For years we’ve been watching as the Word of Faith and Prophetic Movements try to convince the church that man is divine – a little god. Jesse Duplantis attempts to drive this point home in this video where he says Adam breathed the breath of life into man, not God.
Duplantis says that when God created the animals, he didn’t know what they were. He said, and I quote, “God made animals and didn’t have the foggiest idea what they were. Want me to prove it to you? Turn with me to the book of Genesis, chapter 2. You think I’m joking? I’ll show you something right now.
“Genesis, chapter 2. God made a horse and didn’t have the foggiest idea what a horse was. Made a horse out of the dirt, standing there like a mannequin, looking at Him like that. Had no idea what it was, He just sculpted it. I’ll prove it to you, Genesis, chapter 2, verse 19: ‘And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them –’ Look at me! Look at me! He didn’t walk them! He didn’t fly them! He brought them. Watch me. (Duplantis picks up the podium.) Pick it up, bring it over there. ‘He brought them…’ watch this, …’unto Adam to see what he would call them.’ He didn’t know what it was – He just made something. He said, ‘What do you think that is, Adam?’ Adam’s a speaking spirit. He said, ‘That’s a horse.’ (Duplantis then Whinnies.) ‘Hey, Adam!’ Do you know that they were not alive when He brought them? He didn’t walk them. He brought them. They were just like Adam was. Adam was created in the image of God. He was a speaking spirit like God is. Let me show you. Let me just show you if you don’t believe me, watch this – this will bless you – watch this. ‘And out of the ground,’ verse 19, ‘the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every creature…’ what? Living! They weren’t alive! They were just like him, formed out of the dust of the ground.”
But that’s not what the Bible says. If you’ll flip over to Genesis 2:19 and read it in context with proper comprehension, the scripture says they were alive:
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. (emphasis mine)
Duplantis is placing emphasis on the wrong words here. He is basically saying that whatever Adam called “a living creature” came to life, and he had to tell God what that animal was.
This is offensive and just plain wrong. God, who is sovereign, is yet, once again, being abased below the wisdom of sinful man, and man is exalting himself. Duplantis holds to the doctrine that men are little gods, which he can’t support biblically. This is false doctrine – a doctrine of devils.
Let’s follow this thought through to it’s most logical end. If God created “dead” animals, or “ungenerated animals” and had Adam breathe into them the breath of life, who gave life to the creatures in the sea? According to Scripture, in one chapter earlier (Genesis 1:21-21), God brought forth the creatures in the sea and not only were they alive, but He was even smart enough to create them alive:
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. (emphasis mine)
Now, if we apply Duplantis’ same interpreting skills to this verse, it looks like the waters created the life within them. But if you’ll read the rest of the verse, you’ll see that “God created whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly….” Scripture isn’t hard to understand if you read it literally. However, if you twist it, warp it, and mold it to fit your doctrine instead of building doctrine on what it really says, you’re going to get a message that says God is stupid and man is divine.
Watch and see.