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The Truth about Being an Empath: What Does the Holy Bible Say?

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Brief Definition of an Empath


Empaths are people who sense and absorb shakti, also known as “prana”. Shakti or prana are thought to be subtle energies emitted from people, places and animals. In a nutshell, empaths go much farther than simply empathizing with someone. They are said to actually absorb the energy “created” by sadness, distress, depression, misery and suffering into their own body, mind and soul. In some cases, the absorption of energy is to such extent that the empath suffers not only in his mind, but also in his physical body in which paranormal signs and symptoms can manifest. Although we're reminded on rare occasions that joy is also an energy that can be absorbed, being an empath is commonly and understandably associated with mental distress and depression. That's because the world is filled with misery, not joy. And, when we empathize with someone, we're not referring to rejoicing with them, but rather to “suffering” with them. Some say that being an empath comes natural, while others say it can be acquired. But what does the Holy Bible say about being an empath?

The Truth about Being an Empath


God's Word (the Holy Bible) tells us it's good and right to care about other people even to the point of empathizing with them. The apostle Paul tells Christian to “put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness...” (Colossians 3:12). We also read that believers in Jesus “weep with them that weep” Romans 12:15. Does this means that the Bible is revealing that all true Christians are actually empaths? Not at all. In fact, the truth about being an empath according to spiritualists and psychics differs from the truth about being an empath according to the Scriptures.

Particularly disturbing is the teaching that empaths actually absorb negative energies into their being. The Bible tells the follower of Christ to “weep with those who weep” and “put on bowels of mercy”. But never does the Bible tell us to absorb energy into ourselves. According to the Scriptures, there is no such thing as shakti or prana, or any other energy. God's word tells us there are thoughts and there are spirits--none of which are neutral. That's right. There are no neutral spirits. According to the Bible, all spirits are holy or unholy--a truth explained in Is There Such a Thing as Neutral Supernatural Beings (Please see link at end of this article). What then are empaths absorbing into themselves?

The truth about being an empath is that it is in disagreement with the Scriptures, which have already been proven to be infallible in scientific teachings, history, pre-history, and prophecy. It is dangerous to freely accept the concept of absorbing so-called energies, because it gives a green light to lending yourself to being a medium, to belief in the phenomenon of walk-ins; and, through deception, to becoming demon possessed.

Another red flag that should cause us to seek the truth about being an empath is the fact that empaths are “sponges” that are surrounded by “energies” of depression, sadness, discomfort, anguish, misery, etc. That translates to a life of suffering the energies of a miserable world--especially since they can “pick up” energies from animals and places too. How could this possibly be from God? If we look at His Word, we must admit there is a huge contrast. Even the so-called Christian empath would not fit the description of a child of God whose will is not to subject His servants to constant gloom, depression and misery. Remember, the same Scripture that said to weep with those who weep also said, “rejoice with them that do rejoice” (Romans 12:15).

And how would an empath ever bear the fruit of God's Spirit? We read, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY, PEACE...” (Galatians 5:22)? How can you have peace when you walk around absorbing negative “energy”? How can you have joy when you absorb sadness and depression all the time? The truth about being an empath, according to the Lord's Word, simply does not line up with the New Age definition of being an empath, much less a psychic empath.

If you believe you are an empath, and would like to be delivered of such a “gift” or “curse”, whichever you label it, we can only repeat to you what the Savior told all of us to do. He said, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart. And ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

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Comments/Comentarios:

Hello,I am in need of assistance with some things I have discovered about myself.I have the ability of clear hearing Clairaudient at least that is what it is labeled. But I am not sure if this is from God or the devil.I also have discovered that I am an Empath. I also wonder if this is from God or the devil. I do not understand why I was created with them if they are used for evil. I have learned to live with these situations but I would rather get rid of them permanently. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated or if you work with people like myself.Thank you,Helen Casey
by: Helen Casey
Posted on 2017-10-23 17:45:42


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Your question / comment was transferred to this article, because all comments must be related to the content above. Please thoroughly read the above article. We also highly recommend the reading of Are Psychic Abilities from God?,
What Does the Bible Say about Clairaudience and Other Psychic Abilities? as well as all the articles whose titles appear at the end of this article.
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Posted on 2017-10-28 15:14:29


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