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Joel Osteen Admits He Is A Universalist

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.”

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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in anathema, Apostasy, counterfeit, heresy, Video

 

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Will God Apologize To Satan?

Carlton Pearson was a national charismatic leader when he publicly advocated the heresy of “Universalism” aka “Ultimate Reconciliation”. He  eventually allied himself with practicing homosexuals and declared  his support for abortion.

These extracts from a 2006 news report are worth a few minutes of your time. Why? It’s about the  “servant of satan” [2 Corinthians s 11:13] defending Rob Bell in the video below. One masquerader defending another. Priceless!

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“…..Mr. Pearson still has an unshakable conviction in his controversial “gospel of inclusion” — the belief that everyone will go to heaven, regardless of his or her actions on earth. The high-profile pastor lost followers, his church building, money and prestige — especially among conservatives — after he started preaching a few years ago that the gates of heaven are open to everyone, even, theoretically, to Satan.

One prominent Pentecostal pastor, Clifford L. Frazier of St. Louis, summed up his reaction thusly: “He’s crazy.”

Unbowed by such rejection, Mr. Pearson maintains that he’s on the leading edge of what will eventually become mainstream theology.

“Within the next five years, everyone will be preaching inclusion,” he said after a recent service in borrowed space at an Episcopal church in Tulsa

In a 2000 interview with The Dallas Morning News, he said he no longer adhered to the “holiness or hell” credo that is a bedrock teaching of the Church of God In Christ and other black Pentecostal groups. He said he’d been having second thoughts for years about whether one needed to accept Jesus in order to be saved. He added that he could support abortion in “extreme situations” and that homosexuality should be “tolerated but not celebrated.”

Three years later, in another interview with The News, he went further. He said it was reasonable to believe that Satan could go to heaven if he would simply repent and tell God, “‘I competed with you, but I was wrong. I’m sorry.’

http://www.religionnewsblog.com/13829/the-fall-and-rise-of-carlton-pearson

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in counterfeit, error, GOOOFY, heresy, Uncategorized

 

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I Am A Convinced Universalist!

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Teaching through the book of Romans involves unpacking Paul’s portrayal of the Majesty,Mystery and  Antinomy associated with God’s Sovereign Election throughout chapters 9-11. I submitted  the following observation with the flock regarding those who struggle to  join in with Paul’s doxology at the ineffability of God [romans 11:33]. 

 Many succomb to the temptation of one of the following experiences:

>A Crisis of personal faith: when Jesus shared the mystery of his flesh and blood in John 6, many of his disciples defected and followed him no more because of the mysterious difficulty of his teaching.

>A Perversion of The faith: in order to soften or deny the reality of God’s revealed character and attributes, they resort to extra biblical doctrines like universalism, annihilationalism, or open theism. 

I am convinced that  Rob Bell, Billy Graham, Carlton Pearson and Joel Osteen are  proponents of  christian universalism [aka Ultimate Reconciliation] because  they reject hisorical doctrines rooted in God’s character enscripturated.

This shouldn’t be surprising. Here are  a few more notables who embraced and promoted the heretical doctrine of universalism over God’s communicable attributes of wrath, hate and vengeance. As you can see, it is an ancient heresy being repackaged more plausibly by the likes of Rob Bell.

1. William Barclay, the famed “Prince of Expositors” nearly the end of his life came to the conclusion that in the end all mankind would be saved…Near the end of his life, William Barclay, famous for many writings, but especially for his Commentary, believed in Universal Salvation. In his autobiography, he states,”But in one thing, I would go beyond strict orthodoxy – I am a convinced universalist. I believe that in the end all men will be gathered into the love of God.”

2. In the early days,  Origen was the great name connected with universalism. Origen believed that after death there were many who would need prolonged instruction, the sternest discipline, even the severest punishment before they were fit for the presence of God. Origen did not eliminate hell; he believed that some people would have to go to heaven via hell. He believed that even at the end of the day there would be some on whom the scars remained. He did not believe in eternal punishment, but he did see the possibility of eternal penalty. And so the choice is whether we accept God’s offer and invitation willingly, or take the long and terrible way round through ages of purification.

3.Gregory of Nyssa offered three reasons why he believed in universalism. First, he believed in it because of the character of God. “Being good, God entertains pity for fallen man; being wise, he is not ignorant of the means for his recovery.” Second, he believed in it because of the nature of evil. Evil must in the end be moved out of existence, “so that the absolutely non-existent should cease to be at all.” Evil is essentially negative and doomed to non-existence. Third, he believed in it because of the purpose of punishment. The purpose of punishment is always remedial. Its aim is “to get the good separated from the evil and to attract it into the communion of blessedness.” Punishment will hurt, but it is like the fire which separates the alloy from the gold; it is like the surgery which removes the diseased thing; it is like the cautery which burns out that which cannot be removed any other way.

*William Barclay: A Spiritual Autobiography,” William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., copyright 1975, p. 65

*http://www.tentmaker.org/biographies/barclay.htm

*http://www.christiancourier.com/articles/681-the-enigmatic-william-barclay

*http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=5635&forum=48&9

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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