Thursday, September 17, 2009

Joel Osteen Infects Baptist And Christian Thought

Baptist and all Christians need a vaccine from the Pentecostal derived health and wealth "Best Life Now" thinking.
It's been a few years since that book from Osteen came out and now the symptoms are hitting good Baptist thought that now bends towards a "PentaBaptist" life view in our lay people. Some good folks think - "I pushed the right buttons and pulled the right levers and ta da look what I got God to do for me!" We had the germ [book]. Now we have the symptoms.
Katrina, family illness, unemployment, were not here because we did not think right. We can cause our own problems for sure but we can not live in a sovereignty of Satan. If we believe that way we are living in a voodoo culture where we need a shaman to help us with an incantation to get things right.
People who do right often suffer. Innocent kids are suffer in agonizing lives. Senior citizens are neglected. Some of our best missionaries live on pennies in the third world.
People who do wrong often prosper in our economy.
Some think this best life is so great they can not envision a better one.
Some are in poverty and oppression and look expectantly to be by the throne of Heaven.
They are looking in the right place.
Where does our help come from?
Our positive thoughts like in the book The Secret?
Does our help come from manipulation of the Almighty?

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved: he who holds you will not slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going pout and your going in from this time firth and forevermore." Psalm 121 [ESV]

Justice, mercy and grace will prevail but the LORD never said in this evil. world.

In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law

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