Joel Osteen Says Jesus Christ is Not the Only Way





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Published on Apr 7, 2008


For Osteen not to say that the unbeliever is on his/her way to burn in hell for eternity, when the vast majority of Larry King's viewers are unsaved, atheists, heathens, etc., is one of the most egregious sins a so called 'man of God' can commit.

To say that Jesus told us not to judge another person's heart is an out right lie. Jesus said that "every tree is known by his own fruit." Luke 6:44; "for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." Mat. 12:34. Jesus told us to "judge righteous judgment." John 7:24. "Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear." 1 Tim. 5:20.

Jesus said, As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten:" Rev. 3:19.
John said, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God," 1 John 3:2.
Paul said, "But if ye be without chastisement... then are ye bastards, and not sons." Heb. 12:8.
Jesus said to "repent." Rev. 3:19

This is not 'condemning' a person (Heb. 4:12).
When Jesus said, "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?" Matt. 23:33;
and when Paul said, "thou child of the devil," Acts 13:10;
and when John said, "all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire" Rev. 21:8;
they were not condemning anyone! They were warning us!

Osteen is a motivational speaker who is using the name of Jesus Christ - "supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself." 1 Tim. 6:5

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" 1Tim. 2:5

"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." John 3:18

"He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." 1 John 5:12

"Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep." John 10:7

"He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber." John 10:1

"And the LORD said... Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book." Ex. 32:33

"He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life" Rev. 3:5

"And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life". Rev. 22:19

"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Rev. 20:15

"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 2 Tim. 3:1-5

"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
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;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Tim. 4:1-4

"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." Rom. 16:17,18

"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;" Rev. 2:7
"I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee,...
And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works." Rev. 2:19-23

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." 2 Cor. 5:10

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Okay I listened to what he said. He did not choose to condemn or judge anyone by saying if you do not agree with Jesus you are going to hell. He chose to say Jesus is the way and he leaves God to decide and say you are going to hell. He doesn't want to deter anyone from Jesus and turn them off to Jesus by scaring them off with condemning them to hell.That is what I understood. 
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Significant Nobody
Joel did something very slick. He speaks of judging when the question wasn't that. No one is talking about who goes and who doesn't. The question was asked of how do they get there. He dodged that skillfully. Jesus said I am THE way. But Joel danced around that. I've heard rumors of him and his teachings and this furthers my skepticism.
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Joel is just afraid to "offend" anyone with the blunt truth because he may not remain popular to the masses. On the other hand, I have no problem saying, if you reject Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are going to die in your sins and spend eternity in a lake of fire. "Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ." (Galatians 1;10) God has called us to preach the uncompromising Word of God. No one said it was going to be easy. No one said you weren't going to be hated. No one said you won't lose all your "friends" because of it. But if the church refuses to preach the truth without compromise, God will raise up true disciples who will..
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Well said. This is why Joel is my fav preacher.
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jg b
I'm not Joel's biggest fan, but in his defense, he didn't deny salvation through Christ as the only way as the title suggests.
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King YahRushalem
There is a difference between hypocritical judgment & righteous judgment. The world see's & takes all judgment as hypocritical. Jesus judges & judged. So should we. But righteously. Not hypocritically. We judge every single day of our lives whether we realize it or not. Judgment or judging is merely using discernment & making a decision or coming to a conclusion about a person, place or thing. 📖 John 7:24 (KJV) "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment".
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Scott Malcolm
Jesus is the only way ..Joel is a wimp ...
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The title is misleading.  No where did he say anything about there being other ways to Heaven, he was merely calling us to "Judge not lest ye be judged". He even said he'd present his beliefs, sounds like evangelism to me.
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vijay pastor K
Bible clearly says Jesus is the Only way John 14:6. if your not clear about fundamental truth ....what we are you preaching on ?
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Richard Rodriguez
I like the way this video is titled that Joel said that Jesus Christ is not the only way.... SMH no where in this video does he say that. He doesn't want to judge, because God is the judge so its seen that he is saying that Jesus isn't the way?....LOL wow!
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