Exposing the False Prosperity Gospel of Joel Osteen
The theme of his books and sermons is clearly man centered rather than God centered. Positive, feel-good messages of assurance that God always rewards human effort and virtue with happiness, success, health and wealth. His essential message is, "You can have this NOW!"
Sadly, Joel won't preach the heart of the Christian Gospel that Jesus Christ and His shed blood on the cross is the solution to man's moral bankruptcy. Nor will you hear about a Holy God who must punish sin or about a life of submission to Jesus Christ. The gospel that Joel preaches can be summed up in one word, "prosperity".
The Apostle Paul warned of the seriousness of preaching another gospel:
"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." (Galatians 1:8)
Much of Joel's teaching comes from a misunderstanding and misuse of scripture. This is complemented with declarations that something is true without any biblical support whatsoever. Download tract to read more.