I know there are a lot of you out there that are HUGE fans of Oprah Winfrey. I have watched many episodes of her show over the years, and do feel that some of her shows are of great value to many people, especially women.
What I am about to say, some of you might not like, but since not very many people read my blog anyway, I'm not overly worried about it. This past week, she televised a week long special called "Your Best Life Week", and I indeed watched most of the shows this week. The one I was most looking forward to watching was the one on spiritualism.
The day her show on spiritualism aired, I was in the ER waiting to find out what they were going to do about my Beret's esophagus. I sat and listened to what each of the spiritual leaders on her show had to say, and those that called in were asking her. I noticed that neither one of the ministers on her show once mentioned Jesus Christ, or a personal relationship with Him. Neither one of them referred to Jesus as being the key to our salvation, happiness, or contentment in life. I believe that Oprah keeps having these "your best life" shows because she has not yet found the key to happiness and contentment, and I personally believe she is missing the biggest key, which is a life that you can only have through Christ Jesus.
Half way through the show, I turned it off, because of something that was said after a caller had asked a question. The man was gay, and was seeking advice on happiness and contentment. He was clearly unable to find this in his life, and was seeking direction. What I heard was astounding. One of the ministers, if that in fact was what he really was, stated that being "gay" was a blessing and a gift from God. My jaw dropped, and then the other minister said that as a gay man, he was the reflection of the true God. And the other minister agreed with him.
Now, I am not a homophobe. I have had a few acquaintances over the years that have been gay, but clearly they understood that being gay was a sin. Being gay is not something you are born with. This is what the world says, not God. God says that homosexuality is an abomination. It is nothing other than a sin. People will argue that studies have been done, bla...bla...bla..., however these studies are being done by people in this world. The bible is God's word and was given by Him to us, bottom line. There are too many people in this world taking bits and pieces of bible scripture, and putting their own opinions on it, verses reading it how it was intended, in it's Holy and Complete state. Have you heard of the song, "On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other Ground is Sinking Sand"? Well the Bible is our Solid Rock. If we as human beings don't stand on that solid rock of God's Word, then we will sink. Thus never find happiness, or contentment in our lives. If you follow the world's distorted view, which by the way have made their way into churches, and corruption is forming with in the Christian religion. We have to be very careful about what we believe and hold tight to that belief. Stand up for what you believe, not the liberal condescending views of people that believe that the bible is a collection of stories, and not a foundation for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. These people that are taking bits and pieces from our Sacred Holy Bible and twisting them are no better than the Pharisees. They are doing this in order to make themselves feel better about the sins they have committed, and continue to commit. Unfortunately one sin escalated in to numerous sins when a single sinner forms a "so called" Christian group and invites other sinners in to their distorted plan. Is that glorifying God? My opinion is "NO". What I am referring to is this "new found" group of churches that promote homosexuality, stating that it is okay, and even "a blessing" from God. Yes, we are all sinners, and no sin is considered worse in God's eyes than another, however when true Christians get together and confess their sins, they are glorifying God. When a group of individuals who are all committing the same sin, but ignoring the fact that they are sinning, and therefore do not confess their sins, they are definitely not glorifying God.
So you see, I shut off the television set immediately after I heard that particular segment. Clearly they are not true Christians, and I seriously wonder about Oprah, as well. She has a lot of good ideas, however she is promoting the world's views, which are distorted and wrong. The sad thing is that she is watched by millions of people around the world, and they believe what she is saying. How sad that it can't be truth. How sad for her that she will some day have to stand judgement before our Lord for her actions and opinions.