TD and The Oprah – Still Yoked Together

yoke with oprah

Here’s where I get confused.

T. Dexter Jakes (AKA Bishop T. D. Jakes to the sheeple) professes to be a “mand of Gawd”, a Christian pursuing holiness, a disciple who wants to die to self and be obedient to Christ.  He claims to be Spirit-filled, tongues speaking (I know this is true because I saw him speaking in tongues when Tyler Perry laid hand on him and gave him a bunch of money for one of his projects) soldier for Jesus Christ.  He is willing to die for Christ, to renounce everything rather than…well, you get the idea.

On the other hand, Oprah Winfrey is a woman who denies the deity of Jesus Christ (Link here ), promotes what can at best be called New Age doctrine and philosophy (and that’s being generous), thinks it’s awful that God is a jealous God, and is producing a reality show featuring Michael Sam and Vito Cammissano.  What?  You don’t know who Vito Cammissano is?  Mr. Cammissano is the boyfriend of Michael Sam.  He’s the one we got to watch smooching with Michael when Michael found out he had been drafted by the NFL.

One (T. Dexter) theoretically holds to a Christian worldview, saturated with Christian values, standards, and practices.  The other holds to a world view that at best minimizes God and in many respects make man god.  Did any of you see Oprah’s netcasts with Mr. Tolle?  He is a New Age prophet if ever there was one.  And Oprah was fawning all over him.

Amos asks the question:  Do two men walk together unless they have an appointment (or agreement)?  Way later, in 2 Corinthians 6:14-16, Paul admonishes the Corinthians to avoid being too closely connected with the unsaved.  While this isn’t marriage we’re talking about here, surely you can see that the relationship isn’t your regular employer/employee kind of relationship.

If, or rather when, as a part of the Life Class, Oprah tells a homosexual he or she should fully and proudly embrace what God has made them, is T. Dexter going to correct her (on air or off)?  Not likely.

T. Dexter has this huge audience of mostly unsaved people, mostly unsaved women to talk to.  But in presenting his portion of Life Classes, he never mentions Jesus Christ.  It’s all about fulfilling your potential, getting what you want, following your instincts.   Of course I know of at least one possible reason he never mentions Jesus Christ:  He wants to keep his job with The Oprah.  Given her hostility to Jesus, it wouldn’t do to promote Him too much.  As a result, he has to compromise and teach things against the Bible.

Why did God direct Solomon to refrain from marrying the women from the surrounding kingdoms?  Why did God tell Israel to refrain from taking wives from among those outside the nation of Israel?  To avoid having their hearts turned from God. (1 Kings 11:2).

Of course, if I were a catty kind of person, I would postulate that there is no danger of this happening to T. Dexter since it’s likely his heart isn’t looking toward God to begin with.

Oh, and remember folks:  T. Dexter is the mentor of John K. Jenkins, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden on the Kettering.  I just though I’d remind you of that.


5 Responses to “TD and The Oprah – Still Yoked Together”

  1. blackapologist Says:


    Thanks for writing this piece, it is appreciated. I am convinced that today’s professing believers are merely that: professing believers. As you well know, in the Black church our people are grossly biblically illiterate because we are too lazy and slothful in wanting to learn theology and bible doctrine. Our ministers are ignorant and only know to “whoop” and pass on a bunch of nonsense parading as the “Word of God”. My heart goes out to sincere people that would love to be spiritually fed authentically but seem to not be able to find a minister that have the skills to handle the biblical text.

    I was a candidate for a church once, and all they were interested in if I could “whoop”. All whooping is about is singing your sermon at the end. I choose not to whoop and clown, I choose to be dynamic in the clear exposition of the Word of God…..which is preaching at its best!

    Thanks Again!

    BT (Black Theologian)

    • strawgert Says:

      I know exactly what you mean and it is getting more and more difficult to find a church where the pastor actually knows enough about the Word of God in order to feed God’s sheep. I’ve NEVER liked the “whoop” and I’m thoroughly disgusted with what goes on in the apostate Laodicean-like churches of today. Absolutely NO KINGDOM WORKS at all. Just come in, be seated and expect to be be entertained, including comedy. The pulpit has become a “stage” and the music and “preaching” LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Watered down sermons, with absolutely NO MEAT AT ALL! People whom don’t study for themselves are pitiful because they just aren’t being taught and by not studying for themselves, they depend upon this whooping “mand of God” to feed them their light bread and tap-water.

      (MN: One small correction: It’s Mand of Gawd. You have to have the right emphasis and pronunciation. )

  2. strawgert Says:

    Too bad you superimposed photos of these big-hog headed creatures on the bodies of innocent bovines. Swine would’ve been more appropriate although not deserving either, of such disrespect by being associated with either of those two–but better yet, why not have placed their photos on the images of two Baphomet idols, yoked together instead of the poor innocent bovines?

    (MN: Excellent question. However, you have to remember the context of the idea of yokes. It goes back to tying two bovines. Yes, associateing these two with oxen is indeed an insult to oxen. The only thing they have in common with the oxen is that they do ineed work hard. The trouble is, neither of them works hard at bring the believer closer to God. )

  3. paul Says:

    am not sure of what to comment

  4. Vbfly Says:

    With time I see how Oprah’ claim of being a Christian has declined to accepting new age statements like ” many paths to Christ”, “music is God moving through you” to Pharrel Williams, and all these “spiritual leaders” who say say anything to Oprah except the name of Christ. It brings to mind the Bible verse 2 Timothy 4:3 ” For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead to suit their own desires, they will gather among them a great number of teacher to say what their itching ears want to hear.” And the only Christians she does bring on seem to be willing to sell Christ out for fame and fortune.

    But as Charles Spurgeon said “The motto of all true servants of God must be, ‘We preach Christ; and him crucified.’ A sermon without Christ in it is like a loaf of bread without any flour in it. No Christ in your sermon, sir? Then go home, and never preach again until you have something worth preaching.” [7/9/1876; sermon #2899]

    “Leave Christ out? O my brethren, better leave the pulpit out altogether. If a man can preach one sermon without mentioning Christ’s name in it, it ought to be his last, certainly the last that any Christian ought to go to hear him preach.”

    There is so much happening now is sad because we are walking away from Christ to feed our own desires, and those are the very things that will lead us to hell.

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