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Question: “What is the “church of Oprah”? Is Eckhart Tolle’s “New Earth” compatible with Christianity?”

Answer: Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most influential women in the world. With a daily viewership that has peaked at around 10 million, the Oprah Winfrey Show definitely has the potential to impact the lives of many people. The Oprah Winfrey Show definitely promotes much that is good. However, there is another side of Oprah that has only recently become an integral part of her show—and that is her rejection of biblical Christianity. Oprah has made statements on her show in the past that have given a small glimpse into her personal spiritual beliefs, speaking mostly about her belief that there are many ways, millions even, for a person to “get to what some call God.”

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The modern world is a strange place for Christians at times. Just look at the social standard of the two things you should never discuss with someone you don’t know. You know what they are! We all do because, that is how our modern politically correct world has molded us! The most taboo subjects on the planet are politics and religion. This has been burned into your brain by the world around us. This is true just as ‘talk about the weather’ is the first subject you will breach with a stranger. Now I am not saying this needs to change wholeheartedly, but discussing your faith should not be taboo. The Bible tells us that we should spread the word of Jesus Christ…even in the face of the modern world. For me this is hard to do.

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You defend God like you defend a lion — you get out of his way! God, it seems, has never had much trouble with his enemies — it’s his friends who give him fits….Bill McNabb in “The Last Temptation of Christians”

            I found that quote while preparing for this section on apologetics, and it goes very well with the Modern Faith article from yesterday. It may be odd to start a discussion on the defense of the Christian faith with a quote about not defending God, but that is not what I consider apologetics. While, yes, the American Heritage Dictionary defines “Apologetics” as

          a·pol·o·get·ics    (ə-pŏl’ə-jět’ĭks)
                 n.   (used with a sing. verb)
                 1.    The branch of theology that is concerned with defending
                         or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.
                 2.    Formal argumentation in defense of something, such as
                        a position or system.

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