Greetings, my dear reader and blessings upon you.
In modern times, many have lost their faith in God. Sin has become a thing to be proud of, a thing to celebrate, while the Word of God is seen as inhumane.
Those who still claim to know God try to preach false Gospel, a Gospel which doesn’t lead to Salvation, but to hell.
Things like Law of Attraction are turning people away from the truth, seducing them with a promise of wealth and power.
Today, we’ll talk about those things.
May the Lord Jesus Christ be with us during these times.
The Sin Of Attraction
If you don’t know what the law of attraction is, the basic idea is that by focusing on positive thoughts, using different kinds of thought exercises, and practising thankfulness, a person can receive anything he/she desires.
For example, if you wanted a better job, you would imagine yourself in that better job, be thankful, and really believe that you can get that job.
I’ve been very familiar with this idea, but I always felt a bit uncertain about it.
When people who practise Law of Attraction make their thankfulness things, they thank the universe for granting them their wishes.
There is no word about God. There’s no word about Jesus. There’s only the thought that the universe is there to grant us all of our wishes and make our lives the best they can possibly be… on this earth.
There are some people who try to incorporate the Law of Attraction into the Christian worldview. The movement I’m most familiar with is called, “Word of Faith.”
They teach that we can speak our wishes into existence and gain god-like abilities of creation and that it’s the will of God for us to be able to pay our debts and buy luxury cars.
Well, we can prove this idea wrong with one verse from the Bible.
In Matthew 6:19-21 it is written:
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Continuing in Matthew 6:24:
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
In the Bible, we are told that earthly wealth will blind us from the truth. We are to serve God, which doesn’t promise we will become wealthy and powerful in this life. Being a Christian doesn’t promise pure happiness in this life, but what it does promise is an eternal life with our Lord in heaven.
I’ve seen this wave of beliefs that all focus on the individual. The individual holds the power of creation in their hands. They can be the God of their own life.
Similar things are being spoken in other self-improvement movements that all revolve around the individual. It’s all about the individual. These people keep promoting this idea that they can achieve anything by themselves and that they are privileged to achieve wealth and success.
This is absolutely heretical thinking and can and will lead many to hell.
When society revolves around selfish thoughts, selfish desires, and selfish practices, there is no unity, there is no truth, and there is no room for God.
I’ve been horrified when I listen to these people talk about their own power, how they have created all the things they now hold in their lives. The narcissism is absolutely staggering in these communities, where people change the law of God in order to feel good about themselves and continue to practise sin.
People get self-absorbed, feel self-righteous, and start seeing themselves as some kind of gods.
But in truth, we’re not gods. We’re not even close to being gods. We’re sinners, uncomplete humans who dwell on this earth in pain and horror.
We’re fallen from grace, we’re doomed to oblivion, to the fire pits of hell, unless we repent and ask for forgiveness from God and accept Jesus as our saviour.
I can understand how terrifying the thought must be to some people that there is a higher force above them, judging them, watching them. I’m a deeply faithful man and I still have fear towards God, healthy fear. I’ve accepted my sinfulness, my incomplete nature, and my need to be forgiven by God.
We as modern people have started to change the morality of the world, we’re redefining good and evil to fit our sinful nature. We’ve lost the light that Jesus came to grant us. This is the way our culture is drifting towards.
But fear not, for there are still people out there who defend the word of God, who risk their lives in order to bring forth the Gospel. We need more of those people, more speakers who stand their ground when the open rebellion armies come crashing down upon us.
So, I ask you, do you really want to buy into this sinful movement and lose the gifts that await you in heaven?
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It’s Not Sinful To Ask
I just talked about how terrible the Law of Attraction is, how unbiblical the nature of it is.
But I want to close this article with a more positive and relieving note.
God loves us and he wants us to be well. This is the truth, but many have been mistaken by what this actually means.
The fact that God loves us doesn’t mean we will get a Ferrari and a 30 million dollar mansion. God knows what’s good for us, truly good, and he wants us to receive those things that will keep us with him, in his true presence.
Maybe the biggest thing I dislike about the whole Word of Faith movement is the way they see God. They basically use God as some kind of “well of wishes,” where you just kind of say what you want and God will grant you that because that’s just God.
God is not a pawn, he’s not just some energy force that will grant us the things we think and want.
God is an almighty, all-powerful, and all-loving God, a God with personality.
We must stop seeing him wrong and get back to understand the basics. We must have fear of our Lord, which means we must have healthy respect towards him.
This means we must stop demanding things from him as if we deserved them, we must stop talking to God as if he was our bro, our mate.
But this all doesn’t mean we can ask things from God.
I do believe that it’s totally fine to get on our knees and pray for God for some things we need, or things we want to have and achieve.
As long as we don’t demand it as if we’ve been promised that, it should be fine. If God knows the thing you’re wishing for is the thing you truly need, he will most likely grant you that.
It’s also totally fine and beneficial psychologically to focus on the good things in life and that is something we should all try to do.
Just remember that it’s not a magic trick. Don’t lose your faith when God didn’t suddenly grant you a new car and a million dollars.
The true treasures of our faith are in heaven. Remember that, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Hopefully, you enjoyed this article. This subject has been close to my heart simply because I know plenty of people who buy into this unbiblical thing.
Please, share this article with others in order to spread the word and keep people from taking the road to destruction.
God bless you, my friend.