Monday, April 07, 2008

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....

8 comments:

Erin said...

Yep, I saw that utube clip myself and was amazed at what she said. She also had a show recently where she had this lady on talking about the "truth" that whatever you think about will come to you because the universe can read your thoughts...Hmmmm........And to top it off, there were many Christians who wrote in and were videotaped saying that it was true in their life!

Will De Hart said...

Thanks for the post Gretchen. I really enjoyed knowing the scoop behind Oprah's teaching. I haven't paid attention to her for years, and it is clear that she is against the Word.

Anonymous said...

It would be so great to get this one on paper so we can read it. The white on green is mostly invisible. I see from the comments it is about Oprah, looks like she is rellyj out of it. Poppa

Robin said...

This is so interesting, G! Thanks for linking to her clips.

Ariana said...

Hmmm. I have had a secret theory for quite some time now that the O-lady is actually the antichrist. But saying that makes me feel like one of those ultra- paranoid wacko Christians. Oh well.

Gretchen said...

Ariana, what she is telling others to "believe" is very "anti-Christ". It will be interesting to see how the future unfolds... It makes me VERY aware of what I believe!

Dad said...

Hello dear ones. Many antichrists have gone and continue to go out into the world. Read 1 john 4. There we are told that many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this we know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard was coming and now is in the world already. (chapter 4 verses 2 and 3). Read on and we see we have overcome them for greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world! Jesus will reign. Let us let Him reign is us now! Thanks Gretchen for you blog on this. Love you much! Dad

Friar Tuck said...

Oprah's always been out in left field with her belief system as far as I am concerned