Pantheism |

TBC Staff

Lesson 29 from "A Course on Miracles" by Marianne Williamson was featured on Oprah Winfrey's XM Satellite Radio program during the January 29, 2008 broadcast. Williamson promotes Pantheism, which means that God is "in" everything and is part of everything. Her listeners are given a list of things which God is "in" in order to teach this concept.

* God is in this coat hanger.
* God is in this magazine.
* God is in this finger.
* God is in this lamp.
* God is in that body.
* God is in that door.
* God is in that waste basket.

Pantheism is the teaching common to the growing global religion. Apart from the amalgam of world religion, of more concern is the fact that Pantheism is infiltrating evangelical teaching.

As another commentator noted," Warren Smith, an ex-New Ager, noticed that Rick Warren and Robert Schuller appeared to be teaching this doctrine, and devoted an entire chapter about it in his 2004 book Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church. Smith commented that, ‘Rick Warren's implication and Robert Schuller's contention that God is 'in' every person is at the very heart of all New Age thinking. The Bible does not teach this. The New Century Version that Rick Warren quotes is dangerously mistaken in its translation of Ephesians:4:6. The only books I had ever seen that taught that God was 'in' everything had nothing to do with biblical Christianity. In fact, it didn't take me long to find this same unbiblical teaching in A Course in Miracles.’" (p. 81)