Oprah's Religion?

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  1. tinytim

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    Quick question, which religion does Oprah follow?
    It can't be Christianity because of her beliefs that there are many ways to Heaven..

    Is it Scientology like John Travolta?
     
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    Mammon...mullah...cha-ching.
     
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    There is no consistency.
     
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    I think her god is her belly.
     
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    Seriously, she doesn't claim one?
    Or is she just so confused?
    How does she think one gets to Heaven?
     
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    Tim,

    I'm not sure what she would say if you just straight up asked her. My guess and it's only a guess is that she would say something like I believe in spirituality. She would be very broad and encompassing as not to leave anything or anyone out.

    I think she believes there is something out there that is beyond herself and more powerful than we are as humans, and she calls it god.

    I don't know if she would claim to be a Christian or not. I wouldnt' be surprised if she did. And I say that to say this that there are a number of Christians that believe someone else can get to heaven by a different way. That is some messed up theology, but it doesn't hinder their salvation as long as they have believed in the death and shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God on their behalf a sinner.
     
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    Oprah's Spirituality:

    http://www.watchman.org/oprah.htm

    Oprah on Jesus:
    Is Jesus the Only Way to God?


    [​IMG]Watch Oprah Winfrey as she interviews and showcases several New Age luminaries. But when a Christian woman in the audience asks Oprah, “What about Jesus?,” Oprah insists Jesus “can't possibly be the only way” to God.... And the sparks fly! Although raised Baptist, Oprah Winfrey's faith has undergone a significant transformation towards New Age spirituality. Oprah denies the Biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ by teaching tens-of-millions of her viewers that there are many paths to God. So sad, so tragic!
    http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Wolves/oprah-fool.htm
     
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    Oprah is a picture of where man-centered "christianity" is going. Those who will not speak the truth about salvation, especially prominant Christian leaders who when the camera is on shy away from answering the question concerning whether Jesus in the only way to salvation. These are troubling times. I more concerned with "ministers of the gospel" than I am with Oprah.

    :jesus: --ONLY!!!!!

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    It has been my experience that many leaders and pastors shy away from real sound doctrine for fear of arguments and confrontation. In my first pastorate I was told by a DOM and a pastor (who once was a trustee at both Baylor and SWBTS) to avoid certain issues and passages of scripture. If pastors and leaders are unwilling to deal with scripture, how can they expect the people to take the Bible seriously as God's word. It is surprising at how many shy away from preaching scripture simply because it confronts and requires serious study instead of a surfacy approach which makes Christianity seem like a make me feel good religion.
     
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    Sounds like what many Arizona pastors and denominational leaders said to me when I tried to deal with freemasonry in the church, the Baptists joining with the Catholics, and biblical accountability of the Baptist Foundation. As long as the church remains drinking milk and never wanting people to move to the meat, they will never know how to walk in biblical faith nor how to disciple others as Jesus commanded.

    Bro Tony
     
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    What's Missing In Preaching

    We live in a day and age where Pauls prophetic words are being fulfilled. "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap unto themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
    There are truths in the Word of God that have become unacceptable, and there are untruths invented by man that have become wholly acceptable.

    Hell,Satan, and Sin are doctrines that are ignored in churches today. Human philosophy have taken their place from our pulpits. As a result people are being lead into a false perception of salvation. Todays "Christian" is one who thinks that they can simply follow Jesus without acknowledging sin, praying for repentence, and a life of sacrificial living.

    Make no mistake about it. hell is real, it is eternal, and it is torment. Satan is real, he is eternal, and the depths of his evil knows no bounds. Sin is real, it is destruction, and it seperates you from God for eternity.

    Unless our faith is based on the blood that was shed for the remission of sins there is no salvation, and no eternity with God. The bible needs to be preached. The blood needs to be preached. Hell needs to be preached. Satan needs to be preached. Sin needs to be preached. The cross needs to be preached. Heaven needs to be preached. Sins penalty needs to be preached. Christs anguish in the garden and on the cross needs to be preached. Christ forsaken on the cross needs to be preached. And those who are either not willing to preach it or hear it fall short of the whole counsel of God and will die and go to hell for eternity.

    Our pulpits across America are weak, feeble, and without the power of the Holy Ghost. America is more need to be evangelized than any country in the world.

    But as for me the "Old Time Gospel" that was preached from the pulpits in America for so many years is good enough for me.
     
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    And by the way. You cannot claim the blood of Jesus Christ and other things as well. It makes the cross worthless. It belittles Christs sufferings. It makes the death, burial, and ressurection a joke.

    Complete heresy!:thumbsup:
     
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    Oprah's belief that one does not have to go through Christ to get to God is in fact, a true belief.

    Unfortunately, those many roads that lead to God will lead to the living God who will deny many because they did not go through the Door, Jesus Christ.

    A thief, when entering into a house through any other way beside through the invitation of the owner of the house, finds out that justice prevails.

    Oprah's religion, as RevMitchell put is so clearly, is heresy.
     
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    Oprah's beliefs, from what I can tell, are New Age spirituality. She would never call herself New Age, but most New Agers don't call themselves by that term or by any label. I used different labels for myself when I was New Age depending on my mood and with whom I was talking to at the time.

    Oprah has given many New Agers platforms and she clearly admires them. She seems to agree a lot with New Agers Marianne Williamson and Iyena (sp?) Vanzant.

    New Age is not one particular belief - it's a mixture of several beliefs and there are all kinds of varieties of New Age. It is especially adept at syncretizing with Christianity, which is going on right now.
     
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    Finally something not related to alcohol we agree on:thumbs:
     
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    guess I better not tell the moderation advocates that Oprah drinks an occasional mixed drink. They will cheer her on and be mad at me all over again.:laugh:
     
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    Bible

    I heard her say that she didn;t believe Jesus was the only way to heaven .
     
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    I think it’s secular humanism. Instead of accepting Christ as the only way to salvation, from what I’ve seen, Oprah presents “healthy religion”. I really get the feeling that she presents all religion as a coping method, and instead of worshiping and serving God, the focus becomes self-improvement and justification, making man a god.

    Unfortunately, I think that this is also happening in many of the churches today.
     
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    Pragmatism.
     

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