Oprah Winfrey Apologetics


Oprah Winfrey, who claims to be a Christian, has been increasingly advocating New Age theology (e.g., she says, "I believe God is in all things") and denying that Jesus is the only way of salvation (e.g., she has said, "One of the mistakes that human beings make is believing that there is only one way...there are many paths to what you call God." And elsewhere, "I am a Christian who believes that there are certainly many more paths to God other than Christianity").

In addition to leading people astray from the truth on her television and radio programs, she is leading them astray through her book recommendations. In 2007 she promoted a book called The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (see our article below that addresses this book's content). In 2008 she promoted a book called A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle that again espouses numerous New Age doctrines (monism: "We are all one," and panentheism: "God is in all things"). Al Mohler summarizes the religion she espouses: "Oprah’s newly-packaged positive-thinking spirituality is tailor-made for the empty souls of our postmodern age. She promises meaning without truth, acceptance without judgment, and fulfillment without self-denial."


ARTICLES:

"The Church of Oprah Winfrey–A New American Religion?" by Albert Mohler

Troubling Quotes from Eckart Tolle's A NEW EARTH
(heavily promoted by Oprah).

Commentary on A NEW EARTH by Charles Colson

"The Secret: Ten Problems I Have with Rhonda Byrne's Best Seller" by Charlie Campbell

"The New Age Movement" (whose teachings Oprah is promoting) by Charlie Campbell


AUDIO:

Comments on the book, A NEW EARTH by Charles Colson

"The New Age Movement" by Charlie Campbell


VIDEO:

Click here to see and hear with your own eyes a sampling of some of the unbiblical things Oprah has been saying (we are unfamiliar with the ministry that posted this YouTube video, so use discernment if you decide to view any of their other videos).

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

   
 

Oprah God Josh Mcdowell

“O” GOD: A DIALOGUE ON TRUTH AND OPRAH'S SPIRITUALITY (Book)
by Josh McDowell and Dave Sterrett

This book provides an in-depth look at one of the greatest media influences of all time: the empire of Oprah. Between The Oprah Winfrey Show and O Magazine, millions of people are exposed to Oprah's spiritual beliefs. Christians and those of other faiths are asking tough questions and looking for answers. McDowell and Sterrett approach the spirituality of Oprah by means of a fictional narrative featuring conversation between two friends. The spiritual conversation begins when the two girls get together to discuss spiritual issues. By using stories to address the deeper issues raised in the spiritual conversations held by Oprah and her friends, McDowell and Sterrett disarm and entertain their readers while also revealing biblical truths and exposing the errant teachings and misconceptions of Oprah. McDowell and Sterrett broach a serious subject with a wise, balanced, easy-to-read approach that helps readers discern the truth about the spirituality of Oprah and her friends. Click here to purchase.
   
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THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT: An Examination of Eight Popular New Age Beliefs (DVD)
by Charlie Campbell

What is the New Age Movement? What do adherents to this worldview believe? How do their views line up with the Bible? How might Christians share the truth with "New Agers." Charlie Campbell answers these questions and others in an hour-long teaching given at Calvary Chapel South Bay in California. This DVD contains many of the images Charlie uses in his PowerPoint presentation. Click here to purchase.

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