At Church (Calvary Chapel) I don't remember exactly what the pastor was talking about but he mentioned the phrase "cosmic energy" when relating to what it is to be in Christ.

I was surprised just by the fact that he mentioned "cosmic energy" and wasn't knocking it but rather comparing it in a positive light.

Are there any connections to Christianity, Bible, apostles, stories, theories, Jesus, etc and cosmic energy and what are they? Are there concepts, such as the holy spirit telling someone something, the same as cosmic intuition? Just diffent ways of describing the same thing?

Thank you.

This is a really good introduction video on cosmic energy - for a reference to this topic:
Spiritual Reality Power Of Meditation - YouTube

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    As Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, "there's only one problem with cosmical religion. The letter 's'" :) – Peter Turner May 17 '12 at 20:30
  • Peter, cosmic energy his not really a religion, it is more like a description of how the universe operates and has lately paralleled what has been discovered in scientific communities... – Greg McNulty May 17 '12 at 21:00
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    There really isn't a good way to answer this. By the definition of Christianity on this site, anybody can give an answer that describes how it's tightly intertwined within the Christian tradition. However, an orthodox (lower-case o) Christian tradition has no room whatsoever for such a notion as cosmic energy. Not only is it not addressed, it also runs antithetical to Christian doctrine. But since it's not addressed explicitly, one can assume a relationship. Do you see the difficulty this question brings? It's a little too open to interpretation. – San Jacinto May 17 '12 at 21:08
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    I think "cosmic energy" needs to be defined for this to be meaningful. It often has new-age connotations, but could also have astrophysical significance. Without knowing what your pastor meant by it, I can only assume he meant it as metaphor for something, and as such, it has exactly the same correlation to Christianity as whatever meaning he put into the term. – Flimzy May 17 '12 at 22:32
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    Ditto Flimzy. I suspect your pastor was making some sort of metaphor. Without knowing just what metaphor he was trying to spin, it's impossible to answer the question. It's like saying, My math teacher said that cosines are like a tomato. What did he mean by this? – Jay May 18 '12 at 4:43

Give me one biblical example of where any such stuff was mentioned. Sorry for the short answer (:P) but either power is ascribed to God or Satan. I tend to think of "Cosmic Energy" as nonsense, but where it to exist, I'm not sure the distinction between it and supernatural (God or Satan) forces. To say there's a relationship between Jesus and such stuff would be, in my opinion, to imply that there is a third side in spiritual warfare, something I'm not at all prepared to accept.

Anywhere the Holy Spirit is mentioned, it has always been clearly and explicitly attributed as such, with nothing left to fill in. No such "intuition" is found anywhere. Nothin in relation to anyone else either. I would question your pastor strongly on this.

  • Sounds like you're pretty passionate about this subject. Do you have any references? Just FYI, stating your personal opinion comes across confrontational. I think you're really on to something that could be more developed. – user1054 May 18 '12 at 12:23
  • I was not thinking a 3rd side, more like a subset of the infinite expanding presence of God.... – Greg McNulty May 18 '12 at 17:32
  • Methinks "cosmic energy" is a poorly defined term, which means different things in different contexts. Without the context, we can have no idea how to answer this question. – TRiG Dec 1 '12 at 17:23

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