Mike Bickle, the head of the International House of Prayer (IHOP), has been comparing Oprah Winfrey to the “Antichrist,” according to an undated video the People for the American Way Right Wing Watch have uncovered.
Bickle says in the video, which aired on God TV, “The Harlot Babylon is preparing the nations to receive the Antichrist. The Harlot Babylon will be a religion of affirmation, toleration, no absolutes, a counterfeit justice movement. They will feed the poor, have humanitarian projects, inspire acts of compassion for all the wrong reasons. They won’t know it, beloved they will be sincere, many of them, but their sincerity will not in any way lessen the impact of their deception. The fact that they are sincere does not make their deception less damaging. I believe that one of the main pastors, as a forerunner to the Harlot movement, it’s not the Harlot movement yet, is Oprah. She is winsome, she is kind, she is reasonable, she is utterly deceived, utterly deceived. A classy woman, a cool woman, a charming woman, but has a spirit of deception and she is one of the clear pastors, forerunners to the Harlot movement.”
Bickle says that Oprah will inspire Christians and humanitarian activists to create a one-world religion based on tolerance “that will ultimately be used by the Antichrist to take global power and introduce demon-worship,” writes the People for the American Way Right Wing Watch site.
The Kansas City-based IHOP, which has tens of thousands of members, was profiled by the New York Times on Sunday.
Staffers at the church have come under fire for helping Texas Governor Rick Perry plan a prayer day in Houston this August that will be attended by those against abortion and gay rights.