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, 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 teachings that Monroe promulgated, including 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.

SEE: The Foolishness of Denouncing Myles Munroe

“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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DllQ5-ZimU#t=17

6 COMMENTS

  1. I know that I am almost 3 years late on this topic. However, I came across this article today and felt it was important to respond to some of the above statements in effort to provide clarity for future readers of this article, much like myself. I believe this article was written in error and defames a great man of God and his legacy. I watched the attached video in it’s totality, and I did not perceive that Dr. Myles Munroe was belittling or diminishing Jesus Christ at all. I think his message was taken out of context. He was simply stating that Jesus did not promote Himself solely as the “Good News.” It was “great” news that Jesus came to earth, died for our sins, and then resurrected Himself to establish Himself as the only living God. He is our Savior and Lord, no one can ever effectively dispute that…neither was Dr. Myles Munroe disputing it. He didn’t discredit Jesus as Lord and Savior of the world. He was simply stating that the church puts so much emphasis on His crucifixion and resurrection, that we fail to realize that Christ Himself preached the “Good News” as the Kingdom of God (read Mark 1:14-15 NLT). Notice in this scripture in the NLT translation, it states that “Jesus went into Galilee, where He preached God’s Good News…” He preached God’s Gospel, not Christ’s Gospel. In fact, in John Chapter 8, Christ said that He does not seek to glorify Himself but His Father. He goes on to say because of that, His Father in return glorifies Him. Dr. Myles Munroe was simply stating that Christ Himself did not make the Gospel (Good News) solely about Himself, but declared that God has a Kingdom that we can have access to that is full of resources, benefits, and remedies for all of our issues in life. The Kingdom of God is a country, it’s a secret place. Christ sits on the throne of this country at the right hand of His Father, God. However, Christ made it clear that His coming to earth and dying for our sins made Him the sacrifice (or remission) for our sins so that we could be born again (saved) and reconciled with God through Christ and therefore, inherit God’s Kingdom. That is why Christ said that He is the only Way, the truth, and the Life. However, Christ Himself preached the Kingdom of God as the Gospel (Good News). Read his sermon on the Mount Matthew Chapters 5-7. His entire sermon is about the Kingdom of God. Every time Christ preached the Gospel, it was about the Kingdom of God. Christ preached the fact that the Kingdom of God can now be establish here on earth as it is in heaven (because of Christ’s sacrifice). The Kingdom is “Good News” because it gives all the resources we need here on earth to thrive and live an abundant life. It is the Kingdom resources that makes the world jealous of us and compels them to ask why or how do you do it? This opens up the discussion to lead them to Christ, then Christ give them access to the Kingdom. Again, these resources are not accessible until we first repent and accept Christ as Lord. Once we have done this, we are told by Christ “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness (or a relationship with God) and all these things shall be added to you.” I believe that is what Dr. Myles Munroe was trying to teach. It isn’t heresy, it’s there in your bible, read it for yourself. This is why we as believers must rightfully divide the Word of God, rather than just share our opinions.

  2. Perhaps the biggest lie propagating the church today is that the gospel is for “talking about how to solve people’s problems” and telling people “how to make it through the day”.

    People are looking for the benefits of God but not for God himself. Many (if not most) ministers do nothing more than give life lessons or advice from the pulpit. Gone are conviction of sin, accountability to God, mercy, salvation, Hell, and even Jesus Christ.

    People hate Christians because Jesus said “You will be hated by everyone because of me…” (Matthew 10:22).

    Some factors that make me think he may have been a false preacher is that he went to Oral Roberts University and associated with Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes and the like. I’m sorry, but, those are NOT good credentials.

    I don’t know where Dr. Munroe is right now. However, he really got it wrong in this message. If this is the type of message he consistently preached then he may have been a false preacher after all.

  3. I agree but also agree that Jesus ain’t a white man(as we know white) either. And no this is not a race-baiting rabble. A lot of folks have distorted the truth from Constantine’s Rome to justifying slavery and to dehumanize justifyinga people in this country. When you confront a heresy with the truth there will always be justification for the lie. This country is chief for that type of behavior. We are all guilty of calling churches by their ethnicity. The Truth knows nothing of this especially when we all live in the same nation. Culture, tradition, patriotism political affiliation and money rules the U.S…. even the churches. Heresy is heresy no matter how you spin it. Yes, Myles Monroe was a heretic but so were a lot of others before him even those who were so-called orthodox. Orthodox as long as you shared their same hew otherwise you weren’t welcome to worship with them. In my humble opinion that’s more egregious …Selah

  4. This is such a half truth message. This is the preache’s own version of the gospel message.
    The main thrust of the gospel is that there is only one way, one truth, one life– and that is in Jesus Christ.
    After stating that the gospel is all about the kingdom and not about Christ, this preacher has effectively blocked the truth about the Gospel.
    Take away Christ from the so called “kingdom message” and you have any religion. But it is not Christianity.
    When he says we have to take things in context, this preacher himself has gone out of context. He belittled Jesus’ words to Nicodemus when Jesus said “you must be born again”. He belittled it to a one time statement, conveniently tossing it away as of no consequence, so definitely he took Jesus words out of context against all other statements Jesus made- one of which was ” Iam the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through ME.
    What point is the kingdom if there is no Jesus?
    The kingdom was the prize for BELIEVING IN JESUS. And JESUS died so we can be free (from hell)
    This man has made the kingdom the message, not the consequence of believing in Jesus.
    He blasphemed Jesus and God the Father.I am not sure if he blasphemed the Holy Spirit for which there is no forgiveness.
    May God have mercy on him

  5. Amen for those who have not become “beguiled” by the teachings of the kingdom of the world whose leadership is dictated by the prince of the air and not enlightened by the King of Heaven whose light shines in the darkness.

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