Friday, May 08, 2009

The Secret vs. Christianity Pt 4: No Day of Judgment

Rhonda Byrne writes, on page 177, this:

“Your life will be what you create it as, and no one will stand in judgment of it, now or ever.”

Well, is that what Christianity teaches? We will never be judged? Really? Is that compatible? As a Christian, should I have no problem accepting "The Secret"? Look at Revelation 20:12-15:

And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

And consider Matthew 12:36, where Jesus Himself seems to contradict Byrne:

“And I say to you, that every careless word that men shall speak, they shall render account for it in the day of judgment.”

Obviously, Jesus (whom Byrne doesn't mind quoting in other places) disagrees with Byrne on this point.

But again, my point here is not to argue for the truth of the Bible and Christianity (although I certainly do believe it's THE truth) but rather to point out that there really is no reconciliation, no compatibility, between "The Secret" and Christianity. None whatsoever. And the differences are so stark, so obvious, that I have to conclude that Byrne knows this completely but wants to convince people that a lie is the truth.

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