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Does the Christian worldview provide a place for the law of attraction? (Part 2): An apologetic evaluation of the way the Bible is used in promoting this idea

Dani J. Maritz, Henk G. Stoker
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 37, No 1 | a1570 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v37i1.1570 | © 2016 Dani J. Maritz, Henk G. Stoker | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 January 2016 | Published: 27 July 2016

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Dani J. Maritz, Faculty Theology, North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
Henk G. Stoker, Faculty Theology, North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa


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Abstract

This article investigates the biblical motivation that is given for the secular idea of the so-called spiritual law of attraction to become part of Christian doctrine. 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 a powerful principle in the Word of God. According to him this biblical


Keywords

Law of attraction; Positive confession; New Age movement; New Thought movement; Word of Faith movement; Prosperity gospel; Charismatic churches; Christian worldview.

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