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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio


HOW SHOULD CHRSITIANS LISTEN TO OPRAH WINFREY?


Preachers don't want to admit that their Christian membership folks watch Oprah Winfrey. Preachers don't want to admit their members are watching and listening to Binn Hinn, Paula White, Joel Osteen, TNN.





Preachers want you to think few in their churches are watching Talk shows and Religious TV services. But can I say to you, THEY ARE.



Preachers in the circles I know, would rather their membership would not listen to anyone but them. So preachers would be shocked to know just how many of their members are really viewing these programs.


IS IT WRONG FOR CHRISTIANS TO WATCH OPRAH OR BINN HINN, OR THE LATE JERRY FALWELL, OR JOEL OSTEEN?


My personal opinion? No it is not wrong for believers to watch these shows. But watch with discernment! Know the subject before you accept what they are saying. Dr. Oz is good. Bob Greene is good. Bill Cosby is good. Dr. Phil was good.
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BUT A POINT OF CONCERN ABOUT WHAT OPRAH IS DOING WITH THIS ONLINE CLASS ROOM STUDY WITH ECKHART TOLLE.



Monday night's webcast was one of the largest single online events in the history of the Internet. More than 500,000 of you simultaneously logged on to watch live. They watch Oprah and Tolle talk about his new book THE NEW EARTH.



WHO IS THIS ECKHART TOLLE?

  • Spiritual Teacher and author was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of twenty-nine a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Since 1995 he has lived in Vancouver, Canada

  • Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.

  • This information comes from Eckhart Tolle's own website.

Eckhart Tolle claims to have attained enlightenment at the age of 29 after suffering long periods of depression. Tolle's non-fiction bestseller, The Power of Now, emphasizes the importance of being aware of the present moment as a way of not being lost in thought. In Tolle's view, the present is the gateway to a heightened sense of peace. "Being in the now" also brings about an awareness that is beyond the mind. This awareness helps in transcending "the pain-body" that is created by the identification of the mind and ego with the body. His later book, A New Earth, further claims to explore the structure of the human ego and how this acts to distract people from their present experience of the world. His other works include Stillness Speaks, a book that modernises the ancient sutra form.



The work of Eckhart Teachings is in response to the urgent need of our times: the transformation of consciousness and the arising of a more enlightened humanity. We organize Eckhart Tolle's Talks, Intensives and Retreats throughout the world. We also record, license, publish and distribute CDs and DVDs of his teaching events. In addition to supporting Eckhart Tolle and the dissemination of his teaching, we are committed and dedicated to serving the new consciousness and awakening of all humans on the planet. Behind the external form of what we do, and behind the business structure, lies the company's and our true purpose: the union with the Divine

  • Enlightenment may refer to:
    · Enlightenment is a concept in mysticism, philosophy, and psychology.
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Should you enroll in this NEW EARTH program? You decide!
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Now should we stop watching the Oprah show? That is the choice you need to make. But watch with discernment.
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Watching any program, any movie, listening to any preacher on TV, radio or in your own church, be in discernment in your mind.
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