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Following closely many of the beliefs of the New Age Movement, The Infinite Way was founded by Joel S. Goldsmith (1892-1964), and is named for his first book, "The Infinite Way", published in 1947.  According to their website, the Infinite Way is a "mystical message by which students are taught spiritual principles to live by and practice for peace, harmony and God realization".  All of Goldsmith's teachings in their original form are distributed from the IW home office, established in 1951.  In an effort to keep Goldsmith's message "pure", the home office is the only office and the only source of his teachings.   Books, tapes, classes and study materials containing his original message are available (for a price) to all students of the Infinite Way.  Through his teachings, Goldsmith promises his followers a higher consciousness, which he teaches is actually God.  By training yourself to believe that good and evil are an illusion, you will realize the spiritual kingdom where there are no laws, boundaries, or price to pay.  Once ascended to this level of consciousness you have become divine. 

As unbiblical as these beliefs are, Goldsmith manages to use Bible verses to support his teachings in many instances.  It is a New Age faith tailored to appeal to those who may have a limited Christian background.  Many Christian words and ideas, although twisted, are used liberally, making the deception all that much more dangerous to a lost world.

Below is a general comparison chart of some Infinite Way beliefs versus Christianity: 

THE INFINITE WAY  

CHRISTIANITY

Reaching a transcendental consciousness that is available to everyone causes a rebirth into a new man, the son of God

 

No transcendental state is needed.  We are made new through the saving grace of Jesus Christ who took the sins of the world upon himself as a living sacrifice so that we might have eternal life through him.   

II Corinthians 5:17 - 21 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them.  And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.  We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.  God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

 

 

 

To attain higher consciousness we must first realize that God constitutes individual being.  God is in all of us as consciousness.

 

The God of the Bible is transcendent and separate from His creation.   

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts" Isaiah 55:9

"I am God, and there is none like me." Isaiah 46:9 

"This time I will send the full force of my plagues against you and against your officials and your people, so you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth."  Exodus 9:14 

God is not Consciousness.  He is spirit 

John 4:24 "God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."

 

 

 

One should not turn to God for anything.  Be still and let God reveal itself within you.  It is no use seeking God.  All you have to do is inherit it.  God already is."

 

All that is needed for salvation through Christ is to seek God and ask.  As is evidenced by this world and the teachings of the Bible, there is evil.  To avoid God is to invite deception, false teachings, and a false security based on human desire. 

"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts.  If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever."  I Chronicles 28:9 

"The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing."  Psalms 34:10 

"Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully."  Proverbs 28:5 

"Ask and it will be given to your; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."  Matthew 7:8

 

 

 

 

All problems in the universe are caused by the belief in two powers, good and evil.  God as consciousness is the only power.

 

 

 

Good and evil are not one.  They are diametric opposites.  To say that good and evil originate in the same source violates a key principle of logic - something cannot be both "A" and "non-A" at the same time.   

While God doesn't want his people taking revenge against those who do wrong (Matthew 5:39), he does expect His people to oppose evil in themselves and in society. 

"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground" (Eph. 6:13) 

"Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (Jas 4:7).   

"Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings." (I Peter 5:8-9) 

Satan would want us to believe his evil influence on this Earth is acceptable and to be embraced.  If a person teaches either that there is no evil or evil is the same as good, they are in direct opposition to what God's Word tells us.  The Bible warns us not to turn to such teachings. 

"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel - which is really no gospel at all.  Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!"  (Galatians 1:6-8) 

 

 

 

 

Good and Evil are illusions.  To realize this is to realize the spiritual kingdom.  Where there are no laws, boundaries, or price to pay.

 

God is very clear on the dangers of this line of thinking. 

"Woe to those who call good evil and evil good, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."  (Isaiah 5:20) 

"Beware of turning to evil, which you seem to prefer to affliction" (Job 36:21) 

"Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked." (Psalms 97:10) 

The ability to discern good and evil is a sign of maturity:

"But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil" (Hebrews 5:14) 

Whether you believe in sin or not, it exists and there is a penalty for that sin.  Jesus Christ paid that price for us if we are willing to accept it. 

"For the wages of sin are death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."  (Romans 6:23) 

"The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth"  (Psalms 34:16) 

 

 

 

 

Nothing on the outer plane can bring you peace, joy, security or freedom.  The Infinite invisible is your rock. (The Infinite Way Letters 1955, by Joel Goldsmith)

 

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation.  He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior - from violent men you save me.  I call on the Lord who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies."  (II Samuel 22:2-4) 

"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal."  (Isaiah 25:4) 

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." (Matthew 7:24-27) 

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control…" (Galatians 5:22) 

"The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace." (Psalms 29:11)

 

 

 

We are bound to earth by an illusion brought on by a fascination with human good.  As we dwell on good more we gain freedom from limitation.  We should not fear evil or love the good of human existence.  As the shackles of limitation fall away this gives way to eternal life.

 

Psalms 34:14 "Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it." 

Romans 12:9 "Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." 

Ephesians 2:8,9 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." 

John 5:24 Jesus said "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." 

 

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