Does Joel Osteen Even Know The Gospel?

25 Jan
Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas

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On his new CNN program, Piers Morgan questioned  Joel Osteen about the issue of homosexuality. For the first time, Joel answers that homosexuality is in fact a sin.

But Morgan presses Joel further by bringing up Elton John and his homosexual partner. “Why are they sinners in your eyes?” he asked Osteen.

Wow! This is awesome! The Pastor of the largest church in America is publicly invited to take  the opportunity to boldly proclaim Paul’s enscripturated Gospel from the book of Romans concerning the  depravity of  man.

 In an instant Joel Osteen has the ear of millions of unbelieving listeners both nationally and internationally. Surely he is prepared to give an articulate,word filled, spirit infused answer concerning the condition of fallen man with the hope that is found in  Jesus Christ.

Did  Joel lovingly and winsomely  invoke “it is written” in order to explain the love of God in the cross of Christ, the  substitutionary death and the powerf of God in raising Jesus from  the dead as narrated by Dr. Luke throughout the book f Acts?

Weeeeell….can you say “awk–ward?”

Seems ole Joel just can’t bring himself to live out the promise of Christ to those who   represent Christ and his words truthfully and courageously.

“You will be hated for my name’s sake. . . . A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. . . . If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.” (Matt. 10:22, 24-25)

 Osteen’s  laughable,ignorant,hollow core,empty chested, cowardly response was not only utterly shameful, but once again demonstrates why Joel should be “behind the camera” rather than in front of one masquerading as a Spirit Empowered Minister of the Gospel!


[Morgan]…. “Why are they sinners in your eyes?”

[Joel]….”Well, it’s strictly back to what the scripture says. I mean, I can’t grab one part and say God wants you to be blessed and live an abundant life, and not grab the other part that says, you know what? You know, live that kind of life. So it comes back to the scripture. I’m not the judge. You know, God didn’t tell me to go around judging everybody.”


Posted by on January 25, 2011 in character, charismatic, counterfeit, doctrine, GOOOFY, gospel


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4 responses to “Does Joel Osteen Even Know The Gospel?

  1. Callie Sutcliffe

    January 25, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Sadly a cowardly and pathetic answer.

  2. Darren

    January 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    2 Cor 5:12 “What business is it of mine to judge outsiders? Is it not those inside the Church you are to judge?”

    However, as a so-called “Pastor” Ole’ Joel should be ashamed for his representation of being a Gospel Bearer, for his comment “I am not sure I understand it all..” in regards to helping someone who wants freedom from the sexual sin. It is a said day in the Kingdom when a “Pastor” cannot lead a man through biblical repentance. I judge Joel as a hindrance to Kingdom. To bad we are in the post-apostolic age, he might just get expelled.

  3. Pat McEwen

    January 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I am shocked that he mentioned scripture and did not know it well enough to quote. It is a sad day when the sheep know more scripture than the shepherd. Maybe he is a hireling!

  4. Deborah Landry

    February 19, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    wow…i went to a church in austin called hill country….my sister goes there…they have started groups for over coming sexual sins…they are not afraid to talk about it…i think that is were alot of churches…are failing our Lord…and people…if we dont say it is sin and stop using the term judging for an excuse it allows your church members to stay in such a ruthless sin… shame on us.. it is a hard sin to come out of… people need to here the truth and they need us to show them Christs power, give them a hope and the way to freedom…God help us all..i will pray for joel osteen…i am not to comfortable in these mega churches anyway…they truth seems to fall by the way side…


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