“God’s reason for creating Adam was His desire to reproduce Himself. I mean a reproduction of Himself, and in the Garden of Eden He did that. He was not a little like God. He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate to God even.... Adam is as much like God as you could get, just the same as Jesus - When He came into the earth He said ‘If you've seen Me you've seen the Father’. He wasn't a lot like God - He’s God manifested in the flesh. And I want you to know something: Adam, in the Garden of Eden, was God manifested in the flesh!” (“Following the Faith of Abraham”, part I, side 1). [Cassette from Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Bath, UK, Summer 1994] "... most of my teaching came from Brother Kenneth Hagin", who was "the greatest influence of my life". Taped correspondence, England, Ark. , Feb. 17, 1982.