In the often painful pseudo-social world known as Facebook, it makes me wince to see Christians – mostly women – quoting Joyce Meyer. The universe of “Christian personalities” is not unlike the various personalities in the world itself, and every “niche” has to be filled, I suppose. Meyer obviously tries to fill in the specific “niche” for women, and because she’s a female pastor (which already violates 1 Timothy 2:12) that targets women, women naturally flock to her.
This is a dangerous and misguided act, and for two simple reasons:
1) She’s a member of the Word of Faith heresy. To my knowledge She has yet to repent of this, and maintains fellowship with fellow arch-heretics Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, the Crouch family, T.D. Jakes, and many others over at Trinity Broadcast Network, a Christian television station in name only. Is this really the kind of spiritual food we want to be feeding ourselves? Even if Joyce Meyer says some good things, “a little leaven leavens the whole lump” (1 Cor 5:6). She preaches a false gospel and shares fellowship with those who likewise preach a false gospel – Q.E.D.
2) She believes that after Jesus died he was tortured in hell. She claims this from personal revelation. Don’t believe me? Here’s an audio that covers this, quoting her books and playing audio tapes with her own voice.