I just read an interview on FoxNews with Joel and Victoria Osteen, recently aired on the Hannity show on that network. It’s honestly amazing how many times the two of them said, “You know” or “I don’t know” or “You know what?” in the interview (that’s where the title of this post comes from). Their responses are so shallow, and have no scriptural backing at all (they didn’t mention one scripture or even refer to the Bible… though they spoke of the ever-popular, undefined “God” a TON. And they didn’t speak the name of Jesus AT ALL).
I’m not jealous of their success (if you can really call it that), just sickened by their lack of depth (no, that’s not too strong – it’s reality). What’s more sickening is the way these two hucksters are leading the typical American Christian (and many non-Christians) along by the ear! (2 Timothy 4:3-4) They are wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15), preaching a different gospel (Galatians 1:6-7). And if you think I’m being strong, remember that Paul didn’t mince words at all when identifying false teachers like these (1 Timothy 4:1, 1 Timothy 6:3-5). Shepherds are not supposed to coddle the wolves, they are supposed to shoot them!
It’s tragic that these two are becoming the “go to” guys for the secular world when they want to talk to high-profile Christians. The impression they give is that Christians are plastic-smiled (but well-dressed) optimists who in actuality have no reason for being so cheerful. But the fact is this: They do not speak the Christian message AT ALL!
My exhortation today: Wake up Christians! Read your Bible and THINK! THINK! THINK! Don’t be fooled by the words of smooth-talking salesmen who have absolutely NOTHING of value to sell – except for their latest book which is full of the same drivel!