Friday, January 12, 2018

Oprah's Truth At the Golden Globes Was Just New Age Nonsense

Oprah Winfrey in her speech at the Golden Globes show talked about "truth". She even mentioned "her truth" in relation to women's experiences. If you know anything about Oprah, this is typical verbiage for her because she is a Post-Modern gnostic feminist. Quite the New Ager, she lives in fluidity where truth & opinion are one of the same. This isn't reality.

Chad Prather of the Political Cowboy's article made some interesting points some of us have seen but it was well stated:

The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro immediately pointed out the problem in her comment: “There is no such thing as ‘your truth.’ There is the truth and your opinion.”
Grayson Gilbert expands on Shapiro’s assertion: “Truth by nature of its intrinsic quality is true, regardless of one’s hypocrisy, situation, or experience. Truth is not fluid, but rather stative (fixed) and unchanging. It is not your truth or my truth; it is the truth. The sad thing about all of this is that by seeking to limit truth to one’s experience, it becomes a never-ending game of manipulation. It never moves from the emotional to the logical, meaning it camps objectivity on the basis of feelings rather than facts. We might better understand a person’s story through their experience, but one’s story is not the litmus test for truth, how the world operates, nor the beliefs of people within that world.
“Secondly, it denies any chance that truth is a transcendent principle, being handed down to mankind through the very revelation of the Scriptures. Ultimately, I am not in the least bit surprised by this – yet it needs to be said nonetheless simply because Oprah (and many in this nation) claim a sort of spirituality. What this simply reveals is that their notion of what makes one a spiritual being is rooted in a denial of the things that are spiritual.”
Oprah Winfrey is an evangelist and false teacher of postmodern religion, “an a la carte spirituality where people pick and choose their beliefs from a smorgasbord line of offerings. She started out with a strong foundation in the Baptist church, but over time she drifted into unbiblical New Age beliefs. She mentions God a lot, but she defines Him in her own way. She has become a Christian-flavored pantheist, one who believes that an impersonal god, (“however you choose to describe him”) is a universal force or energy. She embraces karmic destiny from Zen Buddhism”(quote from Sue Bohlin, Probe Ministries).
And she enthusiastically proclaims religious pluralism: “One of the biggest mistakes humans make is to believe that there is only one way. Actually, there are many diverse paths leading to what you call God.”
End quote. Bold, my emphasis.  
Prather ends with:
Truth is not relative and subject to your experience or personal opinion, but rather, is bound within the nature and being of the triune God of Scripture, who reveals it to us through the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is the truth which shall set the captive free.
End quote. Bold, my emphasis.
The whole article is here.
This flim-flam, wobbly, anchorless thinking allows for Oprah to be a hypocrite. I mean, as some others observed, she's cheerleading women who showed "courage" by speaking out "their truth" about abuse, but the main women where outted Weinstein weren't there nor named. Then again there are photos of Oprah kissing Weinstein's cheek & seeming to introduce him to a young woman (an actress? who looked very uncomfortable if not scared). She also didn't praise the women who "spoke their truth" concerning Bill Clinton's  sexual aggression/manipulation/rape.  It also allows for her pluralism (talked about in the article) which is itself self-contradictory, especially when talking about religions that are by nature exclusive (Christianity, Islam, & old Judaism).  She can at once be for something and against it. Even her claims about Christianity, which she seems to be in some way, defending, is nothing but redefining (again, because of her Post-Modern gnosticism) God, Jesus, salvation, and that in turn is an attack upon God's Word which is an attack upon the nature of God Himself (Gen. 3; Ps 138:2). To attack His Word is to say that God didn't mean what He said and that His Word isn't faithful or reliable. It's the heart of the devil when he attacked God's Word in the Garden of Eden as a serpent in Gen. 3 when he said "Hath God said?" and "You won't die" when in fact God did say it and did mean it.
Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?" Gen 3:2  The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; Gen 3:3  but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'" Gen 3:4  The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! Gen 3:5  "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 
Notice it was about going outside God's Word, to something else, for knowledge. Same thing we have today, whether New Age mystics or Post-Modern "Bible experts" and church leaders. When they claim consensus for truth, including history, instead of Scripture and it's Author, that's when pragmatism & lesser authorities begin to outweigh the authority of Scripture in their minds. Their behavior then, follows suit.

1 comment:

Darrel said...

Oprah is a classic, living example of one who has been "given over" as depicted in Romans One. She does not recognize the Lord God as Creator, nor is she thankful to Him exclusively for her life and therefore has been 'given over' to her lusts not once, not twice, but three times. The end result is described in Rom. 1:28-32 which Oprah fits to a "T". Her mind is demented, her mouth as well, and the end will be eternal damnation no matter how she may complain otherwise.