The church gives too much authority to the pastor these days. When the preacher preaches most of the sermons are themed based without the backing of scripture. Joel Osteen is the prime example. He carries the Bible and holds it over his head when he says his weekly mantra. But do the words of God hold this pastor up? He would be known as a false teacher. He has Happy Talk, ear tickling messages. Those kinds of messages turn one away from the truth instead of toward it. Preach the word. Be ready in season and out of season. With Joel Osteen the word of God is always out of season. He is a gross example of a compromiser of the word of God just to achieve an audience. How many of his flock will wind up in hell because of Joel Osteen. From whom much is given, much is required.