The False Promise of the Prosperity Gospel: Why I Called Out Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer

Pastor Rick Henderson
Pastor, blogger  and grace addict

Posted: 08/21/2013 11:37 am

I have been preaching for 20 years. Yesterday I did something that I have never done before in a sermon. I publicly called out false teachers and named them by name. I said:

If you listen to Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, if you take what they teach seriously, it will not be good for you. It will be detrimental to your long-term growth as a follower of Jesus.

(You can watch my sermon here.)

I used to think that their error was so blatantly obvious that they could just be ignored. I was wrong. They are massively growing in popularity in the evangelical world and are seen as credible and helpful. Before I’m inundated with questioning emails I want to share why I distrust these two and think you should as well. So, don’t shoot me — at least not yet.

When I was a kid I could tell the difference between neighborhood kids who wanted to be my friend from the neighborhood kids who were my friends so that they could play with my toys. Joel and Joyce are the latter. They both teach a twisted form of Christianity that teaches obedience, giving and faith as a way to get things from God. They are both products of what is known as the Prosperity Gospel and The Word of Faith Movement, or the Seed Faith Movement.

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2 responses to “The False Promise of the Prosperity Gospel: Why I Called Out Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer

  1. I do call them out. I proclaim their heresy week after week.
    I also mentor others in the way of the Lord.
    You’re responding to my posts, not the other way around.
    Where is your forum?

  2. Why are you (whining) not publicly calling out “false or cultic” teachers … MATURE Christians do, Ephesians 5:8-20 (AMP) …. FACT: TD Jakes, is not a Christian >>> Trinitarian [read his Statement of Faith (SoF) on his website] …. Osteen and the rest of the (TBN) teachings, whether or not they are Christians I have yet to check their (SoF) …. nonetheless, these “cultic” teachers are very DANGEROUS …. Run Forest Run ….

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