If only more pastors would have the courage to do this. Rick is just an ordinary pastor (or perhaps not so ordinary). He is certainly not a famous one (or he wasn’t before now). Read the long list of comments to get an idea of the cost of speaking out against popular false teachers, and keep an eye out for the next two articles from Rick that relate to this one. I will post them next. Discussion is welcome.
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.
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 met–at least not yet.
This post will be long, very long. And…
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