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									                  Joel Osteen Exposed
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 revenue’s 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?...”
     Link to Joel Osteen Mitt Romney/Mormonism
     interview: http://www.mazeministry.com/frontpage/osteen2.htm
                   The Leaven of Lakewood

  Joel Osteen: True or False http://www.av1611.org/osteen.html
             Joel Osteen: Smile When You Lie

Joel Osteen Can't Tell You the Gospel/Doesn't Know
Who's Going to Hell On June 20, 2005, Osteen sat for an interview with
                 Larry King on CNN’s The Larry King Show
Pastor Joel Osteen continues to lead people away
from Jesus Christ, as he calls Mormonism a true
Christian faith!
NEWS BRIEF: "Joel Osteen, Interviewed by Chris Wallace of Fox News December
23, 2007

Transcript of this Interview: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,318054,00.html

"WALLACE: And what about Mitt Romney? And I've got to ask you the question,
because it is a question whether it should be or not in this campaign, is a
Mormon a true Christian?

OSTEEN: Well, in my mind they are. Mitt Romney has said that he believes in
Christ as his savior, and that's what I believe, so, you know, I'm not the one to
judge the little details of it. So I believe they are. And so, you know, Mitt Romney
seems like a man of character and integrity to me, and I don't think he would —
anything would stop me from voting for him if that's what I felt like."

Not satisfied with Osteen's initial response, Wallace continues, taking a much
stronger stand, one which is founded on more knowledge about Mormonism than
Pastor Osteen evidently possesses!

"WALLACE: So, for instance, when people start talking about Joseph Smith, the
founder of the church, and the golden tablets in upstate New York, and God
assumes the shape of a man, do you not get hung up in those theological issues?

OSTEEN: I probably don't get hung up in them because I haven't really studied
them or thought about them. And you know, I just try to let God be the judge of
that. I mean, I don't know. I certainly can't say that I agree with everything that I've
heard about it, but from what I've heard from Mitt, when he says that Christ is his
savior, to me that's a common bond."

As we have pointed out so often, Mormonism is a counterfeit Christianity whose
roots lie deeply in Freemasonry and Black Magick Witchcraft. I find it incredible
that a pastor like Osteen, who commands the respect of many tens of thousands
at least, should declare to the world that Mormonism is true Christianity. Further,
even if Mormons profess Jesus Christ, they do not believe in the biblical Jesus,
for they teach that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers, and that Jesus was only a fine
World Teacher.

Sadly, Osteen falls simply in the category of apostate, Liberal Christianity. Please
watch this video all the way through, so you can hear the facts, that Joel Osteen
does not mention the Bible or Jesus in his popular messages and his even more
popular books. When asked what he does during his morning devotion, Osteen
does not say that he reads the Bible or prays; rather, he simply says that he
searches his own heart to see if he is on the right course. He does not say that
the Bible is his guide for such searching, and he certainly does not say that he
relies upon prayer.

The Bible clearly states that there is a way which seems right to a man, but the
end of that way is spiritual death!

By this positive-thinking teaching which is totally devoid of Biblical foundation,
Osteen is opening the door to the appearance of Antichrist!

Pastor Osteen needs to repent of his unbiblical christian teachings and get back
solidly to teaching and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus will not be
impressed that Osteen preached to tens of thousands.

                         http://cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=939 The Mormon
                        Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, was built to honor Satan,
                         inside and outside. For the person who knows Satanic
                         symbolism, the very outside of the Temple proves that
                          Mormonism serves Lord Satan. No Christian symbols
                               decorate the walls of the Mormon Temples.

                         Schnoebelen, former Satanist, sets out to expose the
                         Satanic roots of Mormonism, made especially urgent
                            because Mormonism pretends to be Christian.

 The Mormon Temple is the spiritual focal point for devout Latter-Day saints, but
 the vast majority of them have no idea that each temple is specifically designed
to be a "Magnet For Demons". In fact, while most people have never heard of this
term, Satanists consider it most important when creating architecture. This video
 is most important if you are to truly understand Mormonism and the deep, dark
 Satanism which underpins the entire church. Only a former Satanist could ever
                                   tell this story!

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