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Millions View Video of Talk Show Host Oprah Winfrey's Denial of Christ

A new video which features popular talk show host Oprah Winfrey denying Jesus as the only way to God has received over 5 million views on several reporting video sites.

The approximately seven-minute video entitled, "The Church of Oprah Exposed," was posted less than a month ago and has claimed the a Top Favorites spot in the News & Politics category of a popular social networking site.

According to reports, many of the latest visitor streams come from PerezHilton.com, a Hollywood gossip blog, whose author wrote that "crazy Christians" are trying to demonize Oprah as a "conduit of evil."



However, the 'new age' philosophy the video attributes Oprah with spreading has been a cause of concern for many Christians for some time. Many believe the day-time host is leading many into spiritual confusion by distorting the gospel message of Christianity.

One pastor likened Oprah's 'many ways to God' approach as a 'blind man' drawing close to the edge of a dangerous cliff. "She holds the trendy idea that religions are essentially the same," writes Steven W. Cornell, a Pennsylvania-based pastor.

"She irrationally romanticizes the notion that God can be whatever you want him/her/it to be," Cornell continues to write.

During the video, viewers are shown a clip of a previous show where Oprah blatantly denies Jesus as the only way to God. "How can there be only one way to heaven or to God?" Oprah asked the audience. When asked by a woman in the audience, "What about Jesus?" Oprah responded, "What about Jesus? There couldn't possibly be one way."

The video's primary focus seems to be targeted at Oprah's recent Webinar class, where she is promoting Eckhart Tolle's new book entitled, "New Earth."

With Tolle as a guest, Oprah explains how her view of God and the spiritual teachings of Christianity changed in her late 20's after hearing a preacher describe God as a 'jealous' God. She said that by opening her mind to the "hugeness" of God, she was able to accept the notion that God is not jealous, but rather a "God of love."

"God is a feeling experience," Oprah said in the popular YouTube video, "not a believing experience. If your religion is a believing experience... that's not truly God," she says.

Christian radio talk show host Frank Pastore, is one of many Christian leaders who has spoken out on Oprah's views, saying that her worldview is irreconcilable with that of Christianity. "If she's a Christian, she's an ignorant one, because Christianity is incompatible with New Age thought," Pastore wrote on Crosswalk.

LivePrayer.com founder Bill Keller, an internet-based program on faith and values, believes Oprah may be starting her 'own cult.'

When speaking with the Celebrity News Service, Keller said, "She has an incredible amount of influence over people and an incredible following."

"I believe these New Age teachings are like 'spiritual crack' because people are hungry," Keller continued to say. "The teachings satisfy...(but) then they are hungry again."

Keller joins many Christian leaders who believe people are afraid to challenge Oprah because of her power, but expect more to question her teachings over the few months.

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