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.