11 Sep Is the Law of Attraction Biblical?
Law of Attraction and Christianity
I first came across the Law of Attraction through “The Secret” movie. The law of attraction on the surface looks like a great thing and there are parts of it that mimic and almost mirror Biblical principles. However, one of the devil’s greatest tools of deception is to twist and pervert the principles of God.
This is similar to how propaganda works. Propaganda shares bits of truth and mixes in bits of lies and one arrives at a place where you are unable to separate the truth from the lies as it blends together. This is insidiously happening in “the law of attraction.”
What is the Law of Attraction? Is the Law of Attraction Biblical?
In the New Thought philosophy, the Law of Attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, people can bring positive or negative experiences into their life.
For example, law of attraction says, “your thoughts determine the way you live.” Similarly the Bible teaches in Proverbs 4:23, “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.
Nothing wrong with that right? Right
The Law of Attraction says that our thoughts and emotions determine our physical health.
The bible says
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones” (Proverbs 15:30). As David was struggling with the guilt of his unconfessed, evil actions, he declared, “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long” (Psalm 32:3). Our thoughts and feelings do have an impact on our physical well-being.
However, this is due to how God designed our bodies…not because of our connection with a universal energy force and our negativity or positivity attracting negative or positive physical symptoms.
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The law of attraction is basically saying that you and the power of your own thoughts, and NOT Jesus/God, can manifest the thoughts, ideas, people, things, situations and circumstances that you choose to focus on and attract. The Law of attraction incorporates many Biblical principles but takes God out as the source. It disregards and does not acknowledge God but changes everything to a pantheistic view of God being everything or “the universe” or “positive energy force/higher power.”
The Law of Attraction says that you can use the universe to control and manipulate anything, you are operating as if you are your own God. You are no longer going to God for the things of life but putting a foot into the world of another spiritual power that is not Jesus. Some people are even deceived saying the Law of attraction is biblical because of some of the same correlations it has to the Bible.
Not Clear about the Law of Attraction? Is the Law of Attraction Biblical?
Now the Spirit expressly states that in later times some will abandon the faith to follow deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, influenced by the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences are seared with a hot iron. - 1 Timothy 4:1-2
As Christians we can not have our feet in two worlds. We are to live our lives lead and directed by the Holy Spirit. God and God alone is our ultimate source for everything. The Law of Attraction also aligns with materialism and the promise that higher levels of success will satisfy your appetite, which is a lie. Once you get the thing you are after there is always an appetite for more.
Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them? - Ecclesiastes 5:10-11
The bible has already made promises to us about provision, prosperity, blessings, and abundance; and shares that is only through God.
Deception of the Law of Attraction
The Devil wants to deceive you into thinking that you can have success faster by going another way. Don’t give into the allures of today which may cost you best Biblical promises of today and tomorrow.
In a previous blog posts we discussed the fact that God wants to bless you and wants for you to succeed more than you do for yourself. So why should we try to be of another spirit that is not of God to get to a place of our own personally limited view of what success looks like for us. If you aren’t getting our emails that share fresh content to grow your business and relationship with God for Christian Entrepreneurs CLICK HERE.
When we choose to practice “the law of attraction” what we are practicing is a form of witchcraft. Under this practice you are coming into agreement with demonic forces. What you do without even knowing it is you step back into the ways of the world and go under the “prince of the power of the air” in Ephesians 2:2. Under this Prince of the Power of the Air, aka the devil, his tools are spirits of manipulation, jezebel, seducing spirits, alluring spirits and even new age spirits that are working under the mask of the law of attraction.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— Damong whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But as believers in Christ Jesus we are not under or following the course of this world anymore. However, when we choose to practice the Law of Attraction we submit ourselves back under the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air. The prince of the power of the air is not of God and is demonic forces. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. - Ephesians 2:2-8
His desire is not that we would team up with the devil. Nor does God want you to follow the course of this world. God’s desire is not for you to follow the prince of the power of the air by practicing law of attraction, but that we would experience the immeasurable riches of His (God) grace in kindness.
The law of attraction also operates under the assumption that you are a limitless being. Now that sounds great, wouldn’t you want to be unlimited, limitless? But if that was true this idea is saying, that you are the same as God. The world’s culture has incredible value on the idea of life without limits and being limitless. This is an attractive idea but is not biblical. It is only God who is truly unlimited.
Does this sound familiar? The Idea of being like God?
The serpent said to Adam and Eve “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
We have His image and have His “likeness” but we can’t possess all of the same identical divine qualities of God’s unlimitedness. The trap is that someone would say, “oh, it’s being unlimited in this one area, or this specific area of life.” Thats where the teachers the Bible warns us of in 1 Timothy 4:1-2 come in and try to bring compromise into our lives.
It is Jesus Christ, that is unlimited and through Him and him alone are all things possible. The bible tells us that without him we can do nothing (John 15:5-8).
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. - John 15:5
What was attractive to Man was to be like God. This idea is still attractive today, and that is why we can fall under the allure of the Law of Attraction. The illusion of power and strength of being in control, or being our own “demigod.” The Law of Attraction works, it works to attract you away from the principles of God and into the counterfeit power of witchcraft and the idolatry of being your own God.
The Law of Attraction works using demonic forces, don’t mess with it when you already have 100% pure doctrine from the Word of God that equips you for everything in life. In conclusion I encourage you not use Law of Attraction and rather focus on the Lord.
Do you have questions or a different view? Please leave a comment below.
Rev. Ron Gelok III
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