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Oprah Winfrey .. The High Priestess of The New Age

And Arguably The Most Dangerous Woman In America

 

Oprah’s Various Endorsements

Oprah Winfrey and Her Self Help Saviors... Making The New Age Normal
Every aspect of Winfrey’s empire has the noble aim of helping women become inspired and improve themselves. Unfortunately, this mission has taken her — and by default, the nation — on a spiritual trek through the questionable theology of the New Age.

"Oprah And Friends" To Teach Course On New Age Christ
Oprah Winfrey will be letting out all the stops on her XM Satellite Radio program this coming year. Beginning January 1, 2008, "Oprah & Friends" will offer a year-long course on the New Age teachings of A Course in Miracles. [1] A lesson a day throughout the year will completely cover the 365 lessons from the Course in Miracles "Workbook." Course in Miracles is allegedly "new revelation" from "Jesus" to help humanity work through these troubled times. This "Jesus", who bears no doctrinal resemblance to the Bible's Jesus Christ--began delivering his channeled teachings in 1965 to a Columbia University Professor of Medical Psychology by the name of Helen Schucman.

Oprah And The Secret
On February 8 [2007] Oprah aired a special about the film, The Secret. Oprah has 49 million viewers a week so the cat is out of the bag. Due to popular demand a follow-up will air on February 16. The feature length movie was released last year and is “so powerful that it can change the course of your life.” The Secret is now offered on DVD. The producers promise that it’s the secret to everything, “the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: everything you have ever wanted.” Sound too good to be true? Snake oil usually is.

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Oprah Winfrey.. Homosexuality, Porn and Adultery
Famed talk show host Oprah Winfrey has once again promoted homosexuality, this time going so far as to tacitly endorse homosexual 'marriage' by nonchalantly putting forward the term without qualification on a recent show. Throughout the show, Oprah referred to guest Melissa Etheridge as "married" to her lesbian partner Tammy Lynn Michaels even though homosexual 'marriage' is illegal in the United States. On another show titled "237 Reasons to Have Sex," Winfrey featured a number of so-called "experts" on marriage and intimacy. Among them was a woman who traveled worldwide experiencing one night stands -- and then wrote a book about the experience. Another guest advocated the use of pornography for couples to enhance their marriage.

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Who Does Oprah Think She Is? GOD?!
This question is not meant to be disrespectful. It is meant to illustrate a point. Most amazingly, Oprah Winfrey might be the first person to answer this question with a "yes." And, if you follow Oprah closely and participate in her new endeavors you may eventually answer this question in the affirmative also. This teaching, that we are "God," is at the essence of the emerging global spirituality. And Oprah has just embarked upon an aggressive campaign to educate the world about it.

 

Oprah, Eckhart Tolle and A New Earth

Oprahs New Earth
Chances are that Tolle would have been just another nobody, with another weird story, relegated in short order to a few dusty book shelves in New Age shops.. had his book not caught the fancy of America’s most dangerous woman. Now thanks to a self styled orchestrator of American spirituality, he is pretty much a household name, with hundreds of thousands wolfing down his diabolical ideas and opening themselves out to whatever it is that controls him.. God have mercy on us.

Oprahs Spirituality.. Exploring a New Earth
In addressing the Bible, Tolle attempts to play both sides of the street. Although, he does not directly state it, he clearly does not believe that the Bible is an accurate revelation of the character of God and the nature of the universe. His worldview is totally contrary to the Bible in most areas, so he clearly does not consider it an authoritative source. But, knowing that much of his audience has a Christian background, he quotes the Bible over 25 times in this book. In most instances, he takes the verse out of context and misinterprets it to align with his viewpoint and the overall worldview is directly counter to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Tolle’s spiritual teaching will result in eternal separation from God for non-Christians and fruitlessness for Christians taken captive by this unbiblical worldview

Oprah and Eckhart Do the New Age Shift
In her first class with Eckhart Tolle, Oprah asked if people had experienced the “shift” while reading Tolle’s book, A New Earth. The “shift” Williamson, Oprah and Tolle describe is “awakening” to the “Christ within” and the “God within.” “Shift” is the key word. It means to move from one position to another - as in shifting one’s awareness away from the mind and “ego” to the collective “Christ consciousness” or “Christ within.” And, as in shifting your belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to a New Age belief in the “Christ within.” With her New Age classrooms on satellite radio, and now on the Internet, Oprah apparently feels an urgency to teach everyone how to “awaken” and make this “shift” to the “Christ” within.

 

Oprah and The Spirits of Negro Slaves
Excerpt from a 1998 Time magazine article by Ron Stodghill called Daring To Go There [All Emphasis Added]

“There are times, though perhaps not many, when even the Queen of Talk is at a loss for words, when her lively brand of armchair wisdom collapses under the weight of personal revelation. Oprah Winfrey calls these her "go there" moments, spiritual episodes of divine guidance that far transcend the chatty exchanges with her studio audiences--about her fiancé Stedman, her best friend Gayle or even her dogs Sophie and Solomon--that often masquerade as intimacy. It is during these moments, usually while jogging the winding trails on her Indiana farm, that Winfrey becomes overwhelmed by the sense that old spirits are trying to get in touch with her. And it is during these moments that the woman who loves to talk stops dead in her tracks simply to listen.

Sometimes the epiphanies carry the voices of Negro slaves--Joe and Emily and Dara; Sue and Bess and Sara. Winfrey says she has come to know each of them personally and calls them in at will to guide her in her work. The spirits began visiting her a few years ago, shortly after she bought the property records of various plantations at a Sotheby's auction. A collector of slave memorabilia, Winfrey cherishes the slave papers because these documents serve as the best vessel for connecting her--through name, age and price--to the real human legacy of slavery. While filming Beloved, she kept the slave inventory in her trailer on the set. She dedicated scenes to individual slaves by lighting a candle and praying aloud to them. Often, though, she became so emotional that she couldn't perform the scene. [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,989225-1,00.html]
 

The Beginning of The Quest

In the video clip of one of the early worldwide inernet teaching sessions of "A New Earth" Oprah was asked the question as to how she (Oprah) was able to reconcile these spiritual teaching with her ‘Christian’ beliefs, She says she was able to open her mind “to the absolute indescribable hugeness of that which we call God” She said she “Took God out of the box because she “grew up in the Baptist church and there were rules and belief systems, doctrines”. She goes on to say that she “happened to be sitting in church” in her late twenties and she was going to this church that you “had to get there at eight o’clock in the morning or you couldn’t get a seat.” It had “a very charismatic minister” and everybody was just into the sermon and “this great minister was preaching about how great God was.. omniscient, omnipresent and God is everything. And then he said “The Lord thy God is a jealous God”. She goes on to say that she

    “was caught up in the rapture of the moment until he said “jealous”.. Something struck me. I was like 27 or 28.. I was thinking.. God is all, God is omnipresent, and God’s also jealous? God is jealous of me? Something about that didn’t feel right in my spirit. Because I believe that God is love and that God is in all things so that’s when the search for something more than doctrine started within me”.

     

 

 

This is a prime example of the sheer audacity and the sheer foolishness of this woman.

One It was not the preachers idea since the Bible says that God is a jealous God. However if that statement struck Oprah as being a little odd, as I am sure it has struck thousands of Christians through the ages... all she had to do was investigate this a little more closely. In fact a simple reading of the passages in question would have been sufficient to show that the verses that refer to God as a "jealous God" are often misunderstood. When we use the word jealous, we use it in the sense of being envious of someone who has something we don't have… in other words “envy” or perhaps even “resentment”. However, this is not the intended meaning of the word jealous when used in reference to God. In fact

The New Oxford Dictionary gives this as one of the definitions of Jealous..

    fiercely protective or vigilant of one's rights or possessions:

Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary has this as one of the definitions of jealous:

    vigilant in guarding a possession.

Which is how we should understand this word as applied to God.

Instead Oprah took off at a tangent because it ‘didn’t feel right in her spirit’. [See The Jealousy of God]

Two: She states that she says that she believes “that God is love and that God is in all things”. However what does she base these beliefs on? One’s knowledge about God has to come from somewhere.. a) Either God Himself has communicated the information somehow, b) she has met God or c) knows someone who has. one can not pull information about a supreme deity or much else out of thin air. Nor can one say that “I feel this and so it must be right”.

Why is it that we would not accept this kind of argument from a member of the medical profession or an attorney but are willing to swallow just about any argument, and/or anyone’s “feeling” when it comes to spiritual matters?

Just how stupid are we getting?

By the way... I have a very simple answer for the young woman who asked the question (just in case she ever reads this) Oprah can reconcile any beliefs with her version of Christianity simply because she is not a Christian. Calling herself a Christian does not make her one.

 

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