Apprising Ministries now brings you an example of the lies of the man-pleasers as Larry King asks “Pastor” Joel Osteen:

KING: What is the prosperity gospel?

OSTEEN: I think the prosperity gospel in general is — well I don’t know. I hear it too. I don’t know. I think what sometimes you see is it’s just all about money. That’s not what I believe. It’s the attitude of your heart, and so you know, we believe — but I do believe this, that God wants us to be blessed. He wants us to be able to send our kids to college, excel in our careers. But prosperity to me, Larry, is not just money, it’s having health. What good is money if you don’t have health?

Osteen is being very misleading and disingenuous when he says, “Well I don’t know. I hear it too.” Yeah, you’ve heard it too all right; from your dad, pastor John Osteen, whom you worked side by side with for 17 years! The senior Osteen was clearly known as a Word Faith teacher, and regularly preached this highly aberrant prosperity “gospel.” Oh, and then there’s this little bit of information from Osteen himself:

Sometimes it is hard for us to grasp that God wants us to prosper in every way…God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us. One of the most important Biblical principles that shows us how to prosper is the principle of sowing and reaping…

People tell me, “Joel, He is God. If He wants to bless me, He can.” Friend, God works by laws. You can’t expect to reap a harvest without first planting your seeds. If you will be faithful and do what God is asking you to do, God will do His part. Don’t let the enemy deceive you into holding on to your seed–get it into the ground!

As you read this, God may be speaking to your heart. Trust that He will direct you how and where He wants you to sow your seed. If you are moved to send a seed gift in the enclosed reply envelope
(Joel Osteen, letter from his ministry 2005).

Busted; anyone remotely familiar with the Cult of the Word Faith Movement recognizes this blatant pitch for money, but apparently when you smile, a lie becomes less of a lie to the apostatizing evangelical camp.

When are these fools going to wake up? Do we really think this idiocy is from the Lord? If not, then can take a guess as to just where it actually is coming from? Here’s a little hint, there is only one other source:

“for [the Devil] is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)