Maybe I am gullible, but there was a part of me that wanted to think that Joel Osteen would come out and be a man of courage and committment on his appearance tonight on Larry King Live. But alas, it was Osteen as usual, with his rambling responses, his unwillingness to stand for the Gospel and his wishy-washy “theology”. He stammered on trying to quote John 3:16, still danced around the exclusiveness of the Gospel, and NEVER once mentioned repentance from sin and turning in faith to Christ as Lord. I am going to go back and listen to it again, but I can’t recall very many times when he even mentioned the Name of Jesus, something he apparently learned from the Rick Warren school of tv interviews.
What was displayed on the King program was so far removed from the authentic Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ that it is unbelieveable. Yet, sadly, it is the false gospel of the Osteens, Hybels, and Warrens that are pushed off being the true gospel and thus gets all the attention. Oh Lord save us from ourselves.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” 2 Timothy 4:3