Episode 87: Is Joel Osteen Merely Not Recommended, Or Is He A False Teacher?

November 26, 2022

Recently a Christian YouTuber said that while he does not recommend Joel Osteen because of his “prosperity theology” and “weak preaching,” he does not consider Osteen to be a false teacher because he has an orthodox statement of faith.

Though I understand this brother’s sentiment behind his statement (not wanting to call everyone with whom we disagree on secondary issues a wolf), I do not believe Joel Osteen fits into this third category of “not recommended, but not a false teacher.” Joel Osteen is very much a false teacher, and one of the most dangerous ones at that.