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Claiming the title of "God" and "Christ" for himself, man succumbs to the original beguiling by the Devil in the Garden of Eden that “ye shall be as gods.”Jesus Christ taught “that which is born of the flesh is flesh; that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6).
He said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
He said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).
Being born again means accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, not accepting yourself as “God” and shifting to a nonexistent “Christ within.” Accepting yourself as “Christ” is not being born again.
I took God out of the box because I grew up in the Baptist church and there were, you know, rules and, you know, belief systems and doctrine….…And, you know, it’s been a journey to get to the place where I understand…
that what I believe is that Jesus came to show us Christ consciousness…. to show us the higher consciousness that we’re all talking about here…. This program was significant because in it Oprah introduced the New Age movement to her American audience.
When you “shift,” you are not leaving the ego at all!
He did not come to teach humanity to “shift” from the “ego” to their “inner Christ.”What Oprah, Tolle and all other New Age/New Spirituality leaders seem to overlook in their discussion of the ego is that the absolute, ultimate ego trip for is God.This had to be very confusing to her audience; and when the first caller asked how Oprah reconciled this “new form of spirituality” with her “Christian” beliefs, Oprah responded by talking about “Christ consciousness” – …Well, my question is regarding religion and spirituality.... it’s really opened my eyes up to a new way of thinking, a new form of spirituality that doesn’t always align with the teachings of Christianity.So my question is to you, Oprah, how have you reconciled these spiritual teachings with your Christian beliefs? I’ve reconciled it because I was able to open my mind about the absolute, indescribable hugeness of that which we call God. Obviously this book is connecting deeply within people. Because Tolle is giving very practical applications on how to be a better person and how to love your neighbor, becoming more sensitive to others and to your own life.These very practical things that he is talking about are part of the reason I was drawn into the New Age for 5 years before realizing I was being deceived.