by Paula Neal Mooney
Last week Oprah's show on The Secret DVD and book kept me up till midnight.
Yesterday Oprah did a follow-up show to address the reaction to her wildly popular show about The Secret DVD and book.
That "The Secret: The Reaction" show kept me up till 1:30 a.m.
It was interesting.
God bless the skeptical-looking Christian woman named Maureen who stood up and asked, "...is God anywhere in [The Secret]?"
Great question, I thought, especially once I discovered that Neale Donald Walsch, author of the misleading Conversations with God trilogy was one of The Secret teachers.
Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith -- the attractive and peaceful-looking black guy pictured above -- answered her question with a few Jesus quotes, but I noticed he was quick to call Christ a prophet.
And Maureen said that on The Secret DVD, Neal Donald Walsch called Jesus only a "Teacher" and not Savior.
I'm leery of people trying to subtly mislead folks by claiming that Christ was anything other than the Messiah, the true Son of God, the only path to salvation.
I love Jesus too much to diss Him like that. He took a lot of pain for me!
Still, I watched The Secret: The Reaction with an open heart. Many truths resonated with the things The Secret teachers proclaimed.
And James Arthur Ray's explanation that we are all energy clicked with me in a different manner this time, though he was quick to distance himself from Christianity by responding to Maureen by calling Christianity "your faith," apparently not his.
But I want to know more about this Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith and the other teachers' real stance on Christ and Christianity.
Are any of the teachers in The Secret Christians?
Is The Secret a salvation or the anti-Christ on Blu-Ray?
I guess The Secret jury is still out on that one. I tried to judge for myself by seeking out a copy.
But funny, The Secret DVD is all sold out in my town.
I called store after store trying to track down a copy as a Valentine's Day gift for my hubby last week.
Finally I found one in a town about a half-hour away.
Please, God, give me a sign if this isn't Your will, I prayed.
I went to the Borders to pick up my copy of The Secret DVD -- turned out the guy misunderstood me and didn't have any copies of The Secret DVD after all.
I bought my husband Bath & Body Works products instead.
"Just what I needed," he said when I got home.
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