11 June 2014

Joel Osteen Affirms Pope Francis, Wide Gate to Destruction

Christian News Network reports:
Megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen was among a group of political and religious leaders who met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday.

According to reports, Osteen was part of a delegation organized by the International Foundation in an effort to encourage interfaith relations and ecumenicism. . . .

Osteen told reporters that he believed the pope’s message and focus is one of unity.

“I love the fact that’s he’s made the Church more inclusive,” he said. “Not trying to make it smaller, but to try to make it larger—to take everybody in. So, that just resonates with me.”

(Source)
So, the message of welcoming everybody into the church is one that “resonates” with self-proclaimed Christian pastor Joel Osteen. Yet, is this the message that resonates with God?
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matt 7:13–14)
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." (John 14:6)
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) 
Indeed, Osteen is right when he observes that the Pope seeks to be all-inclusive. So much so, in fact, that on Sunday, 8 June, he allowed Muslim prayers to be prayed at the Vatican.

All of this simply re-emphasizes the fact that the Roman Catholic Church is not part of the true Church of Jesus Christ. If it were, it would not seek to unite with those who are hostile to God. Joel Osteen’s excitement and respect for Rome, then, only further demonstrates his biblical ignorance and affirms his own place among the myriad of false teachers in the visible church today. By his false doctrine, he reveals himself to be just as much an enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ as is Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church. May he repent, and turn to the true Savior before he realizes that the wide road upon which he has traveled is a road that leads to eternal damnation and torment.

Further Reading
Who Declares?
Perry Noble "Loved" and Recommends 'Heaven Is for Real'
What if 'My God' Is Bigger than 'Your God'?

2 comments:

  1. I guess Joel never heard about the Reformation...

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  2. We should "not be surprised." Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, charismatic catholic. This is just a sign of the times before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. We need to watch this stuff closely, warn others about these false gospels, and be diligent to proclaim the true message of the cross. May God grant Joel Osteen the opportunity to repent of all his false teaching.

























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