Since when did the purpose of Christianity become bettering myself?
I haven't read Mr. Joel Osteen's book (I may pick it up, just for kicks), but I have listened to his sermons on podcast, and as even non-Christians criticize it, it does seem like "Theology-Lite".
By no means am I saying "he's the devil/false prophet!" for (1) who are we to judge, and (2) we can see fruit of Christians that ARE being inspired from his church... but I was just confused why Osteen focuses so much about bettering myself, because no matter how hard I try, I will not be able to better myself, which is not the goal of Christianity at all in the first place.
My purpose in life is to share a intimate relationship with Him, even though I am a weak and wounded, desperate sinner. I cant better myself; He betters me.