Friday, July 4, 2014
Joyce Meyer: "Your Thoughts Are Powerful"
Look at that outfit, it has a very strong witchy look to it. The 5-part flower, [think Lutheran logo] also has meaning!
This is one of the biggest lies out there, that our thoughts are powerful. Witches believe directing their thoughts can do "magic". In fact one part of spell-casting is to train your thoughts for visualization and for focusing. So when she tells her audience [9:59], "learn to think power thoughts", it is very creepy. When she adds that she wants people to have a sit down session and "think thoughts on purpose" and "speak them out right", that is "law of attraction" 101 which the New Agers love. Of course I have written before about how these false ideas have moved into the Christian churches.
What worries me the most about Joyce Meyer is she stirs some true Christian ideas [such as protecting one's mind] but mixes it with the false New Age teachings. In this she is one of the most wily and she deceives many women. Early in the video she stresses about how she may not have a good life, due to her early abuse, this is more of what pushes the "best life now" stuff. "We have to learn how to think right before we live right." When she talks about God having a good plan for our lives, she pushes that there too.
Christians can be deceived by that stuff. In America, Christianity is being more and more touted as a WORLD SUCCESS PROGRAM. Unless you achieve certain things or have good health, or have the loving family and white-picket fence life, in many circles you will be seen as faithless. Some of the more extreme ones will even say that you are demonized especially if your life has many severe challenges. How does that mess with people's minds especially in the Pentecostal and false deliverance worlds?
Now sin can bring suffering into our lives but the Bible says rain falls on the just and unjust. One thing I have noticed is that many people outside normal mainstream society who may suffer anything from severe disabilities to poverty are being made to feel like Christianity is not for them. It is for the people who have their stuff "together". I have seen people even fall away, citing that God did not "fix" their problems. In the video Joyce goes on about how she wants God's promises in THIS LIFE, and well, what happens to those who face more persecution or hardship?
Here she can use some bible verses, which do speak of how men think but twists it saying "We become what we think". Telling people, "the way you talk to yourself is one of the most important things in your life", sounds good. Sure there is some truth here, but here is this idea, that one can have the "perfect life" via your thoughts. A biblical renewal of the mind is done via God's Word not by what she is teaching. She tells her audience, "We have to think on purpose."
I've met more and more women into Joyce Meyer, her popularity is growing.