—– “I believe there are many paths.” ~ Joel Osteen
Are there “many paths” to Jesus? The Bible never speaks with such language. So, no.
OPRAH TO OSTEEN:
“So here’s the big question: are there many paths to get to the one God?”
“I believe that Jesus is the way to the one God. But I believe there are many paths to Jesus. You don’t know how Jesus would reveal Himself to somebody, so I’m not into excluding people. Jesus can reveal Himself to anybody.”
Notice how Osteen is attempting to please everybody but he will never please or entice the true believer in the LORD Jesus Christ with this evil deceptive language and intentioned refusal to be resolute in his speech. In other words, Osteen is saying that “Jesus” may reveal Himself in the form of the pope, the catholic church, Buddha, Mohammed, Hare Krishna, etc. The demon that is in complete control of him is spewing out confusion which we know is not of God (1 Corinthians 14:33). “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” (1 Corinthians 14:33) This confusion Osteen is operating in clearly tells us that he is “not of God.” Listen to Jesus Christ my friend:
“He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” John 8:47
Who did Jesus just tell us is “of God” and “not of God”? Read John 8:47 above carefully again.
So Osteen says “I believe their are many paths.” Getting saved after reading a Gospel tract, in a church meeting, at a tent meeting, etc., are different methods or venues or places true born again believers repented and were saved. True. Yet, this is not what Osteen is saying. He uses the word “path” for a reason. A different “path” leads one to believe there is someone other than Jesus Christ in salvation’s equation and that God Himself can’t find you Himself and so He somehow needs help. Osteen speaks as if there is another way and yet Christ says He’s the only “way,” not “a way” but “the way.” (John 14:6) Jesus Christ is exclusively the world’s only Savior. Osteen’s choice of words is consistent with all of his TV interviews with Larry King, etc. Just watch and listen closely. The “spirit of antichrist” is on him. No where is he seen saying Jesus is the only way to God. He’s always doing everything he can in word and demeanor to include everyone in the salvation plan of God when most don’t want to be in it. In doing this Osteen is sending millions to hell whom he could have pointed to the one and only LORD and Savior who says:
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening (devouring) wolves.” Matthew 7:13-15
Okay the Bible tells us that the LORD never changes and that “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) So, we have on record and can observe that the Son of God dealt with so many people who came to Him. WHERE O WHERE in the 4 glorious Gospels do we once see Christ sending a sinful, lost seeking soul to someone else in order to get back around to Him somehow? Nice try Joel. No, Jesus commanded that men come directly to Him – “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) … Check this out in Hebrews 1:
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had BY HIMSELF purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;” Hebrews 1:1-3
You see, Jesus needed no help from anyone. He is all sufficient, all God! Anytime any person or religion seeks to add anything or anyone to Christ in the salvation equation, you know of a certainty that such a person is an antichrist and operating under the control of “the spirit of antichrist.” (1 John 4:1-3) Anti in the Bible word “antichrist” means in place of. That is, anything or anyone put in place of Christ or any suggestion that the KING of all kings needed help from a depraved sinner to redeem His fallen creation is blasphemy. This is Satan’s attempt to steal the glory due only to Jesus Christ for our redemption.
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” 1 Timothy 2:5
There is no reconciliation at all between the way Jesus and His apostles lived and preach and the way the Osteen’s live and preach. Completely different lives and another message which makes it a false gospel … they are “accursed” (Galatians 1:6-9).
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