Joel Osteen is the biggest fake to show up in the name of any church group. He embraces the world with his watered-down theology. Frankly, he is an embarrassment to anyone of the faith. His mission is to give a circus front to mainstream Christianity. Instead of leading by example and shutting down services with people attending. He brings in big named liberals to perform like monkeys in a cage. These people should not be at his building but should rather be at home waiting for the clearance to engage in society again.
The message that Osteen is promoting is defiance. No matter what the cause is for him to celebrate Easter, he is showing contempt for the men and women that are under lockdown in their homes because or governmental orders. He is trying to get big-name people to come to his building and perform for Easter. He forgets what Easter is all about.
Families celebrate Easter in a number of ways that are fun. But churches use the time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Osteen wants to make a show of things. It is about the hype and excitement of the moment. Nowhere does he say what his celebration is about. Other than he wants to defy orders and throw a virtual concert for people to feel good about themselves.
He is seeking to bring in people like Mariah Carey, Kanye West, and Tyler Perry. These people are coming to perform, not to worship. But the fact remains that they should not be together at all. The shelter in place laws is still in force. Law enforcement would be within their right to come in and shut him down. Osteen is trying to play God. He thinks he is above the law and can do what he wants.
He has to bring in big named people just so he can appear larger than life. He stated that “You know, I had known Mariah from years past and we had talked about doing something. They actually contacted us because she wanted to show some support and honor to the first responders.” The motive behind the circus show may be to honor first responders. But those responders would just love to see the sickness disappear and that will not happen until people like Osteen stop defying the laws.
Even those that are coming are defying the law. Kayne West is said to be bringing his choir. This is a group that is great than 10 people which in turn violates the shelter in place law. Osteen is being mysterious about the show as he states about Kayne West “He’s handling that part. I’m not so sure exactly what he’s going to do but he sent me a couple of pictures where it looks like they’re going to keep the social distancing. I don’t know, Kanye is one of a kind. He’ll figure out some way to do it.” He is letting them come in and do whatever they want. Which makes Osteen a bystander.
Osteen will go own in American history as a religious joke. His anti-truth preaching is greed oriented and self-motivated. He said of Tyler that “Tyler has spoken at my church before. He’s a very powerful speaker so he sent us a five-minute clip where he’s just encouraging everybody through this difficult time. He’s just a very powerful speaker and a very loving man and a very generous man.”
Osteen claims that he is obeying the guidelines but when he brings all these people together for a show it is a clear violation of the law. In order to satisfy is warped thinking he said of others “I don’t want to judge anybody else because people feel strongly about their faith. It’s not a lack of faith that we’re not having services, it’s a respect to mankind.” What Osteen is trying to do is not a service to mankind. It is a disservice. Publicly ignoring stay at home laws and promoting gatherings large than 10 people is a lack of compassion for first responders.