The Oprah Winfrey Controversy! (You Tube Video) (Tuesday, April 30, 2008)
A FEW IMPORTANT FACTS TO NOTE BEFORE READING.
1. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A CONTROVERSY; THE VIDEO IS QUITE OLD. IT WAS A WHILE AGO. THAT HAS TO BE CONSIDERED.
2. THIS IS ONLY A VIDEO TAKEN FROM YOUTUBE. WE DON’T KNOW HOW OPRAH TRULY FEELS ABOUT THE ISSUES DISCUSSED HERE TODAY IN 2009 OTHER THAN HEARSAY WHICH WE DO NOT REFERENCE.
3. WE DIDN’T INVENT OR CREATE THE VIDEO SHOWN BELOW SO THE WORDS WERE SAID AND WE’RE DISCUSSING THEIR VALIDITY IN OUR OPINION. THANKS.
4. WE DID NOT HEAR OPRAH DENY CHRIST IN THE VIDEO> SHE STRONGLY STATED THAT JESUS CAN’T BE THE ONLY WAY. WE DON’T AGREE WITH THAT AND THERE IS NO WAY AROUND THAT AS MUCH AS WE’D LIKE TO BE DIPLOMATIC.
5. WE WILL COMMENT ON THE DIFFICULTY OF BEING A JOURNALIST….IN A MEDIA DRIVEN ENVIRONMENT.
PLEASE NOTE: This article has been extremely popular. We have received tremendous support! This is not an “Oprah vs. Jesus” issue; but since we’re on the subject…you have to ask yourself: “DO I AGREE WITH OPRAH…OR DO I AGREE WITH GOD? Truth be told….if you even care about this as an issue…that’s the bottom line.
This is a faith matter. We see it as nothing greater or less than that. Many people have written to say that they agree with Oprah. Some of those people “claimed” to be Christians; we didn’t believe that they were in those instances because when they cited the bible it was all mixed up and “not” from the bible.
However,…this article is written with a “Christian” perspective written by people who believe the Word of God…every word, not just “picky choosey.” If you came here today to read this; you didn’t come to get debates or an exchange…you came to get our opinion. Many thanks to those who really do know the Word of God and what it means…that’s refreshing.
On You Tube the video below is labeled: Oprah Winfrey denies Christ.
SOME MIGHT CALL THIS IS A PRAYER ISSUE. PLEASE READ…
This isn’t about Oprah Winfrey so much; it’s about the hypocrisy of the media establishment. On the one hand they represent proponents of freedom of speech and on the other hand…we’re all hard pressed to find a person who is deeply rooted in the Christian faith that is able to say so. There may be an undercurrent of repression; specifically when it comes to faith matters. This is not a stretch. We all know it’s true; we just overlook it.
I don’t know, don’t work there. But, come to think of it; the media has never really championed our cause. If they did, I apologize…I missed it.
We cringed when we heard Oprah admonish that she didn’t want to get in an argument about “religion” as an answer to those who disagreed with her. That’s a great silencing strategy. It makes people shut up. No one ever wants to be put in that place. We thought it to be an unfair accusation against people who were just speaking their opinions.
It’s not “religious” to say there is only one God! That’s what we believe. We applaud the lady in the video for standing up and not backing down. Wasn’t that lady using her right to free speech when she voiced her opinion? Huh?
This is the third time that we’ve re written on this matter. We listened very carefully and while we didn’t hear Oprah denounce Christ; we understand why some people might be upset with what she did say.
In our view, we simply believe that the position of a journalist calls for a lot of “mainstream” thinking. There does not seem to be much room for believers who can voice the truth. The mainstream thought pattern is that there is more than one god or “no” god.
A lot of Christians are confused on these matters and that comes from a lack of knowledge and understanding. Is that Oprah’s problem? We don’t know.
As Christians, we know that there is one God. We are clear on that.
If you know of a mainstream journalist who won’t compromise in their faith and are willing to say “there is only one God”… write us.
People have a right to say what they believe; but that doesn’t make it a fact.
THE FOLLOWING VIDEO HAS CAUSED A GREAT DEAL OF CONTROVERSY. IT’S CONTROVERSIAL BECAUSE THE IDEA THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE GOD IS NOT (REPEAT NOT) BIBLICAL.
To “anyone” who might be confused:
Thou shalt have no other gods before me...is a commandment that does not give Christians permission to recognize other gods. We can’t recognize people as gods nor the gods of non Christian belief systems. It is not an ego thing or an arrogance thing…it’s a command from God.
A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T LIKE THE WAY CHRISTIANS THINK, ACT OR SPEAK ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND ADMITTEDLY THERE ARE MANY GOOD WAYS TO GO ABOUT IT WITHOUT BEING OFFENSIVE. We apologize…but don’t let “offense” keep you out of heaven.
THE CRUX OF THE DISCUSSION:
People do appear to believe in other gods. That much is clear. But, I refuse to say that they are real to me when they are not real to me. But, that’s just me.
INSIGHTS: CLEARLY …IF WE’LL ALL JUST WATCH CLOSELY; WE’LL SEE THE CONFUSION CLEAR… JUST BE PATIENT.
Christians walk by “faith” and not by sight. This means that even if our cousins, sisters, brothers or neighbors have another belief system…we cannot recognize their god. It’s a sin.
That’s bible. The Bible isn’t ala carte.
IN THE REALM OF PRESENTING THE NEWS…WE OFFER IT…YET EVEN WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT THIS “ISN’T” THE WHOLE STORY! GOOD DEEDS AND BEING NICE WILL NOT GET ONE INTO HEAVEN. CHRISTIANS CAN’T COMPROMISE…JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY.