Maybe someone should tell him about the New Covenant and recount that whole "roof-top Peter scenario" since pepperoni is no longer explicitly prohibited as it was in ...wait, there wasn't pepperoni "back in the Bible days." Thank you- this clip was highly entertaining but for different reasons than his charmed congregation found.
One would have to explain to pastor Joel the difference between the two covenants.
Wait what!? He's wrong..! I just made a vowel to never consume pork again...turkey bacon from here on out.....wait..nah
It might be good if Pastor Joel actually read the whole Bible and let scripture interpret scripture...just a thought :-)
Joel Osteen is a sad example of what happens when a man unqualified to shepherd God's flock is thrust into church leadership. Osteen's knowlege of the Scriptures is clearly slight. He has erased the line between the law and the Gospel. And yet people flock to him by the tens of thousands. He has, by far, the most viewed religious broadcast in the world. A clear indictment of contemporary evangelicalism. Osteen clearly errs in teaching that eating pork and shell fish is against the law of God. But notice his tone. He jokes about it. It's all very light. If Osteen truly believes that the Old Covenant dietary laws are still active then shouldn't he be warning his people not to violate God's law? Isn't God's law more than just good advice?
There was a time when I also referred to Joel Osteen as "Pastor Osteen" in the spirit of giving the benefit of the doubt. I've decided to stop doing that. He's just another self-designated "life coach" (re: his interview on 60 Minutes) who sprinkles his "pep rally" speeches with Pop Psychology gibberish and Christianoid language.
Buffalo?!? The Bible says it's OK to eat Buffalo? Maybe he's thinking of the Book of Mormon!
I had the same thought. I've missed the biblical injunction to consume buffalo meat. Maybe Joel is studying the TNIV.
Not even the TNIV deserves that kind of slam, Todd. ;-)Joel is probably reading from this version.
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