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Pantheism

What is Pantheism?

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Kathrin Ziegler

Definition: Pantheism is the belief that God consists of everyone and everything. For example, a tree is God, a mountain is God, the universe is God, all people are God.

Pantheism is found in many "nature" religions and is held by many New Age followers.

Christianity refutes pantheism. Christianity says that God created everything, not that he is everything or that everything is God. While Christianity teaches that God is omnipresent, or exists everywhere, it separates the Creator from his creations.

Pronunciation: PAN thee izm

Example: People who believe in pantheism think God is the world around them.

(Sources: gotquestions.org, worldpantheism.net.)

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