Joel and Victoria Osteen Share 'The Faith Secret'

Wednesday, 07 Apr 2010 06:53 PM

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Unemployment, underemployment, foreclosures, disappearing nest eggs — millions of Americans are facing crushing economic woes.

Does faith really help in hard times?

Joel and Victoria Osteen believe it does.

The Osteens are pastors of the nation's largest single congregation, with weekly attendance of about 45,000 at their Lakewood Church in Houston, and Joel Osteen's weekly TV program reaches a television audience of about 7 million a week in the United States alone.

Their improbable achievement, they say, comes from trusting in God's desire that they thrive.

And they believe the same kind of success can be had by those who follow God's plan, even when the going gets tough.

"You can't have faith if you don't first have hope," Joel tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. "When you have that hope, it allows God to do great things."

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