Only a few weeks ago, Joel Osteen joined Oprah Winfrey in Houston for a taping of her show,Lifeclass. This Sunday, an episode from that taping will air. Notice anything particularly troubling?
I Am. This is the name of the Almighty God of the universe. It is not some magical, mystical mantra that we speak when things aren’t going particularly well in our lives. A look at the comments on Oprah’s Facebook page reveals that her viewers know exactly what Joel Osteen means by this phrase, however. To them, to Oprah, and to Joel Osteen, “I am” is a way to speak things into existence. It is the idea that your words have power and it is a grievous heresy. What Joel Osteen and Oprah Winfrey are engaging in is blatant, unapologetic blasphemy. Since both profess to be Christians (though neither one teaches anything remotely biblically orthodox), then both Osteen and Oprah need to repent of their blasphemous beliefs.Of course, we won’t hold our breath waiting for that to happen. Rather, perhaps the best weapon here is prayer—prayer that God would open the eyes of some who have thus far been tragically deceived by this New Age nonsense.Further Reading
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