Does the Christian worldview provide a place for the law of attraction? : an Apologetic study
Maritz, Daniël Jacobus
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This article investigates the infiltration of secular practices in the Christian church with specific evaluative focus on the so-called law of attraction. In 2010 Pastor At Boshoff of the Christian Revival Church (CRC) preached two sermons on the law of attraction in which he claimed it as being a powerful principle in the Word of God. This spiritual “law” provides you with a physical manifestation of your thoughts and words. The prominent claim is that you can create your own future realities using this law. The law of attraction evidently is a New Age practice that flows from a New Age worldview. It bears striking similarities to the positive confession doctrine as taught by popular Word of Faith teachers. Boshoff’s claim regarding the law of attraction cannot be deduced from the key Scripture passages he uses, which reflects a unfounded use of Scripture. Preaching prosperity through the law of attraction is not in accordance with orthodox, historical Christianity or the Christian worldview.
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