You’d be hard pressed to find someone in this country that hasn’t heard of Joel Osteen. Osteen is the pastor of the 16,000-seat Lakewood Church located right here in Houston, TX.
In addition to the nearly 40,000 people who attend services at Lakewood each week, through his television ministry, his message reaches upwards of 7 million people around the globe.
Osteen is the always smiling, feel good preacher, who teaches only positive motivational messages.
You never hear him speak of God’s wrath, the consequences of sin, or any other negative topic that’s mentioned in the Bible.
Millions of people are eating up his messages, in which he claims that we have the power to effect our own happiness and material prosperity.
The problem is that Joel Osteen’s teachings are not Biblical, but are actually rooted in the occult. Tragically, more and more people each day are falling into the trap of his false teachings.
This is a very touchy subject to many people, especially those here in Houston who love Osteen, but it’s something that needs to be taken very seriously.
I was personally called every name in the book and cussed up and down by a member of his congregation when I broached the subject.
The Bible warns us of false teachers like him, but many people bury their heads in the sand instead of examining the evidence that he is leading people down a dangerous path.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:12)
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
If you are a Joel Osteen follower, I implore you to watch this video. It provides an in-depth comparison his teachings against the actual teachings of the Bible.
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