procrastination, heresy, and navel-gazing.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

oprah dreaming

doing some thinking for my Jude sermons i came across this clip on the church of oprah

now i realise this clip is a little alarmist, but it makes a good point:
when you hear something from the bible you find immediately hard to reconcile with how you've got God pictured, you can immediately reject your instincts and blindly agree with the bible; you can think some more about what the bible's on about, do a bit of thinking, reading and praying and work out where either your understanding was wrong or what you first thought it was saying isn't; or you can reject what the bible says, trusting your gut.
it seems Oprah has done the latter.

but that’s what happens if you’re relying only on your own instinct,
instead of God’s wisdom,
his word,
his commands,
the counsel of Godly brothers and sisters God has given us.

i don't want to particularly hammer Oprah, but as the vid says, she does have a viewership of millions, who respect and listen to her.
But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Jude 17-23

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Blogger byron smith said...

Wow - do you think the sudden attack on Obama at the end showed the real purpose of the clip?

10:28 pm  
Blogger psychodougie said...

yeah yeah
hence, now i realise this clip is a little alarmist,

I actually found the clip after watching the trailer for the monstrous regime, a movie telling women to get back in the kitchen, and hence don't vote for Hillary.
(linked to from people questioning lara's Christian faith with their post, lara the "christian" feminist)

it's back to the whole (relatively recent), Christians are Republicans baloney.

7:11 am  
Blogger Elsie said...

A great reminder to pray for Oprah and those who have huge influence over people.

5:40 pm  

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