"Oprah and Friends" To Teach Course on New Age Christ

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  1. TheBibleSender

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    "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. A lesson a day throughout the year will completely cover the 365 lessons from the Course in Miracles “Workbook.”

    For example, Lesson 29 asks you to go through your day affirming that “God is in everything I see.”
    Lesson 61 tells each person to repeat the affirmation “I am the light of the world.”
    Lesson 70 teaches the student to say and believe “My salvation comes from me.”

    By the end of the year, “Oprah & Friends” listeners will have completed all of the lessons laid out in the Course in Miracles Workbook.
    Those who finish the Course will have a wholly redefined spiritual mindset—a New Age worldview that includes the belief that there is no sin, no evil, no devil, and that God is “in” everyone and everything.

    A Course in Miracles teaches its students to rethink everything they believe about God and life. The Course Workbook bluntly states: “This is a course in mind training” and is dedicated to “thought reversal.” Teaching A Course in Miracles will be Oprah’s longtime friend and special XM Satellite Radio reporter Marianne Williamson—who also happens to be one of today’s premier New Age leaders. She and Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch co-founded the American Renaissance Alliance in 1997, that later became the Global Renaissance Alliance of New Age leaders, that changed its name again in 2005 to the Peace Alliance. This Peace Alliance seeks to usher in an era of global peace founded on the principles of a New Age/New Spirituality that they are now referring to as a “civil rights movement for the soul.” They all agree that the princip les of this New Age/New Spirituality are clearly articulated in A Course in Miracles—which is fast becom ing the New Age Bible.

    So what is A Course in Miracles and what does it teach? A 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. One day Schucman heard an “inner voice” stating, “This is a course in miracles. Please take notes.” For seven years she diligently took spiritual dictation from this inner voice that described himself as “Jesus.” A Course in Miracles was quietly published in 1975 by the Foundation for Inner Peace. For many years “the Course” was an underground cult classic for New Age seekers who studied “the Course” individually, with friends, or in small study groups.

    Here are some quotes from the “Jesus” of A Course in Miracles:

    * “There is no sin. . . "
    * A “slain Christ has no meaning.”
    * “The journey to the cross should be the last ‘useless journey.”
    * “Do not make the pathetic error of ‘clinging to the old rugged cross.’”
    * “The Name of Jesus Christ as such is but a symbol... It is a symbol that is safely used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods to which you pray.”
    * “God is in everything I see.”
    * “The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself.”
    * “The oneness of the Creator and the creation is your wholeness, your sanity and your limitless power.”
    * “The Atonement is the final lesson he [man] need learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinne d, he has no need of salvation.”

    Most Christians recognize that these teachings are the opposite of what the Bible teaches. At this critical time in the history o f the world, the New Gospel/New Spirituality is coming right at the world and the church with its New Age teachings and its New Age Peace Plan. But this New Age Peace Plan has at its deceptive core the bottom-line teaching from A Course in Miracles that “we are all one” because God is “in” everyone and everything. But our Bible is clear that we are not God (Ezekiel 28:2; Hosea 11:9). And per Galatians 3:26-28, our only oneness is in Jesus Christ—not in ourselves as “God” and “Christ.” What Oprah and Marianne Williamson and the world will learn one day is that humanity’s only real and lasting peace is with the true Jesus Christ who is described and quoted in the Holy Bible (Romans 5:1).

    Oprah Winfrey’s misplaced faith in Marianne Williamson and the New Age teachings of A Course in Miracles is a sure sign of the times. But an even surer sign of the times is that most Christians are not taking heed to what is happening in the world and in the church. We are not contending for the faith as the Bible admonishes us to do (Jude 3). It is time for all of our Purpose-Driven and Emerging church pastors to address the real issue of the day. Our true Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is being reinvented, redefined, and blasphemed right in front of our eyes and hardly anyone seems to notice or care. If we want the world to know who Jesus Christ is, we need to also warn them about who He is not. There is a false New Age “Christ” making huge inroads into the world and into the church. The Apostle Paul said that “it is a shame” we have to even talk about these things, but talk about them we m ust (Ephesians 5:12-16)

    If people want to follow Oprah Winfrey and the New Age “Christ” of A Course in Miracles they certainly have that right. But let them be warned that the New Age “Christ” they are following is not the same Jesus Christ who is so clearly and authoritatively presented in the pages of the Bible.

    I believe that the faithful Oprah followers will hang on every word of the teachings. This is scary stuff! Please warn your friends and family to stay away from Oprah’s teachings. And let us all pray for Oprah. I think that she really thinks that she is helping people!
    PASS THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

    http://www.oprah.com/xm/mwilliamson/mwilliamson_about.jhtml

    <A href="http://christianinformation.org/article.asp?artID=103" target=_blank>http://christianinformation.org/article.asp?artID=103
     
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    If there's no sin and “The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself.”
    Why would anyone want to follow a belief like that?

    You would be better off just living the way you saw fit and being an atheist.

    Oprah's fame and money has gone to her head.
     
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    And millions of Americans(Christians included) "ga-ga, goo-goo" over the issues of the OP

    Oprah is "deceiving and being decieved" and is an antichrist(literal meaning---"in the place of" Christ)

    We are not to be "carried about by every wind of doctrine"-----but in the spiritual world--there are winds that pack punches worse that physical Hurricane Katrina---displacing millions
     
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    Many do believe in this kind of garbage, they take it seriously.
     
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    I think that's the saddest part of all of this. Since the mighty Oprah is supporting this, many will believe it hook, line and sinker.

    It takes more faith to believe this junk than to simply believe what the Bible says.
     
  6. The Scribe

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    What, telling the truth about a liar like Oprah?

    Hopefully this means she will lose support and her show will be canceled or she will quit. Then she can fade away like she should have done a long time ago.
     
  7. sag38

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    Nothing new that she is teaching here. It's just been Oprahrized.
     
  8. Baptist in Socialist Land

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    That Oprah character is really bad news.

    In this article:
    One Way or Many Ways?: The Gospel according to Oprah
    there's a video clip with Oprah revealing herself.
    http://www.wfial.org/index.cfm?fuse...adUrl=http://www.wfial.org:80/resources/oprah

    That woman needs to be marked and people need to separate themselves from her.
    She's definately not the friend of any Christian that's for sure.

    Here's some more article about Oprah that the world loves.
    The Gospel of Oprah - Oprah Winfrey, her show and her false “truth”
    http://gideonsword.net/WordPress/?p=18

    and another heads up:
    Oprah Seen as Spiritual Leader
    http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/weekly/06-07-24/1072406.html
     
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    am not trying to bash Obama here, but since he claims to be a Christian he should distance himself from Oprah and her likes....

    she's "loose in the head" is all I can say..
     
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    At one level, Oprah is a danger to our culture.

    At any rate, we can't fault her for being a product of our culture. It's like looking into a mirror. Isn't it?
     
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    No wonder why she's so popular. It seems the limits of her new age religion is one's own imagination. You just have to believe in yourself, literally.

    love,

    Sopranette
     
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    Good point

    I thought you put this really well!

    Your sis in Christ,
    Beth
     
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    Here is the latest from Oprah's Book Club:


    Religion and A New Earth
    Have you been wondering how spiritual awakening and engagement in a religious tradition fit together? Read Eckhart's explanation:

    Religion and A New Earth

    This online class is not for or against any religion. It is intended to help all human beings, all over the world, bring about a shift in consciousness. Eckhart says, "How spiritual you are has nothing to do with what you believe but everything to do with your state of consciousness." Some people wonder how spiritual awakening and engagement in a religious tradition can work together.

    In The Power of Now, Eckhart writes, "When I occasionally quote the words of Jesus or the Buddha…or from other teachings, I do so not in order to compare, but to draw your attention to the fact that in essence there is and always has been only one spiritual teaching, although it comes in many forms. Some of these forms, such as the ancient religions, have become so overlaid with extraneous matter that their spiritual essence has become almost completely obscured by it. To a large extent, therefore, their deeper meaning is no longer recognized and their transformative power lost. When I quote from the ancient religions or other teachings, it is to reveal their deeper meaning and thereby restore their transformative power—particularly for those readers who are followers of these religions or teachings. I say to them: there is no need to go elsewhere for the truth. Let me show you how to go more deeply into what you already have."



    What garbage!
     

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