Recently Victoria Osteen brought on intense criticism for saying “when you worship God, you’re not doing it for God really. You’re doing it for yourself, because that’s what makes God happy.”
Thousands of evangelical leaders and bloggers immediately responded saying it was sad, humanistic, and in error because worship is all about God.
- Why does (our version of) God even desire to be worshiped in the first place?
- Why should that be his ultimate goal and purpose?
- Why should that be so important that God would rather force people to burn in hell forever than allow them to avoid worshiping him?
Since the Bible often gives us parables of God being a father (Luke 11;11-14), imagine, what kind of human father would torture and burn his children (or anyone at all) for not respecting him?