Simply a Businessman I say beware of the mega "feel-good" churches and their pastors--they pander to desperate people seeking a religion twisted to their version of the Scriptures. I do not begrudge Joel Osteen--he's a sharp businessman in a preacher man's clothes making millions of dollars living the high life--who would not want that lifestyle? He's no different than any other mega church leader.
Rick Swenson (8/6/2007)
Great Sermon! Thanks Pastor Brown for this timely message on the apostasy of Joel Osteen, our leading purveyor of the heretical prosperity gospel. As you point out,his appearance on the Larry King show was an embarrassment, as was his paper-thin effort at damage control afterwards. While Osteen may be a likeable and cordial fellow, his unbiblical teaching of happiness and prosperity for this life (and only this life) is a most dangerous deception as the secular world may consider his popular messages which only tickle itching ears as representative of the true Christian message. He refuses to deal with sin, biblical salvation, and oneâ€™s eternal destiny, and isnâ€™t that the message people need to hear about? I wish more preachers here in America would voice their opposition to the mega-church prosperity movement, and have the courage to preach against the false doctrines the permeate the landscape in these days!
Jay M. Parsons (7/22/2007)
Great Sermon! Thank you Brother Brown for preaching the word at this late hour. It is refreshing when I hear another fundamentalist that still believes the Bible, every word of it. I happen to be an IFB and I live across the pond from you in sunny Florida. I felt right at home listening to your sermon. I encourage you to keep preaching the truth like you are doing.
Scott McMahan (7/19/2007)
Keep going until you get to the truth! I know if you've found this sermon, you're probably like me and looking for more information on Osteen and the other preachers like him. That's how I found sermonaudio, now many years ago, when I was researching Benny Hinn. If you are a Christian, and want to learn more about the truths of the faith that were rediscovered in the Reformation, I urge you not to stop here but to keep going deeper and deeper into the truth - that's why God led you to this sermon. Listen to the basic Bible study, and the "I Prefer GOSPEL to TULIP" sermon, and other in-depth sermons on this site. Find out the rich truths that no one is preaching much anymore, and see for yourself how deep and satisfying it is to know what the Reformers knew. You have been malnourished by people like Osteen who have fed you cotton-candy 12-minute pep talks; but now it's time to feast on the true riches of the Bible.
Ian Brown succeeded Dr Ian Paisley as minister of Martyrs Memorial in August 2013. Prior to this he pastored the Free Presbyterian congregation in Northern Irelandâ€™s Maiden City, Londonderry, from 1987 to 2013. He is the author of several books, notably: â€śBelfast Boat â€“ Titanic,...