those who say such a thing about our great God. They are idle talkers and deceivers who, by smooth and flattering speech, deceive the hearts of the simple. I say it again, beware of them, and refute their false teachings.