False Preachers: J.C. Philpot (1802-1869) vs. Joel Osteen

Follow up on: [1-4-10] Houston Inaugurates Openly Lesbian Mayor, Joel Osteen Prays To Thank 'god' [see post]

A real preacher [J.C. Philpot 1802-1869] speaks on false preachers - those wretched hirelings who "prophesy deceits" (as instanced directly above):
Peace, peace!
'For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace' Jeremiah 8:11
How Jeremiah testifies against those prophets who prophesy smooth things—who prophesy deceits—who know not the way of the Lord, nor have walked in His counsel.
There is no greater mark of false ministers given in the word of truth, than healing the wound of God's people slightly, saying, "Peace, peace!" when there is no peace.
If we carefully read the book of Jeremiah, we shall see that the great sin and the chief deception of all the false prophets who sprang up in scores during the period of his ministry, was to build up the people in a false hope—to assure them that they had no reason to fear the judgments of God—that the Lord would not execute against them what He threatened. They therefore hardened the people in sin and disobedience, led them to trifle with and despise the judgments of God, and built them up in a false confidence that, because they were the people of God by external profession, they were His also by regenerating grace.
If our eyes were fully open to see the effect of the false teaching of our day, we would see it equally dishonoring to God—and pregnant with equally awful consequences.
We would see hundreds [of thousands - ed.] of dead professors built up without a foundation of repentance toward God. We would see sin made a little matter of—the awful anger of the Almighty against it, and His dreadful indignation against transgressors passed by as a thing of little importance. We would see the strait and narrow path widened out in all directions—and the distinguishing truths of the gospel beaten down and amalgamated with the grossest errors. JCP
Also by Philpot, whose biblical teaching continues to stand the test of time:
Days of delusion
Christian, Are You Crucified Unto The World?

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