(Repackaged Hinduism & Buddhism)
is nothing new about the Hindu based New Age Movement! This abyss of deception is old Hinduism,
Buddhism and witchcraft repackaged for western consumption, an eastern
philosophy clothed in Christian words. As the blind lead the blind into this
seductive trap, they encounter Satan and think they are in touch with God.
Their belief in reincarnation, not resurrection, salvation
by works, false christs, and false gods separates them from Christianity.
world religions come under two categories:
Christianity has Christ as Savior from sin. (2)
All others try in vain to save themselves from their sins by some do-it-yourself
system of works: keeping ceremonial, moral and dietary laws or the golden rule.
Religion is man reaching up to God by his own goodness. Christianity is
God reaching down to us in the person of Jesus. The gospel is a down-to-earth
message of Jesus coming down to earth from heaven to die on the cross for
false way of salvation, works & reincarnation:
Jesus dealt with sin at Calvary by dying as
our substitute to pay our death penalty for our sins but in reincarnation one
tries in vain to pay for his own sins by self effort.
Reincarnation does away with morality. It is acceptable to steal because he
stole from you in a previous life. You return in millions of different lives
doing good works and cleaning up your act a little in each life until you get it
right. Jesus got it right for us the first time on the cross. Millions are
psychologically defeated by failures in imaginary past lives. We are not saved
by our good works and sacrifices but by Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary.
and bad deeds result in good and bad karma. More bad than good deeds results in
a karmic debt, like a Visa debt, to pay off. Karma refers to the law of sowing
and reaping. You sow wild oats in this life and reap in another but karmic
scales can tip in your favor through manipulation of auras and more good works.
Evil works bring bad karma and rebirth in lower life forms. This pantheistic
pagan concept brings humans down to the level of rocks and reptiles. Spirit
guides are demons.
New Age movement started in the heyday of the 1960s counter-cultural revolution
and Hindu gurus from India solidified it in 1970s. They found the western mind
in a fast food culture wanted Nirvana NOW and would not wait
millions of years. They repackaged the lie so people can attain it in short
order through money, meditation, out of body and out of mind experiences.
Altered states of consciousness and blank minds with the feel, don’t
think, philosophy are doorways for demons. Some claim abduction by UFOs.
Christians meditate in the Word of God (Joshua 1:8).
claim by chanting secret words, mantras, you lower blood pressure, reduce desire
for drugs and meet the real You. Mantras are names of the 350,000,000
Hindu gods. I could not grasp
the concept of Nirvana, a state of non-being where one is swallowed up
into ultimate reality becoming one with the universe, so I asked a guru of
said, “A river has its identity flowing through the countryside but at the end
it ceases to exist and becomes one with the ocean.” Another Hindu way of
cosmic oneness is cremation and scattering ashes. A state of non-being sounds
like a rather bleak way to spend eternity. Cults have missed eternity with God
in heaven. Hinduism ruined India and now has you in its grasp.
are no further reincarnations after escaping the hamster wheel of karma and
reaching Nirvana. In
Christian resurrection one comes back in the same body, now glorified, but in
reincarnation with transmigration of the soul one allegedly returns to live in
millions of different humans, plants, fish, animals and objects. “It is
appointed unto man once to die [not millions of times] and after that the
judgment” (Heb. 9:27).
pagan hypnosis people regress through imaginary previous lives as mind games
develop a false memory syndrome. Jesus produced enough perfect karma on the
cross to blot out all the sins of the world. Accept it by praying, Jesus, I am a
sinner. Forgive my sins as I accept you as my Savior now. Thank you God for the
gift of salvation that is not of works, Amen.
denied karma, the law of sowing and reaping, and healed a man (John 9:1-25). The
disciples asked, “Who sinned this man or his parents that he was born blind?”
answered, “Neither this man nor his parents have sinned but this is to
manifest the glory of God.”
Age says to create your own reality, truth and moral code, through yoga,
hypnotism, visualization, chanting and meditation. In this world view there is
no biblical standard for truth so there are no absolutes. Hitler created his own
reality at Auschwitz and other death camps. The ultimate reality found in
Scripture is, “You shall not kill” so each person is not a law unto
himself. The Falun Gong Chinese cult is repackaged Hinduism and Buddhism
with multiple gods, yoga, meditation and reincarnation. They claim to practice
truth, compassion and tolerance. Yoga means yoked with god but points to
false New Age gods. Tattoos can spread aids
from dirty needles. When
people say they believe in God or Christ, ask, “Which god or Jesus do you
believe in?” Buddhists have no god but follow an eight fold path to Nirvana:
Right belief, right feelings, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood,
right effort, right memory and right meditation.
Hinduism has three paths: The way of knowledge, the way of works and the
way of devotion.
New Age mania says, “God is All and in all” just like
Hinduism, Christian Science, and Unity. For years I was puzzled about that
description of God. Then suddenly the light bulb came on and I understood the
for example, is a force that is In All. Whether you are falling
off a ladder or on the moon it permeates everything. The greatest New Age god is
Brahman, the supreme Hindu god. It is not a person but a neuter
principle, a universal energy or cosmic force like gravity. To discover
our Christhood and become one with the universe we must line up powers of
darkness, Brahman energy forces, in and around us. Crystals concentrate
this energy for healing and divination which means predicting the future.
philosophy teaches that Brahman energy flows through meridians in our
bodies just as blood flows through veins. Health problems indicate an uneven
energy flow that can be redirected by acupuncture, manipulating auras, yoga,
meditation or chanting. It can also be concentrated in the body to break bricks.
In hypnotic mind games patients reach altered states of consciousness that give
a placebo reaction.
invoke seducing spirits to program aura energy fields to give higher
levels of consciousness. Buddhist, Dalai Lama, charges $350 to bring you to the
first degree of energy and $500 for the second. Psychosomatic illnesses
respond to imaginary cures. They
lost their compass, the Bible, and through mystical mind games claim to discover
their own divinity. This earth based concept has no distinction between creator
and creation for all is one, Monism. Wicca also believes they are “One with
the Divine All” and develop their latent psychic powers to harmonize with
nature. They are Satanists since Satan is the father of the whole belief system.
their “holistic health” approach, traditional medicine and surgery
are deemed unnatural and most are vegetarians. They say natural medicines from
plants enable the force to take its course. If you buy into New Age practices
and martial arts you encounter the same demonic forces called Yin, Yang and
CH’I in Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism.
Bible says: “Is any sick among you? Let
him call for church elders to pray anointing with oil in the name of the Lord.
The prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up. If he
committed sins they shall be forgiven” (James 5:14,15). Since man sinned in
Eden, weeds still grow in gardens and the death rate is one per person. In the new world order after Jesus’ second coming there will
be no more tears, pain, sorrow or death (Revelation 21). Non Christians
are dead in sins (1 Tim. 5:6). A dead person’s greatest need is life. “He
that has Jesus has life and he that does not have Jesus does not have life” (1
Atonement means we are reconciled to God by the death
of Christ. New Age redefined and pronounce it at-won-ment meaning
we are one with God, we are God. To find out for sure if
a man is a God or not, ask his wife.
Age does not follow one leader or school of thought but is a loosely knit
network with various views. Shirley MacLaine raised her hands on Malibu Beach in
California and said, “I Am God.” They say the New Age of Aquarius
started in 1987 and soon famine, wars and environmental destruction will end
with advent of a New Age Utopia.
God created the original Utopia and needs no help for the future one spoken of
in Revelation 21.
do not practice animal or human sacrifice like Satanists but speak of Gaia,
mother earth, and their Green Party is environmentally friendly. New Age
includes human potential movements such as The Forum, Lifespring and Scientology
with its greed and reincarnation. Tony Robbins, motivational speaker,
walks on hot coals to overcome phobias, a
practice forbidden by God
(Deut. 18:10-12). They hold seminars to increase productivity in
work places. Humans have unlimited potential for evil.
True self realization
is realizing you are a sinner. Never mind Rock & Roll; get Jesus in your
soul. You can save the dollar
but it can’t save you. Jesus saves from sin (Matthew 1:21).
The Bible warns of counterfeit Christs (2 Cor.
11:4). The Mormon false Christ is the brother of Satan. JWs’ Christ is Michael
the Archangel. Ken Copeland’s Christ
took Satan’s nature at Calvary and was born again in hell. New Ager’s
counterfeit Christ is an “Avatar,” a spiritual teacher appointed to a
given era. The real Christian Jesus is the God-man, in the form of God and man
(Phil. 2:6,7). He is 100% man and 100% God for a total of 200%. Anything less is
just a prophet or Michael. Jesus is the only way to heaven not one of many
equally good ways with Buddha or by recognizing your own divinity which means
you are god.
Age and New Thought say no outside God is needed for divinity is
within and Jesus had 30 reincarnations to reach Christhood. In contrast, the
Bible says he was Christ at birth (Luke 2:11,26). They say, “While Jesus was
an historical figure, the Christ that propelled and inspired him was a divine
energy that may be harnessed by anyone.”1
take the name, Jesus Christ and twist it like a pretzel. To them, Jesus
is the man and Christ is the Christ consciousness within us. Their
focus is within not on
Calvary where Jesus died for our sins.
In this occultic mumbo-jumbo
there is no personal Christ as Savior just an impersonal force like
gravity. Christian Science and many splinter groups in New Age are known as Mind
Science cults because they believe sin, sickness, pain, physical bodies and
death are illusions of the mind. They claim people are healed by convincing them
they are not sick. Many in this suicidal head game refused medication and died.
In witchcraft, mediums pretend to conjure up
spirits of the dead to give messages to living relatives. Some New Agers have a
different twist in channeling claiming to conjure up unrelated spirits with
messages from ascended masters: Saint Germain, Mary, Confucius,
Buddha and others. These are part of the Great White Brotherhood,
a Fraternal Order of superhuman beings who after many reincarnations realized
they are gods. Witchcraft, trying
to contact the dead, is an abomination (Deut. chapters 13 & 18). New Ager,
Elizabeth Claire Prophet of The Church Universal and Triumphant, built
bomb shelters in Montana. Marianne Williamson promotes The Course in Miracles
and believes in communicating with the dead. Swedenborg also rejected the
man has ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven even the Son of
man which is in heaven” (John 3:13). Here we see Jesus is the only ascended Master and all others
descended into hell unless they knew Christ as Savior. You will be taken up to
heaven if you are taken up with Jesus on earth.
Agers traffic in demons with tarot cards, ouija boards, seances, hypnotism,
meditation with blank minds, crystals, zodiacs, conspiracy theories, astral
projection, channeling, yoga etc. These tools are doorways to contact
Satan just as Christians use the Bible and prayer to contact God. People become
possessed, depressed and oppressed by the devil. Harry Potter books
refer to the Wiccan witchcraft website and characters get drunk, curse,
lie, steal and cheat.
Cayce taught reincarnation and channeled healing information while in a trance.
Did anyone in the Bible do that? He believed in Atlantis and said Jesus is the
incarnation of the world’s soul. Nostradamus, 16th
French astrologer, used trances and horoscopes to predict Hister (Hitler) would
win the second world war. He was a forerunner of tabloid prophets, Jean Dixon,
and others. Christians have a more sure word of prophecy, the Bible, which is
history written in advance.
Schuller teaches the cult of self-esteem and said Jesus lost his
on the cross. “Esteem others better than yourself” (Phil. 2:3). True
self-esteem is based on whose we are not who we are. Jesus bought
us with a price. Schuller says, “Jesus never called man a sinner so why should
I?” Jesus spoke to men about to stone a woman for adultery. He said, “He
that is without sin among you let him first cast a stone at her” (John 8:7). A
person can positive think himself into hell if he does not realize he is
a sinner in need of the Savior.
Fillmore (1854-1948), founder of Unity, claims he extracted the
best from many religions including reincarnation from Hinduism. In this belief
system one saves himself by works so there is no need for a Savior. Mostly New
Agers camp at their headquarters in Kansas City. Like Hinduism they say Christ
is not a person but a principle.
Holmes (1887-1960) founded Religious
Science. It has no personal God and humans eventually become Christ by
realizing their oneness with the divine principle. They teach that humans are
basically good so there is no need for salvation.
Agers repackaged astrology and speak of “the
gospel in the stars.” Stars are a general revelation of God’s glory but the
gospel of salvation is seen only in Scripture.
God used a star to direct people to Jesus at his birth. Wise men still seek him.
You cannot have creation without a creator and design in creation directs us to
the designer. Monism, like pantheism is a pagan belief that creator and creation
are all one and all is God. The King of Babylon found the prophet Daniel ten
times wiser predicting the future than all astrologers, magicians,
sorcerers and soothsayers in the country (Daniel, chapters 1 & 2).
God, I have lost my way in the fray but now return to Jesus, the Shepherd of the
sheep. Forgive my sins as I receive you as my Savior now, Amen.
1. Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions & the Occult. G.A. Mather & L.A. Nichols, 205.
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