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He's doing God's work and nailing that blonde.
That pussycat needs saving.
Good on him. I wouldn't.
I believe his congregation is made up primarily of well-to-do people. He's going to use that plane to get them through the eye of a needle.
He's a disgusting cunt.
Millionaire preachers preach about modesty while asking their followers to fund their lavish lifestyle.
John 10:11-13 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and (1/3)
does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and (2/3)
scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep." (3/3)
You're talking logic to a crowd whose core doctrine dismisses logic entirely
This dude has the best snake oil on the block
I’m not a fan of Joel and consider him a false preacher...but he doesn’t take money from his church. He makes his $$ on his books.
Still, not good. its blatantly wrong
His preaching? Yes.
Selling skin, selling God, the numbers look the same on the credit cards.
"God allowed me to have all this. If he didn't want me to I wouldn't have it." Basically his preachings
And that, among many other things, is why i dont support organized religion. Something that is way too easy to taint
If you aren’t following joeldongsteen on Twitter you’re making a mistake.
Religion and sex are power plays; manipulate the people for the money they pay
Aiyah need mah third jeht so aiyah can spreadeh the gahds workh moreh efficienthly ahmen, bitcoihn isseh accepthed tooh
Millions of people support him because they think he’ll somehow help them, the same way millions support Trump.
Why is Joel Olsteen in his private jet a fool? Terrible calculation.
Fuck I spelled his name wrong. My sass has been counteracted. Never mind...
Like Jesus, Joel also rides an ass. Only she’s blonde and sitting on a plane
See also Elon Musk and Jordan Peterson.
He is an example of Christianity just like PETA is an example of a good animal welfare organization.
"I believe his congregation is made up primarily of well-to-do people." nope
I'm concerned that I understand this
So quit supportin him and pay for your medications!
Most* of his money on books, and there’s nearly an imperial fuck ton of tax loopholes for clergy that undoubtedly helped.
He says all his wealth comes from his book sales. While that may be true I don’t think God or Jesus would approve of the mansion and jet.
Same thing for Trump, and who da ya think Texas voted for?
My aunt who lives in my parents guest room and has no job but still donates to him disagrees.
Joel Osteen is the McDonald’s of religion. It may taste good for a second, but’s it’s full of shit and will poison you.
... probably more about what he is peddling to become THAT rich.
Joel Olsteen's Church or Christianity as a whole? I can't assume because you could be implying either one.
I don't under how people can fall for that.
It's a family business.
Joel Osteen is not a Christian. He may call himself a "Christian", but he does not "follow Christ", which is the definition of the word.
Mostly the former, but kinda the latter too. I dunno, my feelings on Christianity are complex, I'm not trying to disparage the lot of them
Maybe that's his charity work.
People made him who he is.
Don’t judge him don’t worry about his money or what he does with it it’s not your say If you don’t like him leave him alone
He sells what people wants to here, nothing new
Give me your cash in this life and I'll help you out in the next.
I liked him better on home improvement
IMO it's relative. The pastor might be richer than me, but most of the money you tithe doesn't go to the pastor.
Don’t be, your brain adapts to help you by filling in based on patterns you’ve seen before.. basically your brain starts to autocomplete
Its primarily middle to lower income people giving what little they have. They throw away $1-$5 checks from poor bastards they sucked in.
"What evidence can you present to convince people they should value evidence?" Its a lot of work to get those peoples minds right.
Go on for not label on an entire group mom thinks the world her dad was a theology professor and she was Christian but ever week I have 1/2
As a son of a pastor, I can tell you, not all preachers make this much money. Even with the tax credits my father received, the only way I
I’m well aware it’s only a minority.
His wife is actually pretty so, you probably would
Could go to college was through my scholarships. Some clergymen really do need the help the credits provide. Outside of the 1% of pastors
Remind her don't donate to this manipulative thistledick and explain in detail why he doesn't need her money
Like Joel olsteen, there’s really no money in being a pastor. During the weekdays, my dad works as a retail manager.
Yep 'nough said
So, about his private jet...
People pay a great deal of money for hope...
I don't have a problem with anyone having money. I wish everyone had a lambo. Rich or poor as long as you love on people.
Con men, the lot of them. It's a shame.
I don't like to judge by appearance, but her face screams "snooty, hypocritical American Christian" as well as any face ever could.
Christian theology is pretty logical in itself though.
I don't think televangelists are fools, I think they are evil. I don't believe there is, but they make me wish there was a hell for them.
Who is more the fool? The fool? Or the fool who follows him?
I think most people realize that this is mostly a megachurch thing, and that their small town pastor isn't rolling in dough.
I have no idea what you just said but ok man
So the church is basically his advertising vehicle to sell the books? Doesn't really make him sound much better.
Also it's not even that hard, you're just reading it phonetically.
These folks give me a reason to believe in heaven. Because if there's a heaven then there's a hell waiting for them.
Jesus called people who got rich in God’s name “A generation of vipers.” He would not have approved.
God wills it!
Godless in the name of God. Pretty nice shtick.
Remember: Christianity didn't even originate in the EU or US. "Christianity began in the 1st century AD as a Jewish sect." Let that sink in.
To be fair, he looks a little cramped there.
You're a fool for not donating more to such a priest of course: give all you have and you will surely become a billionaire (not).
I need to get into the religion racket..
Lol , god accepts bitcoin too.
Fuck this grifter. He’s garbage and Jesus would not approve
It's a reference to scripture "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God"
Getting mad at someone for preying on the gullible and the weak to part with their money? Doesn't seem dumb to me.
Holy shit that was profound. I bet this was your original thought. Everyone else is just too dumb to realize. You're woke af
“Tubes filled with demons!!!”
Where does he get his free advertising, demographic and brainwashing platform? His church. It's tax free and makes him millions.
When did making money become something to be ashamed of?
I believe it's poor people who are suckered in to the scam. "Give money to me, and God will give more back to you"...
yeah theyre definitely not on imgur
Is it weird that I initially sung this to the tune of 500 miles?
Never underestimate the power of stupid
God told humans not to sin. Humans sin so God punishes them with death. Then God sacrifices himself to forgive humans of their sins. Logic.
Judging by his compatriots, she's way too old for him, I mean look at her, she's already out of training bras.
Trump has helped me. Undeniable fact. Less taxes out of my paycheck. Fact. Quantifiable. I don't support Osteen
Went back and reread it with this in mind. It actually works really well! Bravo!
Okay someone explain how he got so rich? Please
@OP No, get the fuck out of there with your retarded facebook post ypu anoyingass pointhoe! Ugh your other posts are just as horrible. Stop
hes got a good podcast that helps people
But sadly this is more common in the south with these mega churches. Fastest way to get rich, start a religion.
Oh fuck yea ...
Some people have higher requirements than pretty and a heartbeat. Just sayin'
I’m so glad all that money is going right back into the community & helping poor people...(sarcasm)
That's the problem. He's only popular because of his biblical fanfiction focused on getting rich from praying.
I know it's not your point but it sounds like the guard at the school shooting.
There was an interview with that dude who said he needs an airplane so he's closer to God, if he flies the normal ones, then other people1
2) would interrupt with him, while he was talking to God. The thing is, if you believe that stuff, then I have some bad news for you.
Conning investors gets you prison time, conning the faithful gets you a private jet...
I like the rich preachers part and all (culturally informational) but who's Joel Osteen and who cares about him ? Meme is ununderstandable.
I mean any good shepard will run from the wolf or carry a gun.
When manipulating the fears and piety of simple folk for profit became a business...
He isn't peddling 'Christianity', he's selling 'Salvation for Dollars'. Christ would have whipped him out of any 'Church' he found him in...
There are people in his 'Congregation' that can't afford medical treatment, while he lives in luxury...
Don't forget ole nutter hubbard
Best thing I've ever drunkenly yelled at a religious nut during an argument on faith: YOU THINK GOD GIVES A DAMN ABOUT YOUR RECEIPTS? REALLY
I come from Houston. Fuck that guy. Mattress Mack is the true hero.
All major religions make you pay somehow. We just value money more than other costs.
He probably eats well too
I'd think some guards would lay their life for the children without a doubt. Not all, but some.
In the biblical sense?
Or were you talking of some specific guard I haven't heard about maybe?
She comes from a fairly wealthy background I think.
The one in FL
Awrite, like, bit it unnerves me tae the extent that ah feel ma ain genitals through ma troosers tae see if they're still thair.
I immediately went from redneck to Trainspotting.
This isn't about making money.
He figured out the game of life. His followers are just fools for enabling him.
So by his logic God wants me to be poor? Your God sucks Joel whatsyourface
This shit makes Christianity look weak.
Exactly. This is not Christianity at all. It’s a satanic scam, pure and simple.
Every religion functions like that
Y’see I don’t know what this guy sounds like but judging by this comment, apparently like Cartman?
Clearly God is running a multi-level marketing scheme...
He's a piece of shit human being... There! Now I'll leave him alone.
If you're asking seriously, books that he writes in conjunction with his megachurch.
Yeah, she has to give indifferent head.
It's also the same argument for god wanted the holocaust to happen and the Rwandan genocide.
Hollywood actors who support the destruction of jobs in the USA by illegal immigration are paid more. How many jobs has Osteen destroyed?
There is a preacher like that in NZ, that gets a bunch of Polynesians to donate their government family support to his yacht fund.
The Vatican is also doing rather well for itself, I believe. Helpful when you don’t pay taxes.
Some dude showed up and said, "I'm the son of God. If you need to speak to him you have to go through me.....and buy Joel Osteen a Jet!"
When I worked call center, I'd get several calls a day from people asking for more, because they can't afford food this week.
They gave it all to this shit bag. One of the reasons I'm staunchly against UBI. People can't be trusted with free money. Give stuff instead
There weren’t too many guns when this was written lol.
Hmmm and they say money is the root of all evil.
Have I mentioned that I hate people?
I mean, most celebs are basically just like that.people pay a lot of money to be entertained by them, while they say do as i say not as i do
Leonardo DiCaprio is filthy rich from being an entertainer. He also preaches about conserving resources while wasting them.
Fuck this asshole. These are the kinds of people God punishes (according to the bible).
Actually it was incredibly common for shepherds to carry slings in some parts of the world, to defend their flocks
And cancer in children.
And Hollywood. Its all just entertainers. People spend a lot of money to be entertained.
As a Christian, this guy gives us such a bad look. He’s not a preacher, he’s a great story-teller.
Actors, mainstream music artis and these showman type preachers are just entertainers. Same with pro athletes.
Many tend to not practice what they preach.
Eat the rich.
I forget who but some preacher said they needed private jets because you can’t communicate with god while flying coach.
Mmmm, pastor rolled in dough. I'll have mine with dribbles of Franks red hot sauce all over it please.
Right? Half the reason I'm jealous I can't be christian, sin without the burden.
my preacher only asks for an AH 64 apache longbow
Can't tell: either trolling or genuine stupidity.
If you’re still with this scumbag after Hurricane Harvey then please, pull out that checkbook...
I read this as Hermes Conrad.
...helps people send money to him faster?
That is not entirely accurate. He does not take money from the church anymore, but when he did it was 200k a year. He also gets a lot of >
Closer to heavy southern accent with unnecessary inflections at the end of words.
free advertising for his books. We can only guess at what other "benefits" he receives from his church. Money is the root of all evil and >
he sure has a lot of it, for a preacher.
Sad thing was, the 3 deputies that showed up for backup stood outside with him too.
To his defense, the guy inventing the pet rock made a lot of money. So tricking people out of their money, isn't that "the american dream"
And anything bad that ever happened to puppies
Satanism is much more logical and fair than Abrahamic religions. Read up on it.
The envy is strong. If you're a Christian you're not supposed to judge anyone and if you're not why the fuck would you care? He's not 1/2
ruining lives here.
No we hate people who exploit others to get a leg up in the world. There's often overlap though.
Commercial jets are full of demons. JOEL CAN'T FLY WITH DEMONS!!!
He commits less genocide
ya, that’s not how fanatical christians work.
For only $100 a week, you can get into heaven too!
*Every organised belief system, not just religion.
Christianity isn't a Jewish sect, Christianity was a cult seperate from Judaism.
That's why the Jewish high priests had Christ crucified.
Well if she’s his wife, it’s biblical and he can doodle her all he wants with her consent.
I’m not defending the guy, but I read that the only money he makes if from his books.
As do many humanist organizations and cults.
It's not envy, I dont want a private jet. Just calling on the greed of royal hypocrites.
I stand corrected!
I'll take false equivalency and whataboutism for 400$
Sure you can be Christian. The question is, why would you want to?
This is also almost every politician and many celebrities. Hypocrisy is everywhere.
We found Joel's Imgur account.
Charisma, the same reason people fall for politicians again and again.
God is a dick.
Gotta plant that seed money and you will have a jet also
This screams American dream. How do people believe this garbage.
Again, if you're not Christian, why would you care? Everyone is a hypocrite in their own way at times. What makes this guy so special?
So it follows that when those tax cuts expire, and then your taxes go up to pay for corporate tax cuts, you'll blame Trump? Right?
Jesse Duplantis. Another absolute scumbag.
They basicly preach that if you take care of god, god will take care of you. That by donating to the church, god will help you be prosperous
I feel the same about Politicians and much of pop culture. But then again, here I am....
joel osteen is about as far from being christian as is possible for a human to get.
Yeah, well, you're Retarded.
I’ll bet he never preaches about the part where it says you won’t get into heaven if you die rich.
Theres two motherfuckers here in Norway too now... using peoples good will.
That's rather unfair, vipers are only doing exactly what god designed them to do.
Like that time he didn't open his church for people trying to get out of the floods from the hurricane before being called out on it.
No true scotsman
If rapists ever spared a legitimate thought toward religion, this would probably be their excuse too.
"If God didn't want parasites eating their way out of children's eyes, they wouldn't exist."
Hey, you take that back asshole! That's too much of an insult! haha Nah rly look at this crap account and the other posts. Imgurians keep
And the not mcdonalds of religions would then be?
Holy shit, your comment is so original...
crying how this site is getting worse and turning into tumblr/facebook for edgy teens. Well this is why.
He preaches a controversial "prosperity" doctrine. He's not the only one. I've seen him at Lakewood twice. Not biblicaly based IMHO. Beware.
I read this in jarjars voice... amidoingitright?
Praise God for your dad. I’m in a very similar position.
Exactly. I’m not trying to make him sound better, I’m just trying to be accurate. I’m
Right. I was trying to be accurate as to where he gets his $$ now. The way people “support” him is buying his books.
The love of money is def the root of all kinds of evil, for sure. And it really seems that Joel LOVES money.
I’ve never considered money to be evil.
I mean god kills a looot of people. Its not like hes a nice guy.
Modern day survival of the smartest - he’s a savvy cunt, and he prays on the stupid who still believe in a medieval book.
All tings should be read as Hermes Conrad, mon.
Yeah a lot of the seed faith 'teachers' seem to overlook that part. Loke its in the forat 2 books of the NT pretty plainly written
I'm in the wrong game. Might start a series of fairytale books myself
“Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.” - Bearded Sandals Dude
Religion is worse than a plague. Religion killed more than all the diseases ever killed combined. That guy is dick.
He’s doing......Gods work?
Me: 1:1 "And so god created the good boy to watch over the sheep in the shepards absence. Not asking why and for what, just for some
patting and rubs in return."
You what's really funny though? "Thou shalt not take the lord's name in vain" refers actually to this exact situation. People think it 1/
Pretty much all religious logic.
means to never say "God" or whatever, but it actually means "If you're gonna invoke the Lord's name, you'd better have a good reason." 2/2
You know in the middle east they dont hunt foxes, they hunt jackals and instead of foxhound, they use royal terriers
Being as, what I call a Christ follower myself... you hit the nail right on the head.
By that logic, the government is an advertising vehicle for the books of politicians and other office holders.
You'd think he'd donate most of that money.
Not saying I would, but I'm also not a preacher.
Bad news? It had better not be R&M season 4 being cancelled.
I read that as Bernie Sanders
How he earns his wealth is irrelevant to weather he keeps it or not. Accumulation of wealth is a far worse crime than attaining it.
Is it just me or does he look like a second rate Tim Allen?
Well if he’s any sort of biblical he gives %10 of his earnings to the church. What he directs the church to do with the money idk.
The guy isn’t really that big in the Christian community. You should check out The Babylon Bee. They’re a Christian satirical new site like
The Catholic church has way money that fool, yet no one posts about their power and influence, rape ...etc.
Which part is that?
If he owns the church isn't he just giving money to himself? Not to mention him closing his doors when the flood happened.
the onion. Joel Osteen gives Christians a bad name and is the number 1 argument for taxing churches. Which sucks because between being a
Yeh? Which verses?
Just seems like someone that shouldn't be a preacher.
How about the dozen or so "do not judge" entries >_>
pastor and driving the school bus for the county, my brother doesn’t make that much as is.
Doesn't mean what Joel thinks it means.
Those too. But when have people like him ever actually practiced what they preach?
How could he, not even jesus manages to follow that rule, nor does joel, nor did everyone ever calling him "no true christian"
Also, 2 Tim 4:3
It's the people man. The people do this for him blindly. He offers nothing yet they see something that's not there. Charlatan is the word.
It’s almost as if creating a seat of absolute power guarantees that the wrong individuals inherit that power.
Yeah they know exactly what they are doing. They prey on the desperate and rob them of their money.
I agree, it's unfair to vipers.
Supposedly he is. People are giving him money that should be going for medical treatments, etc.
1. Nice username 2. Im familiar with satanism, depending on the sect I don’t find subliminal messages and blood sacrifice to be logical.
If you want a serious answer, it's likely less to do with stupidity and more to do with group think, which is an incredibly powerful thing.
I gotta ask is the TV evangelical Preachers all Americans or do they exist outside the continent?
I truly wanna understand how people follow him. It’s not that he’s awful. It’s just so obvious. How is he immediately not called out?
Yeah... I tend to go with whatever people call themselves. Plus some sects teach believing in jesus is all it takes to get to heaven, so..
Well, he called the scribes and Pharisees that. Classing them as hypocrites. I guess they'd be also people who got rich in God's name.
Dude we all know Jesus commands a guided missile destroyer. As a practicing Christian, I’ll suffer your false doctrines no longer!
It’s the love of money that’s the root of all evil
Wait......what? Why? I wanna know her justification
It started as a Jewish thing. Jesus even said he came for the lost sheep of the house of Israel. The gentiles were "grafted in" after 1/2
Holy ding dang darnet! The RugRats in Tokyo is a sick movie!
The Israelites rejected the Messiah. Matthew 21:42-43 (which references Psalm 118:22-23) 2/2
Well they do believe that literally everything is "god's will". Fucking stupid
When reporters pointed out that Ponzi could never be bringing in as much money as he claimed, many people did not believe and invested more.
Most churches have board members to direct the mission of the church and treasurers and stuff.
It's a vast subject I encourage you to read up about.
Well if god is all knowing and all seeing why ask him to cure your cancer when he already decided to not do it.
I observed that Joel is a showman. He pitches his books, and yes he has buy two get a discount specials. He's one of many showman. Beware
Kept you waiting huh ?
I would say mass to nail her too.
Never said it was impossible just funny they never teach that passing
The point being. People need Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. In other words. They need God to help them be "good enough" on your own u can't
Sorry just reread the og comment and i didnt clarify that to start
Didn't know know that was a thing. They shall be called 'shac's from here forth. Also, carpet doesn't match drapes. Just saying
What a cunt
Oh sorry, someone said rich people can't get into heaven. Maybe another guy. They also don't teach on this verse: Luke 14:28-33
Your all good sir/maam
It was the guy you were replying to "I’ll bet he never preaches about the part where it says you won’t get into heaven if you die rich."
source? I haven't heard that he's a "faith healing" kind of guy.
The socialist New Testament says nasty things about people using the faiths of others to make money. It's a mean book. Very bad.
How could they possibly be the same???
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.
Mathew 19:24 NIV
That's fine if he's just a self-help guy. But no, he operates as a church.
That's Devil Worship, totally different. Why would an atheistic religion that doesn't believe in The Devil, make sacrifice to Satan?
Nobody is mad that he has money, simply how he's getting it.
Satanists do not believe in God, The Devil, or any other deity. 'Satan' is purely an image for the refusal of traditional Christian values.
He's neither breaking my leg nor picking my pocket, so I don't care if he believes in one God or many (million$) or none at all.
Woah I didn't know about this one! There goes all the "good guy with a gun" arguments for gun control. There was 3 of them and 17 still died
Hes not the fool. The people listening to this man and paying for his life are.
Ununderstandable... thats a new one.
I love 1st and 2nd Timothy. It gives us so much good material against liberal Christians
I've had a family member who like him explain it like this. If you are stupid enough to give your money who didn't deserve it. 1/×
Haha doesn't he get tax breaks too??
Let's come together and share what's the Lords .....Amen
When explained how he operates and how it hurts regular people. She still defended him. Maybe he brainwashed people like her? 2/2
as a satanist, even we find him sketchy.
They get away with this because of tax laws. Charitable donations reduce your tax bill. They would rather fund his jet than the IRS
Or for punching Joel in his greedy psychopathic face.
Wait, people actually give this guy money? Hahahaha.
My invisible friend is better than your invisible friend.....jihad!!!!
It sucks that there are so many bad apples in a basket that should have none. I'm talking about religious leaders.
They actively work against Christianity for the glory of Satan.
Some folks like the teachings of Christianity.
Jesus was a neo-liberal, didn't you know?
Fall for what? His entire message is basically “love yourself, and be chill” seriously, check it out. It’s a very tame message. 1/2
People keep thinking he’s stealing from people, but he makes no money from the church.
While I agree that these rich pastors are shameless and evil I think that this verse is just saying it’s harder cause “mo money mo problems”
SOB! There's a special place in hell for people like him!
So all these millionaire preachers are evil.
He must laugh himself to sleep every day.
Not much difference between Worship and Warship.
Yeah I was playing on the fact that it’s a poorly designed meme that puts a picture caption directly under a question as if to answer it.
But don’t mind me.
Dude, I just ate there...don't crimp my high.
Complete charlatan that has no bearing on what true Christianity is. It’s all business and he exploits people with a “prosperity gospel” 1/2
2/2 that would have you believe you have no faith if you aren’t prosperous
We'll see how you feel later when that expires and you wind up paying more than before.
You dumb enough to be fleeced by a cultist preacher on TV, that money wasn't really yours was it? Was it?
Because I believe in a world where people smiling brightly while ripping off thousands belong in jail. Nigerian princesses or cult leaders.
His motivational speeches boil down to "give me your money and god will give you riches" and then people give him their life savings and...
Prosperity Gospel is the worst. THis guy is evil.
Live in total destitution unable to afford medical bills and he laughs all the way to the bank in his private jet, tax free.
I don’t think it’s “harder” to make a camel pass through the eye of a needle. I think it’s impossible.
A fool and his money will soon be parted
I totally condone this behavior. It works as a stupidity filter. People that stupid should just hand their money over.
He does not represent a whole religion (or correctly rep any religion tbh). He has 1 “church”. So compare to a single catholic priest
Do a post
Some might call it, “Idiot Tax”.
He also didn't allow the Houston flood victims into his arena-sized church until he got too much negative media.
This is also known as "prosperity" gospel.
Jesus rode a donkey and washed the feet of the poorest among us. Just saying.
People protest about all of those things about them literally all the time.
I'm upvoting scripture because I've never seen it with more upvotes than downvotes.
"You don't know anything about religion" "I know enough to exploit it"
It's so simple guys. Just stop being poor. Clearly Jesus is the answer.
Demand Communism, steal from the rich so everyone is equally poor and miserable.
By those standards, Jesus was rich, most couldn't afford a beast of burden.
Wages are for the working class
TV preachers that heal the sick with a touch of their hands should take a trip to St Judes Hospital once a month to visit those kids.
vipers gonna vipe
Like Jim Jones
The donkey was donated by his followers.
It does for Catholicism. The other sects not so much
Jesus wasn't preaching Judaism, it was a fulfilment of it which became Christianity. Christians aren't Jews.
And yet thousands and thousands fill his Astrodome arena every Sunday and get teary eyed as he inspires them
It is about making money for Joel.
What did he do? I have to be missing something. Did he get caught doing something terrible? What did he manipulate? Fear? Please explain.
He's a preacher. If he wasn't he would be taxed.
And yet Jesus never had any money and his disciples ALL "dropped their nets and followed in his steps". Weird...
This is entirely about money, and seemingly the deep resentment and jealously of many here who want this dude to not have it.
meanwhile, my sister-in-law works with poor kids in Cambodia, and can only afford to come back to see her family once every 3 years or so.
Some folks worship God, others dollars.
It's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. rich invent liquid camel
Someone needs to tell me what this guy did wrong. To me he is just a successful preacher with a huge audience.
Like the group think in Imgur for example. Tribalism is awful, and pervasive within today's conversations.
I don't think politicians are that charismatic. They tend to be a bit populist when running (you deserve...) but it's all false anyway.
Why isn't this top comment
Ironically it may have saved more from dying as well. Kept people in line and set the rules for morality. It's all hocus pocus of course.
Then you've not heard and/or understood anything we've said.
Contact Senator Grassley he is trying to do something about these shysters. They should be taxed!
So, from people that need the money more than he does. Wealth redistribution much?
It's the parents' fault, really. They wanted parasites to eat their children's eyes. (Some Christians believe this.)
Nah. That’s where I draw the line. Stealing money from a person and asking the government to take someone’s money by force (taxes)
is the same thing in my opinion.
“If you’re christian you’re not supposed to judge anyone” what dogshit. I dont think this guy DOES believe in god. Just a scam.
If he really had all this than I would definitely switch churches.
He doesnt love on shit
:sigh: Once again folks, he does not take a dime from the 'church'. His riches comes from book sales.
off-brand for sure.
So, it's only wealth redistribution when the government does it. Got it.
It's because he's pretending to espouse Christian ideals in order to get money from Christians, while if he actually espoused those ideals 1
He would use that money to help others, not to live like a king. He's basically a con man.
Scamming, thieving, son of a bitch! Crash and burn you tosser!
No they don't lmao. This is exactly why I said "read up".
They’re against Christianity. So is Satan. They do these things for Satan.
They don't actually believe in Satan so "the glory of Satan" is pointless to them.
While I get what you’re saying we also shouldn’t be starting wars against our brothers in Christ. Rather “speak the truth in love that you
May further the purpose of Gods kingdom.”
The blood of Jesus
Cant WAIT for all the inappropriate sexual advancement claims to burst outta this asshole's parish.
I think folks are generally OK when we apply scripture to self-described believers, just not when we apply it to non-believers.
Can’t stand him he such a hypocrite
God may be allowing him to have those things, but it may be as means of judgement. The best gift from God is Himself.
Do you think his supporters are browsing imgur on their iPhones right now?
Hmmm, kinda like Olsteen? ( ;
A lot of military vets out of work would happily take a school security gig
They. Do. Not. Believe. That. Satan. Exists.
In high school, for sociology? class, we did a project where all the students had to choose a job. Their grades determined what job you
Right, they just call themselves Satanists for the fun of it. Sure
Read the satanic bible my friend.
Could pick. My grades were like, D+. One of the choices for that level was "religious leader." By the end of the project I had way more 2\
Money than most of the other students. The teacher thought I cheated. I felt like I won. 3\3
I’m a Hitlerist. That doesn’t mean I follow Hitler it just means that I’m anti Jew... wait...
a zoophilian shepard will be fucked by the wolf and become friends
Four total, the deputy that was assigned to the school for security, and the three that showed up for backup.
u ever listen to it? he doesnt ever ask for money.
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.1/
The guy is scum. But not as bad as the people that line his pockets. Wake up people...
You cannot serve God and money. Mathew 6:24
I first learned about this man when I saw "the story of god" with Morgan Freeman. I can't believe ppl would give their money to such a guy
Look up the term "seed faith".
I admit the name does throw you off. But it doesn't change the truth of their beliefs.
I already explained it. Satan is a figure head rather than a deity that they actively worship.
Exactly, that’s how it works. Sad that so many people are being taken advantage of in this way.
God I wish I was a scammer!
Because I’m not popular enough
Exactly, hence the “probably”
Nope. It’s because you should give all your riches away before you die to help those lesser than you.
Replace the word "Preacher" with any sort of celebrity title, and this is just as accurate.
There's a reason Jesus was so accepted back then. Old Testament God was kinda an asshole.
Sure con artists are successful but they are fucking pieces of shit.
If I could walk on water and pull bread and fish out of thin air, I'm sure I'd have followers too.
Also turn water into wine. I can turn alcohol into pisss, but people say that's not a super power.
Are you sure that passage is about rich people? I thought it was just about people in general. I could be wrong though
If superpowers were an actual thing, it wouldn't surprise me if they caused the users to pursue conflict and only emerged in the worst time
if your life, traumatically, if there was an omnipotent god. He could be using this to gather data on the uses of the powers, or he could be
doing what I would do if there was a sufficiently advanced videogame.
Either way, our perceptions of God should be lovecraftian at best.
Never said Christians are Jews. Jews are just one tribe anyway (Judah). Christians consist of Gentiles which (probably) are from no tribe.
So he was preaching the whole complete religion of the Jews. You're right. It was like super Judaism lol
Matthew 19:24 and Matthew 6:24 have some pretty strong words about his ilk.
There are some Jewish Christians too of course. But mainly gentiles.
That would be works salvation. Jesus provided a way for even a rich guy to get into heaven (on the cross) because with man it's impossible.
What's a more suitable word in that context ?
Funny you actually believe that.
God told me to end this maggot . Gods work .
Few things. Abraham's busom is pre-Christ's sacrifice. So now we are made clean and can be with God, no need for Abraham's busom. 1/2
The reason the rich man is there is alluded to in vs 31. ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets" 2/2
No, it was something separate from Judaism. Hence no circumcision or dietary law
That's because circumcision is a sign of the old covenant. But now there's a new covenant because of Christ's (the Jewish Messiah) sacrifice
You have lived on earth in luxury and self indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. Some book I read one time...
Explain, I am open minded.
Just to clarify: he is not a real Christian because he makes money from selling books. He sells a lot of books because he is on TV and..
.. Has a large congregation. He has not done anything against the law, but the level of wealth he has is not appropriate because..
.. Jesus says/shows those who spread their religion must give away possessions. Did I miss anything?
Ill watch this soon, thanks
Why is he a con man? Real question, not being argumentative.
This isn't about making oodles of money. This is about making oodles of money while preaching a religion that emphasizes helping the needy.
If the debate is from say, a devout Christian, who thinks this man should do more for others with his vast wealth, then I can understand
If it is regarding his legal and perfectly acceptable book sales from his platform, I see nothing wrong with that at all.
This is about him not using his vast wealth to help others, but for self-aggrandizement. Which would be okay if he wasn't a preacher.
I can see that
Be aware of wolves in sheeps clothing
Bzzt...No soorry, incorrect, pick again
Yes, so it is not a continuation of Judaism as such, but rather it's own thing.
Not understandable... not a made up word.
Its actually easy too. You don't have to pay taxes if you: exist, are organized, are distinct, regularly worship,and have a place of worship
Well we will circle semantics. Let's just agree it's a fulfilment of the requirements of the Law.
If you don't fit all those criteria, chance you'll fit anyway. www.legalzoom.com/articles/what-constitutes-a-church-under-federal-laws
my source is eddie izzard. he seems like a trusted source :p
Username checks out
"God allowed me to become a con-artist piece of garbage. If he didn't want me to become one I wouldn't have become one" - his logic.
You're not wrong. Thanks for thinking.
OK. Was limited by the number of letters, but I'll keep it in mind.
Personally I don’t support him but why would someone care who does support him? It’s a person’s choice to do what they want with their $.
The “eye of a needle” was in reference to a very small gate that a certain town had back
Abrahams bosom has nothing to do with the issue being discussed.
You mean alluded to in verse 25... verse 31 talks about his family. If you follow moses and the prophets you wouldn't live lavishly
It does though. That's where the poor man was.
Verse 25 shows the contrast of lives. Verse 31 talks about what the rich man should have done. Maybe living life lavishly is the point 1/?
But being rich doesn't automatically mean "hell". David was rich and he was a man after God's own heart. Therefore, you can be rich and 2/?
Get into Abraham's Bosom, so long as you follow the "Moses and the prophets". Though, as I said, there's no need for Abraham's Bosom 3/?
anymore because of Christ's sacrifice for sins. It's been cleared out since the veil was "torn in two". So back to the orginal point 4/?
You can be rich and make it into heaven. What's impossible with man, is possible with God. 5/5
are you defining Satanism like how Americans are trying to define feminism to the horror of European feminism? What figure head?
when people are trying to define things from urbandictionary and not from the original meaning. Similar to saying that Jesus is a white dude
No I'm defining Satanism as what it is. An atheistic set of principles stemming from a rejection of traditional Christian Values.