The Osteens talk about living your best life now and unlocking God’s earthly blessings. But the Osteens don’t talk about the best life won for us in the blood of the Lamb and God’s eternal blessings for those who cling to Christ in faith. The Osteens doesn’t talk about sin. They don’t talk about forgiveness or redemption or atonement. They don’t talk about heaven and hell or the crucifixion and the resurrection. Do you know why a teetotaler’s favorite drinking game is “Take a Shot Every Time Joel Osteen Talks About Jesus?” Because Joel Osteen doesn’t talk about Jesus.
Mark Altrogge is a Pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He blogs regularly at The Blazing Center In his word, God commands us again and again to be […]
Justin Holcomb Justin Holcomb is an Episcopal minister (serving as the Canon for Vocations in the Diocese of Central Florida) and teaches theology at Gordon-Conwell-Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. You can read more […]
I have long been an admirer of Clint Archer. “Dr. Clint Archer has been the senior pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Durban, South Africa since 2005. He is a […]
In the eighteenth chapter of Matthew we find the disciples asking Jesus how many times we should forgive someone who offends us. “Should we forgive them seven times?” Jesus replied, […]