The Secret is the #8 best-selling book on Amazon. I wonder do the principles in this book really work?
The book claims to parallel several world religions. So, despite all its talk of quantum physics and new science, The Secret is a spiritual book.
What about the Law of Attraction and Christianity?
The main principal of the Law of Attraction, is the ability of faith to change man’s life.
The Secret: “You must believe that you have received. You must know that what you want is yours the moment you ask. You must have complete and utter faith.”
In The Secret, the universe is portrayed as a cosmic genie, who will grant your every wish. In Christianity, God is Your Savior who sacrificed His life to save you and will give much much more than your temporary dreams could take you. This does not completely undermine the principles of faith advocated by Law of attraction, but it does add much to it.
Also, although the Law of Attraction and the Bible agree in principle on the power of positive thinking and the importance faith, the Bible shows a code of conduct related to what you should attract, whereas The Secret does not.
In The Secret, limited man is in charge of his welfare, while the Bible presents a Heavenly Father who is utilizing all the resources in the universe to bless man not just on earth but also through eternity.
“And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” Mathew 19:29
“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9