Well this will certainly draw a lot of ire from idol worshipers. That Idol being the TV preacher who will not preach the truth or is teaching outright false doctrine. Before you rush to find the email link to spew your hate, think about what is posted and the evidence presented. Weigh what Osteen Preaches and see if it aligns with what the Bible says, after all it IS the final authority.
Matthew 7:15-20 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
These False Preachers and Teachers would not be able to spread the false gospel if the church did not want it., so part of the blame is a the feet of the pew setter!
1st Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Apostate Preacher defends not preaching what God’s Word says; “I try to express myself in a way—’Here’s what I believe the Scripture says, but it also says love God, love every person, love your neighbor,’ ” he added. “So I just try to find that balance.”
Yes’ you love people, but you must love them enough to tell them the truth that their sin will send them to Hell. If Osteen preached that he would not have world fame, fancy suits, fancy cars, a multi-million dollar house and the best of everything. No, he would be like the rest of us in the trenches struggling everyday and grieving over lost souls not rubbing shoulders with the well to do!!
Cheshire Cat and False Preacher Osteen on his Pope Visit; “I went there to expressly feeling for unity and to let [the pope] know that the American pastors support what he’s doing,” he explained. “I felt honored to be invited.”
No Mr. Osteen, this Preacher does not support the False Prophet. You and your Apostate buddies do.
Joel Osteen Defends Stance on Hot Button Issues: ‘This Is Just Who I Am’
Pastor Joel Osteen—whose “A Night of Hope” event on Saturday drew 50,000 people to Yankee Stadium in New York City—recently spoke about how he deals with controversial issues, meeting Pope Francis, and his views on Christian unity.
The pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston recently said gay marriage is “against the rules,” but that he doesn’t want his ministry defined by how he views the issue.
“I think the challenge for me that you have to overcome is they want to go to the hot button issues and for some people, that’s not what my ministry’s about or what I’m about,” Osteen told The Blaze. “It’s just not my focus, so for me it’s easy for me to walk away from an interview and for people to think, ‘That’s just the guy who’s against gays or against some other hot button issue.’
“I try to express myself in a way—’Here’s what I believe the Scripture says, but it also says love God, love every person, love your neighbor,’ ” he added. “So I just try to find that balance.”
Osteen recognizes that there are people on both sides of the gay marriage issue who may not like his response, but he defended his stance.
“I’d rather get criticized for who I am … this is just who I am,” he explained. “This is the path I’m supposed to take.”
The megachurch pastor has the challenging job of preaching to more than 40,000 people every week, and he says keeping his sermons fresh is one of the most difficult issues he faces in ministry.
Osteen takes about three days to prepare, using Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to put his sermon together and reviewing it on Saturday.
He said another challenge is maintaining his personal health.
“You’ve got to take time to be spiritually healthy, mentally and spiritually as well,” he said.
However, he insisted that the benefits of a national ministry far outweigh the downsides.
“There’s different approaches,” Osteen said. “I just know that my gift is encouragement, hopefully to uplift people.”
The preacher also spoke about his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 5, where he attended an unofficial meeting with Sen. Mike Lee and former U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne. Osteen said it was an “amazing” experience and called the pontiff a “warm, kind man full of joy.”
“I went there to expressly feeling for unity and to let [the pope] know that the American pastors support what he’s doing,” he explained. “I felt honored to be invited.”
Osteen said he is on board with the pope’s message for unity, explaining that he does not have a problem with theological differences among Christians, but they need to be handled carefully and respectfully.
“There’s nothing wrong with denominations, but just don’t let it separate us,” he said, encouraging people to respect each other regardless of their differences.