The Facts on the Mind Sciences (Harvest House, 1993), pp. 29-30
How have the Mind Sciences influenced Christianity? Have they restored true Christianity?
The following comparisons will make it clear that the Mind Sciences’ claim to be Christian is wrong.
|God||Impersonal; Spirit/Mind/Cosmic Law, etc.; Unitarian.||Personal (loving, merciful, etc.) triune (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).|
|Jesus||A man who most fully realized and lived the “Christ”—the divine part of all men.||The only incarnate God and the second Person of the Trinity.|
|Man||One essence with God (i.e., in his true nature man is God).||A finite creation of God made in God’s image, but never one essence with God.|
|Salvation||Salvation is from wrong thinking and false perception. Salvation occurs by personal “enlightenment” through metaphysical instruction and occult practice. By good works.||Salvation is from God’s judgment. Salvation occurs by faith in the vicarious atonement of Jesus Christ who died for our sin. By grace (Eph. 2:8,9; Rom. 3:28-4:6).|
|Death||Death involves reincarnation and cosmic evolution back into Godhood.||Eternal heaven or hell.|
|Bible||The writings of fallible men offering varying degrees of spiritual enlightenment as long as they are interpreted metaphysically (i.e., non-literally and subjectively).||God’s personal revelation of Himself to mankind; interpreted normally (i.e., literally).|
|Ultimate Reality||Monistic or pantheistic—all is God/God is all.||Religious dualism—God is the Creator of the universe, material and spiritual.|
No one can logically claim that any Mind Science organization teaches what biblical Christianity