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Why Do People Follow Joel Osteen Part II

Posted by Job on January 23, 2008

Joel Osteen, Lacks Pastoral Training, Duped by Mormonism and in Need of Christ Centered Preaching.

Our brother on YouTube Bezel333, offers his take on Joel Osteen’s FoxNews Sunday interview. Something I may get around to watching on my DVR one day. But given what I’ve seen, let’s just say it remains very low on my priority list.

The Mormon cult has used the name “Joseph Smith” so many times, some of you might not have known, but the 2 quotes used in that video come from 2 different men who had the name “Joseph Smith”. The quote from the cult Book of Mormon was junk from the cult’s founder, Joseph Smith Junior. The quote from the cult book “Religious Truths Defined” was from Joseph Fielding Smith (aka Joseph Fielding Smith Junior). But it’s all part of Mormon doctrine, a group I call, the cult of Joseph Smith Junior.

While Satan can’t take over a true church, he does seek to implant false workers, who disguise themselves as workers of righteousness.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (New American Standard Bible)

13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.

And men who are not called by God, but are children of Satan also have been known to be founders of what they claim is a “church”.

The doctrinal errors Joel Osteen walks in started with his father, who founded what Joel Osteen now heads. Joel’s father, John Osteen was one of the “child preachers”, who started at age 17. He did become theologically trained, received seminary degrees and was ordained by the Southern Baptists, but later disassociated from them.

This obituary of John Osteen mentions how he was placed in pulpits since age 17. I knew scripture showed pastors and evangelists being men, I never saw teenagers and children in my Bible being in church leadership roles. Now keep in mind John Osteen was born in 1921, so at age 17 that was the year 1938. However, when you read this Day Start Tribute to John Osteen, you notice quickly that it is claimed he:

…he received the baptism in the Holy Ghost in 1958, an experience which revolutionized his ministry into a worldwide outreach…

Which means he was really into some bad doctrine. Because the man was claiming to be a pastor for 20 years and then supposedly was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1958. Which we know means he had some ultra-charismatic experience, that probably fails to align properly with scripture. (See: The Truth about Speaking in Tongues, a Video Presentation and Learn About the Holy Spirit.) So I’m just saying, where Joel is now in error is the continuation of what we’ve seen in the say what brings the numbers circles. John Osteen received a Doctorate of Divinity from Oral Roberts University. (Perhaps Matt Green can help you understand why that indicates a big problem.) If you read Joel Osteen’s bio on the Joel Osteen Ministries web site, you see that Joel attended Oral Roberts University and studied radio and television communications there. Joel then founded and produced his father’s TV “ministry”. Then the following:

For many years John Osteen encouraged Joel to preach, but he always declined preferring to work behind the scenes. But, in early 1999 Joel felt compelled to accept his father’s invitation and he preached his first sermon on January 17th of that year. Little did anyone know that would be the last Sunday of JohnOsteen’s life. Two weeks later Joel began preaching and later that year was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church.

I don’t think I need to say more.

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