Exposing FALSE Teachers
So many in America today are looking for the easy way out. Forget the idea of being held accountable for anything… we are all victims. It’s not our fault. This attitude has spread like wildfire throughout the Christian world during the past few decades along with widely accepted New Age teachings in churches that claim to be "Christian".
No more sin. No more Hell. No need for redemption. No need for a Savior. Just give me the “cotton candy” Gospel. Give me the False Teachers who imply that all I have to do is snuggle up to my buddy, Jesus, sing “Kumbaya My Lord”, have a group hug, and we’re all off to Heaven! Yippee!!!!
If you are not ready for a dose of reality I suggest you stop reading right here because you might not be able to handle the Truth. You see, Jesus Christ is NOT our buddy… He is our Risen Savior who DIED for our sins (not for our “mistakes”, Mr. Osteen). Without Jesus Christ as our Savior there is no redemption.
Read these two Scripture passages carefully.
3 “For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, will accumulate teachers 4 and will stop listening to the truth and will be diverted to myths.” - II Timothy 4:3-4
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins that he might rescue us from the present evil age in accord with the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly forsaking the one who called you by [the] grace [of Christ] for a different gospel 7 (not that there is another). But there are some who are disturbing you and wish to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach [to you] a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! 9 As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed! 10 Am I now currying favor with human beings or God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ. - Galatians 1:3-10
We have, indeed, entered the time Paul spoke of… where Christians do not want to hear the Truth any longer but instead flock to False Teachers who will tickle their ears… False Teachers who curry favor with people rather than God.
The first False Teacher to expose is perhaps the most popular False Teacher of them all: Joel Osteen. Some of you reading this right now have just become a bit defensive because you subscribe to his “feel good” messages. If he would stop calling himself a “pastor” and instead call himself a “Pop Psychologist” or a “Feel-Good-About-Yourself Guru” then I’d probably buy some of his books myself. But he does not do that. Instead he preaches a FALSE GOSPEL (the “Prosperity Gospel”) and St. Paul is very clear about what happens to people who preach any Gospel other than Christ crucified.
I had intended to post 5 articles and 5 video clips of those who have done a good analysis of his false Gospel. However, there are SO MANY who have exposed this snake oil salesman that I’ve included 10 of each.
Wake up, Christians. Smell the coffee. Take a sip. For my Catholic brothers and sisters… why would we go any further than the fullness of Truth that we have in our own Church to seek out false, feel-good teachings? Our Church has 100% of everything we need. But… I digress. For your discernment, I give you… Joel Osteen, False Teacher #1 in what will be a series meted out over the next few months.
And 10 video clips:
Exposed: Joel Osteen, Christian Shamanism, The Secret & Law of Attraction (notice what he says at the 4:08 mark about the problem with Osteen’s “I Am” message. How have his followers missed this blatant blasphemy?)
Paul Washer vs Joel Osteen (Pleeeeeease notice what Osteen says at the 6:27 mark… he teaches that Jesus died to forgive us of our mistakes. WRONG… He died to forgive us of our SINS. This is a common teaching of Osteen)