Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Truly Disturbing - Please Read

This was sent to me by email today, and I felt it necessary to share this with you in the hopes you will share it with others.

A letter posted to Oprah's personal address.

Dear Oprah,

I realize that you won't be the first to read this, but I do hope it makes its way to your eyes and heart.

I hoped to tell you that your show has helped my daughter in many ways. I am very sorry to have to block the show in my home due to some disturbing information you are disseminating on who you think Jesus Christ is/was.

Like you, I am a seeker. I took charge of my life, got an education, and I strive to constantly improve myself just as you teach your viewers. I made no effort to re-define God based on my new life. The freedom and privilege that come from success and money do not, in my mind, change who God is, was or the history of what really took place in His revealing of Himself to us.

The Course in Miracles you are promoting is a sadly convincing trap that will snare many simple minded and d esperately searching people when you could so easily point them to a true solution to their suffering.

The 'slain Christ' does have meaning and has for thousands of years before you became 'enlightened'. That old rugged cross got me and thousands of others through crisis after crisis - again before your billion dollar media empire existed. Fortunately, someone influential in my life pointed me to the truth rather than some self-styled idea about who they decided to re-invent..

I implore you to re-think your actions and listen deeply to your heart and not to advisors that become abundant when you are notable. Your influence on this planet is great. Imagine if you take your 'followers' down the wrong road due to inaccurate information. Teaching comes with a tremendous responsibility. Success doesn't make you right, or an expert on everything.

I doubt seriously you were taught these things as a young girl. I suppose rather they have come to you from advisors and interesting people that have influenced you along the way.

Integrating these beliefs, you have abandoned your roots and attempted to re-define the One who created you. To this outside observer, you appear to be trying to take on God's role. That's been tried before and the world waits as that story plays itself out. Let him teach; you share His message. The consequences of your actions have dire ramifications for a lot of searching people.

Ms. Winfrey, if you have indeed seen this for yourself, I want you to know that I will pray that the God you seem to have abandoned will find someone influential to you to show you that you are hurting rather than helping these souls and help you understand WHY God has allowed you so much. History will tell. Many have been deceived...and deceived others.

Your friend,
Steve Harbin

Subject: Oprah and false prophets Bible warned about

Every Christian should read and be aware of this. 2 Tim. 4:3-4

Paul warned 'For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will
accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.' This warning has never been more true than it is today.

We really need to be aware of this. It is one more dangerous sign of the times we are living in.

This made for interesting reading and how we are so easily deceived. Go to the different web sites listed and it makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck. All the untruths that are being taught to gullible people. We best be on our toes with our Bibles in our hands to see what is truth and untruth and help people see the real 'light.'

May God help us! So sad to say, I used to think Oprah knew it all. haha

Many of you, like me, have probably been Oprah fans for a long time. This is very discouraging news to hear about one who has such tremendous influence on the general public. Please ask God to show Oprah the real Jesus Christ.

Just to make sure this was true, I went on Oprah's website and there it is. The below article is very interesting, so I thought I would

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/007/smith-oprah.htm and


'Oprah and Friends' to teach course on New Age Christ.

Jesus Christ being reinvented, redefined, and blasphemed and, this false New - Age Christ teaching is about to make huge inroads into the world, with the help of the queen of television talk shows, Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah Winfrey, beginning January 1, 2008, on her daily radio program will offer a year-long course on the New Age Christ, in a lesson a day and completely cover the 365 lessons from the Course in Miracles 'Workbook.'

Listeners will be encouraged to buy A Course in Miracles for the year-long course, and an audio version, recited by Richard (John Boy Walton) Thomas will be available on compact disc.

Those who finish the Course will have a wholly redefined spiritual mindset - a New Age worldview that include the beliefs that there is no sin, no evil, no devil. A Course in Miracles teaches its students to rethink everything they believe about God and life, and, bluntly states:
'This is a course in mind training' and is dedicated to 'thought reversal.'

The Course in Miracles - in reality is the truth of the Bible turned upside down.

Oprah told her television audience that Williamson's book, A Course in Miracles was one of her favorite books, and that she had already bought a thousand copies and would be handing them out to everyo ne in her studio audience. Oprah's endorsement skyrocketed Williamson's book to the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

A Course in Miracles is allegedly a 'new revelation' from 'Jesus' to help humanity work through these troubled times. This 'Jesus', who bears no doctrinal resemblance to the Bible's Jesus Christ, began delivering channeled teachings in 1965 to a Columbia University
Professor of Medical Psychology, Helen Schucman.

One day Schucman heard an 'inner voice' stating, 'This is a course in miracles. Please take notes.' For seven years she diligently
took spiritual dictation from this voice that described himself as 'Jesus.'

Here are some quotes from the 'Jesus' voice of A Course in Miracles :

'There is no sin . . . '

A 'slain Christ has no meaning.'

'The journey to the cross should be the last 'useless' journey.'

'Do not make the pathetic error of clinging to the old rugged

'The Name of Jesus Christ as such is but a symbol... It is a symbol that is safely used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods to which you pray.'

'The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself.'

'The Atonement is the final lesson he [man] needs to learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need of salvation.'

2 Timothy 3 (King James Version) (KJV)

1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3. Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Christians.....Take heed!!

And PLEASE pass this one on.... .if you never forward anything


Pam said...

Its all so sad and a little frightening! I know God is not the author of fear, but to see so many swallow this kind of garbage, hook line and sinker is disturbing!

Morgan said...

I know a few people who watch Oprah's show and it is saddening how many people love it. In this day and age it is so very important to look to the Bible for the truth and to use discernment.

I hope you are doing okay, Miss Rebecca! I won't be around the blogworld very much, but I hope to check on you when I can. Take care, and God Bless you!

Pam said...

Hey Girl! Thanks for that sweet comment you left on my post about Mother's Day. It had me smiling all evening! PS: My love language is the "Words of Affirmation"!

Carrie said...

You and your family have been on my mind lately and I was just wondering how you are doing since the move and surgery. Is the adoption on track for Alaina?? I sure hope so. I look forward to hearing an update on all that is going on in Germany and Guatamala.

Pam said...

where ya' hidin' friend??

Cherish the Home said...

I wanted to thank you for the lovely and encouraging comment you left on my June 5th post.

This whole thing with Oprah is very sad and scary that so many will be deceived by her and her New Age teachings.

I hope you are doing well. (o: