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Oprah Winfrey Spiritual Teachings are Disastrous. BEWARE! (general)

posted by bibleprobe(R) Homepage, Mass., 01.20.2018

Oprah Winfrey Spiritual Teachings are Disastrous. BEWARE! As are MOST Democrat principles --if you call them that...

Sometimes, the most dangerous person is the one telling you what you want to hear (Like Oprah Winfrey)

Published: 5 hours ago

The person with the greatest influence on American spirituality isn’t Billy Graham.

Nor is it James Dobson. Nor any other pastor or priest.

By almost any standard, it’s Oprah Winfrey. And that’s bad news for serious American Christians.

She lectures at universities such as Stanford about the importance of spirituality to a meaningful life.

She hosted a miniseries about spirituality called “Belief,” which she explained was designed to “really build this universe of interfaith connectedness.”

And after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it wasn’t a pastor or priest who served as master of ceremonies for the national memorial service at Yankee Stadium – it was Winfrey.

What makes Winfrey so popular, powerful and dangerous? Josh McDowell and Dave Sterrett, two experts in evangelism and Christian apologetics, address the question in “O God: A Dialogue on Truth and Oprah’s Spirituality.”

In a powerful and dramatic story, the book tells the story of “Lindsay,” a young women who encounters tragedy in her life and seeks solace through the spiritual teachings promoted by Oprah’s television show. Those teachings are a grab bag of sayings from different religious traditions, which allow Lindsay to essentially hear what she wants to hear.

Is Oprah Winfrey going to be the next president? The media and the Democrats want to make it happen. But although Oprah has built a lucrative career talking about spirituality and faith, what does she actually believe? More timely than ever, “‘O’ God: A Dialogue on Truth and Oprah’s Spirituality” by Josh McDowell and Dave Strerett examines the faith of one of America’s most influential personalities – and perhaps the next great political force. Read it before the primaries!

This, argue the authors, is the model of spirituality many Americans are following. As the leftist Vox website gloats, one in five Americans now characterize themselves as “spiritual, but not religious.” Oprah Winfrey, as religion columnist Terry Mattingly observes, is the “pope of the nones,” those who say “none of the above” when asked to define their religious denomination.

Winfrey provides such people with a vocabulary to explain and even justify their vague spiritual creed. And even many of those who think they are Christian are falling into dangerous spiritual territory by listening to Oprah. In “O God,” Lindsay serves as a symbol for these Christians who enthuse about how Oprah just has an “incredible way of helping people.” But as her friend Avatari, a Christian convert, helps her to understand, the real God is “passionate about a relationship with you,” and that means having a specific relationship with Him and following His commandments.

Though many Americans may not want to admit it, the spiritual message of Oprah is a direct challenge to core Christian beliefs. As McDowell and Sterrett reveal with specific references, Winfrey has directly denied faith in Jesus Christ is the only path to eternal life.



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