The Law of attraction Christianity and the five great myths

The law of attraction has received a lot of attention in recent years and many people believe that it is something new or at least “new age”. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Did you know that there are over 200 verses in the bible that support the precepts of the law of attraction and that some of those verses date back almost 3000 years?

What is the law of attraction? Simply put, the law of attraction states that whatever we think, do or say will result in a change in our universe, a change in our personal world, a change in our circumstance. The key here is that all of our words and actions begin with a thought then we make a decision to act or not act on those thoughts. That makes our thoughts extremely important.

The five great myths

Myth #1 The law of attraction is just not Christian. “As a man thinketh, so he is.” is often quoted in articles and discussions about the law of attraction. That quote comes directly from the book of Proverbs 23:7. Clearly this verse states the importance of our thoughts and that our thoughts will make us who and what we are today. That is a fundamental precept of the law of attraction and is supported by the Bible.

Myth #2 Just visualize what you want and it will happen. This statement is wishful thinking at its best. Nothing ever happens without some type of action preceding it. Its a fundamental law of the universe, physics, and nature; nothing is changed or created without some type of action. This law is also clearly supported by the Bible: Galatians 6:7 “Make no mistake: God will not be mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows.” Clearly, if you sow nothing, you will reap nothing.

Myth #3 God wont help you get wealth. The Bible is filled with accounts of righteous, wealthy people. Read the stories of Solomon, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David and Joseph of Arimathea, the list goes on. Wealthy people in the Bible were NOT condemned for their wealth. Some wealthy people in the Bible were condemned for the way they acquired their wealth, or for not helping the poor. Often times God rewarded righteous people with wealth. God wants us to be abundant in all things. Think for a moment about the following verses:

Second Corinthians 9:8 “Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need; you may have abundance for every good work.”

John 10:10 “I come so that they may have life and have if more abundantly.”

There is not doubt, God wants us to live an abundant life and have abundance in all things.

Myth #4 Money is the root of all evil. First and foremost, the law of attraction is not just about money. It can be applied in every aspect of your life. That being said lets dispel this myth anyway. Money is not the root of all evil. Can you build a church or feed the hungry without money? Can you care for the sick without money? Of course not! If you really want to help the less fortunate, make lots of money and use it to help them. The more you make the more you can help. Here is what the Bible really says: 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is the root of all evils”