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New Thought Knoxville by tmaples
November 17, 2007, 3:16 pm
Filed under: Culture, News

J. Brian Long writes of his recent experience attending New Thought Knoxville, a Religious Science Community.  Check out his write up in the Knoxville News Sentinel.    

New Thought Knoxville describes itself as, 

“a diverse group of people from varied cultural, religious, and economic backgrounds … drawn to find something outside the box of experience to explore the possibility that a spiritual community would dare to encourage us to be people of imagination on a path of unfailing and unconditional optimism.” The community has no formal doctrine, but honors “the wisdom taught by all spiritual teachers.”

First, I have a couple of questions.  Do you think New Thought would honor the wisdom taught by Jesus?  Do you think they would tolerate the exclusivity of Jesus’ message?   

Now let’s consider the ancient words of Solomon regarding mans ability to improvise and come up with new things:  

 “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.  Is there a thing of which it is said, ‘See, this is new’? It has been already in the ages before us.” Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

Please remember no matter how “new & out of the box” an ideology claims to be, the only thing that will give this world what it’s looking for is the old gospel message of Jesus coming to earth to ransom a helpless people for his glory.  There is one truth for all ages, it is unaffected by us, it exists outside of us, it is transcendent, and no matter how we respond to it, it will always be what it has always been, rock solid truth.   

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I read that article. It seems that there description of themselves is a lot of words that culminate into nothing at all. I was saddened by this “pursuit” of wisdom.

Comment by Squatty

I too saw this article. I read it with sadness. And I would guess that the answer to your questions is “no” and “no”. But I think you may have already known that. 😉

Comment by DJ Cimino




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