Oprah Winfrey’s Teachings Not Truly Christian


Earlier today I visited CGG’s website, and although there was no particularly relevant CGG news there to report here, it had a link to the following news story about Oprah Winfrey:

She is persuasive, influential and does a lot of good, but Christians should be careful when Oprah speaks about spirituality, warned two apologists who recently co-authored a book on the subject.

To a crowd of more than 1,500 people at McLean Bible Church outside of Washington, D.C,. on Friday evening, renowned apologist Josh McDowell and up-and-coming apologist Dave Sterrett explained the danger of adopting Oprah’s spiritual teachings from a Christian perspective.


Having only ever watched Oprah Winfrey’s show once in its entirety, I have little direct observation about her beliefs.  However, based upon her endorsement of Barack Obama when he was a presidential candidate, and I few other things I have heard her say in interviews, the fact that she is reportedly promoting a pantheistic form of religion comes as little surprise.  Many secular people of fame also do so.

Because many millions do watch and pay attention to Oprah, it is probably wise to point out that she does not seem to base many of her beliefs upon the Bible.  But then again, neither do her Protestant critics.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know? Does God actually have a plan for YOU personally?
The Bible: Fact or Fiction? This is a booklet written by Douglas Winnail that answers if the Bible is just a collection of myths and legends or the inspired word of God.
Read the Bible Christians should read and study the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading.
What is the Appropriate Form of Biblical Interpretation? Should the Bible be literally understood? What do the writings of the Bible, Origen, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Augustine show?
The History of Early Christianity Are you aware that what most people believe is not what truly happened to the true Christian church? Do you know where the early church was based? Do you know what were the doctrines of the early church? Is your faith really based upon the truth or compromise?
Hope of Salvation: How the Church of God differ from most Protestants How the Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a Church of God background.

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