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Fellowship in the Woodlands

Rosa19 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:05 AM
So true. Even worse is Joel Osteen's Church where God is nearly irrelevant. The man has admitted he really doesn't know the Bible, yet he preaches every Sunday. I cringe when I hear his Bible creed..."This is my Bible; I am what it says I am; I have what it...." Marketing gimmicks pushing an empty religion. No depth, no real truth. Certainly not abiding by Christ's teachings or those of his apostles.
Younger Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 4:13 PM
Does Joel Osteen really acknowledge that he is what the Bible says he, you and I are: sinners in need of God's grace which none of us can supply in the least degree?

Most of America's problems are cultural. Even our economic problems stem from the cultural rejection of personal responsibility and the acceptance of collective responsibility. And none of our problems would be as bad if the church was still shaping the culture instead of merely responding to it. I was reminded of this during my annual holiday trip home to The Woodlands, Texas.

I've attended Christmas Eve services four out of the last six years at the Woodlands Church (formerly Fellowship of the Woodlands), which is a Southern Baptist mega church that keeps its Baptist affiliation well hidden from the general...