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The Gospel According to Oprah
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Dr. Alan Cairns

As I noted yesterday, in 1976 an atheistic psychology professor wrote a book titled A Course in Miracles. She claimed to be merely the "scribe" of the book and that the contents had been channeled to her in a series of strange dreams by one calling himself "Jesus." The book has spawned a movement and has recently shot to the top of the popularity poll through Oprah Winfrey's promotion of it. Indeed, at the beginning of 2008 Winfrey began a year long course on the book on her daily radio show on satellite radio. Yesterday I looked at some of the basic philosophy of the book Oprah is using as a text book for some 600,000 people through her daily satellite radio program. Today I want you to listen to some of the chapter headings of the book she is teaching. She says she is not teaching religion and I am saying she is blowing smoke in your face. This is Satan's religion, a direct assault on the person and teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ-while falsely claiming His name as the one who "channeled" the message to Helen Schucman, the New York psychology professor who wrote A Course in Miracles. So here are some chapter headings:

Nothing I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] means anything.

I have given everything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] all the meaning that it has for me.

I do not understand anything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place].

These thoughts do not mean anything. They are like the things I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place].

My thoughts do not mean anything.

My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.

I am upset because I see a meaningless world.

A meaningless world engenders fear.

God did not create a meaningless world.

My thoughts are images that I have made.

I am determined to see.

I am determined to see things differently.

God is in everything I see.

God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.

I am not the victim of the world I see.

I have invented the world I see.

My mind is part of God's. I am very holy.

My holiness envelops everything I see.

My holiness blesses the world.

There is nothing my holiness cannot do.

My holiness is my salvation.

I am blessed as a Son of God.

After all this, Oprah Winfrey wants us to believe that what she is teaching is not religion! It's not only religion, it's overtly antichristian religion. In a way, what she is teaching is easy to identify: anything that is so openly and blatantly in contradiction to Christ is antichristian.

It's also crazy. Listen to this:

Some of the ideas the workbook presents you will find hard to believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are true. Remember only this; you need not believe the ideas, you need not accept them, and you need not even welcome them. Some of them you may actively resist. None of this will matter, or decrease their efficacy."

What a load of utterly self-contradictory New Age rubbish! And this is the gospel according to Oprah. This is how to realize spiritual health and inner peace. Peace that is based on the rejection of God's word and God's Son is a delusion. The Lord Jesus does not give you the option of disbelieving Him and His word: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; and he that believeth not shall be damned." That is the gospel according to the true Jesus. The gospel according to Oprah is the lie of a demonic impersonator of Jesus.  

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