WATCH: Joel Osteen's Wife Under Fire for 'Worship for Yourself' Exhortation

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Joel Osteen remains one of the most controversial figures in Christendom. But his wife, Victoria, has been known to stir up drama in her own right.

The latest example has gone viral. Standing next to her husband and speaking to the masses at Lakewood Church in Houston, Victoria told thousands of Christians that church attendance, worship and obedience to God is not for Christ's sake—but for their own happiness.

"So, I want you to know this morning: Just do good for your own self. Do good because God wants you to be happy," she said. "When you come to church, when you worship Him, you're not doing it for God really. You're doing it for yourself, because that's what makes God happy. Amen?"

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