Thursday, May 04, 2006

T. D. Jakes On Salvation

T. D. Jakes is a Pentecostal preacher who takes a Oneness view of the Godhead, denying the doctrine of the Trinity. He's also a prominent Word of Faith teacher. On May 2, 2006 he was on National Public Radio, and this is what he had to say about salvation:

ANNETTE: I'm a Muslim here in Portland. I'm part of a Shiite community. And we had a wonderful interface dialogue last weekend with a local Unitarian church. And I'd like to ask you please to speak about concrete experiences you've had as far as interfaith dialogue goes. And also would like to ask you, do you feel that only Christians could hope to enter Heaven?

Pastor JAKES: Very great question. When it comes to interfaith experiences, I'm currently serving by the appointment of former President Bush and President Clinton, as co-chair of an interfaith advisory committee to help people get back up on their feet.

And we do have on the board Muslims, Catholics, a Jewish Rabbi, Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals across the board. And we're working together very effectively because we all care about common goals. We have our distinct theologies and our own ideologies but there are common grounds that we can work together very effectively in many, many cases.

When it comes to Heaven, I try to leave that up to God. I certainly believe that Christianity is right, but when it comes down to the final test--who goes and who doesn't go--Jesus said, Other sheep have I who are not of this fold. Them also must I bring. I'll let Him identify who those sheep are and I stay out of the conversation.


At May 10, 2006 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog. Informative! Keep up the great work!

Lancaster, PA

At May 10, 2006 11:38 AM, Anonymous Joe H said...

There is only one way and his name is Jesus Christ the son of the living God. How canu dance around the subject. Dont want to offend anyone. MMMMMMMMM

At May 10, 2006 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've got that right Joe H!


At May 10, 2006 10:57 PM, Blogger Mike Hess said...

Very alarming but far from surpising. Jakes is just one of many of the mega church pastors who are preaching a gospel of expediency.


At May 11, 2006 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My biggest concern is the numbers of "followers" he has. As a "bought with a price", born again, blood baptized believer,I rebuke the teachings of Jakes and others like him, in the name of Jesus.....God bless the ministry God has given you...


At June 26, 2006 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see you as having a ministry....all I see is your Courtroom....YOU as the Judge and Jury!! Didn't Jesus say that LOVE is the greatest?? Where is yours??

At July 03, 2006 1:45 AM, Anonymous Some Follower of Christ said...

All of you are so........I don't know what to call it. jakes is such a man of God. You all try to down him on everything. if you had thousands of people trying to find something wronge with you, im sure they would find a whole lot. Lets leave Jesus up to the judging. And Look at his ministries.... hes doing something right! I will continue to listen with respect to Jakes. hes a great man of God.

At November 09, 2006 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we must realize that bible prophecy is fulfiling when it speaks of false prophets arrising
any preacher who is called of god will preach a sin free message.Christianity is exclusive christ taught only one faith anything else beside holiness is
false. out of all doctrine men can worship there is a difference you can tell God is the only one that ever gave his son he is a God that can not fail. Thank God.


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