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To: marshmallow
I think the point is, the circumstances of life, good or bad, do not negate God's word. The circumstances in Iraq do not cancel out God's Word. NOTHING cancels out God's word.

His word says And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.1 Corinthians 13:13 The circumstance in Iraq doesn't change that. Some things are hard to understand, but that's where we go to God, not condemn a fellow believer who God is using to encourage his sheep based on biblical truth.

54 posted on 12/19/2009 7:52:20 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216
I think the point is, the circumstances of life, good or bad, do not negate God's word. The circumstances in Iraq do not cancel out God's Word. NOTHING cancels out God's word. His word says And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.1 Corinthians 13:13 The circumstance in Iraq doesn't change that. Some things are hard to understand, but that's where we go to God, not condemn a fellow believer who God is using to encourage his sheep based on biblical truth.

Amen to all of that but if you're preaching prosperity as an integral part of God's promise, what do you actually say to people who are anything but prosperous and are in fact in the depths of human misery?

"Your Best Life Now" is completely and utterly hollow for those on the front lines of Christianity, such as the beleaguered Christians in the Middle East or Pakistan. This is a living martyrdom and way of life which is entirely foreign to Osteen.

He's a pitchman to the American middle class. He has zero relevance to the Church Militant.

59 posted on 12/19/2009 7:59:53 PM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: Jim 0216

I haven’t heard brother Joel say anything about charity. If he told his followers to give to charity they wouldn’t have anything left to give him.


174 posted on 12/21/2009 11:03:46 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a "Second Sons of Liberty".)
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