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John MacArthur Exposes the False Teachings of Joel Osteen and his Book: "Your Best Life Now"
QUOTE from JOHN MACARTHUR from his SERMON: "Your Best Life: NOW or LATER?" "Contrary to what is popular today, even in religious circles, even in quote/unquote religion circles, even in the name of Jesus, the Lord is not promising you here and now a full, happy, rich, satisfying, trouble-free life of health, wealth and success. Oh He does promise that. Absolutely...a full, rich, satisfying, trouble-free life of health and wealth and success and absolute joy and peace and perfection...but not now...not now. In fact, quite on the other hand, our Lord has promised to those who know Him and love Him in this life...trouble, persecution, rejection, difficulty, trials, temptation, pain, suffering, sorrow, sickness and even physical death. So, for Christians, this is our worst life now. It isn't that it's bad, but comparatively it's the worst when you think about the life to come, which is the best. Your best life as a Christian begins when this life ends. Christians through the centuries have understood this, certainly the early Christians understood it. The Bible makes it clear. You just can't expect all the promises that God has made to you for heaven to necessarily show up here. Any sensible Christian understands that. Don't expect more than this life can deliver."
For more INFO on the Unbiblical: FALSE TEACHINGS OF JOEL OSTEEN
Joel Osteen - Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas
is the Largest Church in America, and he preaches the False Teachings of the Prosperity Gospel
John MacArthur Rebukes Joel Osteen & Exposes Prosperity Gospel
- Matt 7:15-20 Jesus says, "Beware of the FALSE PROPHETS, who come to you in SHEEP'S CLOTHING but INWARDLY are RAVENOUS WOLVES. You will know them by their FRUITS. (17) A Good Tree produces Good Fruit, and a Bad Tree produces Bad Fruit. A Good Tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a Bad tree can’t produce Good Fruit. So every Tree that does Not produce Good Fruit is chopped down and thrown into the Fire. Yes, just as you can Identify a Tree by its FRUIT, so you can IDENTIFY PEOPLE BY THEIR ACTIONS."
- Gal 1:6-12 "I am shocked that you are TURNING AWAY SO SOON FROM GOD, who called you to himself through the loving Mercy of Christ. You are following a DIFFERENT WAY that PRETENDS TO BE THE GOOD NEWS but is NOT the Good News at all. You are being FOOLED by those who deliberately TWIST the TRUTH CONCERNING CHRIST. Let GOD'S CURSE FALL ON ANYONE, INCLUDING US OR EVEN AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN, WHO PREACHES A DIFFERENT KIND OF GOOD NEWS than the one we preached to you. I say again what we have said before: IF ANYONE PREACHES any OTHER GOOD NEWS than the one you WELCOMED, let that PERSON BE CURSED. Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the GOSPEL MESSAGE I Preach is NOT based on MERE HUMAN REASONING. I received my message from NO HUMAN SOURCE, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by DIRECT REVELATION from JESUS CHRIST."
- 2 Tim 4:3-4 "For the time will come (END TIMES) when they will NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; but wanting to have their EARS TICKLED, they will accumulate for themselves Teachers in accordance to their own DESIRES, and will TURN AWAY their EARS from the TRUTH and will TURN ASIDE TO MYTHS."
- 1 Tim 4:1 "Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the LAST TIMES some will turn away from the TRUE FAITH; they will follow DECEPTIVE SPIRITS AND TEACHINGS that come from DEMONS."
- 2 John 1:10-11 "If anyone comes to your meeting and does NOT TEACH THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRIST, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. Anyone who encourages such people becomes a PARTNER IN THEIR EVIL WORK."
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