Thursday, February 10, 2011
Take the Test: ARE YOU A NEW AGER?
by Mike Oppenheimer of
Let Us Reason Ministries
This may seem like an inconsequential question, even a silly question to ask, but many people may not know how involved they are in the New Age movement that has permeated our society.
In other words, do you believe or practice what is taught in the new age movement without knowing it?
Here are some questions to ask yourself…
Do you believe God is a force–that God is all things (pantheism) or that God is in all things (panentheism)?
Do you believe in karma and reincarnation as Hindus or Buddhists do?
Do you believe life is not real but just an illusion and the real world is unseen?
Do you believe that all religions and spiritual paths lead to the same place and are acceptable to God (universalism)?
Do you deny a moral standard for all people that is understood by our conscience or the law given to Moses?
Do you believe that all holy books are given by God at different times?
Do you believe that all religions and spiritual beliefs are based on or point to the same God who is known by different names?
Do you think Jesus was an enlightened master like many others? That he discovered God by realization of what is inside Him?
Do you believe we can leave our bodies and visit other realms through psych spiritual techniques or dreams?
Do you believe we can come in touch with God through Yoga or mantra meditation?
Do you believe that man can pass onto you by touch, a spirit, or gift?
Do you believe that ghosts are people that once lived and are trying to communicate with us?
Do you believe space aliens are visiting to give us knowledge for the advancement of human kind?
Do you believe that spirit beings from other dimensions are desiring to channel to us information?
If you believe any of these, you are involved to some degree willingly or unwillingly with the New Age.
If you believe any of these as a Christian, then you are accepting beliefs and practices that go against the faith that is to be focused on Jesus Christ