What is This Belief?


#1

I just asked this question in spirituality, then realized I should have posted here…

Years ago while a protestant the pastor of one of the churches I attended believed that we all become God…mind you, not that we are joined to God in spiritual union, but that we become God to the point of the loss of our personhood…

I assume such a faith would not be Christian, but what would it be?


#2

A heresy. Wow!! I’m glad you got out of that church…that is nowhere NEAR mainline Christianity. :eek:


#3

It would be Hinduism. Or maybe some form of NewAgeism.


#4

[quote=Melvin]I just asked this question in spirituality, then realized I should have posted here…

Years ago while a protestant the pastor of one of the churches I attended believed that we all become God…mind you, not that we are joined to God in spiritual union, but that we become God to the point of the loss of our personhood…

I assume such a faith would not be Christian, but what would it be?
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It wouldn’t be Morman because they believe that they become gods on their own planets with their families, if they follow all the Morman laws… not that they become God to the point of losing their personhood. Hmm… sounds like you were at a really freeky church… I would like to know what denomonation it was…


#5

It was a small little non-denominational church. This was in the late '70s. The pastor came out of the late 1940’s Latter Rain movement, which was basically a pentecostal type movement from what I recall.

Although on the surface the church seemed Christian, the fact that the pastor made that statement caused me to later question whether it was a Christian church at all. Something else I recall hearing in that church, either from the pastor’s wife or another lady, was a statement to the effect that, “The god in me recognizes the god in you.”

It’s amazing the things that we can get caught up in if we don’t understand what we’re doing.

I thank the Lord almost every day for bringing me home to the one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church…


#6

[quote=Melvin]“The god in me recognizes the god in you.”
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Yup. It is definitely Hinduism. That is a very common Hindu greeting. Hindus believe everybody has a spark of God in them, and they call it Atman, which means “the God within.”


#7

It sounds like it might be one of the “metaphysical” churches. Many of them try to sail under the banner of Christian. Most are closer to Hinduism/Buddhism than anything else…


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