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ኮሮና ሽብር | ኦፕራ ዊንፍሪ እና የጤና ሚንስትሩ ወደቁ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 20, 2020

👉 የሚገርመው የዳች የጤና ሚንስትር በኮሮና ጉዳይ

በፓርላማ በሚወያይበት ወቅት ነው አዙሯቸው የወደቁት

👉 የሚገርመው ፣ ኦፕራ ስለ ህይወት ሚዛን መጠበቅ

ጽንሰሀሳብ በምትናገርበት ወቅት መውደቋ ነው

[ትንቢተ ዳንኤል ምዕራፍ ፭፥፳]

ልቡ ግን በታበየ በኵራትም ያደርግ ዘንድ መንፈሱ በጠነከረ ጊዜ ፥

ከመንግሥቱ ዙፋን ተዋረደ፥ ክብሩም ተለየው።

[መጽሐፈ ምሳሌ ምዕራፍ ፲፰፥፲፪]

ሰው ሳይወድቅ በፊት ልቡ ከፍ ከፍ ይላል፥ ትሕትናም ክብረትን ትቀድማለች።

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Joel Osteen And Oprah Preach New Age Magic

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 10, 2015

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumberet not. [2 Peter 2:1-3]

Following in the footsteps of Bishop T.D. Jakes, Prosperity Gospel preacher Joel Osteen, Pastor of Lakewood Church, the biggest congregation in America, has now joined Oprah Winfrey’s life classes to teach New Age heresy to the masses. Once again, a Christian pastor has come on Winfrey’s series and preached a message that had no mention of the Biblical gospel, forgiveness of sins or Jesus Christ.

As we noted in our Apostasy Alert article on T.D. Jakes, Oprah Winfrey has been one of the biggest promoters of the New Age movement in the world. Through her talk show, television network and multi media empire Winfrey, who claims to be a Christian, has launched books such as The Secret into all-time best sellers. The Secret, a book that teaches the ancient witchcraft technique, The Law of Attraction is not in line remotely with Biblical Christianity. Rather than looking to Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with God, The Secret teaches that a person has the power to attract success, wealth, romance and all sorts of earthly benefits through their own words and rituals.

The book popularized “The Law of Attraction”, an occult technique that involves visualizing a certain goal, constantly focusing and doing certain practices as if it has already happened and then “attracting” it by your constant thoughts and focus. Its author, Rhonda Byrne writes: “All good things are your birthright! You are the creator of you, and the law of attraction is your magnificent tool to create whatever you want in you life. Welcome to the magic of life, and the magnificence of You!” (p. 41)

Of course the Bible says of Jesus Christ: “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3). Jesus Christ is the Creator. Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. A person is blessed through faith in Christ who is the heir of the Universe. And Jesus teaches that constant focus on material gain should not be a Christian’s life:

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:31-33.

When you focus your thoughts on something you want, and you hold that focus, you are in that moment summoning what you want with the mightiest power in the Universe. The law of attraction doesn’t compute “don’t” or “not” or “no,” or any other words of negation, this is what the law of attraction is receiving.” – The Secret, p. 9.

By the book’s premise, all power comes through the individual. A person can have whatever they want just calling upon “the mightiest power of the Universe.” Anything can be obtained. The Bible does not teach this. In fact it teaches that we cannot obtain anything of true meaning and significance without God:

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. – James 4:8-10.

Notice the difference: the Bible acknowledges that God is the means to eternal satisfaction and true peace. And it also teaches that it is sin that is our main obstacle to God. It takes a desire for forgiveness and faith in God to forgive sin through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that is the message of Christianity.

The Secret reveals its true message later on in the book:

You are God in a physical body. You are Spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing itself as you.” (The Secret, p. 164)

This underscores the message of The Secret and the New Age: that a person can become God. This is of course complete contradictory to the Bible and is following the deception of Satan.

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Oprah Asked This Ex-Megachurch Pastor When Christianity Will Embrace Gay Relationships — and His Answer Seemed to Take Her By Surprise: “You sound really progressive to me

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Armstrong’s Interview: Oprah Finally Hitting The Jackpot?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 16, 2013

OprahArmstrong2Lance Armstrong has chosen TV-confession-godmother, Oprah Winfrey for his doping confession. No coincidence: The talk Queen presides over a marketing-machine of guilt, Atonement, profit. Besides, it looks a though she also needs the interview.

It started in Hawaii where both Lance Armstrong and Oprah Winfrey coincidentally spent their Christmas vacation — ex-cyclist on the Big Island, the talk Queen on Maui . Winfrey had already asked the deposed Armstrong for an interview, now she used the chance to hook up.

One hand washes the other. Armstrong needs a stage, Winfrey needs ratings and a dedicated viewing audience. Together they glorify doping scam to the Hollywood script – Happy ending included — at the end of the day both sides benefit.

Actually, CBS itself wanted to have interview with the disgraced 7-times tour-de-France champion. But it pulled the short straw against Winfrey – an former cheerleader of Armstrong, whose ‘OWN’ media conglomerate is co-owned by Discovery, which once sponsored Armstrong’s cycling team, US postal. In Gayle King, Oprah has her best friend at CBS, co-host of “CBS This Morning” .

So, she was able to make a smart move there when CBS allowed her to cast even more teasers , ”I was satisfied ” & ” He did not come clean in the manner I expected ”.

Oprah even brought Michael Jackson to talk

Behind Oprah’s media empire there is a huge, profitable marketing machine. A media-industrial complex of celebrity confession, that moves billions and whose ruler is Oprah Winfrey.

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As Winfrey 2011 celebrated the last episode of her talk show after 25 years and more than 5,000 episodes, superstars gave her the last escort: Madonna, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx – they were all in tears at her studio couch – the once poverty-stricken Winfrey was helped this way to turn her talent into a billion dollar fortune.

Winfrey’s unparalleled influence on culture – often called “the Oprah effect” – has boosted lesser-known authors onto the New York Times best-sellers list There are some who have reached celebrity status due to Oprah’s influence. Here are 10 people we wouldn’t have met if the queen of talk shows hadn’t introduced audiences to them:

The “Oprah effect” faded as Winfrey switched to her own network. But, ‘OWN’ did not come out of the popularity rating cellar. Only after she comes up with the tabloid-oriented celebrity confession format, was she able to rise her popularity again. With series of interviews comes “Oprah’s next chapter,” headlines, viewers and stars returned: George Lucas, David Letterman, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston.

Godmother of the confessional media setting and unquestioned arbiter of self-help and spiritual trends, Oprah’s influence on broader pop culture is peerless.” (Time)

Now, as a logical consequence, Lance Armstrong comes to confess to Oprah – and with The Interview of 2013 “Biggest I’ve Ever Done!”, she probably hit the jackpot again.

According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian tradition, in the Sacrament of Confession/Penance, individuals confess their sins to the priest, especially those which have the mastery over the sinner. The reason for confessing sins to the priest are:


– In order to get through him absolution from all his sins.
– In order that the penitent can get his spiritual advice as to the way to conquer his temptations and lead the holy life.

But, in the US media/entertainment business the sacrament promises salvation from sins of VIP and PR disasters – and the High Priestess, who have the mastery over the sinners is Oprah Winfrey. .

As the ESPN reporter Don Van Natta Jr. posted on Twitter, “You don’t go on Oprah to confess. You go on Oprah to be forgiven.” Or, at least, debt forgiveness and the final million-audience of his lifetime.

It is an ancient ritual. Doping, drugs, adultery, fraud, corruption, even murder and manslaughter: A disgraced star can buy freely in front of cameras. The media plays moral guardian, but it even makes more money – during the fall and resurrection. Sin? Atonement? The difference vanishes into crocodile tears.

The pre-recorded interview will be aired on Thursday, 17/01/2013.

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