Oprah: Goodbye, Farewell and Good Riddance

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11

Dear Oprah,

On Wednesday, May 25th, your last and final show that, for 25 years, your guidance, inspiration as well as spiritual enlightenment, will have all come to an end.

Many have watched you throughout the years transform from a mere talk show host of sub-standard entertainment about cheaters, womanizers and cross-dressers, to become one of America’s most beloved spiritual advisors on life, community and spiritual awareness. To suggest your impact on our culture was a small one is an understatement to say the least. You have captured the hearts and minds of people around the globe like no other today. The world will be celebrating your work and labor for humanity, and rightly so. You deserve everything the world would lay at your feet, for you are one of it’s own.

But I for one will not be celebrating your life’s achievements, nor will I be dripping with emotional goo when you absorb all of the accolades people will be pouring at your feet. For it is you dear Oprah, that has caused more confusion, perversion and deceit than any other person in our current time. Actually, I can think of no one to this day who comes close to you when it involves a false teacher or religious leader that could invoke their lies and impact a people the way you have done.

From your spiritual teachings and subtle indoctrination of pagan beliefs into the minds of people everywhere, your concept of “higher power” through discovering oneself by opening up to the spirit world, has caused many to believe a lie and be damned for it. How many people in these 25 years of your time in influencing people across the nation and the world, have died lost and are now in hell because of listening to you and your foolish babble? How many Christians to this day, have sadly bought into your lie of “spiritual awareness” by accepting the idea that there is more than one way to heaven, like you stated in a past episode in which you said, “There can’t possibly be just one way to God.” Then there was your other less notable quote in which you stated, “If Jesus claimed exclusive divinity, it would make Jesus the biggest egotist that ever lived”.

Then there was Jo Baldwin, your first cousin, now a professor at Mississippi Valley State whom you hired back in the late 80‘s for nearly three years and quickly fired within two. Your reason? Ms. Baldwin spoke about Jesus Christ during her time at Harpo, which you seemed to dislike. But your aversion to the gospel is not just limited to simple sound bites and testy confrontations of past employees, your distaste for the true Christ is seen in your continuing support of another gospel – and their preachers.

Della Reese, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Aquino, Raymond Moody, Shakti Gawain, Betty Eadie and Deepak Chopra are all celebrated new agers and spiritualist’s you lifted up and praised as many who listened to you bought into their lies, hook, line and sinker. Again, you have achieved much more than most false teachers in your 25 year span. But it is your connection and love for Maya Angelou, a noted new age believer, that has hindered you from the truth. For every false teacher, there must be a student, and Maya was your teacher just as much as noted new age philosopher Eric Butterworth was hers, you are both intertwined together at the root and this root was anything but Godly, or holy. Like the student you were, you grew under her guidance and soaked in every whim and doctrine that uttered out of her mouth and now YOU are the teacher.

Then it was your push for tolerance teaching in our culture and the acceptance of all ideas and beliefs, especially homosexuality, which you seemed to have a much high regard for, that made me suspect to your agenda. Your ongoing endeavor to push for the acceptance of homosexuality seemed to be at the top of your “bucket list” and it is this agenda that you have pushed that has brought even more confusion on people caught up into this lie. But this was the plan all along as with every demonic lie Satan uses to deceive people with, you were simply his pawn.

Forgive me if I won’t be celebrating your 25 years of service to our culture, our society and your enduring attempts to radicalize a culture to reject the gospel and what we, as Christians have come to love and cherish. For it will be this same gospel you have rejected all of your life that will judge you if you do not repent and turn to Jesus Christ today.

So enjoy your moment, you obviously deserve it. But I’ll be praying that God has mercy on your life and offers you that chance to repent and come to Christ before you leave this world, for if you so choose not to repent, those 25 years of achievement will seem like mere seconds to eternity when you stand before God and give an account for the lies and false teachings you have fostered in the hearts and minds of people across the world. And on that day, your answer will be telling indeed.

Your friend,

Christopher Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

93 thoughts on “Oprah: Goodbye, Farewell and Good Riddance

  1. Sad part is there is no telling what her next endeavor is going to be but I’m willing to bet, if God allows, it will be worse. Either way, good article. I learned some things I wasn’t even aware of.

  2. That was absolutely brilliant. Well done and well said CGregory. My full sentiments exactly. I am another that will NOT be celebrating Oprah and her accomplishments. Yes and AMEN!!

  3. CGregory, thank you!! I turned on my television today and watched the adoration of 20k plus people in the United Center in Chicago being bestowed upon this woman and it sickened me. I wrote a hurried blog about it, but your post here is much more detailed and I appreciate it so much. Oprah`s devotion to self-fulfillment and self-enlightenment has been a stumbling block to many people over the years, and I have often prayed that her own eyes would be opened. However, Oprah knows the truth and ultimately money is her god – truth be damned. Maybe when the curtain is drawn and the lights go down on her set she will look up and see the the real way, truth and light. We can only pray.

  4. Preach on! She has had a hugely negative spiritual influence on the world. New Age philosophy is so intellectually bankrupt but people just lap it up.

  5. Oprah is a phenomenally accomplished black women, in whom I find a personal admiration. Because she doesn’t agree with your idea of the Christ (as if it is the only one), you deride her. Very fundamentalist of you.

  6. Im not so sure she’s gone. Perhaps transitioned. In fact she seems to have stepped up her homosexual advocacy with her new network.

  7. I stopped watching television completely long ago. Every time I turned it on there was a show featuring covert or overt homosexual themes. There were homosexual entertainers being featured who, in their public comments, were openly supportive of the complete acceptance of homosexuality. I don’t choose to be exposed to that and I see it as propaganda and attempted brainwashing. There is little question that, for the most part, television has become an instrument of Satan.

    My wife and I rent or buy DVD movies and documentaries of our choosing. Watching them is the only time we sit in front of the television. We don’t have an antenna, we don’t have cable TV and we don’t have satellite television. We have found that we are much better off for that. I’m here reading the GCMW website instead of watching television. We do have choices. All we need do is exercise them.

  8. I’ve noticed a huge jump in homosexual indoctrination in a great deal of entertainment programs as well as references. TVLand has a new show out now where the ex-husband is gay, and it’s tvland! The war is on.

  9. @Don………….I am closely following your foot steps, for the reasons you stated alongside the constant bombardment of sexual images and GOD hating speech.

    We do have choices, but that entertainment is a stronghold.

    Thank GOD, that greater is he that is in us than he……….

  10. The way of Righteousness, Villiam, seems to demand of us more that we relinquish than that we acquire. Toss out everything which is not the Lord, and there He is! All we have to be is willing. What is it which we are reluctant to give up for the sake of the Lord? That is where our attention is required.

    Watching television is a habit and, like all habits, it takes some persistence and some adjustments to break. Fortunately, we always have the help of the Lord when we seek to do something for His sake. He shores us up and sees to it that we have what we need to succeed.

    All we need do is be steadfast in turning to Him. That is our part. He takes care of the rest.

    Television involves both the sense of sight and the sense of sound. That is why it has such a potent impact. We know that the physical senses have the capability of leading us astray, if we permit it. We are wise to be watchful of what we permit to enter through the sense portals. Is it bringing us closer to the Lord or making us more distant from Him?

    It’s not so hard. It takes a little determination and persistence to dump TV. When the habit dies, just as when a person we know passes, the biggest issue is the “hole” left by the absence. We will fill that hole with something. What will we choose to fill it with? We have an opportunity to fill it with something more Godly.

  11. @Don
    That is exactly what my family does! So glad to see others coming to the same conclusion. I could no longer justify giving these people money to feed me and my family vomit.

    Oprah: Adios! I suspect the “church of Oprah” will grow stronger now as she has more time to devote to her own doctrine!

  12. Amen. My sentiments as well. Just would like to add that we can give her credit for the rebellion of children, the idea of children falsely accussing parents of physical and sexual abuse and parents being afraid to discipline their own children. Why? Because Oprah’s claim of abuse as a child. Good riddence!

  13. I believe, Crossjourney, that there are actually a lot of individuals and families abandoning television for much the same reasons we have. I have run into quite a few people who have told me that they don’t watch TV any more. I wouldn’t expect to find anything about that in the media, however, LOL!

    I felt guided to take some action and so contacted my local television stations to tell them of my decision and the reasons for it. I also contacted the National Association of Broadcasters and informed them. When viewership drops because of Satanic messages being broadcast, it seems beneficial for broadcasters to know that it is God loving people who are leaving. There is no hope that they will remedy the problem unless they hear from us that the problem does, in fact, exist.

    Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Are Satanic messages being broadcast because people demand them or are broadcasters seeking to actively create Satanic desire where none exists? I have seen abundant evidence that the latter is the case. I therefore choose to not accept anything at all from the hand which serves Satan. “Good” programming seems to me to be nothing more than cover for the bad. Satan is, after all, the great deceiver.

    “And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.” – Matthew 18:9.

    There is no need for us to pluck out an eye when we can simply refrain from watching television. The end result is the same but we are left are left with two eyes with which to better see Truth.

  14. C.GREGORY, this post is worthy of dropping some $$ at your feet! LOL!
    If you did not cry aloud, and expose Oprah as a minister of Satan in this post, then I don’t know what more could or would! EXCELLENT EXPOSE’
    May God have mercy on those “so-called saints” (men & women) that will continue to be caught up in her witchcraft, hang on and cater to “the queen of heaven’s” every word! I’m reminded of Jeremiah 44, God’s punishment and judgment on His people for living in idolatry, serving and worshipping false gods of the pagan nations…this certainly applies to the chuch today and those that are caught up in a love affair with the world and “celebrity worship!”

    Jer 44:15-29 (GWT)
    15Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, all the women who were standing there, and all the people who lived at Pathros in Egypt answered Jeremiah. They said, 16“We won’t listen to the message that you have spoken to us in the Lord’s name. 17We will do everything we said we would do. We will burn incense to the queen of heaven and pour out wine offerings to her as our ancestors, our kings, and our officials did in the cities of Judah and on the streets of Jerusalem. We had plenty to eat then, and we lived comfortably and saw no disaster. 18But since we stopped burning incense to the queen of heaven and pouring out wine offerings to her, we have had nothing but wars and famines.”

    19The women added, “When we burned incense to the queen of heaven, poured out wine offerings to her, and made cakes for her with her image on them, do you think our husbands didn’t approve?”

    20Then Jeremiah said to all the people, both men and women, to everyone who answered him, 21“Doesn’t the Lord remember that you burned incense in the cities of Judah and on the streets of Jerusalem along with your ancestors, your kings and your officials, and the people in the land? 22The Lord could no longer bear the wicked and detestable things you did. That is why your land has become something ruined, destroyed, and cursed. No one lives in that land today. 23You burned incense as offerings to other gods, sinned against the Lord, and wouldn’t obey him. You didn’t live by his teachings, decrees, or written instructions. That is why you have met with this disaster as it is today.”

    24Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including the women, “Listen to the word of the Lord, all you people of Judah who are in Egypt. 25This is what the Lord of Armies, the God of Israel, says: You and your wives made promises, and you have kept them. You said, ‘We will certainly do what we vow. We will burn incense to the queen of heaven and pour out wine offerings to her.’

    “So go ahead. Keep your vows, and do what you vow. 26But listen to the word of the Lord, all you people of Judah who live in Egypt. ‘I swear by my great name,’ says the Lord, ‘that no one from Judah who lives anywhere in Egypt will ever again call on my name and take the oath, “As the Almighty Lord lives…” 27I am going to watch over them. I am going to watch over them to bring disasters, not blessings. In Egypt the people from Judah will die in wars and famines until everyone is gone. 28Those who escape the wars will return to Judah from Egypt. Then all the people of Judah who went to live in Egypt will know whose words have come true, mine or theirs. 29I will give you this sign,’ declares the Lord. ‘I will punish you in this place so that you will know that my threats of disaster will happen to you!

    Sorry Oprah, there’s only ONE WAY…AND “YOU” ARE NOT IT!!!!

  15. this was absolutely great! good job! sending it out to some friends via email…..

  16. This is not about Oprah’s accomplishments and her work she has done, but about her religious and moral beliefs and the wickedness she has and is pushing. Her works is what has people who say they are Christians fooled. Some people think because you open schools, build homes, donate money and feed and help the less fortunate that they are good and belong to Christ. But, there is none good but the Father and it’s time for people to wake up a and stop letting sentimentality deceive them.
    When they used those young girls to give Oprah props, and then the last little girl said, girls can rule the world, or something like that, I knew Beyonce (Sasha) wasn’t far behind to take them further into the hell hole that has enlarged it’s mouth.
    By the way, if any of you heard the song, It seems like the background is saying Queen Jesus twice before Beyonce (Sasha) starts singing. If you look there is a woman on a cross laying on top of a car in the video a little bit before they start chanting what sounds like Queen Jesus. Lord help!!!!!!

  17. Oh, so now they got this mess on TVLAND? Wow!!! Just when you thought you could see something decent. Well, thats why we always got to watch and pray.

  18. GOOD BYE OPRAH AND OPRAHISM, I HOPE YOU NEVER COME BACK,

    OPRAH IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO CHRISTIANITY AND THE HOLY BIBLE. SHE IS A SEDUCER AND PROMOTER OF NEW AGE, SPIRITUALITY, HOMOSEXUALITY, AND FEMININISM, AND ANYTHING PROMOTING SECULARISM. HER CHARM AND BILLIONS HAVE LURED MANY IN HER FOLD.
    GOOD ARTICLE GCMWATCH, EACH YEAR SHE GREW MORE HAZAROUS AND TOXIC.

  19. People of God: I will be to the point. No Christian who is filled with the Holy Spirit of God can countenance and approve of Oprah and
    her anti God antics and statements.
    None. Regardless of her charities and guest personalities. She is of
    the worldview and the world listens to her. We are of the Spirit and
    those of the Spirit are attuned to the Spirit.
    Let no Christian act as if Oprah is of God for out of her own mouth she has promulgated a different gospel that is not based on the Word of God.
    Oprah knows better but has made the decision to follow the works of the flesh and the applause of the crowd.
    For those who profess Christ and would indicate that they were misled by the gibberish of Oprah, you are telling on yourself because you have not been a good Berean (Acts 17:11) and thus refuted her
    foolishness.
    How can a Spirit filled Christian tune in and watch a New Age witch and go away feeling that she (Oprah) is OK according to the Word of God?
    Light can not have fellowship with darkness.
    Now, with Oprah being on cable with her own network and thus not subject to any censorship, she will be at full liberty to spew forth any
    New Age bilge that tickles her fancy including reincarnation, universalism, homosexuality and, “other roads lead to God.”
    Saints of God…contend for the faith (Jude)!

  20. Amen. Great article.
    It always disturbed me when so-called professing “Christians” were big supporters of Oprah. I used to be like “What, don’t they know this woman’s true colors? Don’t these people have even the most basic level of discernment?”

    Anyway, I’m just glad she’s finally gone .. and not a moment too soon. Good riddance to her. I’m just sad for all the millions who’ve been deceived by her and her New Age guests she constantly promoted on her show. Only God knows the spiritual damage this woman has done over these past 25 years.

    Sure, she accomplished a lot… billionaire status, etc… but what does it profit a man/woman to gain the whole world, and lose their soul?

  21. Jesus loves Oprah as well!…She needs our prayers…yes she needs to be corrected but with that correction she needs to be loved back into the fold, back into the God’s loving and forgiving hands. We must pray for her journey and that she comes back to her first love. She is not the only Christian to give way to the narrative that Jesus Christ is not the only way to the Father; many Christians have stated that there are more than one way to the Father; including many Pastors and teachers such as Evanglist Billy Graham; who has alluded to some of the same things Oprah believes. I pray I am given the chance to meet Oprah to love on her and to show her the love of Jesus; to be a true light for her and a true testimony of the goodness of Jesus and the power of his life, his death and his resurrection. God’s love is deeper and wider than what any of us can imagine. At the end of the day love will win over all….Love is what won me over..Love is what turned my life around..and so let us continue to correct and rebuke but let us not forget to love and pray for all people of God. Lastly, let us also be wise in our ministering and loving those of whom have fallen away or given into heretical doctrines; let us use godly wisdom in dealing with them….let our words truly be fruits of the spirit; which are kind and long suffering among so many other things. It may take a long time but if we as a praying people really believe that our prayes are heard and are answered by God; then these lost souls among us will one day find their way back home!..Praise God…Glory to God!…That is my prayer for Oprah and all people who have lost their way…..there is a way back home!….My dad was an athiest then a new age believer for almost 20 years. But mom and I never stop loving him; never stop demonstrating the love of Jesus to him. God heard our prayers and Love eventually won him over and now he is a Deacon in the church; full of truth and full of Love. Oprah may have done a lot of damage; but she hasn’t done any damage that God himself can’t fix! Glory to God!…

  22. “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” – Matthew 7:6

    Love? Yes, always! Pray for others, besides ourselves, who need redemption? Yes, always! That is inner grace.

    Preach to those who are Satan’s minions? Preach to those who are not receptive?

    “A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.” – Luke 8:5.

    Most of us come to Jesus Christ on our knees, beaten down by our own failed attempts to usurp the throne of God. First comes humility, then comes receptivity. There has to be a state of ripeness, of readiness. Otherwise, we cast our pearls before swine who will turn again and rend us. We sow our seed by the way side where it is trodden down. So says Scripture.

  23. No greater love can a believer tell someone who is lost, is to repent and turn from their sins before they die lost. That is the gospel, not this warm and fuzzy dribble that flows out of many today. When one is confronted with their sinfulness, when they realize that God is angry for their continuing rejection of the cross and that they will face Hell if they don’t repent, that does more prodding than any feel good sermonette. It cuts to the heart of the matter and makes one come to the reality that they are a sinner and that the cross is the only solution to their problem, that is the greatest evidence of love God shows to a person. But if they reject that mercy and grace, then that same love turns to judgment and the apostle Paul makes it clear in Philippians 3:18-19 “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame; who set their mind on earthly things.” If Oprah does not repent in this lifetime, she becomes the enemy of God.

  24. gbg111, Jesus loves everyone. But is that the real issue here? Whether Jesus loves people? Do you think that no one has shown Oprah Winfrey love? Do you think she is totally unaware that Christ loves her? If so, why do you think that if you can get to her, that would change everything? Love isnt the answer to sin, repentance is.

    Example: Jesus loved everyone, gave his life, healed the sick and raised the dead in perfect love. But the same people who were beneficiaries of his love, cried out vehemently for his blood, even on their children’s lives.
    That’s why on the day of Pentecost, Peter didnt preach love, he preached repentance.

    Acts 2:36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
    37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
    38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
    40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

    As Peter said the only way for the people to “save themselves” was to repent. If you strip repentance out of the equation you can love Oprah (and anyone else) till they take their last breath and it will be of no avail.
    If people ignore his love (sacrifice on the cross) they condemn themselves.

    John 3:17-18 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

    There is no other way into the kingdom of God unless a person accepts the love of Christ. Proof of that acceptance is earnest repentance.
    To think otherwise borders on that inclusion madness.

  25. gbg111,

    C.L. Gregory wrote this in his piece:

    “Then there was Jo Baldwin, your first cousin, now a professor at Mississippi Valley State whom you hired back in the late 80‘s for nearly three years and quickly fired within two. Your reason? Ms. Baldwin spoke about Jesus Christ during her time at Harpo, which you seemed to dislike. But your aversion to the gospel is not just limited to simple sound bites and testy confrontations of past employees, your distaste for the true Christ is seen in your continuing support of another gospel – and their preachers”.

    So it`s not like Oprah has not been shown the love of Jesus; her own cousin was spreading the gospel, and not only did Oprah reject it, she fired her for it. I believe that Oprah showed who her allegiance is to, and it comes in the form of idolatry to other doctrines and gods. Sure, continue to pray for her soul, but until she decided to humble herself and repent to her savior there will be no change.

  26. Good article first of all .Oprah is into spirit channeling, which is quote on quote “new age”, which the ancient Greeks called “muses” to inspire them in acting, writing,different aspects in Greek life. Whether you call it an alter-ego, spirit guide, or a muse it still comes out to a lying demon.

    http://goodfight.org/a_v_winfrey_oprah.html

    The word new age, comes from famous satanist Aleister Crowley, who came up with the word “new aeon.” What Oprah is practicing is nothing new under the sun. I believe her television network may have more demonic influence on people than her television show.

  27. Pastor Foster

    Yes, repentance is very essential. I thought I stated that in my initial post..but if I didn’t let me make it clear; Oprah and many like her who have fallen away from the truth must come back to the fold by repenting and accepting Jesus Christ and his truth. I am not so ignorant to believe that no one has shown Oprah love. I just believe that we as Christians ought to continue to show and demonstrate the Love of Christ to Oprah and to all of those who have fallen away. Many on this site see Oprah as a child of Satan or the enemy herself and yes while their is a Satanic spirit operating within Oprah and many like her; its never too late for their eyes to be open and their hearts, minds and souls renewed and restored back to God.

    After all, we are under grace…not the law. So, because we are under “grace”, God’s love and mercy is endless and vast and yes even for Oprah there is still room at the Cross. All she has to do is REPENT and come back to her first love. I truly believe that demonstrating the Love of Christ is the best way to minister to those who have fallen away. Also, we must correct as I earlier stated and rebuke but we must use Godly wisdom and the fruits of the spirit to do so. In everything we do we must do it unto the Glory of God and the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit. I just don’t want the Saints to end up “crying Loud” and “crying in the flesh” at that the same time. Frustration and even anger is understood because we love of Savior and to hear anyone distort or discredit what he did for us on the Cross is offensive but we must take the mind of our Savior and we must Love the hell out of them! We must ask God to forgive them for they know not what they do. We must pray for our enemies; pray for their deliverance not their destruction.

    I hope that clears it up. Being a Pastor as you know being a Pastor yourself; many of my flock have at one point or another fallen back into sin, back into false doctrines but as a church family we continued to reach out ot those individuals. We continued to correct and rebuke but we did it with the Love of Christ and in the most humble, kind and sincere manner we could..knowing that we are dealing with God’s chosen people; even if they don’t know it or refuse to accept it-it doesn’t change the fact that Jesus Christ died for them as well.

    Amen.

  28. To Pastor Foster

    I actually reread what I originally posted.I didn’t specifically say repent..but when I mentioned..”come back to the fold” I was applying that in order to come back to the fold; one would definitely have to repent.

    But now its cleared up!….Amen.

  29. To: Iamapastorswife

    I agree 100%. Perhaps I indicated in some manner that Oprah hasn’t been shown the Love of Christ. But that is not what I was meaning to indicate. She must “continue” be shown the Love of Christ. And yes, she must repent. She must humble yourself. And this I believe can happen when the Saints of God begin to pray and begin to demonsrate the Love of God and minister to her by the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit. After Oprah at one point was a confessed Christian and I believe God is married to the backslider so God is not finish with her yet-he is still working on her and we all know God has a way of “working” and doing things that causes us to “submit” to this will and “humble” ourselves and “turn” from our wicked ways. Now that she is going off TV, perhaps God got them private soldiers in her life who are planting seeds of righteousness and who are being that light that she needs to guide her back to the loving arms of God. My father often spoke of the many secret soldiers God placed in his life; ministering to him throughout the years and my mom and I never knew this but we prayed that God was sending people his way and God heard our prayers and today my Father is redeemed from the pits of Hell and the world of darkness. Glory to God..and thank God for those secret soldiers out there that are loving and ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and fallen.

    Amen.

    Amen.

  30. Oprah is worshipped by many as a god, and she knows it, and she loves it. Chances are if I were in her shoe, I would have done and said the same things, because the human heart is desperately wicked. We all start out wanting to serve God and others, you know, make the world a better place, advance the growth of the kingdom of God etc……..and after a while we start to behave as if God can’t function without us, and our fellow man are lost without us…..and the day comes when we have to make a conscious decision to repent and submit to the Almighty God we had started to despise in our deceived hearts, or follow Jeroboam and build golden calves and tell God’s people that “these are the gods that delivered you, worship them.” Oprah chose, her followers chose, and we too must choose which God we and our children are going to serve.

  31. gbg111 do you think she is a backslider? She has evolved into an entertainer bar none, which has brought the church folk to her feet. And she has always had this religious veneer thing going, but I never sensed that she had “fallen away”. I see no evidence of that nor has she ever even remotely confessed or suggested such a thing. So Im curious to know if you know something many of us dont know. Please share specifically if you do.

    I still think you are arguing a moot point. Christopher’s post is not contending nor suggesting that Jesus didnt die for love Oprah, that grace and mercy is not endless to all sinners or any of us. We know while we were yet sinners, Christ died for the ungodly. That’s a wrap. No argument. But because we not happy and celebrating this woman’s wickedness (while giving out gifts) in no way mean we do not love her. Hating someone is a ticket to hell. But not telling the truth will get you the same ticket. I dont think thats its a matter of either/or. We can love people (oprah) and yet decry her wickedness.

    Please consider 2 Cor 11…
    12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. 13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

    gBG111 it very well could be that you are not seeing maturely the enemy in clothes of white. We cannot call everybody a child of God, because some are certainly not. To dismiss that reality of what is among us is rather naive if you ask me. Everybody cant be a son or daughter. Some folk are just working for and sent by the enemy. I think CG did a great job showing how this woman has deceived and led millions in rebellion and rejection of the true God.

    The greatest danger is that we diminish God’s standards for others because of our own failures to live by it. Jesus said the truth, not love makes people free. If you want Oprah to be free, then tell her the truth in love.

  32. Far be it from me to pass judgement on Oprah.

    “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” – Matthew 7:1

    There is a difference, however, between passing judgement on someone and exercising good judgement. The former focuses on another person and the latter focuses on oursleves and our own choices. Without doubt, we have plenty to keep us busy dealing with our own failings and shortcomings.

    If we were to see a group of drug dealers and prostitutes on the street, the Lord would undoubtedly be well pleased if we prayed fervently for their upliftment. It might, however, be unwise were we to go into their midst speaking of the Lord. God has given us practicality and common sense and we are wise to avail ourselves of them.

    Oprah’s choices are ultimately between her and the Lord. God has given us free will to choose for ourselves. We, however, are obliged to make an assessment regarding what to draw near and what to shun. That is exercising good judgement as opposed to passing judgement. To those who might ask us, we are also obliged to speak Truth to the degree to which we have been given to know it.

  33. Gcmwatch that is a common mistake a lot of pastors make concerning big celebrities. We want to put them into the kingdom of God while they show absolutely no evidence of repentance or true saving faith.

    What did John tell the Pharisees who wanted to get baptized?:

    “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.” Matthew 3:7

    Anyone with even a modicum of discernment can tell that Oprah is not only lost but has never been a believer at all. For a Pastor like the one above (gbg111, and I believe he made mention that he was a mega church pastor in another post go figure…) to make such a stupid assessment and tell everyone else to “love” her back to the fold is indicative of just where the black church is spiritually.

    It’s also the main reason why false teachers run rampant through our churches today. We are busy “loving” them in, an they are busy hating us right into hell. Oprah cares nothing for God or His Son Jesus Christ. Pastor’s should be telling the flock to run from her and the damnable heresies that come out of her mouth. Paul issued a warning to the Romans:

    “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; AVOID THEM.” Romans 16:17

    Genuine love will be ready to forgive evil, but it will not condone or ignore it. Those who truly love the brethren will warn them about sin, false teaching, and harm.

    “Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:6

  34. “I often say, ‘Nobody but Jesus could have made this happen for me,”

    Christopher, Oprah said that on the last day of her show. What do you make of it?

  35. Yeah, I caught what she said and the thought that came to me was that MANY will say on that day, “Lord, Lord.” and he will tell them, “I never knew you.” The sad part is, she HAS a relationship with Jesus, but it’s not the same as ours. 😉 She’s a lost soul.

  36. Don, that’s just pure nonsense.

    Paul tells us expressively to “mark them” who cause division, who preach or teach a false gospel and warn others the same. The apostle Paul called out publicly MANY who were causing harm to the body of Christ. Oprah is a false teacher and she is serving up poison and I for one will judge and call out anyone who would do such in tese troubled times we live in. We must remember, we are in the last days and this is war – spiritual war. And we must do what we can to expose the darkness, Jesus would expect no other.

  37. “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” – Matthew 7:1

    “…and I for one will judge…” – C. L. Gregory

  38. To Pastor Foster

    She has on her show back when she first began stated that she was a Christian and talked about her experience when she was first baptized. She was raised baptist. Here is a quote from her publicist:

    A spokesman for Winfrey’s Harpo Productions said the celebrity is a Christian.

    “Oprah was raised Baptist and has stated many, many times that she is a Christian and that she believes in only one God,” said the spokesman, who asked not to be named. “She has also said, ‘I’m a free-thinking Christian who believes in my way, but I don’t believe it’s the only way, with 6 billion people on the planet.'”

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-07-07-oprah-christian_N.htm

    Now, I can only take Oprah at her word but I really do believe she does believe in Jesus Christ and that she believes he died for her sins; she like some other Christians just believe that there are more than one way to God than via her God-which is Jesus Christ. Again even Evangelist Billy Graham believed “all roads leads to Heaven”….I don’t believe that but I’ve heard it from many men and women of the faith.

    So that is why I say Oprah is a backslider in that she has “fallen away” from the turth of God’s word as it relates to Christ and him only being the way, the truth and the path to God, our Father.

    Oprah considers herself a “free thinking Christian”..its my prayer that she and many like her will one day take on the “mind” or “thinking” of Christ and when they do-they will repent and come to accept the truth that she was raised on. I also read where Oprah began reading the Bible at 4 or 5 and both her Grandmother and her Father made sure she was brought up in the Church. Again, Oprah can run now…but God isn’t finished with her yet. I don’t believe she is a “willing” operative of Satan; I just believe she has been mislead, misguided and she needs to continue to seek God and his truth and in her seeking it is my prayer that she comes back home-to her first love..the love she experienced as a child and as an adult.

    Amen….

  39. Thank you, N’Catina.

    Do you not find Matthew 7:1 to be edifying and enlightening? How should I determine which Scripture to ignore?

  40. Don, CL said “I will judge” and that was proof that he was judging. But what sort of judging was he doing? Was he not correctly assessing a public matter based on public evidence clearly presented?
    Oprah said “I believe there are many paths to God” and that’s proof of what she believes. In her own words (not CL’s judgement) she’s blatantly rejecting Jesus Christ’s statement that “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh to the Father, but through me.” (John 14:6)

    Now for Matthew 7vs1, if you look closely, it fits perfectly with Matthew 7vs 2-5, it’s a complete teaching that speaks for itself once read in its entirety. Clearly Jesus Christ was not telling us to say nothing when blatant evil (as defined by the unchanging word of God) is being perpetuated, and to cover-up for evil-doers.

    If you breached the Road Traffic Act by running a red light, and I, as a fellow civilian said “Don ran a red light, and breached the road traffic act.”, am I judging Don?

  41. 1John 2:22 Who is a liar but the one who denies that Yeshua is the Christ ? He is the anti-Christ the one who denies the father and son.

    It takes an anti-Christ Spirit to say what she did, because it is a flat out lie!

  42. Are you simply making a statement, Robert, or is this to make a case against Matthew 7:1?

  43. Don, the referenced link was designed to give a comprehensive explination of what judging is–in line w/scripture–the justification, and need for such.

    Matthew 7:1, in it’s proper context, serves as reproof of individuals improperly passing judgment on someone for activities for which the person doing the judging is also involved in committing. An example would be chiding someone for reckless driving while you, yourself, are blazing the streets.

    Scripture was not designed for any aspect of it to contradict itself. Carnal thinking would believe otherwise. Your selective use of scripture in this discussion does a disservice in the face of continually growing apostasy among supposed “ministers” of the “gospel.”

    Lastly, all scripture was written for our reproof and inspiration. The Holy Spirit would give you better guidance in how you handle moreso than I can.

  44. The comment above me is the very reason why the black church is where it is today.

    1. No discernment
    2. No scriptural knowledge
    3. Pastor’s who are disillusioned, and put what “they think” over what the word of God says….

    No wonder false doctrine is so rampant, the leaders are spiritually, and biblically ignorant.

    Lord help us….

    p.s.- show me in the bible where it talks about “free thinking” Christians smh

  45. Oprah was raised a Baptist. And satan was the Chief Musician in Heaven. Oprah does believe in God, the god who lives inside of her. The day that she invited Ekhart Tolle and his A New Earth, spiritual awakening gibberish onto her show I was through with her. Since that time she has had new age leaders like Deepak Chopra, Gary Zukav and his “Energy of Love”, etc. She has used these individuals to deceive MILLIONS, and she revels in the attention that she receives as a so-called deity. Oprah has yet to have a representative of Jesus Christ on her show to teach about the true Way.

    I have been attacked relentlessly for my views on the Church of Oprah because black people believe her to be equal with god. You may love Oprah, you can pray, fast and spit bubbles on Oprah`s behalf, but you must realize that God`s Word is true in Mark 10:25, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God”.

    I wonder if Jesus asked Oprah to give up all of her billions and to follow him what her choice would be.

  46. Oh, how complex are the “whys” and “wherefores”! How tangled the explanations of how Scripture doesn’t mean what it says! Exceptions upon exceptions! One would think that the Holy Bible were written only for those with the mind of a lawyer!

    Countless millions around the world read the Holy Bible every day, without benefit of “whys”, “wherefores” and complicated intellectual interpretation, and live by the Word of God, simply, honestly and in love and faith. Who would interpose themselves and their interpretations as “necessary”?

    This is the problem. This is the trouble we face. This is why Christianity has become weakened and subject to attack. This is why people can be swayed and become confused and lost.

    How can we hand people the Holy Bible, where Truth and the Word of God have been put in writing precisely so that they cannot be distorted, and then tell them that in addition to the Holy Bible that they need a long list of complex and conflicting interpretations?

    The Word is the Word. There is no other Word. The Holy Bible says what it says. It is in written form precisely so that no one, even millennia from now, can morph Truth into untruth yet some seek to do that even now through their “interpretations”.

    Only God and our Lord Jesus Christ are fit to “interpret” the Holy Bible for us. They are available to us in prayer 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Why would we turn to men?

  47. Don the bible is to be interpreted correctly! Not any way you feel……

    You didn’t even read all of Matthew chapter 7. So until you do be…..quiet…..

    You are seriously making a fool of yourself!

  48. I wrote that only God and our Lord Jesus Christ are fit to “interpret” the Holy Bible for us. Do you think that They will not interpret it correctly?

    I would gladly suffer being considered a fool by men for the sake of God, Christ and the Holy Bible. What sort of “Christian” would not?

    Now I should be quiet even as you feel free to speak your mind?

    Where have I “interpreted” the Bible? I have interpreted nothing. I quoted Scripture word for word. “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” – Matthew 7:1 How is it that quoting Scripture stirs up such a hornet’s nest? What seems to be the problem with quoting Scripture?

  49. DON-Just because you quoted “A” scripture does not mean you did so in the right context……This is where you look foolish….

    You tried to use a scripture out of context as sort of a rebuke to Brother Gregory. Let me show you:

    Don
    Posted May 26, 2011 at 3:34 PM
    “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” – Matthew 7:1

    “…and I for one will judge…” – C. L. Gregory

    You used it incorrectly just as many who do not know the word of God do. That’s why I suggested that you read beyond the first verse. Because Jesus explained what He meant. But since you will not, allow me to post it for you:

    “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5

    Jesus is telling us that if we are going to judge someone we need to make sure that we are doing so without being a hypocrite. Notice how he says “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

    If we are going to make a righteous judgement we need to do so apart from hypocrisy. Oprah is a false teacher and a dangerous one at that. Since I do not teach falsely then I am not in violation of scripture. I made sure that I didn’t have a speck in my eye while pointing out the one in Oprah’s.

    I hope you can understand this as it will be quite helpful for you in the future especially in an open forum were you claim you would rather be ignorant of God’s word than understand it correctly...

    blessings…..

  50. My friend asked me if I was going to be watching the last episodes of Oprah and I stated to her that Oprah is a mere human being. If she can’t save the lost, heal the sick and raise the deal…I will not be watching her final episodes.

  51. @ Don

    Demons love using that Scripture because they knows their time for Judgment is near……

    Matthew 7:5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

    So once your not a hypocrite and correct your self Christ said we will see clearly to judge our brother?
    I’m not acting out as a hypocrite my log was removed from my eye a long time ago.
    Now Ill address your other post…..

  52. @ Don I agree we have become deceived and lost with the acceptance of homosexuality and abortion in religious denominations. Who is next, I don’t know but Jesus Himself said He is returning for a little flock. So not everyone that claims Christ is really Saved.

    God is not the author of confusion. The Bible contains No contradictions if you do have something you are confused about maybe you need to ask a seasoned Godly leader for help. The Bible is knowledge only available to His Children reveal by His Spirit. If you don’t have the Holy Spirit it is impossible to understand the Bible.

  53. That sounds good but its not quite Biblical. The way the Scripture comes alive to a follower of Christ is Through His Spirit, which is also called the Helper and Spirit of Truth.

    Your the one who cast the “Don’t Judge” Stone. Fair warning, bringing a false gospel homosexual argument from a John Boswell book is going to bring a necessary rebuke. Especially since you didn’t explain yourself.

    By misquoting Matthew 7:1 are you trying to say that I am not in right standing with God to say that Oprah is anti-Christ (which she clearly is).

  54. “Judge not, that ye be not judged”. – Matthew 7:1

    That is Scripture. It says what it says. It admonishes us in a mere two words; “judge not”. Could there possibly be anything more simple, clear and direct?

    How can a verbatim statement of Scripture be “misquoting”, Robert? Is that not what Matthew 7:1 says? Have I altered it?

    We conform ourselves to Scripture and not Scripture to ourselves.

  55. Can we at least agree that Matthew 7vs 1, is NOT the only thing that Jesus Christ said about judging? The full teaching is Matthew 7:1-5.

    To focus on one verse, to the exclusion of the others, is a tactic of the enemy, for in all instances we are to seek the FULL COUNSEL of the Word of God. You see, quoting scripture is one thing, but RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH is another matter by itself. The Bible interprets itself and the Holy Spirit will open our understanding to see God’s word the way God sees it.
    When Jesus Christ was tempted of the devil in St.Luke 4 vs. 1- 13, he used the word of God to overcome, He rightly divided the word of truth, he was not merely quoting scripture. For even the devil can quote scripture, as proven in the wilderness when the devil quoted Psalm 91 vs 11&12 to trick Jesus Christ into sinning. Jesus’ reponse was based on Deut. 6 vs. 16 specifically, and the many verses on tempting God in the Penateuch. Thus we see the devil quoting scripture,perverting God’s word to get a desired result, and we see Jesus Christ rightly dividing the word of truth, based on the FULL COUNSEL OF THE WORD OF GOD.

    In closing, let us look at a teaching on LOVE in Matthew 5 vs. 43 – 48.
    Verse 43 plainly states ” Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thy enemy.”

    Question : What kind of Christian, teaching or sharing on LOVE would quote verse 43 only, and present it as the conclusion of matter, while blatantly ignoring verses 44 – 48 ?

    Answer: One who is handling the word of God deceitfully, wresting scripture to their own destruction, or to put it simply, one who is telling a lie on Jesus Christ.

  56. I am not addressing Matthew 5 vs 43-48. I am addressing Matthew 7:1. You will notice that Verse 43 does not admonish us to do or to refrain from doing anything: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love they neighbor and hate thy enemy.” Is it admonishing us to hate our enemy? No, it is not.

    Matthew 7:1 directly admonishes us to judge not and then it tells us why we should judge not. It is scriptural direction. It tell us directly to refrain from something.

    To focus on many verses is the tactic of the enemy as well whereby the attempt is made to refute one verse with another. Have we not seen those who advocate for false marriage use that very tactic?

  57. Don, it’s either a principle or it’s not. i.e. We take a teaching in its entirety,especially when the verses run concurrently, as in the case of Matthew 7 vs. 1-5. Or we focus on a verse regarding a specific subject, and ignore the other verses on the same subject. The full counsel of God’s word is immutable. Now I read and believe that Jesus Christ said all of the five verses of Matthew 7 vs. 1- 5, and it is not for me to focus on one verse, to the exclusion of all others. Sure, I have the ability to do it, but is cannot make it right, for none of God’s word will fall to the ground. If it’s in the word, it’s there for a reason. And it explains itself. Verses 2-5 do not refute verse 1, for they are all the words of Jesus Christ, and God is not the author of confusion. I repeat, it is a complete teaching, and there is a marked difference between quoting scripture and rightly dividing the word of truth.

    Would you care to share what you get from verses 2 – 5 as well?

  58. “Don, it’s either a principle or it’s not. i.e. We take a teaching in its entirety,especially when the verses run concurrently, as in the case of Matthew 7 vs. 1-5. Or we focus on a verse regarding a specific subject, and ignore the other verses on the same subject.”

    Where is that written? Where in scripture are we given this “principle, this “either or” rule? What gives us license to make our own self-created rules to limit how Scripture is to be approached?

  59. Its your intent behind quoting Matthew 7:1 by disregarding the rest of what Christ is saying in versus 2-5. Which you completely fail to a acknowledge. The red flags are obvious.

    Again you don’t explain yourself and myself and others have shown the proper application and use of that verse. So Christ goes on further to say once we have gotten the sin out of our lives we can judge our brother. Did you miss that? Its in your Bible a few lines down.

    The Return of Christ is near of which No One can escape, the devil and his children hate the idea of God’s Judgment and thus use the Matthew verse to clamp your mouth shut. Won’t happen here.

  60. Oh please, your wrong, here is why. It is your own personal presumption that Matthew 7:1 stands alone. Jesus did not stop or given any indication that Matt 7:1 stands alone He finished His paragraph.

    We are going to be judged by every word that comes out of our mouth. Oprah denied that Christ is the only way to Heaven on her TV show remember “What about Jesus?”
    That fact that your not even insulted in the least by Oprah’s foolish demonic words but defend them show that your not on Christ’s side. I encourage you to pursue repentance first and then a personal intimate relationship with the ONLY King and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Isaiah 43:11″I, even I, am Yahweh,
    And there is no savior besides Me.

  61. Thank you for adding the ungodly element of racism to the mix. It doesn’t matter what color she is..if she gained her “accomplishments” against the Worn of God..her accomplishments mean nothing in the eyes of the Lord.

  62. “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” – Matthew 7:1

    Is that or is it not Scripture? Yes or no? Either it is Scripture or it is not. It has to be one or the other. Do you deny that Matthew 7:1 is Scripture?

  63. Don, for the sake of making yourself lose your posting privilieges (and suffering further embarassement) , please keep quiet?! More than enough has been posted to answer you, and your motives suggest that we simply shut our mouths in the face of these false teachers and the devastating effects it has and continues to have among multitudes of people!! Sheesh!

  64. Oprah: Goodbye, Farewell and Good Riddance. Thank you CGregory for an amazing article that I wholeheartedly agree with. God Bless You, keep on researching and writing. You glorify God`s word in writing the truth.

  65. “That fact that your not even insulted in the least by Oprah’s foolish demonic words but defend them show that your not on Christ’s side.”

    Where have I defended Oprah’s words? I have not defended Oprah’s words. You accuse me falsely.

    I am now informed. It is you who are to determine who is on Christ’s side and who is not. Let us gather up the people of the world and bring them before you so that you can determine who shall be saved and who shall perish. In the meantime, God can sit on your right side and observe.

  66. Robert, you said that I have defended Oprah’s words. I have not and I challenge you to prove your accusation against me.

    “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” – Exodus 20:16.

    Do you adhere to this admonition or do you feel that it too has to be viewed in some larger context which gives license to not heed it?

  67. Don, please stop being disingenuous. You are the one who is adamantly sitting on verse 1 and refusing to acknowledege that verses 2-5 are indeed a part of Jesus’ teaching on judging. Matthew 5 vs 1-5 is scripture, Jesus Christ himself spoke these words, so I take His words in their entirety.
    Hence the principle I refer to. We either take Scripture in its entirety i.e. the full counsel of the word of God, or we focus on the verse(s) that suit our point and ignore the others that don’t suit. One choice is godly, the other isn’t.

    Matthew 5 vs. 1 is Scripture. So is Matthew 5 vs. 1-5. Are you really saying that verses 2-5 have no bearing whatsoever on verse 1?

  68. Correction: all my Scripture references and questions are related to Matthew 7 verses 1 -5.

  69. You expose yourself by insulting God (blasphemy) by even suggesting a sinner such as myself should sit in the Judgment seat of God.

  70. Who is being disingenuous? Here you are, back again, with your self-created “principle” that no verse of scripture can stand alone. I have already asked you where that principle is written in Scripture. You never answered.

    What gives you authority to dictate to the entirety of Christiandom how Scripture is to be approached?

  71. We are in complete agreement then, Robert, that Matthew 7:1 is, in fact, Scripture.

    Will you adhere to the proscription in Matthew 7:1 or will you refuse to adhere to it?

  72. Red flags are in the eye of the beholder, Robert.

    I am not disregarding verses 2-5, you are disregarding Matthew 7:1 and seek to use the following verses to give you license to ingnore the explicit scriptural proscription to “judge not”.

  73. In all of this confusion, Oprah has snuck out the back door and left us arguing amongst ourselves. Smh…

    GCMW: Everybody is discussing this. Google and broaden your perspective.

  74. In a sense, I agree with you, Tim. Fortunately, Oprah’s TV show is now off the air. At least, if she snuck out the back door, she is gone in that regard.

    We are having a discussion or debate about Scripture and we all have strong feelings and convictions. I would much rather see this than to have Christians fall silent lest we see more scenarios like the Presbyterian denomination ordaining homosexual clergy.

    If we are hypervigilant that is much to be preferred to not being vigilant at all.

  75. Don, hyperbole and snideness doth not a proper discussion make.
    Could you please be kind enough to reread my post in its entirety, and desist from falsely accusing me of creating a principle that ‘no verse of scripture can stand alone?’

    Might I also take the liberty of asking if you are the same Don who posted a comment with the conclusion that “We conform ourselves to Scripture, and not Scripture to ourselves.” ?

  76. Excuse me, lesha, but you stated that I was being “disingenuous”. Apparently you think it fine to state that about me but my comments to you are to be considered “snide”. Isn’t that a bit of a double standard?

    There is no “hyperbole”, lesha. You were twice asked a very simple and straightforward question; is the “principle” which you would have us follow written in Scripture? If it is, give the reference, if it is not, simply say so.

  77. Let me see if I can bring some closure here.

    Without question, there are many parts of Scripture which need to be considered as a whole, that is, multiple verses, to grasp the intended meaning. The deeper meaning of all Scripture is revealed to us by God and by our Lord Jesus Christ. It would be difficult indeed to pray to Them to enlighten us had we not first at least taken in the full idea.

    That having been said, there are also clearly verses which do stand on their own. Such verses generally direct us to do or to refrain from doing specific things.

    The Ten Commandments were given all at once, as a whole. They firmly establish a set of “do’s” and “dont’s” which we should follow. At the same time, each Commandment can stand on it’s own because each directs us as to a specific thing which we should do or should not do.

    When a verse of scripture explicity directs us to do or to not do something, we should be exceedingly cautious in looking for reasons to not heed it. Such direction is given for our benefit and we will suffer unnecessarily if we choose to disregard it.

  78. CONSIDER THIS THE END OF ALL DISCUSSIONS ON THIS POST ABOUT JUDGING. Any other like comments will be immediately deleted.

  79. Very well written article! I too felt disgusted as I watched people praise Oprah last week. I’m a black woman, but my blackness is NOT more important than my allegiance to God, and it’s sad that a lot of blacks and women cannot see past that to see that Satan is really using her. I will continue to pray for her.

Comments are closed.