I am what I am

In Kingsway’s latest brochure “Equipping the church”, the following book is advertised:

Your best life now, by Joel Osteen

The blurb says the following:

What do you believe? According to Pastor Joel Osteen, we will become what we believe. Our beliefs will prove either a barrier or vehicle as we strive to go higher, rise above our obstacles, and to live in health, abundance and victory. As he says “I am what I am today because of what I believed about myself yesterday. And I will be tomorrow what I’m believing about myself right now”

Seriously, I cannot believe that this is considered a Christian book. I can only hope that the synopsis grossly misrepresents Osteen’s message, because it certainly misrepresents the gospel.

Paul had a saying a bit like Osteen’s one – “I am what I am today…”, apart from it ended somewhat differently. Check out 1 Cor 15:10 if you don’t already know the answer.

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