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Joel Osteen gets his own satellite radio channel
Fort Bend Herald ^ | 3 June 2014

Posted on 06/03/2014 10:19:19 AM PDT by Gamecock

Texas pastor Joel Osteen is getting his own channel on SiriusXM satellite radio, which will air his sermon at Yankee Stadium this Saturday live nationally.

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TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: christianmedia; christianradio; osteen; pastor

1 posted on 06/03/2014 10:19:19 AM PDT by Gamecock
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2 posted on 06/03/2014 10:20:35 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock

I don’t know why people subscribe to that crap?


3 posted on 06/03/2014 10:20:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Alex Murphy
P-8
4 posted on 06/03/2014 10:20:56 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock

What does he need one for?

Shouldn’t God be beaming directly, just for him?


5 posted on 06/03/2014 10:24:21 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Gamecock

“Pastor”...lol


6 posted on 06/03/2014 10:32:11 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Scrambler Bob

**SIGH** another pride fight is coming on. Always assuming the worst side of anything not spoken exactly the way you you think you ought to hear it.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 10:33:15 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Another wolf in sheep’s clothing, nothing to see here, move along.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 10:36:19 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Gamecock

But how can they see him constantly smile on radio?


9 posted on 06/03/2014 10:36:20 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Gamecock
Texas pastor Joel Osteen is getting his own channel on SiriusXM satellite radio, which will air his sermon at Yankee Stadium this Saturday live nationally.
Jesus came to me. Jesus came to me and said, 'Benny, I am going to send you to the heavens.' Wow! Can you believe it? He told me that there is a planet a few dozen light years - that's the distance light travels in one year, that's a light year, and it's a long way. He said this planet, and he gave me the name, Zeta Reticuli, and I spoke to astronomers and they confirmed that there is a planet named that out there. Jesus said, 'I am going to send you there, and you are going to preach my glory.' I asked the Lord, how I was going to go there, and he said, 'Those space ships in Texas that people have been seeing, they're coming for you.'"
-- from the thread TV Evangelists Unite to Beam Gospel to the Stars

10 posted on 06/03/2014 10:37:01 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

Which all ties in nicely with the Pope baptizing aliens!


11 posted on 06/03/2014 10:38:10 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock
What I think of every time I see his creepy smile:


12 posted on 06/03/2014 10:38:32 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Gamecock

The film Elmer Gantry (1960) was made to warn people (suckers) about the likes of Olsteen. There is an article in the National Enquirer that suggest Olsteen was born female. It makes you wonder.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 10:40:18 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Alex Murphy

This is a JOKE, son, I say, a JOKE


14 posted on 06/03/2014 10:41:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

The bible warns of “EVIL SUSPICIONS”... you might be able to figure out where such ideas come from.

Criticize a theological argument till kingdom come, offering something better in its place. But this ad hominem stuff is the cheapest of cheap shots.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 10:42:31 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: onedoug

Maybe... GASP... he does not CARE?


16 posted on 06/03/2014 10:43:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Gamecock

A damned shame. I heard an interview with Joel on the radio this morning. The interviewer asked Joel the hard question about his stand on homosexuality. Joel sidestepped the question. Can’t be judgemental or condemn the sin - it would be bad for ratings.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 10:44:26 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

The old gospel approach... get people to know the Lord, then He will automatically with power show and help them a better way to live... is really WEAK isn’t it? No, we got to HELP the Lord with our self efforts!

If self effort could bring down this plague of homoism, it would have done so long ago. SOMETHING BETTER IS NEEDED.

He’s orthodox, yet he is choosing his battles.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 10:47:00 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: TexasRepublic

“It would be … but I don’t really focus on a lot of those things,” Osteen said. “I try to stay in my lane of what I feel called to do. [The topic] does come up in interviews and things … that’s not my core message.”

Osteen explained that his core message is helping people let go of their pasts, reach their dreams, have a healthy self-image and raise good children. While homosexuality is part of addressing life issues, the pastor said he doesn’t want to be defined by his views on the issue.

“Everybody’s welcome, but my take on it is, you know, it’s easy to make one issue — to become known for that or to let it side track your message,” he said. “If you look at our congregation .. we all have issues, everybody’s on a journey.”


19 posted on 06/03/2014 10:48:10 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Flavious_Maximus; Gamecock
There is an article in the National Enquirer that suggest Olsteen was born female. It makes you wonder.

LOL do you have a link for that one?

20 posted on 06/03/2014 10:49:32 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: TexasRepublic
Here’s How Pastor Joel Osteen Answered When Asked if Gay Marriage Is ‘Against the Rules’
21 posted on 06/03/2014 10:55:56 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock
What does that mean and how does that relate to that video and where did you get that video?

That video is striking. Did you ever read the NYT bestseller, "23 Minutes in Hell" by Bill Wiese? In it he talks about a vertical tunnel he fell through that is about 35 feet wide and is apparently the gateway to hell. The width of the vertical in that video looks pretty accurate.

22 posted on 06/03/2014 11:10:13 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It’s like Moe who, imitating Hitler, sneezed his moustache off, and attempting to paste it back on declared, “Oh. My personality.”


23 posted on 06/03/2014 11:11:42 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: PapaNew

Found it scouring the web looking for some appropriate branding for the YBPDLN Ping List.

Never read it. Might have to.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 11:12:51 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: PapaNew

What does YBPDLN mean?


25 posted on 06/03/2014 11:14:10 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Gamecock

Just what is needed, another narcissistic sociopath, oh, and thief too.


26 posted on 06/03/2014 11:20:57 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Gamecock

Joel's home
http://theoriginalgospel.com/osteens-new-10-5-million-mansion/
27 posted on 06/03/2014 11:24:40 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Gamecock

Why do we have the daily reading e-mail from Joel Osteen posted by “Vision” posted on FR? They are useless; nobody posts on the threads.
I guess I’m not really opposed to this but there is a warning by the moderator will not allow criticism on a religious post. So, what’s the point?
This give one the impression that Osteen followers are non-thinking and cultish.


28 posted on 06/03/2014 11:40:07 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: PapaNew

See post 2.

YBPDLN=Your Best Purpose Driven Life Now


29 posted on 06/03/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: grumpygresh; Vision

You’ll have to ask Vision


30 posted on 06/03/2014 11:42:35 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock
YBPDLN=Your Best Purpose Driven Life Now

Don't get what that means.

31 posted on 06/03/2014 11:45:35 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Gamecock

Wedged in between “70’s On 7” and “Ozzy’s Boneyard” I presume?


32 posted on 06/03/2014 12:34:45 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Gamecock
Wedged in between “70’s On 7” and “Ozzy’s Boneyard” I presume?

I thought it fell between "LaughUSA" and "Blue Collar Comedy"?

33 posted on 06/03/2014 12:47:32 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The bible warns of “EVIL SUSPICIONS”... you might be able to figure out where such ideas come from.

Criticize a theological argument till kingdom come, offering something better in its place. But this ad hominem stuff is the cheapest of cheap shots.
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RedNeck,

Since you’re interested in where “ideas come from”, care to tell us where Mr. Osteen got this idea from:

Larry King Live interview from a few years ago:

KING: What if you’re Jewish or Muslim, you don’t accept Christ at all?

OSTEEN: You know, I’m very careful about saying who would and wouldn’t go to heaven. I don’t know ...

KING: If you believe you have to believe in Christ? They’re wrong, aren’t they?

OSTEEN: Well, I don’t know if I believe they’re wrong. I believe here’s what the Bible teaches and from the Christian faith this is what I believe. But I just think that only God with judge a person’s heart. I spent a lot of time in India with my father. I don’t know all about their religion. But I know they love God. And I don’t know. I’ve seen their sincerity. So I don’t know. I know for me, and what the Bible teaches, I want to have a relationship with Jesus.

(This guy tap dances better than Fred Astaire!)
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“He’s orthodox, yet he is choosing his battles.”

Care to explain how his waffling on Jesus being the ONLY way to eternal life is orthodox?


34 posted on 06/03/2014 2:43:56 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore

There is a lot of genuine theological debate about the Jewish situation, at least. We know that Christ is a member of the Godhead, so if you believe in the Godhead for personal salvation, you are also believing in Christ, however well or ill you understand Him. The big problem with Jews (and with a lot of Christians too — look in a mirror and check yourself!) is self righteousness. This cuts you off from salvation because you never accept it. The humble one who knows he needs salvation and asks God for it will get it.


35 posted on 06/03/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Artcore

And incidentally I have seen this story with Jewish people. Those who are humble enough to confess before God needing a new righteousness will eventually be shown the way to the cross. Exactly HOW they are shown, is something which too many Christian groups try to take pride in themselves about... if you don’t do it the BAPTIST or REFORMED or (for that matter) CATHOLIC way you’re damned... HOG WASH. If there is no other missionary, Christ is the missionary, but He in omnipotence can arrange for any missionary He wants.


36 posted on 06/03/2014 4:02:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PapaNew

+__________________________
=Your Best Purpose Driven Life Now

37 posted on 06/03/2014 5:32:44 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: onedoug

Every time he smiles, the fires in hell get hotter by 1 degree.


38 posted on 06/03/2014 5:41:11 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Gamecock
Gottcha. Really liked Your Best Life Now - it was a life changer for me.

We've been long-distance members of Lakewood since 2008 via the live streaming Sunday morning service (kind of like those cafe services so many churches have with services piped in).

39 posted on 06/03/2014 5:55:03 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: grumpygresh

I remember I was banned once for calling out the BS of Osteen in that daily thread. Still dumbfounded at how the FReeper has the audacity to post Osteen’s crap that would go counter to the message of God.


40 posted on 06/03/2014 5:55:42 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Phillyred
They started dirt poor, but his dad believed in God's goodness. There are few dads like John Osteen. He put his family first and loved them with all his heart. I admire that family so much.

Nice place. Hope to have something comparable that fits us someday.

41 posted on 06/03/2014 5:58:38 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Alex Murphy

I thought it was on Channel 666 on Sirius XM


42 posted on 06/03/2014 6:02:17 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“We know that Christ is a member of the Godhead, so if you believe in the Godhead for personal salvation, you are also believing in Christ, however well or ill you understand Him.”

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I read this a dozen times, and I’m not sure what you’re getting at with this statement? Since I’m not exactly sure whom you were referencing in your quote, I’ll assume you are referring to Jews. So, are you saying that Jews believe in a Godhead? When we has Christians use this term, we’re speaking of our belief in The Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost if you like). Three persons, but One God. Jews most certainly DO NOT believe in this concept. Just like everyone else, Jews must come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6)

Why is it Mr. Osteen had such a difficult time recalling what the Scriptures said concerning our Salvation...and who are Salvation comes through? He’s supposed to be a Christian Pastor...right?
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You said:

“The big problem with Jews (and with a lot of Christians too — look in a mirror and check yourself!) is self righteousness. This cuts you off from salvation because you never accept it. The humble one who knows he needs salvation and asks God for it will get it.”

I don’t disagree; we have to accept salvation in order to be saved. You would agree, however, that Jesus did in fact instruct us in the way we were to receive His gift of Salvation...right? I quoted Acts 4:12 and John 14:6 as a starting point, but the Bible is replete with other scriptures that point to one person for our Salvation; Jesus Christ.

It seems to me that the “self-righteous” person, is the person who tries to obtain their Salvation in ways other than what Jesus taught in Scripture.

I’ll ask again, why didn’t Mr. Osteen (A supposed Christian Pastor) tell Larry King how a person is Saved. The Bible is clear; why wasn’t Mr. Osteen?

Mr. Osteen is a typical Seeker-Friendly Pastor. These types of Church’s have the primary goal of being non-offensive to those looking to join their Church. They avoid difficult topics like sin, and instead give four part power point lectures on self-improvement. They present a watered down Gospel that puts our Lord in box. It’s about numbers, not growing Christians.


43 posted on 06/05/2014 4:50:27 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore

I am sorry for you if you do not think Christ can do omnipresence every bit as well as the rest of the godhead!

In fact, Christ used the example of a tax collector (publican) who was justified... and he was in the temple addressing God, not “Jesus.”


44 posted on 06/05/2014 5:39:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Artcore

Oh by the way if the “name” stuff has you confused... in the original Aramaic this was not “Jesus” this was “Yeshua.” The word means “Savior.” Which so happens to be a title that the God of Israel took upon Himself in the bible!

Same name. And names meant something in biblical culture. They identified who you were.

Know that God is a personal savior. Ask Him for personal salvation. Personal salvation granted. If anything Osteen wasn’t bold enough!


45 posted on 06/05/2014 6:09:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Blue Highway

“I thought it was on Channel 666 on Sirius XM”

Perfect! LOL!


46 posted on 06/05/2014 6:12:38 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Way to go... whose snoots can come the closest to the stars!


47 posted on 06/05/2014 6:27:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Red, you and I both know Osteen weaseled out of answering Larry King’s question regarding the salvation of Jews and Muslims apart from faith in Jesus, and His Saving work on the cross. It really is embarrassing watching you twist yourself into a pretzel in order to defend Mr. Osteen’s watered down Christianity.

You and Mr. Osteen can spin it any way you want to, but the Bible is clear:

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6)


48 posted on 06/05/2014 9:21:32 PM PDT by Artcore
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