Have you heard?
It is all the buzz, the #1 seller on Amazon and featured twice on Oprah!
So, what is The Secret? It is the Law of Attraction.
In the film, Bob Proctor says, "Everything that's coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And it's attracted to you by virtue of the images you're holding in your mind."
So what is a Christian to think of this?
In the Christian sphere, we hear similar messages in the prosperity gospel, name it and claim it, your best life now, and the power of positive thinking.
Are there useful principles and truths that are applicable to a believer's growth and maturity? Sure there are. Learning to take thoughts captive, to have our minds renewed according to the truth of God's Word, to overcome doubt and fear, these are all valuable concepts to understand.
Will this be a tool for bringing truth to spiritual seekers?
Is The Secret really Truth?
Is Spam really meat?
Is Velveeta really cheese?
I don't think that we can present a message of self-will and expect that people will find the truth of Jesus and the gospel in the midst of that.
The promises of The Secret seem antithetical to taking up one's cross. Based on its enormous popularity, we can see that people want answers. Or maybe they just want easy answers.
People are hungry.
Can we give them something better than Velveeta and Spam?