Joel Osteen, Oprah, New Age, Word-Faith, Mormons and little gods, and the Trinity

Nice title, huh?  Well, stick with me.

Understand that I haven't been keeping up-to-date on all of my blog feeds, so imagine my surprise when I saw Joel Osteen welcoming "one of the great voices of our generation" and acknowledging how God is doing in her life... you know what I mean: Oprah was on.

Now, Oprah and her network demonstrably teach a false gospel:

This means Osteen's greeting is in stark contrast to Paul's sentiments in Galatians 1:6-8 or 2 Corinthians 10:5-6.  I'm not saying he was required to be rude, but he seemed to be praising her for her good works, did he not?  The Apostle John said, "If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works" (2 Jn 1:10-11).

Of course, this is the same pastor who has twice said he can't tell (or doesn't care about) the difference between a Mormon and a Christian.  See the two videos below:

He said he hadn't thought about it back in 2007:

In 2011, his conclusion is that a different God, a different Jesus,
and a different gospel are secondary issues:
(HT: DefCon)

I know that Joel Osteen is popular for his warm teaching style.  Even so, these are not two reasons to embrace the man as a sound preacher of Scripture.  To echo the sentiments of others, Joel Osteen cannot or will not discern between the biblical gospel and false ones because he himself does not teach the biblical gospel.  Consider this video of MacArthur rebuking Osteen for just this.

Remember that Osteen "won" the 2009 worst Easter Sermon for teaching that Christ's resurrection means we all have "come back power."  

As a sidenote, with all of the current Elephant Room controversy, which is not currently connected to Osteen, it is interesting to note that Osteen and the non-Trinitarian, fellow prosperity preacher Bishop T. D. Jakes have had a good, longstanding relationship.

And now the title of my post makes logical sense.

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