Saturday, February 03, 2007

A Pastoral Warning

Reading this article over at Reformation 21 prompted me to give this pastoral warning: Watch out for popular "Christian" teachers and preachers who do not know the gospel and/or do not teach the Bible. Do not assume that what you pick up in a "Christian" bookstore or watch on "Christian" television will be true, much less that it will help you walk with God. Prove all things; hold fast that which is true.

The article deals with Joel Osteen, pastor of the huge Lakewood Church in Houston. I say this honestly and not with spite, that if Joel Osteen knows the gospel, he certainly does a good job of never saying it. He appears to be a newer version of Robert Schuller, whose "positive thinking" amounts to a denial of the gospel. And so I say to you earnestly, Do not believe the false teaching of these men.

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