Monday, September 11, 2006

God - on your side no matter what? Joel Osteen - taking the hard stands...

Get a load of Joel Osteen. My, my.
He’s the most popular preacher in the country right now - a best-selling author and the “most watched minister” in America.
But when asked yesterday about gay marriage during a trip to the bluest state in the land of the free - and the only one where same-sex nuptuals are legal - the Rev. Joel Osteen suddenly got sheepish.
“I don’t think it’s God’s best,” the handsome Holy Roller said of homosexuality. “I never feel like homosexuality is God’s best.”
When pressed on the issue, Osteen said, “I don’t feel like that’s my thrust . . . you know, some of the issues that divide us, and I’m here to let people know that God is for them and he’s on their side.”

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At 10:27 PM, Blogger Sean Scribner said...

My, my, indeed. Good heavens, Joel. How wishy washy does it get?

 
At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess since those who are practicing homosexuals feel it is God's best it is ok for them. Joel has proven from the Larry King interview that he doesn't want to offend anyone even if it means denying our Lord Jesus. Matthew 10:33 33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 6:9 9Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Karen said...

This is a typical response and problem of many "Christian" leaders today. Tolerance and Christianity do not ALWAYS go hand in hand. Sometimes we have to take a stand no matter the consequences.

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Thinking in Ohio said...

All you need to do to get this message is listen to the guy preach. He is by far one of the greatest storytellers I have ever listened to... but Mark Twain and Mr. Rogers were good at that too, weren't they?

 
At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Curtis in Culpeper, VA said...

Joel is one of many 'preachers' in today's society who have boiled down their profession to nothing more than 'motivational speaking'. There is no conviction, no real teaching. When was the last time he told people they'd end up in hell if they didn't repent?

The only thing worse than a lukewarm christian is a lukewarm preacher, leading other christians to obscurity and mediocrity.

 
At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Curtis in Culpeper, VA said...

Well, there are a few things worse... like churches that put women and homosexuals behind the pulpit.

The bible clearly proscribes both, yet churches continue to risk God's judgment upon their churchs and their memebers by doing exactly that... Remember the Church of Leodicia in Revelations!

 
At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hear the words of Jesus from Luke 12:51-53:

"Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."

 
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