Monday, September 3, 2007

Oprah on Jesus: Is Jesus the Only Way to God?

Oprah on Jesus:Is Jesus the Only Way to God

A TV made female guru and role model who tacitly destroys the very fabrics of the family by selling prostitution at no cost to the American audience as she brings in stripteasers and actresses of “Desperate Housewives” to showcase their talents. I watched a sequence of Oprah’s show, and I saw a lady dancing on a pole. She was dancing to show how she serves people and herself I guess. Why would any woman of good virtue show up on TV to say she is a desperate housewife if she was and is not for sale? That is a tacit advertisement!

No doubt, Oprah is a kind woman of some virtues. When it comes to donation, she gives abundantly and her cup runs over. When she talks about creating a path God, she alludes to giving as one of them. When it comes to leading people astray, she converts them to her New Age church and then makes them twice as good the children of Beelzebub. There is a proverb that says “if a child has soiled it hands with oil, you can detect its path”. The bible says, all our goodness is filthy rags without the purification from God (Is 64:6).

I can easily feel her pain and hear her silent cry. We live in a very racist society. Oprah as a black woman is trying to maintain her white audience. Her white audience have a lot to eat and drink and what is left for them is the unknown, so she is now taking them to their fairyland. On the contrary, their black counterparts do not have time to be searching for the unknown. They are lost in their search for subsistence. You see Oprah falls well. Hahahaha. Wise girl!

However, I followed the video, and I think Oprah is right to an extent when she made the allusion to people who have never heard of Jesus if they would not be saved. it is embarrassing that her contenders could not explain the concept biblically.  At that time those ones are judged by their consciences (Rom 2:12-16; Col 3:25; I Pet 1:17; Mt 7:21; James 1:22; 23; 25; I Jn 3:7). That means, they will be judged through the ordinances of creation (Gen 2:3; Gen 2:17).

The only and most grievous place where Oprah went wrong to Christian doctrine is when she says there are “many ways to God”. Dearest Oprah, if Jesus the absolute way to perfection is not the only way to God, then it is likely your goodness too would not be perfected. It will be merely filthy rags. We will appeal to logic (applying the laws of syllogism) before concluding with the Bible to show that Jesus is the only way to God.

If we accept that H2O is a truism and absolute because water is not H2O in the US and H4O2 in Ntenako but the same compound everywhere, that means, there is an absolute! If there is an absolute in any given field on earth, then there should be an absolute in Religion. And that absolute is that; there is Only one God and Only One Mediator (Jesus Christ) between God and Human beings as written in the Bible.

By Oprah saying there are “many ways to God” already proves she is against our “One way to God”. Therefore, she is establishing the credibility of her “many ways to God” and discrediting our “One Way to God”. When anyone validates one opinion like there are many ways to God or that; we worship the same God then they are validating a position, which is opposite to the “intolerant position” thereby stating the Law of Non Contradiction (LNC). When we assign symbols to referents then we are proclaiming the Law of Identity (LID) that states that something is what we say it is. Another law; the Law of Excluded Middle (LEM) states that it is either A or non-A and not both. These are the laws that form the foundation of syllogism. Why is it that only when it concerns Christianity, that the story of Six Blind Men touching an elephant comes up? Not everybody can be right.

There is an absolute truth. If all truth is relative, then how does she know the position she has taken is even right? You will be electrocuted if you touch without protection a naked 240-volt electric wire . Water consists of two molecules of hydrogen and one molecule of oxygen and Carbon dioxide is one molecule of carbon and two molecules of oxygen. Are those absolutes? If each worldview ( Pantheism, Hinduism, New Age etc) holds a position that is opposite to the other like Christianity, then logically only one worldview can be correct and the rest false. The great Aristotle once said “The things best to know are first principles and causes. For through them and from them all other things may be known”. When Jean Paul Sartre and Bertrand Russell argued that a self-made God is impossible they failed to take into cognizance the very thought of Aristotle. Operative Science (knowledge about actions and reactions) and forensic science (knowledge of investigative unobserved and non-repeatable events) themselves cannot replace origin science (knowledge of past events no longer happening). On the contrary great scientists (from Newton, Faraday, Louis Pascal to Maxwell) founded great scientific fields by using the First Cause as the starting point from which all began. That is because “if the existence of the cosmos as a whole needs to be explained, and if it cannot be explained by natural causes, then we must look to the existence and actions of a supernatural cause for its explanation” (Mortimer J Adler). Those that refuse to look towards a Supreme Designer can only summarize their fears in these words of Charles Darwin “if it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possible have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down”.

Therefore, if we all accept there is a Supreme Designer called God then we must accept and believe his words as infallible whereby in His word, He says there is only one way to reach him and that is through his Son Jesus Christ. He has said in his word, “for there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (I Tim 2:15). In Acts 4:12, it is written: “neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved”. Paul told the Corinthians: "for other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid which is Jesus Christ” (I Cor 3:11). Jesus himself said “I am the way, the truth, and the Life: no man cometh to the Father but by me” (Jn. 14:6). The writer to the Hebrews says “And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance”(Heb 9:15). Paul reminded the Romans “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed” (Rom 9:33)

Consequently, if we fail to accept Jesus Christ as his Son and only way to reach Him, then we are incontestably in error and there will be no remission for our sins.

Until then, there is only one way to God.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

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