…. Dr. John MacArthur say some powerful things about Joel Osteen’s Your Best Life Now. MacArthur points out that Osteen’s message is not new. It comes from Satan himself. Satan tried to get Jesus to seek His best life now in Luke 4:5-7. Jesus refused and submitted His life to the will of the Father (Philippians 2:5-11). Yet Satan continues to tempt people to pursue their best life now. The message of Satan rings clear in Osteen’s book says MacArthur.
The Apostles in the New Testament understood the radical message all too fully. Despite the fact that all of them laid down their lives for Jesus and His kingdom literally with their bodies, the Apostles also warned the Church to seek life above (Colossians 3:1-4). Paul the Apostle wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 to focus on that which is eternal. Paul also said that all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer (2 Timothy 3:12). Now that’s your best life now for sure!
John the Apostle wrote in 1 John 2:15-17 not to love the world nor the things in the world or if we do the love of the Father is not in us.
Peter the Apostle said in 1 Peter 1:6 said that disciples do greatly rejoice in our salvation but we also know that we will be grieved by various trials.
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