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The Deceit Of New Age Spirituality
If you type the word "Healing" into a web browser, you will see many references to books and articles on the subject. But don't be fooled. Most of them are counterfeits of divine (ie Christian) healing - the product of New Age spirituality, which is a blend of eastern mysticism and old-fashioned occultism.
The Occult Roots Of New Age Spirituality
New Age spirituality is based on the occult writings of founders like Helen Blavatsky and her followers, whose aim was to reinstate old-fashioned occult beliefs in the guise of a new, One World Religious Order.
Central to these beliefs are the following ideas -
• ALL IS ONE (Monism) All life and living things are infused with a universal, spiritual force
• ALL IS GOD (Pantheism) We are all gods. We just need to tap into the god within us through practising various spiritual exercises (eg yoga) to attain altered states of consciousness
• ALL IS WELL (Atheism) There is no God. No good and evil. No such things as sin, judgement or heaven and hell. All of us will go to 'The Omega Point' - The Point of Light - the place of eternal joy and perfect peace, they say.
The different religions are just different roads to the same destination, they claim. What we need is a One World Religion, based on a new gospel.
The Call To Preach A New Gospel: "We Are All One"
The quotation below comes from one of the gurus of the New Age movement, Neale Donald Walsch, in a collection of articles written in response to the attacks on the World Trade Centre, New York, on the 11th September 2001.
"We must change ourselves. We must change the beliefs upon which our behaviors are based. We must create a different reality, build a new society…. We must do so with new spiritual truths. We must preach a new gospel, its healing message summarized in two sentences: We are all one. Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way. This 15-word message, delivered from every lectern and pulpit, from every rostrum and platform, could change everything overnight. I challenge every priest, every minister, every rabbi and religious cleric to preach this." ~ from Neale Donald Walsch WHAT IS THE PROPER RESPONSE TO HATRED & VIOLENCE? in Beliefnet Editors, From the Ashes: A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America (USA: Rodale Inc., 2001), p. 21
The Exclusivity Of Christ
There is just one problem with this. Jesus said: "I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life. No one comes to God the Father except through (faith in) Me." JOHN 14:6
For more on this click JESUS THE ONLY WAY.