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How About Making the BIBLE the Next Book Club Selection?


Oprah is a brilliant woman. This is indisputable. But it is possible for one to out ‘smart’ her own self. I think that this is what has happened here.

I also think that her experiences have led her to adopt a misconception of what true Christianity — which she here clearly rejects — is. For instance, in the video that follows, she says that when she heard a preacher talk about God being jealous, she began to question the Christian faith as it is conventionally practiced.

The point I think she missed there (which can be an indictment of the Church as far as not discipling members once they join) is that God is the only One who CAN be jealous! Jealousy is a sin on our part because we are not flawless! We make mistakes. We are not ALL- anything like He is. How dare we have a worship relationship with any one or thing ahead of Him?!? He is Perfect! The best thing for us, and the best thing to us. And we would cheat on Him with money, or pleasure…?

If there were another God, more than one, who was omni-everything, I daresay God would probably say, “Go ahead. Pick one of us to worship and praise.” But since there is not, He has the right to demand that we “worship” only Him.

Oprah, I think, made the mistake of thinking that the preacher meant that God was insecure. How absurd is that?!? I believe that if one has an understanding of how to reason through and interpret the Scriptures, these kinds of misunderstandings would not happen.

Plus… How about we give the God of the goodness-gracious universe the benefit of the ever-lovin’ doubt!!! Sure, He can stand up to micro-observation, but a true seeker will not be given a rock to eat. He would have given her the knowledge she sought had she asked. Instead, it seems that she gave more praise and credit to her intellect than to what is obvious to the common believer.

A few years ago, it was Gary Zukav, now, it’s Eckhart Tolle.

Watch this disturbing video…

And this one which goes a little deeper…

 

There is still hope for Oprah. She is probably, at the time of this writing, breathing slowly, in and out, in deep slumber. But she needs folk to beseech the Lord on her behalf for her to wake up and for the scales to be removed from her eyes.

The older she has gotten, it seems that she has gotten more and more outlandish belief-wise.

These practices are all touchy-feely-flower child-’68 San Fransisco-New Age-pantheistic-nebulosity. “The Jesus Consciousness”, “What we call ‘God'”. This is publicly shown stuff. She is not running and hiding from these teachings.

Just saying the word, “Jesus” (somebody get Osteen on the phone…) does NOT mean Christianity is being discussed.

“I am a Christian who believes there are many paths…” she says! How does that make sense? “I am a fish that believes that there are many different ways of breathing. I don’t think you have to stay in water.”

Well, you are either a DEAD fish, or NOT a fish! You cannot be a “Christian” and take “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” out of the Bible. Christianity is not a watermelon! You can’t just spit out the seeds.

This bothers me because I think — man-dogging aside — Oprah is a nice person. Funny and charismatic. And without a true saving faith, she is just as lost as any other pagan. And she is a Guru who is leading so many others to ruin. Think of those who have followed her over the years who are no longer living…

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April 11, 2008 - Posted by | Christ, Christianity, Common Sense, Eckhart Tolle, Faith, False Doctrine, God, Guru, New Age, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey

9 Comments »

  1. The key is, I think, in your closing sentence. She is single-handedly leading thousands, if not millions, of people seriously astray at this point. My thinking has always been it is better to have someone who knows they are lost than to deal with someone who *thinks* they are spiritual but has is all wrong. The first person will listen openly (usually) to what you have to say about God. The second will tell you they’ve already got it all figured out and dismiss you entirely.

    I highly recommend you go read through some of Oprah’s message boards on her website, if you haven’t already. Find the so called ‘spiritual’ threads and check them out. It is frightening what these people are saying, unbelievably frightening. Oprah is perhaps the most spiritually dangerous person in this country today, hands down.

    I have absolutely decided to start praying (HARD!) for her. Thanks for the post, it was great!

    Thanx, Missy!
    Derrick

    Comment by missy | April 12, 2008 | Reply

  2. Run Kelly!

    Comment by Jenny | April 12, 2008 | Reply

  3. Run Kelly! Your spirit is unsettled because what they are speaking is not of God. All that we are witnessing has been foretold in the Holy Bible. Please begin to seek God concerning the truth. If you do not want to be deceived, you will walk in truth. Jesus is coming back and all that is written shall come to pass. Jesus said that he is the only way to the Father. That is not ideaology, it is truth. I stand with what my savior says.

    Comment by Jenny | April 12, 2008 | Reply

  4. Good morning.

    Check out the following sites for some sound discussion on the Eckhart Tolle versus the Biblical Christianity topic….

    http://prolepticlife.wordpress.com/

    http://bcooper.wordpress.com/

    Bruce

    Comment by Bruce | April 15, 2008 | Reply

  5. Oprah is…interesting. What is a “free-thinking Christian”?

    Comment by ANappyGirl | April 15, 2008 | Reply

  6. When you point one finger at others, do remember that your four fingers are pointing back at YOU!

    Study the history on Christianity b4 u comment on the Holy Bible, especially the missing years of Christ, i.e. where he were during the missing period and what he was doing then. The answer is he was learning meditation in India. That’s how he got the pyschic power to walk on the water. If you think people who possesses supernatural power is God, then there are many Gods in the world as proven by many!

    The ealier years of the Holy Bible talked about reincarnation but it was removed later by one of the Kings who disbelieved in reincarnation and this is the version passed down through generation and the original messages of Jesus Christ was lost completely until being re-discovered.

    There are many more original messages being removed or modified to the likings of the people who prepared the Bible.

    Shame on you if you have no idea of the history of Christianity and yet claimed yourself to be a devout Christian.

    God is You and You are God. God lives within our heart. God has never ever left us! God wants you to believe in him and his message was he wants you to believe in yourself. When you treat others the way you treat yourself (God), then this world will be a better place. Do unto others what you what others to do unto you. Believe in God and be a better human being. Re-study the Bible.

    Serve God, serve yourself and serve others.

    God (You) is all compassionate. He has never left you, does not leave you and will never leave you. He is always there for you coz God is You and You are God, forever in our heart!

    God Bless!

    Comment by Anonymous | April 24, 2008 | Reply

  7. […] her own self. I think that this is what has happened here. I also think that her experiences have lehttps://maxdaddy.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/how-about-making-the-bible-the-next-book-club-selection/WisMoms Blog Barb Harwood&39s Blog: The Church of OprahApr 7, 2008 … Tunnicliffe said oprah brings […]

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  8. Interesting.

    “My thinking has always been it is better to have someone who knows they are lost than to deal with someone who *thinks* they are spiritual but has is all wrong. The first person will listen openly (usually) to what you have to say about God. The second will tell you they’ve already got it all figured out and dismiss you entirely.”

    You do realize this is how most christians come off, as the second. “Thinking” you are spiritual, not open at all to different perceptions. It’s all Black and White to you, there’s only one holy book, and there’s only one “way” into “heaven”. Amazing how you can live with such blinders on and cast the first stones…

    Comment by Spirit | May 12, 2008 | Reply

  9. Spirit,
    it sounds like you’ve got it all figured out…

    Comment by maxdaddy | May 12, 2008 | Reply


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