WATCH: Joel Osteen says he Sees Mitt Romney “As Being a Believer in Christ Like Me”

hcsp.jpgJoel Osteen, pastor of America’s fastest growing megachurch, has reiterated his opinion that GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is a “believer in Christ like me” and that the former Massachusetts governor’s confession of Jesus as the Son of God is “enough” for him.

Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, told CBS’ Charlie Rose Monday morning, “What I see about Gov. Romney is that he says ‘I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He’s raised from the dead and he’s my savior.’ I see him as being a believer in Christ like me.”
And “that’s enough for you?” Rose questioned.
“That’s enough for me,” Osteen stated. “There’s differences in all religion. I realize that Mormonism is different from Christianity, but you know what he’s a man of faith and values. And to me that’s strong.”
The video footage of Joel Osteen’s interview on “CBS This Morning” can be seen below.
Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been a source of controversy this campaign season and has attracted strong reactions both in support of, and against, his Mormon faith.
Evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress made headlines in October for his “Mormonism is a cult” statements during a political event. 
Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, told The Christian Post in a previous interview that Mormonism is not in line with the historical tenets of Christianity and is considered a cult among mainstream Christians.
“Evangelical Christians should not vote for Mitt Romney because he’s a Mormon, therefore not a real Christian,” he said at the time, and has repeated several times since. 
“Mitt Romney is a good, moral person, but that does not make him a Christian,” he added.
Source: Christian Post | Ravelle Mohammed