Thursday, April 7, 2011

Joel Osteen is a False Teacher.

I was in my dad’s house for a quick visit and his TV was on TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network) where Joel Osteen was preaching in a church filled with thousands of people. Joel was teaching from Acts 10 where Keefa (Peter) had a vision of a sheet filled with unclean creatures (food) And on the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Kĕpha went up on the house-top to pray, about the sixth hour. And he became hungry and wished to eat. But while they were preparing, he fell into a trance, and he saw the heaven opened and a certain vessel like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth, in which were all kinds of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping creatures, and the birds of the heaven. And a voice came to him, “Rise up, Kĕpha, slay and eat.” But Kĕpha said, “Not at all, Master! Because I have never eaten whatever is common or unclean.” And a voice came to him again the second time, “What Elohim has cleansed you do not consider common.” And this took place three times, and the vessel was taken back to the heaven.  (Act 10:9-16)

Joel Goes on to say that Peter was confused and did not believe “God.” Joel said that only “God” can change His laws and that “God” did away with the “dietary law.” Joel was teaching this to millions of people who just believe him without testing what he said. Joel is a very likable guy and has that innocent look that makes it easy to deceive so many people.

There are a couple of problems with Joel’s doctrine. The first and biggest crime that Joel committed was that he says that YHWH changed His Law. Did Y’hoshua haMashiyach, The Son of YHWH who came in the Name of YHWH say, For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.” (Mat 5:18). The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away.” (Mat 24:35) (See also Mark 13:31 and Luke 21:33). So can YHWH go back on His Word or change it? Did Y'hoshua haMashiyach lie to us? That would be the most heinous thing to say.

The second problem with what Joel teaches is that he takes Scripture out of context and teaches a doctrine that is not Scriptural. One should read the whole passage and often the whole book before you take just one piece and build a false doctrine around it like Joel does. Let us then read further into what is really being said in Scripture.

And while Kĕpha was doubting within himself about what the vision might mean, look, the men who had been sent from Cornelius, having asked for the house of Shimʽon, stood at the gate, and calling out, they enquired whether Shimʽon, also known as Kĕpha, was staying there. And as Kĕpha was thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “See, three men seek you. “But rise up, go down and go with them, not doubting at all, for I have sent them.” So Kĕpha went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Look, I am the one you seek. Why have you come?”
And they said, “Cornelius the captain, a righteous man and one who fears Elohim and well spoken of by the entire nation of the Yehuḏim, was instructed by a set-apart messenger to send for you to his house, and to hear words from you.”
So inviting them in, he housed them. And on the next day Kĕpha went away with them, and some brothers from Yapho went with him.(Act 10:17-23)
Just as Peter had the vision, there was a Gentile believer’s that came and sought him. Peter accepted them in and went back to Cornelius to teach them. Now why was it so important for Peter to have seen the vision? Let us read on:

And he said to them, “You know that a Yehuḏite man is not allowed to associate with, or go to one of another race. But Elohim has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.  “That is why I came without hesitation when I was sent for. So I ask, why have you sent for me?”” (Act 10:28-29)

As we can clearly see, the vision of the unclean foods was not about food at all, it was for Peter to accept the Gentile people (Goy) (unclean) into his dwelling. Without the vision, Peter would not have been prepared to do so.

So did YHWH change His Torah concerning the unclean foods? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Neither Peter, Paul, John or any other disciple or apostle ate anything unclean before or after that vision Peter had.

So why then would Joel Osteen teach such nonsense? There can only be one answer to that. Joel makes millions of dollars by teaching what his audience wants to hear. You see, The Gentile Christians of today have been taught their whole lives that the Law of YHWH does not apply to them anymore. They have been taught that “Jesus nailed the Law to the cross” and that “Jesus died for our sins” The problem is that they are taught that all our sins are covered. What they are not taught is that only the past sins have been forgiven, not our future sins. We are taught to “go and sin no more.” Romans 3:20 teaches us that the Torah is the knowledge of sin. So if we are not to sin anymore, we are to guard and keep the Torah just as Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, James, Jude and even Y’hoshua the Mashiyach did.

If the people learn that what they have been taught their whole lives is a lie and are taught what the Scriptures really teach, the great majority of the people would reject it as the change in their own lives would be too great for them. Christianity is a humanistic religion based around “how I feel.” Only the people who are willing to deny themselves and truly seek the Will of YHWH will accept the truth.

Joel Osteen teaches the justification of sin so that He can keep the people happy and coming back for more, and He will be making many more Millions of dollars off these poor people while leading them straight to darkness.


I have seen many video clips where Joel Osteen believes in universalism, which is that there are many ways to heaven and that each religion has their own way to gain access to heaven.

He also promotes the idea that homosexuality is fine and that homosexuals can also go to heaven. This is purely an evil humanistic teaching and is 100% opposite to what the Scriptures teach.

Watch this video to see for yourself.

(Please note that this video was created by Christians and portray Christian ideology... I posted this video simply to expose the false doctrines that Joel Osteen teaches that not even the Christians accept... Please note that I do not accept the Christian teachings either, but only Scriptural evidence)

Do you really want to follow anyone who promotes these ideologies?