The New Age movement has made inroads into our culture by redefining
words and concepts that we already know to introduce concepts we do not know. This has
been an ongoing change in our education and society for many years.
‘“In Learning for Tomorrow: The Role of the Future in Education,
Wendell Bell makes it clear that the “demise of superstition and cultural `absolutes’
“ is necessary in order to “unshackle humankind” for the new world of the future.
To create the new world citizen it is necessary to remove all “prejudice”
against the beliefs which other people may hold’” (cited from Global Peace and the
rise of Antichrist p.95, Dave Hunt).
“Change your whole way of thinking, because the new order of
the spirit is confronting and challenging you” (Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for
Humanity, at the 1996 UN Conference in Istanbul)
“Words will mean little now. We use them but as guides on which we
do not now depend. For now we seek direct experience of truth alone” (Jesus,’ A
Course in Miracles Workbook, p. 398)
The popular Neal Donald Walsch’s book “Conversations
With God,” which has sold over 3 million copies states “Listen to your feelings.
Listen to your Highest Thoughts. Listen to your experience. Whenever any one of these
differ from what you’ve been told by your teachers, or read in your books, forget the
words. Words are the least reliable purveyor of Truth.” (Neal Donald Walsch’s
“God,” Conversations With God Book 1, p. 8)
The New Age wants to have all things
incorporated in its wholistic approach to life. The winds are blowing with new ways of thinking,
(or not thinking to be exact).
Rom. 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect
will of God.” This transforming of our mind that was of the fallen nature is renewed by
the word of God and the power of the Spirit. This changes us daily into the image of His
Son. 2 Cor. 3:18 “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of
the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the
Spirit of the Lord.”
However there is another transformation of thinking influencing the
world, this re-transformation of thinking is done by what is known as The Hegelian
Dialectic or “Consensus Process.” This is a 200 year-old, three-step process of
“thesis, antithesis and synthesis”, developed in the late 1700’s by a German named
George William Friedreich Hegel that results in what we now know as “group-think.” The
Hegelian Dialectic is a Philosophy of man (Col.2:8). It is a system called “Praxis”
that Socialists have used for centuries to seduce, seize and control mass populations
without warfare. It is also in full operation here in the United States under such names
as: “Outcome Based Education,” “Goals 2000,” “Sustainable Development,”
“School To Work,”, “DARE,” “Church Growth,” “Total Quality Management,”
“Multi-level Marketing” and many more. It’s all about embracing “tolerance,
diversity and unity” for The New World Order. To put it in layman’s terms, it’s
brainwashing. A notable 20th century adherent of the Hegelian Dialectic was
Adolph Hitler. Adolph Hitler embraced the Hegelian Dialectic as his primary manipulation
technique of the masses to build his 3rd Reich.
This is the vehicle by which people
are influenced to change their currently held belief systems in order to come to consensus
-The means is tolerance, the main objective today is unanimity - unity, that will bring
the result of peace and harmony. Lets look at some of the ways this has been used.
solution of do not judge
If Eve exercised her judgment by standing on the truth she received,
the temptation would have been over. (Regardless, God knew this would take place and had a
plan). Satan was right, both Adam and Eve did learn the knowledge of good and evil, by
experience. God did not want them to learn this knowledge in this manner.
How this is implemented is much like cultism. We have often heard the
statement that the cults have the people leave their brains at the door. In other words
their cognitive, critical thinking is removed. We see the same concept creeping into the
church when judgment is removed. What we find
is the same language and concepts used by the New Age Movement inside the church.
“How to” of praxis
There is no such thing as Messianic muslim as there are Messianic Jews.
There is no such thing as Messianic muslim as there are Messianic Jews.
Ted Haggard (an apostle under C. P. Wagner’s leadership) pastor of New
Life Church and now the president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) along
with Fred Markert, executive director of Youth With a Mission intend on reaching the
Muslims without the gospel, but by showing their good works. Haggard states,
“The primary goal is not to win new Christian converts but to “serve the
Islamic people.” “We believe it is the role of Christians to befriend people in the
Islamic community to ensure their peace and safety, Haggard said he wants people to
“become aware of the Islamic community and locate their needs.” That includes leaving
them alone if that’s what they want, he said.’”
“Markert said the goal is to give people a choice of religions, not force
Christianity on them. He said missionaries would provide blankets, food and other
short-term relief as well as help with long-term projects such as installing clean water
systems” (Quotes from The Gazette -Pastors issue call for missionaries to Islam
We only have to look no further than the book of Acts and the
epistles to see this was not the way the apostles succeeded with God given grace in their
missionary work (Mark 6:11). Forcing the gospel on anyone is not even an option, we
don’t do that; but we MUST tell them that if they are to find their roots with Abraham,
(as they claim), that this Jesus is whom Abraham, Moses and the prophets spoke of. And
explain to them who Jesus is and what is required of us to be in relationship to God.
What would be the difference to these people if we do what anyone
else can do to help? People of any religion can do this, Humanists can give them blankets
and food, Atheists can do this. So why would they be attracted to Christianity instead
because of this?
Today wanting to be friends and do good to people is priority.
Although there is nothing wrong with this in itself, we should be friendly and help; this
is not how the apostles approached the Gentiles. We are now being asked to have a more
reasonable approach to do things; a more culturally correct way because the apostle’s
method is considered outdated according to some new paradigm thinkers. Some want no
friction inside the church and others want to go further applying this to interfaith so we
can all live in peace.
There are no New Rules of engagement. The Churches guidelines
were given us by God Himself in His Word, any deviation from this will have us leave the
God of the Word and we are left doing this on our own.
church being Spiritually Correct
The world is taught global governance is the answer to its problems,
the church is being taught that ecumenism is the answer.
The concentration on religion is most severe as most know this is
where the greatest disagreements are.
The New Age Movement has been using certain
philosophical methods to bring their unity to the church. Interfaith is a bold
attempt to unify all of the world’s religions, to overlook and dispense with our
differences to work together. This goal is considered the higher road. But underneath the
surface activity for reaching this goal is working in the darkness.
Ecumenism must be established first for the next step: interfaith. When Evangelicals join forces with the cults such as the Mormons, the
Unification Church, and Catholics in pursuing commendable goals to change society for the
better (such as peace, ecology, opposing abortion or pornography, feeding and clothing the
poor etc. and etc.), this is the ecumenism that eventually leads to interfaith. As one can
mutually work with these groups over a period of time, there is no reason why they cannot
take the next step and work with others that do not claim to be Christian for the same
Hegelian Dialectic is used to breakdown divisions between religions its goal is tolerance
and this produces ecumenism. In a group setting, opposing views are formulated and
synthesized into a collective view that becomes the new thesis.
Two opposite view points of exclusiveness are made to find commonality.
Through this process of thinking, unity is achieved. From this we can unite with
those that call themselves Christians who we disagree with and then the next step is to
those who are of other religions. The big tent concept (Globalism) after solving two or
more that were at odds, then it is not hard to implement a more aggressive move to embrace
all religions as the spiritual brotherhood of man. Soon we can believe that we all worship
the same God, just by different names. This method is not used to help people come to the
knowledge of truth but to dispense with any truth they may have, allow them to be wrong to
bring a false unity.
Parliament Association begun in the 1800s networking for global unity (world government).
Their drive for global religious unity did not become accepted until the 1980s. After the
60’s in America the climate was ripe for oneness, as many went through the paradigm
shift via the love, peace, drug revolution. What stands in the way are old religious
institutions. New Age spiritual planners use ecumenism as a springboard to interfaith and
the church is the main target. At the 1993 Parliament of World Religions Robert Muller
delivered the Parliament’s first keynote address, rallying for the creation of a
“permanent institution” dedicated to pursuing religious unity.”
“We [participants in the Parliament of World Religions] are persons who have
committed ourselves to the precepts and practices of the world’s religions. We confirm
that there is already a consensus among the religions which can be the basis for a
global ethic - a minimal fundamental consensus concerning binding values, irrevocable
standards, and fundamental moral attitudes” (Given at the 1993 Parliament of the
World’s Religions, September 4, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois).
goal is a synthesis of those who oppose by giving the people a completely ne way of
looking at things.. This praxis concept can be most useful to influence
unity in most anything. Arriving at a consensus of agreement does not mean each party
upholds the truth; truth does not need to be part of their conclusion. In this case, it
certainly is not! The Bible does speak of unity, it is found in the one who is the truth
and wrote the truth. Jesus Christ and His word.
vision of the new age is to reshape us into global citizens where we think collectively in
agreement and the collective whole becomes more important than any individual. A world
without borders, no countries, no sovereignty. As John Lennon’s song “imagine,” a
song that became ingrained in our culture, and was adopted as the United Nations’ theme
one year. Imagine a world in which there would be no borders, no political systems and no
religion. Long since implemented “We need a new way of governing the whole planet. The
problems we face today are bigger than any single country” (Children’s Task Force on
Agenda 21, Rescue Mission Planet Earth: A Youth Edition of Agenda 21, Peace Child
Charitable Trust p.81, 1994).
Maitreya, the New Age Christ of choice says it well, “It is only in group
formation that the Aquarian ideas can be sensed, apprehended and worked out. It will be
the Age of Synthesis, which is the Age of the Group. Fundamentally, there is only a group
in the world on the soul plane man is One. The Hierarchy is a group. They have no
personal, separate consciousness.” This is the ultimate group-think; individualism is
gone to achieve spiritual unity.
Way to Unity
we see used today in the church is Hegel’s concept modified. The
purpose is to build bridges of two opposite parties of beliefs to be united. Remove
disapproval and move to a consensus of agreement on something inconsequential.
an example: The cup that is half empty or the cup is half full. Can we agree that the cup
is halfway no matter which direction the liquid is going?
We have consensus. It does not matter if the cup is going up to be filled or
diminishing to be empty, the consensus is for agreement only, for unity.
how it works. You have person A and person B; neither one agree with each other but you
need to have them agree. (The same would work for groups, such as group A and group B.)
like having a circle where the most important and necessary parts of ones belief are
contained near the center; but instead of going there you go to the outer edges of
someone’s belief system to find agreement and never consider the core. The core
principles become subordinate to the lesser principles and the sub-principles then become
example: Christianity teaches Jesus is God, Islam or another religion sees Jesus as only a
man but still a prophet. Using the Hagelian dialectic it is asked: can we see Jesus is a
prophet? Can we both agree Jesus is a prophet? Yes. We then go to the next principle on
the outer core, until finally there is agreement on enough points to unite. Each piece is
stripped away until there is only enough is to be agreed upon, we go only so far to have
agreement, we do not go any further for it would disrupt this newly held agreement and
is the goal as the main core beliefs are supplanted. The two biggest religions Islam and
Christianity need to find agreement. On the subject of Islam and Christianity, Ralph Reed
of the Christian coalition was being interviewed on CNN he commented that he did not see
any significant difference in the faiths (CNN capitol gang interview, April 13, 2002).
Whether he is doing this purposely or not does not matter, all that matters is the result.
This kind of compromise is going on all the time to move us closer to synthesis. And this
happens because one does not stand on Biblical truth. There are many who act more like
politicians representing the church than a leader who stands for and protects the church.
It’s as if any noticeable differences do not matter as much as the unity we can achieve
by agreement. Anyone who knows the basics on Islam and Christianity knows the single main
difference is their view on Christ. The deity of Christ is the most important issue; it is
a Christian distinctive. Only those who do understand and who don’t care will not make a
stand for Christ’s deity.
the many people who employ this methodology from the pulpits know they are using it,
probably not, although some might! And this is where it becomes dangerous as it can be
used to gain control over individuals or groups and bring them to think the way a person
wants them to, even by using the Bible (out of context). It is seductive and manipulative.
Cults use this methodology all the time. Praxis
is not used to help people by correcting the wrong and bring them closer to the truth but
to execute change, convincing them of another view to take place over God’s truth.
do not think alone, therefore I am in Unity
are those who have something to say and those who have to say something. When this happens
behind the pulpit it become a sad situation. What is the content? Is it making you think
or dulling you not to think! Is it bringing you to be confronted with the truth or
seducing you away from the truth to feel better about yourself? This practice has come
into the church by drunk in the spirit meetings to break down the teaching aspect and
bring in learning by an experience. Experiential spirituality is the trend, not learning
by reading and using the mind. This new way of practicing Christianity is the goal of the
New Age movement, as the quotes state in the beginning of this article (And there are many
more). Its intention is to bring you to a place of non- thinking.
The church has had an enormous change take place within its walls, and we
need to recognize it for what it is. Spiritual truth is found by numerous means today, not
just the Bible. It’s a spiritual smorgasbord. We hear that we can learn new truths that
have not been written (in the Bible). Scripture says truth is always the same; it’s
really a matter of how accurate we are in our understanding it. It is already revealed, it
is not invented by the minds of men. The simplest definition of truth is that “truth is
absolute and constant; it never changes,” because its source is God and it is related to
God’s definition of Himself, “I am that I am.” YHWH describes Himself as the God who
never changes, and is eternally the same in His nature. Truth flows from the nature of
What we hear today are arguments from those who have come to a new consensus
from this new truth. Statements such as: “don’t put God in the box;” “He can do
whatever he wants” exhibit their change in thinking. While
this statement may seem true on the surface its meaning goes much deeper.
This is like saying God is not constrained to what He says in His book.
Their purpose is to open us up to go beyond the guidelines of the Scripture and
remove us from boundaries God has already set, communicated by His revelation. This is not
a valid position to hold.
The God of Judeo-Christianity is different from all other religions, He is
transcendent, His existence is independent from the created universe. So in this respect
God is not limited to any “box.” God is outside the box.
He existed before creation and he doesn’t depend on the box for His existence. He has created all things; but is not a part of the things created. God is certainly able to go beyond his creation, because He
is unlimited by anything He himself created but He has chosen to communicate with man on
our level, which is in the box. He says of himself: “For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my, says the LORD. For
as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my
thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:7-9). The books of the
Bible were all written by men limited, being inside the box inspired by a eternal being (YHWH
- God) outside the box.
Many are redefining Christian beliefs, reinterpreting the Bible to what they
think; adding teachings and practices that are not in Scripture. Their explanation: God is
not limited. Even though God has never spoken or acted this way in all of history.
It would be as if God became man, rose from the dead and is still able to do this
again. That He is not restricted and can be incarnated all over again; maybe he can even
become a woman in the next incarnation. After all, we should not limit God; this is having
God operate outside the box of limitation. The fact is, you will find many other religions
agree with you on this matter. While God does exist outside his creation He has done much
to come inside the creation to reach man and communicate with us. To do this he had to
limit himself to a certain extent. To say we should not put God in a box is to deny the
parameters he has given us to live by. Paul writes implicitly: Do not think beyond what is
written,” which means we need to learn to think within the limits God has given us, the
Bible. Yes God is outside the box but because He has set guidelines for man He will not
violate them. He will not do something that will contradict his nature or ways. What he
has revealed and done before gives us guidelines and principles to know what God is
actually doing today.
What we believe about truth affects everything, and translates into how we
live. How do we know what we have is the
truth? How do we arrive at knowing truth? The
basis of truth is connected to our faith. Not just faith as a belief but the faith that
was delivered to the saints once and for all. It is based on facts and God who has worked
through history and is revealed in the Bible.
thinkers are unable to process factual information; they are unable to accept absolutes
well, they cannot integrate it in their living because of their worldview. We see this in
the church from those who are following men that claim to be specially anointed and from
prophets. These people believe every word that comes out of their mouths, even if it
sounds like it came from the pit of hell.
Praxis (diaprax) doesn’t teach anyone how to think for them-selves; it shifts one over to rely on feelings and experiences. The Bible is then interpreted by ones personal feelings, not by the context it was written in. This teaching minimizes the importance of pursuing scriptural knowledge and using didactic teaching, is it any wonder the church has become diluted. With the absence of Instructive teaching of the Bible (i.e. consistent verse by verse Bible teaching) within the Church, this opens people for praxis or any other non-biblical method to be used. The church becomes a field seeded with concepts of “tolerance, unity” for its goal and anything else that is non-biblical can grow. People are being removed from what is written to think beyond (limitations) what God has said.
new church model concentrates on the needs of unbelievers instead of building and
equipping the believers. It has created an “inoffensive” atmosphere where sin and the
cross are eliminated from its focus. In some churches Bibles are purposely not seen lest
the unbelievers think they are too radical. Sermons are catered to be inline with what
everyone else is thinking, feeling and experiencing to relate to them. Bible studies or
group meetings are centered on asking what each persons opinion of the scripture being
read means and everyone’s opinion is valid. Who is susceptible to this? We all are, but
especially new - born Christians that know no better can be easily led into this method of
group opinions and participation. Even if they know they are unbiblical, they succumb to
the pressure of the group to be in unity. Numerous churches (aptly named seeker friendly)
are focused on meeting people’s needs (especially the unbelievers) as more important
than pleasing God by giving the truth.
there is a famous preacher who went around and took a survey of why people don’t come to
church. He found out they didn’t enjoy the teaching on sin or being called sinners, they
didn’t like any guilt. So he began a church that would make them feel comfortable. One that
would build up their self worth and have them love themselves. Now they go to church and
most of the members have no idea what the gospel is about. Yes, this is true story. The
moral of the story is: meet their needs and they will come. A spiritual “field of
dreams” workshop is built to fulfill the people’s dreams for their lives. The most
important thing becomes your happiness, your fulfillment and your dreams. It seems so
caring, so loving to be part of this social gospel. But God is not here to make your
dreams come true. This worldly self - perspective the Bible unequivocally condemns. Knowing “Jesus Christ and him crucified,” as Paul proclaimed is no
longer our churches focus but it was for the early church. Jesus taught that, “Whoever
does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” Our self with all its
wants and motivations is to be put to death for Christ to live through us and give us
power. How far has this gone, some churches do not want to display the cross less they
offend the new comers. To be ashamed of the symbol of what Christ did is to deny why He
I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I
may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent
deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is
in Christ” (2 Cor. 11:2-3)
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