Oprah’s Full Blown New Age Beliefs

A friend of mine Alan had this video on his blog today. I wanted you guys to watch it and give some thoughts.

After the video is what Alan said.

Alan said…
“Of course, we have heard this before: There are many ways to heaven, Jesus only embodied the God-consciousness that showed us how God wanted us to live, Jesus is not the only way to God, Christianity is a restrictive ideology that actually keeps us from God, God is bigger than religion, all religions should be sampled, there is no authority except for yourself and you can choose from different religions to piece together what is best for you, you listen within for your own definitions of spirituality, etc., etc. Everyday, Oprah is speaking this to millions and millions of people. In reality, this book is really just a restating of Buddhism (we must escape desire to enter enlightenment). Eckhart just says that we have to bypass our “ego” to tap into our true self where true peace and spiritual enlightenment is attainable. Again, straight Buddhism and Oprah thinks it’s wonderful and has made it compatible with her new form of “Christianity.” If you combine Oprah’s philosophy with that of the prosperity gospel that also tells people that life is all about us and that we can gain God’s blessings through our gifts, our thoughts on spirituality in America are devolving into a mish-mash of heresy and paganism. Yes, America has become quite the mission field, hasn’t it? How will we respond?”

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15 Responses

  1. I find it very troublesome when people say I’m ‘closed-minded’ for my Christian beliefs. In the midst of their ‘open-mindedness’, they’ve rejected my faith in Jesus! If they truly had an open mind, they’d consider the possibility that THEY could be wrong.

    On that note though, we must compassionately meet skeptics where there are and let them know we genuinely hear their doubts of Christianity. In personal conversations, too often and too quickly doubters’ arguments are dismissed. The problem is in doing this, in their viewpoint, we also dismiss THEM. Only after someone feels like they’ve genuinely been heard will they start to consider our response.

    Phil Harris

  2. Phil,
    Thanks for the comment and insight. Meeting people compassionately is always the place to start. I guess what make me so sad is the background that Oprah had growing up has been allowed to slip away. When she was troubled by the jealous God comment from her preacher she seems to have allowed that to derail her Christian faith. From that statement she allowed her faith to fall to the place where she now says there are many roads that lead to God. She has great influence and needs our heavy prayer.

  3. Steve,

    I hear you bro and am in complete agreement. Until very recently, we actually TiVo’ed Oprah at our house. I feel it helped us stay in touch with culture, because if Oprah’s talking about it, many, many others are talking about it as well.

    OK…

    I know you didn’t ask for this, and I seriously doubt she’ll ever see this, but I want to offer a response to Oprah. I do not claim to be a great apologist, and this is something you’ve probably already thought of, but for my own sake, and just to put it out there, here is my response.

    I think Oprah has taken God out of one box, as she says, but placed Him in another one. She says she can’t imagine a God of Love to be capable of being jealous. Well, just because someone is jealous does not mean they do not love, or even that they love in a lesser way. Certainly there is a type of immature jealousy that most of us experienced in adolescence, (How did we ever survive high school romance?) but there is also a genuine jealousy associated with genuine love. In fact, the greater, or more intimate the love, the increased propensity for a greater jealousy.

    Furthermore, it is not the lover’s ‘lack of love’ or immaturity that causes the jealousy, but the action of the loved one. i.e. My wife loves me. I can say this confidently. Her love for me is evident through her words and deeds. I don’t question this. However, I know that as the recipient of her love, if I break my marriage vows, she will experience intense jealousy (as well as many other emotions I don’t want to think about). It wouldn’t be her lack of love or lack of ‘enlightened consciousness’ that caused her to be jealous, but it would be a direct result of my irresponsibility (and quite frankly boneheadednesses – I’ve got a GREAT wife).

    God can be jealous not because He posses an immature or imperfect love, but because He loves greatly. Love and jealousy go hand in hand. This fact does not make God less enlightened, less omnipresent, or less omniscient. It’s our unwillingness to accept His love, or our choice to walk away from it, that causes Him to be jealous.

    Sorry for the rant, and I’m sure this forum is not the best place for this, but I saw this video about a week ago and it really troubled me. I sincerely pray that Oprah will see the true love of God and its beautiful expression through the Cross of Christ.

    Phil

    • first above all there’s nothing as such as ‘free thinker’…cos no one..i repeat no one is ever capable of an independent thought. every thought is a product of influence. so away with ‘self’ and the whole self proclaimed way of finding the truth…

  4. Phil and Steve, thanks. And Phil, no problem for the rant. I think this is exactly the place for it. I will join the chorus.

    I’m going to sound like something I’m not in saying this, but over the years I have become convinced that this is the the number one ‘enemy’ the church will face in the future that has come. Perhaps we could call it ‘humanism’ (though that term is problematic in certain ways). It’s the way that our culture is envisioning that humanity can find the answers within itself. In the last days we are told that the ‘mark of the beast’ will be 666. The significance of the number 6 in scripture is that it represents humanity. To say six, six, six is to replace the true source of life that is lifted up in the apocalypse, which is Jesus Christ. In the throne room of God the proclamation is Holy, Holy, Holy, but in the courts of human hearts the proclamation is six, six, six…or us, us, us…or me, me, me.

    It’s kind of ironic, but Ron, misplaced as his post abduction was, actually hits on something that I believe will be one of the most important aspects of the Church (big C, not little c) moving into the future. Where everything is headed is that while the world will be holding up humanity as a source of life and object of worship in the world, the people of God will mobilize and resist this powerful principality with a much different perspective…and in the end, only the Lamb of God will be worthy of praise.

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  6. Hi everyone

    The problem is that Oprah was never saved to begin with so it was easy for her to get ‘derailed’ by the ‘jealous God’ comment. If she understood scripture at all she would have understand the context of God being a jealous God –

    2nd Commandment: 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

    But she is more eager to delve into new age occultism and ‘understand’ the rediculous teachings of these occultists. But could not for 1 minute read the bible to understand the jealous God verse. Shame, I pity her immensely, but what concerns me more are the millions upon millions who worship her as a ‘god’ as they listen and fall for her every word.

    Hmmm maybe the pastor was prophetic when Oprah took a stance against the jealous God verse not realising that one day it would come true and God is now saying to her followers: Thou shalt have no other gods before me for I AM A JEALOUS GOD!

  7. We should pray earnestly for Oprah’s salvation (Romans 10:1-4) and pray that she comes to understand that Jesus is the only way to God and that all who don’t know Him as Lord will perish (Luke 13:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-10). Let us pray that the Law of God is used to bring her under conviction (Romans 3:19-20; 7:7; 1 Timothy 1:8-10) and that she truly repents before its too late.

  8. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evilrulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12) Oprah has turned away from her faith in Jesus Christ through unseen demons. Our God is a jealous God, of all other Gods or idols or statues that or worshiped other than himself. Why would that upset Oprah? Oprah or any body else who is in to this new age religion and that theres other ways to get to heaven, you will find out different. You will end up in Hell Jesus said No man, will enter heaven but by me. I am the only door to Heaven. That means Jesus Christ has the keys to let you in. We need to pray for Oprah that God will speak to her heart and gives her truth

  9. I think you all have missed the point of the wonderful thing that Oprah has done….she has got more people (including the teenagers that no one else can reach) thinking about sprituality. How can that be a bad thing? I grew up in a Baptist family and am only now able to even consider looking into spirituality. I think she should be commended for showing us all that there is a different way.

    • Noone is condemning her but herself… what direction of spirituality are they looking into. that JESUS is not the WAY? common, ‘cos they do not want to retain GOD in their mind, GOD gave them up to reprobate mind… Apostle paul said’ as a wise builder he has build let anyone becareful what and how they build on the gospel that has been laid down…. So what is oprah building…. telling people to forsake jesus and take an adventure of self?….

  10. my dear little children it doesn’t matter which church you were brought up in, if you are truly a child of god you will believe in the one whom he has sent: jesus.and when you believe in him you will believe in his teachings the most important being that there is only one way to god and that is through his son jesus christ. my prayer is that you realize this as the holy spirit reveals this all important truth to you. please read the bible because it is truly life.

  11. wat pple need to know is dat she is a demon or better still puppet sent by the devil to corrupt this world.i’m 17 and I don’t believe a word of wat she says.i’m just so sorry for her ‘followers’ cos she’ll be their principal torturer in HELL

    • it takes the devil to reject JESUS as the son of GOD and the only saviour…and oprah just did that. simply..she is an agent of the devil as with all of our satanist guests she has called to her show over the years to mislead millions of thousands to lake of fire.

    • I don’t believe Oprah is a demon, But she seems to have needed an excuse to abandon God to follow her own beliefs; and the misquoting of the scripture and not actually searching to see what it meant was her way of getting out. I Pray that she finally comes into the knowledge of the truth because she is Dangerously Influential.

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