Joel Osteen

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  1. 1. Is Joel Osteen a preacher or a motivational speaker? lol

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When has Osteen denied Jesus is God? I've not heard that before.

 

I've only listened to him once, it was a recording of an event he did in Florida a year or two ago. He did present the biblical Gospel at that time, but the rest of the message he gave was a mix of watered down preaching and motivational speaking.

 

I've read some of his writings, and the Gospel was there in its most basic form and everything else was watered down motivationalism. I did notice that his writings got more watery as time went on.

 While Osteen may believe Jesus is God, that doesn't mean he is saved.  I have watched him more than once and he is a motivational preacher not a preacher that speaks the truth about the Bible, John.

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I watched him one time because I was teaching on false prophets. Has anyone paid any attention to the chant that he has the whole congregation to recite before the message? They use the word "I" lo less than 12 times. It sounded like Satan when he decided to overthrow the throne, or something that Nebuchadnezzer would do. Freaky.

 

My advice.....stay away from the kool-aid

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 the only way the Lord would ever be present at his mega church would be to tell someone to flee this place, " a pastor he's not " he's a deceiver leading his followers to hell   " we need to pray for him and his followers"

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That junk shouldn't be posted here TGL; and you should stop watching it too!   :knuppel:

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I watched him one time because I was teaching on false prophets. Has anyone paid any attention to the chant that he has the whole congregation to recite before the message? They use the word "I" lo less than 12 times. It sounded like Satan when he decided to overthrow the throne, or something that Nebuchadnezzer would do. Freaky.

 

My advice.....stay away from the kool-aid

 

I think the chant at the beginning is something his father John did when he was running the "ministry". I used to visit my mother(deceased) who would have him on all the time and both of my sisters still watch him. They say they love how he gives them hope and blessings from God and they often cannot turn the channel.  They are that captivated! And this is scary as he is very charismatic to millions of others.  Too bad he wasn't a real IFB minister that stood for what the Bible says instead of a being a motivational speaker.

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the only way the Lord would ever be present at his mega church would be to tell someone to flee this place, " a pastor he's not " he's a deceiver leading his followers to hell " we need to pray for him and his followers"


I think I need a little Osteen after last Sunday's condemnation sermon.

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Whoever the preacher, they need to be led by the Holy Ghost and they need to boldly proclaim the Word of God.

 

Those preachers who water down their sermons, who refuse to preach certain biblical matters, are extremely dangerous; as are those preachers who set up their pet peeves or some certain point as the focus of most all their sermons.

 

The whole Word needs to be proclaimed. Preach the truth that homosexuality is sin, but be sure to preach the whole truth, which includes the fact Christ died for all sinners, including homosexuals, and like other sinners, homosexuals can also be made new in Christ.

 

Be clear that adultery is sin and it's sin for men as well as women. Preach the biblical truth about divorce, but make sure divorce isn't presented as the unpardonable sin. Point men and women, single, married, separated and divorced to Christ. Do so in love with the hope they will yield to the work of the Holy Ghost in their lives.

 

We have far too many preachers out there today who either want to tickle the congregation with a feather or bring a sledge hammer to the pulpit so they can hammer the congregation.

 

We need more men of God to step to the pulpit with Bible in hand boldly proclaiming the whole counsel of God out of a heart of love pointing to the only way of salvation and the only way to right living through Christ.

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Joel Osteen's Megachurch Robbed: $600,000 Goes Missing

 

Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston was robbed of nearly $600,000 in cash and checks last weekend. The donations were collected in services Saturday and Sunday.

 

The theft wasn’t discovered until 8:30 a.m. Monday, when a church worker and off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s officer noticed the break-in, MyFoxHouston.com reports.

 

Lakewood has asked anyone who attended services last weekend to pay close attention to their accounts and immediately report any suspicious activity. The church has assured members this was not a data breach and is limited to donations made last weekend.

 

“We are working with the police to fully investigate the incident,” the church said in a statement. “The funds were fully insured, and we are working with our insurance company to restore the stolen funds to the church.”

 

Nearly 45,000 people attend services at Lakewood Church every week.

 

http://www.charismanews.com/us/43092-joel-osteen-s-megachurch-robbed-600-000-goes-missing

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This is terrible!  $600,000 in one Sunday service?  Not that I would want my church to become a mega church, but $600,000 would be a nice number to build on our property.

I hope they find the thieves.  

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$15 per person??????

I thought they would better at ripping people off than that...

:lol:

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If I am correct his ministry just filed a theft case that some one stole $600,000 dollars last weekend from his ministry.  I just couldn't see this being done seeing that he has such a large staff and supposedly multiple accountability levels for those who handle the tithes and offerings.

 

What got me was they had insurance to cover stolen money.

 

Seems to me this may be an insurance scam.

Edited by AVBibleBeliever
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One news report I heard said the money was stolen from a safe. Banks are closed on Sunday so the money is typically put in the safe until it can be put in the bank on Monday.

 

The insurance wasn't just for money, it was insurance that covers theft and such.

 

At the moment, there is no reason to view this as a scam.

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$15 per person??????

I thought they would better at ripping people off than that...

:lol:


Osteen doesn't preach that if you don't tithe you are under a curse and in sin.

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From a safe then they already know who stole it.  according to a member there I know they have a computerized safe  and it is set up that two peoples pin numbers must be entered into the safe's digital lock in order to open it.  so either two people were there and they used their numbers to open the safe the record is in the safe's system or was recorded to the computer in the office that the safe uses to record who uses the safe.  If that system was over-ridden I would still be suspicious that is was an inside job and more than likely it is a scam.  Because all you have is their word there was $600,000 in that safe. 

 

Generally all checks are separated from the cash.  Checks are not usually kept in the safe.  and one must remember that most banks have deposit boxes for businesses and churches to use for large sums accessible at their nearest bank location even on sundays.

 

It all sounds to convenient.  Watch the IRS jump on this and they look a bit closer to the ministries staff  income taxes and and claimed expenditures.  Remember these are to be NON PROFIT ORG they are to be pretty much in the black or red very few are in the green.

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Osteen doesn't preach that if you don't tithe you are under a curse and in sin.

Niether do I but I have never taken in $600,000 in a weekend.

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Sadly, many preachers attempt to guilt their congregations into tithing by using the "curse" card.

They will be judged by God for their deceit.

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Osteen does teach one is robbing God if one does not tithe. He is wrong.

Edited by Standing Firm In Christ

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Osteen does teach one is robbing God if one does not tithe. He is wrong.

I don't see where I said anything about his teaching tithing or not.  that was Donillo

Edited by AVBibleBeliever

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I was addressing Donillo's post.

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I was addressing Donillo's post.

I see you edited and removed my name from the quote in your earlier post.  I was just making sure you knew it wasn't me but Danillo who made those remarks.  before you edited it it looked as though you were speaking to me.

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I see you edited and removed my name from the quote in your earlier post.  I was just making sure you knew it wasn't me but Danillo who made those remarks.  before you edited it it looked as though you were speaking to me.

I am not sure how it happened.  I had gone to the last post on the previous page and hit the quote button.  My blind eyes did not see that somehow I had quoted you. 

Forgive me.

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Any man like Osteen with a perpetual smile on his face I don't trust. Reminds me of the "Smile Mask Syndrome".

Edited by ASongOfDegrees

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$600,000 in one weekend?!? Man, that would build us a new building in no time flat!

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