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When CHRISTIANS don’t STAND on the Word of GOD — This Happens! [VIDEO]

Deon
October 28, 2014

Joel Osteen: Tap-Dancing to please everyone

In the video, Joel Osteen does an excellent job not standing up for anything.

Admittedly, at one point in this interview I was almost proud of Joel for making what seemed to be a solid stance on the word GOD.

Initially Osteen stated that he believes homosexuality is a sin — but he quickly backpedaled away from this when confronted by the passively aggressive fellow in front of him.

this isWhile being questioned by these non-believers, Osteen tried so hard not to offend them or anyone watching that he flip-flopped his words until he essentially confused himself.

When the moderator asked Osteen about an Interview he did where he implied that Homosexuals are “Sinners”, Osteen replied…

“I don’t necessarily focus on that (in service)
— I only talk about that in the interviews”

As the conversation progressed, Osteen was asked his stance on “Equal Rights” for homosexuals and whether the youth should be taught to accept homosexuality.

Osteen replied…

“I think I have an important voice, but I think part of my success is that I’ve stayed in my lane — And my lane is lifting people’s spirits”

The interview proceeded, and things continued to get worse for Osteen.

As the others continued to rip into Osteen about his “Non-Stance” stance –his own belief system seemed to have been reduced down to nothing more than a few inspirational quotes along with a “Children are our future” world-view.

Honestly, I can imagine that a train wreck would have ended more gracefully than this interview for Osteen and for all Christians watching.

Although I cannot speak for everyone, as a Christian — I for one was embarrassed when Osteen essentially conceded that Homosexuality or Heterosexuality is NOT a choice.

Every day we can observe where a person changes their sexual preference not just once but SEVERAL times throughout their life-time. Therefore how can it not be a choice when it constantly changes?

Ridiculous.

As if that was not enough, The sentence alone is in direct contradiction to the fundamental belief-system of Christians everywhere!

“In the Beginning GOD created Adam and EVE.
He did NOT create Adam and STEVE.”

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, Osteen finalized this video clip by implying that he virtually has NO IDEA whether homosexuality is wrong — when he stated…

“And I don’t understand all those issues and so,
I try to stick on the issues I do understand.”

QUESTION: What happens when 1 blind man leads 45,000 blind men?
(Matthew 15:14)

Let this be an excellent example to Christians everywhere — either you believe the Bible or you don’t. If you try to play both ends of the field, you will end up looking ridiculous.

Deon

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  • Robinson Jerrod

    Sexual sin is sexual sin as I see it.. so be it with man, woman, child or beast… if you have committed one sin are you not guilty of breaking all the LAW??? not one is perfect , no not one .. only our Saviour Christ.

    • dlundy1

      I would agree entirely Jerrod.

      We are all sinners who are in need of Salvation, but before one can receive Salvation they must first realize that they are in desperate need of a SAVIOR. Although Osteen says he doesn’t want to “Push” anyone down — Sometimes that is exactly what it takes to help people realize that they are in NEED of Jesus.

      Following that same logic, Did GOD push us down when he sent the LAW?

      No, instead he showed us our desperate need for him and then sent us a savior to rescue us from our own sin.

  • Robinson Jerrod

    Sexual sin is sexual sin as I see it.. so be it with man, woman, child or beast… if you have committed one sin are you not guilty of breaking all the LAW??? not one is perfect , no not one .. only our Saviour Christ.

    • dlundy1

      I would agree entirely Jerrod.

      We are all sinners who are in need of Salvation, but before one can receive Salvation they must first realize that they are in desperate need of a SAVIOR. Although Osteen says he doesn’t want to “Push” anyone down — Sometimes that is exactly what it takes to help people realize that they are in NEED of Jesus.

      Following that same logic, Did GOD push us down when he sent the LAW?

      No, instead he showed us our desperate need for him and then sent us a savior to rescue us from our own sin.

  • Tony P

    Blah! I do not agree with Olsteen on every position, nor do I agree with every anti-Osteen stance. I for one one was actually glad when he (finally) affirmed that the bible most certainly regards homosexuality as a sin. I was also glad when he also affirmed that homosexuality was no better or worst that any other sin, basically stating that we have all “fallen short of the glory of God”, howbeit a little less gracefully than Paul did. After all, this is Olsteen…he actually exceeded my expectations! If anything, I’m MORE disappointed with THIS ARTICLE for implying that Joel’s words, “I don’t understand all those issues” was referring to whether or not homosexuality is a sin when in the the interview he is CLEARLY referring whether or not a person is born or chooses to be gay! He was obviously, directly and immediately commenting on a statement by another panelist and addressing that particular facet of the issue.

    • dlundy1

      Thanks for your comment Tony.

      Firstly, I would like to go on record and say that this post is not an “Anti-Osteen” in any sense of the word. Instead it is merely an observation from a Christian perspective.

      Secondly, Osteen’s comment
      “I don’t understand all those issues”

      Was in direct response to the panelist who questioned him on whether Homosexuality should be accepted or not. Osteen was “word-trapped” when he stated that he does not choose to be straight.

      So in a full-throttled RETREAT, he simply responded with…

      “I don’t understand all those issues and so,
      I try to stick on the issues I do understand.”

  • Tony P

    Blah! I do not agree with Olsteen on every position, nor do I agree with every anti-Osteen stance. I for one was actually glad when he (finally) affirmed that the bible most certainly regards homosexuality as a sin. I was also glad when he also affirmed that homosexuality was no better or worse that any other sin, basically stating that we have all “fallen short of the glory of God”, howbeit a little less gracefully than Paul did. After all, this is Olsteen…he actually exceeded my expectations! If anything, I’m MORE disappointed with THIS ARTICLE for implying that Joel’s words, “I don’t understand all those issues” was referring to whether or not homosexuality is a sin when in the the interview he is CLEARLY referring whether or not a person is born or chooses to be gay! He was obviously, directly and immediately commenting on a statement by another panelist and addressing that particular facet of the issue. Dishonesty and manipulation among journalists is just as sinful as homosexuality.

    • dlundy1

      Thanks for your comment Tony.

      Firstly, I would like to go on record and say that this post is not an “Anti-Osteen” in any sense of the word. Instead it is merely an observation from a Christian perspective.

      Secondly, Osteen’s comment
      “I don’t understand all those issues”

      Was in direct response to the panelist who questioned him on whether Homosexuality should be accepted or not. Osteen was “word-trapped” when he stated that he does not choose to be straight.

      So in a full-throttled RETREAT, he simply responded with…

      “I don’t understand all those issues and so,
      I try to stick on the issues I do understand.”