In today’s world, new age thought has deeply permeated our culture by cloaking itself in Christian terminology and dressing itself up as business books… a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I hope you will look closely at the message of “A Course in Miracles,” and “The Secret,” and other new age teachings. They sound very much like the devil speaking to Eve in the Garden of Eden… seductive whispers that we don’t need God because we have all the divinity and power we need inside ourselves to create whatever reality we want.
In fact, Matthew 7:15 warns us to watch out for false prophets who come in sheep’s clothing and 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 tells us that Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light and that his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. We are warned not to be deceived because our very souls are at stake.
G.K. Chesterton sums it all up nicely. The devil knows scripture… probably better than us. If the message sounds Christian and we are not on guard, we can be led slowly down a path of lies and deception. In fact, scripture even gives us an example of the devil quoting scripture in Matthew 4 when Jesus is tempted by the devil in the desert.
In later times we are told by scripture, that many will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits. 1Timothy 4:1. Below you will find a number of talks and videos that go into much more depth on the connection between the new age, the occult and deceiving spirits.
VIDEO: Proof the New Age is Satanic: At first blush, many new age ideas are cloaked in Christian terminology and appear to in innocuous. This video traces modern new age beliefs to Satanic doctrine.
VIDEO: The Lies We Buy by Sharon Lee Giganti discusses her life as a practitioner and teacher of new age beliefs including “A Course In Miracles,” “The Secret,” and other new age ideas and the devastating impact they had on her life. You can find more from Sharon at www.NewAgeDeception.com
VIDEO: From New Age to Jesus: Former new age guru and youtube star, Steven Bancarz discusses the evidence that made him change his mind.
VIDEO: Other Religions and the New Age from a Satanists Perspective: Zachary King discusses how Satan attacks his enemies (and who he considers his enemies to be).
VIDEO: The Role of Demons in Pagan Religions and Today’s World. Former Harvard Profession, Roy Shoeman discusses how the devil, and demons, play the role of “god” or “gods” in some religions. He introduces evidence from the Bible and first-hand accounts of participants from other religions. He discusses the demonic economy and how demons give humans what they want (money, power, prestige) in exchange for getting what they want (sin and souls).
VIDEO: The Emergent Church & The New Age: Johanna Michaelson discusses her experiences as a new-ager and the demonic attacks that occurred when she tried to leave.
Channeling, spirit guides, psychics, and mediums? Why does the Bible warn us against these things?
VIDEO: Closing the Doors to the Demonic: And if you’ve opened doors to the demonic through the new age, what to do? Ask an exorcist!
Regarding the Prosperity Gospel preachers which adopt some of the new age thinking:
Contrast the prosperity gospel with the words of Matthew 16:24: “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
VIDEO: Guardian Angels: Fr. Chad Ripperger, Exorcist, and Ph.D. discusses church teachings on angels and demons (fallen angels). This is very different than the new age teachings about angels.
VIDEO: Angelogy: Listen to hear what Christians know about angels from the earliest of Christian writings that date back to the Apostles. It’s radically different from the angelogy of the New Age Occult section of the local bookstore.
VIDEO: Discerning Apparitions: The Bible tells us that the devil is the father of lies (John 8:44) and disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). In this video, Fr. Ripperger, Ph.D. and Exorcist discusses how to determine if apparitions, locutions, and other forms of private revelation come from God or from evil spirits.
VIDEOS: Truth Me Free on YouTube: This is a series of 14+ videos chronicling the spiritual journey of Nathan Wheeler. Nathan explored and even mastered so many spiritual paths that I found his experiences to be absolutely fascinating. Here’s the first video:
VIDEO: Astral Projection Explained: Sleep Paralysis & The Demonic Realm
Abductions Stop in Name of Christ: CE4 Reseach Group has studied hundreds of claims of alien abduction and accidentally stumbled upon a pattern. The only victims that were able to ward off the abduction attempts were the ones who invoked the name of Jesus Christ.
VIDEO: St. Michael and Aliens: Could they be demons trying to confuse and distract us?
VIDEO: The Occult, Harry Potter, Yoga, Chi & Combating the Demonic: Exorcists who encounter the demonic and help people who have become possessed will tell you that there is always a “door” that gave the demon control over the person’s body. This video talks about what they have experienced some of those doors to be.
Reasons For Jesus by Steven Bancarz
New Age Deception by Sharon Lee Giganti