Apprising Ministries brings to your attention that the other day over at Pyromaniacs Phil Johnson makes a couple interesting observations about Joel Osteen:

Everything I would say about the guy has already been said—except for one: I’m amazed that so little has been said about Osteen’s comment near the middle of the interview, when the representative of this humanistic network news program summarized Osteen’s Christless message in these very words: “To become a better you, you must be positive towards yourself, develop better relationships, embrace the place where you are. Not one mention of God in that. Not one mention of Jesus Christ in that. . .”

[A]nd Osteen acknowledged that description, then replied: “That’s just my message. There is scripture in there that backs it all up. But I feel like, Byron, I’m called to help people . . . how do we walk out the Christian life? How do we live it? And these are principles that can help you. I mean, there’s a lot better people qualified to say, ‘Here’s a book that going to explain the scriptures to you.’ I don’t think that’s my gifting.” Isn’t that an admission from his own lips that he doesn’t fit the basic biblical qualifications to be a pastor in the first place? (Online source)

Below is the section of the interview Johnson refers to above: