Question: Does A Preacher Of The Gospel Get To Have An Opinion That Differs From God's?
Pastor Joel Osteen—whose "A Night of Hope" event on Saturday drew 50,000 people to Yankee Stadium in New York City—recently spoke about how he deals with controversial issues, meeting Pope Francis, and his views on Christian unity. The pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston recently said gay marriage is "against the rules," but that he doesn't want his ministry defined by how he views the issue. Source:
"I try to express myself in a way—'Here's what I believe the Scripture says, but it also says love God, love every person, love your neighbor,' " he added. "So I just try to find that balance."
Sorry Pastor Joel, but I don't believe a Preacher, Pastor, Teacher or Layman, should have an opinion that differs from God's. Our defense must be every letter of every word from the Word of God. Anything that varies from that is not truth.