Is the law of attraction satanic and can you believe in the law of attraction as a Christian? Is the law of attraction compatible with Christianity and the teaching of the Bible?
There has recently been a string of online discussion in both Christian and law of attraction groups that raised the question: is the law of attraction Satanic?
With more than 65% of all Americans identifying themselves as Christian, this is a hot topic that often draws out some fierce opinions.
The word Satan is enough to cause any good Christian to run and take cover. The Christian religion has been bombarded with the teaching that this evil ‘creature’ called the Devil or Satan is roaming around looking for opportunities to pounce.
As someone who grew up with a strict Christian upbringing I am very respectful of anyone who practices any religion. I want to point out that this blog is and never will discriminate on any point of view.
What I aim to do with this article is to squash some of these absurd beliefs and ideas that are keeping people locked up in their own limiting beliefs.
Whenever I see self righteous Christians get very worked up about any particular issue it is usually very revealing.
It usually reveals their own insecurities.
When something like the law of attraction offends people to the point where they attack it as satanic or demonic then it usually points to some bigger issues.
One major problem when reasoning with religious people is that they will always defend their arguments based on their own rules (or books). By definition they can never be ‘wrong’.
This is my truth, tell me yours.– Aneurin Bevan
Ultimately it is not about being right or wrong. For me it is about being open to other points of view and learning and growing as a person by having compassion with others and what they believe to be true.
Understanding The Good and The Evil: The Satanic and The Christian
Christian values and living a ‘good Christian’ life is often seen as synonymous with ‘being good’. The idea of doing God’s will indirectly promised his blessing but above all, it keeps you safe from his wrath.
The idea that there is some god up in the clouds who sits there every day to judge your every thought and action is just plain ludicrous.
Most Christians are motivated through fear. Fear is and has always been the number one tool for controlling people. The early Christian Churches knew this and most of the Christian doctrine is based on fear.
Do what God says or you will be thrown into an eternal pit of fire.
Another invention was this mythical creature called Satan. A scary looking man that is powerful and who is constantly out to get you.
Satan is powerful and can inflict a lot of pain in your life but there is only one being more powerful than Satan and that is God.
The story of good and evil – the hero and the protagonist comes straight from Greek mythology.
Satan is a mythological creature that was adopted by the early Christian church to represent everything that is not of God.
Most christains fear this mythological creature in the sense that it is a real being or person who can sneak into their lives and inflict all sorts of damage.
One thing I could never figure out as a child growing up in a strict christian upbringing is that if God was indeed more powerful than Satan, why does he not just defeat him once and for all so we don’t have to keep worrying about him?
If God loves us like his own children why on earth would he allow someone as cruel and evil as Satan to keep pestering us? Why not just get rid of him?
Good and evil certainly are real but they are nothing more than value judgements.
Is the law of attraction satanic then? I have not yet come across any possible reference to the law of attraction having any connotations to Satan, Satanism or so-called Satanic rituals.
Satanism as a religious practise has very little following. For the most part Satanism was invented by the Catholic church in the middle ages to prosecute Christian groups who strayed from their teachings.
It was an invention that gave them leverage with the masses to justify the prosecution of groups like The Nights Templar and their rituals which were part of Knighthood was being portrayed as ‘Satanic’.
With the widespread popularity of modern law of attraction teachings, we have seen many religious groups attack it as ‘un-christian’ as sinful and even as Satanic.
For the most part these tracks are self serving and relating the law of attraction to Satanic ideas is preposterous.
- Satanism is a myth and Satan is only a mythological creature. Relax and free yourself from this imposed fear
- the law of attraction is a law of the universe and like the laws of gravity it is independent of religion or religious beliefs
- if you believe that God created everything then did she not create the law of attraction just like all the other laws that govern our universe?
- if Satan is the source of all evil and she invented the law of attraction to ‘get you’ then wouldn’t the use of the law of attraction result in pure evil? How does that account for the millions of people who attest to the law of attraction improving their lives for the better?
Is using the Law of Attraction a Sin?
The concept of sin has a very interesting history. Its origins are with the Catholic church who invented the idea of sin because they sold the solution.
Depending on the severity of your sin, you could pay the church and a priest a predetermined amount of money to forgive your sin.
The idea of sin has never really been detached from the church and to this day, Christians judge themselves and each other based on their own rules.
When I was a child, playing sport on a Sunday was considered a sin. So was buying alcohol on a Sunday.
Today, this sounds ridiculous.
Throughout the ages, what the church considers sin has been a moving target. It seems like the concept of sin keeps changing and adapting to whatever is the flavour of the time.
Is using the law of attraction a sin then?
I can not see why but I am sure there are many Christian ‘teachers’ who would claim that it is. If using the law of electromagnetism or using the law of gravity is a sin then certainly using the law of attraction could be seen as a sin.
Yet, I see most christians turning on their TV and getting in a plane without ever thinking it could be a sin.
When using the law of attraction you do nothing more than using and utilizing a natural law that God has created.
If we harness electricity to our advantage it is not a sin yet when we harness the law of attraction it is?
This argument that using the law of attraction is a sin is absurd.
What Beliefs Does The Law of Attraction Invoke?
The law of attraction does not invoke any beliefs that contradicts your beliefs in God. In fact, believing in the law of attraction is a belief in God’s magnificent creation and utilizing all of life to its fullest.
The law of attraction is a law of the mind and can be summarized by the famous quote from Proverbs.
As someone thinks within himself, so he is.– Proverbs 23:7 (The Bible)
The law of attraction states that whatever you think about consistently will be attracted into your life and become your life experience.
According to Proverbs, the ‘content’ of your mind will transform into your physical experience.
The relationship between thought and reality is not a religious concept either. It has been proven to be a scientific one and quantum physics is starting to show evidence of the main premise of the law of attraction.
The observer effect highlights this fact that your attention and mental focus can bring particles into existence.
What scares a lot of religious people is this idea of us as ‘creators’ and using your mind to create your life and your own world.
To the uninformed or even the misinformed this could well appear to be the case which in essence threatens most of religious dogma.
If we are creators, where does that leave God?
This is not the case though. God is creator and has given us the tools and the building blocks. Did Jesus not say that we are all Gods and that whatever he has done we will also do?
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ’? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.– John 10: 34-38 (The Bible)
Christian Science And The Law of Attraction
The late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century was a period of significant change – especially in the USA.
It gave birth to a movement that steered away from the strict religious dogma that dominated much of the previous century.
This New Thought movement spread like wildfire in the USA in the early 1900’s and the basic premise of this movement was that the power of God was within us and not some outside force that sits in judgement to reward some or punish others
The main shift in thinking was from God as an external force to God as an internal force. From God as an external Deity to God as an internal and intimate companion.
The New Thought movement’s ideas were firmly rooted in christianity and referenced the teachings of Jesus and the New Testament throughout.
Almost all the early pioneers of the law of attraction were devout christians. Helena Blavatsky, Thomas Trouvard, Wallace Wattles and Charles Haanel – all came from strong christian backgrounds.
Many of their writings made direct reference to The Bible and some key Christian teachings.
Christian Science under Mary Baker Eddy operated pretty much as any other christian church at the time.
The New Thought movement was coined new thought in contrast to how they saw the predominant thought at the time as ‘ancient’ and an outdated way of thinking and seeing the world and life.
The New Thought movement clashed with more traditional christian teachings because it did not limit its thoughts and beliefs to that of the Bible and the archaic interpretations of The Bible.
It borrowed great truths from many traditions including Buddhism and Hinduism and for the most part offered a fresh interpretation of many mainstream Bible teachings.
One of the most prolific law of attraction authors of the time was Neville Goddard. To this day his writings are seen as revolutionary and many of the modern law of attraction books are derivatives of his insightful teachings.
Neville Goddard spoke directly about many religious ideas and the law of attraction. He also referenced Satan directly when he wrote:
The word Satan means doubt. Desiring a certain state, reason may tell you it will be difficult to attain, and your friends may say it is impossible. If you listen to them and doubt your desire’s fulfillment, Satan has made himself known to you.– Neville Goddard
He also went on to explain what we’ve already hinted at earlier that Satan is more of a metaphor than an actual demon-like creature who is out to eat your soul.
Your protractors – God and Satan – are always with you, for one is faith and the other doubt. Can you imagine you are the one you would like to be, and remain faithful to that assumption?
If you can and do, it will appear, and you will realize that its spiritual cause was the moment of assumption. – Neville Goddard
Can You Be a Christian And Believe In The Law of Attraction?
If you believe that something is either ‘of God’ or ‘of Satan’ then you will have a tough time with life in general.
I would go so far to say that 99% of what’s on TV will fall into the category ‘of Satan’.
Yet, I see devout Christians happily watching some of the most brutal TV shows without condemning it to the Satanic.
Is the law of attraction satanic then? If you have the need to classify the law of attraction as something that is either ‘of God’ or ‘Of Satan’ then it becomes really murky.
You most certainly could argue for both.
If God created everything then did he not create the law of attraction? He did create the law of gravity and the law of electromagnetism. Are those laws Satanic?