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Is Joel Osteen Biblical

Does Joel Osteen's teaching line up with what the Bible says?

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The word salvation, soteria, look it up spirit, soul, and body. We have the word here and now. To us here and how cause in heaven everything will be perfect. Do you think you doubt in heaven, do you think you will be double minded in heaven? Do you think you will have any misunderstanding of Jesus in Heaven? The same word you have here is the same Jesus that rules there.
---Bryan on 5/19/14


//Yes he has saved a lot people from their bad choices.//

Dear Bryan,
Yes, God has saved many from making bad choices, but we are talking about spiritual salvation. Not what God does for us while we are still here on earth in the flesh. People are saved by grace through faith. Not by any works of our own, it is all of God, that is why we say,
"Salvation is of the Lord"
---Luke on 5/19/14


Yes he has saved a lot people from their bad choices. But what is the diffrence bettween the old and new covenant?
---Bryan on 5/18/14


Dear Bryan,
All through history sinners have being saved by grace through faith. God from the beginning has gracefully saved sinners no matter the covenant Israel was in. It is by God's grace we are saved, not by anything we do. All whom God saves are drawn to God by His grace and are made spiritually alive together with Christ. It is a spiritual salvation. Agape
---Luke on 5/18/14


Luke so your tell me that the old covenant could remove sin for a man and it had the ability to bring his spirit back to life?
---Bryan on 5/17/14




Dear Bryan,
You are now claiming there is saints without a Redeemer. I never heard of such saints. At least not in my Bible.
Old Testament saints as well as New Testament saints are saved the same way, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. There is no other way to become a saint. I believe you have a lot to learn, but it is ok, here on this website there are many that can help you. Agape
---Luke on 5/17/14


Wait are we talking covenants are testaments. Yes the word never changes. But the old covenant does not have the power that the new covenant does. The old covenant could never bring your spirit back to life no matter how much of it you did. Thank be a to God for who paid that price for us. The old covenant saints new this fact, they had no redeemer. Cause animal blood only cover their sin Jesus washes ours away.
---Bryan on 5/16/14


Dear Bryan,
You seem to think that the God of the Old Testament is different then the God of the New Testament. But that is not so. God is the same yesterday today and forever. He does not change. He is so powerful, that none can stay His hand (Dan. 4:35).
The wisdom and power of God being alike infinite, the accomplishments of whatever He hath purposed is absolutely guaranteed. It is no more possible for the Divine counsels to fail in their execution than it would be for our Holy God to lie.
"Known unto God are all His works from the beginning" (Acts 15:18). Agape
---Luke on 5/16/14


So Helen what does that make you. Accuser of the Brethren. What is a wolf in sleeps clothing? Some one who does not believe like you? Do you believe Jesus is the son of God? Joel does, do you believe Jesus gives you live Joel does, do you believe Jesus supplies all your needs Joel does, Helen how does God supply your needs? The same way he supplies Joel's by his word. Joel has no more word than you, the only difference I can see is he believes more of it than some.
---Bryan on 5/16/14


Joel Osteen is a wolf in sheeps' clothing. He is a speaker, not a preacher of the Gospel.
---HELEN_4633 on 5/15/14




Luke don't be mixing covenants. The covenant we have is best. So becareful with your old covenant laws. They can lead you in a bad way. Who the son sets free is free indeed. If your born again why are you not set free? Jesus could not do many miracles because of their unbelieve. God has nothing to do with how you will believe he just calls you did you answer? He gives do you believe you receive? This is not a hard covenant to us or understand. It has been given what is so hard to understand about that? You make up all these rules on why you can't have all God has given? The word died for you then it is given to you there is so much to it. Paul even said there things about the word I can't tell you. Why would he say that?
---Bryan on 5/15/14


Luke don't be mixing covenants. The covenant we have is best. So becareful with your old covenant laws. They can lead you in a bad way. Who the son sets free is free indeed. If your born again why are you not set free? Jesus could not do many miracles because of their unbelieve. God has nothing to do with how you will believe he just calls you did you answer? He gives do you believe you receive? This is not a hard covenant to us or understand. It has been given what is so hard to understand about that? You make up all these rules on why you can't have all God has given? The word died for you then it is given to you there is so much to it. Paul even said there things about the word I can't tell you. Why would he say that?
---Bryan on 5/15/14


//When God wants to? This is religion when God wants to. God is always wanting to we are not always wanting to//

Dear Bryan,
Again, you have the wrong gospel, and the wrong god. You see, the God of the Bible is Soverign. Our God is God. He does according to His will, and He saves whoever He wants. There is no force out there that stops God from doing what He wills.
"He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: none can stay His hand" Dan. 4:35.
And again,
"There is many devices in a man's heart, nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand" Prov. 19:21.
The god you are presenting is a slave to man. That is religion. Agape
---Luke on 5/14/14


When God wants to? This is religion when God wants to. God is always wanting to we are not always wanting to. We don't want to believe all of the word, We don't want to do the word, we do it the way we thing it should be. God's ways are according to his word. That is what he gave us he left nothing out he gave it all. He is the one who is patient and long suffering. Waiting for who himself I think not. All of creation is waiting for the sons of God to step up.
---Bryan on 5/12/14


Shout out to both Bryan and Luke. Amen to your 5/6 and 5/10 posts. Very well said.
---Josef on 5/11/14


God has faith in us, or he would have never given us his word. Or he has faith in his word, which will change hearts. The word has power but is not for us to condemn with if we share the goodness of the word or what God has given. Then by the word the Holy Spirit changes the heart to God for life not judgment and death as some teach. You will reap what you sow. Job miss understood this to the point of his death. He said I new of God now I know God. It's better to know God than to know of him.
---Bryan on 5/11/14


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//True. When I share the Gospel. I don't judge or condemn people of their sin. I tell them the goodness of our father. That let's the Holy Spirit change them not me. I pray in the spirit to build up my faith so when I do share the Gospel it changes hearts//


You might not judge those who listen to you, or condemn them but when you present the gospel, it convicts the hearts of the lost. It condemns them for what they have done against God's law, and what happens when you speak the gospel to a group of people? They leave. But when God wants to save someone, the gospel will come to them in power and in the Holy Spirit and it will save the person. It is all the work of God. Agape
---Luke on 5/10/14


Bryan you do it the right way. Even someone as dumb as me can just tell what God has done for me.
---shira4368 on 5/6/14


True. When I share the Gospel. I don't judge or condemn people of their sin. I tell them the goodness of our father. That let's the Holy Spirit change them not me. I pray in the spirit to build up my faith so when I do share the Gospel it changes hearts.
---Bryan on 5/6/14


Dear Bryan,
how many people do you touch with the gospel? Do you not know that the gospel condemns many? And that the gospel only comes with power and the Holy Spirit to all those who are of the elect? Just read how the word of God came to the Thessalonian believers.
"Knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and much assurance..." 1 Thess. 1:4,5.
---Luke on 5/6/14


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How many people do you touch with the Gospel? You think they will follow if your always condemnnig them? I do believe he sows the goodness of God and he leaves the judging to Jesus.
---Bryan on 5/5/14


Joel osteen is a motivational speaker.....and makes a lot of money doing it...
---ron_maynard on 5/5/14


God so loved the world he gave. He gave it back to you already if you lost a second time that's your on fault.
---Bryan on 4/29/14


Tell us Trav what has power to produce other than the word God? sstan knows this fact that is why he steals it from you.
---Bryan on 4/29/14

If you've found my stolen truth please return it. If you have it and don't return it you are no better than the thief you recognized.

Gal_4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

Mat_24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

2Ti_4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
---Trav on 4/29/14


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He tells good stories with good morals. Perhaps a question along the same line is, where is Joel unBiblical?

If a person is interested in learning about the Bible, one won't learn much from Joel.
---Rod4Him on 4/29/14


Tell us Trav what has power to produce other than the word God? sstan knows this fact that is why he steals it from you. Matthew 13, Mark 4, Luke 8. When you done believe the word satan has stolen from you.
---Bryan on 4/29/14


So according to that one scripture. That is it? Then why did he say go into all the world and peach the Gospel and who ever believe will be saved. End of Matthrew, End of Mark, End of Luke and John. Why did he show Peter all the food and say it is all clean how? Jesus Christ is saving all not just the lost of Isreal. But all who are lost can come to him. If they hear his call.
---Bryan on 4/28/14


Trav the word of God is the only think that produces period.
---Bryan on 4/24/14

You rarely use any words of GOD on this site for your witness. Learn to cut and paste.....ask someone. It will lend you some credibility to be backed by scriptures..... applied to what ever you are trying to say.
Heb_4:12 For the word of God is quick, powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, of the joints, marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Mat_15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
---Trav on 4/25/14


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Trav the word of God is the only think that produces period. Good, evil, blessing, cursing. Joel seem to do a good job of sharing encouragement. That is something needed in the body of Christ cause all these religions are just hurting people will all their made up rules. Which Jesus don't give. You can go around telling people their going to hell for their lack of faith. Are you can share your testamony. Which will encourage some people.
---Bryan on 4/24/14


Hello, Bro.Leon, all respect, I can't see a, tv anymore,because I am blind.I no longer have vision like, years before.
I see at a very very close range here my device' cpr.like made for the blind, and severe impaired vision.I can speak into it.It prints for me.I can re-arrange the printed letters.legally blind, hereditary. Thankyou, for responding, love of Jesus!
---Elena9555 on 4/23/14


Elena: I think you're saying you don't have a tv & you're not familiar with Joel Osteen (or maybe you're confusing him with his late father, John)? So, you don't understand the question? Is that it? Well, don't concern yourself with this blog because not every question is for everyone on these blogs. I only participate in blog discussions I know something about & /or am led to participate in. Regarding the majority of blogs, for numerous reasons, I'm silent & I believe that's the way it should be if I have nothing to contribute.
---Leon on 4/22/14


Hello, Bro.Leon, with all respect, it'been many yrs. I have not seen him and I can not view a tv screen. I do not see the connection,kindly,respond

re:connection/ Joel Olsteen
you are trying to make, thankyou, Bro.Leon.God bless you.

Love of Jesus! Elena9555
---Elena9555 on 4/21/14


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"...Sis.Rita, bless your heart...when my cell fon "died" on me, I was in a stuper... & I ask God forgive me...yes! We are addicted to the internet...my family all argue o'er everything, religion, politics, & family secrets.[?!] It's the devil's handy work..."
---Elena9555 on 4/21/14

Elena, [thanks] for your prayers. Today [I'm] using my son's old computer...[He's] going to see if the old one is fixable...I...think...the internet is as addictive as alcohol, drugs & tobacco are to other people.
---Rita_H on 4/21/14

Excuse me ladies, but "Does Joel Osteen's teaching line up with what the Bible says?"

Thank you... :)
---Leon on 4/21/14


Hello, Sis.Rita, bless your heart, you know I had to admit, myself when my cell fon "died" on me, I was in a stuper I know I was really upset, and I ask God forgive me, but, yes! We are addicted to the internet.For me, it's, I do not have my family, they are most dead, those who are alive choose not to communicate, my family all argue
o'er everything, religion, politics, and family secrets.It's the devil's handy
work.Cnt is family to me
love of Jesus!
---Elena9555 on 4/21/14


Elena, thank you so much for your prayers. Today I am using my son's old computer which he brought to my home yesterday. He is going to see if the old one is fixable (it is very old and might not be) but, until a decision is made, I can use this one.

I missed the computer more than I thought I would. I, sometimes, think that the internet is as addictive as alcohol, drugs and tobacco are to other people.
---Rita_H on 4/21/14


Trav do you think I'm speaking of money? What produces in your life?
---Bryan on 4/19/14


You defend a guy who stands with, not against. Most likely in youth or ignorance. Listening to what he says and ignoring what he does not do.

What produces in my life? Truth.

Pro_23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not, also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Joh_17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
---Trav on 4/20/14


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Trav do you think I'm speaking of money? What produces in your life? jealousy, covenants, invey. Do you believe God wants everybody sick and poor? Be careful your religion it is seen when you speak. Not wonder people don't want to believe in God. You need to read the frist parable Jesus tough us it will show you were you stand in the word.
---Bryan on 4/19/14


Hello,Sis Rita,thanks,love agape.
I am praying for you.Lord, please help Sis.Rita get her cpr.repaired soon as possible.Thankyou, Jesus you are the air we breathe, it's all for your glory, sharing,together.
Please bless our Sis.Rita, & anyone in need of help, be their present help in times of distress,what ever the need.
Love of Jesus! Elena9555
---Elena9555 on 4/19/14


This is just a note to explain my absence for a while. My home computer has crashed and I'm in a library. Hoping it can be repaired and, if so, I hope to be back in a week or so. Can't spend much time here and find this computer very different from my own.

God bless you all in the meantime and I'll be back a.s.a.p.
---Rita_H on 4/19/14


Jesus preaches for a fee. Your money can't buy enough of him to save you. As for Joel Osteen his word are encouraging not condemning there is nothing wrong in that as for his income that is between him and God. If you feel the need to judge it remember the word is not mocked what you sow you will reap. And you wonder why things are not right in your life.
---Bryan on 4/19/14


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Thankyou! Sis.Rita, wonderfull to share with you.You are a fine witness for Christ, we learn alot. I am so happy always see you!
may God heal your eyes, left a prayer on CNT God please heal me from cancer,that' the worst,include alot of stomach problems,cancer causes bone problems,low blood cts.easy to get infections, etc..
Breastcancer called "the silent killer" I had mamogram every year, they never found it until already invaded my body 10years. I am fortunate be alive now! It's God! Love of Jesus!
---Elena9555 on 4/16/14


Elena, thank you so much. Your posts here are a joy to read also. I hope that you are feeling well at the moment. I pray for your health issues, especially your sight. My sight is poor also but I am not registered blind.
---Rita_H on 4/15/14


Hello, Sis.Rita - all respect, I love when you are here! You a jewel for the Lord, shinning bright the love and compassion, and full of wisdom.thankyou, you are right!
Please don't be a stranger, I love the wisdom and it good to learn always!
I am going to pray for them.may the Lord richly bless you and meet every need.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena9555 on 4/14/14


Many years ago, when we first had cable T.V., I watched fairly regular (for several months if my memory serves me well). The more I watched and listened the more noticeable it became that there was NO real gospel message in his words.

He, and others like him, are clever but Heaven will not be occupied by clever people but by those saved by the blood of the lamb.

He needs our prayers as desparately as any other sinner needs them - as do all those who follow him.
---Rita_H on 4/14/14


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Yes, ma'am!hello Shira4368, you sure are right.like the rest of them, tv preachers it' about the $ it' breaks my heart.It makes me glad in one respect
I can't see tv.I used to be glued to.the set, awe bout them. One guy famous preacher and singer he will not even show up here, till guaranteed $8,000 or $9,000. That' just his fee..to show up! He get more later...
Love of Jesus! Elena9555
---Elena9555 on 4/14/14


joel osteen is not like other preachers. he is a tv preacher with big bucks. when they "preach" in a giant crowd its for a fee.
---shira4368 on 4/13/14


Joel Osteen is much like many other preachers that do some good for some people but really has little or no support among students of the Bible.

We need not to follow Paul, Apollo, Cephas (1 Cor. 1:12) but Christ Jesus in our Christian life.

All too often we look for leaders to follow instead of walking with the Lord. The fault is often our own.
---elee7537 on 4/10/14


trav, I totally agree with you. he is a wuss before he even opens his mouth. he and his wife were in Tallahassee florida and thousands crammed the place where he appeared. I just don't get it. how can people be so lame? sort of like the teacher who got fired for trying to take pot away from a student. I never thought I would see the day where some people are so stupid.
---shira4368 on 4/8/14


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Why would any Christian listen to a minister who says he would attend a same-sex wedding out of "respect" for the people involved? The video is availabe online.
---KarenD on 4/2/14

He comes across effeminate to me anyway....but, most corporations upholding this lifestyle are angling not to lose the 1% or less revenue this lifestyle represents.

The question is...will he be willing stand with them at the end as fearlessly he does now. A confused yuppy puppy.

1Co_6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
---Trav on 4/8/14


Good answer Scott1 God wants us all to have a victorious life in him.
---Bryan on 4/7/14

Really?
Bait the weak sheep using Christ and teach false is good you say.

Victoriou$ feeling good and victoriou$ pro$perity is the answer or $ign of attained Christ?
Mo money buys or is a $ign of your victory? Hmmmmm.
Then you promote a perverting "truth", through prosperity preaching.....like these false ones.

1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

(Need to throw up every time see and hear the guy)
---Trav on 4/8/14


Good answer Scott1 God wants us all to have a victorious life in him.
---Bryan on 4/7/14


"There are worse things than being joyful and encouraging" Mark Driscoll on Joel Osteen

I am glad Jesus was encouraging John 10:10. I like Driscoll's sound doctrine, however sometimes I feel depressed after listening to him preach but it just goes to show how much God saved me from myself which is what Joel Osteen's message is about. The freedom and power God gives us to tackle and be triumphant sons/daughters of God.
---Scott1 on 4/7/14


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What is wrong with you people? Your fields are growing with judgment and condemnation,......
---Bryan on 4/6/14

Prophets and Apostles stand in my fields.
I'll be the least esteemed. A false shepherd is seen by signs or lack of......same with fear.

Mic_3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, the priests thereof teach for hire, the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
1Co 5:12 ..... do not ye judge them that are within?

1Co 5:13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
1Co 6:4 .....set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
---Trav on 4/7/14


What is wrong with you people? Your fields are growing with judgment and condemnation, if you would just sow the Gospel instead of your religion, this would not be a problem. Read the story of Job who was not to righteous, then one day God called him righteous and he became very righteous. Read the story see it for yourself.
---Bryan on 4/6/14


truth

Proverbs 2:4
If your search is continual, you will hit pay dirt continually.

Genesis 11:4

climb higher or dig deeper?
---aka on 4/2/14


Proverbs....good one. Shame we can't all share/enjoy the meat like we just have.

1Co_10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat,
---Trav on 4/3/14


aka, you are absolutely correct and, yes, short burst answers would solve the problem somewhat. However, I tend to try to say all I want to say (unless challenged) in one entry because this site allows only 75 comments and then the question is closed.

If we all flip back and forth with one sentence answers the whole thing would be over before some have had a chance to 'drop in'.

I will 'try' to keep my answers to my main point though and, hopefully, will be MISunderstood less often.

Thanks for your input on this.
---Rita_H on 4/3/14


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Why would any Christian listen to a minister who says he would attend a same-sex wedding out of "respect" for the people involved? The video is availabe online.
---KarenD on 4/2/14


Tra[v], thank you for your comment. You seem to have understood what I was trying to say whilst others have not I feel but I'll leave it there I think.

---Rita_Hon 4/2/14

Rita...Did you ever notice that when you are talking to people especially christians that they are replying before you finish.

So it is here too...greasy fingers typing greasy letters formulated by grease-covered eyes as they read 1 of your 10 sentences.

I think short bursts are best to guard against attacks and reached those that have ear...eyes.
---aka on 4/2/14


Tray, thank you for your comment. You seem to have understood what I was trying to say whilst others have not I feel but I'll leave it there I think.
---Rita_H on 4/2/14


Just like the rest of the trinity ministers, they Are here in Rev.17 v's 4 - 6. Be sure to read in the Capital Letters, AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
---Lawrence on 4/2/14


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Joel Osteen's preaching is a very watered down version of the real thing. Just enough to make people think he's O.K. and keep the money rolling in. There is no substance scripturally.

A motivational speaker can be on a platform or in a pulpit depending on whether he's a Christian or not. Many are not and should make it clear they are running a business and not trying to save souls.

Yes, preachers need to be able to motivate people but it has to be linked to God's agenda not their personal one.
---andreea on 4/2/14


Preachers on this site use scripture some.... and then some say they've read the bible so many times and don't need to use scripture....authorities in their own mind. Building their own climbing ladder for entry.

---Trav on 4/1/14

truth

Proverbs 2:4

ironically,if you stop looking, you will only find what is hidden and not understand...fool's silver. If your search is continual, you will hit pay dirt continually.

Genesis 11:4

climb higher or dig deeper?
---aka on 4/2/14


You know family, I was really at a bad moment seriously, I recall someone telling me write to.him and you will see how he will get in touch, help you give you good advice..Bam, nothing!
My letters twarted to who knows?
YET few years later he wrote me please send $$$!!!!
Yes,pray for yourself,and others better off, you are a real.person
Not a face full of happy maybe's
God can't use a "yes man" and he don't need a motivator.He is God all by himself..he don't need imitators, that the devil's type of foolishness..
Thanks, for posting this!
Love of Jesus!
---lidia4796 on 4/1/14


It's a fact no one wants to listen to some monotone person talking. A lost person in the congregation won't want to come back to church. They won't come back if the music is dead either. It don't have to be good if it's sang with the Spirit of God.
---shira4368 on 4/1/14


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Rita H, What is the point of being a true motivational speaker if it's not suitable for the Pulpit?
The Pulpit is where people should hear the 'true' motivational speaking.

Almighty GOD (YAH) is the only ONE Who can inspire the kind of real motivation that people all over need to hear.

Joel Osteen, on the other hand, only preaches half the truth, in part because he does not want to offend in certain areas.

MATTHEW 24:10 says that, in the Latter Days, many shall be (easily) offended.
---Gordon on 4/1/14


Yes Ms. Rita, "a refreshing change" is good only if what's being said is doctrinally sound as it relates to what the Bible actually says. Preaching/teaching isn't for the appeasement of itchy ears, but for building up (encouraging) the church & for chastising (disciplining) wayward souls when, wherever & as often as necessary.

Christian ministry is a calling by God, not an inheritance from daddy! Perhaps what's wrong with many church congregations is their pastor hasn't been anointed then God-appointed over a body of believers.
---Leon on 4/1/14


Joel Olsteen:
I have rarely heard any true gospel teaching from him but I know many people who find him a refreshing change.

A speaker cannot give what he doesn't possess.
---Rita_H on 4/1/14

Well stated Rita. Signs of the times.

Rom_11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear,) unto this day.
2Ti_4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears,
2Ti_4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
---Trav on 4/1/14


True Darlene, there's no perfect body of believers (church) anywhere on earth. Yes, what's vitally necessary is the preaching/teaching of Bible essentials concerning Jesus' Holy Spirit conception, virgin birth, being the Son of God (is very God Himself) ~ belief in Jesus as being the only way to soul salvation ~ belief on His death, burial & resurrection. Thx Sis! :)
---Leon on 4/1/14


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Leon, that is exactly what I meant. There is nothing wrong with being a motivational speaker but there are better places to be one than in a pulpit (or whatever replaces a pulpit in some churches these days. What he is saying is virtually replacing what most people would expect to be a sermon. If there is a message from the bible at all it is very 'light' just as you say.

I have rarely heard any true gospel teaching from him but I know many people who find him a refreshing change.

A change is as good as a rest they say but we need 'meat on the bones' to progress in our spiritual life.

A speaker cannot give what he doesn't possess. I don't think he'd be capable of constructing a sermon from which many would learn much.
---Rita_H on 4/1/14


Does Joel Osteen's teaching line up with what the Bible says?
---Leon on 3/31/14

Does he agree with the prophets?
Does he ever utilize scriptures? Multiples, that witness each other? Rarely. Does he defend the content of these witnesses? Rarely....I've seen him evade in fear when the news wolves were barking.
$$$$$ man.
Preachers on this site use scripture some.... and then some say they've read the bible so many times and don't need to use scripture....authorities in their own mind. Building their own climbing ladder for entry.
---Trav on 4/1/14


I believe Joel's teaching line up more to what his wife says.
---trey on 4/1/14


Leon I haven't heard him so I couldn't say how he lines up with the Bible but I really think that no church on earth lines up 100% with the Bible. What we must do is decide if the person teaches the basis of Christianity which is to me that Jesus was crucified for our sin,that He is the son of God and much more. Whosoever believes on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Everything pertaining to our life with Jesus on earth and in Heaven. The doctrine Jesus preached while on earth. The focus in any church should be on Jesus and the Word,on winning souls for God. It would take a lot of watching to learn if Osteen teaches all he needs to in order to glorify God. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 4/1/14


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Rita: Motivation (encouragement) is a good thing. (1 Thes. 5:11) However, I've heard it said JS preaches gospel-light in that he doesn't always give the Gospel preeminence (importance) over what he says.

Cliff: What do you say? :)
---Leon on 4/1/14


Not always. He is more of a motivational speaker than a preacher of God's Word.
---Rita on 4/1/14


Leon, Some believe he preaches "prosperity gospel"
---1st_cliff on 3/31/14


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