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Satire from the Babylon Bee: Joel Osteen & His False Gospel!

HOUSTON, TX—Joel Osteen has been ordered to wear a mask by Houston public health officials, not for coronavirus reasons but for the spiritual health of those around him.

The special soundproof mask is designed to prevent the spread of particles, false teaching, and prosperity gospel nonsense from Osteen to those around him. It was designed specifically for Osteen. If this method of slowing the spread of false doctrine is successful, the masks can be mass-manufactured for other preachers like Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, and Creflo Dollar.

Osteen protested against the order, saying, “MMFFFF!!! MMMMMMMMMMMMMFFF! MMMMMMMMFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!””

Despite his complaints, Osteen is cooperating with the order and preached an entirely silent sermon Sunday morning. The message was considered by many to be “his best in years.”

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2020 in Joel Osteen

 

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Major Themes in the Book of Galatians (Ch. 3 Part 1)

So many themes.  So little time!  I’ll be going to Word of Life Korea June 7-16 to teach this amazing book of Galatians to students at the Word of Life Bible Institute on Jeju Island.  Please put me on your prayer list!

Thinking our way through this six-chapter letter, we’ve seen three themes in chapter two. Let’s now notice a first major theme in chapter three: the biblical place of rebuke or correction (vv. 1-6)!

No one likes to be rebuked, and few of us want to rebuke anyone else.  But what if the gospel itself is compromised?  What then?  Just leave the judgment to God?  What about those who are misled?

Paul describes the Galatian believers as “foolish” (2x), “bewitched,” and as having “experienced much in vain.” (vv. 1-4).

Note the contrast Paul points out: the works of the law versus believing what they heard; beginning by means of the Spirit versus finishing by means of the flesh.

The Bible says “Open rebuke is better than secret love” (Prov. 27:5).  As a warning in the airport says, “If you see something, say something!”  If you hear the gospel perverted, don’t be silent!

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Galatians

 

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Major Themes in the Book of Galatians (Ch. 1 Part 3)

I’m looking forward to working with the students at Word of Life Korea from June 7-16.  I’ve been assigned the book of Galatians and we’ve been working our way through this incredible epistle.

We are looking at the major themes of this outstanding epistle.  Let’s continue our thinking through this first chapter.

A third major theme that comes up in chapter one is that of another gospel.

The Apostle is “astonished” that the Galatian believers have so quickly become spiritual deserters!  They are turning to a different gospel which is no gospel at all! (vv. 6-7).

Has it dawned on you that every religion has a gospel of some sort?  And every religion’s “gospel” is a different and false version of the true gospel.

Today, give thanks that God in His mercy has brought you to the true gospel — and to genuine forgiveness in His Son!

 

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Galatians

 

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