The Bible warns “8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” – Galatians 1:8-9
Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions
“Jose Silva (1914-1999), the founder of the occult Silva Mind Control technique, now called The Silva Method (TSM), taught people to contact ‘inner advisors’ for information and guidance. TSM is a spiritistic NEW AGE ‘self-help’ seminar that claims to represent ‘the next phase of human evolution on this planet.’ It claims that by developing the ‘unused potential’ of the mind and by learning how to function psychically, individuals can dramatically improve the quality of their lives. TSM was started when during astral projection, Silva contacted what could be termed an ‘angel’ who helped him develop the principles that became TSM. In comparing TSM with the Christian concept of salvation, we find that most what is supplied by faith in Jesus Christ, biblically speaking, is claimed to be supplied by TSM. Thus, sin and guilt are not removed by the atonement and personal faith in Christ, but through positive thinking. TSM graduates are taught to rely entirely upon themselves for all of their spiritual needs. Biblically, however, such a doctrine comes under God’s judgment, since it perpetuates rebellion against Him, and a prideful human self-dependence (Isaiah 2:22). Even secular scientists have issued warnings with TSM and related practices. There have been reports of clients suffering from paranoid neuroses as a result of taking mind training courses. And since TSM is designed to generate ESP and establish contact with ‘inner counselors’ (which are really demons), Christians should stay far away from TSM and the like.”
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”