I never thought I'd see the day when these three would be together in the same room, and now that that day has come, I am not really surprised. Oprah, known for her TV show - now radio and other countless media outlets - has been a prime influence in spreading the New Age “gospel” to the masses of women across America. But in fact, she is a wolf and has the spirit of antichrist. She denies Jesus being the only way as you can see in this clip here:
So why would someone who is obviously not a Christian bring in “Christians” to speak on her show? What will they talk about? Will they be preaching our Lord and Savior crucified for our our sins? Many will probably say things like “Well perhaps Joel and Rick are trying to reach out to Oprah and bring her to Christ, you can't judge their motives.”
Ok, you are right I can't judge their motives, but I can certainly judge Oprah's program schedule:
10 a.m. CT: Joel Osteen on positive thinking and dreaming big
4 p.m. CT: Rick Warren on winning the hand you're dealt and The Purpose Driven Life
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't remember “positive thinking”, “dreaming big”, and “winning the hand you're dealt” being concepts that are found in the Bible. I don't see the words “Gospel” or “Christ” in any of those titles. Even if I did, I would be suspicious especially with Oprah's New Age background since the word “Christ” in New Age terminology has different connotations (ever heard of the “Cosmic Christ” who is in all of us?).
Sadly, many people will be deceived. Not only are Oprah's regular viewers going to tune into this class, but many unsuspecting immature believers that have been duped by Joel and Rick's teachings will now be exposed and influenced by the lies that Oprah propagates. Look at the official Oprah Facebook page where the Lifeclass was announced and read the following comment, with my response below it:
This isn't the greatest response, so I will expand it here. Sadly comments like these are made by people who are deceived. The Bible doesn't tell us to learn from everyone, but rather to test all things against God's Word and watch out for error. (Thessalonians 5:21) I think 1 Timothy 4:1-5 sums up this Lifeclass:
"I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
This is people taking what their own itching ears want to hear; this is the reason that men like Joel Osteen and Rick Warren are being invited by Oprah to speak. I can even compare this to 1 John 4:5 where John says:
"They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them."
In contrast John continues in verse 6:
"We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error."
These subjects that Osteen and Warren are going to be speaking on are topics that the world likes to hear. There's no difference from what they say and Oprah, or any of the guests on her show say. You can't tell the difference and the world can't either. To make my point I want to end with a very sad comment made by another user on Facebook on the same page I had showed above:
Very sad. This woman is being deceived, and apparently she can't tell the difference between all the New Age deception she is reading and the teachings of “Christian” pastors like Joel Osteen and Rick Warren. Let us pray that Joel and Rick will repent of their false doctrine and that the people under them may see the Truth of the Gospel of Christ, which truly frees us from our sin.
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