October 03, 2007

“[they] will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.” – 2 Timothy 4:4

There’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. She’s overwhelmingly for universalism. Universalism believes that everyone gets to God their own way–no one religion has exclusive rights on Heaven. It’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, “I am the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”?

Would she say, “Jesus, there are lots of ways to Heaven.”

Or would she say, “Oh, my goodness, forgive me. I’ve been leading millions down the wrong path.”

It would be an interesting interview–for Jesus’ way to Heaven and Oprah’s way are exact opposites. Who do you think is right?

I’ll go with Jesus.