Monday, April 25, 2011

Yale Professor of Religion Finally Figures Out What Christians Already Knew Years Ago: Oprah Sells Religion

Its funny this is "news". Its not new, its old. I knew about Oprah's high priestess status years ago. Not only has she had a cult following, including "Christian" women, but she pushes and pushes hard New Age religion (Marianne Williamson, Dr. Oz, and Eckhard Tolle are three examples of who she enjoys touting). Moreover she blatantly and repeatedly denies the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Here she even states, "God isn't something to believe, God "is". And God is a feeling experience, not a belief experience... If God for you is about a belief, then its not truly God."

Now to an excerpt of the report from the New York Post:

The power of Oprah is hard to deny -- but is she really her own religion now?

A Yale professor who claims to have studied nearly every episode of her show from the last 12 years says the talk show queen's success is due to one thing -- she has transformed herself into the equivalent of a religious icon.

By using the techniques of a preacher, Oprah has been able to create a new "gospel" that goes beyond just being a simple daytime TV show, Yale religion professor Kathryn Lofton writes in her new book.

"Gospel is a word that means 'good news,' " Lofton says. "Oprah says that the good news is 'you.' "

The idea that Oprah's fans follow her with the fervor of a religion is not new. What is new about Lofton's book ("Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon") is the theory that Oprah, herself, built that following by using the language and trappings of traditional religion to get her message across.

Read more here.

Oprah wants a religion that doesn't have a Holy Holy Holy Creator God, who calls her to account for all her sin. She wants a god that pats her on the back and strokes her head telling her she's a good person. And millions agree with her and follow her down the Broad Road of destruction to Hell. Oprah is not a deceived woman; she's a Deceiver. She is apostate, turning away from the Truth, daring to call God a liar, to speak for her father the Devil, attacking God and His Word, hissing the words "Hath God said?" while mesmerizing people to continue in their rebellion against Jesus Christ, The Only Way to the Father.

2Jn 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
2Jn 1:9 Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.
2Jn 1:10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;
2Jn 1:11 for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.

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