Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Osteen Said What?

I guess if I told people what they wanted to hear I could fill a stadium too. This is a good video which points out the holes in Osteen's 'theology', if you want to call it that.

1 comment:

Kurt M. Boemler said...

I think what happened is that he did some cutting, pasting, and "retranslating" of the Message paraphrase. Oh, and a whole mess of isogesis.

Ephesians 1.4-6 (MSG)

"How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He's the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son."

The Message is a useful tool at times, but I wish Peterson would have lefts some key words in alone. For instance "grace" he has changed to "lavish gift-giving."