Recognizing New Age Deception
New Age: An ecclectic set of beliefs including metaphysics, eastern philosophies and pagan practices. New Age spirituality is very broad and fluid as it includes practices and beliefs from an endless source of unbiblical and anti-Christian systems.
With the help of modern technology and a more modernized packaging witchcraft and new age practices have become more appealing to the masses and more marketable. Television and radio have given mediums, psychics, and others a large platform with a diverse audience. Television networks show lineups targeting both children and adults are filled with shows about witches, warlocks, psychics, mediums, young witches and are very entertaining. The purpose of these shows is to cause many to become desensitized and to believe its no big deal and nothing wrong with these practices.Today much of the stigma and negativity surrounding new age practices and witchcraft has been successfully removed. This has resulted in caution being thrown to the wind in and out of the church. People across the globe are buying into " new age spirituality" and abandoning salvation and the gospel of the Kingdom, or in many cases people try to merge new age practices with a Christian faith.
Unfortunately within the Christian community there are influential people with large followings that are preaching a "mixed" message. They are mixing the word of God with new age elements. One that is popular is the law of attraction this a concept that is rooted in new age teaching and philosophies. The bible never tells us about laws of attraction but it does say that the just shall live by faith (Hebrews 10:38, Galatians 3:11, and Romans 1:17). Although many things sound good its important to know if it can be found in the word and if it lines up with the written word of God.There are a plethora of things that are causing believers to be deceived. Believers have begun praying to the universe instead of the God who created the universe. This ties into new age beliefs such as pantheism believing that God and the universe are one and the same. For many their language, appetites, and belief systems are being infiltrated and greatly influenced by new age and they are not even aware. Listed below are a few ways that is allowing new age practices to creep into the church.
1. A lack of strong biblical teaching and study is one way that is allowing new age elements to be intermixed in the Christian church. Many churches do not take the time to address what the Word says against these demonic practices. Many believers also fall prey to these things because of ignorance and not taking the time to read the Word of God for themselves. Some people simply do not know but ignorance will not save you from consequences. In other words just becau