25 April, 2012

Joel Osteen Sees Mormons As Fellow Christians

Well, he is at it again. Joel Osteen, in an interview with CNN refuses once again to take a stand and say that Mormons are not worshiping the same Jesus that we in the Christian faith worship. Repeatedly, over the years, Osteen has refused to take a stand that would be unpopular. It seems popularity means more to him that standing up for what is right. I've really tried liking this guy, but I just can't. At some point, he has got to stand up for what the Word of God says, and expose error and call a false gospel what it is.  Here is an except from the interview where he makes his statement. You will note, he even wavers in this answer, saying that Mormonism is "not traditional Christianity"... BUT, he gives them his seal of approval that God honors their brand of Christianity.  I'm sorry, but this junk just makes me sick.
"When I hear Mitt Romney say that he believes that Jesus is the Son of God, that he's the Christ, raised from the dead, that he's his savior - that's good enough for me," Osteen said in an interview that aired on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
While Osteen said Mormonism is "not traditional Christianity," he believes Mormons fall under the Christian tent.
"Mormonism is a little different, but I still see them as brothers in Christ," the pastor argued. That goes a big step further than many other Christian leaders, who have not gone so far to say that Romney is unquestionably Christian.
Osteen also told Blitzer that he believes President Barack Obama is a committed Christian. Some conservative Christian leaders have questioned the president’s religion.
If you want to see the rest of the interview, you can see it HERE

1 comment:

Andy Pierson said...

This issue has exposed and even bigger issues within our churches as I was hammered for rebuking Joel O...I wrote about it here...