Mike Bickle, leader of the International House of Prayer (IHOP), has said that 57-year-old former talk show host Oprah Winfrey is “the antichrist.”
Bickle has received criticism and backlash for his statements in a film released by People for the American Way Right Wing Watch which was aired on God TV.
He stated, “I believe that one of the main pastors, as a forerunner to the Harlot movement, it’s not the Harlot movement yet, is Oprah.”
The evangelical pastor continued, “She is winsome, she is kind, she is reasonable, she is utterly deceived, utterly deceived… “
The “Harlot movement” Bickle speaks of includes doing good deeds “for all the wrong reasons.”
He called Winfrey “a classy woman, a cool woman, but has a spirit of deception and she is one of the clear pastors, forerunners to the Harlot movement.”
“The Harlot Babylon is preparing the nations to receive the antichrist," he asserted. “The Harlot Babylon will be a religion of affirmation, toleration, no absolutes, and a counterfeit justice movement. They will feed the poor, have humanitarian projects, and 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 the deception less damaging.”
Winfrey recently retired her multi-award winning talk show in May to focus on her network channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and is known as the greatest black philanthropist in American history.