Re: Joel Osteen Rebukes Apostles, Paul, Peter, John etc!
I just read the article too. My take is that the author is simply frustrated by so much teaching that seems to water down what the Word actually says.
If I said: That light bulb is on, I would have no problem, even though different words are used when I'm being quoted, if someone said: "Issachar said that light bulb is not burned out."
That wouldn't be really "reading between the lines", imho.
I think the author is actually saying, "If Joel said this, then conversely, he also said 'this'."
From the article:
IF Joel (or anyone) actually said that, then he is teaching something horrendous .. just think of the people that may be led to believe that, never repent of their sin, and AFTER death, finding out the truth.
When asked if openly practicing gay/homosexual people will be accepted into heaven, Joel Osteen responded, “I believe they will.”
IF Joel (or anyone) said that, then it is true, that by default, anyone saying someone is excluded (presumably from heaven), is teaching opposite of what Joel apparently believes. The author gives several scriptures that show that unrepentant sinners, will be excluded.
“I’m for everybody” says Joel Osteen, “I’m not into excluding people. Jesus can reveal himself to anybody.”
I'd have to talk to this author to know what his heart is on this .. (Maybe I'll look, later, for anything else he may have written ..
Issachar, recognizes, as do many others, that the age we're in, has a lot of false teaching ..
The church is on Earth to save souls from a lost world, not to save the world from lost souls.
Man learns about history, not from history. To learn from history requires wisdom. Cut off from God, he has none, so history repeats; no new thing under the sun.
Psalms 122:8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.