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Law of Attraction: A Gateway Drug to Spiritual Heroin


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5 Ibid., 377.
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4 But what about Jesus? Don’t Christians believe He is fully man and fully God? Yes, but that is not Jesus (His earthly body aka finite) living inside of the Son (second person of the Trinity, aka infinite). That was the Son (infinite) leaving heaven to live inside a human (finite). The Bible says,“the Word (Spirit) became flesh” not “the flesh is an extension of the Word (Spirit).”

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11 See Fred Heeren, Show Me, God: What the Message from Space is Telling Us About God, 163–168; and Hugh Ross, “The Creator, and the Cosmos.”



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14 Cross Recruit with the Law of Attraction,

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20 Allen Salkin, “‘Secret’ Jury Verdict,” New York Times, SECRETJURYVE_BRF.html (May 22, 2009).

21 Ibid.

22 Abraham (Esther) Hicks on Rhonda Byrne, Jun 5, 2022, YouTube video,

23 Allen Salkin, “Shaking Riches Out of the Cosmos,” New York Times,
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4 M. F. Harrison, Righteous Riches: The Word of Faith Movement in Contemporary African American Religion (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

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6 Ibid.

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