Do Good for Your Own Self. Obedience, Worship Not for God
Proverbs 9:13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
Co-Pastor Victoria Osteen to Lakewood Church in Houston Texas
“I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we’re not doing it for God—I mean, that’s one way to look at it—we’re doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we’re happy. That’s the thing that gives Him the greatest joy. So, I want you to know this morning: Just do good for your own self. Do good because God wants you to be happy. When you come to church, when you worship Him, you’re not doing it for God really. You’re doing it for yourself, because that’s what makes God happy. Amen?”
Romans 8:5-9 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
2nd Timothy 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Jon Watkins Exposing Satanism and Witchcraft Sept. 3, 2014 Excerpts quoted from other sites, links given.
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” is the creed and doctrine of the Church of Satan. Satanists believe that they are gods and worship SELF! They embrace their “happiness” and want everything to be about them. This is what Timothy is telling the church to stay away from and what the Osteen’s are telling their cronies to embrace,…. satanic doctrine.
Knowing what the the satanic doctrine is, what is Victoria Osteen saying in her statement? She is saying the same thing as the satanist and worshiping SELF! This coupled with the other false teachings and beliefs they promote, one can only conclude they are NOT Christians but Satanists…. ie… wolves in sheep’s clothing! As a side note, this could be a reason Paul said that Women should be silent in the Church 1st Corinthians 14:34!! Oh man am I going to get hate mail for that one.
Nowhere in the Bible can you find that worship of God is for Yourself or for your Happiness. Its just the opposite. Jesus said in Luke 9:24 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Matthew 16:24 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.
The Osteen’s are said to be worth 40 Million Dollars in a recent richest Celebrities article in the Houston Chronicle.
They sure do have a good fleecing business that has a form of godliness but denies him who they claim to worship. Oh thats right, she says you are not really supposed offer worship God but to yourself.. My bad!
2nd Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
I have counted 77 verses in Proverbs alone that speak to the Fool. Yes, the Osteen’s are fools as are the countless thousands who follow and worship them. If it were not for stupid sheep who follow blindly, these Heretics would not be able to spread the false doctrine and heresy as do. Here are just a few that pertain to the Osteen’s.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Proverbs 10:18 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a FOOL is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of FOOLs poureth out FOOLishness.
Proverbs 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Proverbs 26:5 Answer a FOOL according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Bible professor and author, Daniel Wallace, responded to Victoria Osteen’s statement with deep concern that her view is the symptom of a much larger problem:
“Some of the most blatant narcissistic blather ever to come from a pulpit can also be laid at their [the Osteens’] feet. Not only narcissistic, but also blasphemous. One has to wonder how a mega church in the buckle of the Bible belt can go on and on without the congregants waking up and smelling what’s being shoveled in their direction. If Lakewood Church is any indication of the biblical literacy, genuine devotion to Christ, and fellowship of the saints of the American evangelical church, we are in serious trouble.”
“The evangelical church in America needs corporate self-reflection and corporate repentance. How we treat one another, how we honor God, what our understanding of and commitment to the gospel is, and how we measure true success all need a serious overhaul. The root problem seems to be twofold: the marginalization of the word of God and the ‘buddyization’ of Jesus Christ.”
Steve Camp, pastor of The Cross Church in Palm City, Florida had this to say in an interview with Heather Clark of Christian News Network
He stated that Osteen’s statements were humanistic in nature and antithetical to Scripture.
“It’s the age old sin of idolatry—that it’s not about God, it’s about us,” he explained. “True worship for the humanist is about how we feel at the end of the day and what gives us meaning, as opposed to what gives God glory.”
“When we come to see men happy rather than God glorified, it’s not worship, it’s idolatry,” Camp stated, reading from Psalm 115:1, which states, “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.”
He said that Osteen’s words were essentially blasphemous because they disregard God’s holiness and the way that He is to be worshiped.
“She honestly believes that God exists to make us happy rather than holy,” Camp lamented. “She honestly believes that worship is about our fulfillment rather than His glory. That’s the bottom issue here.”
Has God given both of them over to reprobate minds? It would seem so!
Romans 1:28 – And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Please get a Bible and turn to Romans to see what “those things” are.
The Osteen’s never bring up Sin in their preaching or teachings. They won’t tell the homosexual, Muslim, Satanist, Witch or good ole beer drinking bubba that they are headed to hell. They don’t want to offend anyone. That is why they have bulging bank accounts.
Rich fools flock to them so they can sit in a place called a church and have their conscience eased. You never see an alter call for people to come and get saved. No, all you will hear is how God will prosper you. They present a false god who is lowered down to the status of a vending machine. Put your money in the offering plate and choose what you want God to do for you. Well it does not work that way.
They do not even tell anyone how to get to heaven and I don’t believe they know. They certainly do not know what the Bible says because if they did they would not be making foolish statements like the one that is the object of this article.
If you are an Osteen worshiper, you need to seek the Lord about what your being taught. Search out the scriptures and see if what they are teaching lines up with the True Word of God, and not one of those corrupted bibles they use. Get you a King James Bible and search out the truth, and I leave you with these 2 final scriptures from the KJV;
For the Osteen’s and other false teachers
Galatians 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
For the people who sit under their teachings
2nd Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Update on the Apostate Osteen”s ignorant remarks
Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Victoria Osteen issued a statement Friday saying she stood by what she said and accused critics of being ridiculous.
“While I admit that I could have been more articulate in my remarks, I stand by my point that when we worship God and are obedient to Him we will be better for it,” Osteen said via email.
“I did not mean to imply that we don’t worship God; that’s ridiculous, and only the critics and cynics are interpreting my remarks that way,” the email continued.
So the words, what we heard come out of her mouth with her Cheshire Cat husband standing there shaking his head in agreement, are not what we heard and not what she meant. If it was wrong, then why did Joel step up and not correct her?
They are liars who are back peddling. Get out from among them. They will fall and you don’t want to go down with them!