Critics of Pastor Myles Munroe have denounced him as a “false teacher”. Footage from a sermon in which Munroe declares “Jesus is not the Gospel…The good news is the Kingdom, not Jesus”, first published online in April, has been shared widely on the internet in the wake of the preacher’s death.
Monroe had appeared with a number of popular speakers throughout his 30-year tenure, including Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes and Eddie Long. He was also a part of the Promise Keepers gatherings, which sought to help men to be better husbands and fathers. Monroe, an Oral Roberts University graduate, also authored numerous self-help books including “Releasing Your Potential,” “Overcoming the Crisis,” “The Spirit of Leadership” and “Waiting and Dating.”
But some Christians have expressed concern about some teachings that Monroe promulgated. These include his assertion that the message of the Gospel is not about Christ’s death and resurrection. These concerns were renewed following word that Monroe had lost his life this past weekend, as some considered the legacy that he left behind.
“Jesus preached the gospel of the Kingdom. He did not preach himself,” Munroe says in the 45-minute sermon. “The good news is not Calvary. The good news is not about even the resurrection…The Gospel of the Kingdom is the only true Gospel.”
“Do you know why the people on your job really hate Christians right now? Because you are preaching to them Jesus Christ. You don’t [need to] be talking about blood and nails and the spear in His side, because that’s not what you’re supposed to be talking about. You’ve got to be talking about how to solve people’s problems,” Munroe added.
“People aren’t worried about no blood on no cross. They’re worried about how they’re going to make it through the day.”
Pastor Munroe and his wife, Ruth, were killed in a tragic plane crash on Sunday evening. The jet they were travelling in reportedly hit a shipyard construction crane as it flew into Grand Bahama International Airport, killing all nine people on board.