- Mysticism in the Evangelical Church
- ‘Emerging Church & Catholic Mysticism’
- Mysticism- Ignatius of Loyola, Pt.1
- Mysticism- Ignatius of Loyola, Pt.2
- Mystic Teresa of Avila, Pt.1
- Mystic Teresa of Avila, Pt.2
- Biblical Meditation vs. Eastern Meditation
- Mystic Teresa of Avila, Pt.3
- Law of Attraction vs. The Bible
There’s no mention of a “secret law of attraction” in the Bible, nor the steps to make it work, nor the concept. Still for many this law looks in the surface like something good that agrees with God’s principles found in His Word. But we should always be aware that the enemy wants to deceive us into thinking that we can have success faster by going some other ways. Remember he even tried to tempt Jesus! (Luke 4).
Many Christians today practice the Law of Attraction thinking it is biblical. I found out most of these Christians (some have already left Christianity & are into Kabbalah) have in common that they have or had in the past, pastors/teachers who belonged to the Word of Faith or New Apostolic Reformation Movements, which both are part or came out of the Latter Rain Movement.
These movements also teach that many of these principles taught by New Agers & witches were twisted by them, but belong to us Christians, & we need to get them back. So what these teachers do to deceive us, is they wrap witchcraft into Christian terminology & even use & twist the Scriptures in order to trick us.
But what is the Law of Attraction & is it biblical? To fully understand if this “law” is Biblical or not, it must be examined. According to them the law of Attraction is :
They start the video talking about real laws of nature, like the law of gravity, law of relativity, the law of cause and effect, and they compare them with the ‘law’ of attraction, & say the laws are scientific measurable & verifiable. Yes, the laws of nature are verifiable, but this law of attraction is not even a law, & it hasn’t been proved, moreover scientists call this law a pseudoscience.
On min. 1:00 we can hear them say “the law of attraction is that your mind is like a magnet, it’s very simple what you focus on you attract“. It seems they forgot that opposite ends of magnets are attracted to each other through magnetism, hence the phrase, “Opposites attract” & this has been proven. So just let’s say that was not a good example for their like attracts like.
– Down in the comments they say “The Law of Attraction uses the power of the mind to translate our thoughts and manifests them into reality. The Law of Attraction is the most powerful law in the Universe, and just like gravity, it’s always present, always in effect, and it just doesn’t stop. ” You can also see the first image of the video- a human mind. Power of the mind? Power of the mind is practiced in witchcraft & satanism, that’s how they do curses & incantations. They also use visualizations. Of course they don’t have any mind power, but demons that try to fulfill their requests.
– Pls check here, look for title ‘What power do humans have in their mind?‘
It is important to notice there is also a spiritual connection with the law of attraction.
In the New Thought spiritual movement, the Law of Attraction is a pseudoscience based on the belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person’s life. The belief is based on the ideas that people and their thoughts are made from “pure energy” and that a process of like energy attracting like energy exists through which a person can improve their health, wealth, and personal relationships. There is no empirical scientific evidence supporting the law of attraction, and it is widely considered to be pseudoscience. . .
The Law of Attraction has been popularized in the early 21st century by books and films such as The Secret. This 2006 film and the subsequent book use interviews with New Thought authors and speakers to explain the principles of the proposed metaphysical law that one can attract anything that one thinks about consistently. Wikipedia
Most teach at least 5 steps to make the law of attraction work:
This so called ‘law’ uses some well known truths which then are expanded to unbiblical and illogical extremes. For example, they believe that our physical health is determined by our thoughts and feelings. That’s an extreme, if it was true then none of them that practice this law would have gotten sick or die in the pandemic, but only the ones with constant negative thoughts or feelings.
I have seen both Christians & non Christians who practice this law of attraction for many years, getting sick, dying from cancer, having accidents, their family relationships being destroyed, etc. I don’t think they attracted evil upon themselves because their negative thoughts, I think most of them are very optimistic people. But what I also noticed is that they live out of reality, they can’t share their problems because that’s negative, they can’t say things that are happening because everything have to be positive, is like they don’t live in this world but an imaginary one, or as I call it in la la land.
The Bible says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Prov.17:22). And we agree that many times our thoughts and feelings may have an impact on our physical well-being. However, this is due to how God designed our bodies (cortisol is released when we are under stress, etc), but got nothing to do with our connection with a universal energy force and our negativity or positivity attracting bad or good physical symptoms.
The LAW OF ATTRACTION is taught in Kabbalah, they say to manifest personal desires into reality, but it places the human being (not God) in the center of the ‘universe’, pulling all the strings, creating their own FAKE reality. The law of attraction is also called ‘The Secret‘, which talks about a universal intelligence or ‘Universe’ that responds to our desires and positive visualizations. It operates with out God, relies on man & man made steps as the agent to bring their desires. According with the Bible God alone is the source of our blessings & provision, not the air or the ‘Universe’.
I read a comment that a Christian teacher & author made to a kabbalah teacher & Law of Attraction coach, she was agreeing with her spiritual approach of the law & giving her a biblical verse as confirmation “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart”. Psalm 37:4-5.
1st/ It says delight in the Lord & He, not the universe, He will give you. When you delight in HIM you try to please Him according to His Word. So you wont ask for selfish things, we know friendship with the world is enmity with God. (James 4:3-4, Prov.15:8, 28:9, Matt.6:7, Ro.8:26:27etc).
2nd/ Also you wont need to use your ‘mental powers‘ visualization, positive affirmations, etc. to control or provoke the outcome.
3rd/ Read the entire Psalm 37 in context, the previous verse 3 says ” Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.”
Next video is about a young Christian former New Age author & teacher of meditation, debunking the Law of Attraction:
In this video Min. 13:21 & up Steven said:
“What does the bible have to say about such a practice to be blunt the bible would classify trying to practice the law of attraction as being sorcery.
Sorcery by definition is any attempt to manipulate a supernatural force using the power of your will, energy healing, or crystal healing, spell casting, and occult magic are examples of sorcery because they involve a person trying to manipulate metaphysical forces metaphysical means beyond the physical and the law of attraction is premised on the idea that there is a metaphysical force in the universe that can be manipulated to your advantage whether this force exists or not, which it doesn’t. The one who tries to manipulate this force or any metaphysical force or law is engaged in the practice of sorcery the bible says in Galatians 5:19 that sorcery is a work of the flesh and those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of god, and Revelation 21:8 says that the practicers of magic arts will have their place in the lake of fire.
It’s also an example of idolatry because we are putting something above and in the place of god in our lives we are trusting in a mechanism in creation rather than the creator himself, which is idolatry, while also trying to manipulate something metaphysical in the process which is sorcery and obviously this practice can be and should be repented of but the point is it is inconsistent with God’s moral will for our lives.”
I agree, and who better to say it than a person like him who was involved in the past with New Age & Law of Attraction practices, but now the Lord has opened his eyes.
Sorcery: the power to control natural forces through supernatural means – Merriam Webster Dictionary.
Witchcraft: Most practitioners of Witchcraft will argue that Witchcraft is not supernatural but is simply one of the many ways we humans harness nature. The energy used in Witchcraft can be likened to electricity being channeled into a wire to light our homes or fire in a combustion engine to power a vehicle. Witchcraft works with the forces of nature to bring about a desired result. – Witchipedia
Witchcraft [using the powers of one’s own mind and soul to obtain one’s desires] – satanist page
Basic Principles of Magick
Magick is simply the impressing of will upon energy. It’s based on the premise that thoughts and feelings are, in themselves, energy. If you want to go into this deeper, look into the Law of Attraction. – Exemplore, (a Wiccan page).