Skip to comments.Joel Osteen Says Homosexuality is 'a Sin' but Won't 'Preach' on It
Posted on 01/14/2014 9:38:12 AM PST by Gamecock
Televangelist Joel Osteen says homosexuality is a sin but he doesn't "preach" about it and isn't against "anybody" who is gay.
"I believe that scripture says that it's a sin but I always follow up by saying you know what, we're not against anybody," he added.
"There's a lot of things, Larry, and I don't understand so I just don't want to preach on it, preach about it," Osteen replied.
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I guess being politically incorrect is a greater sin.
Wow...what a premise...do anything you want....
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Amen to that. The problem with Feel Good religion is that when everyone feels good and doesn’t have their feelings hurt, they aren’t being taught that there is a wrong and a right.
What the what?
Can anyone imagine Jesus’ disciples refusing to preach about sin?
What a turd
Guess he figures some might pony upbtobhis coffers
My nephew has a fast growing church (Bible believing Spirt filled), about three miles from JO ‘church’.
He told me about half their growth are families leaving that church looking for Biblical teaching.
Looks like Joel has decided which pages he will believe and which he doesn’t.
Pray America is Waking
There’s no sense in making people feel bad about themselves. Sure it’s wrong but just remember God loves us just the way we are. That’s why we are going through that BIG WIDE gate instead of that narrow winding one that is more difficult.
You know it.
Isn’t this the same guy who said he wasn’t sure if Jesus was the one and only way to Heaven?
Why do people listen to him?
“Osteen was then asked if gay marriage annoys him.”
“It doesn’t annoy me,”
How in this world can a person who is a Christian say that Gay Marriage does Not annoy him?
That is just so unbelievable.
Lol. True that.
Didn’t the Bible say something about camels through the eye of a needle.
So he is admitting he only preaches part of the truth, not all of it. Shame on him. Shame. Shame.
In my reading of The Word I found that homosexuality was described as ‘an abomination before God’. While not specifically calling it a sin in that passage, it seems pretty clear that God didn’t intend for ‘it’ to happen. If He had procreation would have been made possible via the act.
So, just to be safe, I’m going to believe that it is a sin. Don’t you know He sits in Heaven and just shakes His head at the actions of some. Thinking, “I thought I made it pretty clear how things are supposed to work...”
In whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
And yet there are those here who post his worthless devotionals and ask for no confrontations. He is a false teacher, period.
If he believes it’s a sin then he must also acknowledge that engaging in the behavior without repentence will consign someone to hell. That’s what the bible says. Thus, keeping quite about it only benefits Joel (financially) all the expense of those he purports to love. His decision is based purely on self-interest.
Reminds me of Billy Graham taking a pass on Bubba”s infidelity...sad.
This is my Bible.
I am what it says I am.
I have what it says I have.
I can do what it says I can do.
Today I will be taught the Word of God. (Except for the parts dealing with homosexuality)
boldly meekly confess.
My mind is alert.
My heart is receptive. (Except to homosexual being sinful)
I will never be the same.
I am about to receive the incorruptible, indestructible ever-living seed of the Word of God. (Except the part about homosexuality being sinful.)
I will never be the same.
Never, never, never. (What is this, a Taylor Swift Song? )
Ill never be the same.
In Jesus name. God bless you and you may be seated.
Also, this just in, won’t preach on “Mammon”
Now there are some preachers on TV,
With a suit and a tie and a vest,
They want you to send your money to the Lord,
But they give you their address,
‘Cause all of your donations are completely tax free,
God Bless you all but most of all send your money,
Hank Williams Jr - American Dream Lyrics
Televangelist Joel Osteen says
homosexuality rape is a sin but he doesn't "preach" about it and isn't against "anybody" who is gay rapes. "I believe that scripture says that it's a sin but I always follow up by saying you know what, we're not against anybody," he added. "There's a lot of things, Larry, and I don't understand so I just don't want to preach on it, preach about it," Osteen replied.
Televangelist Joel Osteen says
homosexuality _______ (fill in the blank) is a sin but he doesn't "preach" about it and isn't against "anybody" who is gay_______(fill in the blank). "I believe that scripture says that it's a sin but I always follow up by saying you know what, we're not against anybody," he added. "There's a lot of things, Larry, and I don't understand so I just don't want to preach on it, preach about it," Osteen replied.
We don’t know what causes pedophilia, necrophilia, or whatever attracts men to sheep, but none of the above is going to result in a human birth.
Homosexuality is an inversion of the miracle of reproduction, and a subversion of the nuclear family. Mom’s can’t do what dad’s are supposed to do, and vice versa. You can argue all day about pinch hitting in those roles, but at the end of the day, my daughter isn’t blocking out time on her calendar to go bra shopping with Pop.
The problem we have now with this issue is that even proposing any sort of scientific inquiry as to what DOES cause homosexuality is now out of the question. Same is true with pedophilia as well, because if the research suggests any sort of link between the two and the lavender mafia will go after your family.
It’s why Larry’s question is unfair.
Anybody caught trying to actually use science to explain homosexuality is going to meet with, at the very least, no funding, and at most, death threats.
Gee... MY Bible says it is an ABOMINATION unto GOD, Joel. Funny that I know what GOD says about it and you seem not to.
“Why do people listen to him?”
Because he tells them what they want to hear.
KUMBAYA MY LORD, KUMBAYA.
Why is there a Joel Osteen devotional thread on FR?
“How in this world can a person who is a Christian say that Gay Marriage does Not annoy him?
That is just so unbelievable.”
Because you’re giving power to the sin and letting it control your life by just “being annoyed.”
I don’t follow Joel too much, but what I think he’s saying is not to elevate the sins of a person or persons above other people’s sins, which is all people. That doesn’t mean of course that sin should be promoted as being acceptable.
Gay Marriage for example is now being widely promoted by many in society as being acceptable, so it should be confronted, not accepted.
People's views on homosexuality often center on compassion for the person suffering the perversion.
However, millions of women and children suffer from the lack of male leadership; that's where the attention should be focused.
If they want Biblical teaching they should start studying Rabbi Lapin’s stuff.
It’ll give them a good foundational understanding for their faith.
“Thou shalt not murder,” but you know Larry, I just don’t understand murder and so I just refuse to preach on it because I don’t want murderers in my congregation to feel bad, so I simply refuse to go there.
The word translated as ‘abomination’ should be interpreted as ‘clear and present danger.’
Joel sure enjoys his camera time.
Lawyers aren’t cheap either.
The abomination means that it is not just a sin but a great sin that is deceiving in nature and can be easily spread. It is a thing to be abhorred and shunned. For a preacher, priest or rabbi to not preach about the sin of homosexuality is a stain on their soul. They will be called into account for this dereliction.
Can’t keep up the mortgage payments on a basketball arena if GLAAD and GLSEN launch boycotts on ya, I guess.
Osteen: Just another Charlatan “preacher” who found God only as a vehicle to get to the bank!!
Larry King is right sort of. Homosexual attractions are no more sins than heterosexual ones. What are sins are acting out homosexual attractions or those attractions to fornication, child abuse and adultery to name a few. Another sin is to celebrate and approve of those acts. A further sin is to condemn the person who engages in the acts.
Hate the sin and love the sinner preacherman
No real Sky-pilot. Just another earthbound fence-rider.
I always like him when I see him on someones show.
Many of his followers are likely to be divorcd and remarried—he will probably avoid pounding the pulpit on adultery too. It’s all about the money.
I maintain that something similar is what “infects” our elected congressmen when they get to DC.
Their wives like being invited to the cocktail circuit,
and if the congressmen vote the wrong way too much,
or challenge the wrong people,
the wives don’t get invited anymore.