Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Consider these things...

Today as I laid on the couch I pondered the recent things going on in the World of Oprah.
First, let me say I pretty much loved her show. I got to go to her show last year in May when I was in Chicago and it was a moving show about Moments that change your life and now as I hear and see what Oprah is involved with -She has really had some moments that are changing hers and not for good. As Christians we should know where we stand as far as "NEW TEACHINGS". Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." so if we don't know where we stand we could fall to new feel good doctrines and many are. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 says "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.' First, she brought out the feel good book "The Secret" and I even found myself wanting to know more. It seemed like a new way of saying "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale . Upon further investigation I realized it was not Spiritual and biblically based. 2 Timothy 3:16-17: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." The Secret did not prove good and sound. Now she is leading thousands weekly along with Echkart Tolle in the New Earth movement. You can find lots of videos on You tube and they are disturbing.
Lastly, when we as Christians are faced with false teachings in Matthew 7:15-23, we find Jesus gives us the guideline for determining these false prophets:
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
The New Earth is not basing any of its precepts on God's word. How dangerous.
So as I stated earlier in a post- Let us pray for Oprah and the countless numbers who are seeking and will cling to this because it has the sound of something good. WE should be sharing even more The Real Truth -Jesus Christ died for us-He is The One and Only- we should live by God's Word and tell others of HIS GREAT LOVE for all of us.


Anonymous said...

Hi Lorie,
Great post. I have stopped watching anything to do with Oprah. She is so misguided, it's very sad. I guess that's what too much money can do to a person.

LeAnn :)

It's All Good! said...

Great scriptures, Lorie. The Word is the Truth. I call what she's promoting the 'feel good gospel'. It's all about feelings, which is how Satan works.

Thanks for the award!

God bless!
Brenda :)

Betty said...

Hi Lorie,

Thanks for that writing. I am so concerned about what Oprah is presenting to others. She has a lot of influence on thousands of people who will believe what she is preaching and will follow her. It is very disturbing.

Nadine said...

Hi. I stopped by because of Brenda. I'm glad I did. Very well said. It makes me sad when there is so much hunger out that - what people are willing to eat.

Toni said...

What an awesome post!!I don`t know if you`ve been on youtube latly,but do a search on there about Oprah new earth.Some of the videos are shocking.She publically denies Christ is the only way among other horrible things!We need to pray for her.
When you get a chance,stop by my blog.I have given you an award!! I am so glad I met you!!You seem to have such a joyfull spirit!!

Mike Golch said...

Lorie,this ia s great posting.