Does Joel Osteen, America’s Most Popular Pastor, Not Even Know the Bible?
Western Journalism | September 23, 2014
A recent Facebook post on Joel Osteen’s Facebook page shows that the mega-church pastor may be severely deficient in Biblical knowledge.
The post, which had 315,000 likes and 50,000 shares, read as follows:
“God said in Numbers 11:23, ‘Moses, is there any limit to My power?’ He was saying, ‘Moses, you saw Me part the Red Sea, stop the sun for Joshua, keep three Hebrew teenagers safe in a fiery furnace, don’t you realize that I can bring water without rain?’ There’s no limit to God’s power.”What’s the problem? God stopping the sun for Joshua and preserving the lives of the Hebrew teenagers occurred after Moses had died. The preservation of the lives of the teenagers–Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego–occurred long after Moses’ death, during the Babylonian captivity of the Jews.
Osteen does not have a bachelor’s degree or a divinity degree. He does, however, live in a ten million dollar mansion and possess a net worth of $40 million.
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