Unlike TRUMP, Joel Osteen NEVER responds to people mocking and scoffing at him. The Lord God Almighty is his advocate. However, I must speak up to his defense as well! His family and ministry have been a huge blessing to ME and MY FAMILY. We are closer to God because of it. I challenge anyone here to actually LISTEN to some of his messages. Many JE haters that I have met have never once listened to an entire message?!? Few realize that he takes ZERO salary from his church and is the church's #1 donor. His income does not come from donations but from book sales and free youtube and sirius xm content. He does not need to work another day in his life. But he does because he is anointed by God and is reaching people every day for the Lord. PLEASE do not speak evil against the LORD'S anointed!
I've listened to Joel Osteen. While I don't know the man and can't condemn him, I will just state that he does not preach the Gospel of substitution and satisfaction in Christ. He teaches self-help and self-esteem. That may very well have caused you to believe you've been helped. But everyone is a sinner. We need a whole lot LESS self-esteem. Only when we've been brought into the dust and realize how wretched we are can we be brought to see our need for a savior, to look to Christ and to rest in all of his work. Only when we've had our self-esteem removed can we like the thief on the cross be brought to look only to Christ for redemption and salvation. We cease from STRIVING and looking to our works and thoughts to RESTING in His finished work for His people. I do not hear this message from Osteen. I hear do this and do that. Esteem yourself. Feel good about yourself. God wants you to have $$, etc.. And yes, I have listened to him. And I feel sorry for him, his ministry, and those that listen to him. He too needs to hear the truth.
He preaches the gospel (GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ) as accurate as anyone I have ever heard. I have not just been helped. I have been blessed and drawn closer to the Lord. Don't feel sorry for him or me. The world is full of corruption and evil... yet people feel the need to speak out against God's anointed. Feel sorry for those people instead.
Joel Osteen preaches a message
Of having your best life now
But does he speak of the true source
Of strength and power somehow
He tells us to focus on ourselves
To overcome and to win
But the Bible teaches something else
Of faith and grace within
For it is not of our own will
But of God's mercy and might
That we are made spiritually alive
And able to see the light
We cannot choose to follow Christ
Unless we're first given the power
It's not our decision or our strength
But God's appointed hour
So let us not get caught up
In the pursuit of worldly gain
But seek the Lord with all our hearts
And let his mercy reign
There is SO MUCH wrong in what you say. But I will keep it simple and share my testimony. God's awesome love, grace, mercy, power and favor have become real to me now more than ever before - and He used Joel Osteen to help draw me closer to Him. In fact, I am living my Best Life Now!!!- thanks to the Lord God Almighty. Thankfully God said "now is the day of salvation" and "whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved" Than included me and anyone else reading this right NOW!!! BTW "Your Best Life Now" was the title of his first book. I think he has written more than a dozen since then. You gotta keep up!