I mentioned a few weeks ago that I would be pointing out some of the troubling aspects about Eckart Tolle's "A New Earth" on this blog. Today, I'd like to share with you how Tolle defines Truth in a section of that book entitled "Truth:Relative or Absolute". From p. 71, here is Truth according to Tolle:
The Truth is inseparable from who you are. Yes, you are the Truth. If you look for it elsewhere, you will be deceived every time. The very Being that you are is Truth. Jesus tried to convey that when he said, "I am the way and the truth and the life." These words uttered by Jesus are one of the most powerful and direct pointers to the Truth, if understood correctly. If misinterpreted, however, they become a great obstacle. Jesus speaks of the innermost I Am, the essence identity of every man and woman, every life-form, in fact. He speaks of the life that you are. Some Christian mystics have called it the Christ within; Buddhists call it your Buddha nature; for Hindus, it is Atman, the indwelling God. When you are in touch with that dimension within yourself-and being in touch with it is your natural state, not some miraculous achievement- all your actions and relationships will reflect the oneness with all life that you sense deep within.
Dear fellow Christians, I pray with all of my heart that the segment above stirs you to seek ways to stand up for your faith and the truth of the Bible. Can't you just here the hiss of the Serpent somewhere within these words saying "Has God indeed said...?" How would you respond if someone said these words to you directly? What does Jesus really say?
NOTE: Rather than post all of the false teaching myself on this blog post, I'd like to challenge you to think on your own and leave your answers as comments on this post. I'd love participation here to see how many false teachings you can identify. Happy digging & commenting!
For more resources and articles to help you understand the Christian faith, visit my other blog, Truth Talks, where I partner with speaker/author Sharon Houk.