Life is a dance… and you are the dancer.
Now is the seed from which Later will grow.
Become conscious of being conscious.
That space is the life that I Am.
There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness.
I Am timeless, eternal.
Stillness is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation.
Man made God to his own image.
– Quotes from “A New Earth” by Ekhart Tollie.
These inspirational quotes from Ekhart Tollies new book “A New Earth”, appear very inspirational. They make you consider that you are the most important factor in your life. They are used to “awaken” your consciousness of your well being, and to help you understand that you control your life. I only see one problem with these quotes and with this way of thinking. It is completely false.
This way of thinking is nothing new. In fact, it has slowly been inundating our culture for the last fifty years. New Age, Buddhism, Hinduism, Wicca, Spiritualist, Holism, and Mysticism, all forms of religion that focus on you and your well-being, or your karma, can be seen daily in the music we listen to, television shows we watch, commercials, and most frightening to me, in the cartoons that millions of children watch daily.
So, is it any surprise that America’s favorite talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, has jumped on the bandwagon? Oprah , by all secular views, is living the American dream. Born to a poor family in Mississippi, she turned a local morning talk show into a billion dollar industry in less than 10 years. She is known for her philanthropy and human rights activism, and also professes to be a born-again Christian. In a recent interview on her show she has made the statement “ I am a born-again Christian. However, I do not think that my religion is the only way to God. There are many paths to Him and we must choose which path is right for us.”
One of these paths that she believes is a path to God is through self-enlightenment. She is busy promoting a book called “A New Earth” and has become a supporter of Ekhart Tollie, the man who wrote the book. “A New Earth” is a book of practical teachings for self-enlightening and spiritual awakening that will allow yourself to transform yourself and your thinking into a new, more loving you.
I could go on with the ideology and false pretenses set forth in this book but there simply isn’t enough paper to write on. However I would like to draw your attention to the fact that there are millions of people buying into the lie, which has convincing “Christian “ overtones, and are having the wool pulled over their eyes.
So, how do you protect yourself and your children from being “duped” into believing such believable nonsense? Check these beliefs against Scripture. If millions of people are following it, investigate it. Find out if the belief is centered on man or God. Learn what you can and familiarize yourself with what the Bible says, so you can give a defense to others. Explain to your children why it is false and how they can protect themselves from these false teachings and beliefs.
Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. Hebrews 3:12-14 (ESV)

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About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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