Apostasy Alert: T.D. Jakes Joins New Age Priestess Oprah Winfrey Lifeclass

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“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. ” Matthew 7:15


T.D. Jakes – Prosperity Gospel Preacher Goes  New Age

Prosperity Gospel Preacher T.D. Jakes has now officially yoked himself with the New Age Movement as he has joined Oprah Winfrey’s roster of New Age mystics and gurus for her “Lifeclass Series.” Jakes, who is famous for saying “Jesus is the product” when referring to his multi-million dollar media empire which includes books, movies and his Potter’s House Prosperity Gospel church, is now selling his wares to Oprah Winfrey’s mega-audience of devoted followers. And in Jakes’ preaching on “Purpose” and how to find it, there is no mention of the name of Jesus Christ.
Oprah: New Age High Priestess

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Oprah’s Lifeclass is teaching another gospel.

Oprah Winfrey has been called “America’s pastor.” She is one of the most powerful and influential people on the planet. And to many she is perceived as a voice of Christianity. But the spirituality she promotes is New Age.  The New Age Movement (the spiritual branch of the Illuminati) is premised on 3 basic ideas: 1) God is in everything 2) You have a divine spark in you which through various methods and rituals can be accessed and utilized and 3) once utilized, you have the ability to become a god. Oprah is one of the biggest promoters of New Age doctrine. Here is Oprah denying the Bible’s teaching that salvation only comes in Jesus Christ:

The belief in Jesus Christ is the basic principle of Christianity. However, Oprah is not a Bible-believing Christian. She has created a Jesus that suits her own personal tastes. In fact from her own statement, one does not have to believe in Jesus or God to go to Heaven. They can just believe in “The Light.”   Here she is outlining New Age Doctrine once again through her prior series of online classes:

The term “Christ Consciousness” is a New Age term that does not refer to worshiping Jesus Christ, it refers to being godlike and the idea that people can access God from within themselves and do not need the teachings of the Bible. Luciferian New Age leaders like Benjamin Creme and Alice Bailey reference the Christ Consciousness in their teachings as what resides in certain special “ascended masters” who will help lead us to the New World Order. This is all the same deception from the Garden of Eden that Satan used with Eve:

Now the serpent was more [subtle] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. — Genesis 3:1-6

The promise of godhood has been one of Satan’s main seductions from the beginning of civilization. And since sin has rendered the inner nature of humanity in rebellion against God, the lure of doing away with religion and creating one’s own path to divinity or heaven is extremely tempting. If you are god, then your sin no longer matters. Your eternal fate is no longer at risk because you make up the rules and play judge. This is why the increasingly popular “all religions lead to Heaven” philosophy grown so quickly in society. And it is just what Satan wants for all people because it will ensure that they will go to hell.

Oprah also promotes Marianne Williamson and her book, A Course in Miracles. Williamson (who at one time had a show on Oprah’s radio network)  writes the following in her book:

“There is no sin. . . ” pg. 9
• A “slain Christ has no meaning.” pg. 10
• “The journey to the cross should be the last ‘useless journey.’ ” pg. 11
• “Do not make the pathetic error of ‘clinging to the old rugged cross.’” pg. 12
• “The Name of Jesus Christ as such is but a symbol… It is a symbol that is safely used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods to which you pray.” pg. 13
• “God is in everything I see.”14
• “The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself.” pg. 15
• “The oneness of the Creator and the creation is your wholeness, your sanity and your limitless power.” pg. 16
• “The Atonement is the final lesson he [man] need learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need of salvation.” pg. 17 (source).

This again has nothing to do with the Bible. Williamson also claims the book was written via channeling ‘spirit guides’ a practice that is forbidden in the Bible.  Oprah has also stated that she channels spirits and even knows them by name. Her show was the chief promoter of the best-selling book The Secret, a book that focused on New Age style witchcraft as the key to obtaining all sorts of material wealth and personal success. It popularized, “The Law of Attraction”, an occult technique that involves visualizing a certain goal, constantly focusing and doing certain practices as if it has already happened and then “attracting” it by your constant thoughts and focus. Its author, Rhonda Byrne writes: “All good things are your birthright! You are the creator of you, and the law of attraction is your magnificent tool to create whatever you want in you life. Welcome to the magic of life, and the magnificence of You!” (p. 41)

Of course the Bible says of Jesus Christ:  “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3). The Secret reveals its true message later on in the book:

“You are God in a physical body. You are Spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing itself as you.” (p. 164)

This underscores the message of The Secret and the New Age: that a person can become God. This is of course complete contradictory to the Bible and is following the deception of Satan.

T.D. Jakes Joins in The Heresy

 

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T.D. Jakes has received the Illuminati’s stamp of approval.

Now given that Oprah has been so involved with the New Age, one would wonder why T.D. Jakes would be doing a “Life Class” with her to begin with?  The Bible teaches Christians not to be yoked with unbelievers in spiritual endeavors. And it specifically instructs pastors: 

“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” — 2 Timothy 4:1-5

A  Pastor’s duty first and foremost is to preach the Gospel, whether it is “in season” or in an area where it is not welcome. At a minimum, Jakes should make sure the audience knows his Christian beliefs are different from Oprah’s.  But once hearing him present his lessons, it becomes obvious. Jakes does not preach the Gospel or mention Jesus Christ with Oprah at all.

Jakes teaching on purpose in life:

Notice there is no mention of Jesus, sin or the fact that unbelievers are going to hell. Jakes is focused on “passion” as the source of finding purpose in life. The Bible teaches that our purpose as humans is to have a relationship with God eternally in Heaven. And that comes through Jesus Christ. So what is Jakes really talking about? He is focused on human-centered purpose which is just following one’s own personal desires and dreams with no regard for God or one’s sin. How can any true Christian preacher, teach on having purpose without God? The only scripture Jakes barely references was the Apostle Peter walking on water for a few seconds after Jesus empowered him. Jakes uses the reference to encourage listeners to follow their own passions. Peter was able to step on water because he was following Jesus. It was only when Peter looked down and let his heart take over that he sank. And that is what the false prophet Jakes is teaching. And he even states: “this is the good news!” No, it is not. It is a false gospel.

 

The Book of Ecclesiastes is almost a Biblical version of a “Life Class.” King Solomon, the wisest man on Earth, had it all. Immense wealth, a Kingdom of people who loved him, peace from wars and battles and hundreds of wives and mistresses. He pursued every vice, pleasure and lust that was in his heart. And yet he found it all was meaningless. He saw that in all the plans and aspirations people have, that life is just an endless cycle. A person works, obtains wealth, to then work more and obtain more wealth, only to grow old, die and be forgotten. Kings who built monuments a thousand years ago, are no longer remembered. Life in itself, is an utterly pointless cycle. Why? Because we are all going to die. Our time on Earth is brief. Without a relationship with God, who is eternal, who is infinite, who is outside of time, who is Spirit, we are just living out the same pattern of generations past. But Solomon finally learned that having eternal life and a loving relationship with God, truly makes life worth living. The wisest man finished his book writing:

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man

For a Christian, purpose is only found in God. Yet Jakes leaves God out of the equation.Here is Bishop Jakes answering a woman in the crowd who says she is suffering from a lack of faith:

The young woman says she was was raised to have faith but is struggling. This is a very legitimate problem.  And Jakes’ advice is to “take baby steps?” What about praying to God or reading Scripture? The Bible says: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. “ (Romans 10:17).   Jakes tells the woman to conquer her fears on her own. The Bible says Jesus Christ fights the battles for you.   T.D. Jakes is preaching heresy, denying Jesus Christ and proving to be a false prophet. The people in Oprah’s Lifeclass are dealing with serious challenges and problems. There is nothing wrong with seeking a way to stop abuse, get out of financial problems, repair a marriage or reconcile with your children.  We all face problems and Jesus teaches us that God cares about us and wants to address them:

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:  And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:25-33)

Our blessings in life come by seeking God and His righteousness, which comes through faith in Jesus. The Christian life is not about “doing your own thing.” It is about letting your ego go and living life the way God has instructed. When John the Baptist started his ministry, proclaiming that the Messiah had arrived in Israel and baptizing hundreds, he saw some of his followers leaving him to go follow Jesus. Some of the people around John questioned him, to see how he felt about losing some of his followers and John replied:

He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 30He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.” (John 3:29-31).

John the Baptist recognized that he was not the “Groom at the wedding”, he was just a supporting cast member. Jesus is the star of a Christian’s life. So John rejoiced at seeing people going to Jesus. He recognized that he needed to decrease his ego and his “purpose” so that God could be glorified. The New Age promotes the idea that each individual is their own god and center of the universe so everything in this world should be theirs. And Jakes is falling right in line with that with this unbiblical advice. He is willing to sacrifice the Gospel and real Christian teaching to be a part of Oprah’s New Age classes and of course, have access to her millions of devoted followers (through the class, Oprah made several mentions of Jakes’ recently released book).

T.D.  Jakes teaching on finding direction in life:

Again, no mention of God, Jesus Christ or the Gospel. He says that whatever fits your life, “if it brings you gratification, if it brings you fulfillment, if it seems to fits into the complexity of your life” then that is your purpose. So like New Age doctrine, Jakes is preaching that a person should just follow their hearts and live their life that way. What if a person is gratified in being a Buddhist and never believing in Jesus Christ? What if someone finds fulfillment in dating a married woman and all the “complexities” that come with adultery? Again this is heresy being taught by a false teacher. The bible says since our nature is sinful and in rebellion against God, we should not trust our hearts: ” The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). Until we have a right spirit in us, our own desires will lead us in a life where we try to achieve our own dreams and desires without God. And that is deception because it will never lead to fulfillment and it will never lead to eternal life. But yet Jakes continues to teach this New Age philosophy which offers many paths to Heaven and many roads to truth. However, that is not what Jesus Christ taught:

” Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6

 

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Please leave your seat for Oprah’s Lifeclass empty.

Pray for Jakes to return to the Bible and its truths. There are many people in the world today who are hurting. Many people who are truly and genuinely seeking purpose in life. And if you are a Christian, you know the answer. It is in having peace with God and getting to know Him and His love. And His greatest demonstration of that was by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us. Jesus was willing to suffer so we would no longer have to. There is a true connection with the Divine. There is a way to receive God’s Spirit. There is a way to have true joy in life today. But it starts worshiping the true God and believing in Jesus – not worshiping yourself, releasing a “divine spark” or thinking you are the Creator of the universe. Jesus Christ said: ” I am come that [humanity] might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
It’s likely that many of the people taking Oprah’s Life class were the same people taking the last one in 2008. But they are still not fulfilled. Like junk food, the New Age can dazzle and amaze for a season, but always requires a new twist, method or ritual to keep searching for peace. Because as long as sin is an obstacle in between you and God there will be no peace. Even billionaire moguls like Oprah have to keep churning out new ways of trying to find it. Yet Jesus showed the true source: ” Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27. The peace that comes from Jesus Christ allows a Christian to know, no matter what pain or trial they are facing, God is with them and they are eternally secure. That is true peace. And this is why God’s message has not changed: He will provide a way to make peace for us. Share The Gospel. Give people the real truth and let The Lord change lives, eternally.

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  1. Every time I see a celebrity such as Oprah having all the wealth and fame on this earth, I always think, they’re having theirs now, I”ll have mine later, and for all eternity. Kinda feel sorry for them. They always think they have all the answers.

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    • Actually many Christian churches are teaching a Prosperity message and selling the blessings of God for seeds (money) for a promised harvest. I may not care for Oprah but at least she is not selling the free Gospel for money because she has money she got from her Talk Show and never put a price tag on Jesus or his free grace.

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      • Oprah might not be selling herself but she is leading other who do not believe in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit into damnation. In a sense she has place a price tag because she is not acknowledging Jesus for her success; God will use anybody to Bless others.

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        • you cannot say that Oprah is not selling herself! she has! you cannot lead people to where you have not been. but i am comforted because i know my citizenship is not of the world. The world is ruled by the wicked but a time is coming when they will be held accountable for every small thing they have said or done, for every soul they misled. We shall all answer to the God of gods whether we believe him or not.

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        • The bigger problem is the sell out preachers who join in their unequally yoke of a union with Oprah who has made a public statement that all roads lead to God and passes herself off as a follower of Christ. She calls Jesus a liar when she said all roads lead to God and she took God out of the box cause Jesus himself said he is the way to God not a way but THE WAY.

          Shame on Jakes and his dumb sheep who let him get away with anything without accountability.
          When he had that Seminar with Oprah’s audience he took Jesus out of the equation and said God a couple of times but it was mostly a secular motivational seminar. Shame on him selling out against Jesus like that.

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          • She hardly gave Preachers like Jakes, Olsen and Rick Warren the time of day, now she needs them for her failing ratings. Too late many of us have had enough of Ms. O and her fake crap.

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          • Deborah Benford says:

            It’s bigger than her tv ratings. It’s about being sold out to the ideology of the New World Order, the One World Government and One World Religion.

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          • Worse still, bowing before the Pagan gods & leading others to those Ancient beliefs of Egypt, that which enslaved a people physically then, seeks to enslave man spiritually now.

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      • Vernon Griffin says:

        It all has to do with how you interpret the Bible I grew up in old school Bible teaching because
        that’s how it was taught to my mother from her mother,I was taught to suffer on this earth because
        when I die I would inherit streets paved in gold and would be able to talk to and pet lions and tigers and on and on,that’s what the slave masters told the salves.
        Yet as we were being taught this rich people who also believed in Jesus were having their streets
        paved in gold on this earth ,are you saying they all are going to hell.
        I agree you put God first but if your saying God wants us to suffer even though Jesus came and died so we may life more abundantly I have to disagree.
        Religion has put a limit on God and what he wants for us but I say God is limitless.
        That’s why their is the old and new statement cause God is always moving forward.

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        • To the belief that Jesus suffered for man is but to “Equate” with Him by His words( for this is no magic) “Pick up your crosses & follow me”. For the followers of Christ were first called as Christians in Antioch & the many proved it by picking up their crosses to follow Him & thus Christianity was founded, by the faith that was once delivered unto the Saints. To the Prosperity gospels it seems these are changed as if Christ has changed(God does not change) , is but to know it is they who have changed to another Gospel, by their priorities turning His words around “To seek first the things of the world as if His kingdom will be added on” becomes to another gospel in these days of Apostasy to the falling away into ‘Convenient ‘ christs.

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    • these people are crazy and we know it .they worship the devil that’s all there is to it.They try to make us jealous with their wealth just read 1st Timothy ch 6 and you won’t even care .I never heard a message on that chapter.

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  2. Hello,

    Thanks for the message.

    I believe that it is necessary for a believer to point others to Christ as the source of peace, joy and eternal life. Only God can give purpose to anyone’s life. No other doctrine I have found can fulfill this.

    However, maybe I need to watch the shows that TD Jakes was in to have the full picture of what he was saying. However, I am not fully convinved that Bishp Jakes is leaving Christ. I believe he is using tact to reach the world. Probably he should have pointed the lady to Christ to help her with her faith issues. That in deed is true. I also believe that sometimes faith problems happen because one may not have an accountability partner or may be comparing him or herself to other believers in the Church who seem to know it all. It is here that one will need to ask God to help him or her appreciate the baby steps he or she has taken and that He may offer him or her strength to face life as a believer.

    Of course every Christian needs to stand up for his or her faith when confronted. However, I sometimes wonder how one can relate with unbelievers who do not know GOD and are the least interested in Him (It is here that a believer should ask God to show him or her how he or she can introduce God into the person’s life) In stead they have issues that they are facing and faith matters are least important in their lives. I believe that God can offer a believer tact to relate with unbelievers. We cannot sideline ourselves as Christians from non-believers. What we need is wisdom to relate with them and win them to Christ.

    I also believe that Christians should be the source of transformation in society. How does one explain the concept of a good God when all around is evil, our societies are degraded. What we need to do even as we preach CHrsit is involve ourselves in activities that can enable our societies to change, for example, coming up w ith ideas that can lessen crime in the community, communicating these ideas with others and findign ways of implementing them. We could also try and commend anything positive that is aired in media or in society whether Christian or secular. We could in stead of shying off from the so called “secular” organisations or systems, work in them and ask God to help us be the difference, just like Daniel and Joseph. When we stand out as believers in other matters of life, the world will be interested in us. They will want to know what our source is. This way, it will be easy to be heard. We shall proclaim our faith much easier and win the world to Christ.

    I do not see anything wrong with Oprah liking T.D. Jakes’ writings. She must have seen something positive in them. It is up to any believer to be at his or her best, be it in how he or she conducts him/herself, contribution of the best ideas, and how he/she relates with others in all places. I also do not believe that the fact that an individual does not mention God in every statement makes him or her a traitor of God.

    Above all, what I may ask is for God to give every believer wisdom to handle every situation as things can be tricky, that is, to stand up for Him and at the same time, to reveal God to the world in their lives.

    Blessings.

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    • Hi Maggy,

      Thank you so much for your very insightful comments. It is much appreciated. I will just make a few brief remarks.

      1) It is entirely appropriate for a Pastor to attend a seminar on economics or building a community center, and offer secular solutions to the issue. Or if a Pastor is invited to play in a baseball game, they can well, play baseball without sharing the Gospel on the field. However, this Lifeclass is a spiritual event. The questions being posed to T.D. Jakes are “what is the purpose of my life?” and “how can I help improve my faith?” As a Pastor or for any born again Christian, there should be no “non-Christian response.” Because there is no purpose and no faith absent God and The Lord Jesus Christ. So while I think you make a good point, I don’t think it applies here because Jakes was as at a spiritual event, and was speaking as someone who is supposed to be an expert in spiritual matters.

      2) Appealing to the world — As for how we should approach non-believers, I don’t think it takes much strategy. Romans 1:16 says “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; ” The Word of God contains the power, not us. We are just messengers. We just need faith and to be faithful to share the Gospel with those we can and let God do the rest. We do not need special catchy methods or effects to lure people to the Gospel. Furthermore, look at the videos in the article. Jakes had the full attention of the audience. They were hanging on his every word and some were taking notes. Clearly, getting people interested in what he has to say is not his problem. His only problem was failing to give them the right answer.

      Finally, please note I did not call Jakes a “traitor.” The purpose of this article is not to do this. It is to warn people. Oprah Winfrey is an incredibly influential person and teaches a very dangerous religion. She has gone out of her way in her Lifeclasses and shows to promote New Age doctrine. By Jakes coming on her show and not even making this distinction, he is giving her an endorsement. And Jakes is a major pastor in the church today. This is very disconcerting and was the purpose behind the story. Thank you again for your comments and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. God bless.

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      • ethnic butee says:

        I thank God for Dr. Charles F. Stanley, InTouch Ministries, for his TRUE teaching in the Word of God! Won’t find him on O’s Life Class, as he brings the truth of God’s Word to light and conviction in the Holy Spirit!

        Thankfully something in my spirit has never allowed me to be drawn to T.D. Jakes and his teachings. I purchased his book ‘Woman Thou Art Loosed’ several years ago and could only get through a few chapters, as something didn’t sit well with me about a man being able to write a book on the topic of abuse and molestation of women.

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        • ethnic butee,
          PLEASE say some earnest prayers for Dr. Stanley, as apparently I’ve read where he’s recently into something called, “Celtic Spirituality” (article attached)?? I’m so hoping and praying this is NOT correct, although I’ve heard and seen his son, and can’t seem to wrap my mind around what he’s talking about. ALL of these people NEED Much prayer (especially ministers like Jakes, who should be saying, “thus saith the Lord” when posed with these sorts of questions, as it’s NOT about my opinion but the Lord’s Word).

          http://www.submergingchurch.com/2012/06/27/in-touch-magazine-draws-readers-to-celtic-spirituality/

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        • Lula Bell says:

          I so agree with you. I bought the book woman thou art loosed. I had challenges. There is nothing in that book to loose a woman. He is a man and he did not even get near the heart of the matter as far as what is ailing women. It is complex and not something a man could understand. He only pointed out the problems but there was no real solutions at all. I went to his church and nothing was said to set me free. I just got encouraged. But i am not sure what i was being encouraged to do …… He leaves out so much that would help women. Mainly, he does not mention emotions being processed or many things like codependency, narcissism, etc etc. Long story short women need to hear psychological principles to walk out of dysfunction before they can even begin to be loosed. Bible scripture alone will not set a woman free. Understanding must take place or new information precedes change. Long story short, Jakes is not a woman and he can not address how to be loosed. He must understand women deeply and profoundly to speak to what ails us and how to recover. I don’t think many men can do it. God is our help! God is leading me to be loosed and I am amazed at what is being revealed.

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          • His “loosed” is more to Obama’s free contraceptives. To understand this better one has to go back to Genesis where the serpent deceived the woman, to which God put the Enmity between the woman & the serpent & to their seeds, it should be noted that it was the woman who was found in the transgression & not the man, which is to mean that satan has his grip on womankind, he uses to get at the man, for if he does that then it is the end of Mankind, out of salvation, which is one of the reasons that a woman shall not preach nor unsurp authority, to the Spiritual, for by his grip will twist it around to Apostasy however well intended, to know the many churches falling away today from the apostolic Faith through woman leaderships into gay agendas etc. However the woman keeps the “Enmity” & if the Bible is understood it is not she who bruises the serpents head but her seed by the Enmity that was put by God to Rev. Ch. 12 The Seed born as the Lamb, & to the remnant seed of her to the Elect of God , who care not for their own lives. but keep the commandments of God & have the testimony of Jesus, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy, the first fruits of the lamb, the lamb itself being the first, to further understand the Elect , the i,44, 000, from the 12 tribes of Spiritual Israel, redeemed among men , who have not been defiled by women. These are the seeds of the Woman with Christ as their head, through her enmity , that enmity put by God, make war against the serpent & his spiritual seeds, to the salvation , the purpose of this life,. To this be not deceived by false “loosings”, but to the Scriptural understandings. As for the clear manifestations of the woman & the serpent in the “Enmity” to the day, is but another topic.

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        • Oluwatoyin Aladejana-Olagbaju says:

          Dr Charles Stanley is a truly distinctive man of GOD, full of wisdom, insight, depth and irrefutable reach. His Scriptural counsel holds a very solid place at the core of my heart. We bless GOD for this enviable Ambassador of the mystery of GOD’S Kingdom. May we not fervently/zealously preach The Immutable Gospel Of GOD to our world only to get disqualified for the Everlasting Crown due to carnal/ vain errors/ misgiings. Amen in The Precious Name Of JESUS CHRIST.

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      • Tracy Fouracre says:

        What does Dr.Phil think about this?

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      • Who are we to judge

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    • I don’t know what show you watched but when I watched his lecture on “Purpose” I did not hear one mention of the name of Jesus. How can you talk about Purpose while excluding Christ as the reason for our purpose? She never gave him a platform to lecture for an hour when she had thru the roof ratings. Now her Own Network is floundering and suddenly wa-la –hear comes Joel Osteen and TD Jakes to the rescue. Jakes totally secularized his lecture yet Guru’s Chopra Deepak was allowed to teach his brand of pagan religion to gullible robotic Oprah fans.

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    • It is hard to trust anybody these days. I was disappointed years ago when I read my entire bible for myself from cover to cover and learned these preachers were misusing Malachi 3:8-10 as if those in Christ can be cursed for not being able to give ten percent.
      Col. 2:14 Jesus nailed every ordinance against us to the cross.

      Galatians 3:13 “Christ has redeemed us from the curse…
      This pretty much proves they were lying about the Malachi old covenant curse that they used to collect their pay. I can’t trust most of them to have my best interest since they are not above quoting Old Covenant curses to collect their wages. Instead of just saying a worker is worthy of their pay and leave it at that.

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      • I believe this is why we should read for ourselves and understand the theology of the scriptures. Pastors do mislead their congregation; however, a good pastor will tell you read the word for yourself and get understanding. It is a shame there are Pastors who interpret scriptures to fit them, this could be one of the many reason why people are falling into this New Age Doctrine (if that’s what it is). “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” 2 Timothy 2:15. Knowing this can we blame others for our lack of knowledge?

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    • Settle Syringe says:

      100% TRUE, Maggie.
      I’m glad that someone else said it, finally.
      Thank you, for your level headed, well thought out, response.
      100% TRUE!

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    • Jakes in Oprah’s life class did not point to Jesus or even bring it up. He said God a couple of times. It was basically a secular motivational speech. Sorry but Jakes promoted Jakes on that one and in his movies.

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    • Hi to All! When I think of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Pastor Joel Olsteen using this method to bring Ophra and her followers to Christ (if that be the case), I remember how each time the Israelites joined up with the Gentiles the Gentiles won them over to the pagan ways. Also, we must be cautious when playing with a rattlesnake. I feel if you play with one long enough the snake will bite you! Pray much for them and those who believe like them; all the lost. Christ could return at any time!

      God’s Blessings on You and Yours!

      Dr. Gary

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  3. You Need Schooling says:

    Blessed is the name of the Most High God, the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel

    Wonderful article, B&E!!!

    I like how you said this here:

    “It’s likely that many of the people taking Oprah’s Life class were the same people taking the last one in 2008. But they are still not fulfilled. Like junk food, the New Age can dazzle and amaze for a season, but always requires a new twist, method or ritual to keep searching for peace. Because as long as sin is an obstacle in between you and God there will be no peace. Even billionaire moguls like Oprah have to keep churning out new ways of trying to find it…”

    That right there is wonderful insight and wisdom!

    I believe I was finished with Oprah the moment she sat in the audience at her show and basically renounced the Lord Jesus Christ by saying that He is not the only way to God the Father. Whatever respect she had from me as a fan of hers, she lost it that day, and since then, I have not looked back at her or her show one time. But we know what the Word of truth says in John 14:6. And you can be assured that Oprah knows it, too, but she cannot go against the Luciferian agenda she signed up to help spread; being able to keep her monetary wealth and riches depend on her being obedient to her “masters”.

    Sadly, my father, who is elderly and terminally ill with cancer, is an ardent supporter of the T.D. Jakes Ministry. He acts as if it is the lifeline between himself and salvation. Ironically, he has a Bible sitting on his nightstand, but instead of reading the Word of God for himself, to gain wisdom and knowledge, he’d much rather put his trust and faith in the heretical preachings/teachings of a false (television) prophet. I think that if Bishop Jakes was truly interested in “winning” souls for Christ, he would go to Oprah and implore/encourage her to confess and repent of her sins – not sign up to be a part of her New Age movement. But these are birds of a feather; they will flock together.

    A vast majority of these so-called television evangelists do not actually teach the Word of God; they may use a verse from the Bible to start with, but they will quickly venture off into misleading the congregation by twisting the Word to fit their own nefarious purposes and agendas. Pastor Joel Osteen does it quite well – if you’ve ever noticed. They love writing their own books and manuals on how to live a Christian life, but they never exhort their congregations to read the Word of God – which is the true book on righteousness. They love to usurp/replace God’s divine authority and holy wisdom with their own blasphemous ideas and concepts of right living. But the Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 15:14: “Let them alone; they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, then they both shall fall into the ditch.” Not only this particular scripture, but the Word of God is up to the brim and overflowing with an abundance of scriptures that specifically rebuke with truth these false prophets/preachers. That’s why they want people to buy and read with they’ve written, instead of directing them to read the divine truth that’s written in the Word of God. God wants us to have His peace, wisdom and knowledge, not man’s, for what does man know? Man can be influenced and led by Lucifer; God cannot be.

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    • Very well said. And thank you very much. Unfortunately, we are in the age of the “Superstar Pastor” and many people will because of a genuine fondness for the preaching, feel a strong allegiance to a particular pastor. But this is why the Bible and knowing it is so important. The Bereans were praised by the Apostle Paul because they did not just take his sermons on face value – they went and studied the Word to make sure what he was preaching lined up with scripture (Acts 17:11).

      I pray that your father knows the Gospel and believes on The Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. He may be in some spiritual error, but what matters most is salvation. We are all going to get parts of the Bible wrong and be off in some of our interpretations. But make sure he has the essential belief down and be patient with the rest. God bless.

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  4. jameccia says:

    Wow B&E you have done it again! Wonderful wonderful article. I agree with you 100% and will share this with my family. I knew something was not right with Jake’s joining forces with Oprah. My mother loves jakes and will not hear a bad word about him even if its the truth. All I can do is pray that God will show her that Oprah is not a follower of Christ. And one should not have to sing and dance (so to speak) to win souls for God. The truth is more then sufficient. How would we feel if someone had to trick our kids to come home, play games with them, tell them its their friends house instead of home. I wouldn’t like it so I’m sure that God doesn’t like it when people sugar people just to get them to know Christ. If his glory,grace and mercy is not sweet enough then they will never be satisfied. This is just my opinion and nothing more. Thank you for your article….

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  5. First I want to apologize for the typo in my previous comment, i was in a hurry. Ok back to Oprah!! The reason I previously stated she is confused is because on the link that i posted in my comment she is saying she was convicted by the message Bishop Jakes preached (Saving the Scraps). She could have just been saying it, but I was wondering why bother coming to a church where you know their beliefs are completely different than yours. (But everything happens for a reason).She has changed her views so many times throughout the years that it is ridiculous. I think she may try to do the right things but she doesnt know how to effectively go about them because of lack of reading the word. It is made quite obvious in her answers and thoughts throughout the years also. So the issue is the people that are “following” her. Do we, or should I say most Americans, not have enough courage and faith to read the word of God for themselves to know that Oprah is just as confused as the people she tries to reach out to? It could be she has finally found someone that is teaching her the things she needs to know in the word. Maybe she hopped on that to reach out to other people. Who knows? In the life class videos above I didnt notice her saying anything about “New Age” doctrines or teachings as she blatantly did so in the past. (could it be a change of heart or beliefs) Oprah needs some spritual maturity and discernment, and faith. She has had numerous people and inspiration leaders on her show over the years…the wolf in sheep clothing could have been one of those people influencing her for the worse and she may have finally had a change of heart recently. How can we say Bishop Jakes is linking up or joining her in her new age movement? Is everybody around us or that we deal with Christian? I understand for spiritual things we should be unequally yoked, but to reach out to the world today we should use all avenues to try to get people pointed back to the right direction? If they struggle with certain things that they do not comprehend we can not use everyday preaching to reach out to their issues!! Something is better than nothing, maybe the life classes is a head start to a new beginning for people to build up a desire to “dig deeper”. So telling someone to take baby steps in their faith is a good answer considering they may not know what all faith entails anyway. Did we not forget that Jesus himself was often seen with sinners/unbelievers to get the word across to them. He didnt come at them the same way he did the Pharisees and disciples, he started with the basics. Do we have proof that Bishop Jakes has not spoken with Oprah about her “Luciferian” concepts? How do we know that she has not changed her beliefs, which she has done so many times over the years? That was the reason in me saying she is very confused and I would even go out on the limb and say she appears doubleminded. I agree with you B&E on some things as well as You Need Schooling, however we have no proof about some of you alls accusations. We do not know if there is counseling or advice given behind closed doors from Bishop jakes on Oprah’s belief issues. If the comment about praising leaders, pastors etc was targeted towards me, i do not do such things. As stated I read my bible on my own and study things on my own lining everything up with the word. I am 24 so I am not old enough to know so much about Bishop Jakes or Oprah, but I know Oprah stated she was Christian for a long time then all of a sudden one day she decided Jesus wasnt the only way. That is when I stopped watching her show. People do change and by the Grace of God and Jesus as our savior we do have a second chance. I need to seriously pray harder for this nation and its leaders (as well as myself in ministering) so that those who are true seekers of God can be lead the proper way!! All that to say we do not know everything….that is why prayer is such an effective tool and gift we are given.(to pray for the lost souls not to be deceived and the holy spirit to lead them through us) I really appreciate the article and feedback from you all God bless…there are a lot of things for me to consider and look at differently from this Thanks!!!

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  6. Robsam Ohayi says:

    I was alarmed and near confused when I heard two days ago that TD Jakes “has joined the New Age.” Now I have read your article for which i am grateful. I figure that your two big reasons for raising this alert about the Bishop is that he appeared at all at Oprah.s show and then, he made no reference to Christ. I agree that the man of God must be in all things beyond reproach including where they visit and what matters they involve in! Certainly someone of his stature must strive to behave christocentrically always. I think in the matters you raised, he fell short of the high ground he has with the gospel and its church but I think we should look beyond that event to see if we can find other reasons that will compel us to believe that our brother has left the fold. But then, we should pray instead that we don’t ever find them: because they are not there. Jesus told Peter how the devil had concluded a bid for his’ (Peter’s) life but added that He (Jesus) had prayed for Peter.

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  7. Charisma magazine has just announced Oprah’s ‘conversion’ to Christianity:

    http://charismanews.com/us/33290-oprah-winfrey-i-am-a-christian

    “BCNN thanked the likes of Stedman Graham, Tyler Perry, T.D. Jakes and others who wisely encouraged Winfrey and coached her on how to make her public profession of faith in Christ before the world.”

    BCNN is the Black Christian News Network.

    Sorry, I’m not buying it for a second unless and until she openly repudiates the New Age teachings she’s been vigorously supporting all these years. That would be great; but, I just don’t see that happening.

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  8. Charisma magazine announces Oprah’s ‘conversion’ to Christianity:

    http://charismanews.com/us/33290-oprah-winfrey-i-am-a-christian

    Sorry, but I don’t buy it for a second. It would be great; but, I don’t see how as she’s not yet openly repudiated the New Age teachings she’s so vigorously promoted all these years.

    “BCNN thanked the likes of Stedman Graham, Tyler Perry, T.D. Jakes and others who wisely encouraged Winfrey and coached her on how to make her public profession of faith in Christ before the world.”

    Just one more step into the Great Apostasy. Our redemption draweth nigh!

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    • Craig: Charisma magazine announces Oprah’s ‘conversion’ to Christianity:

      http://charismanews.com/us/33290-oprah-winfrey-i-am-a-christian

      Sorry, but I don’t buy it for a second. It would be great; but, I don’t see how as she’s not yet openly repudiated the New Age teachings she’s so vigorously promoted all these years.

      “BCNN thanked the likes of Stedman Graham, Tyler Perry, T.D. Jakes and others who wisely encouraged Winfrey and coached her on how to make her public profession of faith in Christ before the world.”

      Just one more step into the Great Apostasy. Our redemption draweth nigh!

      Thanks for the link Craig. I read the story and while she calls herself a Christian, as you point out, she does not address any of real issues regarding all her New Age doctrines and teachings. And if anything, she makes it more clear that her definition of “Christian” has nothing to do with the Bible or what it teaches.

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      • Exactly as anyone can profess Christ. I know people who have never read their bible at all who said a prayer 20 years ago and never fellowship with Christians who PROFESS Christ.

        The bible says in Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out demons? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

        Profession means nothing without Repentance, Confession of sins. The Bible shows us the word, will, and standards of God that He wants us to live by.

        Just because people use the word God doesn’t mean they are talking about the God of our Fathers. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

        The Church is filled with arrogant and self serving people who speak of God as though He is serving us.

        God does not serve us, rather we serve God. He is not here for our pleasure rather we are him for His pleasure.

        Christians as well as non believers are becoming lovers of themselves and living in complete fear and darkness.

        I’m amazed at the children of God who don’t spend “any” time reading and studying the word of God but speak of Him through the greedy words of a false prophet. Anyone with a small amount of Christ can see the truth about Oprah’s agenda and who really is backing her non talented rise to super stardom.

        The bible says ” Lean not unto your own understanding.”

        In other words don’t rely on what you feel, think, or believe to substitute for the true conception or revelation of God but rather rely on the very word of God.

        The bible says the word of God is His Voice, His Will, His Ways, and reveals His Standard.

        T.D Jakes has arrived to where he always wanted to be in Business. His business is Mo Money.

        I admonish and charge you to turn to the word of God and quit relying on this inclusivism and haughty everyday feel good God ATM Santa Claus image

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    • Her conversion to Christianity? She had Spiritualist Deepok Choprak and New Age Iyanla Vanzant and Tony Robbins had her more than literally doing the pagan walk on coals of fire which is a pagan practice.
      She still is an advocate for all the roads led to God. Jesus said he is THE WAY not A Way to God.

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  9. Has anyone noticed that Oprah never gave TD Jakes a format to teach till her ratings start dipping and floundering. I watched it and Jakes failed to mention the word Jesus. He gave a totally secularized sermon No Pastor/Bishop of his magnitude should compromise the Gospel not even for Ms. Oprah. I wish she’s sit down already. She is an Evangelist leading many people into New Age and End time deception!

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  10. Annmarie says:

    Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine [poison] go down, in the most delightful way !

    I have listened to Jakes and compared his philosophies for years to true Christianity, and he has definitely developed a following [like the Pied Piper] who will lead all those faithful to a drowning death of soul if they are not careful of what is being preached here.

    I am a cradle Christian, and in these terrible end times, always try to embrace myself with the Word of God. I watch Christian television, and TBN & Daystar, and these tv evangelists are more and more treading on dangerous waters preaching heresy. If you are not close to God and stay in the Word daily, you will never recognize what these liars are doing. Jakes and Winfrey are deceivers and fakes. They have to give you a little sugar in order for you to swallow the poison.

    Who could have believed the multi-billionaire Winfrey was going to retire completely from the talk-show circuit and just go away and do nothing? This television network she birthed called OWN is a ruse, and she flaunts nothing but New Age garbage shows on it, and left-wing liberal socialism. She is an Obama-lover, what else do you need to see?

    To couple oneself with the likes of Oprah Winfrey and her New Age mantra of “self” and “The Secret” is tantamount to heresy. Christ told us: “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit. Neither can a bad tree bear good fruit.” And, that “You will know them by their fruits.”

    Christ also says, “I know my sheep, and mine know me.” And I will tell you my observation: Jakes and Winfrey are not of Christ. They do not bear good fruit. They run from one side to the other appearing to be a good tree, but then bearing bad fruit, and vice versa. They try to come off as intellectuals and spew this belief system on the world “according to Oprah.” How often have we heard that? Who believes it? She is a liar like Satan, and so is Jakes. Jakes will be judged worse, because he is claiming to preach the Word of God and calls himself bishop.

    Remember what St. Paul says about bishops, who entering in among us not sparing the flock. Woe to them, they will be judged worse than anyone. The deceivers who claim to be men of vocations.

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    • Isn’t it kind of hypocritical to blast her Oprah for being an Obama lover esp. since the Republican party has thrown their weight behind a man whose religion formed in the 15 century by a man who claimed he has a new version of the gospel given to him by an Angel named Moroni with golden tablets and a different Plan of Salvation than the original one in the Authorized bible?

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  11. PURPOSE, PURPOSE, PURPOSE, listen to this trash!

    At least Jakes could be a little original with his rantings. He is just paraphrasing the false preacher, Rick Warren, of THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE thought process. And we all know what Rick Warren is. He is Obama’s right hand man now as far as preachers go, outside of Jeremiah Wright, who turned out to be a little too radical for Obama’s image right now.

    Rick Warren is so heretical it is horrible. And the speech he made equating Christians, and Muslims, etc., putting all faiths on the same plateau with each other, sounds just like Winfrey’s beliefs.

    Now Jakes is aligning himself with her, and spewing the same Purpose-Driven lifestyle. If everyone can’t see through this, there is something seriously wrong.

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  12. Seriously says:

    Its a shame that this forum is about discussing someone’s spirituality. If you strongly believe in Jesus and Christianity why don’t adhere to it. Do not judge and act God when you are not. Remember no man/pastor will take you to heaven, it is you and God alone. B&E I think you should desist from this practice, you are not an authority to the ways of God. If she wants to promote New Age and not believe in Jesus, let her be. If a lot of people are being led astray by her new doctrines, let them be. Only God has the final say. Concentrate on building your own spiritual life and faith. Continue to do good and remember Jesus commandment “Love thy neighbor as thou love thyself”.

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  13. The bible says preachers will be judged more harshly if you reject the word of God and twist it you will be in for a rude awakening at the judgement if you know in your heart you can’t preach the word of God correctly then you should not preach keep your mouth shut and listen

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  14. well oprah, let me tell YOU that even though i didn’t know Him, Jesus came to ME and that’s how i came to know Him! He knows who will and will not accept Him. and if you will but have no one to come tell you about Him, He will come to you Himself! He knows all things, so He knows if you would accept Him or not!

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  15. God said Grace and peace be muiltiplied to you in the knowledge of God and Jesus our lord,as his divine power has given to use all things that pertain to life and Godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by glory and virtue 1Peter 1:2-3. Gods word have the answer to every important question of life.It contains everything we need to know to live a Godly life and to inherit everlasting life.This is in fact an age of Godless Preaching, God said in his word he would send a lie, because of so much unbelief and if we don’t hold on to the old rugged cross we will burn in hell. Our first step is Act2:38 http://www.biblestudyguide.org Thank You so very much B&E God Bless

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  16. Aldo Mertens says:

    Dear friends, there are two-hundred-and-something countries in the world, a world with 7 billion people.
    Of these, the US is one and its 300 million less than a 20th. Yet this country was blessed by God to be the most prosperous on earth, for now, by having received immigrants from all over the world. So, here in Africa, where I am, we’re receiving the good and the bad out of the US all day long. Who has the media, has the say and the limelight. Churches are being planted where churches were, making the existing ones look pathetic and poor and mundane. This article is about two Americans, again, swaying the world of Christianity. Fort me, it feels clear: where the money is……. With Jesus, it was, and stil is, the opposite.

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  17. vanity up on vanity is vanity… oprah never has nothing to do with God, Jesus and even anything that has to do with God. sometimes i wonder why people think when they are rich, they are now the creator of themself… well, they better think twice.. they are rich and what ever they have gotten is all by the grace of God.. God is a mecifull God… they better turn from there evil ways and give their life to JESUS.. he is the only WAY… Oprah repent, TIME IS THICKING

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  18. Does anybody understand that G-d & L-rd are substitute words? Does anybody understand that the cross is an abomination to the Father according to Ezekiel 8:13-15? Also there is no “j” in Hebrew so Jerusalem = Yerushalayim, Elijah = Eliyahu, Jeremiah = Yirmeyahu, & so on… Do we as so called saints really know it all to judge another?

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    • How can The Father who send his Son to the cross for the sake of man ever say that the cross of His Son is an Abomination. Ezekiel 8:13 to 15 says nothing about the cross, & the comment is taken out of Context, reminding one as to how the Scribes & Pharisees falsely accused Christ. It is not surprising as to why God has kept the revelation of the Arc of the Covenant stated in 2Maccabes2 from such . “For they love not the truth, for which reason God sends a strong delusion so that they believe the lie” such are already condemned. The choice is only one, God or Mammon. The covenant left Israel long ago when the Children of Israel transgressed the law , even unto Marrying the heathen, clearly mentioned by prophet Erza to the “cutting off” even more so to today Shem becomes Ham & Japeth saying we are Jews. The truth is as the Bible states, for them in Christ are the Children of Abraham, which are the children of Faith. Israel is Spiritual to the inheritance, the final part in the continuation, for God is Spirit , the Father of it., & to this there is no Jew or Gentile ( the Elohim to the Sons of God in heaven like Archangels Micha-EL, Gabri-EL, etc. are Spiritual so it is the case with them chosen from Earth to the Elohim be Spiritual Isra-EL- meaning to the Inheritance) Christ, & the fulness of Him is what the revelation of the Covenant to 2 Maccabees2″ is about, for the gathering is unto Himself, individually & Spiritually in His mercy no doubt.. If the author is true to Christ, the comment will be retained if not it will be deleted, for one before has already been deleted to the appeasing. Appease none is to Worship God

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  19. Gary Jorden says:

    Id like to ask a question to the guys running this site.
    If you could all identify yourselves. If you want to proclaim the Word, you need to identify yourselves.
    Jesus said that He had no secrets.
    The fact that you guys do not reveal who you are, I find to be quite worrisome honestly.
    As well as do you guys profess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the one and true God?

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  20. Hearing all this New Age/Illuminati/Boule jazz and how the black community has sold out to the concept of NWO, I’m asking are there any preachers, public officials, singers (gospel or not) who haven’t sold out?

    BTW I hear TBN is as Illuminati as they get.. Some preachers there are indeed questionable, I once heard Pat Robertson say he doesn’t believe in demons. I don’t trust anybody who questions the Bible. Oh and the TBN logo,.. looks devilish to me.

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  21. Praying for them both and all that they are decieving. Open our eyes to such evil oh Lord. Above all let us Stand firm in Your WOrd!!

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  22. I remember when T. D. Jakes did not believe and the holy trinity and said so. The believe Jesus did and asked he deciples to baptize in the name of the Father, the name of the Son (Jesus) and the name of the Holy Ghost.. The word trinity is not in the Bible but is one word for above. How is it T. D. Jakes can’t find this simple Scripture? He does not know the Bible . T. D, Jakes stopped saying he did not believe in the trinity (See how short it is) after the Bible Answer Man Hank Hannagraph forced his hand. He does not know God.

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  23. waiting for the rapture says:

    I enjoyed this reading very much. Thank you for So brilliently articulating this thorn in the side of many Christians. Sadly people would rather go to someone else and take them at their word than hear from God himself through his word. Here here…..I really enjoyed this…..please post more treasures of Wisdom ….looking forward to reading them. God bless you friend.

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  24. alex oshea says:

    T D Jake’s is a oneness penticostal who doesn’t believe in the tri-une God (Matt 3:16-17; Acts 7:55),Oneness pentecostals are not biblical christian’s (John 3:3-7; Acts 2:37-41; Matt 28:19) because they deny this essential christian doctrine.They also preach a false gospel of baptismal salvation(evidenced by speaking in tongues despite Pauls words in 1 Cor.12:1-11;14:1-40) and when they baptise,they baptise in Jesus’ name only.

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  25. Luke 21:8 – And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

    TD Jakes and Oprah are working against Jesus Christ. Her tv network is OWN which is setup for the NWO.

    Take heed that ye be not deceived! Fake teachers; fake prophets – False!

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  26. You already know about mega-mergers. Banks swallow up smaller banks to increase their territory. At one time interstate banking was illegal now it is legal. Oprah Winfrey earned her over a billion dollars being a CEO somewhat the same. I imagine Oprah Winfrey has book stores or is heavily invested in e-books. I thought we heard the last of Oprah Winfrey when she retired.

    Alas, she is publicly merging with T.D. Jakes and she is the major stock holder. Sales will increase for T.D. Jakes because of who she is. Oprah Winfrey profits will increase because of the both of them. Whenever you hear either one of them you will think of both of them. She will acquire more Churches that way. And beware, Publishers like she are insisting writers to write Christian Fiction due to the huge success of Tim Lahays Left behind series Christian Fiction.

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  27. Do You Know What A Mega-Merger Is?

    Do you know what a mega-merger is? In this day and age who does not? Larger companies have been swallowing up smaller companies for years. They will buy a company that increases their profits or they can take a tax write off for it. They will also drive competitive companies out of business. They like free money too. They love the governments bail out. They owe the government so much that they can’t possibly pay them back. It is all the same for them. That is how corporations work. It is nothing personal. It is just doing business. They don’t want their business doors to close.

    Is that was happened to T.D. Jakes ministry. Swallowed up by Oprah Winfrey Incorporated? So many ministries have gone belly up in the last days of the apostasy, the great falling away. It is like Revelation 2 and 3, having lost their first love (the bible), led by the angel of their church building (an anti-Christ), and I can’t say if is by denomination anymore. Church’s are so much in debt as property values have dropped by half and salaries of members have dropped. Members can no longer afford pastor’s lifestyle and afford the prosperity church leaders told them they could. They can no longer afford the blessing of their god anymore, by naming it, and claiming it, and going to the bank to secure a loan.

    These things Jesus hath judged of the church and more of present day. All of them were destroyed or will be. To those who hold the doctrine of Balaam and Jezebel the false prophets. And to those like the church in Sardis. And to those with Synagogues of Satan. Because thou art lukewarm I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing. Also you have followed Sodom and Gomorrah which I destroyed by my own hand. And to those whose god was the bank, savings, and lending institutions. And to those that held the false doctrine of prosperity prophets, who could not read the newspaper, and predict the economic crisis we have been in for a long time.

    Is the arrangement between Oprah Winfrey and T.D. Jakes ministry a hostile takeover? Did he have any choice to stay in business? Oprah Winfrey Incorporated is a shrewd business person. How else could she amass her great fortune?

    Is this the Beginning of the End of the church age?

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  28. Irene Jones says:

    The way this world is going we need to hear more about Jesus and less about what we want for our life. When we accept Jesus and turn and repent for our sins then we will know who we relly are. GodBless

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  29. Oprah undoubtedly cleaves to the humanistic belief that “There is a way that seems right to a man” but denying that “its end is the way to death.” I have heard her refer to herself as a Christian, but her declaration reminds me that at times, our personal view of who we are in Christ can be misinformed and deluded. We know that at the end of this age, many will fall away. I believe that they will turn to beliefs that they sincerely believe are right and godly. I just suggest we remember Oprah when we pray.

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  30. We are all given God’s grace why can’t we give it to others if God is so freely giving it to us???

    I am a Christian & in a ministers family.

    JESUS ATE WITH THE SINNERS AND ALL THE PEOPLE CONDEMNED HIM!!!

    JESUS SAID HE CAME FOR THE LOST NOT THE SAVED.

    Meaning how is a preacher like Bishop T.D. Jakes who is a southern minister raised Christian & a Pentecostal or any preacher for that matter going to reach out to an audience of unsaved if they are never around them!!!

    He has saved thousands for Christ, how many have you saved???
    He also over sees more than 50 out reach programs for God around the world.

    I know for a fact that Oprah who is from my home state was raised southern Baptist and was and still is a Christian. She use to get in trouble on her show for talking about God, Jesus Christ and being a Christian. She talks often about never being able to out give God. That she gives away half and in a few months God blesses her ten-fold.

    One of my favorite Oprah testamonies was the I surrender all Lord Jesus. Beautiful.

    By the way I was raised Baptist & Methodist. There have been many great men in my family called to minister both Baptist & Methodist.

    I want to point out that Dr. Charles Stanley a Baptist minister in Atlanta said one time the most important relantionship is YOUR PERSONAL RELANTIONSHIP WITH CHRIST. We need not worry about other people think about our personal relantionship with Christ. God is God and He certainly can handle the world He created. He doesn’t need their help.

    I don’t find that it is my job to judge some one else’s work for the Lord. I can promise you that as harshly as many here are judging I pray God does not return the favor to any of you. Your missing the point of Grace in the Bible.

    I also don’t understand what money has to do with being a Christian. Many think Christians are the be poor yet the Bible has many many many stories of God blessing people with great wealth.

    I heard Oprah say that she gave away half and within a few months Jesus blessed her 10 fold. Hmmm a rich person saying that all she has is from Jesus Christ is not a new age mystic.

    Also be reminded that Oprah has said many many times on her show over the years that just because she interviews some one does not mean she agrees with them. She is a journalist like a news person. I don’t think people get bent out of shape went a male white journalist interviews a murderer!

    All I am saying is if you didn’t watch Oprah every day and hear her with her own mouth proclaim she is a believer of Jesus Christ and is a Christian and if you have not watched all of T.D. Jakes sermons and that he is a minister of God and his sermons are always scripture and Bible KJV based. Then you don’t have any room to judge peroid.

    Btw not that it matters but I am a white southern woman who is a Christian and I find T.D. Jakes sermons to be filled with God’s Grace, God’s consequences & God’s love. His sermons on Moses over the last few weeks were brillant.

    I am not judging any one’s salvation on here I just know that really no one has the right but God to judge some one else’s heart. Many take scripture out of context without knowing what Jesus is meaning.

    Also did you know that some times preachers are ask to speak at none church events just as a motivational speaker my family has. Is it wrong to spread words of love, comfort, joy, happiness to a world full of horrific events, children being killed, wars etc. You see as Christian’s it isn’t that we preach you will never have a problem it is that we are preaching the solution to your problems. I have seen people so sick and dying yet they were so happy and joyful.

    We must remember the Bible says God is love. If God is love then we are to extend it.

    I think the best thing we can all do is look in the mirror and judge ourselves & when you are finally perfect then maybe you can condemn someone else. Oh that’s right the Bible says we are ALL SINNERS SAVED BY GRACE! Even after we are saved we ALL still sin. No one will ever be perfect until they get to Heaven.

    Jesus also said I am all things to all people that I might win a few. We don’t all respond to the same type of sermon or preacher because God created us all different.

    Don’t lose God or being a Christian by pointing out all the faults of others. I encourage you to watch Bishop T.D. Jakes Christmas sermons from 2012 called Don’t Loose Jesus in the Feast. This is not new age any thing it is old school Bible preaching.

    He talks about how the world has forgotten God and now we can’t say Merry Christmas, we can’t put up baby Jesus at Christmas in public places or hear gospel Christmas music in the stores while we shop the world wants us to say happy holidays. I can promise you no new age stuff here in this sermon just good Biblical truth. He talks about Mary and Joseph loosing Jesus at the feast. His own parents lost him.

    Let’s not loose Jesus in the feast or in judging others. Why? Because we are all sinners!

    Let him or her with out sin cast the first stone!

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    • David Story says:

      Jesus made no qualms about rebuking the religious leaders in Jerusalem who had distorted the law and politicized religion. We are saved by Grace versus anything we do, but to say that pastors and celebrities who distort the truth believe in Jesus ignores the fact that even demons know that Jesus is savior and they actually tremble.

      The danger in deviating from the Word of God is that it can potentially lead others to fall or perish. We will be held accountable for what we say and what we do and the Word of God clearly states there is a punishment to those who cause others to fall. However, rather than condemning pastors who distort the Word or celebrities like Oprah, who have said there are many ways that lead to God, we need to bring their error to their attention and always pray for them.

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    • You state: “He has saved thousands for Christ, how many have you saved???
      He also over sees more than 50 out reach programs for God around the world.”
      Really? he saved thousands? and your assessment is based on what exactly? And all of these people that do “charitable deeds” for the entire world to see…I believe the Bible states that they’ve already gotten their reward and when performing an act of charity that the left hand should not know what the right hand is doing.

      As to your statement: “Also be reminded that Oprah has said many many times on her show over the years that just because she interviews some one does not mean she agrees with them. She is a journalist like a news person. I don’t think people get bent out of shape went a male white journalist interviews a murderer!” Wow, really? that’s what you’re going to go with? Enough said on your part I guess…

      I’ve watched Oprah more than I care to admit and if ever there was a person to speak with “forked tongue” it is that one. If she interviews a so-called Christian, then she speaks about God. Seems like every person that she’s interviewed she could identify with. Give me a break.

      Finally, please, just because someone mentions the name of Jesus Christ in an interview does not make them a follower of our Lord and Saviour, even demons recognised Christ when confronted by him.

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      • Where the “forked tongue” is the language of the serpent to deceive , the “Cloven tongue” is the language of the Holy Spirit to Truth.

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  31. clevacleva says:

    I think Oprah does still believe there are many roads to God. I think by having all of the various speakers on her Life Class is just her giving different views to those road and not that those speakers believe in New Agism per say.

    I’m not going to judge Oprah. Thats for God to do. There have been classes that have been helpful and others not so helpful.

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  32. The Sorceress & the Sorcerer, reflecting that ancient Egyptian beliefs signified in Zechariah Ch. 5 to the wickedness in an Ephah set to be established by two storked winged woman, in the uncleaness to the witchcraft of the occult in what the Bible says “The whole world will be deceived by the “Sorcery”.

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  33. tentimes better says:

    I have heard many comments about Jakes as if he was or had always been a follower of traditional Christian beliefs. Up until when has Jakes been a traditional charismatic ? I would say never. Jakes beliefs and ministry have always been associated with Apostolic or “Jesus Only”movement. The apostolic teaching that denies the Holy Trinity and supports the heresy of “Jesus only” has been espoused by Jakes for many years. Let’s not ask Jakes or his following to do anything less than fully repent for all his erroneous teachings. Just reinstating his use of “In Jesus name” whether for Oprah’s audience or those who call him pastor should be suspect as to its true spiritual meaning and intent.

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  34. I can’t believe all the people getting their panties in a wad over this. Who cares if he isn’t preaching about God or the Bible? What’s wrong with teaching people about passion, about not living their lives as something they’re not? Teaching people about those things is just as important, if not more important, than shoving your religion down their throats. Additionally, I highly, highly doubt anyone in Oprah’s Lifeclass is interested in hearing about God or the Bible. People don’t go to things like this for religion; they go for help. If they want to hear about religion, they can easily go to church on Sundays. OWN is not a religious network, so I highly doubt they would allow religious network on their network. That would be like TBS showing religious films on Sunday, even if most religious films are laughably bad.

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    • Hi Brandon,

      Thanks for your comments. Considering the crowd there was riveted by what Bishop TD Jakes had to say, I think it’s safe to say they were interested in hearing about God. It’s not like Jakes has any specialty in any other area that would warrant him being on Oprah. But to get to your first question – the reason why we care is because there are souls at stake. This ministry does not want people to go to Hell and the lake of fire. That is our main concern. And TD Jakes, as a pastor, has a duty to share the Gospel. When he preaches another Gospel we are commanded by The Lord to point this out and direct people back to Biblical Christianity.

      Additionally, during this life class, Oprah had three pastors on as teachers. So again, to try and paint this as something that was not religious in nature seems to not be supported by her casting decisions. But even then it’s irrelevant because Jakes was still presenting a false, New Age Gospel. And that is something Christians are to point out in order to keep others from spiritual error.

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  35. I love these guys and this is sad. Oprah quoted the Book of Ruth when she went on her job interview to host the show. We must pray for them for the Lord is coming and He will judge what is of Him and what will burn

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  37. When we talk about Christianity we believe that Jesus is the only way to God , but what Jakes & Oprah preach in Christian name is against the Christian belief, where Oprah says there are million ways to god & Jakes preachers oneness pentecostalism, making both of them to be secret Hindus to Hinduism in Oprah’s million gods to the million ways, whereas to Jakes oneness teaching is but to the Trinity of Hinduism where the chief gods are represented as one body with 3 heads(where these heads are never in agreement with one another Suggesting Confusions & Chaos, never to a unity) whereas the Christian trinity is to the Father, Son & Holy Spirit as three separate persons in one God in the same essence, to a perfect unity, & where our belief is, to this so will our unity be, to Christ unto the Father & the Holy Spirit just as their unity is in the absolute perfection. To this the belief in the former to the likes of Oprah & Jakes is but to the disunity, that is deceiving. To know the differences come in the very fundamentals. The truth comes from the Bible about God not to be author of confusion.

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    • indixiesheart says:

      You know not what you talking about… Pentecostal is not Hinduism, not Buddhist.. Godhead is scripturally correct as 3 in 1, an 1 in 3..
      Colossians 2:9 KJV
      9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

      Trinity is not in the bible, but means same thing as Godhead which is in the bible..
      All 3 Father, Son Jesus, an Holy Ghost work as one ! Same beings, yet different also..
      working for same cause !

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      • “Look before you leap” Oneness Pentecostalism means that at any one time there can be only one person. Col 2:9- “For in Him (Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead Bodily” to the word “Bodily” mean ?

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        • indixiesheart says:

          bod·i·ly (b d l-) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or belonging to the body. 2. Physical as opposed to mental or spiritual: bodily welfare. adv. 1. In the flesh; in person …

          :-)

          AlL I know is I am Baptist an pentacostal, believing in 3 in 1,one in 3 as Godhead..
          an it does not go back to buddist or hindu..

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          • Bodily is to the physical,how then can it be to the fulness for the bible states”God is Spirit”?
            3 in 1 is three persons- The Father, Son & Holy Spirit as one God, to a perfect unity., when in terms of comparison it would read the words of Jesus “The Father is greater than I” Where as 1 in 3 is one person as three gods in which case there can be only one person manifested at any one time as mentioned, the Error of oneness pentecostalism of TD Jakes that he claims to have corrected which is but preaching in terms of Trial & Error & in the bargain leading people astray, away from the basis of the fundamental Christian Faith. Like the difference between Hinduism/Buddhism & Christianity is that where Hinduism acts “Mightier than god” to its millions of gods against which the Bibles says “It is not by power neither by might but by my Spirit says the Lord of Hosts”. Where as Buddhism acts as “Holier than god” to sitting cross legged & chanting “Love & Fresh air” of the manner, where as to Christianity says “The many that I love I Rebuke & Chastise” for this surely leads to the salvation compared to the former’s self lifting through the Occult- Fiddle hole methods leading to the wrong side of God.

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  38. PLEASE JEHOVAH THE ONLY ONE TRUE GOD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. LORD, EVEN THOSE WHO ARE LOST ARE YOURS AND EVEN LUCIFER HIMSELF YOU CREATED HIM. FATHER, PLEASE SAVE THOSE WHO OBEY YOUR COMMANDS FOR THE GREAT WRATH THAT YOU ARE SOON SENDING ON THE UNIVERSE. THE SCRIPTURE MUST COME TRUE THAT IN THIS DAYS THE LOVE OF MANY WILL GROW COLD AND MEN WILL BETRAY EACH OTHER BUT WOE UNTO THE PERSON WHO FULFILLS THE BOOK OF PROPHESY. PREPARE YE THE WAY THE MESSIAH IS COMING.SHALOM.

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  39. GOD THANK YOU THAT THE WISDOM OF THE KINGDOM IS HIDDEN TO THE WISE AND THE RICH AND REVEALED TO LITTLE BABIES

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    • indixiesheart says:

      GUESs you forgot David, Solomon, an Abraham..An others God loved were these.. Wise an Rich By Gods hands.. PEople forget that.. ITs just some GEt rich For Gods Purposes, an men alone without God falsify an get their own by satan.. God feeds His Kingdom as well.. His children is how He does it.. What is your talent making? Greed is of the devil though.. some calling good preachers false, others calling false false cause they are.. An Should we not leave it to God whom is , or is not false? An be asking Lord IF this preacher is false, lead me elsewhere an I will follow..

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  40. At this time it seems like Drupal is the top blogging platform
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  41. Todd Carter says:

    TD Jakes was bought on a BISHOP TD JAKES. Oprah identifies him as TD JAKES and even says she heard him preaching-seen him him preaching at the Potter’s House and heard him teaching on PURPOSE-so she decided to bring him on the show. So he was bought on as a guest to speak about purpose. The problem with people judgeing the Bishop is WE don’t know where God is going with him just appearing on the show. The audience knows he is a Bishop-they Even know that he is TD JAKES. People might be inspired by the power of the holy spirit and power of the words he spoke and give their lives to Jesus. In addition both examples do not show the Bishop’s entire speech.

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  43. ernie brummer says:

    Pastor Jakes.
    where is your head these days.
    Oprah? read your bible and pray through….

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  44. The real Christians are the fundamental Bible believers who hold that Jesus is God in the flesh and the only eternal Savior and we are saved and eternally secure by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. There are real Christians from all over and every denomination, and, God is so amazing, He can even save people who attend the false teachers’ mega churches and false prophet gatherings, as long as the Gospel is presented. Benny Hinn for example is a liar and a false prophet but I know of a person who was saved when they went to one of his conferences, and the person trusted in Jesus Christ and was saved. But that does not mean I endorse that liar Benny Hinn.

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  45. Cindy Lawrence says:

    Any Bible preaching,teaching child of God should be ashamed of themself and more importantly FEARFUL of the Lord their God that died on the cross that our lives may be saved…to merely throw your life and the lives of millions of others that will be deceived by you and take the path you now teach that leads straight to hell!Oprah, you have been lost for a very long time,but T.D.Jakes HOW COULD YOU ALLOW GREED TO TURN YOU AWAY FROM THE TRUTH!!! THAT IS “THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN AND THAT IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!!! (SALVATION)

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  46. indixiesheart says:

    John 14:6
    6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    http://biblehub.com/genesis/1-27.htm IN HIS IMAGE WE ARE MADE ! HE is a God..
    Probebly What she refers too..Not sure? IF what she refers too truth in it !
    However it means GOD is in us ! An We bY HIS might an Power by PRayer can do as GOD..
    Does not mean we more powerful than God..

    I use to watch Oprah a lot.. But when she stated with this new age stuff.. an stated out her mout was no need for Jesus to have come.. I quit watching her..

    An For Brother jakes to follow her.. Oh My..HE was a greath PReacher in the past ! Loved his sermons..

    As for MAKing money in church an tlents..NOTHING WRONG WITH IT ! Even in the kingdom it takes money to make money ! An God knows this..HE says IF you Obey an Follow Him you Will PRosper to Glorify Him an His kingdom… BUT ! BUT ! IT cannot be greed for self.. It has to be For LOVe of God to Glorify God in manner God wants you to go.. KEyword search God supply.. Storehouse..etc.. MAny many Scripture on it.. MY Fave is Phillipians 4:19

    An YEs Monica Christians lose sight an act cruel as the unsaved.. an leading their souls to hell..

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  47. I have to admit that I struggle with this article and also many comments by the people who read it. Many of the scriptures mentioned in this article hold truth and a very important but are used by someone who does not truly understand their meaning. If anyone is truly in search of God, Jesus Christ, and his truth you must worship God from within. The word clearly states that we are God’s holy temple. 1 Cor. 6:19 and 2 Cor. 6:16. These are prime examples of God explaining who you are. Where does God dwell? In his holy temple. Where is God’s Temple? Inside of Man and every other animal, fiber, and molecule that exist in the universe. You cannot turn around without seeing God. When you recognize that, many of the problems you have in life, won’t seem so big.

    There is a Christ Consciousness that man must awaken to. When Jesus said that I AM the way the truth and the light, nobody come to the Father but by me. He was not speaking of himself. But of the I AM in him. Remember Moses, when he asked God who should I say sent me. God replied and said that I AM that I AM. Nobody can come to the Father unless they worship the Father from within. This was Jesus’ message. How can you say you know God unless you have a personal relationship with him. He said it himself I shall walk with them, I shall talk with them, I will be there God and they will be my people. Remember Jesus stated that he did not come speaking of himself but of the Father.

    Recognize what God is saying. If anyone says that I am speaking blasphemy or witchcraft they do not know their scripture. Another point, man will not become God because he is already one with God. The scriptures call you gods, Ps 82 and John 10:34-35. Wake up and recognize who you are!! You are heirs of God and joints heirs with Christ Jesus. That does not make you the God above God. But one with him. When you realize that, it brings a greater peace and purpose to your life. You no longer struggle with sin. Not because the temptation isn’t out there. But because you spend your time focusing on all the good things God has for you. So in this since, sin no longer exist to you. You will spend your time trying to make Heaven here on earth. Remember that was a part of Jesus’ prayer. Now out of all the things I said they are proven through scripture. I ask all of you to judge a righteous judgement and look to the God within and see what true spiritual transformation is taking place upon this Earth….God Bless you all

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    • Hi JD,

      Thanks for your comments. I respectfully disagree. Nowhere in the Bible is there any mention of “Christ Consciousness.” That is a New Age term, made up by non-Christians. But let’s examine how one becomes a temple of God.

      You quoted John 14:6 and said:


      There is a Christ Consciousness that man must awaken to. When Jesus said that I AM the way the truth and the light, nobody come to the Father but by me. He was not speaking of himself. But of the I AM in him. Remember Moses, when he asked God who should I say sent me. God replied and said that I AM that I AM. Nobody can come to the Father unless they worship the Father from within. This was Jesus’ message.

      Let’s look at this verse in context:

      Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

      The Lord Jesus Christ is not merely saying that God is “in Him” – He is proclaiming that He is God. He told Thomas that from henceforth, he has already seen the Father, by seeing Jesus. Jesus is clearly distinguishing Himself from every other person on the planet. He told them where He was going (Heaven), they could NOT go. But the only way they could eventually go was through Him.

      8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

      Notice again, that Jesus is the exclusive way of access to God The Father. If we were all gods, or all had Christ’s power, why would we need His name? Why couldn’t we just go to God on our own, in our own name? Obviously we should be able to. But since we are not gods and not the Christ, we cannot. We can only go based on the perfect sacrifice of Christ on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. And even once we are believers, we are to pray in Christ’s name. He is the only way to Heaven, not our own selves.

      15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

      And here is where a person becomes the temple of God. Once you have believed in Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for the forgiveness of your sins, then Jesus sends you the Holy Spirit, which indwells you, giving birth to a new spirit inside of you. Notice this is an external process. Our insides are corrupt, sinful and filthy in God’s sight. The Bible says the human heart is “desperately wicked and deceitful above all things.” The Bible says “our righteousness is as filthy rags.” “All men have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” It is our sin that had made us worthy of hell and the lake of Fire in God’s just judgment. So we are not God’s at all. We are rebels in Satan’s grasp. Until we believe in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of those sins. And then the Holy Spirit comes to us. There is no “little god” inside of us. Or a “Champion in you” to quote the false teachings of Joel Osteen. Being a Christian starts with recognizing the lies, hatred, stealing, blasphemy, sexual sin, covetousness and all manner of evils we willingly chose to do all our lives (as I can attest having filled that entire list of sins and more). And it is only through GRACE, God’s unmerited favor, that we are saved:

      For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9.

      This is when we receive the Holy Spirit. This is when Christ’s work saves and redeems us. When we realize we can do nothing to save ourselves. That we deserve Hell. And put all our faith and trust in Christ to redeem us.

      The New Age movement wants us to boast. It wants to say – “realize your greatness! You are so special. You are chosen. You are just like God.” This is a deception that started with the Devil. Scripture clearly bears this.

      I will end with discussing Psalm 82. This chapter is often misunderstood. I will not get into a line by line analysis but say that it is a chapter addressed to angels, not people. They were rebels who were misusing their authority in governing the nations of the world. And they were going to be judged for their wickedness. The Lord calls them gods, acknowledging their great authority, not to pump them up:

      I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

      Because of their sins, they stand judged and condemned. So the comment about them being gods was no compliment or affirmation that all humans are gods. It was a part of a great rebuke for the same problem every human has – SIN.

      I hope you give this consideration. Thanks again for your comments.

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      • Truthfully said . The word Christ Consciousness is but a twisted form come from Hinduism to Krishna Consciousness, to clearly see Pagan beliefs being incorporated into the Christian faith, first through the words & then to its beliefs. That which comes against the Apostolic faith does not come against it but comes like it. The Apostasy that comes is not as Anti Christ but Pseudo Christ
        just as the word Krishna Consciousness being brought in as Christ Consciousness.,if the preachings of Joel Osteen, Jakes, Joycee, Brian Houston & the others are keenly observed in relation to the Scriptural ways, one such clear distinction is the “Appeasings”, Itching ears as the Bible calls it.

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  48. Jakes looks like he’s under the influence of a drug or spirit. His eyes don’t look right -almost like he’s under hypnosis.

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  49. The problem with most people are that they are full of their self they use GOD for their excuse now GOD says he’ll give you riches but riches doesn’t always mean money.He’ll make you rich in him and all this new age garbage has got to go cause this is not the way GOD wanted things to go.People thinks if they hear a voice talking to them that it’s GOD,people forget the DEVIL will talk to you also and people get the devil mix-up with GOD.People these days get me they forgot about doing things for free they want their reward now and can’t wait for when they go to heaven or maybe they not going to go so they want it now I don’t know but the way people act and do make me want to puke at how they abuse everything about GOD .

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  50. In all of this there is the factor of ‘Racism’ exploited to the hilt even against the faith. Like when Obama said Gay is OK,the blacks who had all along been the strongest opposers of Gay Agendas overnight turned in their faith , for unto them was a god born, come through his Angels ,Jakes & Oprah to name two. Racism & Fascism are but two side of the same coin, well into the commonness of Elitism.

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  51. I had great respect and admiration for the ministry of T. D. Jakes. I have not seen the lecture. But knowing that Oprah Winfrey has no love for Christ concerns me that a man of the Lord God Jesus Christ would take part in her platform. To invite her to his congregation is a good thing if it will help guide her to the Lord. But with all the deception that is going on, it concerns me that such a reputable minister wouldl partake of forbidden fruits. I will listen to the lecture.

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  52. charles Tiku says:

    The essence of God creating man is for us to worship and glorify Him. The bible records that no man cometh to me to the Father except through my son Jesus Christ. At the mention of that name Jesus all knees must bow and all tongue must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. These are signs of the end time that there shall be many false Christ and false prophets many shall come in my name. Our prayer is that God should help us expose them because of the millions of souls they are ready to lead astray.

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    • Hey Charles, just out of curiosity, how would you respond to the skeptic who would argue that a God who creates solely to be worshipped and glorified is narcissistic and tyrannical and therefore not worthy of such devotion? (I don’t argue this, but it’s been thrown at me numerous times).

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    • Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom , & the wisdom is to either fear God or the world.

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  53. Vernon Griffin says:

    Vernon Griffin:
    It all has to do with how you interpret the Bible I grew up in old school Bible teaching because
    that’s how it was taught to my mother from her mother,I was taught to suffer on this earth because
    when I die I would inherit streets paved in gold and would be able to talk to and pet lions and tigers and on and on,that’s what the slave masters told the salves.
    Yet as we were being taught this rich people who also believed in Jesus were having their streets
    paved in gold on this earth ,are you saying they all are going to hell.
    I agree you put God first but if your saying God wants us to suffer even though Jesus came and died so we may live life more abundantly I have to disagree.
    Religion has put a limit on God and what he wants for us but I say God is limitless.
    That’s why their is the old and new statement cause God is always moving forward.

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    • Let the Spirit testify unto the Father, one’s belief in Christ,, not of the mind, for the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, so does not lie neither can be deceived.. What is the kind of preachings coming out of Jakes/ Oprah’s, Osteens, Dollars, Princes, Joyces etc even the whole lot of TBN & god TV – other than to Governmental, even unto the masonic goals ?

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  57. Everyone should go check out this link , which is to an interview conducted before the life classes. Oprah Winfrey came to my chuch on and did an interview with Bishop Jakes also …..all thought out the message he talks about Jesus and God and doesnt deny him as you say he does above. The sermon preached that day which i heard and saw fo myself was “saving the scrapes…Jesus was in that also…..and as for Oprah I believe she is one confused lady and her attending the Potters House and this interview shows the SIGNIFICANT difference in belief that she and Bishop have. He praises and give thanks and acknowledges God throughout the entire interview and she even tries to ask him things on the “paths to heaven”…..guess what he says Jesus….as he does every sunday he preaches…..I do not like when ppl take one thing they hear or see that the media places out and they know nothing about the person….I have met and encountered Bishop Jakes many times and he never denounces GOd ….I attend the church and God uses him many sundays to teach and encourage me in the word…..but guess what ppl Oprah and Bishop Jakes are human and neither can get me to heaven….my realtionship with GOd is what matters and my church is not limited to Potters House Walls the tue chuch of Christ is all those who are believers in Christ and ou JOb is to spread the gospel according to the Holy Bible to those who do not beleieve or think otherwise……check out the interview….p.s. Bishop Jakes seems o be focusing on building ppl up in these life classes I dont think the focus of the show is to preach ….not sure if you all remember him on Dr. Phil show a while back ….he did discusss Jesus and God on that show because that was Dr. Phil’s purpose of him being there….lets stop tearing one another down and build each other up Ephesians 4:29…..ocassionally on Sundays Bishop constantly reminds us that if we atend his church because of him we are coming to the potters house for the wrong reasons as i think he is so accurate in his statement and he states in this interview also ….Thanks

    http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahs-next-chapter/Oprahs-Next-Chapter-Bishop-TD-Jakes

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  58. also for unbias or opinionated answers to life questions gotquestions.org is an excellent resource that way you can know what the word says about apostacy and not links and media interpretations!!!

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  59. Hi Ty,

    Thank you for your comments. It is great and a blessing to hear from someone who attends Jakes’ church. I am actually very familiar with T.D. Jakes, have watched his sermons before and even own a sermon of his (“The Mystery of the Touch Me Nots”). I also watched part of the “Saving the Scraps” sermon you mentioned. Yes, T.D. Jakes does mention God and Jesus preaching at his church. This is why I said Jakes is “joining” the New Age, as in, he is now transitioning into it. You say Oprah is a confused woman. I do not think she is confused. I think she is very purposefully and actively pushing New Age religion to the world. And as the video above shows, she is misleading Christians who think of her as a Christian leader when she is clearly not. I think it’s extremely troubling for a pastor to attend a spiritual event hosted by someone of such influence (Oprah’s first class had 2 million students), who openly denies Jesus Christ as the way to salvation. Who does not even believe in the Jesus Christ of the Bible, but instead, in the Christ Consciousness, a Luciferian concept. A person who states in her own class, that Jesus did not come to Earth to die. This is a strong, major offense against God.

    1 John 2:22 says: “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. ” What Oprah teaches is pure anti-Christ doctrine. So for Jakes to yoke up with her seems to be a major error as a Christian pastor. And to not even make his spiritual beliefs clear to people who are asking “what is my purpose in life”? seems to be denying the Gospel. Do you see any issues from this standpoint? God bless and thank you again for sharing your perspective.

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  60. You Need Schooling says:

    Thank you B&E for your response to “Ty”!

    I think what the problem is is that people have begun to worship and exalt the pastors, the preachers, the ministers, the reverends, etc. instead of worshipping and praising God the Father. The religious leaders have come to mean more to them than God and Jesus Christ does.

    This New Age heresy that Oprah is a part of is clearly a Luciferian doctrine. As a man of God and a Christian, Pastor Jakes’ only concern with this New Age mess should be with using the holy Word of God to rebuke it and drive it out because it teaches concepts and doctrines that are contrary to Christianity. Pastor Jakes should know the truth of the Word of God; the Bible warns us specifically of those who come bringing false doctrines, and Oprah is indeed heralding a false doctrine. He should be showing Oprah the errors of her ways, instead of joining with her in the deliberate misleading of God’s people.

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  61. I find this actually really silly that us as christians would judge a pastor,one of GOD’S creations so bad and some of the comments are just so bad and mean. We are suppose to love our neighbor the way we love ourselves. And lets say that your comments are true that Pastor T.D Jakes has lost his way,we as CHRISTIANS instead of helping him find his way,pray that GOD shows him the way again,we CHRISTIANS throw him down,stomp on him completly,have no mercy or compassion on him. How does that show GOD’S love in our hearts because GOD would never do that to us. GOD died on the cross for us sinners and we continue to sin everyday and yet GOD is so full of LOVE,MERCY,COMPASSION,GRACE. Just remember in GODS eyes sin is sin, a lie, murder, stealing,cursing,judging its all sin and JESUS still loves us all. Our goal should be to have a intimate relationship with JESUS, that everyday we should bear fruit,fruit of what kind,fruit that comes from JESUS, and JESUS ONLY produces great fruit. We should strive to be more like GOD,to love like HIM,to see like HIM,to speak like HIM,to walk like HIM,to hear like HIM,and think like HIM. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE yourselves,love others,love complete strangers because that is what JESUS is made of, don’t think so……. LOOK AT THE CROSS!!!!!!

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  62. Love does not mean allowing Oprah to take folks to hell with her and that false teaching that there are many ways to God when Jesus said he was the only way. They are confusing weak Christians to be lead astray. Go and read Galatians 2:11 and calm down.

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  63. Love does not mean allowing Oprah to take folks to hell with her and that false teaching that there are many ways to God when Jesus said he was the only way. They are confusing weak Christians to be led astray. Go and read Galatians 2:11 and calm down.

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  64. Jakes never mentions Jesus much when Oprah is on his stage, how is that producing fruit when it is betraying Christ to appease Oprah. Oprah does not have a Heaven or Hell to put anyone in. Jesus should never come second to anybody no matter how rich and famous!

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