BEWARE of the New Age Movement!


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The New Age Movement began to take shape in United States in the 1970s. The teachings of this movement are basically the teachings of Hinduism repackaged for an American audience. Here are just some of the reasons why I am not a NOT a part of the New Age Movement (NAM).


1. Their UnBiblical View of God.

The NAM teaches both Monism and Pantheism. Monism is the belief that God is a source of divine energy which permeates the universe. Pantheism is the belief that God is all and all is God. Pantheists will often speak of “mother earth” or “mother nature” because they believe the earth and universe are part of God.

What does the Bible say?

Scripture teaches that God is a personal being which is above, beyond, and separate from His creation.

Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Scripture refers to God with personal pronouns such as “I” and “he”. This means that God is a personal being rather than an impersonal energy force or divine mind. Notice that the last verse says that God created the heaven and the earth, not that God was the heaven and the earth. As I stated earlier, the God of the Bible is above, beyond, and separate from His creation.


2. Their UnBiblical View of Christ.

The NAM teaches that Jesus was indeed an historical figure, but that “Christ” was simply a higher level of consciousness which Jesus ascended to by taping in the divine energy. They teach that this same potential lies within everyone, and that anyone can achieve Christ consciousness just as Jesus did.

What does the Bible say?

The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ is unique. Being both Divine (God) and man, He is the ONLY begotten son of God.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

The word “Christ” means “anointed one” and refers to Jesus being the Messiah/Christ who was promised in the Old Testament.

Psalms 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

The passage in Acts is restating God’s promise from Psalm 2. Jesus is the fulfillment of this anointed one. He is the Messiah, the one and only Christ.

John 4:25-26 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

The NAM also teaches that there will be a future coming world leader/avatar/Christ who will herald and usher in the dawning of a New Age. Scripture warns about this deception and tells us not to believe it (Matt. 24:24, etc.).


3. Their UnBiblical View that All Religions Lead to God.

The NAM teaches that all of the worlds religions are just different paths which lead to God and that a person can get to God through any of them.

What does the Bible say?

The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the only way to God in salvation.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

The Bible tells us that all other "paths" created by men only lead to death and destruction.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.


4. Their UnBiblical View Regarding Death and Beyond.

The NAM teaches reincarnation, that people live their lives over and over again.

What does the Bible say?

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Scripture says that people only die once, and after they die they will be judged. This makes reincarnation impossible. The Bible teaches us that when a person dies that is the end. At death people either go to heaven if they are saved or hell if they are not.

For unbelievers...

Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Luke 16:23-24 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments ... And he cried and said ... I am tormented in this flame...

For believers ...

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.


5. Their UnBiblical View of Sin and Salvation.

The NAM does not speak of sin or salvation in the sense in which scripture does. When they speak of sin at all, it is in the sense of missing out on one’s potential. I guess that would make salvation reaching one’s potential.

What does the Bible say?

Scripture teaches that all have sinned against a Holy God and that the just punishment for this sin is separation from God for all eternity in a place the Bible calls the lake of fire.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The Bible teaches that people must repent of their sins and place their faith/trust in Jesus Christ’s one-time sacrifice upon the cross for sins.

Acts 17:30 ... God ... now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

The call to believe on Jesus Christ for salvation is not only a call to believe on Him as savior but also a call to surrender to Him as Lord. Jesus is both savior and Lord. Those who will not surrender to Him as Lord cannot have His as savior either.

Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

A person is not saved by surrendering to Christ as Lord, but by faith. But those who truly believe Jesus is Lord will also surrender to Him as Lord. It is a fruit of true saving faith.