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.”
The Bible: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24
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. God promised the believers hundred fold blessings here on earth and eternal life: “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
The Secret teaches that man has the power to do all things. But this is not possible nor logical because man is a finite being. But the Bible teaches that God has all the power to do all things for He is the Creator of all things. Only when man unites with infinite God, can he truly become all powerful.
So, CHEER UP, God has planned for you much more than you can ever dream for yourself: “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. God is not just interested in blessing man on this earth. He, Ultimately, wants to bless him so he may have eternal life and live for ever in peace and happiness. Thus, God’s blessings go beyond man’s material and physical needs and wishes. God originally created man on His image (Genesis 1:26,27) and His desire is to restore man to that state of perfect.
Through his own power, man is unable to attain that state of perfection. But God redeemed man from eternal death by the blood of His only begotten Son (John 3:16). And He also made every provision to enable man to overcome sin to reach that state of perfection.