Colossians 2:2 New International Version (NIV)
2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
Colossians 2:8-10 New International Version (NIV)
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world rather than on Christ.
9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
John 1:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
2 Corinthians 11:14 New International Version (NIV)
14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
I was surprised to learn that there was such a thing as New Thought Center, which functions in form and style very much like a Christian church. If man is divine, as they believe, who are they gathering together to worship? For whom are they singing? Who are they following? I guess themselves. To spend a life worshiping what can never satisfy is terribly sad indeed. New Thought will never stand against the Almighty God, the Ancient of Days.
As I write the dog that belongs to the young man who's living at college is barking at the front door impatient for his master-in residence, my husband, to come home. A Dog needs a master. A soul needs his maker. There was a line in a summer television show I enjoy watching, The Last Ship, that said, "Every soldier needs someone to salute." In the same way every sinner needs a Savior; and only those who have been truly redeemed know the desire to love, serve, and glorify God that cannot be filled by another and never by yourself. The hymn I'm hearing in my head right now is, "In The Garden" by Charles A. Miles.
In The Garden - Alan Jackson