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Are We Living In The Last Days?

2010-12-13T15:19:39.871-05:00

Is Oprah a Christian?  That is a question that has become an incredibly hot topic over the past few years as Oprah Winfrey has transformed herself from being just a talk show host to being one of the world's most influential spiritual leaders. According to Forbes, Oprah Winfrey is worth well over a billion dollars, but these days she seems much more interested in spiritual matters than in building her empire.  In fact, Oprah Winfrey  has become such a spiritual icon in America that USAToday has called her "a spiritual leader for the new millennium, a moral voice of authority for the nation." Millions of Americans deeply respect what Oprah has to say, and it would be hard to overstate the influence she is having not only in the United States but also all around the globe.  She has become a spiritual powerhouse, and she is changing hearts and minds every single day.In an unscientific poll conducted on Beliefnet.com, 33 percent of the 6,600 respondents said that Oprah has had "a more profound impact" on their spiritual lives than their pastors or priests.Just think about that for a moment.  That is absolutely stunning. Oprah's massive television audience of ten million viewers each day and her magazine readership of over 2.7 million each month gives Oprah a tremendous platform from which to influence American culture.Without a doubt, Oprah Winfrey is one of the most highly respected and listened to celebrities in the world.But is Oprah a Christian?That is a very good question.  The truth is that it is not for any of us to judge where anyone else is headed for eternity.  Rather, the question we will ask today is whether or not what Oprah is publicly teaching is Christian or not.Oprah is confusing a lot of people because she openly claims to be a Christian.  That is how she identifies herself.  But what she believes about God, faith, "salvation", heaven, hell and a whole host of other things directly contradicts the Bible.According to renowned Christian apologist Josh McDowell, millions of Christians are being fooled by Oprah Winfrey because she uses Christian terminology and Christian traditions as a way to lure people into beliefs that are not Christian at all.  A recent article in The Christian Post quoted what McDowell said at a recent conference about the different between the Christian God and the religion that Oprah is pushing.....“The Christian God is a personal creator God which all truth resides, who is totally outside of ourselves and outside of our universe,” explained the best-selling author of More Than a Carpenter. “When Oprah and others refer to God, it is an impersonal force. And I think one way that comes out is that they will say, ‘Look within you and find yourself from within. Find that God-consciousness. That is God.’”So if what Oprah Winfrey is pushing is not Christianity, then exactly what is it?Take a few moments and imagine a religion where Jesus did not come to die on the cross, where there is no heaven, no hell, no sin, no salvation, no doctrine, where all spiritual paths in the world are equally valid and where "god" is in you and in everything else you see.That is the religion of Oprah Winfrey.It is also the New Age "one world religion" that many other spiritual gurus throughout the world have been trying to bring to fruition.In fact, this religious movement is summed up very well by the lyrics of "Imagine" by the Beatles (who also were highly influenced by New Age religion).....Imagine there's no heavenIt's easy if you tryNo hell below usAbove us only skyImagine all the peopleLiving for today...The truth is that there is a huge movement towards a one world religion where all spiritual paths are equally valid (except if you believe in Jesus Christ of course), and Oprah is right in the forefront of that movement.So what, exactly, is Oprah teaching about "spirituality"?Well, during one shocking national broadcast, Oprah Winfrey stated that Jesus did not come to the earth to die on the cross for our sins. You can see this st[...]