One of the most lucrative lies in the false prophet’s arsenal is to make people believe they are ok as they are. In this current climate of emerging apostasy, it pays good to lie to people. In this case, one of the gcm’s top 15 lies of 2008 made it onto Oprah via a so-called minister.
The Rev Ed Bacon, (right in graphic) an Episcopal priest told a black man in Alabama who called in to the show’s “spirituality” webcast that his homosexuality was a “gift from God”. Oprah, a spiritual infant with the world in her playpen, said the comment made shock waves because she hadn’t heard it before. Sidebar: That’s why Oprah needs to start reading GCM Watch. We just covered that outrageous lie.
Here’s how the O-Show’s website updated the controversy:
Another hot-button issue that sent viewers straight to our message boards was a comment made by the Rev. Ed Bacon during a discussion on spirituality. After hearing from Sedrick, who says he had a tough adolescence growing up as a gay teen in rural Alabama, the Rev. Bacon said something Oprah says she has never heard a minister say. “Being gay is a gift from God,” the Rev. Bacon said. “But our culture doesn’t understand that. And consequently, the culture sends messages that you ought to isolate. And isolation is the antithesis of what all of us need.”
To further explain his comment, the Rev. Bacon joins Oprah via satellite. “I meant exactly what I said,” he says. “It is so important for every human being to understand that he or she is a gift from God.”
Bacon told several lies. In the update he adamantly claimed he meant exactly what he said, but that’s not true. Notice with the sleight of forked tongue how Rev. Bacon switches the semantics of his statements.
First statement: “Being gay is a gift from God.”
Second statement: “He or she (presumably the homosexual) is a gift from God”
There is a world of difference in those two statements. The first is a lie because according to the scriptures, God does not “gift” people with sin. The wages (or payment) for sin is death, but God’s gift is eternal life. Of course, that eternal life comes through repentance and acceptance of Christ. Romans 6:23
The second statement is actually truthful, but Bacon uses it with an ulterior motive. All people are ‘gifts’ from God. Behold, children are a gift from God. Psalms 127:3 Thus, the significant difference is saying that sin is a gift as opposed to a person being a gift.
In case you’re wondering, the African American who jumped to second the lie is the new age false prophet Micheal Beckwith. This guy is just plain creepy. I’m leaving my theological moorings to say this but he reminds me of Tales of the Darkside.
Millions of people are being sucked into a hellish life of rebellion through Oprah’s witchcraft. But some Christians swear by it quicker than they trust God’s holy Word. Maranatha, Lord Jesus.