Saturday, April 12, 2008

"New Earth" Research Center

Updated 5-30-08

For those who haven't heard, Oprah Winfrey has been preaching New Age doctrines for quite sometime. In the past, she has openly denied that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and endorsed such books as Rhonda Byrne's The Secret.

*See our treatment of that book here: http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2007/10/critical-book-review-it-is-no-secret.html

Her latest book endorsement, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, has become a New Age sensation. Sadly, both Christians and non-Christians are flocking to their local bookstore to pick-up a copy.

For those who are unfamiliar with the book and it's teachings, please take a few moments and view the following video clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW4LLwkgmqA

Here at Truthbomb Apologetics, it is our desire to provide followers of Christ with resources to engage those who are being deceived by the many false doctrines set forth in this book.

In the next months, we will be providing resources via this blog for those with questions or for those who may know someone who may be deceived by Tolle and Oprah's false teachings.

We will also be providing a review and discussing the main points of the book in our May (at the latest June) Newsletter.

Research Links

1) http://www.christianity.ca/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=5593&srcid=1520- Does Eckhart have It Right? by Jonathan Buck.

2) http://www.probe.org/cults-and-world-religions/oprahs-spirituality-exploring-a-new-earth.html- Steve Cable of Probe Ministries provides a sound critique here. This is possibly the best article on the topic I have found.

3) http://potandtorch.wordpress.com/2008/04/09/oprah-and-eckhart-tolles-new-religion/- You'll find a great critique of the above video here by a fellow blogger.

4) http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/08/tolle.htm- Blending East/West Mysticism into A New Earth Spirituality by Berit Kjos

5) http://www.crosswalk.com/news/commentary/11572018/- What's Bothering Oprah, Eckhart Tolle and Today’s New Age Thinkers by Frank Pastore

6) http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/index.php?p=1040&more=1&c=1- The Great Heretical Idea: Oprah and Eckhart Do the New Age Shift (4 parts) by Warren Smith (added 4-16-08)

7) http://www.alwaysbeready.com/index.php- Troubling Quotes from Eckhart Tolle's book The New Earth, by Charlie H. Campbell of Always Be Ready Apologetics Ministries. (added 4-23-08)

8) http://www.gotquestions.org/questweek.html- The folks at gotquestions.org answer a question regarding Oprah, Tolle, and The New Earth's Teachings. (added 4-29-08)

9) http://www.breakpoint.org/listingarticle.asp?ID=7792- Chuck Colson shares his thoughts regarding A New Earth. (added 5-9-08)

10) http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_NewEarth.html- A New Earth, Ancient deception: An evaluation of Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose By Marcia Montenegro. (added 5-16-08; Highly Recommended)

11) http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=28150- Oprah and a Jealous God, written by pastor and professor of apologetics, Mark Coppenger, exposes Oprah's false understanding of a "jealous" God.

Please keep checking back for updates!

Courage and Godspeed,
Dj Spidey Spinster










2 comments:

Ladybug464 said...

An additional resource you may like to consider is by former New Ager and Astrologist, Marcia Montenegro, now Christian apologist and Master's candidate at Dr. Geisler's SES in Mathews, NC:

http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_NewEarth.html

This is an article addresseing Oprah and Tolle

Dj Spidey Spinster said...

ladybug464,

Thank you very much! I will make sure that I checkout the provided resource.

God Bless