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Title: What Would Jesus Say To Oprah


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What Would Jesus SayTo Oprah
  • 1 Timothy 41-2

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Oprah
  • No last name is necessary
  • Time - made the top 100 list of most influential
    people in the world every year - only person to
    do so
  • Since 2002 shes been more admired than Laura
    Bush in Gallup Poll of most admired women

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Oprah
  • Influence stretches around the world
  • Television program in over 100 countries
  • U.S. audience up to 30 million viewers per week

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Oprah
  • O magazine has a readership of 2.7 million
  • She creates markets
  • Any book she recommends becomes an overnight
    bestseller

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Oprah
  • Her words can affect entire industries
  • Im not eating another hamburger
  • Led to Oprah Crash where the cattle market
    plummeted for two weeks

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Oprah
  • She dispenses advice on everything
  • From dieting, clothing, make-up and romance
  • To overcoming sexual abuse, AIDS crisis in
    Africa, and developing your spiritual life

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Oprah
  • There is much we dont know about her
  • No authorized biography
  • Confidentiality contracts
  • There is enough to know for sure what Jesus would
    say

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You Are Not the FinalSource of Authority
  • There is much to admire about Oprah
  • Born illegitimate child of Vernita Lee and Vernon
    Winfrey in 1954
  • Born in Mississippi

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You Are Not the FinalSource of Authority
  • She grew up in many ways having to live by her
    wits
  • First six years spent with grandparents in
    Mississippi
  • Next eight years between Wisconsin and Tennessee

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You Are Not the FinalSource of Authority
  • Environment with mother was unhealthy
  • Oprah was raped and sexually abused from the time
    she was nine until she was fourteen
  • Relatives and boyfriends of her mother

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You Are Not the FinalSource of Authority
  • At 14, gave birth to a child who died shortly
    afterwards
  • Vernon Winfrey home was a good environment
  • She began to flourish

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1. You Are Not the FinalSource of Authority
  • 1970 First Miss Black Tennessee
  • 1971Won scholarship to Tennessee State
    University also landed a job in radio
  • 1973Left college to move to Baltimore for a job
    with WJZ-TV

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You Are Not the FinalSource of Authority
  • 1978became co-host of People Are Talking
    morning TV
  • From there she moved to Chicago to host AM
    Chicago
  • The rest is History

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You Are Not the FinalSource of Authority
  • Theme of OprahShe has lived life by her
    instincts, by intuition, buy her gut.
  • She has made that the final arbiter in spiritual
    matters as well
  • This is how she began to move away from biblical
    Christianity

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You Are Not the FinalSource of Authority
  • I am guided by a higher calling. Its not so
    much a voice as it is a feeling. If it doesnt
    feel right to me. I dont do it. Time, 1988

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1. You Are Not the FinalSource of Authority
  • I have church with myself I have church walking
    down the street. I believe in the God force that
    lives inside all of us, and once you tap into
    that you can do anything.

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What Would Jesus Say?
  • Finding the right way to go spiritually is not
    found in what she feels but in what He says
  • The Bible for her is not the final source of
    authority
  • Matthew 44 Matthew 724

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What Would Jesus Say?
  • There is a way that seems right
  • We are fallen creatures who need our hearts and
    minds refashioned by Gods Word
  • Ephesians 417-21

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It Is Not Lawful for You To Have Steadman
  • John 416-18
  • The man you now have is not your husband
  • Before life could be right with Him, she had to
    turn from her sinful relationship

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It Is Not Lawful for You To Have Steadman
  • She has had many different relationships with men
  • Some have been destructive and very unhealthy
  • Four year affair with a married man in Baltimore

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It Is Not Lawful for You To Have Steadman
  • Moved to Chicago
  • Met Steadman Graham in 1985
  • Divorced with daughter
  • They live together

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To Misrepresent God Brings Severe Consequences
  • Oprah views her show as a mission
  • She has called it her ministry
  • She has tremendous influence beyond any single
    pastor in the nation

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To Misrepresent God Brings Severe Consequences
  • In recent years she has more forthrightly
    promoted New Age teachings
  • She regularly features teachers such as Gary
    Zukav, Iyanla Vanzant, and now Eckhart Tolle

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To Misrepresent God Brings Severe Consequences
  • A New Earth
  • 10 live Monday night web seminars on her website
  • One million watched them live 27 million
    downloaded them

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To Misrepresent God Brings Severe Consequences
  • A form of monism
  • Points Eternal spirit of some kind
  • Could be called life force,
    nature,
  • Allah, or the power etc.

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To Misrepresent God Brings Severe Consequences
  • I am Spirit come from the Greatest Spirit. I am
    Spirit. Oprah
  • Life and its forms are really an illusion
  • There is no actual you or actual god

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To Misrepresent God Brings Severe Consequences
  • Mans problem is not sin but ignorance or
    illusion
  • He needs to grasp that the material is not real
    and move toward a higher consciousness

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To Misrepresent God Brings Severe Consequences
  • Jesus is not God, he is simply one teacher among
    others who found the way to liberation
  • We seek enlightenment and we may continue in
    other life forms

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To Misrepresent God Brings Severe Consequences
  • It is not clear whether she holds to a return to
    a complete loss of personal identity
  • Jesus would say to her that she stands in great
    danger of misrepresenting God and the way to Him
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