devastation in Houston, mega church leader, Joel Osteen has been the target of
criticism for the failure to open the doors of his church and
directing people to seek shelter elsewhere.
then Osteen has opened the doors of his church and is providing help to those
in need in Houston.
a target for criticism for his demeanor, his wealth, and the depth of the
messages he delivers at his church. Osteen is commonly labeled as a “Prosperity
know much about Joel Osteen but I probably know more than most who are sharing
the negative memes about him (even after he opened the doors of his church to
help those in need). I have read a couple of his books. I have seen him on television and I saw him speak
live when He came to Albany New York a few years back.
have fancy suits and the content of his messages may grate on peoples nerves as
too simple, sweet, or speak too much on people realizing their dreams and
potential but I can tell you this:
A 12 year
old girl in Haiti named Sergeline Saint Hilaire has been receiving aid for a
few years now and still receives aide to this day because of Joel Osteen.
Osteen came to Albany, he encouraged those present to sponsor a child through
World Vision. (www.worldvision.org
) I wasn’t exactly the
giving type back in those days but I did it and continue to do it.
also tell you that Joel Osteen preaches from the Bible and typically invites
his audience to say a prayer that will put their faith in Jesus Christ, the
only one who saves. I know Joel Osteen
may appear to be phony as a 3 dollar bill but he shares the message of hope
found in Christ.
Maybe he is phony and he is only in it for the
money. If that’s the case He will face
serious consequences one day. Only God knows the hearts of men.
meantime, Osteen may have made a mistake in how he handled the crisis in
Houston but he’s helping that community now.
human and makes mistakes. He may rub people the wrong way. However, I know Osteen preaches enough of the
gospel to save people and he does works that helps people.
made a lot of mistakes in my life that I have been forgiven of and as a
Christian I will pass on the gift of forgiveness to Joel Osteen.
of his faults, Osteen is more than likely providing more help to the people of
Houston than those who are sharing negative memes about him.
who would like to give to the people of Houston, donations can be made to the Red
without sin cast the first stone… Anyone?