In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth…

No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known… Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 1:1,14,18; 14:6)

Oprah Now Takes Us Into The Wild Wonderland Of Humpty Dumpty Language

Here at Apprising Ministries I’m occasionally asked if Oprah Winfrey is a Christian. The short answer is: We have no real reason whatsoever to believe that she is. Consider the below from a respected mainstream evangelical apologetics and discernment ministry in their article The Gospel According to Oprah:

Clearly, Oprah Winfrey has been converted into the New Age Movement. And one of the biggest deceptions is that she apparently doesn’t know it. Many of her favorite guests are major New Age proponents and authors, and Oprah contributes to the enormous popularity and sales of their books.

Some of these New Age guests (and a number of them make repeat appearances) are, Marianne Williamson, Barbara DeAngelis, LaVar Burton, Richard Carlson, Betty Eadie, Dannion Brinkley, M. Scott Peck, Sophy Burnham, Marilyn Ferguson, Kevin Ryerson, Shirley MacLaine, Sara Breathnach, James Hillman, and psychic medium and best-selling author, James Van Praagh…

Oprah was raised in a black Baptist church in Mississippi. It is not known whether she had a healthy exposure to Christianity or a distorted one, but she is clearly in the process of deconstructing Christianity and reframing it into a New Age perspective…

Oprah, as with other New Agers, is not in pursuit and in communion with God but is in pursuit with the “image of God”-by elevating man to Divinity. The problem with this is the God of the universe has not called us to join ourselves to the creation but to Himself, “the Creator who is blessed forever” (Romans 1:25). (Online source)

As you may know Oprah has just ended her daily TV program; and as she discussed her career while doing the talk show circuit Oprah Winfrey thanked “Jesus” for making it all happen. On Good Morning America Winfrey said, “Nobody but Jesus could have made this happen for me.”[1]

The key question at this point is: You Love Jesus; Good For You, But Which One? Well, what follows from Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth webcast classes should answer this question once and for all. Here is Oprah’s “Christian” testimony from her own lips.

Keep in mind this is taken directly from the transcript of her online class with Eckhart Tolle, a leading guru of the New Spirituality, as they promoted the mythology in his book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose:

OPRAH WINFREY (HOST): And you know, it’s been a journey to get to the place where I understand, as I said on the pre-show here, that what I believe is that Jesus came to show us Christ consciousness.

OPRAH WINFREY (HOST): That Jesus came to show us the way of the heart and that what Jesus was saying that to show us the higher consciousness that we’re all talking about here. Jesus came to say, “Look I’m going to live in the body, in the human body and I’m going to show you how it’s done.” These are some principles and some laws that you can use to live by to know that way. And when I started to recognize that, that Jesus didn’t come in my belief, even as a Christian, I don’t believe that Jesus came to start Christianity…

OPRAH WINFREY (HOST): You have a rich array of gems from which to draw illumination. The world’s religious traditional, mythology, psychology, healing methods, scientific wisdom, your own experience and that you can begin to string a necklace all your own… And so it’s really a question of…this material [which] strikes a chord within you.

OPRAH WINFREY (HOST): Something in you opens up and wants, you know, feels alive and is awakened to that. And yet there is the ideology that says what to you…

OPRAH WINFREY (HOST): Well, I am a Christian who believes that there are certainly many more paths to God other than Christianity.

OPRAH WINFREY (HOST): I’m a free-thinking Christian who believes that, who believes in my way, but I don’t believe that it’s the only way, with six billion people here on the planet.
(Online source, emphasis mine)

Unfortunately for Oprah and all who believe her message, as you can see in Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up, this is not Who Jesus is. The Bible clearly tells us that Christ Jesus of Nazareth is God in human flesh and the totally unique—one of a kind—Son of God; and further:

“let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well.”

“This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10-12)


[1] You can see the GMA video here: http://tiny.cc/45tq6, accessed 5/26/11.

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