Joel Osteen, the popular televangelist of Lakewood Church in Texas, is coming under fire for his “gospel of prosperity“. He isn’t alone by any means. Mike Murdock, Creflo Dollar and a host of others are guilty of perverting “The Gospel” into another gospel to get wealthy.
Paul the Apostle said it like this, ” To them….godliness is just a way to become wealthy”. [1 Timothy 6:5]
Chairsma News recently posted about Joel:
“Critics are hounding Osteen for limiting his teaching on sin and for preaching a success gospel. Osteen’s newest book Every Day a Friday: How to be Happier 7 Days a Week is just one item critics are using to establish that the Lakewood pastor focuses too strongly on personal fulfillment.”
So In honor of Osteen’s new book, I thought this clip would be a great “Theme Song” for purveyors of his sinfully-flawed, reductionistic gospel.