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Siberian_Khatru

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There are quite a few self proclaimed Christian empaths out there, and depending on who you ask, being an empath is not an occult practice (some will say that even Jesus was an empath).

Sooo... yes? As far as the "Are there Christian empaths" question goes, it seems so. Can they be as far as what God thinks about it is beyond me.
 
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There are quite a few self proclaimed Christian empaths out there, and depending on who you ask, being an empath is not an occult practice (some will say that even Jesus was an empath).

Sooo... yes? As far as the "Are there Christian empaths" question goes, it seems so. Can they be as far as what God thinks about it is beyond me.

:) thank you for your answer
 

Katy-follower

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I'm an 'empath' but I don't trust titles or movements that are associated with them. To me the name is just an easy way for me to make reference to the characteristics, without going through them all.

I can tell you whole heartedly that I don't follow any new age/occult/psychic beliefs/views of any kind. I personally believe the new agers are guilty of stealing these characteristics and claiming them to be some kind of psychic ability (which they are not) and then giving them a fancy title as well as their own personal false "spiritual" explanation as to how these characteristics came to be. I don't trust any person's explanations.

The characteristics, however, are very real. This is not a psychic gift and should have no association with the new age movement at all. It's sad the two are associated.

The ability to read a room full of people in great depth, to where you know their thoughts/emotions, does not make you a psychic, it's just that you are very in tune with a person's emotions. The downside is that you see all the negative thoughts also, and I wish I could turn it off sometimes because it affects me when I take on the emotions of others as if they are my own.

All I can say is that I am who I am because of Him, so any gifts/abilities He gives me should be looked on as a blessing.


Copy/paste from a christian site....

Empathy, or the ability to listen to, understand, and relate to the emotions of others, is a valuable gift, and there is nothing unbiblical about the idea of carrying another person’s burdens, emotional or otherwise (Galatians 6:2). In fact, God’s Spirit is described as a comforter of the suffering (2 Cor 1:3-6). But claiming the powers of an empath goes beyond proper compassion and godly sensitivity and enters the realm of the psychic.
 
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I'm an 'empath' but I don't trust titles or movements that are associated with them. To me the name is just an easy way for me to make reference to the characteristics, without going through them all.

I can tell you whole heartedly that I don't follow any new age/occult/psychic beliefs/views of any kind. I personally believe the new agers are guilty of stealing these characteristics and claiming them to be some kind of psychic ability (which they are not) and then giving them a fancy title as well as their own personal false "spiritual" explanation as to how these characteristics came to be. I don't trust any person's explanations.

The characteristics, however, are very real. This is not a psychic gift and should have no association with the new age movement at all. It's sad the two are associated.

The ability to read a room full of people in great depth, to where you know their thoughts/emotions, does not make you a psychic, it's just that you are very in tune with a person's emotions. The downside is that you see all the negative thoughts also, and I wish I could turn it off sometimes because it affects me when I take on the emotions of others as if they are my own.

All I can say is that I am who I am because of Him, so any gifts/abilities He gives me should be looked on as a blessing.


Copy/paste from a christian site....

Empathy, or the ability to listen to, understand, and relate to the emotions of others, is a valuable gift, and there is nothing unbiblical about the idea of carrying another person’s burdens, emotional or otherwise (Galatians 6:2). In fact, God’s Spirit is described as a comforter of the suffering (2 Cor 1:3-6). But claiming the powers of an empath goes beyond proper compassion and godly sensitivity and enters the realm of the psychic.
:alien: be watchful my sister my brethren
becaused there are people weve known before
who has somekind of gift that you have now
and
some of them were been hunt by those evil things
that corrupted those perverted people
which put them unto the things of wickedness
as it is written
:read:
Isaiah 47:10
For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

:ty:

godbless us all always
 

p_rehbein

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Honestly, had not heard of this one before, "Empaths" that is. Had to do a search on it. This is what I found.

An Empath
is a person who can psychically tune in to the emotional experience of a person, place or animal. In the paranormal and in some works of science fiction and fantasy, highly developed empathy is a psychic ability to sense the emotions of others and often highly aware of the health and state of mind of their loved ones, no matter how physically near or far away the individuals may be. It can be challenging for empaths to function healthily in society if they are unaware that they have this sensitivity and often opt to be alone.

from:
Empath Guide | What Is An Empath


Hmm, I really don't have an opinion on this, sorry. But from what I have read, it seems some people relate Romans, Chapter 12 to the justification of Christian Empaths. Not saying it is true, just saying.
 

Katy-follower

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:alien: be watchful my sister my brethren
becaused there are people weve known before
who has somekind of gift that you have now
and
some of them were been hunt by those evil things
that corrupted those perverted people
which put them unto the things of wickedness
as it is written
:read:
Isaiah 47:10
For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

:ty:

godbless us all always
Sorry, but there's nothing evil about seeing that the person over on the next table has hidden pain that no one else can see, and needs comforting.

Being in tune with others' emotions (in the same room) is not evil. Neither is it a paranormal or psychic ability. Some may say it is, but I disagree. Counselors are able to help others as a result.
 

BenFTW

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Sorry, but there's nothing evil about seeing that the person over on the next table has hidden pain that no one else can see, and needs comforting.

Being in tune with others' emotions (in the same room) is not evil. Neither is it a paranormal or psychic ability. Some may say it is, but I disagree. Counselors are able to help others as a result.
I think the gift of discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit, but there are counterfeits vvhere a person that isn't a born-again Christian (temple of the Holy Spirit) sees these things and "auras" and vvhat not. The counterfeit is not of God, but the enemy. It is not sourced from God. They mess vvith nevv age things and crystals. Say they've had the gift since they vvere a baby.

If they aren't a Christian, born again, and are operating in areas of the Spirit, you can be assured that their source should be in question. The glory doesn't go to God, but to self, as some innate ability. VVhere the gift of discernment is used by God through a person for the edification of others, the counterfeit gift exalts self. "I have this ability", more like some spirit does, just like palm readers and so on. Fortune tellers, all the same. A counterfeit of the reality that is found in God's Kingdom.

You as a believer operating in this gift gives credence to the idea that you have the gift of discernment, vvhich is a vvonderful tool in exhorting others and revealing things to others about themselves. Comforting and even discussing things for healing, emotionally or spiritually. As a non-believer operating in this area, that is sketchy area.
 
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Sorry, but there's nothing evil about seeing that the person over on the next table has hidden pain that no one else can see, and needs comforting.

Being in tune with others' emotions (in the same room) is not evil. Neither is it a paranormal or psychic ability. Some may say it is, but I disagree. Counselors are able to help others as a result.
:alien: oh my but the one you addressing is not here just a couple
of us because .... . . .
oh by the way sometimes it really hurts to know the truth
but as they say
relax and enjoy the show
for everything will be alright as long as your near with
our lord jesus christ the only begotten son of god
who is our savior when the time comes
because he is the way and the truth
to enter the kingdom of god who is good and doesnt lie
and also with the help of all that is holy

:ty:

godbless us all always
 
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Are there Christian Empaths/ can Empaths be Christian?
Just take what you have, trust in GOD, be prayerful and he will lead you into all truth. Nothing wrong with being an emotionally-sensitive, intuitive person. There is a gift called the word of knowledge, which I think the world would call intuition.

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 1 Corinthians 12:7-8
 
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I'm an 'empath' but I don't trust titles or movements that are associated with them. To me the name is just an easy way for me to make reference to the characteristics, without going through them all.

I can tell you whole heartedly that I don't follow any new age/occult/psychic beliefs/views of any kind. I personally believe the new agers are guilty of stealing these characteristics and claiming them to be some kind of psychic ability (which they are not) and then giving them a fancy title as well as their own personal false "spiritual" explanation as to how these characteristics came to be. I don't trust any person's explanations.

The characteristics, however, are very real. This is not a psychic gift and should have no association with the new age movement at all. It's sad the two are associated.

The ability to read a room full of people in great depth, to where you know their thoughts/emotions, does not make you a psychic, it's just that you are very in tune with a person's emotions. The downside is that you see all the negative thoughts also, and I wish I could turn it off sometimes because it affects me when I take on the emotions of others as if they are my own.

All I can say is that I am who I am because of Him, so any gifts/abilities He gives me should be looked on as a blessing.


Copy/paste from a christian site....

Empathy, or the ability to listen to, understand, and relate to the emotions of others, is a valuable gift, and there is nothing unbiblical about the idea of carrying another person’s burdens, emotional or otherwise (Galatians 6:2). In fact, God’s Spirit is described as a comforter of the suffering (2 Cor 1:3-6). But claiming the powers of an empath goes beyond proper compassion and godly sensitivity and enters the realm of the psychic.


Thank you for your answer! :)
 
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Just take what you have, trust in GOD, be prayerful and he will lead you into all truth. Nothing wrong with being an emotionally-sensitive, intuitive person. There is a gift called the word of knowledge, which I think the world would call intuition.

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 1 Corinthians 12:7-8
Thank you :)
 
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SteelToedKodiak

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Empaths as in those who are hypersensitive in empathy? That's what I associate the term empath
 

crossnote

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"Being an empath is when you are affected by other people's energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others' desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it's not just limited to emotions."

Sounds a little like auras to me right out of the text of Edgar Cayce an occultist from yesteryear,
 

kaylagrl

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I'm an 'empath' but I don't trust titles or movements that are associated with them. To me the name is just an easy way for me to make reference to the characteristics, without going through them all.

I can tell you whole heartedly that I don't follow any new age/occult/psychic beliefs/views of any kind. I personally believe the new agers are guilty of stealing these characteristics and claiming them to be some kind of psychic ability (which they are not) and then giving them a fancy title as well as their own personal false "spiritual" explanation as to how these characteristics came to be. I don't trust any person's explanations.

The characteristics, however, are very real. This is not a psychic gift and should have no association with the new age movement at all. It's sad the two are associated.

The ability to read a room full of people in great depth, to where you know their thoughts/emotions, does not make you a psychic, it's just that you are very in tune with a person's emotions. The downside is that you see all the negative thoughts also, and I wish I could turn it off sometimes because it affects me when I take on the emotions of others as if they are my own.

All I can say is that I am who I am because of Him, so any gifts/abilities He gives me should be looked on as a blessing.


Copy/paste from a christian site....

Empathy, or the ability to listen to, understand, and relate to the emotions of others, is a valuable gift, and there is nothing unbiblical about the idea of carrying another person’s burdens, emotional or otherwise (Galatians 6:2). In fact, God’s Spirit is described as a comforter of the suffering (2 Cor 1:3-6). But claiming the powers of an empath goes beyond proper compassion and godly sensitivity and enters the realm of the psychic.

Well by your definition Im an empath. lol I don't like anything that lends itself to new age belief. This is actually called "discernment" and there are people who have this and can seem to read people. As someone who was in ministry,I believe that it made me even more attuned in discernment. My family was amazed at the things I knew about people. I could often see a fake a mile away.

I know one pastor in a church we were at invited us to his house after the service. After we ate he began to talk about his church and a woman that was enamored with him. He held his wifes hand as he told of how this woman was throwing herself at him and how he was avoiding her advances. I never said a thing to my family but something in my spirit said something was wrong. Several years later my father called that church to book it again. The pastor was no longer there. He got off the phone and said "you wont believe this!" I said " the pastor left his wife and took off with his secretary". Everyone in the room looked at me. How did I know? Discernment. Its happened many times over the years. People think Im being mean or judgmental but I have yet to be proven wrong when I feel that in my spirit. As yes,I too wish I could turn it off at times.
 

kaylagrl

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I think the gift of discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit, but there are counterfeits vvhere a person that isn't a born-again Christian (temple of the Holy Spirit) sees these things and "auras" and vvhat not. The counterfeit is not of God, but the enemy. It is not sourced from God. They mess vvith nevv age things and crystals. Say they've had the gift since they vvere a baby.

If they aren't a Christian, born again, and are operating in areas of the Spirit, you can be assured that their source should be in question. The glory doesn't go to God, but to self, as some innate ability. VVhere the gift of discernment is used by God through a person for the edification of others, the counterfeit gift exalts self. "I have this ability", more like some spirit does, just like palm readers and so on. Fortune tellers, all the same. A counterfeit of the reality that is found in God's Kingdom.

You as a believer operating in this gift gives credence to the idea that you have the gift of discernment, vvhich is a vvonderful tool in exhorting others and revealing things to others about themselves. Comforting and even discussing things for healing, emotionally or spiritually. As a non-believer operating in this area, that is sketchy area.

How did I miss your post brother! Nail on the head as usual.