In the book the Secret (the law of attraction), some of the principles presented are not in and of themselves “wrong.” There are even Bible verses that confirm some of their beliefs like “As a man thinks in his heart so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).
But there is something of grave importance to consider. The originators behind the “Secret” are not technically followers of God. The practices they teach have a lot to do with “humanistic” beliefs where man becomes the “god” of his own life. In other words, the “Secret” claims to show the way for being able to get whatever it is that you want through your own power. There is no dependence on God. And for many, they succeed in it simply because many of the principles involve self-control, hard work, and motivation. So, their followers will often experience success, but over time the notion of needing God in one’s life becomes less and less desirable.
God grants us our desires, but He keeps away from us what will not be for our good. In the “Secret” many believe they can get whatever they really want, regardless of whether it is good for them. Life is seen as a trip meant for the selfish pleasure and material riches instead of a blessing to others. This is a very dangerous concept and has led many away from God.
Sadly, these people become so engrossed with the idea that their “mind” can “attract” what they really want which puts enormous egotism into themselves. “I” can do all things instead of “God” can do all things through me.
Satan often mixes 90% truth with10% poison. But that 10% poison is enough to kill. Satan will allow for them to succeed in receiving the gifts of the world that they so much crave, but only until they are hooked and have forsaken the Lord. It is a deceptive plan, getting people by giving them what they want, but what can’t really ever help them eternally. They may gain the whole world perhaps but only to lose their soul in the end.
Christians need to look to God for salvation for He has incredible promises to offer not only what they desire, but what they truly need: “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:3-5).
In His service,
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