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May 26, 2011

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Tony

I hear you Monte but listening to her over the years either she was pandering to her audience this whole for her benefit or she really believed in what she was saying. She said things over and over again that were diametricaly opposed to christianity, in my opinion based on her language and she is smart enough to know what she was saying.

Demetro Swaby

Very good commentary Monte Sahlin. It's about time someone says it as it is. I think that as christians we spend too much time judging others and their intentions rather than looking inwards. Let's view our own intentions, our own ideologies, our own stance and take the plank out of our own eyes first before seeing others. God bless Oprah and God bless all of us.

Harry

I have seen "God" work based on that "seed of faith" idea, not just on "accurate language" and "culturally prescriptive phrases".

I've interviewed persons who said "I don't believe in a Higher Power" and then spend the next forty minutes describing "God's" intervention in their life.

Until there is a God authorized "wheat/tare" instant detector it seems more relevant to go with behavioral demonstrations of faith/spirituality/belief. Show me love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, then I'll believe you or anyone else presenting those characteristics understands "God".

It may be self gratifying to verbalize a formulation which we can describe as "correct" but what if "God" is even bigger than that? Do we want to be in the God-limitation business?

What does real faith/belief behave like? That seems like the important question.

Set Free Indeed

I'm trying to figure out here... what exactly does Oprah have right? Was she right when she had Eckhart Tolle on her show who basically doesn't believe in God at all yet she promoted his new age teachings. Oprah knows exactly what she is doing. She is a deceiver and is being deceived, and it would do Christians well if they told the truth instead of trying to sugar coat it.

chris

The highest form of “truth” is the depth of one’s relationship with the Divine. Could it be that Oprah’s first and foremost intent is to leverage her brand to maximize her reach thus the ambiguous God definition?

I would like to imagine Jesus appearing on Oprah and having an encounter similar to the meeting of the woman at the well. He would certainly move her beyond the tangential issues of life, give her a taste of living water and she would then declare the new treasure she has found.
Hmmm, I know some of her more orthodox Christian friends will consider the possibility of engaging her as such.

John

Monte: did the Bible not teach us to beware of false prophets? Moreover, the truth about Oprah will be revealed by His justice sooner or later. And yes I agree we should concentrate more on love that judging, but we must never compromise God's truths; we must demonstrate compassion with compromise.

John

Sorry that should have read
"compassion without compromise"

Red Wing Store

Very, very nicely done!

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