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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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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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The “Wider Mercy Doctrine ” In Universalism

Seems Rob Bells recent advocacy of the damnable doctrine of Universalism has created quite the buzz. For many of us, the guilty verdict concerning  Bell came in a long time ago.  Check out  Harper Collins promo of Bell’s new book .

…..in Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, Bell addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith—the afterlife—arguing that a loving God would never sentence human souls to eternal suffering. With searing insight, Bell puts hell on trial, and his message is decidedly optimistic—eternal life doesn’t start when we die; it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins.

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2011/02/26/rob-bell-universalist/

Many evangelicals are absolutely unaware that christian Universalism teaches that Christ death atoned for everyone so that  every person,every where will ultimately be saved. They need not hear the gospel. they  may even rebelliously reject  the the Christ of the Gospel and do so without fear  of punishment since the Christ event once and for all reconciled them to God. Hell and the Lake of fire are simply  figaments of  biblical imagination.

The so called “wider mercy doctrine” is simply unprincipled mercy  carried to it’s “universalistic salvific” conclusion. Surely God wouldn’t literally keep his word of wrathful-eternal torment upon  unrepentant sinners. much less the  anti-christ cults or false religions such as Islam,Buddhism,Hinduism and Mormonism.

How could a merciful God do such a thing? Why that would be against his loving character. Doesn’t the bible teach  the humanistic ” fainess doctrine?”.

All this  is  the new mantra of “pseudo ministers” and their compromised compassionates who buy into their heresy. The great Billy Graham was advocating  the wider mercy doctrine of universalism many years ago. Listen for yourself. There is a brief intro before the interview and then hear the “good news that there is no bad news.”

When you read about Bell and finish watching the video, kindly whisper  Paul’s double anathema. Amen!

{Rgh}

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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