Joel Osteen: America's Most
...doesn't preach the gospel, Hell or the doctrine of Christ!
By David J. Stewart | April 2013
2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”
This world is starved for spiritual bread, but our religious leaders have given them nothing but stones. A recent 2013 Oprah special featured the pathetic ministry of Joel Osteen. In 2005 Osteen's ministry spent $95,000,000 to build the Lakeview Church in Houston, Texas. It's a massive stadium seating 16,000 people each Sunday. Osteen packs in the crowds because he doesn't preach the Bible. It's a big fun center, a Rock concert, the largest religious congregation in America. But forget about finding any truth at the Lakeview so-called “church.” Osteen preaches the demonic health, wealth and prosperity message of the Charismatic cults. The primary message that Osteen preaches is that God wants us all to be wealthy financially. Not surprisingly, Osteen has become more wealthy than anyone else. Even Oprah, an unsaved heathen, admits that Osteen doesn't include Christ enough in his preaching.
Joel Osteen is a big fake, worthless as far as Heaven is concerned. Lakewood has about 3,000 children come through each weekend. The church hired former Disney staffers to work with the children. Unbelievable! Disney is straight out of Hell. Osteen's message is all psychology, not Bible doctrine. Osteen says he doesn't ask for money on television. He doesn't have to, people still send in millions of dollars. His book sales alone bring in hundreds-of-millions of dollars!!! Joel's smile alone brings in the money. Due to the hype on television, promotion by the Godless media, and sensationalism over his wishy-washy books, Osteen is a worldwide Rock star celebrity. Rick Warren and Max Lucado have the same lucrative deal with the publishers, selling hundreds-of-millions of dollars in apostate books. The New York Times Bestseller List is almost impossible to get on. You have to commit to the New World Order to be accepted and promoted. You first must sell your soul to the Devil.
False prophet's books are all endorsed by the demonic New World Order! Osteen is full of deceit, claiming that money is not the main issue, but it is certainly is the central focus of their ministry. The bottom line is that they are filthy rich doing what they're doing. When the Devil endorses you, you're on your way to wealth. Satan loves preachers who don't preach! Satan loves ministers of unrighteousness who bury the truth instead of shining the light of God's Word for the sinful world to see.
Joel Osteen's wife is a woman preacher, which is unbiblical. She is co-pastor of the church and pitches in leading the church with her teachings, leading men in prayer and speaking in the church as an AUTHORITY (which is wrong). 1st Timothy 2:12, “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” Joel Osteen continually downplays the Biblical teaching that God is angry with them. But John 3:36 says God's wrath is upon the unbeliever. Psalms 7:11 warns that God is angry with the wicked every day. Joel Osteen's books are all written from the viewpoint that God is not angry with anyone. That's simply not true!
Joel Osteen accepts never speaks a word against government crimes, illegal immigration, the evil Federal Reserve, et cetera. Osteen doesn't preach against anything! He certainly doesn't preach against false religions. The Roman Catholic Church is a religious cult, leading over one billion lost souls into the fires of Hell. The Roman Catholic Church is guilty of lies and deceit! Catholics have heard the truth that their arrogant priests steer people away from the Bible, yet they choose to continue living a lie because of their family tradition. Catholicism is the road to Hell damnation! Any so-called preacher who doesn't expose false religion doesn't have much faith in the Word of God. Osteen will have the blood of millions of people on his hands, for not warning them about the coming judgment for sin in Hell. It's all about money! Osteen is making money hand-over-fist, as proof that it's all about money. Joel lives in a giant mansion and lives extravagantly, not becoming of a gospel preacher. When a Modernist like Oprah Winfrey likes and promotes a preacher, he is serving the Devil. Oprah is the number one promoter of demonic new age, spiritism and devilish things.
Being A Faithful Preacher Doesn't Mean Being Liked
Joel Osteen is super popular and well-liked because he is a bonafied FALSE PROPHET...
Luke 6:26, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.”
If I were to ask a hundred people for their favorite preacher in America, they would probably say Joel Osteen. This is simply because most people don't know what they need spiritually. Most people judge a preacher based on what they want. Many new apostate churches even send out surveys into a local community, asking heathens what kind of church they want, and then they build it for them.
Osteen gives people false encouragement. You have no right to feel like everything is going to be ok if you're not a born-again child of God. Osteen says that everyone knows they have sinned, so he instead tells them to love God and don't quit. Why be negative, right? But the truth, the Bible, is negative in many aspects. The truth includes negatives as well as positives, depending upon the choices that we make. Osteen's style of speaking is not preaching at all; but rather, easy-going sermonettes, motivational speaking and cowardly crowd pleasing. Girly-boy with his Shirley Temple haircut, resembling something out of Gentleman's Quarterly magazine, couldn't preach his way out of a paper-bag! Joel Osteen is NO preacher of the Word of God. Osteen is NO preacher of the gospel. He'll tickle your ears, scratch your back, say some kind words... while everyone goes to Hell.
I too like and admire Joel Osteen's smile, kindness and oratory abilities. I wouldn't mind attending Osteen's church for a good time, if I didn't care about what God thinks. I couldn't attend such a wicked church that doesn't preach the gospel, doesn't go soul-winning, doesn't teach members to be soul-conscious, doesn't care about the lost! SELF has no place in the believer's life. The flesh is our enemy, along with the world and the Devil. Bringing fleshly music into the church won't help anyone. Saying a bunch of uplifting words won't offend anyone, so there cannot be any changed lives for God. If the preacher doesn't preach against sin, then people won't repent of sin. Joel Osteen is nothing more than a master of ceremonies, like a DJ in a nightclub. It's a big party.
Jesus warned that men all men like you, watch out! Luke 6:26, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” This just may be Joel Osteen's life's verse in Luke 6:26. The false prophets were spoken of well by most people, just like Joel Osteen. Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) was the greatest preacher of the 20th century, bar none!!! Pastor Hyles is still greatly despised by jealous preachers today, hated by envious critics and deadbeats who do nothing for God to get souls saved. The fact that Brother Hyles still has so many enemies, even over a decade after going on to Heaven to be with the Lord, proves that he was a genuine man of God, preacher and friend of the gospel. The wicked only speak well about false preachers. That's exactly what Luke 6:326 teaches!!!
God Is Angry Daily With Unbelievers!
You'll NEVER hear this from Joel Osteen. If you've rejected Christ, or have been SLOW TO BELIEVE all that was spoken by the prophets in the Bible, God is ANGRY WITH YOU!!! Luke 24:25, “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.” A fool is slow to believe what the Bible teaches. many people selectively choose what portions of the Bible they want to believe, and which Scriptures to reject. The History Channel insults the Word of God, downplaying the future literacy of the book of revelation, teaching that most historians interpret Revelation from a historical point of view rather than a future point of view.
The Lakeview Church is a big Rock concert of worship. People come with their heartaches and problems and cry, experiencing an emotional high to the worldly music, but the truths of the Bible are not preached. Joel Osteen is a Rock 'N' Roll religious star. That's all he is. I saw a recent video of a Paul McCartney concert, which showed adults crying in response to the music. Human nature is easily manipulated. People are conditioned to cry, give money and respond emotionally to emotional, uplifting music. Women and men alike clap their hands, swaying side-to-side, singing worldly music. Joel's messages are nothing but motivational speeches, total devoid of Biblical counsel and truth. You could attend Lakewood Church for a lifetime and never learn the doctrine of Christ, never get born-again and go straight to the Lake of Fire forever to burn.
When asked if he believed that homosexuality is a sin, Osteen said yes, which I'll give him credit for. Good for Joel. Yet, Joel will never preach against the sin of homosexuality from the pulpit because he says people already feel down on themselves, so he chooses to be positive instead. The problem is that being positive doesn't change anyone's life for God. The truth is offensive. The reality of sin and judgment are unpleasant. The Bible teaches in John 3:20 that sin hinders men from coming to the light, lest their deeds should be reproved. Unrepentant sinners avoid Jesus Christ and the Bible. America's churches are filled with religious people who have never been born-again by faith in the gospel. The gospel is offensive, because in order to be saved you must admit your sinnership. You must admit that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven. There is ONLY one path to salvation and that is through “the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16).
Joel Osteen may be sincere, but he is NOT a man of God. Joel Osteen is a man of the moment, tickling ears and scratching backs. The Bible offends people. A preacher who's message never offends most people is pulling on the same rope as the Devil. 2nd Timothy 3:12-13, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” Joel Osteen is a seducer! When asked by Oprah if he believed that there are many paths to Heaven, Osteen said that he believes there are many paths to Jesus. What a copout! What garbage theology!
Oprah Is Of The Devil
Following Oprah's special on Joel Osteen, she went directly into another special about a witch doctor in Brazil, a medium for demons (entities) who actually (allegedly) heals people of their diseases. The demons tell him what procedure to use. The witch doctor calls himself, “John Of God.” Oprah also promoted The John Of God on her show in 2010. Hundreds of people dress in all white and regularly attend surgical meetings where John Of God shaves their eyes balls with a surgical knife, cuts an incision into their breast or sticks a surgical tool up their nostrils. The false prophet slices people's chests open, leading them to believe that they've been healed. It's ludicrous and insane! Oprah claims to have documented legitimate healings. It's all healing by the Devil in an attempt to make the demon doctor look like he is of God. In reality, the Devil tricks people, coming to naive victims as a sheep (but is really a wolf in disguise). This truth is verified in Matthew 7:21-23 where false prophets of the Devil were able to do miracles with Satan's power.
Again, when asked if he believed that there are many paths to Heaven, Osteen told Oprah on national television that he believes there are many paths to Jesus. What a copout! What garbage theology! Joel says that Jesus is the only way, but there are many paths to Jesus. That is not true. The only path to Jesus is the gospel, that is, the message that Jesus DIED, was BURIED and RESURRECTED three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4).
Oprah Winfrey promotes Joel Osteen alongside a Brazilian witchdoctor!!! She gives them both the same compliments, the same promotion and the same admiration. Oprah is a Godless woman who is a fake, a spiritual fraud who talks about “the Lord,” but her only lord is Satan himself, the god of this evil world. Oprah makes $350,000,000 per year as the most famous and powerful woman in America. Anyone that Oprah promotes goes straight to the top in popularity, achieving overnight wealth and fame.
To no surprise, The John Of God heretic claims to believe in God. He admits being clairvoyant. He claims that we are all children of God, and those who do good are able to channel entity powers. He teaches that “human energy” appears as various colors. He also claims that God is the source of his power. What a liar! When anyone speaks about entities, run! Entities are demons! It's more of the New Age garbage that Oprah has been promoting for decades. Oprah Winfrey is of the Devil. Remember, the Devil's greatest lie is to convince the world that he doesn't exist.
Satan cannot appear as a spirit. If you'll research the Scriptures you'll find that demons never appeared in spirit form. Demons always needed a host body, either human or animal (like pigs). In sharp contrast, angels from God were able to appear in their own bodies. That's very interesting. When God cast the fallen angels down to the earth prior to the fall of man, they lost their bodies. Demons have to posses someone else's body. It's important to understand then that Satan and demons work through evil people, drunks, spiritual mediums, occultists, druggies, et cetera.
The John Of God, to no surprise has been accused multiple times of sexual abuse. Oprah Winfrey defending the wicked false prophet, saying that her investigation found nothing. Oprah really wants to make this devil-worshipper look good for some reason. Do you know why? It's because the Devil uses Oprah to deceive ignorant people, who visit brazil to see the Devil-man.
When asked by Oprah what happens when we die, The John Of God said everyone has eternal life. He defines God as love, period. So in his heretical little world, no one ever goes to Hell to suffer. But God is also a holy God, a just God, a jealous God. God is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11) and will cast all Christ-rejecters into Hell forever (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9). The John Of God never mentioned the name of Jesus, plainly exposing him as a fraud. Revelation 20:11-15 teaches that anyone who does in their sins, whose name is not found in the Lamb's Book of Life will be cast into Hell forever. Neither Osteen, Oprah nor the John Of God warn anyone about the fires and judgment of God in Hell.
Americans travel by the hundreds to Brazil, seeking a miracle from The John Of God. Don't fall for the hype. The Bible warns against false prophets coming in the last days. Whether Pentecostal Charismatics, Benny Hinn, The 700 Club, TBN, The John Of God or Assemblies Of God healing services... IT'S ALL A FRAUD!!! God works miracles in response to the prayer of faith. All other miracles are performed by the demons. There is no such thing as channeling human energy to heal someone. Such teachings are New Age.
I don't condemn anyone, for we are all dirty sinners deserving of God's judgment (Romans 3:23; Hebrews 9:27). Albeit, as a born-again Christian who is robed in God's righteousness in Christ Jesus (Romans 4:5-6), I am commanded to refute all works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11). Oprah is leading hundreds-of-millions of people into the Lake of Fire. Oprah's philosophy is that there couldn't possibly be only one path to Jesus. It is tragic that Joel Osteen told Oprah during an interview that he believes Jesus is the only way, but there are MANY PATHS to Jesus. What a copout! My friend, the only way to Jesus is by faith in THE GOSPEL.
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
That is the ONLY way to Heaven. You either believe that Jesus is the Christ Who came into the world to pay for men's sins, or you don't. You either believe that Jesus rose from the dead miraculously after three days, or you don't. I DO believe and that is my only hope for Heaven, forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Amen!!!
Beware Of Joel Osteen's Religious Business
The Lakewood Church is a giant religious playground for apostates. It's a money-making business. They don't ask for money, but people mail in money from around the world. That's Satan's power! The world is the ENEMY of the Church (James 4:4). When the unsaved world is flocking into a so-called church, something is very wrong! As our churches become more worldly, so also is the world becoming more churchy! People these days have churchianity without Christianity. Religion tries to fit us with glasses, but the Lord wants to open our eyes with the truth (John 18:37).
The world is going to Hell and Joel Osteen's so-called church is doing nothing to save lost sinners with the gospel. There is ONLY one Church and that is the New Testament Church as presented in the New Testament. It's not wrong to have modern music, or guitars in the church; but you'll find that worldly music goes along with spiritual apostasy, lack of standards, lack of separation and lack of Biblical doctrine. The old hymns have become unpopular because they can't compete with the beautiful modern music of the sinful world. People today want the sensuality of the music, the oohs and aahs, closing their eyes and having an emotional experienced, getting high to the music. It's worldly music!
The New World Order loves Joel Osteen's apostate ministry because his liberalism attracts all walks of life, including illegal immigrants. I've learned that worldly music is the common denominator that unites all different races, religions and people's. Why do you think king Nebuchadnezzar played music as a signal for everyone present to bow in worship to his image in Daniel chapter 3? Music is the universal language! If you start a new church and play Blues music to attract members, you will pack the building, make tons of money without asking a dime, and the media (including Illuminati puppet Oprah) will promote you to fame. While jamming and gettin' down dancing to the blues at church, they claim when interviewed that the spirit of God is in their church. In reality it's all of the Devil, a nightclub covering as a New Testament Church. God deliver this wicked generation from nightclub church services.
According to 60 MINUTES, Osteen's ministry rakes in over $73,000,000 a year. His brother, sister and mother are all minister's in his church—a family operated cash cow. In his new book, "Become A Better You," Osteen's 7 principles for becoming a better you don't mention God or Jesus Christ even once. This is apostasy. Joel Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
Joel Osteen is the fulfillment of God's warning to us in 2nd Timothy 4:3... "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears." Joel Osteen is no man of God; but rather, an imposter who appeases the neo-evangelical apostates of our time. Osteen's sermonettes and books are nothing more than secular self-help guides. Osteen is no better than modern psychologists, who completely avoid the issue of sin as the root of man's problems. Osteen avoids controversial subjects such as sin, condemnation, judgment, Hellfire and the wrath of God.
Here's the 60 MINUTES interview:
Folks, the Bible is God's Word, which warns that all unbelievers will be cast into the Lake of Fire to burn for all eternity... "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Call it "scare tactics" if you will, but it's what the Word of God teaches. You ought to be scared if you're not a born-again Christian!!! Heed the warning of 2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9... "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction..."
Yet, Joel Osteen never warns anyone about God's condemnation upon sinners, and the inescapable penalty of Hellfire apart from the precious blood of Jesus Christ (1st Peter 1:18,19). Osteen and his family have sold their souls for money— propagating an impotent message of self-improvement that is void of the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. All we hear about is love, love, love; BUT, we ought to also be hearing about God's wrath towards unrepentant sinners (Psalm 7:11... "God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day"). John 3:36 states, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." Joel Osteen is nothing more than a motivational speaker, who is highly sought after by the business community for his Shirley Temple, girly-boy, milquetoast, panty waist, milksop, presentations. What America desperately needs today is preaching preachers!!!
There's a Hell that burns with fire and brimstone, where all Christ-rejecters will spend eternity in torment! We must warn sinners of the judgment to come. We read the effects of Paul's preaching to governor Felix in Acts 24:25... "And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled." Do you think any of Joel Osteen's audience "trembles" at his message? No, because Osteen doesn't "preach the Word" as 2nd Timothy 4:2 commands. Instead, Osteen preaches modern psychology and only touches upon non-offensive Christian topics. We read in 1st Corinthians 1:18, "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." The Biblical Gospel offends people, because it MUST include the guilt and condemnation which our sin brings upon us. It's not enough to just acknowledge Jesus Christ. You must come to the cross of Jesus Christ as a dirty, rotten, condemned, guilty, hell-deserving SINNER!!!
Joel Osteen Preaches “Another Gospel”
On page xi in the introduction to “I NEVER KNEW YOU,” Michael Bowen states that one of Satan's greatest weapons against mankind is...
“to con people into living the Christian lifestyle without ever being born again.”
What a great statement!
One of the things I like about Bowen's book is that he approaches the matter from a gentlemanly point of view. For example, on page 21 he states concerning Pastor Joel Osteen...
“Osteen is not the enemy, folks, but Osteen is being 'used' by the enemy to lead all who believe in a 'different' gospel into a Christless eternity.”
The enemy is Satan who hates all people, saved and unsaved alike, and wants to lure as many people into the Lake of Fire (Gehenna) with him as possible to be punished for ever and ever.
Just as Joel Osteen, likewise Ray Comfort, John Hagee, Charles Stanley and other “greats” of our generation are not bad people, they are sincere; but they are sincerely wrong about the gospel. In one of his sermons, Joel Osteen once asked his church audience where they would spend eternity if they died that moment. Clearly, Osteen does care if his congregation goes to Heaven or Hell. Albeit, Osteen's errant way of salvation is to repent of sins, ask Jesus into our hearts, ask Him to wash us clean, and make Him Lord of our life. Osteen hasn't even begun to mention the gospel.
Instead, Joel Osteen has added a bunch of requirements that God did not. Changing the gospel even in the slightest way negates it completely and there can be no salvation. The gospel is that Jesus Christ died, was buried and has been resurrected (these three things are the gospel). The gospel does not include making Jesus ones “Lord.” The gospel does not include amending one's ways, nor joining a church through water baptism, nor keeping sacraments. It is a simple matter of heart's faith in what Christ has done to pay for our sins.
America Needs Preaching Preachers, Not Motivational Speakers!
Joel Osteen is a heretic! Although it is true that God looks at each of our hearts—the road to Hell is paved with sincerity and good intentions. We are warned in Proverb 14:12, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." I recently witnessed to an unsaved Catholic man, who said... "It doesn't matter what you believe, just so long as you're sincere God will look at your heart." I explained to him that he is wrong, and that he will go to Hell if He doesn't trust upon the sin-cleansing blood of Jesus Christ alone. He was still insistent that sincerity is all that matters. The Bible calls him a fool and he will burn in Hell when he dies (2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9).
Please don't be deceived—if you die in your sins without the precious blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse your sins away—you will burn in Hellfire for all eternity!!! Mr. Osteen is very wrong... dead wrong! God has already looked at our hearts, and we are wicked... Jeremiah 17:9 states, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" We are all dirty, rotten sinners (Romans 3:10,19-23) in need of Christ's righteousness. Proverb 28:26 warns, "He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool..."
The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 15:18, "But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies." Mankind's heart is deceitfully wicked. The only hope is through Jesus Christ, through His precious blood that saves us... "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."
Joel Osteen’s refusal to confess the sole redemptive salvation found in the Lord Jesus Christ clearly reveals him as a liar and an antichrist (1st John 2:22). There is ONLY one way to Heaven—through the Lord Jesus Christ!
With Heaven in mind, Joel Osteen might just be the most worthless preacher in America. Please don't misunderstand. Joel Osteen is a fantastic motivational speaker. Joel is a very likeable and friendly guy. Osteen is charming and is worth visiting just to watch his big smile. But from a Biblical standpoint Joel Osteen couldn't preach his way out of a paperbag. Joel doesn't teach the doctrine of Christ. You'll never learn about the Rapture, the Tribulation, the mysteries of God, the virgin birth, the blood atonement, Christ's deity, et cetera. Joel's church is about Rock music, fun, crying and feeling better after you leave. Tragically, none of that will get you to Heaven. None of that will compel you to dedicate your life to go to the mission field as a soul-winner. The most dangerous thing about Joel Osteen's ministry is what you're NOT going to get; namely, THE TRUTH!!!
I'm not trying to be critical or negative, but the plain truth is that Joel Osteen is pulling on the same rope as the Devil. By remaining silent concerning sin, judgment and Hell's fire, Osteen is laying up judgment against himself, who damnation slumbereth not (2nd Peter 2:1-3). Joel Osteen may be a valuable motivational speaker for companies, but he is A LOUSY PREACHER OF THE TRUTH! Joel Osteen is a fool for neglecting the Word of God. You cannot just selectively pick and choose which doctrines to teach. Joel Osteen's ministry serves the secular whims of all religions and lifestyles. Although he openly admits that he believes homosexuality is a sin when asked by Oprah, you'll never hear him say it from the pulpit. The architects of the New World Order don't mind if you're against the sin of homosexuality, just so long as you don't promote it publicly and make an issue of it. So they promote Osteen's apostasy.
The Purposely Driven Apostate Life!
The new direction of our churches is blueprinted in Rick Warren's demonic The Purpose Driven Life. Warren teaches to get rid of the old-fashioned hymns of the faith; and instead bring in the new, sensual, emotionalized, euphoric, Rock music. Get rid of the old-fashioned preaching against sin; and instead bring in the new, liberal, secular, psychology. Joel Osteen's so-called “church” is Rick Warren's dream church come true!!! It's a glamorized social club, not a church! Most churches have become entertainment centers with large overhead TV projection screens, tantalizing videos and captivating music.
A handful of religious companies are canning these videos, music and presentations for churches to purchase and implement. It's like people no longer know how to get a hold of God and operate a church. So they buy an instant church package instead. I'm not kidding! Churches are afraid of liability lawsuits, so they're hiring pastors with accredited degrees in psychology. Many churches want a pastor with two degrees, one in theology and the other in psychology. I visited a Southern Baptist Church where the senior pastor had two college degrees, as I mentioned. He said some good things, great in fact, but he didn't preach the Word of God. Many pastors can say some great things, but a preacher is supposed to teach and preach the truths of the Word of God. The great need of the hour is not psychology; but rather, preaching preachers! There can be NO salvation without the preaching of the Law against sin. God only saves sinners. Romans 4:5 says that God saves THE UNGODLY! God doesn't save self-righteous people who have no need of The Great Physician. Mark 2:17, “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
It's time for Christians to become more concerned about the lost souls of sinners, than they are about the local bowling league! Watching M.A.S.H. and Love Boat reruns aren't going to save America! Watching The Big Bang Theory and American Dad aren't going to make a hill of beans different for God in Heaven. Joel Osteen won't save America. If our nation is going to be brought back to God, it must happen from the ground-up. That can only happen when our individual homes turn toward God in prayer, seek God's face and turn from our wicked ways. The television exists in nearly every home today, which pipes in the wickedness, bringing our entire nation low into sin. Television is the enemy of all unrighteousness, which has single-handedly corrupted America.
Satan wants your child. You may think that it's a blessing for your family to attend a church like Lakewood in Houston where Joel Osteen is pastor, but you're cursed. Your family needs hell-raising preaching! Joel Osteen can make you feel better and good in the short-term, but how will you feel in the long-run when you stand account to God for your life? What did you do to try to bring sinners to the Jesus with the gospel? While you're trying to learn how to prosper in Joel Osteen's health, wealth and prosperity cult, the world is going to Hell in their sin and unbelief.
Over 1.6 billion Muslims are going to Hell in their rejection of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Judaizer Jews are going to Hell. Most preachers don't care. Well, I do care! I'm telling you THE TRUTH. Joel Osteen is worthless because he doesn't preach THE TRUTH. Jesus said in John 4:24 that
Excerpts From “I NEVER KNEW YOU” By Michael P. Bowen (excellent book on salvation)
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