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To: Steelfish

Hmmmm ..?? You might want to try “Google fraud” and see what you get!


65 posted on 12/19/2009 8:05:41 PM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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To: CyberAnt

Tell us Joel Osteen’s “Prosperity Gospel” is not an outright fraud. Here is Joel O in his own words and where another fraudster Rick Warren takes him on. Have fun.

For Osteen, Prosperity Gospel isn’t a pejorative term:

“Does God want us to be rich?” he asks. “When I hear that word rich, I think people say, ‘Well, he’s preaching that everybody’s going to be a millionaire.’ I don’t think that’s it.” Rather, he explains, “I preach that anybody can improve their lives. I think God wants us to be prosperous. I think he wants us to be happy. To me, you need to have money to pay your bills. I think God wants us to send our kids to college. I think he wants us to be a blessing to other people. But I don’t think I’d say God wants us to be rich. It’s all relative, isn’t it?”

On the other side is the guy whose church rounds out the “largest four” list:
“This idea that God wants everybody to be wealthy?”, [Rick] Warren snorts. “There is a word for that: baloney. It’s creating a false idol. You don’t measure your self-worth by your net worth. I can show you millions of faithful followers of Christ who live in poverty. Why isn’t everyone in the church a millionaire?”


75 posted on 12/19/2009 8:16:39 PM PST by Steelfish
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