Joel Osteen and Mormonism…again…

26 October

It’s a good thing there are pastors out there that know the difference between the truth and a lie.  Before we open our mouths as Christians we need to do our homework.  It goes back to my rule with my kids.  You have one mouth and two ears so use them accordingly.

Pastor Joel Osteen commented that while he believes Mormons are Christians, he’s not sure if it’s “the purest form” of Christianity.

This reminds me of the argument Jesus had with the Pharisees who told Him that He was casting out evil spirits with the power of Beelzebub.  (Matthew 12:22-27)  Jesus told them that a house divided cannot stand so my question for Pastor Osteen is;

How can you be a Christian if it’s not in its purest form?

You can read the whole story on Christian Post here:

http://global.christianpost.com/news/lakewood-pastor-joel-osteen-unsure-if-mormonism-is-purest-form-of-christianity-59327/

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10 Responses to “Joel Osteen and Mormonism…again…”

  1. discoveringgrace October 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    No surprise, Mr. Olsteen also has a problem calling homosexuality a sin. I thank God for men of courage like Pastor’s Jeffress, MacArthur, and Driscoll, who aren’t afraid to call it like it is, a sin is a sin, and a cult is indeed a cult.

  2. DrT October 27, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    wow, that is bizarre–he is such a good writer, I expected more

  3. CamdenC October 27, 2011 at 3:47 am #

    DrT

    Oh, he is a great writer. He is also a great speaker. But his ministry is a watered down version of the Truth. It is a “feel good, don’t rock the boat, sell as many books as I can” version of the Gospel. He doesn’t want to alienate anyone by being controversial. Book sales would go down. Google his interview with Larry King, where King asks him straight up, “Do you believe that only followers of Jesus will be saved”. He put the spin on and didn’t really answer the question, “Well Larry, I can’t speak for God and I can’t tell you what His decisions about certain people will be” When I am asked that same question, I answer it with a statement;

    “Jesus said in John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me”. I have to go with Jesus on this one…

    I would say that is pretty cut and dry and crystal clear as to who will be saved…

  4. DrT October 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Makes sense to me, however I think the other danger is the extremist viewpoint (either extreme) as either one does offend anyone and sells books, or offends everyone and sells books–well even like Brown’s books or the Left Behind series

  5. CamdenC October 28, 2011 at 2:16 am #

    That is why I only read books that completely coincide with Biblical truth. I never read the Left Behind books, but I own all 3 movies they filmed based on the books. I recommend the movies to everyone. I am so pleased to see the way God is using Kirk Cameron in those movies and of course the moview Fireproof. He has an awesome ministry called Feed Your Faith.

    The tribulation is going to be terrible, beyond words… I don’t plan on being here when it happens.

  6. s. billingsley November 11, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    What a shame that Joel Osteen is so confused. Just as we all thought he was going to be a fantastic preacher. Well it goes to show, that this is indeed the end times, and we have to really pay attention to what preachers are preaching now days. Keep your Bible handy so that you can check those words.

  7. CamdenC November 15, 2011 at 4:46 am #

    People and their “itching ears”… When will the evangelical “leaders” of America stand up and “call a spade a spade”?

  8. Karl December 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    You should look at what the Bible says, before posting. Hypocrisy knows no bounds. Luke 6:37

  9. Camden January 1, 2012 at 2:16 am #

    There is a difference between Judging someone and “calling them out” when they are straying from the faith or promoting false doctrines. Sure, I have a “plank in my eye” but I am not espousing some non-truth or un-biblical doctrines. Joel Osteen, while he may be sincere, is sincerely wrong. Wrong about Mormons being Christian, wrong about who gets saved, and wrong not to “ruffle some feathers” just for the sake of ratings, book sales, and congregation size.

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