Today this blog is going to be long so get comfortable.
I said part 3 would probably be the last blog on this subject but I missed discussing a very important part of Oprah’s statement which was…..”There are many paths to God and that loving kindness and generosity can bring people to the same place that the cross can bring you.”
The scriptures are very clear about the way to God and I posted a few of the scriptures and I’ll post them again here:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.(NIV)
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.(NIV)
John 3:3 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is bornagain.”
If a person is a Christ follower he or she will follow the teachings of Jesus Christ exactly as He has said. Any variation of this is not Jesus Christ way or teachings and if you follow and believe that Jesus is not the only to God then you are wrong.
Another statement of Oprah is that… Jesus came to show us Christ consciousness. This also is not scriptural.
1 Timothy 1:15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
1 John 3:8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
There are many more reasons for Jesus appearance on earth and many scripture to back this up.
There are many people believing that there are many paths/ways to God and people really get upset over Christians saying that there is only one way. For us….for what the Holy Bible says…is what we believe and stand on. I will never back down off of that….but I’m also not going to down anyone for what they believe because you have the right just as I have the right to believe in what I want to believe in.
God the Father of Jesus Christ who is three persons, the God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and whose Son Jesus in the only way to God is the God I honor, follow and serve. This God of the Bible is who I believe created the universe and is very, very, very Holy. His knowledge and justice is far above anything our minds can barely comprehend.
When we get to a point of understanding God through the scriptures, through our faith, through our belief in His Son and through the power of the Holy spirit who quickens(gives our own spirit the truth that this is real) us….then we can begin to understand why there is only one way to God. We also have to accept the fact that we don’t know everything about Him because we are in a human form and can only process what He has let us know about Himself and His ways.
He does give us enough about Himself in the bible to know Him and when we look around and ponder this earth and all of nature we see Him….His handy work. How can I presume anything else about Him other that what He wants me to know and has revealed to me? I have to be very careful about information that other people write about and speak of when they are saying something about the God I serve. There are many religions, many doctrines, and many thoughts and ideas about God. New movements and new doctrines are being added to the mix every day. The teachings of Jesus have been sustained through many centuries and will continue to do so because of the awesome power behind its truth.
There are so many scriptures That I can post here…and many people have access to a bible…but I feel many will believe in what they will believe in. So what is the point of my post today? Good question…It’s certainly not to slam dunk Oprah and bring her down…no way. I just want to give voice to what I belief…let someone know my heart. If I believe strongly in… Jesus is the only way…I want to say so because people only get one chance in their life before they die to make the right choice and I just want to let it be known…. the what and why of the choice that I made. It’s worth it to really take some time out and think about what you believe in.
I truly care about Oprah and anyone who has different beliefs than I do. I don’t want to fuss or fight, call names, condemn, mock, or poke fun at. This serves no purpose and will do more harm than good. Instead I believe in pointing out truth biblically and soundly and people have the freedom to make their own choice.
Oh one more thing Oprah mentioned on her show. She said what about people in remote areas that never heard of the name Jesus? God does have a way to reach these people…..through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is so amazing….He can speak to a person spirit directly. My sister in Law moved from New York to California and she was a little down one day because she missed her family so much. She said that she was alone and the Holy Spirit spoke to her very clearly and asked her to repent of her sins and to believe and accept Jesus as her personal Savior. She accepted Christ and was born again. No human had spoken to her. So God has His own ways of getting His word out. He is an all-powerful God and is not limited in what He can do.
I really hope this is my last blog on Oprah’s statement ….I think I’ve gone up and down this road quite a bit. I do what God tell me to do…but I think…hope… He wants me to end it here. So remember…I don’t dislike Oprah…I sure she is nice….she has done so much good. I just don’t agree with her statements about Jesus Christ and God. I believe they are wrong.
Message for today: What about Jesus? Are there many paths to Jesus? ……Please make sure in what you believe. I know my blog will not give anybody that big Ah…Ha… moment….but I’m asking you to thoroughly research and make very sure the path you are on is the right one…do your homework. When it’s your time to go….it may be very sudden….you may not have time to think things through. Are you sure when you close your eyes and enter your new life…and open them that you will be feeling great joy or great sadness? Don’t let anybody tell you truth….Know it for yourself.
God bless everyone who reads this blog today. May the Lord reveal Himself to those who are on the journey of seeking the true way to heaven. (IJN) Amen!