Black Christians : Christians Respond To Victoria Osteen's Claim: 'When We Obey God..We're Doing It For Ourself'

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Christians Respond To Victoria Osteen's Claim: 'When We Obey God..We're Doing It For Ourself'

Lakewood Church co-pastor Victoria Osteen received backlash from the Christian community after video footage of an August sermon surfaced showing Osteen encouraging congregants to "do good for your own self."

The pastor, who is married to televangelist Joel Osteen, told the congregation that the key to making God happy is first making oneself happy. Osteen said:


Victoria Osteen 'Do Good for Your Own Self,' Not for God




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dont do it for god but do it for yourself cuz that what makes god happy??? so then your still doin it for god to make him happy aint you??? not sure i understand what shes on about at all here
 

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I think Christians really can sometimes be a bit to narrow minded and legalistic about nothing.

There are things we do strictly with our own well-being in mind. I never went to use bathroom and thought, "Wow, I'm taking this dump for God..This one's for you Jesus"..

Maybe I shouldn't answer that question because I'm no traditional anything really.
 

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I was brought up to believe that the creator granted you the abilities to do whatever according to your will. Which means you go out and do the work to show your worth.
You don't pray for a way to be made because it was there from the start, you simply apply yourself to get there.
 

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dont do it for god but do it for yourself cuz that what makes god happy??? so then your still doin it for god to make him happy aint you??? not sure i understand what shes on about at all here

Yes, it is somewhat circular, it seems ...





 
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