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Shame on Joel Olsteen

March 17, 2014

Shame on you Joel Olsteen

By worksbyjj

Shame! Teaching your listeners how to put up walls to shut out the hate of others, all to “Guard the Heart” the Bible says. Then you tell your listeners to just walk away. To not listen to those who disagree with you; “Don’t be played like a puppet!”  Don’t be distracted by those who hate you, from being what God wants you to be.” “Keep those walls up; thinking upon good things will keep your walls up.”

Folks…please tell me this is bull!!! Did Jesus tell us this or Joel Olsteen?

It appears as though my letters to Joel Olsteen hit a nerve.

On Sunday March 16th 10:am in San Diego, Mr. Olsteen gave a sermon that sounds like a description of a paranoid schizophrenic… “put up walls to guard the heart…don’t listen to those who disagree with you…”

You’ve seen my letters, (the embedded links above), and can judge for yourself whether they warrant a false sermon and a warning “Don’t pay any attention to someone on the internet who disagrees with you. He’s just someone who hides behind a computer afraid to show his face.”

This language of ignorance, (and he, Joel Olsteen, openly said he chooses to be ignorant to all of the talk by others that are haters because they have nothing and you do, so they hate you and want to pull you down, and say hateful things to you or about you.)

This language is the same talk of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, they will walk away from anyone, even Jesus – I dare say, who disagrees with their doctrine.

Why would Mr. Joel Olsteen tell you to: build walls, walk away, don’t be played like a puppet, and don’t listen to anyone who disagrees with you?

Unless, he doesn’t know the Truth. In Truth we say, if someone disagrees with me, why? It is only in the answer that I find any purchase to understanding the reasons why they disagree and show them the error of their thinking, or accept their reasoning as valid and work on myself in that area that I wasn’t aware of.

However, if the first instance was in motion, then in knowing the reasons why they disagree with me, I am able to show them the scripture that supports my side of the disagreement. If after every reason is dealt with and found to, ‘Not have a leg to stand on.’ And they continue to unreasonably disagree with me, then, I will tell them, “I can accept that you disagree with me, ‘without a reason’, because I know it is the scriptures you reject and not me. Jesus loves you. If that scares you, it is because you need to be saved. If you think you are saved, actually experienced the receiving of the Holy Spirit; then you are in need of ‘walking in the Way’ until you reach the fullness of your measure of faith and know we’ve been brother’s in Christ Jesus all along!

Joel Olsteen, it’s wrong of you to accuse me of speaking in hate in my disagreements with you. Like my other letters, I am only trying to show you the Way.

Joel Olsteen, it’s wrong of you to falsely teach to build walls, to shut out those who disagree with you, to walk away from those who disagree.

Because you don’t know the “Way” of Jesus you don’t know the value of Reasoning. (read Matthew 13:52)

Joel Olsteen, its wrong of you to accuse anyone as hiding behind a computer; afraid to show his face. And it’s a lie! Everyone knows that when they send a letter to a facebook member your identity is given along with your picture if it is posted, and mine is.

To use scare tactics saying, “don’t let them use you.” Is Snidely!

After hearing you air your grievances and act immature and openly choose to remain ignorant is your curse and not one you should ask your congregation to be in cahoots with. Wow, what nerve!

I’m only hoping that your congregation doesn’t take the bait.

In the Bible the word: Ignorant – has two meanings: Ignorant but unaware of it, and able to listen to reason to fix it. Or, Ignorant without reason and chooses to remain ignorant.

Do I need to point it out to you??! Did God tell Isaiah: “Come now, let us reason together? Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as wool.”Isa. 1:18kjv Or did he say, come now let’s build a wall?

It doesn’t matter that you go on to preach, that once you find yourself in God you can then turn and love the ones outside the wall.

While it’s true we are not to cast our pearls before the swine lest they turn and tear us to pieces, but is a wall a pearl?

Jesus says ‘love your enemies.” This is the same Love that Jesus loves us with, and it is the Father’s Agape Love.

It is also, “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” John 13:34kjv

I also include verse 35“By this shall all know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

When you turn off the T.V.and remember today’s sermon and ask yourself ‘what did I learn worth learning today at Joel Olsteens?’ what will you answer?

After all’s been said I didn’t hear any word on ‘walking in the ‘Way’ of Jesus. I reject his preaching because its foundation was built on a negative teaching of building walls to keep out the negativity of life that disagrees with me.

After watching several episodes and hearing from others who watch his show longer than I have, the only comment I hear is, “He cried again.”

Since I don’t sit behind a computer writing hate mail, I know he is not talking about me, he’s just living in denial!

Paul confessed before Governor Felix, (Acts 24:14kjv),

“But this I confess unto thee, but after the Way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things written in the law and in the prophets.”

Isaiah gave an end-time prophesy in Isa.30:21-26 saying.

“And the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, this is the Way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”

When Jesus told his disciples that he will soon go his Way to the Father and they will follow… “And whither I go ye know, and the Way ye know.” His disciples said they didn’t know the
Way, and Jesus said that they heard his teachings and when the Holy Spirit is come he will bring them Into ‘Remembrances’ of the Truth they were taught.

Do you know this Way Jesus spoke of in John 14:4?

Yes Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the life, but beyond being born-again and receiving the Holy Ghost; the Spirit gives all of us who are walking in the Way of Jesus, little spiritual nudges from our Father to ‘remembrances’ of the written Word of Truth that we have read.

The truth of Jesus. This we confirm in our acknowledgement, we ‘see’ the remembrances of the truth, we experience the discernment of understanding that the truth we have remembered expresses an involvement of the heart, and the Love inherent to that truth is the agape love of the Father. The truth is then understood as an experience of choosing to submit to that Agape love and truth.

This is our Faith!!!

Galatians 5:6 says: “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by Love.”

This love increases with the continued walking in the Way. Jesus reveals the love of the Father in his Word!

“O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the Love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:25-26kjv

When we walk in the ‘Way’ being revealed now in the teaching of the Way, we come to know the union of Love and Truth.  In the choices made to submit to it, when the evidence becomes self evident, we move to continue to walk in the Way of repentance, then in time and ‘abiding’ we will be transformed to be one with that love and truth.

Sins are those lying unloving things we do or believe without reason. And pushing your hurt feelings aside behind a wall of contempt, does more harm than good.

No one as well off as Joel Olsteen should be grudging in any gifts of alms asked of him. Surly he won’t miss a meal or lose more than he can do without. ‘Be a cheerful giver.’

As for hiding behind a computer, that could be anyone on-line. Whether you show your picture or not.

I don’t see how he can ‘preach’ to love in God’s Agape Love and Truth and not know how it is done.

Even Isaiah knew about the Way when he was told by unbelievers, “leave the way! Get off the path! Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel!”

How do you walk it??

Sin has a reason for being; it satisfies our worries, our riches and/or our pleasures.

With evidence of your carnal nature clearly in opposition to the desires of the spirit, that we are born-again in, and yearn for; we yet to commit an act in the physical, that allows us to fulfill the need that satisfies our worries, riches and/or pleasures. And we ignore the search for the reasons and forsake seeing it clearly. Did you think you do sin for the sin? No, but we sin to satisfy the desires of the flesh. The flesh doesn’t need the money we steal, but the money pays for the desire we want to satisfy. Booze for the lost drunk. Bills that worry us needing to be paid, we steal. And so the Bible tells us that our sin is a deceitful desire. What reason do you not know about, for why you sin? And better yet, what Loving and Truthful alternative did you not find in ‘remembrance’ to submit to until your abiding in brought about your transformation.

If we put the question of repentance to use, and ask ourselves, “From whence come wars and fighting’s among you?(James 4:1-3kjv) Come they not hence even of your lusts that war in your members?”

Then we take the step of responsibility to accepting who we are in spirit, to be who we are in the Truth also.

Every sin has a desire to satisfy the flesh, while every sin defeated is seen in Truth which is chosen to abide in until we are transformed in our minds, and exhibit an increase of God’s Love.

The knowledge of God’s righteousness is clearly seen in the spiritually discerned Truth and the inherent love found in truth is submitted to, to become one with God in Truth and Love.

By so choosing to walk in repentance to find and choose to live in the Love and Truth of God, we have found the only Way of True Worship of the Father.

But it is not a blind love, nor are your reasons for harboring sin in your life lost to being past finding out. Choices are made and if they cause harm it is not God’s Way of Love, “Love does no harm to its neighbor.” If your remedy doesn’t apply and line up with scripture, for everybody, then it’s not something you should or ought to be doing.

Building walls and attributing sinister motives to those who disagree with you is not of God.

In Him,

J.J.

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