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Joyce Meyer: The “Gospel” of Self Righteousness & Prosperity


Late last night I read this article at the Christian Post and honestly felt sick by the time I finished it: Joyce Meyer Opens Up about Brother’s Tragic Death

If time permits read it all for yourself; afterward go to Internet Monk and read Chaplain Mike’s opinion: The Bad News of Self-Righteousness

What Joyce Meyer revealed at the C3 Conference frankly reveals more to me about her then it does her deceased brother.

Meyer said she learned about her brother’s death after Los Angeles authorities called her in December, about a week after Christmas, to inform her that they found him dead in an abandoned building in the city. He had been dead 30 days and his body was so badly decomposed that authorities needed his dental records to identify him…

A few days ago, she received his cremated ashes and a few personal effects that included a pocket knife, empty wallet, key chain and broken watch…  “My personal effects and his personal effects are sadly different. What are your personal effects going to be when your time here is up?”

11 comments on “Joyce Meyer: The “Gospel” of Self Righteousness & Prosperity

  1. Works and self righteous based gospel message from what her radio show describes herself as the new york times best selling author

  2. Whilst reading the whole article I could not shake off the imagery of Lazarus and the Rich Man. Neither worldly success nor destitution are definitive indicators of one’s favour from God (despite the inference from Mrs Meyer), yet I would wager that in her brother’s last moments he was more attuned to his real need than Mrs Meyer (who preaches another gospel) has been for some time. As somebody commented, she exhibits the same attitude as the self-righteous Pharisee. I do hope her brother (having walked a similar path myself) was given the same grace that I received – whether he had to wiggle or not.

  3. It appears as though Meyer is doing a ” Frank Sinatra” , doing it her way, because there is very little in that testimony that reveals the true gospel, but then , are we really surprised?

  4. just why I never watch her….

  5. Joyce is deceived by her own wealth.

    I have been following Christ for 24 years. I’m about to sell all my possession and go on the mission field. I will have a few clothes and things in two bags. This article makes one think that if you follow God like Joyce does, you will be rich like she is. Problem is, she shouldn’t be that rich. The money she makes and is given should not be used by her. It should all go back out. Take a hundred grand for yourself then give the rest away. i’m reminded of the movie schindler’s list. that guy gave his money away to save people. he was poor at the end. joyce, you’ve lost your way again. this money thing has got her. at the same time, had her brother followed Christ, his death would not have been so tragic. he might have some more clothes and some furniture. I understand that point. but if you go abroad most people live in poverty, even Christians. America is not the norm. american preachers don’t get that the rest of the world is not america. sadly, i don’t believe any tv preachers any more. i shut down when i watch them. i think they are all lying. i view them all as people trying to profit off the gospel. i trust none of them. i trust few preachers in this country. i cling to jesus alone.

  6. all these tv preachers are made into idols and God sure is good at unidolizing them.

  7. bhlwie, God bless you in your mission venture, you will not lose by it. Everything we possess belongs to God anyway, a fact that gets so readily overlooked. May I ask what country you are heading for….and what mission? I would be really interested to know as I work with impoverished children in Brazil, a country where the rich are steadily getting richer and the poor are getting poorer :(.
    We regularly take donations of clothes/necessities to them, but realise so well that without taking them the gospel of Jesus Christ, we actually give them nothing of true value.

    May you be richly blessed as you store up your treasures in Heaven.
    ……..and as for the tv preacher ‘stars’, they are welcome to their status and their treasures on earth for just a little while, until He comes.

  8. I truly hope that before he died, Joyce’s brother David was called out by God and was able to ask for the salvation of Jesus. Our Lord can do anything. He can pull us out of the muck and wash us clean. That man may be sitting in heaven this very moment and won’t we be glad to see him one day.

    On another note, I was bothered by the thought that Joyce and her husband had decided against paying off the child-support bill that David did not pay. Her reasoning was that he should stand up to his responsibilities. Hey, Joyce! Way to go! Obviously the poor man was not going to come through. So, does it make sense that since you obviously have more than enough money to help out the mother and child that you resolutely decide against it?

  9. This quote from the article really rankled me ;

    A few days ago, she received his cremated ashes and a few personal effects that included a pocket knife, empty wallet, key chain and broken watch… ”My personal effects and his personal effects are sadly different. What are your personal effects going to be when your time here is up?”
    End Quote

    This is a glaring insight into the prosperity mentality that appears to typify Meyer’s ” ministry” . What has ones personal effects have to do with anything? We come into this world with zip and so long as we leave with an assurance that Christ is our saviour and Lord that’ll do me fine.

  10. A moment of clarity for those who wanted to know the real Meyer! ”My personal effects and his personal effects are sadly different. What are your personal effects going to be when your time here is up?” Like Ray said “what has one personal effects gotta to do with?” Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A moment of truth for any observant Meyer follower!

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