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The Facts on the Mind Sciences

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.

 Mind SciencesChristianity
GodImpersonal; Spirit/Mind/Cosmic Law, etc.; Unitarian.Personal (loving, merciful, etc.) triune (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
JesusA 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.
ManOne 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.
SalvationSalvation 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. 2:8,9Rom. 3:28-4:6).
DeathDeath involves reincarnation and cosmic evolution back into Godhood.Eternal heaven or hell.
BibleThe 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 RealityMonistic or pantheistic—all is God/God is all.Religious dualism—God is the Creator of the universe, material and spiritual.
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