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The Oprah Winfrey Controversy! (You Tube Video) (Tuesday, April 30, 2008)

April 29, 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.



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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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19 Comments leave one →
  1. Oprah Fan permalink
    August 25, 2008 2:01 pm

    I so agree with Oprah. There is the all being and all knowing, people have different ways to learn and take their chosen path to that being. There is one tree, and on that tree different branches belonging to it.

    Regardless of which faith you choose, it all leads back to the one tree. No one faith or person is better than the other. At the end of the day people find their own path to the all being, people have many different names, for the all being, which is ok too.

    Choice is a wonderful thing and when one group starts feeling they’re way more superior than the other, that’s were the problems start in this world. Go Oprah! Love, light and peace.

  2. jalila permalink
    August 30, 2008 4:27 pm

    hello m a beduien girl i need Oprah email please

  3. peacefulone permalink*
    August 30, 2008 7:49 pm

    Hi! We’re not sure what you are saying. Sorry, we don’t know Oprah’s email address. Blessings & Love

  4. peacefulone permalink*
    September 9, 2008 2:18 am

    To The Oprah Fan, regarding your comment:

    For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

    15Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

    16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

    17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

    18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

    19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

    20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

  5. JimmyLee permalink
    September 9, 2008 7:47 pm

    In lieu of the YouTube video concerning Oprah’s “new age” belief of many paths to God, we know that this is not the first and won’t be the last time that someone in a prominent social position shares their belief with subtlety (calling it “non-religious”) without understanding the eternal severity of that which they follow. She has lured many unlearned and uncommitted Christians into believing this same erroneous belief. Satan has cleverly used this “God-for-all, no matter who what you call him, find your own path, etc.” doctrine to blind the hearts and minds of many. Unfortunately, a “good” person like Oprah is arguably one of Satan’s best weapons “worldwide” because she does a great deal of humanitarian work and has the money to fund solutions to the ills of many social abnormalties. In addition, this erring doctrine is so peaceful-”let me not bother you and you not bother me”-which causes many to think that it is alright. If Oprah was to rightly divide the Word of God (the Bible) she would see that the Lord Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life and that no man (or woman) can come to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). And that statement is written in red ink meaning that not Paul, Peter, John, or Luke said it, but JESUS Himself. And to believe contrary to that is to deny Him. And Jesus says that if you are ashamed of (deny) Him and His words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels (Mark 8:38; Matthew 10:33; Luke 12:8,9). This is our Christian apologetic, whereby all the apostles and forefathers of the faith did not waver from it. In fact, many gave their lives in defense of the true Good News which came from heaven.

  6. September 30, 2008 5:59 am

    The blind shall lead the blind to the pit and they shall fall together. We, as human have a choice to chose. For me, I chose Christ as my saviour and that settled it.

    For Oprah fan, Jesus is the tree of Life. if you look at the root of the tree, it is thru this way that the source of nutrient from the earth help the tree to grow. Without the earth, there will be not growth. Without God creation, we do not exist, therefore there is only one way, it is stated very clearly in the bible.

  7. peacefulone permalink*
    September 30, 2008 9:10 pm

    Thanks David. Thanks so much! Blessings & Love

  8. gerry mclaughlin permalink
    October 22, 2008 10:15 am

    ” Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other and have the courage to accept each other as we are, Do not be surprised or become preoccupied with each others failures, rather see and find in each other the good, for each one of us is created in the image of God.”

  9. peacefulone permalink*
    October 22, 2008 12:01 pm

    That’s very true. And…the bible says: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    LET’S KEEP THIS VERY SIMPLE AND NOT PERSONAL:

    This is not an attack on Oprah Winfrey. Few can touch her good works that are truly sincere of heart.

    As a separate issue…is the very core of Christianity: “How many gods can we recognize, acknowledge?

    The answer is One.

    This doesn’t do anything to any one else’s belief system…but ours (Christians) must be firmly rooted in the belief that God is The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit.

    We cannot alter our belief system to suit others.

    Can we be more polite about it? Probably so.

    Can we be less expressive about it. I’d say “No!”

    Does this conflict with our ability to love our neighbor?
    Absolutely not.

    Thanks for your comments.

  10. peacefulone permalink*
    October 27, 2008 2:31 pm

    Hi! Someone wrote and suggested that we move citable information near the pictures. Great suggestion thanks. Unfortunately, we couldn’t publish the suggestion or move it to our liking because the “software seems to be doing its own thing. Oh well…Thanks very much.

  11. December 27, 2008 3:28 am

    I believe that Jesus is the Way, and that Oprah does too. What I believe she is saying is that, Jesus may be Jesus of a Different name (or calling) Same Being- different language or culture. The Word does say that Jesus is the truth the WAY and the light and yet that is our interpretation of the scriptures. Other Religions speak very closely to this issue and calls our saviour by a different name. And STILL there is one GOD. Yet many ways to achieve enlightenment and thus reaching your heaven or Creator.

    • peacefulone permalink*
      December 27, 2008 6:03 am

      HI Sandra! Thanks for writing. I think I know what you mean. In fact, it will probably make a lot of sense to a lot of people. Unfortunately, none of your explanation is biblical. The bible is not an abstract document given to private interpretation. No, there aren’t many ways to reach heaven or the Creator; but it’s a nice story. That’s why God said the gate will be narrow and not wide because “many” will be deceived.

  12. January 12, 2009 4:29 pm

    Hi, I know that Jesus is the Christ,and i am sure that Oprah, also knows, that Jesus is the Christ” and as you said she did not deny Jesus… So why all the Fuss..
    I have known non christians that are 10 time better then me, and led a good life, so why can’t we all live and let live..in the end every knee shall bend and confess that Jesus is the Christ… Have a good life.. Gerry….

    • peacefulone permalink*
      January 12, 2009 5:17 pm

      Gerry, it’s not about any of us or even Oprah. No matter how much you read or how many side issues there are….it’s about Christians being able to STAND TALL and say that JESUS is the ONLY way. It’s not about compromise. Compassion…yes…but not compromise.

      As far as you knowing non Christians who are 10X better than you…that’s your call.

      We will continue to keep furthering the Gospel message and encouraging Christians to stand in the face of adversity and not back down.

  13. Aya permalink
    January 19, 2009 2:27 pm

    Hi there…I am a Christian and I agree with you that Jesus is the only way. Why? Because He told us in the Bible that He is the only way.And this is not about any of you againts Oprah. Totally 100% agree with your opinion. Nice to know there is other people like you who also believe the same thing with mine. No hard feeling with other people who believe in the different way.

    • peacefulone permalink*
      January 19, 2009 2:31 pm

      Thanks Aya…are you inside my head? I think like you do! smile…Blessings & Love

  14. sumrell permalink
    November 30, 2011 11:15 pm

    I am thankful that Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior . Perhaps, when christian get rapture non believer then will knowledge that Jesus is the only way.

    • peacefulone permalink*
      December 1, 2011 6:11 am

      Hi Sumrell! We totally agree with you. We also continue to pray for the lost; especially those that do not believe that they are….Blessings and Love

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