Thursday Book Review – Discernment Needed

Beloved, this month, during the Reformations 500th anniversary, I’ve been talking about different books not to read. I’m going to do that in a different way today. I’m going to suggest a couple writers with whom I would highly suggest you stay away from.


A little leaven, leavens the whole lump. A glass filled with pure beautifully clean water, with a tiny drop of poison will still kill you. These two people may be encouraging, or uplifting, but they’re both preaching a different gospel then the one which saves. There are other ways to get encouraged and uplifted than handing our money over to those who propagate a damning message leading millions of confused and blinded sinners to hell.


Joel Osteen, and Joyce Meyers. I pick these two because they really represent two groups of main stream liberalism in the church. New Age WoF and Universalism.

Joyce Meyers, whether you realize it or not, has mixed a massive amount of New Age theology into her beliefs. The idea that we can ‘Change our mind to change our life’ is not a Biblically based belief. That is New Age, it’s mystisism, not Christianity. Your thoughts do not send out messages to the cosmos, positive thinking might be better for your health, but the universe doesn’t react to it. I know this is hard, I was actually a really big fan of hers before becoming saved. I had a lot of her books, and loved to watch her program on TBN. She is a false teacher, her gospel is not the Gospel of the Bible.


Joel Osteen is probably more obvious, he has literally denied Christ on national television several times. We need to avoid his books, beloved, like the plague. The only time we should give him is to pray for him, and his wife. Just like Meyers, I was also a huge fan of Osteen before getting saved. I praise God for the discernment He gives, and for the respectable men He has raised up today to speak out against these false prophets.


I added a few video clips at the bottom in case you want to hear more on this matter. I pray God will give us all a greater portion of discernment, beloved. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved. 

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Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

9 thoughts on “Thursday Book Review – Discernment Needed”

  1. Thanks, sister! I appreciate your stand for the genuine Gospel by pointing out false teachers . Many of these televangelists have an appealing stage presence (Meyers is an excellent communicator) and their messages appeal to the flesh, but such things as “sin” and “repentance” and “picking up your cross and following Christ” are largely missing. These false teachers largely go unchallenged today so I pray the Lord continues to use you.

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  2. Like the Bible says: people will follow those who tell them what they want to hear not what they need to hear. That is so true today. I can name a long list of others on TV, the radio and the internet.
    It is good to see you are one of the wise ones not one of the foolish ones.

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    1. Thank you, brother! Although I can boast in nothing but my own weakness, and His mighty glory and strength, it’s His wisdom in me. I am so thankful for His mercy in my life, I can do nothing more then marvel in awe and wonder! Your kind words are appreciated.

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