Joel Osteen: Sorry Not Sorry
Mega-pastor Joel Osteen is totally unrepentant over his preliminary determination to maintain his mega-church closed within the faces of these in mega-want whereas Houston flooded.
Osteen initially confronted his personal storm of Biblical proportion when, within the midst of Hurricane Harvey, he shut the doorways of his church and as an alternative felt that sharing his prayers on Twitter would suffice.
Victoria & I are praying for everybody affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please be a part of us as we pray for the security of our Texas buddies & household.
— Joel Osteen (@JoelOsteen) August 26, 2017
It’s like Christ all the time says, “Hey, why assist these in want when you possibly can simply tweet out some good needs on social media?”
(Simply kidding. He doesn’t say that.)
Individuals utterly misplaced it over Osteen’s unwillingness to assist his fellow Houstonians by providing them shelter in his church, which may maintain over sixteen,000 individuals. Dealing with growing strain, Osteen did lastly open his doorways, after providing up numerous weak excuses as to why he first slammed them shut.
First, the church had closed due to flooding. After which it was as a result of it had not been designated as a shelter by metropolis officers. After which it was, “Hey, we by no means closed the doorways, guys!”
Joel Osteen Compares Himself To The Lord
However in a current sermon, Joel Osteen was unrepentant – and with a brand new excuse as to why the doorways have been initially shut towards individuals in want, too. This time, the church hadn’t but flooded, however he thought that it’d.
No matter why Osteen made the choice to initially shut the door, one factor is for certain: Joel Osteen sees himself because the true sufferer in all of this.
Actually, Joel Osteen thinks he’s just a little bit just like the crucified Jesus, in response to this message he himself gave.
Something you might have heard, he says, is just “misinformation,” created and unfold by those that want to slander extra than simply himself, however Christians and Christianity generally. Those that are towards him are “forces of darkness.”
And at concerning the two-minute mark, the pastor actually dons the mantle of victimhood.
These “forces of darkness” who had the nerve to level out that Osteen had shut his doorways at a second he ought to have flung them extensive open have been merely making an attempt to “stir issues up” as a way to “discredit the ministry and reduce our voice.” He then added:
“This isn’t simply an assault on me. That is an assault on what we stand for.”
Okay, so let’s get this straight. You have been attacked for turning your again to individuals of their time of want. So what do you stand for, Pastor Joel? Closed doorways?
However maybe probably the most galling second of your complete video is the second that the pastor likened the scorn he acquired over shutting his doorways within the face of have to the crucifying of Jesus Christ.
“Jesus even stated, ‘When the world hates you, keep in mind…it hated Me first.’”
Yeah. Let’s get one factor straight, Pastor Joel. Jesus devoted His life to serving the poor. Jesus would have opened the…