Here is the dividing line that separates Christianity from all occultism and from every kind of oriental cult ancient or modern. These all are built around the same ideas, varying only in minor details, each with its own peculiar set of phrases and apparently vying with each other in vagueness and obscurity. They each advise, “Get in tune with the Infinite,” or “Wake the giant within you,” or “Tune in to your hidden potentialities,” or “Learn to think creatively.” All this may have some fleeting value as a psychological shot in the arm, but its results are not permanent because at its best it builds its hopes upon the fallen nature of man and knows no invasion from above. And whatever may be said in its favor, it most certainly is not Christianity.
Christianity takes for granted the absence of any self-help and offers a power that is nothing less than the power of God. This power is to come upon powerless men as a gentle but resistless invasion from another world bringing a moral potency infinitely beyond anything that might be stirred up from within. This power is sufficient; no additional help is needed, no auxiliary source of spiritual energy, for it is the Holy Spirit of God come where the weakness lay to supply power and grace to meet the moral need
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10
Christianity takes for granted the absence of any self-help and offers a power that is nothing less than the power of God.
Thank You, Father, that Your power is sufficient to work our Your will in our lives.