Joel Osteen Category

The Power To Create Wealth

How do we reconcile the warning and sometimes even the condemnation of the rich in the Bible with other passages that promise wealth to the obedient in the faith? For instance, Deut. 8:18: “But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may […]

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Osteen Derangement Syndrome

f you see a picture similar to this one when you look into the smiling countenance of “America’s Pastor,” Joel Osteen, you could be afflicted with the Osteen Derangement Syndrome. Have any FB friends noticed other characteristics of those stricken with ODS, so that we can further identify these people? Perhaps you yourself are disordered; […]

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Joel’s Spiritual Guard

Someone is unhinged if he opposes health and wealth. Who in his right mind would choose sickness and poverty, when Jesus came to deliver us from these scourges that the devil has afflicted on mankind? I have diagnosed the problem with the acronym ODS, Osteen Derangement Syndrome. Whereas most people are cheered by seeing a […]

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Be the Head and Not the Tail

The greatest criticism of Joel Osteen is his wealth. There is no sin in gaining riches legitimately. I suspect that a large portion of Osteen’s critics are in debt as a result of living beyond their means, which the Bible warns against. Others may be on the public dole, which means they are living on […]

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Psalms and the Prosperity Gospel

I am beginning a study of Psalms in my home Bible Lessons. Psalm 1 sets the stage for all the psalms with the opening word “Blessed,” which is one of the most used words in this ancient hymn book. God desires is to bless and prosper his people, which is “the prosperity gospel,” which I […]

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Why is Joel Osteen Despised?

Brother Frank and I arrived at Lakewood about 10 AM for the 11 AM service on January 20, 2019. What a blessing it was to see thousands of Christians in downtown Houston coming to church on Sunday morning. We introduced ourselves at the information booth and we were immediately given VIP treatment by the lady […]

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Gideon’s 300

  As the 300 listened to the Bible Study at Lakewood Church on financial freedom, I was reminded of Gideon’s 300. The Midianites had been terrorizing Israel for seven years with an army of 135,000. Gideon only had 32,000 men but that was way too many for God. God continually had Gideon cut his army […]

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Go Get It

  One can learn more about a church from its mid-week service (if they even have one) than from the main show, which is on Sunday. This is the reason I watched and listened to Pastor John Gray, who speaks each Wednesday night at Lakewood Church in Houston. He is a middle-aged black Pentecostal preacher, […]

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