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Let’s talk about is manifesting a sin? As you go through this post I do not want you to get caught up in the word “manifesting.” But rather let’s look at what manifesting actually is and then let’s compare it to the words of the Bible.
As I said in my other blog post about Christianity and the law of attraction (click here to read), many of the principles of laws of attraction actually line up to what is in the Bible. But I think so many people get turned off when comparing Christianity to manifestation because they feel like it is witchcraft or something.
Now if you are one of those people doing spells and sacrificing small animals to manifest, then yeah that is a sin. But that is not what I am talking about when I say manifesting. I am going to teach you what is manifestation really and then we can talk about is manifesting a sin. Also, check out my video on if Christians should practice the law of attraction as well.
1. Is Manifesting A Sin? What Is Manifesting Anyway?
According to Oprah Magazine: Essentially, manifestation is bringing something tangible into your life through attraction and belief, i.e. if you think it, and it will come.
And so now you have to ask yourself:
- Would God want you to think positive?
- Would God want you to have faith?
And the answer to both of those questions is yes. Because manifesting is just a word that the law of attraction uses but the Bible speaks specifically about us thinking and being positive in order to get our blessings.
2. Is Manifesting A Sin? It Is Basically Just Having Faith
Now that you see the definition of manifesting let’s get into the definition of faith and let’s take it directly from the Bible. The following verse is from the amplified Bible (click here to get the Bible I read from).
Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. Hebrews 11:1
When you compared the definition of faith to manifesting they sound the same don’t they? Seeing and believing for something that you want to come to pass.
I think that one of the most wonderful things that God gave us is imagination. Seeing and believing what we do not see YET in the real world and keeping the faith that what we see in our head will one day happen in real life, sounds a lot like manifesting.
3. Is Manifesting A Sin? ~ How Manifestation Is Different from Having Faith
What I will say as a Christian where we put our faith in is different from manifesting. The Law of attraction put their faith in the universe. As Christians, we need to put our faith in God. For the Bible teaches us that God created the universe:
In the beginning, God created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. Genesis 1:1-2
Therefore, why would you have faith in the universe when you can just have faith in the God that created the universe? And if you are a Christian that is where you should place your faith.
Secondly, as I said in my video below, the law of attraction asserts that you can think about it, and poof it will just appear. But realistically you can have only what God wants you to have. And as you know God you will start to have faith in the things God tells you to have faith in KNOWING that it will come to pass because God told you.
Therefore, you having faith that you are going to win the mega million is really not going to mean anything if God does not want you to win the megamillion. You can have all the faith you want but the faith only works if God wants you to have it. Which I explain in my video above and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here.
Manifestation tends to tell you that you can just get anything you want out of life simply by having faith and thinking about it. But as Christians, we cannot override God’s will and if you keep trying to have faith or manifest something that God does not want for you then it will not work. I do not care how hard you think about it. Bringing me to my next point.
4. Is Manifesting A Sin? ~ You Can’t Just Think About It But You Have To Be About It
I once had a friend where she was a huge law of attraction advocate. Her main downfall was that she replaces taking steps to get to her goals with just writing it down and thinking about it. As I said in my how to create a vision board the right way blog post (click here to read).
Your faith, your imagination, your manifestation, or whatever you want to call it is NOT enough to get what you are having faith for or you are manifesting. And the Bible specifically tells us that:
What is the benefit, my fellow believers, if someone claims to have faith but has no [good] works [as evidence]? Can that [kind of] faith save him? [No, a mere claim of faith is not sufficient—genuine faith produces good works.] If a brother or sister is without [adequate] clothing and lacks [enough] food for each day, and one of you says to them,
“Go in peace [with my blessing], [keep] warm and feed yourselves,” but he does not give them the necessities for the body, what good does that do? So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead [inoperative and ineffective]. James 2:14-16
And I would say that this is the main thing to know about is manifestation and faith. That you cannot just sit there and think about something and hope it will happen for you.
Even the Bible says that faith without works is dead. God could have told you he wants you to have something and you can have faith about having something but if you do not actually put anything to action then you have nothing. The Bible tells us that lazy hands get lazy results.
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:4
So as Christians it is important for us to know that God rewards hard work. And knowing that if you are just manifesting through thinking or some weird ritual without actually doing anything then yes this can be sinful.
5. So is manifesting a sin? ~ Final Thoughts
I personally do not think so and I have told you why. I think what it all comes down to is how you are manifesting and what you are doing. To me:
- Manifesting is just another word for having faith.
- It is only sinful if you are choosing to worship and believe in something other than God. For example worshiping the universe over God, when God created the universe. The Bible says: Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; do not mention the name of other gods [either in a blessing or in a curse]; do not let such speech be heard [coming] from your mouth. Exodus 23:13
So do not put more faith in anything more than you put faith in God.
With all that being said, I urge you to get my Christian Manifestation Guide with affirmations in all areas of your life to speak over yourself daily. And Bible verses along with each affirmation to increase your faith. Just click here to buy.
thank you for this!!<3
Thank you for this article. I was hearing a lot about affirmations and was worried about it being against God but then thought the same as you said, I’m not handing anything to the universe, or seeing what the universe works out, but giving it all to the one who created the universe. Thank you for your ideas and information. Bless you.