Christian Universalism is a damnable doctrine espoused by the likes of Carlton Pearson, Skip Moen, and now Joel Osteen. The heretical view is predicated on the New Testament declaration that God was in Christ, reconciling the entire fallen world to Himself. This “wider mercy doctrine” of comprehensive Inclusion teaches that death of Jesus redeemed all of fallen humanity back to right relationship with God. In effect, Jesus became the way that God provided for every person he created to be fully accepted by him. They need never know Jesus. hear of Jesus, or come to saving faith in Jesus. The way has been provided so that all religious roads could be accepted and Jesus is that way. Here are the heretics in their own words.
Carlton Pearson: “Every human being in the history of the planet was created in the image and likeness of God…God sees Himself in everybody, in every belief system…Jesus is the open door through which all of humanity accesses God, including Buddha and Muhammad or Gandhi. We all go through the same door to access God…” [Beliefnet Interview]
Professor Skip Moen: “What about the Muslim who truly desires to serve God and who embraces all that he knows about God, but all that he knows is what Islam teaches. As far as he is concerned, Messiah Jesus is a Christian mistake. All he knows of Jesus is the animosity Christians have displayed toward Islam, beginning with the Crusades. Does this man really know Yeshua? Hardly! He knows a caricature of the real Yeshua; a caricature that he rightfully rejects. Exactly the same argument could be made for Torah observant Jews. What do they know of the real Yeshua? They only know the “Jesus” that the Church has portrayed, a Messiah that they must reject because that Christian Messiah stands in opposition to everything they know about God.”
“…when Yeshua says “No one comes to the Father but through Me,” He is stating an eternal truth, not an evangelical criterion. The eternal truth is that without His pre-creation sacrifice, no one, not even Abraham, comes to the Father. But this is not a requirement of confession. It is an ontological reality.
“… The evangelical claim that you must confess this person or miss the blessing is myopic and misleading” [Posted Article]
Joel Osteen: In this interview with Oprah, Osteen parrots components advocated by both Carlton Pearson and Skip Moen when he states,”Jesus is the only way, but there are many roads that lead to Jesus.”