She’s one of the biggest deceptions in the world today, and when people I see in church every Sunday are buying into it, something is very wrong.
I can hardly even be bothered to care about the presidential talk. For crying out loud, we’re three years away from any election. I know, I know, the political pundit’s response is that fundraising starts now, and a little over a year from now we’re having the first primary debates. Fine. Obsess over that. If and when Oprah decides to run for president, I’ll deal with her candidacy just as I dealt with Hillary’s.
That’s not my concern now. My concern is how many people I’m seeing who are jumping all over the Oprah bandwagon – and I’m talking specifically about people I know because I worship Jesus Christ alongside them in church. And they’re proclaiming Oprah for president on the basis of the Golden Globes speech she gave on Sunday night.
The issue here is not just that Oprah is not a Christian. There’s a plausible case to be made that Donald Trump is not a Christian, and that Donald Trump doesn’t really have much of a spiritual belief system at all. That could very well be true.
But Donald Trump also doesn’t have a spiritual agenda in opposition to Christianity. Oprah not only has such an agenda, but she’s already been successful in misleading millions of people to buy into her anti-Christian, new-age, self-help BS. She denies that Jesus is the only way to the Father. She says that whatever God is for you, that’s what God is. She says that God is about “feeling” and not about believing.
I understand there are an awful lot of secular people who can’t imagine why any of this would be a problem. I’m not addressing them. I’m addressing people that I know profess faith in Jesus Christ, yet are also falling all over themselves to get behind this new-age peddler of mystical garbage.
It can’t be made any clearer than Oprah makes it right here:
There’s a simple and fairly obvious rejoinder to the common objection Oprah raises here: Look at Hebrews 11:6, which says that God rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Now let me ask you a question: If God knows that someone has a heart that’s open to Him, but that this person lives in some remote part of the world that will never see a missionary or a Bible, do you think God can find a way to reach that person with the Gospel?
Of course He can.
What will that way be? I have no idea. What difference does it make? When God says, “Here’s how things work,” and we say, “I don’t see how things can work that way,” what we’re really saying is that we don’t believe God unless He conforms to the limits our own understanding. Oprah doesn’t think God can offer salvation to the person in her hypothetical scenario, but the problem here is the limit of Oprah’s imagination, not any limits to what God can do. Because there are no limits to what God can do.
But Oprah doesn’t believe that.
By the way, according to Oprah’s spiritual guru Marianne Williamson, “the universe” is God. Williamson has made quite a living with her books and videos trying to convince people they can connect to a version of “God” that leave no place for Jesus or for the Bible. You want to see deception? Here you go.
Much of what Williamson says sounds appealing, but as 2 Timothy 3:5 warns us, it has the appearance of godliness while denying its power. Oprah eats this up, as you might expect given her love for new-agey nonsense and her determination to find any spiritual path that doesn’t require her to submit to the authority of Christ: