Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Only One Way To Heaven?

Oprah Winfrey believes that there are millions of ways to Heaven. Here is a small excerpt from her show.

“One of the mistakes that human beings make is believing that there is only one way, and that we don’t accept diverse ways of living in the world. There are many paths to what you call God…and her (lady in the audience) loving and kindness and generosity brings her to the same point that it brings you, it doesn’t matter if she calls it God or not…there couldn't possibly be just one way.”

Is Oprah's statement accurate? Many people believe this to be true. In fact, it is quite an attractive take on life and immortality and seems to be reasonable. But what is Oprah really saying? She is fundamentally stating that there is no absolute knowledge when it comes to religion, but she herself is making a statement that is absolute when it comes to her view on religion (the specific case here being the afterlife)!! In other words, you can't trust anyone's view but mine. The problem here is that most people will not see the apparent contradiction.

Also, regarding the main religions of the world, they believe and teach that their view is the correct view and that their way is the only way. Christianity teaches that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Islam claims Jesus didn't die on the cross and that Muhammad is the last and greatest of all prophets. Buddhism teaches that after you follow the Four Noble Truths, you then you pass on into a state of Nirvana.

Not all of these religious points of view can be true and not true at the same time. The basic and philosophical principles of logic will not allow it. Either one is right, or all are wrong.


Othniel's daddy said...

Oprah is a crowd pleaser. She won't say anything that will alienate any part of her audience or financial backers. She apparently loves the approval of men more than the approval of God. Jesus and the apostles, however, offended the masses, had many enemies, and were eventually killed for their judgment that all people are lost. Keep up the good work of proclaiming the Truth.

jesuschrist said...

Oprah is the daugther of lucifer !!!she hates the name of Jesus christ !!! How can you say that they are millions of ways to get to heaven .. you think heaven is that easy to get in ....If they are millions of ways to heaven , that means that they are millions of ways to get to hell !!! Why does it Oprah say that they are millions of ways to get hell..She is an anti- christ devil .. Even luicfer the devil knows that there is one way ...And that's Jesus christ !!!!..

I have one comment for Oprah .. " It is harder for Rich man to enter in Kingdom of God"...said Jesus

jesuschrist said...

Oprah winfery she is a anti christ !! in other words she is the daugther of lucifer the devil!!! she is so twisted in mind !! Oprah, there is one way and that's Jesus Christ !! get that In your mind !!

Even the devil himself knows that there is one way to heaven .. And the devil hates the name of Jesus christ (Oprah hates it too)..

jesusonly said...

i believe that there is one way and one way only to heaven and that is thru jesus christ. oprah may have millions of viewers or whatever!! but the battle is already one and jesus and only him will rapture the church anyday now!! and the rest left here on this worl will suffer..but thank god john 3:16 says for god so loved us he gave his only begotten son that whosoever will believe he is the only way will have everlasting life!! he is only a prayer away, as for oprah i have nothing against you ppl have their opinions. i will pray for you oprah,and let god do the rest.