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New Age Movement

When we look at the New Age movement a Bible passage from Ecclesiastes 1:9 comes to mind where Solomon says, "There is nothing new under the sun." This was never so true as it is with the New Age Movement. The truth is there is really nothing new here that wasn't attempted to be passed on by the pagan and Gnostic teacher for thousands of years with a new glossy look added to cover what was taught before and answered in the past as heresy over and over again. The New Age movement is strongly linked with Hinduism, which was introduced into western culture in the 1960s with growing interest in Eastern gurus, transcendental meditation and many other eastern philosophies. Many popular music groups of the 60's fell for these teaching, and in turn their fans followed along blindly.


Who Goes There?
A Critical Investigation Into
The Claims Of Channeling

One of most dangerous phenomena is know as channeling. The video above is very telling of what is going on when people listen to a spirit they have no way of knowing for sure who it is. When we look at the New Age movement a Bible passage from Ecclesiastes 1:9 comes to mind where Solomon says, "There is nothing new under the sun." This was never so true as it is with the New Age Movement. The truth is there is really nothing new here that wasn't attempted to be passed on by the pagan and Gnostic teacher for thousands of years with a new glossy look added to cover what was taught before and answered in the past as heresy over and over again. The New Age is strongly linked with Hinduism, which was introduced into western culture in the 1960s with growing interest in Eastern gurus, transcendental meditation and many other eastern philosophies. Many popular music groups of the 60's fell for these teaching, and in turn their fans followed along blindly.

The Christian church has been dealing with these false teaching almost from it's beginnings with the Christian heresy of Gnosticism. However in the last 30 years or more there has been a growing interest in the early Gnostic teachings with radical theologians and this has begun to trickle down into the main line churches slowly over the years. These Hindu and Gnostic teaching have been presented to the church for decades, each time in a new and more refined presentation and are today being accepted into many mainline Christian churches where they would have been unmasked has heresy and their teachers run our of town on a rail, just a few short decades ago. 

These Hindu and Gnostic teaching started getting a foothold in liberal denominations that are so open to any teachings they are not even considered Christian denominations by many today. Groups like, Unitarian Universalist, Universal Life Church, and others are on the far side doctrinally from the Christian church and actually have no creed and are open to all beliefs. But these New Age teachings are now entering into main line "Christian" denominations and you find New Age terms and practices growing more common and being accepted in these churches like contemplative prayer, reincarnation, imaging, Reiki Therapy, channeling, and more. New Age teachings like "A Course in Miracles" and "A New Earth" are one that are gaining momentum due to their being  reintroduced by Oprah Winfrey along with other New Age lies.

One of the New Age Movements first celebrity proponents was Shirley MacLaine who in her book "Out On A limb and the 1987 5 hour ABC mini-series, shared with the world her introduction to New Age thought and teachings. But though  Shirley MacLaine standing on a beach and screaming out, "I Am God!" was thought of as just another Hollywood star and their weird fads, has come full circle today where we have "Christian" television ministers with 10's of thousands of followers saying that "we are little gods." Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Hagen and countless others are preaching these new age lies as being Bible truth. There are thousands of other lesser known pastors teaching the same lies to their congregations around the world.  Yes, the new age movement is alive and well and has it's foot in the door and pulpits of "Christian" churches across the country.

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