I never thought I would post a news video on my blog, I refrain from posting anything political unless it touches on Bible prophecy but this was SO on the money (pun intended) that I had to post. I see so many people defending these pulpit pimps online, people who profess to be Christians and yet they are deceived by these charlatans......OR don't take the time to read their Bibles to be discerning about what they are reading (that includes my own writings) or seeing on TV.
Everything on this video is correct and you should double check it against sites which expose them such as inplainsite.org's Televangelists' Lifestyles and pulpit-pimps.org. They are all false teachers who do not preach the Gospel and known by their fruits, so why do so many people still give them money? Probably because they are ignorant of the Scriptures and therefore can't tell a wolf when they see one!
Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Osteen said on the Larry King show that Jesus is not the only way to Heaven. This is NOT preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, therefore he is a
false teacher. We MUST be discerning enough and know our Scriptures in
order to know what we are hearing is not Truth.
Paul said in
Galatians 1:8 "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to
you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be
2 Peter 2:1-
false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be
false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive
heresies, even denying the Master... who bought them, bringing swift
destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and
because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their
greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long
ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
I'm measuring every word against Scripture like the Bereans. 1 John 4:1-3
1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see
whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out
into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that
confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; 3 and
every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the
spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and
now it is already in the world.
I have been criticized for being judgmental in this regard. I'll take God's word over man's any day! The Bible does not say we cannot judge, how could we make decisions without judgment calls. The Bible simply tells us that in the manner in which we judge we will also be judged, therefore judge righteously (meaning measuring by God's right and just Word).
Don't assume just because someone mentions the name of Jesus or God that that He is speaking Truth, remember Satan quotes Scripture too. Jesus said:
“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but
inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits.
Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are
they? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad
fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree
produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut
down and thrown into the fire. 20 So then, you will know them by their
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will
enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who
is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord,
Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out
demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will
declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE