The Loudmouth Protestant

April 8, 2008

More on Oprah

Filed under: christianity,God,Jesus,religion,spirituality — nickisym @ 10:15 am
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This morning I awoke to find that yet another person sent me the Oprah’s Church video. Along with it, he attached this scripture:

2 Peter 2 (NIV)
False Teachers and Their Destruction

1But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping…

I read this before I fully woke up and then when I did emerge I turned over and read my own Bible, which without my searching for it, I came upon this scripture:

I John 2: Antichrists Everywhere You Look

18Children, time is just about up. You heard that Antichrist is coming. Well, they’re all over the place, antichrists everywhere you look. That’s how we know that we’re close to the end.
19They left us, but they were never really with us. If they had been, they would have stuck it out with us, loyal to the end. In leaving, they showed their true colors, showed they never did belong.

20-21But you belong. The Holy One anointed you, and you all know it. I haven’t been writing this to tell you something you don’t know, but to confirm the truth you do know, and to remind you that the truth doesn’t breed lies.

22-23So who is lying here? It’s the person who denies that Jesus is the Divine Christ, that’s who. This is what makes an antichrist: denying the Father, denying the Son. No one who denies the Son has any part with the Father, but affirming the Son is an embrace of the Father as well.

24-25Stay with what you heard from the beginning, the original message. Let it sink into your life. If what you heard from the beginning lives deeply in you, you will live deeply in both Son and Father. This is exactly what Christ promised: eternal life, real life!

26-27I’ve written to warn you about those who are trying to deceive you. But they’re no match for what is embedded deeply within you—Christ’s anointing, no less! You don’t need any of their so-called teaching. Christ’s anointing teaches you the truth on everything you need to know about yourself and him, uncontaminated by a single lie. Live deeply in what you were taught.

It’s not coincidental that I read these scriptures at this appointed time…

More on this later…



  1. I’ve been emailed that video link several times as well.

    Comment by prolepticlife — April 8, 2008 @ 10:35 am | Reply

  2. I found it interesting that at the end of the video it said “Oprah and Barack” or something like that. Did you notice that? I think this is was somewhat politically motivated which is unfortunate. Regardless, I am not sure why but I wasnt really passionate about this. I heard about the book and oddly enough I wasnt interested in exploring it which is not like me so that must have been God working through me. I disagree with Oprah on her views that there is more than one way to God but I still think she is phenomenal. I pray that God will open her eyes. Just by watching her spirit of giving, I believe that God is working through her. She has a heart that is bigger than most so called Christians that I know.

    Comment by Cypress Esquire — May 11, 2008 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

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