UNBIBLICAL STATEMENTS FROM JOEL OSTEEN
"Joel that sounds like wishful thinking. No, that's using your words to create what
you need. / You can cancel out God's best plan by speaking negative words./ You can change your world by simply changing your words.
/ You can use words to bless your life or curse your life. / Start calling in victory. Start calling in divine health. Start calling
in abundance. You can prophesize your future. / You may have sickness in your body; you need to call in health. You may be in debt;
you need to boldly say that you are the head and not the tail. / You need to declare good things over your life.. / If you wanna know
where you'll be five years from now, listen to what you are saying. / Your circumstances will line up with your words. / Words are
like seeds; they have creative power."
(Joel Osteen, "Speaking Faith Filled Words", Tape # 223, May 2, 2004)
"Fear is a force
just like faith is a force." (Joel Osteen, Sermon VL-007, April 30, 2000)
LARRY KING: "What if you're Jewish or Muslim, you don't
accept Christ at all?"
JOEL OSTEEN: "You know, I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know
LARRY KING: "If you believe you have to believe in Christ? They're wrong, aren't they?"
JOEL OSTEEN: "Well, I don't
know if I believe they're wrong. I believe here's what the Bible teaches and from the Christian faith this is what I believe. But
I just think that only God with judge a person's heart. I spent a lot of time in India with my father. I don't know all about their
religion. But I know they love God. And I don't know. I've seen their sincerity. So I don't know. I know for me, and what the Bible
teaches, I want to have a relationship with Jesus."