A common question
Many Christians are very concerned about so-called Energy healing modalities, and whether or not they are helpful, or may be bad, for Christians. I am hoping to address this question here, and feel free to comment and add more questions that you may have.
The body is electric and energetic
If you have ever experienced static electricity, or experienced a shock, you will realise that we are electrical beings, or at least can conduct electricity. Energy modalities are merely practices that realise this about the body and have looked in to seeing if the body is in alignment, or may need a little tweaking to get aligned. So we all want to be aligned to the way God has designed us to be. God wants us to be in health, in our body, soul and spirit ( 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually]. AMP)
Medical science is learning and understanding the body more each day & psychiatry is doing the same in terms of the soul realm, and spiritually there is so much more to learn, so learning about the body having energy should not surprise us.
If we run out of energy, or need more energy, or are able to measure the energy of living things, such as food, it really makes sense that we are also energetical beings.
Why are many Christians concerned about alternative therapies?
The source of true healing is God. There is counterfeit healing, and some Christians have experienced this, and are correct in bing cautious. Not all things are good or beneficial to the body (or soul and spirit). I would urge you to ask God yourself, and only try something if you have peace from Holy Spirit in this regard.
Why would EFT be ok for a Christian to use?
- Emotional Freedom Techniques are not New Age techniques. They have been clinically and scientifically proven to work, which means that there is some Science that backs the techniques, since Science is not in the habit of trying to prove New Age practices. If Christians can use MRIs, and X-Rays, and other medical practices, then we can use EFT techniques.
- Prayer techniques have a lot of overlap with EFT techniques, which means that the EFT originators did not even know necessarily that they were tapping into Godly healing methods!
- You as a client is totally in control of the session in so much as you choose whether you want to participate, you use your own words, you tap on your own body, and you only say and do what you feel comfortable with, which makes it a very safe practice to try and use.
- EFT is even safer than someone praying for you or laying hands on you, as you have no idea what they are going to say, or what their intension is with their laying on of hands, since their hands do not touch you, and your words and what you agree with is what is being used.
Is it in the Bible?
Many Christians will only pursue a course if they can find a precedent in the Bible. This may or may not be a good way to live life and I say this very cautiously and respectfully. There are many instances where people have done horrible things to others and have substantiated their practices by quoting the Bible. The only thing that I can point you to in the Bible are the many verses that show that God wants us to live free. Jesus came to set the captives free, Jesus came so that we can have abundant life, He sets us free indeed. Emotional Freedom Techniques, especially in the hands of a Christian practitioner, can provide that freedom that God wishes for us.
Ultimately the proof is in the pudding. Speak to people who have had testimonies of freedom through Emotional Freedom Techniques and see if their relationship with God has improved & whether their lives are more free, as per the Bible, and then make up your mind through prayer.
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