Posted by: judy | December 12, 2008

Museum of Charlatans . . . Oprah Winfrey

oprahYes, the sacred calf is on the altar.

There are  famous people who reflect culture, especially in the music business; their music reflects a broken world and their own despairing souls.

 Other famous people direct culture. These are people who leave an imprint on the fallen world and offer a role-model for society.

They are beloved, copied and even worshipped.

For instance: Madonna, Brittany Spears, Hannah Montana. Tweens and teens dress like them, imitate them, and crave information about their personal lives.

Not necessarily negative or positive but two other women who impact culture, directs trends; they are idolized, and respected might be Martha Stewart {revolutionized the housewife} and Sarah Palin {strong, conservative, wife and mother}, etc.

The one woman who has gained a gigantic, momentous, international following is  Oprah Winfrey. She may deserve to be the Queen of Charlatans.

And many Christian women bow down to the throne of Oprah.

Oprah is most dangerous because she “arose from among the people” (2Peter 2:1-3). She claims to be a Christian.

“Jesus did not come to die on the cross”

 

“just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon them selves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgement from long ago isn’t idle and their destruction is not asleep.” (2Peter 2:1-3)

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  1. […] If you are an Oprah fan do not read this post! […]

  2. Thank you for the youtube video link and your post. Very clear information. I am forwarding to a family member who isn’t “sure” about Oprah.

    It’s concerning to think about the agenda to capture entire families through women and children.

  3. To be honest, none of this really surprises me. Oprah very much espouses a lot of new age theology, and this carries over to her so-called “Christianity”. Rather than believe in more traditional things, she is essentially making Christianity “politically correct” in order to make all her viewers feel good about their choices. If Christ was sent to Earth not to die for our sins, but to show us how to live, then there is no incentive for people to try not to sin, really.

    Personally, I don’t think the focus need always be on Christ’s death- I am an Orthodox Christian (and I’m not sure how you ladies feel about Orthodoxy), and our church primarily focuses on the Resurrection as the final goal of Christ’s time on Earth. After all, it’s about Christ bringing life, isn’t it? Just my thoughts. 🙂

    • Hi Leanne, Thanks for the visit and the comment. I glanced at your web site and will look a little longer but would like to understand what you mean by ‘Orothodox Christian’. By your comments, I am not clear on your church’s belief of Christ’s Resurrection. Is it something that has happened or going to happen according to your doctrines. I tend to think of ‘Orthodox’ with the capital ‘O’ to mean Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox (which primarily uses the NT, as I understand) essentially the eastern Orthodox which split with Rome. Interested in your reply and then will be answer your last question.

  4. Hi Judy! I am part of the Orthodox Church of America, which is an autocephalous Orthodox church (meaning we are self-governing). We are in communion (which means we share the same beliefs and doctrines) with the Greek and Russian Orthodox Churches.

    As I’m not the sort of person who can readily explain theology in a way that makes sense, it would be best if you went to http://www.oca.org. There you will find lots of information to further clarify the Orthodox standpoint!

    But I can clarify a couple things myself- we do believe the Resurrection has already happened. I was just commenting on the fact that Orthodoxy seems to place a greater emphasis on the Resurrection rather than the crucifixion (which isn’t to say we diminish the importance of the crucifixion either), because the ultimate accomplishment of Christ’s time on Earth was bringing life and salvation through His death **and** Resurrection, not just through his death. After all, had Christ not been resurrected, his death perhaps would not have had the impact it did (this is even a biblical approach really, for an example look at 1 Cor. 15:14). Does that make sense? I’m terrible at explaining these things. 🙂


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