While we were doing the review today of the prophecy book and we got to the Olivet Discourse we came to this passage. (In class I read from the KJV as to not create an offense in the church). Mt 24:4-5 (NIV) 4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. I explained that this passage has not been fulfilled yet, but there are many these days that are ripping the world for the day this passage will be fulfilled as what will be called The Great Apostasy (KJV). I mentioned some names, and when I came to Osteen I got a instant challenge by one man whom says that Osteen saves souls and is preaching the true Biblical message. I had previously said that Osteen is a far better false teacher (to Satan) than those in the OneNess Pentecostal, Unification, and Universalist cults as he deceives far more souls. I challenged the man in return on if Osteen ever preached on sin, repentance, hell, judgment, Jesus being the only way to salvation (Jn 14:6), etc.. But the man did not answer but instead said that because he used the Bible he was a Godly gift. After the class a woman spoke with me for about 20 minutes and completely agreed about Osteen and his false teachings. She then went and spoke with the pastors wife about it all, and the false teachings of Osteen. Its a shame the pastor in the church is not as dogmatic as he should be on these things, but boy what an experience! I see that HH has released a new book on Osteen, however not sure if its worth it, as Strange Fire by John MacArthur would be better I bet.