What is New Age? “New Age is a compilation of metaphysical, Eastern-influenced thought systems. These thought systems unite theology, nature, and philosophy… The phrase ‘New Age’ refers to the ‘Aquarian Age’… This Age is expected to bring in peace and enlightenment, as well as reunite humans with ‘god.’ New Age doctrine says that humans are currently estranged from god due to a lack of insight concerning god’s real nature and reality. In New Age understanding, mankind is central. Humans are considered to be divine, as co-creators, and as the ultimate hope for the future of the world. Although New Age is generally tolerant of almost any world religion or philosophy, it is opposed to the “narrow-mindedness” of Christianity that teaches Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal salvation… (It) is a religious system with two main doctrines: Evolutionary Godhood and Global Unity.
The principles of evolution are constantly moving mankind toward god-consciousness, where man and reality connect in unified enlightenment. The “fittest” already understand this reality, while the “unfit” (such as Christians and other proponents of dogmatic worldviews) act as a hindrance to evolutionary forces.”
Evolutionary Godhood means that mankind will soon see itself as god. This is often referred to as the “Christ principle” or “Christ consciousness.” New Age teaches that we are basically good and inherently divine, and ultimately, we can create our own reality.
Read the full article at: https://www.allaboutspirituality.org/new-age.htm
New Age springs from the Eastern religions like Hinduism. Yoga is one way to ‘get in touch with your spiritual god-self.’ Activating chakras is another (kundalini spirit). I will talk more about the kundalini spirit in a later post because it is very prevalent in the Church, a false holy spirit.
Glenn Cunningham, a missionary to India, told us that the Hindus have a plan to spread Hinduism throughout the world, including taking over the Christian church. The first response to that is, “Ha! Can’t happen! No Christian would accept Hinduism.” And yet, it is happening, right in front of us. One Hindu method is to infiltrate the Church using yoga. You can look around and see how widespread yoga and its related meditation are in our culture, including “Christian” yoga in churches.
“What exactly is the New Age? Impossible to narrow down, the New Age is actually a vast smorgasbord of beliefs and practices. Each New Ager fills his tray with whatever assortment fits his appetite. All is liberally seasoned with self-centeredness. It’s really a Have-It-Your-Way religion – thus its modern appeal.
The typical New Ager believes:
- · God is in everything (pantheism)
- · All things are one (monism)
- · Man is God
- · Mind creates reality
- · One’s own experience validates the truth
New Agers do not believe in evil. Therefore, they do not accept man’s problem as separation by sin from God. Instead, they believe that each of us has forgotten his or her own divinity.
While these practices may seem too far out to pose much of a threat to those abiding in the truth, Christians need to be on guard. In the past twenty years, New Age influence has been steadily creeping into our culture in schools, corporations, and doctors’ offices. Since Star Wars, movies have become dominated by New Age spirituality. Reincarnation, karma, the cosmic consciousness – all these once obscure ideas have become commonplace.”
Read the complete article at: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/what-is-new-age-religion-and-why-cant-christians-get-on-board-11573681.html