Thursday, March 01, 2007
I'm embarrassed that I was ever "not done" Oprah.
I have excused her long enough because "she brings light to situations in other countries that our media doesn't cover" or "I like to watch her rediculous give-aways" or "she may be twisted but she helps a lot of people" or "I loved watching her bra and jean interventions."
I'm not saying that I'm making a life long vow to never watch her again (though worth the consideration), but that I refuse to allow her subtle and not so subtle ideas about life, God, fulfillment, etc to infiltrate my thinking.
It has and that's hard to admit. I thought I was immune because I know the truth, but I am being convicted of my responsibility to take great care as to what I allow to come into my mind, heart and home.
"The Secret" has pushed me over the edge and now I'm fed up. A friend recently commented that someone she knows calls Oprah the anti-christ. Not going that far, but oh how the Deceiver is using her powerfully! I couldn't believe what I read about the masses of people that are buying up this book faster than they can print them! She is such a loud voice among a people desperate for truth and meaning and joy. What a waste.
I keep asking myself, "Why is it that her voice completely drowns out the church?" Is it her smooth speech, gorgeous clothes, lavish lifestyle? Are people across the nation buying into "The Secret" somehow hoping that they will attain the life that Oprah has (though she adamently preaches that money doesn't fulfill....only you can fulfill yourself)? I'm sure it's not that simple, but perhaps it's part of it.
I pray that I and other Christians will have the wisdom and grace to respond to this with the gospel. After all, hasn't Oprah (and Satan) gripped the hearts of many self-claimed Christians with millions of partial truths strung together like pearls?
I know you have thoughts on this and I would love to hear them.
Justin Taylor shares his thoughts here.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” --2 Corinthians 11:13-14
Posted by Dana Hartness at Thursday, March 01, 2007