Osteen: “my message is not about doctrine”

Is it telling that the most popular Christian “preacher” in America is actually not a preacher but a motivational speaker with no biblical training whatsoever and seems uncomfortable using the bible? So for just $15, Joel Osteen gave his fans a motivational bailout speech in New York. [full article]

Osteen: “My message is not about doctrine. I don’t have to get 50 references from Scripture in a sermon for it to be a good sermon. I want to be careful not to criticize anybody or be negative. I feel like I don’t need to preach. I just want to talk to the people.”

Bible that he doesn’t like using:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2Tim 4:3-4

Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 1 Tim 4:13

Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. 1 Tim 4:16

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds. 2 John 1:9-11

God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior Titus 1:2,3

And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? Romans 10:14,15

Osteen fan Sonja Smash: “He reaches everyone, regardless of your background, and goes beyond doctrine,” said Smash, 40, an executive assistant who discovered Osteen on TV. “He delivers a universal message, inspirational nuggets, something for you to chew on and contemplate. We don’t need just fire ‘n’ brimstone, but inspirational messages on how to live our daily lives.”

Bible she doesnt want to hear:

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Heb 4:12,13

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Eph 5:6