Heresies: Renatism

Overview

Renatism is the belief that Jesus was Born Again. The doctrine teaches that because Jesus was imputed with our sin, He was spiritually dead and had to be born again.
​This doctrine often goes alongside the belief that Jesus went to Hell.

Etymology

Renatism is made up of the prefix “Re”, which means “again”, and the Latin word ​natus​, which translates to “born”.

History

The earliest example of Renatism I was able to find was taught by E.W. Kenyon, who was the father of many heresies (Most notably the Kenyonist heresy). Kenneth Hagin continued this heresy in his 1979 book ​The Name of Jesus​, in which he said, “Physical death would not remove our sins. He tasted death for every man – spiritual death. Jesus is the first person ever to be born again. Why did HIS spirit need to be born again? Because it was estranged from God.” Since then, this heresy has been picked up by Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, Bill Johnson, and many others in the Charismatic movement.

Notable Adherents

  • Kenneth Hagin
  • Kenneth Copeland

 
[Contributed by Brandon Hines]



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