Book comments : A new earth by Eckardt Tolle Eckardt Tolle provides New Age teachings, which really is not that “new” in a modern way.To compare his teachings with two other streams of belief, find below a table
Tolle outlining New Age understanding
Concervative religious understanding
The spirit man
Defined as “consciousness”
Is often not even recognized. Lives mainly from the mind and the emotions
The spirit, having received the Holy Spirit of God
The true identity
The true self I just need to become aware of (consciousness, the spirit)
Christ is my life. Have been crucified with Christ, I no longer live but Christ in me is now my life.
The Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit of Truth
My own consciousness
Seen as a set of doctrines
Jesus is Truth. His Spirit in me is Truth.
Death to Ego
Death to mind. Alive to consciousness
Death to the old man. Crucified with Christ. Alive to Christ.
Created by own consciousness
Determined by God
With one another through connected consciousness, connected also to Source. A horizontal connectedness
Connected with God through the Spirit of Christ, connected to those who are also in Christ because of vertical connectedness.
Theosophy, Gnosticism, Mysticism
Holy Spirit through the Scriptures
“Awakening” to consciousness
Revelation by the Holy Spirit of the Christ Life
Believe self to be the light
Belief systems considered to b e the light
The Holy Spirit inside and upon me is the light to shine to the world
Nirvana. Total surrenderedness to Lucifer.
Total Oneness with God. God sowed His Son and reaped many sons like Him
To be tolerant with all people
Jesus said I did not come to bring peace but the Sword.
To be one
Scripture says that friendship with the world is enmity with God.