Good morning everyone. Hope you had a great weekend and a great start to your week yesterday. For a Monday it wasn’t too bad; other than my hip pain which seems to grow worse by the hour, but hopefully this week that course will change. I have a beef this morning and be prepared it will probably offend most of you. Nevertheless, it needs to be voiced and we need to stop this cours we are on….
I will preface this by saying, I am NOT a Joel Olsteen fan (see your already offended). I think that much of what he preaches is false doctrine and he has made millions off of what I call the “name it and claim it Gospel”. The belief that if you ask ANYTHING in Jesus’ name it will be granted to you. This is never found in the Scriptures and Jesus never promised it. (I won’t get into what He actually did say this morning but you get my point). So, he is not my biggest fan. With that said, I feel that we should love each other despite our faults and try to help each other get better. So this morning I see that people are posting that Mr. Osteen closed his church to the people of Houston and was turning away folks from obtaining shelter and other essential items. My first thought was WOW, that takes a pair and almost moved on until God put it on my heart to look into this further. What I came across was evidence that shows what happens when we believe everything we read on the internet and don’t do our due diligence in investigating…..
Yes it is true that he had to close the church building, what the people forgot to mention is that HIS CHURCH IS FLOODED AS WELL!!!! Yes, I wrote that in all caps so you can sense my frustration. Why in the hades would keep open a building that is flooded and could cause contamination and all sorts of other issues. Clearly if your home was flooding up to your knees you wouldn’t say, “Hey guys, come on in, everything is great!” I mean seriously, we always hammer the “left” and the worldly for doing this type of crap but this misinformation is coming from folks that claim to be Christ-followers!! Seriously??? How in the heck do you expect people to come to Christ when you are acting EXACTLY LIKE THE WORLD?????
I’m really pissed about this folks and like I said I am NOT a Joel Olsteen fan; I could write all day about the fals gospel message he sends out and how his millions could be better spent on something other than a mega church building. But I am not his judge simply a fellow sinner saved by grace. So when I see this type of hatred and misinformation spread about each other, it really gives me pause; just who and what is really evil around here? Where is the hate and evil REALLY coming from? I’m not saying everyone agrees with this story but more than you would think…..
Friends, in this day and age of the 24 hour news cycle, we MUST do our research. Some of the church members even posted pictures of the church and how flooded it is; who is helping THEM? Are they not just as important as every one else? Makes me sick actually….What say you?
Truth and Love,