Joel Osteen Exposed!-Part 3
The latest ‘star’ among apostate Christianity is Joel Osteen, pastor of the non-denominational Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Osteen currently claims the nation’s largest congregation with over 47,000 members, earning a “Gigachurch” status. Lakewood has purchased the colossal Compaq Center, formerly home of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, to house Osteen’s church, with an additional $95 million in renovations. New York Times (July 18, 2005) reports Lakewood’s 2004 revenues of 55 million dollars. Osteen’s book of self-esteem, ‘feel good,’ self-help-guide titled, Your Best Life Now: Seven Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, has ranked number one on the ‘New York Times’ best-seller list.
Wxyz.com writes of Osteen’s enormous popularity, ‘In the world of religion, he’s achieved the status of a rock star. . .’
In an interview with Larry King, KING asks: What if you’re Jewish or Muslim, you don’t accept Christ at all?
OSTEEN: You know, I’m very careful about saying who would and wouldn’t go to heaven. I don’t know . . .
KING: “If you believe you have to believe in Christ? They’re wrong, aren’t they?” OSTEEN: “Well, I don’t know if I believe they’re wrong…But I just think that only God will judge a person’s heart. I spent a lot of time in India with my father. I don’t know all about their religion (Hinduism). But I know they love God. And I don’t know. I’ve seen their sincerity. So I don’t know. I know for me, and what the Bible teaches, I want to have a relationship with Jesus. Hindus love Jehovah God, and worship Him as Scripture commands? All sincere souls go to heaven?…”
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