Renown personality Joel Osteen stood on the left of his wife, Victoria, nodding in approval at her words, “…when we obey God we’re not doing it for God…when you worship Him you’re not doing it for God really, your doing it for yourself…he wants you to be happy.” The venue should have emptied en masse. Instead, the audience foolishly, blindly, gobbled up this false doctrine, this blasphemy from the pit of hell. I guarantee their words incur the wrath of our Most High, Almighty God and His son, Jesus Christ.
Matthew 16:24 (KJV)
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
John 12:25 (KJV)
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
WHEN YOU WORSHIP GOD IT IS FOR HIM AND HIM ONLY. The Osteens may have riches on earth; but, unless they confess their corrupt teaching, it is safe to assume they will face the Lord with great condemnation. It’s not looking good for the many who spout these lies enriching themselves in the process. “Seed and you will prosper,” is the greatest lie. Absent are the doctrines of sin and repentance; but, “we are little gods,” is frequently heard. Mixing lies with truth does not equal truth; the Lord was clear on this. We should pray for mercy for the couple and all who worship at their altar.
This is yet another sign of the end of this age; yet, the Osteens are not alone. It is a sweeping movement by which many hirelings have enriched themselves. It is also the New Age Movement, making yourself god, with lipstick on it. It is also known as The Word of Faith movement–believing and getting or “naming and claiming.” God is not our cash machine or our sugar daddy. It is an unholy deception with deadly consequences.
I cannot urge Believers enough to get out of these “churches”, pushing this doctrine of demons,before it is too late. These prosperity preachers raising themselves above God are putting all who follow them at risk of eternal darkness.
The Truth is in the Word. The Word is inspired by God. The penalty for adding or removing anything to it in Revelation 22:18-19 is grave.
Watch this video as evidence of Osteen theology and The Word of Faith movement. Read the scriptures that you know to judge this movement and its parlor tricks. Trust only our Father in Heaven in the Word.
p.s. I promise to write and record scripture-checked content that will encourage you all; but, I want to be sure that all of us–including myself–are pursuing the one true God and His doctrines. There is a lot of good news and hope in Jesus. Stay-tuned!