Joel Osteen Does It – Again!

Joel Osteen Does It – Again!

Oprah Winfrey sat down with Joel Osteen in an interview that she has now aired on her OWN network – Oprah’s Next Chapter.  After Oprah attended a service at Lakewood and heard Joel preach, they went back to his home where the interview was recorded.  The interview was “more of the same” with Joel.  With 16,000 people in attendance, you would hope that a man who is supposed to speak for God would stand and proclaim the gospel.  Tragically – the only gospel that is being preached at Lakewood is a twisted health, wealth, and prosperity message that uses the name of Jesus.  In fact, what Joel Osteen said to Oprah about his view of homosexuality is proof that he is preaching a false gospel.

Osteen Denies The Exclusivity of Christ – Again

At one point in the interview, Oprah asked Osteen about sin.  She started by asking, “How would you explain God to an unbeliever?”  Osteen responded by saying, “I would explain God as the Creator, a heavenly Father, of someone who wants to be in relationship with you, just as someone who is for you – as a friend.”  Oprah then moved to her point by asking, “Ok, here’s the big question.  Are there many paths to get to the one God?”  Osteen responded, “Well, I believe Oprah that there, I believe that Jesus is the way to the one God, but there are many paths to Jesus.  You know, you don’t know how Jesus would reveal himself to somebody.”

Osteen Misunderstands the Power of the Gospel – Again

Oprah then continued to move toward the sin of homosexuality.  By now, Osteen is expecting to be asked this hotly debated question.  So, as expected, Oprah unveils it by asking, “I can’t imagine that you would have 16,000 people in there and none of them would be gay.  So, are gay people also included?”  Osteen responds, “Absolutely, anybody is.”  Before he could articulate this answer – Oprah cut him off and asked a more pointed question that really draws the line in the sand.  She asked, “Will gay people be accepted into heaven – as you see it?”  Osteen said, “Well, I believe they will, because I believe you know that we have to have forgiveness for our sins, but sometimes we look at being gay as a bigger sin than being proud, or…not telling the truth.  I don’t think God categorizes sins.”

Why Criticize Joel Osteen – Again?

Those who read this blog know that I have openly criticized Joel Osteen for years.  This is due to his flawed answers about big things that are clearly revealed in the Scripture.  What is the big deal about Osteen’s answers?  The big deal centers squarely upon the gospel of Jesus Christ.  It is true that a pastor doesn’t need a seminary education to be able to preach the gospel, but it is required of a pastor to know the gospel.  Over the years, Joel Osteen has proven time and again that his understanding of the gospel is skewed – at best.

In his interview with Oprah, he missed it on the exclusivity of Christ – again!  The Bible is clear about the fact that there is only one way to God and it is through the God-man – Jesus.  Jesus made the clearest statement possible on this subject when He said in John 14:6 – “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  When Osteen says, “There are many paths to Jesus” – what does he mean by this statement?  When he talks about not knowing how Jesus will reveal Himself to people – we must stop him squarely in his tracks and point to the Scripture.  God has chosen to reveal the truth of His Son in the pages of Scripture.  The sufficiency of Scripture is enough and we must continue to proclaim the gospel from the pages of Scripture.  If Osteen is meaning that people who worship a false god in India are worshipping the “Jesus” of their culture – he is totally wrong!  The gospel transcends culture, race, socioeconomic and geographic boundaries.  There is only one Jesus and we must see Him as revealed in the pages of God’s Word.

As expected, Oprah asked Osteen about homosexuality.  Osteen’s answer proves he misunderstands the power of the gospel.  He said that he believes that gay people will be welcomed into heaven.  He compared homosexuality to the sin of pride and telling lies.  I do think Osteen is correct about the response of the church to the homosexual community.  We are much more likely to reach out to our neighbor who is wrapped up in a web adulterous lies than we are our homosexual neighbor.  However, that doesn’t change the perspective of God toward sin.  He remains unchanged – immutable.  God is never changed by culture, advancement in time, technology, or social acceptance.  Therefore, the truth of God’s hatred toward homosexuality is the same today as it was with Sodom in the days of the Old Testament.

Osteen misunderstands the power of the gospel to change people.  I have personally witnessed the gospel change liars and proud sinners into humble truth tellers. I have also witnessed the gospel change an open homosexual into a man of God who now has a wife and lives his life for Christ.  Osteen paints a faulty picture of God that makes Him this loving grandfather-type who is willing to overlook any fault we may have in life.  If that is true – will anybody go to hell?  Will anybody suffer under God’s wrath and holy justice?  Rather than proclaiming the truth about God’s sovereign ability to resurrect our sinful souls (that have died in the sins of our flesh) to a new life in Christ – he comes very near a universalism approach that misses the power of the gospel.  The gospel changed the woman at the well into a new woman (John 4).  The gospel changed Saul – a murderer – into a new man on the Damascus road (Acts 9).  The gospel has the power to resurrect dead souls to life and produce change (Ephesians 2; 2 Corinthians 5:17).  Jesus changes people.  That’s the power of the gospel (Romans 1:16).

As a pastor, I don’t get a thrill out of calling out other pastors on television or in our local community.  However, when a man who is given the charge to speak for God misses the gospel and leads people down a path of false hope that trusts in the power of our flesh rather than the power of God – someone must point it out.  It is still my prayer that God will open Osteen’s eyes so that he may see the truth.

I’m thankful that Jesus has changed my life – a self-righteous religious man – into a man who has been forgiven through the blood of King Jesus!

Pastor Josh Buice

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  1. It’s not as if this interview was a surprise either. None of them are, yet he approaches all of them in a completely apathetic manner. That’s what really gets to me about him. It’s not that he doesn’t know the gospel; it’s that he doesn’t seem to care enough to apply even a smidge of discernment… about anything.

    That’s not even delving into his health/wealth “theology”…

    • What a great opportunity to mention Romans 10:9-10 and 1 John 1:9, which would have told millions of people watching how to receive Jesus as their Savior!
      Keep praying for all spiritual leaders and all others!

      God Bless! Dr. Gary

    • Let me just say this: let he who be without sin cast the first stone. Stop throwing stones you fools!

  2. haters will hate. i am not judging anyone here but i can see that many are judging osteen based on what he said. however, there is nothing wrong with the responses he gave oprah. there is nothing wrong with teaching health or wealth or a combination of both. “be in good health and prosper even as your soul prospers” in saying that jesus is the only way to god,it was clear that he was talking about the christ not some made up version of “jesus”. he is a christian pastor, why would he talk about any other jesus?? at least if you are going to be critical, be logical first. when he said there are many ways to jesus he was correct. “other sheep i have which are not of this fold, them also must i bring, and there shall be one fold and one shepard, other religions and religious views were not in question and the remark on other religions is a streatch to believe that someone anywhere else would think that jesus in their religion even remotely applied to this(and why are you picking on india??). he is a pastor of a church and it is understood that they are of the christian faith, there is no reason for anyone to assume anything else here. and who are you to be holier than thou towards homosexuals? since when were there big and little sins? “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of god.” sin is sin. when god forgives a person, they are welcome to heaven just as anyone who asks forgiveness for sins, homosexual or not. and why is homosexuality not like a lie or pride. a liar will find him/herself in the same hell as a homosexual if they are not saved and delivered from the spirit and habit of lying. we are all born in sin(liars,homosexuals, all sins are just that and jesus is the only redemption of sins). paul even states that some of us so-called christians who are holier than thou now that god has forgiven us and use that to go around bashing sinners rather than loving them were once like them. we need to learn to love people no matter what just as christ loves us, not attack them. the same love of god that drew us will draw them. we cannot preach hellfire on someone’s head constantly and expect them to come to christ “with love and kindness have i drawn you”(not nitpicking and bashing)there is no reason to go around knocking him about what he said the truth is the truth. tell me where in the bible has he went contrary because from the interview, i don’t see it.

    • you absolutely contradict yourself. every sin of man was forgiven at the cross. past, present and future. no condemnation to them that are in christ. yet you say a homosexual will not enter eternity. that his sin is greater than pride. what a lie. and that lie is why people reject the church today. sin is sin. it is not on a scale, does not have someone putting it on a measuring chart. it does not matter to god what the sin is. to him pride is the same as murder. i didn’t hear you say a murderer wasn’t going to enter eternity. the church simply want to condemn the homosexual. it is what the enemy has projected on to the church to keep the true function of what the church is suppose to do from operating in the truth of our lord and savior jesus christ. the true heretic here is you. a liar, a thief, a prostitute, when they all believe on the lord jesus christ and shedding of his blood for the remission of sin, and that he rose again, they shall be saved. shame on you.

  3. Dfads,

    Osteen has violated and denied key doctrines of the faith – not only in the interview with Oprah, but with Larry King and also Piers Morgan. He consistently refuses to embrace the exclusivity of Christ (that Christ is the only way – hands down). He made his famous blunder on Larry King about visiting India and seeing how those people love “god.” In this interview, he adds the phrase about “many paths to Jesus.” That’s simply not true. Jesus is clearly revealed in Scripture and there is no other “path” to Him.

    Furthermore, the power of the gospel is also clear from Scripture. When Jesus changes someone – they are changed. They don’t continue to cling to sin. Homosexuality is different than lies because it has a much more deep affect upon culture, family, and people in general. It is true that liars and homosexuals will go to the same hell if they are not delivered by Christ, but we must be clear – the homosexual is going to hell – not heaven.

    The purpose of the gospel is to transform lives and cause such transformation that the homosexual, liar, self righteous religious person, along with all other sinful types – leave their sin and cling to Christ. The purpose of the gospel isn’t to save a person from hell so that the individual can continue to love their sin. That’s a false gospel. That’s a weak gospel. That’s a gospel that doesn’t save from anything.

    • let me get this straight,a christian who tells a lie will get into heaven but one who is a homosexual will go to hell! is that it?

      • That’s correct. A unrepentant liar AND an unrepentant homosexual will both see the pits of hell. A person who aligns with the holy scriptures would not actively pursue homosexual behaviors and/or lifestyle or if he/she was struggling with that sin, he/she would seek forgiveness once finding out how God said it was an abomination. The same applies to a liar. Our society is so out of control, Christians do not know, respect, or follow the holy scriptures. There are scriptures against homosexuality and liars in both the old and new testaments. Jesus loves everyone but he will not trump your will. A
        Lot of people he loves will see the pits of hell. It’s about our obedience, sacrifices, and willingness to please our heavenly Father.

        Joel osteen may not be an expert of answering tough interview questions but he did not go against scripture with his answers. He’s true to his life and experiences. He grew up as a preachers son so he has a more rosy outlook on life but people who seek the heart of God will go to the scriptures for the answers to the tough questions. NO MAN’S OPINIONS REALLY MATTER. In the end, how we lived will be measured by the old and new testament scriptures! Wake up church! Know God for yourself!

        • you are wrong. you sin every day of your life. the word says there are things you should do, that you do not. that is sin. you have pride, self righteousness. you can tell by your comments. the only thing righteous in us is jesus. don’t judge someone because their sin looks different than yours. the enemy has blinded the eyes of the church to believe that if a christian sins, it’s already forgiven, which it is. but if a christian homosexual sins, he’s going to hell. that is the most stupid thing i’ve ever heart. it even sounds stupid. don’t you get it. god’s love is a supernatural love. he knew there would be all kinds of sin, that we would never be able to stop. but he loved mankind so much he put everything on the purity of jesus. he wants everyone to make it to eternity. it’s the purity of jesus, not the impurity of man. stop ruining the name of jesus….

    • “Homosexuality is different than lies because it has a much more deep affect upon culture, family, and people in general.” seriously?!? You have probably never been out of America where are the cultures, families and people in general deeply affected by lying and subsequent corruption. Get your passport and start travelling!

  4. Pastor: You seem to be the only one who missed the point about there being many paths to Jesus, but then again, your dislike for Joel Osteen has caused you to hear what you what to hear. The many paths to Jesus means that I can come to Jesus through hearing a preacher on the street corner, or through reading a book. One can come to Jesus because their hairdresser witnessed to them or perhaps through a traumatic experience — like the death of a loved one or, perhaps, as Saul did on the road to Damascus. Osteen is right: Jesus is the way to the one God, but there are many paths to Jesus.
    Your criticism regarding Osteen’s comments on homosexuality and repentance is wrong as well. Homosexuality is not the unpardonable sin you know.
    Josh, as you mentioned, you have criticized Osteen for many years. What you didn’t mention is that it has been to no avail. After more than 10 years, his ministry has continued to grow worldwide. Just go to Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Singapore, or South Korea and you will see the influence God has given him. If I was you, I would consider giving up on this failed part of your ministry — God is clearly blessing his but not yours.

    • I can tell you don’t know the bible.

      • it is you, jon, who are in error.

  5. Osteen said “I believe that Jesus is the way to the one God, but there are many paths to Jesus” he said there is one way to God…he is correct on that..(the word says no one can come to the father but through Jesus).then he said there are many paths to Jesus. Ok correct on that one also. Some come to Jesus at a fire and brimstone sermon…some come to Jesus through the love of a neighbor, some come to Jesus from the scriptures alone, some come to Jesus via a hopeful testimony of another believer.

    You will know them by their fruit..the word also says. Osteen shows love..wich is the greatest commandment Jesus gave, to Love God with all your heart soul and mind, and to love one another. I never see Osteen do anything but that.

    What I do see is Pharrasee’s all about trying to trip him with their questions because even tho he answered correctly they have not the ear’s nor eyes to see. This is what they did to Jesus also. Osteen gave a wise answer, those that live by the law are cursed. Jesus finished it…on the cross he said “It is finished” a homosexual or a liar does not correct his sin BEFORE coming to christ, he admits he is a sinner and believes on Jesus who died for our sins. it is Jesus who frees us. He has forgiven us we only have to recieve it from him. Over coming the flesh and dying to self so that Jesus can be glorified in us, is a process…although our spirit is transformed and made pure and righteous in the sight of God through our salvation through Christ…our flesh is an ongoing process. This is why Jesus said those who have not sinned cast the first stone. These are stones of judgement others are casting right now..they are giving in to the adversary who is the acuser of the brethen…Our Lord tells us the adversay is the acuser he roams about seeking who he may kill steal and devour. There is no discernment in the views Of Josh the original poster, he is acusing falsely by interjecting his acusation into what Osteen said, by doing this he is lying and falsely acusing…Osteen did not say anything false…the word itself tells us there is ONE way to God through Christ and many ways to Christ. Look at the gospels and the many ways the different people came to belief in Jesus…there were many paths to christ. Just like the pharrisee’s did to Jesus…who they called a devil, is what you are doing to Osteen Josh. The good news is that God has already forgiven you now go and sin no more and read the gospel more, concentrate on Jesus words through out the new testament about mercy, forgiveness and grace. Renew your mind and cast down evil imaginations and false acusations. So many get caught up in the flesh, of doctrine and its all about who is right just to glorify one self to show the world what they think they know of the word, but that is not in truth and spirit…it is humbleness, longsuffering and love that we gain wisdom through Christ.

    • because this man preaches an ear tickling gospel, he makes sinners comfortable in their sin.

      • Amen!!!

        • gospel means ‘too good to be true news.’ there is NO condemnsation TO THEM who are in jesus. the problem is you want to condemn, condemn, condemn. yet we all sin and fall short. jesus never condemned and ridiculed a sinner to get them to repend. he loved them. the only ones he condemned and ridiculed were the self righteous. read your bible.

    • Uhm, the problem here is that He DID say that homosexuals will go to heaven; that is a direct lie and a misunderstanding/misleading of the gospel. A “former” homosexual will go to heaven, the word says that anyone in Christ is a new creature and we are dead to sin. I believe the way the answer was given is VERY dangerous because it leads folks to believe they do not have to change their lifestyle to get to heaven (that is, all they have to do is have an understanding of Christ in their mind and then continue in their sin with business as usual). A true relationship with Christ MUST change us from the inside out. Not a single person can come in contact with the living God and remain unchanged. We are to reflect the glory of God in our lives and we cannot do that through sin…of any kind. If someone identifies themselves as a homosexual then they are still an unrepentant sinner. I was unrighteous, now through Christ I am made righteous. Sin is comfortable and we can slip the “old shoe” back on again either intentionally, or unintentionally after giving our lives to Christ, but we HAVE to repent (even if we do so many times before that familiar sin loses its hold on us) and yes, taking on the identity of Christ requires us to lay down our former identity…adulturer, homosexual, liar, thief, etc. Oprah wasn’t asking if a homosexual came to know Christ and repented of their sin would they then have entry to heaven. She was pandering to the masses and meant the question just as it was asked, “Will gay people be accepted into heaven” the scripture is clear in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” The Lord says that where the light is there can be no darkness. That being the case, the more light of life we contain (which grows in us as we come to know the Lord through His Word) the less darkness there is in us (changed lives, you see). The true answer (especially if one is supposed to lead folks to the Truth) is “No, gay people will not be accepted into heaven. However, any who identify themselves as being gay have the same invitation to accept Jesus as their personal Savior, repent and turn from their sins, and be granted eternal life. Just as a person who may be a murderer or adulturer has.”

      • 1 Cor 6:9 was written regarding the unsaved so literally you are saying if a liar was born again, and continued to lie, that he would go to hell. that the blood of jesus wasn’t pure enough to cover all the lies of that man……then we’re all in trouble.

  6. Because this man preaches the way he does, someone will know Christ, which is better than if he did not.

    • Amen

  7. I’m not familiar with Joel Osteen and his teaching, but I think it’s important to make a distinction between a person who is saved and struggling with sins and a person who is not saved and is just living the life that is consistent with the old man who has been born into sin. It’s possible for a person to be saved but still gossip, lie, or struggle with homosexuality. Your own righteousness doesn’t make you eligible to be saved, and it doesn’t keep you saved once you have put your faith in the blood of Jesus.

    There are reasons people struggle with sin after salvation. Among them, new believers (or even old ones) don’t understand that, as far as their spirit is concerned, it’s brand new and unstained after salvation. Unfortunately, their mind is still the old mind that they had before. They have to spend time in God’s Word in so that they can find out who they are after salvation, and to begin to remove the old ways of thinking that they had from before. They have to awaken to righteousness and to what the blood of Jesus has done for them/made them.

    Also, people have the idea that, although the blood of Jesus saved them when they were sinners, their actions after salvation will keep them saved. (I’m not sure why some pastors promote this idea; it’s possibly in order to get their congregations to not sin. But if our actions couldn’t save us in the first place, they certainly won’t do anything toward keeping us saved.) We don’t do the right thing after salvation to stay saved, but because we have been saved. We no longer are in bondage to sin. Living a holy life is a response to what Jesus did, not something we do to be holy enough for Him. As we renew our minds to God’s Word, our outward actions will change naturally as a result.

    It was hard to tell from the conversations above if anyone was making this distinction, but I think it is important to note, because if people had to be perfect (after salvation) to go to heaven, there wouldn’t be a single person there. Our spirit has been made new, and it is perfect, but we are still attached to a mind which is at various stages of being renewed to God’s Word. Because of this, our decisions and actions aren’t always consistent with the new person on the inside.

  8. Joel Osteen preaches from the Bible and draws his messages from scripture. The Bible teaches many positive messages that Joel preaches such as letting go of the past, forgiveness, he who is without sin cast the first stone, love, charity, as love is the greatest gift and without love you have nothing straight from the Bible. You cannot say a homosexual or any other sinner will not go to Heaven unless you are judging. The sin is wrong but you should love the person straight from the Bible! The Bible says we must ask forgiveness and then go and sin no more-that is where the problem lies if we repent but keep on doing the sin. That is not repentance. All are God’s children and have a right so you cannot choose certain sins as worse than others. Homosexuality is right up there with adultery etc… but some Christians make it out to be far worse than this and there are many in the Church that have committed adultery but they can be forgiven just as the homosexual. You can pick apart any preacher but the bottom line is the Bible says to study (the Bible) and seek out your own salvation. We must study the Bible and show ourselves approved by God first and foremost!

  9. Yes, there are many ways that can lead one to Christ but Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to GOD.
    The way I go to know Jesus Christ is different to how you got to know HIM but in the end we find ourselves on the same path and using the same gateway to GOD whom is Jesus Christ.

    Pastor, you are very critical and i would advise you to sit and ask yourself how that church got to be filled up to 16 000 people! Yes, hes a pastor of a big church but he is only human at th end of the day. Even Abraham denied Sarah as his wife because he feared death…but today we confess Abraham as our common ancestor becasue forgives! Moses killed, David killed and committed adultry…what i am trying to say here is that you need to start having mercy in your heart and live by grace and not be bound by religion and law!

    I have also come to realise that pastors can be jealous of each other. Especially of those who are big and are wel-known. Their mistakes are highly scrutinised while the not-so known ones hide their own mistakes. Be careful people of GOD “THE CHURCH IS GOING TO BE JUDGED FIRST”
    Ask yourself why…

    • Amen. God desires mercy

  10. This blog is the worst interpretation of the Jesus Christ I know. I am embarrassed. I understand in standing up for what you believe in… But keep In mind words bring life… And death… Not ok to bash someone who loves the same god we do. For god loves everyone equally. Period. Straight. Gay. Cheater. Whatever. To argue that and blatantly say someone is going to hell is not your job to declare. Want a world of more Christ followers? I would suggest by starting with watching your mouth. Make sure you words are in tunr with those of Jesus. Trying to take some legalistic approach and just call it scripture is not representing all of the facts. You can debate your interpretation of scripture, or, what you think a changed life should look like. But you can’t argue a changed life of the actual person being changed thru Christ. And if you think being changed thru Christ means a gay person will always turn straight, you are as uneducated as you sound on this blog. I know that was harsh and I apologize if I upset you. But your belief system and options don’t give one a right to throw another Christ follower under the bus. It’s not nice. It’s cold and off putting. Though you e seen some support on this and argued your point, I can tell you that many would challenge you on this. Be kind. Love your neighbors as yourself. Love like Jesus Dodd. Be generous in all things.dt Jesus shine through acts if kindness. Not acts of a black tongue.

  11. Thought to ponder regarding the many paths to Jesus. What about the wise men from the east who consulted the stars to bring gifts to Jesus in the manger. When they found Him, they worshipped Him. An unorthodox path to Jesus – notwithstanding – as long as He is worshipped as the Son of God – doesn’t that count?

  12. Hello men and brethren, why doting about words of Joel Osteen and Josh Buice? We musn’t be proud to learn from mistakes or we learn nothing.

    1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings


    Neither Joel nor Buice is the Bible. Whatever was said must be tested with the Word of G-d, that is the only valid ltmus test. Why the fuss?

    Buice may be speaking from bias angle about Joel as some of you pointed out but it doesn’t give anyone the right to be derogative in response. Should that be true of Buice he stands before G-d to be judged.

    For Joel, I think his responses leaves one with ambiguity as to what he actually meant. Coming to Jesus through a Burning Hell movie, tract, sermon or through other (faiths)religions remains the figment of my mind as to what Joel actually meant. His ambiguous statement gave room for personal analysis as to what he meant by “There are many paths to Jesus”. This could have been avoided were he clear enough about his responses hence the heated argument today. Well, I see no much problem, the Bible is the final arbiter to this.

    Now, let’s see how it goes with the Bible on the issues in question shall we?

    Are all sins equal? I’m yet to see a nation destroyed because they lied but of homosexuality, occults, wickedness and their related sorts.

    Genesis 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

    This grievous sin cannot only be “Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” but also of homosexuality as seen in “Genesis 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.”

    Are all sins equal? If yes how do I reconcile the affirmative with Matthew 12:31

    “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”?

    Adultery, lie, envy and thousands many are as sinful as homosexuality and are all road map to Hell but are there sins G-d hates the most? If yes, why so if sin is sin?

    Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

    Failing to do the right is equally sin of omission. James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

    Luke 12:47-48 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
    But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

    Proverbs and Luke above tells me that all sins lead to Hell but with categories of punishment.

    Homosexuals in Heaven?

    “Will gay people be accepted into heaven – as you see it?” Osteen said, “Well, I believe they will,…”

    I still see no problems with Joel’s response as he tells what he believed and not what the Bible says. He never advanced any scriptural reference to support his view as it was his view. Now let’s see the Bible.

    Sin as unconfessed and forgiven will not enter Heaven. A forgiven homosexual is no more one, call him former homosexual if you like, Jesus makes him brand new creature. It is impossible for such to be ascribed with homosexual status anymore because he is non. Homosexuals as we all know are those still engaged in the enterprise, how then can such lie enter Heaven? G-d made Adam and Eve (Man and Woman) not Adam and Steve (Man and Man) as that is outright lie to what G-d put in place to be.

    Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

    A church could have homosexuals attending their services, that is nonetheless an acceptance to its practice by Believers.

    Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. (KJB)

    Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no prostitute among the daughters of Israel, nor shall there be a homosexual among the sons of Israel. (LITV)

    True Christians and Elohim love sinners but their sin. While we love homosexuals we do not love homosexuality.

    Oprah’s interview do have straight answers. If we can’t give direct answer for one reason or the other then we should just qoutes the scripture that addresses the question, it wouldn’t be you answering but the Bible, we are nonetheless mouthpiece of the Bible.



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