Pastor Myles Munroe branded a 'false teacher'

Pastor Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth.Twitter

Critics of Pastor Myles Munroe, who died on Saturday in a plane crash, 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.

"Jesus preached the gospel of the Kingdom. He did not preach himself," Munroe says in the 45 minute talk.

"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."

His controversial comments have seen Munroe labelled a "false prophet" and heretical teacher, though Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie issued a statement mourning the loss of his "personal friend and spiritual mentor" after his death.

"It is utterly impossible to measure the magnitude of Dr Munroe's loss to The Bahamas and to the world," Christie said.

"He was indisputably one of the most globally recognisable religious figures our nation has ever produced. His fame as an ambassador for the Christian ministry preceded him wherever in the world he travelled, whether in the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe or Africa."

Describing Munroe as a "towering force who earned the respect and admiration" of Christian and secular leaders, Christie added that he "leaned on his [Munroe's] counsel in a number of important matters."

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.

Also on the plane were Munroe's deputy, Richard Pinder, and his family. The group were travelling to Freeport, where Munroe was to host a church conference, the Global Leadership Forum.

A full scale investigation into the accident began on Monday.

Watch Pastor Munroe's full sermon below: