Jennifer LeClaire, news editor at Charisma writes about Joel Osteen’s comments made to HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps about gays this week. The interview is more than telling and confirms Osteen as a heretical Pelagian and Universalist. Carefully note that he frames Universalism in his “the wider mercy” doctrine.
It’s past time for high-profile, credible ministers to call out Joel and hold him biblically accountable for his flagrant heresy and pseudo gospel that eternally damns the unrepentant and unregenerate.
“…The mega church preacher, whom HuffPo describes as a “spiritual star,” was on the show to talk about his new book Break Out! 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life. Zepps read a line out of Osteen’s book: “It doesn’t matter who likes you or doesn’t like you, all that matters is that God likes you. He accepts you. He approves of you.”
Zepps then asked Osteen if that was true of homosexuals. “Absolutely,” Osteen said. “I believe that God breathed life into every person and that every person is made in the image of God, and you have accept them as they are on their journey. I’m not here to preach hate or push people down.”
Osteen also said, “We’re not trying to make this a little bitty narrow thing. Anybody’s welcome. We may not agree 100 percent on doctrine and theology, but the Catholic Church, our church, it’s open for everybody. … I believe God is big and His mercy is very wide.”