Philosophies of Man

Further thoughts on ‘Many Christs’

There is a view among those who believe in ‘new age’ mysticism that ‘Christ’ is some kind of higher mystical state that Jesus somehow attained to at some point in His life on earth, which any of us can attain to – with or without Jesus. ‘Christ-consciousness’ is a term that has been used for many years by practitioners of mysticism. I relate it to the ‘false christs’ that the Lord Jesus, the Christ, spoke of because of this promotion of a belief that anyone can, in a sense, be ‘Christ’ themselves. Several eastern Gurus over the years have gained a considerable amount of followers by appearing to be ‘Christlike’… even to the point of being worshipped. They would teach their followers that they can attain this ‘Christ-consciousness’ too, through following their Guru, doing various forms of meditation, and receiving some sort of spiritual impartation. Yet these Gurus were often exposed as anything but Christlike.

Contrary to the false claims of authors such as Richard Rohr, there is absolutely no real evidence that Christ is something any and everyone can be or develop independent of Jesus. The uniqueness of Jesus as the Christ was and always will be a fact. The historical evidence is consistent with the written witness of the holy Bible about who Jesus is and was, and how His followers lives continue to be transformed by His grace, through faith in who He is.

Former new age practitioner Marcia Montenegro gives a concise presentation of the evidence of the uniqueness of our Lord Jesus the Christ here:-

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all.

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