An Open Letter to Joel Osteen from Ed Decker

29 October

An Open Letter to Joel Osteen

My good friend Ed Decker, founder of the ministry Saints Alive, wrote an open letter to Pastor Joel Osteen regarding his comments about Mitt Romney being a Christian.

I thought I’d post it here for my readers and give you an opportunity to also sign the letter as well.  If you’d like your name to be attached to this letter, send me an e-mail at  I’ll be sending these over to the ministry of Joel Osteen.  This will give him long enough to retract his public comment about Mormonism before the upcoming elections.

Our purpose in this isn’t to hate Mr. Romney or Pastor Osteen.  Rather, it is to proclaim the truth while setting the record straight.  They are both in obvious need of the Cross of Jesus!

It pains my heart when I hear of a Christian spreading lies about the body of Christ and whether deliberately or not, perpetuates something that isn’t true.

If I thought for a second that Mormonism was remotely Christian, I wouldn’t spend my life doing what I am doing today.  I’ve studied Mormonism my entire life (47 years) and I’ve yet to find even one doctrine of Mormonism that is biblically correct.  Every single teaching in the Mormon Church is wrong my friend and if you can prove otherwise I’d sure like to hear about it!

I’m not out to bash the pastor, but it’s our duty to correct and give all the glory to God!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle Grim

Life After Ministries

Dear Pastor Joel Osteen,   Shame on You!

I have just watched your remarks regarding Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith, recorded on video.

Shame on you!  You have given the enemies of the Cross a great victory. Either through sheer ignorance of the Word or your apparent desire to never offend anyone, regardless of their sins, you have handed the Mormons a huge PR gift. You have insulted and denigrated the many former Mormons like me who have spent their lives bringing Mormons the truth and to the Real Jesus, who died for their sins on Calvary. You have defined our ministries and my life’s work as worthless.

You emphatically state: The Mormons are Christian.  Are you completely ignorant of the fact that the Mormons have taught as a foundational doctrine that the creeds of all the Christian churches are abominations in the Mormons’ god’s sight?

What kind of research or study did you undertake before you made this foolish and unbiblical utterance? Did you check with Pastor Jeffress, a godly, Christian pastor? Or with Mitt Romney, a man working out his own godhood?  Or did you just toss this out from your own lack of knowledge or as some sort of sweet sound bite?

Are you totally unaware that they have taught in their sacred temples for over a century that you and all other Christian pastors are corrupt hirelings of Satan, that you and your church are part of the great and abominable church and the whore of all the earth?

Did you not know that Mormonism teaches a restorationist theology, stating that the gates of hell did prevail against the Church and teaching that all power and authority were lost until God chose Joseph Smith to be his holy prophet to restore all things and lead this last dispensation of time?

Did you not know that the LDS church teaches they have the only true church, the only true prophet, the only true priesthood, and the only true scripture? That all others are false? That there is NO personal salvation outside their church?

Didn’t you know that the god of Mormonism is an exalted man-god who once lived on another planet in some other galaxy? That he  earned his godhood through his good works and now lives on a planet near the great star Kolob with a harem of his many goddesses, making spirit babies to come to this earth to earn [their own] godhoods?

You say you “heard Romney say that Jesus is the Son of God and is his Savior — and that is one of the “core issues.”

You announced to the world, with a broad smile, that the Mormon Church and Romney are Christian and that the differences between Mormonism and orthodox Christianity are simply the same as the differences between Baptists and other denominations. How could you, as the pastor of one of our largest churches, say that so glibly?

Don’t you know that Mitt Romney is a man who is earning his own godhood and plans to people his own planet? That Romney is a Mormon High Priest in the Melchizedek priesthood?  That the Mormons have usurped that holy priesthood as their own?

To pronounce them Christians, do you then agree with the Mormon doctrine that the Mormon Jesus is the brother of Lucifer? That he became ‘savior’ by a vote of a council of gods? That He is not the Word become flesh, not God come in the flesh, but was conceived through an act of sex by the Mormon god and one of his own daughters, Mary?

To have publicly accepted their Christianity, you must apparently concur that Jesus did not die as ransom for our sins on the Cross, but suffered for us in the garden, sweating great drops of blood, placing our personal salvation as conditional upon our works and our obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Mormon gospel. That Jesus’ death on Calvary merely gives us all resurrection so that we may be judged for our works and obedience.

Why do you think that the Mormons have over 50,000 missionaries out, primarily targeting Christians weak in the faith? If they are Christians, why do they target other Christians?

It is because they have success in seducing people who have not been taught biblical truth and discernment  by pastors more eager to fill pews and sell books than guard their people from the ravening wolves who circle the flocks.

I am sorry, Pastor Osteen, but you have disgraced the Cross of Christ and bowed to some vile, politically correct dogma and publicly pronounced these doctrines of demons to be Christian.

These are not the quaint differences you alleged in your book tour interview. These are lies from the pit of hell. There are irreconcilable differences between orthodox Christianity and these antichrist teachings and doctrines.

The true Christian Church can never accept the Mormons as Christians until they confess these lies as sins and repent from them publicly.   If a Mormon can attend your church and be openly accepted as a Christian brother or sister without being called to the Cross and repentance, then you are teaching a false faith and need to repent and ask forgiveness from the Church and Pastor Jeffress, the pastor you have just defamed in your foolish utterances.

Ed Decker
Saints Alive in Jesus
Mormons are Christians, says Joel Osteen, Texas Mega Church Pastor
Fred Jackson – OneNewsNow – 10/25/2011   Reports

…Osteen said he also disagreed with a fellow Texas pastor — Robert Jeffress — who recently stated that Perry’s political opponent, Mitt Romney, was “not a Christian” because he is a Mormon, and that Mormonism is a “cult.”

In a video posted by The Washington Times (above), Osteen states that while he did not know whether Mormonism is the “purest form of Christianity,” he has heard Romney say that Jesus is the Son of God and is his Savior — and that is one of the “core issues,” the pastor concludes.

Osteen was in the nation’s capital for planning meetings for a major event he is holding in Washington next spring. He was also signing copies of his new book Every Day a Friday: How to be Happier 7 Days a Week….

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4 Responses to “An Open Letter to Joel Osteen from Ed Decker”

  1. Leslie Cummings March 5, 2017 at 2:01 am #

    This is in response to Mr. Decker’s open letter to Joel O’Steen concerning what Mr. Osteen said about Mormons being Christians. It is very hard to understand why someone who is supposedly a man of God would tear down another faith and shame a fellow pastor-Pastor Osteen, because he saw the good in someone else like mitt Romney and his devotion to the Savior. As Christians, if we spent our time and energy coming together with other faiths in our common beliefs of Jesus Christ we could do much to stem the tide of the great evil that is sweeping this earth. All Christians including Mormons, Presbyterians , Baptists, Methodists, Evangelicals and Pentecostal Christians to just name a few, have so much more in common if we center on our Savior Jesus Christ and the good that we can do for mankind. Mr. Decker and his lifelong pursuit to tear down any Christian faith especially someone like Mr. O’Steen, is a despicable act of cowardice and I believe is driven by fear. With faith and hope we can give all of our doctrinal differences over to the Lord we can lay them at the feet of the Savior knowing with great faith that he will work all these things out. In the meantime we are commanded to love one another . When we can do this and concentrate on the things we have in common and stop tearing each other down with half truths, lies and conjecture, we can do much good and helping others come to Christ and follow Him. How terribly judgemental it is for someone of Mr. Decker’s influence over so many Christians to encourage divisiveness instead of love of all of our commonalities with every Christian denomination. Now more than ever Christians of all denominations need to join hands and come together against the evil in this world . Now more than ever we need to follow the Savior’s commandment to love one another and give all the rest- all our differences over to Him. This is my faith and my prayer and I do this in Jesus name.

    • Boni November 24, 2017 at 10:53 pm #

      I am in 100% agreement with you! This is not the first time that Joel O’Steen has denied the truth according to God’s Holy Word. What about the time he denied on national television that the Only Way to God is through Jesus Christ His Son. He says that if you deny Him before men that He will deny you before His Father.

    • Boni November 24, 2017 at 10:54 pm #

      I am in 100% agreement with you! This is not the first time that Joel O’Steen has denied the truth according to God’s Holy Word. What about the time he denied on national television that the Only Way to God is through Jesus Christ His Son. He says that if you deny Him before men that He will deny you before His Father.

  2. Marurice November 26, 2017 at 9:13 am #

    The scripture said that we would know each other by the love that we share with each other not buy tearing down of doctoring to know I love ino one is 100% right but the best way for us to come together with anyone is in love. With the disciples said Christ socializing and eating with sin they call him a sinner. Just read the Scriptures about love even though we have gift of all kind a roof Just read the Scriptures about love even though we have gift of all kind we don’t have love for one another we have nothing it’s just a symbol don’t have love God is alive .

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