Here is an interesting link regarding Oprah and her endorsement of Eckhart Tolle's book "A New Earth". Although it is a bit sensational and dramatic it is something important to evaluate. There have always been New Age authors and strange ideas that speak against Jesus but this book seems to be grabbing a hold of a whole group of people in my generation. Her book club is popular and she has always endorsed pretty good literature. I often go to the Oprah Book Club list for reading ideas. A friend of mine was reading "A New Earth" recently and I wondered what it was about. I saw one small segment of Oprah's show before I knew anything about the book and my first impression was that it wasn't something I would necessarily read so I watched something else at the time.
Anyways, Oprah is a huge influence on our society and her beliefs are making there way into the main stream everyday. The question I am asking myself is, are her ideas ones that I want in my head?, What in life matters in the end? Do I want to support the neutral or good things about Oprah's show if this is truly what she believe and is basically preaching to millions of people?
It really made me think about what I believe. I do believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and that no man comes to the Father God except by BELIEVING in him. (at one point Oprah makes a statement about the not needing to believe).
So, I encourage anyone who reads this to watch the youtube clip and think about the ideas that come across our eyes and ears everyday.
One funny side note. When Chris lived in Cincinnati, he remembers one Christmas sermon at the church he was attending at the time. The pastor referred to the Holy Spirit as a "Specter" (said with a religious tone). This is kind of like that....