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    Joel Osteen Comes Out Against Bacon

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    Joel Osteen Comes Out Against Bacon

    Say it ain't so.  What would life be without Bacon?  Joel says that turkey bacon tastes the same.  I say not.

    As someone who recently grilled "The Bacon Explosion", this teaching makes me nearly cry.

    So... what say you?  Should Christians abstain from pork?

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    1. Sarah on Mon, October 12, 2009

      From the teaching here, its a health standpoint, not a Christian standpoint. Its unhealthy for us to eat pork. And no, Turkey bacon is not the same, Joel. Sorry. :(

    2. CS on Mon, October 12, 2009

      Joel had narrowed his choices down that weekend to preaching about sin and righteousness, or turkey bacon.  The bacon won out.

      Now that I think about it, actually, every weekend whatever is put against good Gospel preaching seems to win out in Osteen’s church…


    3. Jim B. on Mon, October 12, 2009

      Personally, I think turkey bacon is a sin.  Whereas, pork is the other white meat!

    4. Oliver on Mon, October 12, 2009

      First of all, what do we expect?  I mean why do we even give this bozo airtime?  He is a laughable idiot.  That guy can say anything and most of those people will walk out brain washed.  I think the deeper question is this: why do these people sit and eat the excrement of this preacher?

    5. Javi on Mon, October 12, 2009

      just a thought if God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, then when He talks about Lev. 11 regarding the clean and unclean shouldn’t we take a closer look at it?? and regarding Peters vision in Acts some how i don’t think that God’s point was about the animals but about Peter (being a Jew) and the need to reach out to gentiles who shouldn’t be seen as unclean. Interesting though that even after the death of Jesus Peter never ate those animales…just a few thoughts…

    6. RevJay on Mon, October 12, 2009

      Just had to have some… made myself some bacon and eggs… was deeelisious.

    7. CS on Mon, October 12, 2009


      Is the food that you eat what makes you right with God?  Or, is it because of Jesus Christ?


    8. Evangelismcoach on Mon, October 12, 2009

      Oh my.

      I wonder about Beef Hotdogs. . .

    9. stephy on Mon, October 12, 2009

      HAHAHAHA! I love when he says “fresh clean vegetation,” and also when the congregation applauds.
      No mention of the law here. So funny.

    10. Mark on Mon, October 12, 2009

      the question no one wants to ask: how much is Joel Osteen being paid by the turkey farmers to make this public announcement?

    11. Javi on Mon, October 12, 2009

      CS, good question…salvation is by grace through faith ALONE!
      but let me ask do you go to church to be right with God? Or do u go because you are right with God and you praise Him for it? Could it be the same with the clean and unclean?? Just my 2 cents;-)

    12. Christopher G Fontenot on Mon, October 12, 2009

      Has anyone noticed his aberrant exegesis of Scripture in his attempt to show how bad pork is for you?  God’s dietary laws were for the Jews to make them a peculiar people and to separate them from the world.  He failed to mention that.  Just another example of why the Church needs to step up and call heresy what it is and point out those who teach it.  Joel Osteen is a false teacher.

    13. bob turner on Mon, October 12, 2009

    14. DAvid on Mon, October 12, 2009

      This is an OLD story.  There are those who act as though we should practically RUN AWAY from God’s instructions simply because of Grace. I’ve NEVER met any non-Jewish by heritage/blood who believe that keeping God’s instructions regarding food will get them to heaven. Just because I’ve never met them doesn’t mean they don’t exist….I’m just saying that people in the Christian faith draw conclusions about people’s intentions very quickly.  Not eating pork (or any other un-clean animal) has VERY little to do with how the animal was raised & what it eats….and MUCH to do with a person obeying what he/she believes to be God’s instructions. Did God go into the science of why his people should not eat certain things? No. He commanded, they obeyed.

      Jamie: Read the CONTEXT of the Acts 11 account. The animals were symbols.  The story was not about food. Think. I beg you. Think. Why, in the middle of a story about a Gentile & the Gospel, would the author start talking about clean and unclean animals?  Think.

    15. DAvid on Mon, October 12, 2009

        What do you wonder about kosher hot dogs?

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