Law of Attraction VS. Christianity
The Law of Attraction is a type of New Age prosperity gospel. It claims that the secret of success comes from “sending out” the kind of energy you wish to receive. “Like attracts like” is the main premise of the law of attraction. Many entrepreneurs and life coaches have built their wealth on teaching others how to attract to themselves the things they want in life. Whether it is gaining financial success, a better relationship or social influence, the law of attraction has become the driving philosophy of our modern society. It has become so popular in fact many Christians have been swept up into the mania of it all. However, with the laws of attraction really imitating a form of modern witchcraft in a lot of ways, we have to ask ourselves: Does the Law of Attraction and Christianity Go Together?
It’s important to take step back from time to time and evaluate whether the cultural norms really do line up with our faith. What is our mission as Christians and what are the types of riches that Christ is asking is to seek after? It can be easy to get caught up in the success of our business or other worldly things that occupy our attention. Yet what are some of the real costs that we incur when we view life in a purely material and worldly way?
The Law of Attraction is a type of prosperity gospel for secularist and new age religionists. Yet the prosperity gospel, even from a Christian standpoint, is a pseudo gospel at best. Finding deliverance from the afflictions of “not having enough” pales in comparison to our need to be delivered from the sin of our souls.
The Law of Attraction can more accurately be understood as form of modern witchcraft from a Christian standpoint. The process of trying to conjure wealth to ourselves through a formulaic manipulations in the spiritual realm seems dangerously close to witchcraft to me.
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