Joel Osteen has been under a lot of fire for the perceived hypocrisy of his megachurch church. Whether social media jumped on him prematurely or not, the facts remain that he failed to properly communicate the delay in his church’s relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. He should have said that they were trying to fix the flooding in their facility and that they were going to afterwards. But if he ever communicated that, it came too late.
I want to be clear that in no way do I recognize Joel Osteen as anything other than a profiteer. Joel Osteen is nothing but the repackaging of the Prosperity Gospel in the Word of Faith Heresy.
Joel Osteen a very bad distraction
At a time when many churches are the first responders for disaster relief, Joel Osteen provided a lot a fodder for people who hate Christianity. While many recognize him as a false teacher, other hear the word “church” used and either don’t know better or view it as all the same. As Christians, we need to really strive to be the salt and light of the world. It is with great misfortune that Joel Osteen makes churches look bad while many are serving as God intended. Hopefully, Joel Osteen will fade, and the salt and light will show in the Christians who are providing a lot of disaster relief.
Above is a link to organizations helping. Many are faith based.