Category: New Age

Steven Bancarz: God’s Sovereignty, Hope During Coronavirus, Pandemics

Today’s special guest is former New Ager, Steven Bancarz, founder of the apologetics website, Reasons for Jesus. We discuss God’s sovereignty and the truth of His Word in the midst of COVID 19. How should we understand pandemics as Christians? Where does God stand in relationship to disease, disasters, or other natural evils? And what has God promised us that can help assure our hearts during this time? By understanding the sovereignty of God and promises of eternal life, we can prepare ourselves emotionally for any pandemic that comes our way, COVID-19 included.

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Don Veinot: Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret

The Enneagram has captured the imagination of and been embraced by of a growing number of evangelicals. It was first introduced into the church by disciples of Roman Catholic priest, mystic and “contemplative,” Father Richard Rohr. It is claimed that the Enneagram is ancient, was used by many cultures, and is not only from God but is “the face of God.” The Enneagram is a spiritual tool, but is it a spiritual tool which brings about better understanding of one’s self and the God of Scripture? That is the question we discuss on today’s podcast with Don Veinot of Midwest Christian Outreach.

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Steven Bancarz: New Age Influence in Christian Churches

All across North America, Christian churches have unknowingly encouraged occult beliefs and practices far removed from what the Bible teaches. This unfortunate reality is intrinsically linked to the popularity increase of New Age spirituality in the twenty-first century, and we’ve been so influenced by its integration into our society that we have become blind to recognizing, and preventing, the effects of this mainstream, pop-culture heresy, even within the walls of God’s house.

Today’s guest is former New Ager, Steven Bancarz, founder of the apologetics website, Reasons for Jesus, and co-author of the best-selling book The Second Coming of the New Age.

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Carl Teichrib: So Many Gods, so Much Deception

So many gods, so little time. There are well over 1.5 million Wiccans (over 3 million pagans, total) in the U.S. and these numbers are growing. Some are deceivers while many others are simply deceived, just looking for some kind of spirituality to practice. The increase of young people identifying themselves as neo-pagans and Wiccans is due in part to the media’s glorification of the supernatural, occult themes in Hollywood, and disillusionment with organized religion.

From national monuments to pagan deities and statues across North America, ancient gods and goddesses are all around us. Deception, idolatry, the occult, earth worship, satanism, and witchcraft have become common and to a great degree, accepted in our society. The question we should, however, ask is to what extent has it seeped into our churches? 

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Robia Scott: Overcoming ‘Counterfeit Comforts’ With The Holy Spirit

Becoming a Christian doesn’t take away the seduction and temptation of the world and the bad habits from our past. And just breezing in and out of church every Sunday does not magically transform us. It takes the power of God to transform us by renewing our minds and it takes much effort on our part. Plus, for those who have enjoyed fame and fortune, the lies of the enemy must also be overcome.

Today’s guest writes: “Once I became a Christian, wasn’t all the bad stuff supposed to go away or at least start getting better? Some of my darkest days occurred after I became a Christian.” The spiritual battle is very real, and it’s ongoing. We must be in God’s Word in order to be aware of and overcome the world’s ‘counterfeit comforts.’

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Carl Teichrib: Paganism Gone Mainstream? PantheaCon Report

Has Paganism gone mainstream? There are over 3 million professing pagans in the U.S. Have you heard about the Covenant of the Goddess? What is Poly-pantheism? The Church of All Worlds, Ego-Magical activism? Exploring past lives?

Today’s guest, Carl Teichrib, just returned from the 26th annual PantheaCon in San Jose, CA, the world’s largest conference gathering of Wiccans, Witches, Druids, and other practitioners of the New Age, neo-Pagan community in the world.

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Jill Martin Rische: Kingdoms, Cults & Demons – Oh My!

Cults, deceptions, satanism, and the supernatural. Where do we start? How about in the Christian church? We are warned to come out from among them and be separate. Most of us would admit that the increasing spiritual darkness today goes hand in hand with the landslide of immorality and rebellion against God. Interest in demons, the occult, witchcraft, and the paranormal have never been so high.

We expect these things to be popular in a pagan society and among those who don’t know God. But what we are seeing more and more is the church opening up its door to one or more of these deceptions. This goes beyond false teachings although sound doctrine is of utmost importance to Christians. We’re talking about the demonic realm; about spiritual warfare. 

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Who Wants to be God?

The race is on, just as the Bible foretold.  Various individuals, groups and organizations are speeding ahead trying to convince people that the God of the Bible either doesn’t truly exist, or that He would want us to come together and connect the “Christ consciousness” in each of us so that human beings can create utopia on earth. Today we take a closer look at the “oneness” movement, the age of re-enchantment, earth worship, and the openness to practically anything except biblical Christianity.

Carl Teichrib, who has studied the New Age and the various movements and organizations promoting spiritual unity and “oneness” joins Mike and David to discuss ecumenism, the World Council of Churches, Catholicism and Islam, the UN, Burning Man, and the World Parlament of Religions. Carl also provides insights from his extensive research contained in his latest book Game of Gods: The Temple of Man in the Age of Re-Enchantment.

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Spiritual Disorientation in the Church?

It is quite enough that the Christian Church faces a world increasingly confusing and hostile toward God and His Word.  That is a significant enough battle for a church that is focused and standing on the Word of God.  But when the church becomes confused about what is right and wrong according to God this battle becomes all the more difficult. Mike and David look at some news stories that show rampant confusion infiltrating some churches including one liberal church adding a “Psychic” to its staff and another teaching that God’s gender is “neutral”, and a pastor at a Christian College commencement praying and asking God to come against fossil fuels and “straight white men”.

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Seeking Signs, Wonders and Miracles

In Matthew 12:38, the scribes and Pharisees asked Jesus for “another sign” not long after he had healed the sick and a demon-possessed man who was also blind. Jesus responded:”An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign but none will be given except the sign of the prophet Jonah”That “sign” was when Jesus would rise from the grave to prove His deity and God’s power over sin and death.Many Christians and churches today are continually seeking more signs and wonders.  Let’s be clear: some are sincere believers in Christ, but their continual need for additional signs and miracles testifies to the weakness of their faith in the completed work of Jesus on the cross.  We look at a critique from The Gospel Coalition regarding Bethel Church in Redding, California and its leaders Bill and and Beni Johnson, and we discuss the pitfalls of this charismatic movement.In our first segment we visit with author David Richardson to discuss content in his book Transparent – about how our deeply held assumptions can deceive us and hinder us in our walk with God.

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The Allure and Danger of Freemasonry

Everyone wants to feel like they belong to something special, connecting with other people in some meaningful way.  Christians find it Christian fellowship; the world finds it in social media or sports.  Some are seduced by “secret societies” or Gnosticism, thinking they can acquire hidden knowledge and understanding for the select few.This morning we take a peak behind the veil of perhaps the greatest “secret society” in the world:  Freemasonry.  It is a movement shrouded in secrecy and mystery and many believe it is a portal to worshiping a false god or even Satan himself.Carl Teichrib, author of “Game of Gods” discussing the coming one world religion, joins us this morning to take a closer look at Freemasonry.  Can you be a true Christian and a Freemason at the same time?  Was our nation founded by Masons and do they still influence policy and direction today? And what is the goal and purpose of this most secret of societies?

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Redefining God: Paganism and Progressive Christianity

There is only one true God, but that has never stopped people from trying to redefine Him or find other gods to worship.  Today, humanity seems bent on identifying a god that will suit their passions and beliefs rather than surrendering to the living God who created us and sustains us. He sent His Son to save us from our sin and the eternal damnation we deserve. We begin today tackling the contradictions and unbiblical worldviews of progressive Christians – in their own words. They say there are many ways to God and “to experience the sacredness and oneness of life.” In reality, the world is not searching for the God of truth because they really want to justify their self worship and life enhancement. And there’s a very fine line between progressivism and paganism. Carl Teichrib is an author and researcher who has studied the New Age Movement as well as the coming one world religion and government the Bible warns about.  He joins us to discuss his latest book “Game of Gods: The Temple of Man in the Age of Enchantment.”

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Chris Quintana: Reopening Churches Amidst Virus Fears, Misinformation

Pastor Chris Quintana and David Fiorazo discuss: Church leaders and pastors’ general response to opening up of churches. (Is on-line “worship” a poor substitute for church gatherings, in-person ministry?) Media’s mishandling of COVID 19 reporting and how the Left wants to keep things shut down indefinitely (or at least until November). Christians struggling with fear and conforming to the world; are we losing our influence? A comparison of Chinese Coronavirus and the Hong Kong Flu; and Chris’s recent interview with Doreen Virtue about Contemplative Prayer

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Exposing Media Malpractice: the War on Truth

An honest evaluation and pursuit of the truth is absolutely necessary in the Christian life. But in America (and the agenda-driven media in particular), the roots of deception go deep. Absolutes are questioned, history is either forgotten or rewritten, media has lost all credibility, and good people have fallen for lies, broken promises, and identity politics.

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Israel Wayne: Raising Godly Children – Against All Odds

Today, we discuss the importance of educating Christian children at home. Our guest is author, homeshooling expert, and editor of ChristianWorldview.net, Israel Wayne. He and his wife, Brook are raising ten godly kids!

We discuss technology, peer pressure, why some children leave the faith, gospel-centered parenting, the impact of culture and the LGBT movement, and the sobering statistics regarding ‘hours of influence’ in children’s lives.

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