Osteen, Meyer, Furtick, Other Celebrity Preachers Launch "Bird Box Challenge - Bible Reading Edition"
The “Bird Box Challenge,” made popular by the recent Netflix movie about people who must reach safety while blindfolded, has quickly reached the church. The idea is for a person to complete a task while blindfolded. Thousands of people across America, including toddlers are running into walls, burning themselves on heaters, and generally endangering themselves to be part of the latest fad.
This weekend, some of the biggest names in the American prosperity gospel movement have jumped on the opportunity to bolster their credibility in evangelical circles. The idea is to read your Bible while blindfolded.
Joel Osteen spearheaded the initiative, appearing with others in a video promoting the Birdbox Bible Reading Challenge. “There are people say that TV/Internet evangelists don’t place a high value on the Bible. But a lot of people struggle to read the Bible because frankly, there are parts that are not affirming. Adding this blindfold is a great opportunity for Christians to read the Bible without feeling discouraged about what it says.”
Rev. Kenneth Copeland told his audience, “We are always preaching faith, right? Well, now we are stepping up and encouraging our viewers to read the Bible with their eyes covered. Now that takes faith… don’t you agree?"
Joyce Meter chimed in, “This idea gives the Holy Ghost a better chance of speaking to our followers through us without them running into problematic passages that don’t agree with what we are saying.”
Pastor Steven Furtick added, “I think it is great that my fans can read the Bible in devotions like I read it while preparing my sermons. Somebody in here needs to hear this. Sometimes your greatest breakthrough is just on the other side of your blindfold. Come on, now. Somebody needs to say, ‘Amen!’”
Joseph Prince reported, “Several of the people on my church staff have already read through more of the Bible in the first two days of the challenge than they read all last year.”
Pastor John Gray took the opportunity to say, “Now people can read the Bible without any shame. I’ve been reading the Bible like this for years. You probably know that I recently spent $200,000 on a Lamborghini for my wife. If I was reading the Bible without my blindfold, do you think I would have made that anointed decision? No… I think not.”
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