The Church of O

September 19, 2008

“I am the way, and I am the truth, and I am the life; and no one comes to the Father but through Me.” – John 14:6

Oprah Winfrey has been called the high priestess of afternoon comfort. Because of her amazing ability to connect with her viewers and to make them feel good about themselves, she has become the most influential spokesman of American spirituality today. Listen to what she says, “One of the biggest mistakes humans can make is to believe that there is only one way. Actually, there are many diverse paths leading to what you call God.”

Spirituality has now become whatever makes you feel good. It doesn’t really matter what you believe, as long as it gives you gives you an uplifting and inspiring experience.

Chuck Colson says, “The Church of O encourages people to ask all the right questions about life…and then looks in precisely the wrong place to find those answers, which is within.” The Bible shows us the one true path to God and that is through Jesus Christ. Jesus says that no one is going to get to heaven; no one is going to get to God, except through Him. Now, you can choose to believe Jesus, or you can choose to believe Oprah. But you can’t claim that they’re both true. That is impossible because there cannot be two truth claims that contradict one another. They may both be false, or one is false and one is true. But they can’t both be true. It is irrational to think otherwise.

My question to you today is: who do you believe?