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Joel Osteen lied…

February 9, 2010

Or he told a mistake. One of the two. Perhaps, “mislead his flock by not studying to show himself a workman approved by God” would be better. I mean, that’s not news to most of us who strive to understand what Scripture says, with a basic understanding of theology, etc. So… do you remember when Joel Smiley said thus? (more…)

This is my Bible. I am what it says I am…

January 11, 2010

Many of us have heard Joel Smiley’s opening. It goes a little something like this:

This is my Bible. I am what it says I am. I have what it says I have. I can do what it says I can do. Today I will be taught the word of God. I boldly confess my mind is alert, my heart is receptive; I’ll never be the same. In Jesus name, God bless you.

Yeah. Way too superficial don’t you think?  Let’s try cleaning it up a bit. First, one for the unsaved in the crowd:

This is a Bible. I am what it says I am, a filthy, wretched, God-hating sinner. I have what it says I have, a corrupt heart capable only of despising the Lord who made me and sustains me. I can do what it says I can do; works that even the best God sees as a used menstrual pad. Today I will be taught the word of God, but my hard heart will have none of the truth unless the grace of God should intervene. I boldly confess my mind is corrupt, my heart is depraved; I’ll never repent! In Jesus’ name, God bless you.

Now, the one for those few who watch Joel Smiley who are actually saved:

This is my Bible. I am what it says I am: a wretched sinner saved by the grace of God alone. I have what it says I have, a new nature, a new disposition, and eternal life. I can do what it says I can do: kill sin by the Spirit, grow in holiness, and do truly good works. Today I will be taught the Word of God. I boldly confess my mind is being renewed by the Word working of the Spirit, my heart is leaping for joy in the presence of the Word; I’ll never be forsaken as Jesus paid the price for my sins. In Jesus’ name, God bless you.

Well… there you have it! Seems much more clear and suited to the various needs of the congregation.

A Prophetic Word for Perry Noble, et. al.

December 11, 2009

THUS SAYS THE LORD!

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord GOD: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. My sheep were scattered; they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. My sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, with none to search or seek for them. (more…)

GIVE US SOME MEN WHO KNOW THE TRUTH!

May 19, 2009

Watch and listen as Steve Lawson mocks Joel Osteen for the ignorant dog that he is.  All I can say to this video is a simple “AMEN!”

If a man cannot affirm the most basic truths of the Gospel he has no business in a pulpit. Indeed, Joel Osteen spends his platform putting on a smiley-dog and shiny-haired pony show for the lost masses as they live their best life now on their way to thier worst eternity forever.

Joel Osteen, it’s just the Truth – Paul Washer

May 8, 2009

All I can say is, “AMEN!”

 

HT: I’ll Be Honest

An Open Letter to Joel Osteen

May 6, 2009

Mr. Joel Osteen,

I will not waste your time, nor mine, with undeserved pleasantries.[1]

I hate your message. What you preach is not the gospel found in holy scripture[2]. What you preach is a different gospel which is no gospel. It is man-pleasing at its best and heretical and blasphemous at its worst.[3] Those who follow you will find themselves hearing the saddest words ever spoken on the Great Day, “Depart from me. I never knew you.”[4] Even worse, those who would hear such a false gospel and one day fall away from it will then be in worse state than ever and it would be better had they never entertained your idea of “salvation.”[5]

I am shocked and appalled that you, who call yourself a pastor, would take pride in hardly using Scripture. Further, I am down-right livid you would place your “Notes of Encouragement” alongside Scripture. It is obvious by your preaching[6] that you do not understand the Scriptures[7]. The fact that you jokingly ask your congregation not to be rebellious while violating Scripture[8] is not just sad, but damning[9].

You claim to give people hope, but the hope you give is no hope at all. The hope you give makes this world just a better place to go to Hell from. It is a hope which you will gladly give to anyone, but the hope is devoid of the resurrected Jesus which is true hope.[10]

Let me ask you, would any one die for what you are preaching? Would the Christians in North Korea, China, India, and the Middle East be martyred so that others can live their best life now? No sir. They would not. At no point in Christian history has any martyr gone to glory cheering how he or she had become a better them and loved their life. No sir. They despised even the garment stained by flesh.[11]

I close with this as I can no longer bear to examine the damnable heresy you preach: Repent! You, who call yourself a pastor, face strict judgement[12]. You have taken the birthright that is the gospel and traded it for the porridge of worldly self-esteem, self-help, and works-righteousness. Because of that God hates you.[13] Your false teaching of wealth and the best to Christians is false teaching and explicitly warned about in Scripture.[14] Repent of your damnable, heretical false doctrine before your heart becomes like that of Pharaoh, hard and impenitent[15]. Today you have heard (through Scripture) the voice of God. Do not harden your heart![16] Believe in the only Gospel that can save! Preach the only Gospel that can save!

His Unworthy Slave,
Berry Davis 

 

[1] 2 John 10-11
[2] 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
[3] Galatians 1:6-10
[4] 2 Peter 2:20-21
[5] Matthew 7:21-23
[6] YouTube Video of Osteen preaching
[7] Acts 10:9-16, Acts 15:22-29
[8] 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
[9] 1 Timothy 4:1-5
[10] 1 Corinthians 15:12-191 Timothy 4:10
[11] Jude 1:23 
[12] James 3:1
[13] Genesis 25:29-34 with Romans 9:13, Ezekiel 34:1-10
[14] 1 Timothy 6:3-10
[15] See Exodus 4-14
[16] Psalm 95:6-9 

Wordle Wars!

April 22, 2009
Now… I’m not saying that WORDLE is some fool-proof method for finding out which blog is good to read or not… But let’s compare Osteen, Challies, Warren, and TeamPyro to see what we can find.
A Wordle of Joel Osteen's Blog

A Wordle of Joel Osteen's BlogTim Challies WordleRick Warren's Blog WordlePyromaniacs Blog Wordle

A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Quotes (69)

March 18, 2009

Some there are who cannot teach and will not learn, and it is because they will not learn that they cannot teach. I believe aptness for being taught is at the bottom of aptness to teach. The psalmist had both. He says, ‘Make me to understand the way of thy statutes.’ There he would be taught. ‘Then,’ saith he, ‘I will talk of thy wondrous works.’ There he would be teaching.
— Charles Spurgeon

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The Secret to Joel’s Success!

March 9, 2009
So THATS how he does it.

So THAT'S how he does it.

(HT: The “Blog” of  “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks )

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An Open Letter to Sexy Churches

March 5, 2009

To Granger Community Chrurch (Granger, IN) , Mercy Church (Olathe, Kansas), Fellowship Church (Dallas, TX), Relevant Church (Tampa, FL), et. al.:

Please.

Stop. (more…)

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