Which is just one of the main reasons I like my pastor. My pastor, when he started the ministry told God that as long as he didn't have to beg for money such as "love offerings" ect to keep the ministry going then he knew God was supporting the ministry. But the minute he started having to ask the people for love offerings etc to help keep the minstry going then that would let him know that God was no longer suporting the ministry so he was gonna get himself a rocking and sit down.<quoted text>LOL,LOL. Osteen is just one of the numerous T.V.preachers that has the Christian community's nose WIDE OPEN.
I once heard a kid say that when he grew up he wanted to be a T.V evangelist because he wanted to get paid too. Sad.
God is not a beggar so if He is supporting a ministry then the pastor will never have to go around begging people for money to help support a ministry but if a pastor is preaching the un-adulterated word of God then God will touch peoples heart and they will volunteerily give and give freely without you having to beg them for money and having fund raisers etc.
And another thing,my pastor stated when he started teaching Gods word,he told God that as long as He supported the ministry without him having to beg for financial support then he would teach for free and would never take money from the church. And to this day he has never taken a dime from the ministry and continues to teach for free. I LIKE THAT.