New Age

New AgeThere is nothing new about New Age worship,  a consistent movement since the fall of mankind. It gained great strength with the Modernism movement of the 19th and 20th centuries through the advancement of psychologists like Freud and Jung. At the start of the 20th century, it was energized by the teachings of Alice Bailey. Many of Bailey’s followers were early idealists who spearheaded the birth of the United Nations. Much of Bailey’s new age teachings remain a foundation for UN spiritual beliefs including humanism and earth worship.

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Many in the New Age movement like Oprah Winfrey and Ruth Haley Barton will use terms like “the christ” or “Christ consciousness” to refer to the messiah of peace. But often what they teach is that WE ARE COLLECTIVELY THE CHRIST. United mankind is in essence our own savior. An excellent resource you’ll want to bookmark and visit is Christian Answers for the New Age.  

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How are Christians bringing New Age mysticism in the Church? One way is through the distorting of terms like “Spiritual Formation” and  Contemplative Prayer.

The Bible is clear that the believer is being transformed into the image of Jesus Christ by the grace and conviction of the Holy Spirit.  But some these days teach that man can be the cause for this “spiritual transformation”.  God is the sole cause of spiritual transformation in the believer and the Bible teaches that it is the Holy Spirit testifying to the Word of God that transforms the believer.

The words “contemplative prayer” are not in the Bible.  The word “contemplate” is defined as “to think deeply or carefully”.  The Bible does teach us to think deeply and meditate on the Word of God.  But some of those promoting “Contemplative Prayer” teach almost the opposite:  That we “contemplate” by emptying our minds or reciting mantras.

It is crucial that we clearly define the words we use when talking about subjects like “Spiritual Formation” or “Contemplative Prayer”.  There are Biblical and unbiblical ways to pursue these issues.  Knowing and understanding what the Bible teaches on these issues is critical to avoid being seduced into New Age movements and thoughts.

View the links below and do your own research, taking everything back to the eternal truth of the Word of God so that we can properly discern all issues.