â€œ[they] will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.â€ – 2 Timothy 4:4
Thereâ€™s a good possibility that the most influential spiritual leader in America today is Oprah Winfrey. Her spirituality is an eclectic smorgasbord of religious and spiritual ideas. Sheâ€™s overwhelmingly for universalism. Universalism believes that everyone gets to God their own wayâ€”no one religion has exclusive rights on Heaven. Itâ€™s the dominant theological idea inside and outside the American church. And Oprah is its most winsome, popular proponent.
It makes me wonder how she would react if Jesus Christ was her featured guest. How would she respond to His outrageous claim, â€œI am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me?”
Would she say, â€œJesus, there are lots of ways to Heaven.â€
Or would she say, â€œOh, my goodness, forgive me. Iâ€™ve been leading millions down the wrong path.â€
It would be an interesting interview – for Jesusâ€™ way to Heaven and Oprahâ€™s way are exact opposites. Who do you think is right?
Iâ€™ll go with Jesus.