Posts Tagged ‘Joel Osteen’

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.

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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Your Best Ham Now!

February 16, 2009

Seriously! Does this man OWN a Bible?

Joel “The Mouth” Osteen cannot seem to harmonize scripture or even use basic hermenutical principles. Let’s play shall we?
Thou shall not eat pork, shellfish, bat, etc.
Whatta weird dream!
It’s official!

Okay… After reading those we have a supposed contradiction. God says don’t eat pork, etc. but then says, “Go ahead!” So what changed? The Covenant! The prohibition on such foods fell under the Mosaic Covenant which bound the Israelites to a the Law. Part of that law was to abstain from certain foods for reasons which gave God glory. After the death and ressurection of Christ, God’s chosen are now in a Covenant of Grace. We are not bound by law, but by grace. If you take the New Testament as a whole you see certain principles laid out which echo law from the Old Testament. These tend to me in the area of morality. While our salvation is not in keeping the law, God still desires His people to be moral. All this is lost on Joel Osteen who seems to think that we are still under a law/works based covenant. We are not! Joel’s wretched theology will send anyone who follows it to hell. Paul was firm on the seperation of works for sanctification and grace for salvation. Look at Galatians 5:1-15, especially verse 3. If Joel wishes to keep the Kosher Law then he had better be prepared to use his wealth to start buying livestock! But be warned, God may not like them. The Law, the sacrifices have been taken care of by Jesus the Christ. To detract from that and (especially) to preach otherwise is to invite damnation upon oneself.

Joel Osteen repent of your sins and trust in Jesus Christ ALONE for your salvation.

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Your Best Life Now! Persecution Edition

February 16, 2009

Christians in China are living thier Best Life Now™!

Okay, to anyone who still thinks Joel Oteeth is in any way Biblical in his views please see the following.

Here is what we should expect.
Here is what persecution does.
Here is when we get to live our best life.

Pray that the persecuted Christians in China and throughout the world will endure for the sake of the Glory of God and for the Gospel.

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Your Best Heresy Now

October 27, 2008

I operated under the assumption that every time Joel the Dumber and his wife Cryptoria (such a white-washed tomb that one is!) speak they violate scripture. Guess what!! I wasn’t that far off….
 Joel and Victoria Osteen on Victoria’s New Book

 Wednesday, October 15, 2008

 Victoria and Joel Osteen

 This is a rush transcript from “Hannity & Colmes,” October 14, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

 SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST:  Now, last night we sat down with the pastors of Lakewood Church, Joel and Victoria Osteen, to talk about Victoria’s new book, “Love your Life and Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole.” Take a look.

 (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

 ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST:  You’re here to support her book.

 JOEL OSTEEN, PASTOR, LAKEWOOD CHURCH:  You bet I am.
((1 Timothy 6:10))

 COLMES:  And now you’ve got to love your life. How do you do that? What’s the first step?

 HANNITY:  Push all liberals out of it. I’m sorry, I’m sorry.

 VICTORIA OSTEEN, PASTOR, LAKEWOOD CHURCH:  You know, you need to love your life, you have to appreciate yourself.
((What verse is THAT!? John 12:25?))

 COLMES:  Yes.

 V. OSTEEN:  And you have to appreciate the gifts and the talents that you have on the inside of you so you can give them away to other people.
((Romans 7:18))

 COLMES:  Now you talk a lot a lot about relationships in this book, and you talk a lot — a little bit about your relationship and seeing things from the other perspective of the other person. Like you’ve learned how each other communicates.

 Does that mean I’ve got to see things from Hannity’s perspective in order to…?

 HANNITY:  It might help you.

 COLMES:  Is that what you’re saying?

 V. OSTEEN:  I don’t know if it would help the writing. No, it’s good — it’s good to find common ground with people. And — because I think when you find common ground and you see things from other people’s perspective, you can have a voice in their lives, you can have an influence.
((2 Cor 6:15))

 COLMES:  Yes. The first chapter is about influence and how you can influence people. And you talk about your — the person who brought your dad to church where he found Jesus, and he wrote a book called “I Influenced One, But Your Dad Influenced Millions,” based on what that one person did. Right?

 J. OSTEEN:  Yes, exactly right. You never know who you’re touching. ((I’ll exercise self-control…)) That’s why I don’t think you should ever say, “Well, I’m just raising a child or just teaching students or just a businessperson with some employees. You never know who you’re going to touch. And we all have influence.
((Galatians 1:6-10))

 COLMES:  Do you have any — Joel’s father started in a feed store, a church in a feed store. You met him because he walked into your jewelry shop to get a battery for a watch.

 V. OSTEEN:  Right.

 COLMES:  Did you ever imagine that what has happened to you, what happened? And why do you think God blessed you in the way he has?
((Luke 6:24, and Matthew 19:24))

 V. OSTEEN:  We never did imagine this. We never imagined it. But it’s been a wonderful journey. And we’ve been so encouraged that we can help people, because that’s what we want to do.

 We want to encourage people. We want to help them. We want them to see all the good things God has placed in them and give them a right future.
((1 Cor 2:2))

 COLMES:  You talk a lot — and I watch Joel on Sunday morning. And often the message is God has a plan for you, even if that plan hasn’t happened yet. Is there really a good plan for everybody and is it always a good plan waiting to happen?

 V. OSTEEN:  Well, I think when you have an optimistic attitude and you believe that God is guiding you, that you will find the good things in your life and that you will lead to good relationships and good people in your life. And you can make the most of what he’s given you.
((Jn 15:20))

 HANNITY:  when I was reading this, I was thinking about my life. We often lose perspective. We don’t see the trees. We don’t hear the birds. Woe don’t thank God that our kids are healthy. It’s sort of a common thing that people go through, right?

 V. OSTEEN:  I think so. I think that when you don’t look at the good things around you, that you lose sight of all those good things. And you’re not going to enjoy your life. And your kids are going to be grown. And then you’re going to look back and go, “Oh, you know, if only.”
((The entire book of Ecclesiastes))

 HANNITY:  So what does it mean if Barack Obama wins the election from my perspective, and from Alan’s perspective, if John McCain wins? That’s not the most important thing in life even though right now it’s the most important thing in our lives.

 V. OSTEEN:  It’s a big focus right now, but you know what? We need to keep our families intact. We need to keep our relationships strong, because whatever happens is going to happen. And we’ve got to enjoy our life, and we’ve got to make the most of what we have today.
((Mt 22:37-39))

 HANNITY:  And I say this all the time. Regardless of who the president is, you can still decide to raise your kids the right way, instill good values in them. You can decide to get up every morning and dedicate your life to hard work and serving other people. And you can have a fulfilled life.

 You still live in the greatest country God gave man, even though liberals will take more control over it. But — if they get in power.

 COLMES:  … President Obama. Opportunity (ph).

 HANNITY:  I’m not trying to make this political. But really, we do have more control over our lives than any politician, right?

 J. OSTEEN:  I think so. You know what? We can all control our own destiny. ((Isaish 46:10)) And I think sometimes it’s a copout to say, “Well, it’s this person’s fault or another person’s fault.”

 When we take responsibility and say, “You know what? This is a day that God has given me. It’s a gift. I can never relive this day. And I’m not going to live it angry, in unforgiveness, and mad at somebody. If I don’t get my way, I’m going to believe that God’s still in control. ((But you just said “we can all control our own destiny.” I’m confused.))

 HANNITY:  Do you like country music?

 J. OSTEEN:  Sure I do.

 HANNITY:  Do you know Tim McGraw song “Live Like You’re Dying”?

 V. OSTEEN:  Yes.

 HANNITY:  Have you really thought, you know, “I’m going to go Rocky Mountain climbing, skydiving, and give forgiveness I’ve been denying.”

 V. OSTEEN:  Yes.

 J. OSTEEN:  Yes.

 HANNITY:  You know what? Forgiving, though, people that have really offended you. I know that that is one of the main things. Revenge is mine, saith the lord. I’ve read revenge is Hannity’s, saith the lord.

 But in all seriousness, that is harder said than done. How do you do it?

 V. OSTEEN:  You do it every day, moment by moment.

 HANNITY:  But what about if somebody really betrays you, really stabs you in the back, really undermines you, really wants to hurt you?

 V. OSTEEN:  You know, forgiveness sets the prisoner free. And realizing that prisoner was you. That’s what forgiveness does. It sets you free. But not easy…
((Wait… that’s John 14:6!!… no its not.))

 HANNITY:  In all honesty, you never hold any resentment — you never hold any resentment towards anybody, not even a little bit?

 V. OSTEEN:  Well, you get up every day and you just give it over to God. And you may get up — you may get up or something may come against you that you and it’s really because of that unforgiveness. ((See Acts 16:16-24 for a perfect example of this!)) But you recognize that. And you know, you just give it — you know, to say I’m not going to hold this unforgiveness. It’s something that you have to do all the time. ((Just like God does in Revelation 21:8!!))

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Can you think of any other Scriptures that Mr. and Mrs. Smiley trample over? Please post them in the comments! And as you do, pray that they get saved.

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Love my WHAT!?

September 11, 2008

Victoria Osteen’s first book, LOVE YOUR LIFE, will release next month. “As a minister, she reaches out to an enormous community of people who look to her for guidance, strength, wisdom, and encouragement. She knows as well as anyone that operating in so many different roles can be extremely demanding, yet she has managed to find balance, living her life in the unforced rhythms of grace. If you ask her, she’ll tell you that she loves her life and she wants you to love your life, too.”

((Source: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Your-Life-Living-Healthy/dp/0743296931/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221181166&sr=8-3 ))

((HT: Tim Challies))

And she’s following hard after what the Bible says!

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”
— Mt 10:39

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
— Mt 16:24

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.”
— Mk 8:34-35

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”
— Lk 9:23-24

Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
— Lk 14:27

“Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”
— Jn 12:25

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
— Gal 2:20

Can’t wait to see how she dodges or twists those! Then again, she is Joel’s wife….

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