Joel Osteen Declares Romney?s Jesus is Our Jesus?
Chris Wallace interviewed Pastor Joel Osteen on the Fox Television Network?s ?Fox News Sunday? program December 23, 2007. Osteen pastors what is touted as the largest church in the United States (Lakewood Church of Houston, Texas). Here’s an interesting segment of the interview.
Wallace: ?Is a Mormon a true Christian??
Osteen: ?Well, in my mind they are. Mitt Romney has said that he believes in Christ as his savior and that?s what I believe. So, you know I?m not the one to judge the little details of it. So, I believe they are. And so I, you know, Mitt Romney seems like a man of character and integrity to me and, ah, I don?t think anything would stop me from voting for him if that?s what I felt like.?
Wallace: ?So, so for instance when people start talking about Joseph Smith, the founder of the church and the golden tablets in upstate New York and ah, God assumes the shape of a man; do you not get hung up in those theological issues??
Osteen: ?I probably don?t get hung up in ?em because I haven?t really studied ?em or thought about ?em. And ah, you know, I just try to let God be the judge of that. I mean, I don?t know, I certainly can?t say that I agree with everything I?ve heard about it. But, from what I?ve heard from Mitt when he says that Christ is his savior to me that?s a common bond.”
Other posts on the subject…
John Baker of True Discernment
Eric Barger of Take A Stand! Ministries
I encourage you to read these posts and when you’re done there, look for more on Joel Olsteen or Morminism or both.
Here’s a video of Chris Wallace’s interview of Joel Olsteen.