Newsflash: Mormons Are Christians (So Says Joel)

October 28, 2011

Obviously, I must be in a bad mood. I’m seeing stuff that irritates me. All this time I thought Mormonism was a cult (deification of man, humanification — this should be a word — of God, extra-biblical authority). Silly me.

Megachurch pastor, best-selling author and perennial optimist Joel Osteen has good news to share.

“I see faith in America at an all-time high,” he told editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Monday.

Yes, people are struggling, but “our message is so much about hope,” said Mr. Osteen, whose weekly television services are seen by 7 million people in the U.S., as well as by people in almost 100 other countries. . . .

Mr. Osteen expressed admiration for home-state Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry — “I pray for his candidacy, I pray for him as a friend” — and disagreed with another pastor who said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is “not a Christian” because he is a Mormon.

“I believe that [Mormons] are Christians,” Mr. Osteen said. “I don’t know if it’s the purest form of Christianity, like I grew up with. But you know what, I know Mormons. I hear Mitt Romney — and I’ve never met him — but I hear him say, ‘I believe Jesus is the son of God,’ ‘I believe he’s my savior,’ and that’s one of the core issues.

“I’m sure there are other issues that we don’t agree on. But you know, I can say that the Baptists and the Methodists and the Catholics don’t all agree on everything. So that would be my take on it.”

via Osteen: Americans’ faith at ‘all-time high’ – Washington Times.

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3 Responses to “Newsflash: Mormons Are Christians (So Says Joel)”


  1. Indeed the Morman Doctrine of God should put every biblical Christian in a negative mood!

    “In that case God is not the being who crafted the universe at the big bang. If there is such a being, it is a deity beyond him.” In this breathtaking affirmation, Bailey states that God – that is, the typical Mormon God (Elohim) described by Joseph Smith and worshipped by million of Mormons – is not truly God. Rather, the true God is beyond him; the true God is the Creator of the universe ex nihilo. Bailey hastens to add that “Mormon theology, of course, allows the possibility of a hierarchy of deities (D&C 121:28).”

    The quote is from Bailey’s essay “Scientific Foundations of Mormon Theolog

  2. Mark Says:

    I must say, Mormons are an enigma to me. I don’t understand how a thinking person can be a Mormon. Thanks for the quotes, Robert.

  3. Brian Says:

    Joel doesn’t want to offend anyone for it might slow down his awesome stream of positve cash flow. With Joel it’s prosperity for Joel and hopefully prosperity for everyone else who listens and contributes.


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