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FRONT PAGE  |  1/24/2021
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017  |  18 comments
Megachurch pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen criticized for throwing ‘Hook ‘Em' hand sign

Thousands of students graduated this past weekend from the University of Texas at Austin, flooding social media with photos of proud new alumni and their families.

Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria, draw thousands every week to their massive Lakewood Church in Houston, and millions tune in from across the globe to watch. The pair also head a massive multi-million dollar empire stemming from book deals and tours. Their son, Jonathan, recently graduated from UT, and he posed with each of his parents for a pretty common photo taken during commencement weekend: the graduate and his mom and dad both making the “Hook ’em Horns” hand sign. ...


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News Item5/31/17 10:23 PM
Kevin | ft worth  Find all comments by Kevin
Weak theology far more damaging than a silly hand sign, IMHO.
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News Item5/25/17 7:41 AM
Ignominious Emirakan | SignOfTimes  Find all comments by Ignominious Emirakan
Dan5:
"3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
5 In the same hour came forth
fingers of a man's hand,
and wrote over against the candlestick
upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace:
and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another"

Some hand signs upset pagans.

🙏🙏🏾🙏🏿🙏🏼

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News Item5/25/17 2:11 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Ross Douthat wrote:
But there the similarities end. Graham’s persona was warm and inclusive, but theologically he preached a stark, stripped-down gospel — a series of altar calls, with eternity hanging in the balance and Christianity distilled to a yes or no for Christ. Osteen’s message is considerably more upbeat. His God gives without demanding, forgives without threatening to judge, and hands out His rewards in this life rather than in the next. Where Graham was inclined to comments like “we’re all on death row . . . the only way out of death row is Jesus,” Osteen prefers cheerier formulations. “Too many times we get stuck in a rut, thinking we’ve reached our limits,” he writes in Your Best Life Now. “But God wants us to constantly be increasing, to be rising to new heights. He wants to increase you in his wisdom and help you make better decisions. God wants to increase you financially, by giving you promotions, fresh ideas, and creativity.”
---[URL=http://billmoyers.com/content/preaching-the-prosperity-gospel/]]]Excerpt: Preaching the Prosperity Gospel[/URL]
Continued in following message!
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News Item5/25/17 1:06 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Ross Douthat wrote:
... in twenty-first-century America, the gospel of wealth has come of age. By linking the spread of the gospel to the habits and mores of entrepreneurial capitalism, and by explicitly baptizing the pursuit of worldly gain, prosperity theology has helped millions of believers reconcile their religious faith with their nation’s seemingly unbiblical wealth and un-Christian consumer culture.
---[URL=http://billmoyers.com/content/preaching-the-prosperity-gospel/]]]Excerpt: Preaching the Prosperity Gospel[/URL]
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News Item5/24/17 9:48 PM
Wayfarer Pilgrim | Lubbock,tx  Find all comments by Wayfarer Pilgrim
In our parts it's " guns up", 👈🏼, "wreck em Tech" and at A&M 👍🏼 it's "gig em."
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News Item5/24/17 4:25 PM
Dave | Oz  Contact via emailFind all comments by Dave
Warning, warning.
Steve r jokes of child rape by the Catholic Church in Australia.
And like olsteen Is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
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News Item5/24/17 12:54 PM
Frank  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
This hand sign is interesting and I have never even pondered why it is used. After a little research, I have decided that it can evil or simply a gesture.

Anyway, Joel Osteen serves satan in his ministry, so I could care less what he meant by the hand sign.

Many things in our culture can have different meanings to different folks. Another good example is saying "God bless you" to someone who sneezes. Look up the origin of that and you will see that its origin is evil.

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News Item5/24/17 12:07 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
John Yurich USA wrote:
I will not comment on this article.
Me neither.
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News Item5/24/17 11:48 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
I will not comment on this article.
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News Item5/24/17 10:17 AM
SteveR | Mt Zion  Find all comments by SteveR
Youth in Asia wrote:
For me to listen to Joel Osteen is self inflicted punishment, but a few times I did reach the end of his message and he does invite people into a sinners prayer a the end and says "if you prayed this, you are now saved, now go find a good Bible church! " So hopefully some will take his advice and find a good church.
I don't know about now, but in his early days he confessed he really didn't know Scripture well when he gave that advice. But you would think now that he has made a living at it, he would have taken the time to become more sound in doctrine. Or maybe he realized if he became more sound, he wouldn't have as many followers?
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News Item5/24/17 10:00 AM
Youth in Asia | Asia  Find all comments by Youth in Asia
For me to listen to Joel Osteen is self inflicted punishment, but a few times I did reach the end of his message and he does invite people into a sinners prayer a the end and says "if you prayed this, you are now saved, now go find a good Bible church! " So hopefully some will take his advice and find a good church.
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News Item5/24/17 8:54 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
I guess the signal surfers use is a bit different, and with the thumb.
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News Item5/24/17 7:21 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
The hook actually has several different meanings to many different people and cultures.
Here, the sign of the Texas Longhorns, Satanists use it, surfers use it to say, "hang loose", and many other interpretations, here and abroad. Fact of the matter though is that most use it for no particular reason.

Personally, I wouldn't use it, but now the conspiracy theorists are claiming the Olsteens are closet Satanists, and high Masons, etc. Doubt that, though the husband and wife are certainly in his service, having been duped by mammon as they serve man.

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News Item5/24/17 6:22 AM
Ignominious Emirakan | Bursa  Find all comments by Ignominious Emirakan
Youth in Asia wrote:
“This is my Bible. I am what it says I am. I have what it says I have. I can do what it says I can do." Then Joel Osteen proceeds to throw the bible in the garbage and we never see it again....

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News Item5/24/17 5:40 AM
Chris G P | England  Find all comments by Chris G P
As to the hand gesture the Osteens and their son used at the graduation, while it is true that the university students at Austin UT use it for their football team, it is also a well known Satanic symbol used by pop concert attenders, and particularly by many directly Satanic performers of heavy metal groups, but also by lighter and more popular singers and groups.

At best this was culpable ignorance, at worst, cynical and totally careless.

That is why these kind of teachers need to get back to the Bible, repent, and either renounce their previous teachings, or completely close down and leave the ministry altogether.

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News Item5/24/17 2:44 AM
Chris G P | England  Find all comments by Chris G P
Tragically, this pastor and his wife, are leading thousands and thousands of self professed Christians into a cult of self worship.

"Live Your Best Life Now" will tragically seem very false and untrue, when these poor deceived folks are facing the Last Judgment.

Though I have no problem for a father or mother celebrating their son's graduation, they need to be preparing their son for eternity, not just for mere human rewards.

Interestingly, this pastor and his wife of this huge mega church in Lakewood, Houston, were deafeningly silent when the lesbian Mayor of the city was passing transgender bathroom ordinances, and subpoenaing the sermons of other pastors in the city!!

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News Item5/24/17 1:31 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Youths of Asia so very correct. John MacArthur points out Joel Osteen gets his far away from the Bible as he can get. this is an excellent six minute YouTube video, that very few people should have trouble viewing. It worked fine on my tablet. [URL=https://youtu.be/G05BPQJkBfA]]] https://youtu.be/G05BPQJkBfA ( "John MacArthur Calls Out Joel Osteen as a False Prophet" )[/URL]. John points out a few other things as well.
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News Item5/24/17 12:28 AM
Youth in Asia | Asia  Find all comments by Youth in Asia
“This is my Bible. I am what it says I am. I have what it says I have. I can do what it says I can do." Then Joel Osteen proceeds to throw the bible in the garbage and we never see it again....
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