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The Potter's Clay

Scripture, Theology, the Christian worldview, and other ramblings.

15 July 2005

Lakewood's new digs

Well, Joel Osteen has a new place to make people feel warm and fuzzy. It officially opens this weekend. It's the old arena where the Houston Rockets once played. It's huge. I wonder what the Apostles Peter or James would think of this place?


Blogger Doug said...

I guess Osteen misinterpretted what Christ said to Peter and the apostles, "Upon this rock, I will build my Church". Osteen must have thought Christ meant upon the Rockets that he would build his Church. :)

On a serious note, this is nothing new, this is what Spurgeon and so many other saints fought so hard against. The world is clearly making its impact upon the visable Church. In this case, the salt has lost it's saltiness and is being trampled upon by Osteen and his followers as they pursue the god of materialism.

15 July, 2005 09:39  
Blogger Joe L. said...

LOL! Yeah right, the Rockets, ouch.

Your second point is spot on, I agree 100%.

15 July, 2005 11:53  
Blogger JIBBS said...

Gimme an O!

Gimme an S!

Gimme a T!

Gimme an E!

Gimme another E!

Gimme an N!

What's that spell?


17 July, 2005 13:56  
Blogger centuri0n said...

'k: I'm not a fan of the megachurch for about 50 reasons (note to self: that's a blog post subject not to forget), and I am not a fan of Pastor Osteen, either.


(1) He doesn't repudiate the Trinity
(2) He doesn't repudiate the work of the cross, or lose it in mumbo-jumbo (though I'll admit I don't actually hear him extoll the Cross much, either)
(3) He does actually believe in "church"

There may be 50 reasons to call him to some kind of course correction, but these are 3 good reasons not to call him a heretic or a reprobate. We have to be careful how we use words and how we treat people who are apparently pastors in God's church.

Can you disagree him? Sure: you'd be right to do so IMO. Should you call him a reprobate? Be careful for your own sake.

20 July, 2005 11:18  
Blogger Mani Pulimood said...

Pastor Joel certainly has the gift of encouragement and his uplifting tv sermons on sunday night is certainly a nice way to end the day.

1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

31 July, 2005 20:54  

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