CHARLOTTE — Steven Furtick says stupid things all the time. Steven Furtick once asserted that Jesus broke the law — that is, committed sin — in order to save people. The prosperity gospel-preaching huckster out of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC is best known for reading himself into Scripture and making it all about him. In short, he’s a narcissist.
Recently, Furtick put out a video making one of the most outrageous claims he’s ever publicly made. He said, “it’s not how God sees me, but how I think God sees me that determines where I end up.”
Of course, this is absurd and biblically asinine — in fact, make that ten. He goes on to assert that God created us in His image because of some need he had to be known by us. “God needed someone to show the world what he looked like or else he would have just been a concept. God would have been an abstract theory.”
Let that sink in for a moment. What he says essentially makes man the creator of God. Blasphemy!
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The worst part about it, he plays it off to his audience as though he’s teaching them some kind of deep theology. Steven Furtick needs to study theology, specifically, the basic doctrine of the aseity of God.