Thursday, October 25, 2007

Osteen discusses California wildfires - all smoke, no fire

Last night my wife and I were watching Hannity & Colmes on Fox News, when suddenly who should appear to give religious consolation to the viewers, than Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria.
They asked the Osteens how people suffering in the California wildfires can find hope. The Osteens talked about trusting God despite trouble, being better rather than being bitter, staying positive, and not blaming God. What they said was fine, but it was what they did not say that struck me. Not once did they mention Jesus Christ. They were on the air for several minutes, and were asked multiple questions by both Sean Hannity and Colmes. The door was wide open to share the gospel, but they never did. Despite being asked about the meaning of suffering and how to find hope, they said nothing about the cross. Nothing about the resurrection. Not a word about Jesus. I guess they didn't want to offend anybody.

4 comments:

Tanya said...

They did the same thing on 60 minutes. My husband and I were so angry after the show. His words went beyond watered-down truth to heresy. It was frustrating to watch and heartbreaking to know how many thousands hang on his every word. What missed opportunities!!

Brother Bob said...

Thanks for sharing. I didn't know Osteen had done that on 60 Minutes, but it fits his pattern.
Sad.

Rafael said...

Once again, Joel Osteen's utter failure to uphold Christian truth in an age of apostacy only further supports what is all too clear about his teaching: it is spiritually bankrupt.

Here is a link to articles our ministry has created on Osteen's heretical compromise that is anointed as "Christianity" today.

http://www.spiritwatch.org/behindsmile.htm

Brother Bob said...

Rafael,
I looked at your site and it seems that you give an excellent critique of Osteen. Thank you!