The Holy Spirit warned through Peter:
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” 2 Peter 2:1-3
One believer warns:
ANY person who does not see this Joel Osteen and his phony message for what they are – “another gospel” – is extremely deceived (Galatians 1:6-9). Any Bible student sees that Osteen is not preaching the original Gospel and is therefore false. In fact, the Bible says he’s “accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-9) Read your Bible friend – KJV.
IF you don’t see that the message of self-serving, gutless wolves like Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, and ALL seeker-friendly, emergent church leaders, you are completely deluded and a person who has not truly repented and cried out to the LORD for His holy fear and truth. Mad at me? You won’t be the first. Is it my fault that this is the truth? – “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16)
We live in the truth-rejecting “tell-me-what-i-want-to-hear” generation. It’s the “just-lie-to-me-because-I’m-too-stupid-to-worry-about-what-the-eternal-consequences-will-be-in-the-lake-of-fire.”
“That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law (Word) of the Lord: 10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:” Isaiah 30:9-10
The Bible says that “There is NO NEW THING under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Every generation has it’s gullible fools and this one is certainly no exception. The popularity of Joel Osteen alone testifies to this fact.
“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” Proverbs 30:12
Whether you personally acknowledge it or not, the truth is still the truth. If you think these men are anything but false, you are in darkness and do not yet love the truth of God and are fulfilling prophecy.
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (fairy tales, stories).” 2 Timothy 4:2-4
From Jason LeMaire:
“According to Scriptures, heresy with regard to the Son of God is ANY doctrine or teaching which does not remain true to the Doctrine of Christ as set forth in the Word of God. In 2 John 7-11, we are informed that those who deviate from the Biblical teaching concerning Jesus Christ have departed from the truth and are designated as “deceivers.” This is such a serious offense to God that we are warned to avoid these individuals because such deceivers have the spirit of antichrist. Read 2 John 7-11, and here you will see that those who ignore this solemn warning do so to their own peril. Merely to give them greeting makes one a partaker with them of their evil, and by implication such individuals will also partake in their judgment.”
Deceivers and False Prophets Among Us (highly suggested book)
Predators in Our Pulpits (highly suggested book)
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