Have heard him a couple of times. Not for me to know his heart.<quoted text>Rosesz, good morning! Question: Do you think Joel Osteen is sending a righteous message when he preaches that God wants us to be wealthy? I was raised that we should not pray for material things. We see these ministers living in opulent luxury...what gives?
He says a lot of the right things..And he seems to really believe in the wealth part. But Jesus actually did not say we should acquire the things of this world.
Have not listened to enough of Him to know what scripture he uses for his reasoning.
He is popular ..Will give him that. Jesus says God watches over us and wants us not to worry. So I don't think it's wrong to ask things like to have enough to live on if you retire. Or to do well at your job. It to watch over your loved ones. But by everything I know He wants us to lift up and help ourselves. When we can .to have enough to help others in trouble.
Things like that..I have had things work out for me that I credit to God. Like finding my son..just too many so called coincidences involved. Have had answer to prayer fir sure on other things.
Best answer is I think I have only watched parts of his sermons. Maybe 3times at most.