Mega Churches & their Message
Mega Churches and the message they give
You know, I’ve been asking myself this question lately, reading scripture, and doing research on the message that the Mega Churches give to those who are listening. It is so so sad to see that many of these churches have forgotten the true message that Jesus’ life and death brings, the gospel. These “preachers” (if you want to call them that), preach about how to gain wealth, prosperity, etc. and have forsaken their duty to give back to the communities that really need their help.
According to CultureMap Houston, Joel Osteen owns a $2.9 million dollar home, as well as a $10.5 million dollar home with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, three elevators, five fireplaces, a pool house, and a guest house. What?!?!?! Why would a preacher need such an extensive amount of material wealth? Doesn’t the bible say, “For what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Or how about this “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.” (Proverbs 22:4 KJV)
Mr. Osteen does not live humbly by any means. He has sold his soul for fortune and fame, and his lifestyle shows this to be true. Yachts, airplanes, multi-million dollar homes, and his constant teaching to the masses about how to get wealthy does not sound like a true disciple of the Lord, Jesus Christ. My Jesus tells me to pick up my cross and follow Him. He cares about us and for us. He is a Mighty God and calls us to humble ourselves; not to control us, nor to say we are nothing, but because He wants to exalt us and take care of us. It is when we truly humble ourselves do we begin to worship Him, trusting Him to take care of all aspects of our lives, and believing He is our provider of all things, not ourselves.
Does this sound anything like Joel Osteen? Think about that for a minute before you answer that. Mr. Osteen teaches us that wealth is what we should be seeking, and the materialistic things of this world instead of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and His love for us. I think he has forgotten that Jesus Christ calls us to serve. The only thing I see Joel Osteen (as well as a few others such as: Benny Hinn, John Hagee, and Kenneth and Gloria Copeland) serving is himself, a wealth of money, multi-million dollar homes, huge churches, and a cult of followers.
If you think I am crazy go to one of the many search engines online and search out these two words “false teachers”, and you will come up with a list of places to go and learn about these false teachers of the word of God. You will be so surprised to learn that the gospel they are teaching does not come from Jesus Christ and his one true church.
My lesson for you today, if you are unaware of the false gospel, is to do some research. Learn about these so called followers of Christ and the message they are giving you. Pray for the Holy Spirit of God to open your eyes to the truth and to protect you from the evil one. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. (Ephesians 6:12 KJV) We are fighting a spiritual battle for every second of our lives. What we choose to do from one minute to the next is up to you, but remember always that each decision you make affects the outcome of where you will spend eternity.
There are only two places you can go when the end comes, and that is either in Heaven with our Lord, or in hell with the one who brought evil into this world. From the time Adam and Eve bit into the forbidden fruit, satan has had a master plan, and that is to steal, kill, and destroy mankind. He is in this world. Something you can see in the world of politics, religion, Hollywood, everywhere. But we can resist Him, we can cast Him away through the name of Jesus Christ.
We are running out of time to get right with God. Please find Him today. If you do not know the Lord and want to follow Him, I have a blog written with the Sinners Prayer in it. That is the first step to following Jesus. Once you do this, start reading and studying your bible. Learn all you can about the evils of this world, pray, and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is our Savior, the one who came down from Heaven, lived as a man, and never sinned. He was tested, He was beaten, He was mocked, and He was crucified for you. He rose again from the dead after three days, but he lives inside each of us. Pick up your cross and follow Him. He is the most precious gift we have ever received.
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God bless and keep you!!
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