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Upcoming post: Similarities in the Prison-Themed Messages of Kenneth W. Hagin and F.F. Bosworth

By Roscoe Barnes III
Author, F.F. Bosworth: The Man Behind Christ the Healer
Copyright © 2018

I'm reading Kenneth W. Hagin's 32-page minibook, The Prison Door is Open: What Are You Still Doing Inside? (Faith Library Publications Inc. 1982). To my surprise, it uses material that is either similar -- or identical -- to the material in F.F. Bosworth's article, "The Opening of the Prison," which appeared in the September 1951 issue of The Voice of Healing. In addition to having similar titles, the two pieces of writing use similar illustrations, some of the same ideas and same verses of Scripture.

While a few sections in Hagin's work are clearly paraphrases of Bosworth's writing, some use the same wording and sentences that appear in Bosworth's article.

A full-length blog post will be shared later, but for now, I can say that so far, I have counted 10 pages in Hagin's booklet with content that appears to be taken from Bosworth's article. Unfortunately, there is no citation or any credit given to Bosworth.
Hagin, who used the extended name "Jr." at one time, is the son of the late Kenneth E. Hagin.
Stay tuned for the upcoming post.
Related articles:
PLAGIARISM OR JUST EERILY SIMILAR: A Brief Look at the Writings of F.F. Bosworth and Kenneth E. Hagin. See here.

F.F. Bosworth and Kenneth Hagin Jr.: A Look at the Similarities in Their Writings on the Past Tense of God’s Word. See here.


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