Rev. Joel Osteen’s ministry is in Houston, Texas. His church is a mega-church. If it were truly salt and light of the world, then the very presence of his ministry would prevent a homosexual from becoming a leader in the city of Houston, Texas.
The fact that a lesbian became a mayor in Houston shows that Rev. Joel Osteen needs to repent. All churches in the city of Houston, Texas, need to repent for their failure to be the salt and light of the city of Houston and drive out homosexuality and homosexuals from the city.
Look at Lynchburg, Virginia. Because of the Bible-centered preaching of Rev. Jerry Falwell and Liberty University, homosexuals cannot get a foothold on the city. That is what happens when a Christ-centered ministry is a salt and light of the city.
Rev. Joel Osteen does not care about God or the Bible; what Rev. Joel Osteen cares about is making people feel good. He is a feel good guru, and not truly a servant of God. A true servant of God proclaims the Word of God, even if it hurts the feelings of people. Rev. Joel Osteen fails to do this.
Jesus Christ condemned the Jewish religion publicly in His preaching and verbally attacked Jewish religious leaders in public. Rev. Joel Osteen does not. Unlike Jesus Christ who emphasized the exclusivity of salvation as coming from Jesus Christ, Rev. Joel Osteen emphasizes religious liberty. That is not the Word of God.
America needs preaching like that of John the Baptist in the Gospels. That is Gospel preaching.
America needs preaching like that of Jesus Christ. That is Gospel preaching.