Today we look at a list compiled on New Age Terms that have crept into the Church unnoticed by most. Here is the linkage of buzz words that are now commonly used. Just because of you here one or two used in your Church doesn’t mean it has gone New Age. However, if you hear many of these terms being used in the Church Growth model in your Church, you need to get informed and help those who do not understand. The New Age movement is a dangerous movement that at its core is the original lie. It is fast becoming the platform for the spiritual formation of the Coming One World Religion.
How New Age is in The Church
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“The goal of the New Age Movement has consistently been to bring in the Age of Aquarius when all will recognize ‘the God within themselves.’ A major step towards this in the words of the New Age prophetess Alice Bailey is ‘the regeneration of the churches.’ Her vision was that…
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Christians Promoting New Age Terms
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‘The Christian church in its many branches can serve as a St. John the Baptist, as a voice crying in the wilderness, and as a nucleus through which world illumination may be accomplished.‘ In a word, she desired the time when the ‘Christian churches’ would embrace the New Age concepts of illumination and self-realization. The New Age plan to bring in world peace cannot fully establish the Golden Age of Aquarius until Biblical Christianity is outlawed or destroyed.”
So we see from the quote above that the New Age Movement has a plan to use the church as a womb so to speak to birth world illumination. This will be a mass realization of humanity becoming “little gods” aware of their “Christ Consciousness” within. We see also see that the New Order cannot fully come to pass until the Old Order is done away with. Who is of the old order? It is the Christian who holds tight to Biblical Christianity of course. The main tenant of New Age teaching is that every living thing is a deity, and each of us is on a journey from unawareness of our own divinity, to full Christ Consciousness.
So once these “Enlightened Ones” have evolved to “Christ Consciousness” how do they plan to get rid of those of us who refuse to accept their one world religion? New Age prophetess Alice Bailey explains that the destructive “Shamballa force“ will eject unbelievers from the earth.
“The decision to release the Shamballa force during this century into direct contact with the human kingdom is one of the final and most compelling acts of preparation for the New Age. The Shamballa force is destructive and ejective … inspiring new understanding of The Plan….It is this force … which will bring about that tremendous crisis, the initiation of the race into the mysteries of the ages. (Alice Bailey, The Externalizing the Mysteries, pt.1 p.171)
This is essentially no different than the Joel’s Army teaching, a teaching by the way which also believes that those who do not submit to their governance must die.
“Jesus will come back to earth and be given the Kingdom that has been won for Him by this “man-child company. (Joel’s army) “The Manifested Sons of God doctrine teaches that these sons will be equal to Jesus Christ: immortal, sinless, perfected sons who have partaken of the divine nature. They will have every right to be called gods and will be called gods.” (Prophets and the Prophetic Movement Bill Hamon).
Now listen to Bob Jones (of the Kansas City Prophets) speak about what the Apostolic and Prophetic Movement refers to as the coming of Joel’s Army, the latter Rain or the Manifest Sons of God. The teaching is identical to that which the New Age and occultists teach.
Bob Jones has received special revelation about this new hope: “I have called the best of every blood line in earth unto this generation…I have elected to bring them forth in this generation…THE ELECT GENERATION…even the bloodline of Paul…of David…of Peter, James and John…They will even be superior to them in heart, stature and love for me’…Your children will possess the spirit without measure…They will move into things of the supernatural that no one has ever moved in before…coming into the DIVINE NATURE of Jesus Christ…a Church that has reached the full maturity of the GODMAN! This generation…is going to see the beginning of this WORLD WIDE NEW ORDER.”(3)
False Prophets a New Order of Christianity: Paul Cain
According to Paul Cain, “God’s raising up a new standard, a new banner, if you will, that’s going to radically change the expression, the understanding of Christianity in our generation…God has invited us to have a role in establishing a new order of Christianity…God is offering to this generation something He has never offered to any other generation…beware lest old order brethren rob you and steal this hope from you.” (Paul Cain, “You Can Become the Word!” 1989, Vineyard Prophetic Conference) (Discernment Newsletter)
Paul Cain makes it very clear that he believes we will become Christ. “The Lord has well planted this seed and the New Bride and the New Breed…He’s about to open the womb and He’s about to give birth to this New Thing…When the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us we beheld the glories of the only begotten of the Father and when you begin to become that Word I want you to know. The world will behold the glory of the Father and that’s what we’re waiting to see…I want you to know that we’re going to have some channeling one of these days, but it’s going to be channeled right out of the throne room of Heaven.” (Paul Cain, “You Can Become the Word!”, 1989, Vineyard Prophetic Conference)
Channeling New Age Concepts & Doctrine of Demons
I hate to be the one to inform Cain but the Word became Flesh and dwelt among us. The Word was and is Jesus and thus it is impossible for us to become “The Word”. Also please tell me when in scripture you find a precedent for spiritual things being channeled from the throne room. Channeling belongs to the New Agers, Gnostics, Mystics and Occultists and is strictly forbidden by God as an abomination!
In case we had any doubts about who is doing the work in the church to get it ready for its evolution into Christ Consciousness, David Spangler one of the founding figures of the New Age movement puts in all into perspective for us.
“Christ is the same force as Lucifer… Lucifer prepares man for the experience of Christhood. (He is) the great initiator…. Lucifer works within each of us to bring us to wholeness, and as we move into a New Age … each of us in some way is brought to that point which I term the Luciferic Initiation … for it is an invitation into the New Age. (David Spangler Reflections on the Christ p.44-45)
Alice Bailey New Age Prophetess Dream Come True
Let’s look at what New Age prophetess Alice Bailey has to say about the role of the church in this.
“…The church movement, like all else, is but a temporary expedient and serves but a transient resting place for the evolving life. Eventually, there will appear the Church Universal, and its definite outlines will appear towards the close of this century… This Church will be nurtured into activity by the Christ and His disciples when the outpouring of the Christ principle, the TRUE second Coming has been accomplished…the Christian church in its many branches can serve as a nucleus through which world illumination may be accomplished… the church as a teaching factor should take the great basic doctrines and (shattering the old forms in which they are expressed and held) show their true and inner spiritual significance. The prime work of the church is to teach, and teach ceaselessly, preserving the outer appearance in order to reach the many who are accustomed to church usages. Teachers must be trained; Bible knowledge must be spread; the sacraments must be mystically interpreted, and the power of the church to heal must be demonstrated.” Alice Bailey, The Externalization of the Hierarchy, 1957.
New Agers Plan to Use The Church To Promote a New Order
Did you catch that? The New Agers plan to use THE CHURCH to bring about their New Order. World illumination will be accomplished THROUGH THE CHURCH. What kind of illumination are they talking about? Do they mean acceptance of the Biblical Christ? Do they mean repentance and acceptance of His shed blood as the sacrifice for our sins and the ONLYway to eternal life? No, certainly not, it is Lucifer preparing man for the experience of Christhood. And just in case we are really dense she goes on to tell us that they NEED the church to preserve its outer appearance to reach those who are accustomed to its usages.
To see how prominent this is even in mainstream Christendom consider the following.
New Agers Goals for Super Churches
Alice Bailey clearly states that outlines of this super-church would appear towards the close of this century. I am sure it must just be a coincident that in 1995, Pat Robertson had predicted that hundreds of millions of converts to Christ would form an army of God to bring judgment on the ungodly in the year 2000.
“In my thinking, the ministry of CBN was an end-times ministry,” he wrote. “Like John the Baptist, we had been called to proclaim the end of the old ageand to prepare the people for the coming of Jesus Christ and the new age
In order to prepare for the imminent Second Coming—which Robertson believes will occur on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem according to biblical prophecy—he acquired METV (Middle East Television), a station then based in southern Lebanon that could broadcast into Israel. Straub (the then producer of the 700 Club) was given marching orders to be ready to televise Christ’s return. CBN executives drew up a detailed plan to broadcast the event to every nation and in all languages. Straub wrote: “We even discussed how Jesus’ radiance might be too bright for the cameras and how we would have to make adjustments for that problem. Can you imagine telling Jesus, ‘Hey, Lord, please tone down your luminosity; we’re having a problem with contrast. You’re causing the picture to flare.’”
Does this sound much different than the Planetary Pentecost preached by Barbara Marx Hubbard. At this time, a “quantum leap” in the evolution of mankind will occur as revealed to her by “the Christ”: “At the moment of cosmic contact, I will appear to you both through inner experience and through external communication on your mass media.” Says Ms. Hubbard, it will be a time when “the divisions of the religions would be over…We would each know that God is within.
I ask that you prayerfully consider these things in the light of scripture. Ask the one true God to reveal any areas in your life that you have been deceived by these (or any other) teachings and to lead you into His Truth. I was heavily involved in the prophetic movement and had my eyes opened only to re-involve myself with a church teaching a much more (seemingly) benign form of the same aberrant doctrine. It was only after praying a simple prayer asking God to reveal any areas of deception in my life that my eyes truly began to be opened to the openly occultic nature of the teachings being propagated by large portions of the Christian Church. The vast majority of those trapped in this deception love God and want to do His will. Deceived people never know they are deceived otherwise it would not truly be deception.
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! (Gal 1:8)
New Age Terms & Buzzwords In The Church Defined
|BUZZ WORD||TRADITIONAL MEANING||MISLEADING MEANING||REAL MEANING|
|New Age||Eph. 2:7 That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Jesus Christ.||Anything cutting-edge modern in the late 20th or early 21st century.||A time period marked by massive changes in human spiritual evolution, particularly when mankind reaches the point where he can facilitate his own evolution to the next level.|
|Holistic||The whole of something is greater than the sum of its parts.||A unity of various entities that creates a synergy greater than its separate parts.||Cooperative unity from different spheres of human activity that leads to creating a cosmic consciousness.|
|Synergy||Working together in cooperation.||The power of working together that creates a more effective accomplishment.||Combining the psychic energy of two systems into a potent new fusion of forces to facilitate the evolution of mankind.|
|To change the form or outward appearance.||To change the way of doing something from the old-fashioned way to a new-fangled way.||A plan to change the entire spiritual, cultural, educational, economic, social and political structure of man’s life on Earth.|
|Paradigm||A pattern, example or model.||A transformative model or worldview that brings in abundant new material and practices.||A pattern for the unfolding of events in the New Spirituality, particularly the evolutionary leap of mankind.|
|Paradigm Shift(Tipping Point, Critical Mass)||A shift from one worldview or belief system to another.||A shift from the traditional Judeo-Christian mindset to eastern mysticism. In the church, a shift to a higher level of spiritual understanding and practice.||A spiritual shift where man becomes a co-creator in his own destiny; an evolution in the consciousness of mankind.|
|Alignment||An arrangement in a straight line.||Spiritually, in the church growth model, bringing your will into conformity with the vision and goals of your local church.||The metaphysical belief that one must coordinate their bodily, mental, emotional and spiritual functions with the forces in the Universe for maximum benefit and effect.|
|Resistance||BAD: Resisting the Holy Spirit (Acts 7:51). GOOD: Resist the devil (James 4:7)||Resistance to change, due to an improper clinging to old worn-out theology, which if left unchecked could cause disunity and delay progress.||Resistance to change threatens the entire evolutionary process. Resistors/laggards possess remnants of a reptilian brain and will not evolve. They must be eradicated.|
|Change Agent||Recent term meaning one in charge of making changes.||A person designated to be in charge of the transformation of an organization.||A highly-trained leader in psycho-social group manipulation techniques who forces transformation through a series of set stages.|
|Leadership||The first shall be last and the last first. (Mark 10:31)||A leader is a servant who is willing to sacrifice himself in order to transform the church.||Transformational leaders ensure followers embrace the vision and goals, rewarding the compliant and penalizing laggards.|
|Team||Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labour. (Eccl. 4:9)||Small number of people with complementary skills committed to a common purpose.||Indoctrinated sheep who are controlled by peer pressure, rewards and sanctions, and who see themselves as part of a greater transformative plan.|
|Collaboration||Working together in a literary, artistic or scientific undertaking.||Working together, especially through networking various organizations, in order to achieve a common purpose.||Merging delivery services at all levels, fully networking so that independence and individual identity are lost.|
|Networking||A system of interconnected groups or individuals.||New Age slang for linking people up who have common vision on a global scale. In the church, linking ministries globally for a common purpose.||A system of interconnected organizations, including churches and political entities, cooperating to build the New World Order and New Age on Earth.|
|Mentor||A wise advisor, teacher or coach.||Replacing the Biblical term “disciple,” a term that means coaching or facilitating changes in someone’s worldview, lifestyle and/or behavior.||A person who imparts their vital force (demonic) to another through spiritual means. Mentor was a professor of theology in Baghdad 1100 A.D. who was able to manage phenomena during seances.|
|Disciple||Noun: a pupil or learner.Verb: Teach and train someone.||“Go and teach all nations,” a Great Commission mandate to reach the lost.||Rigorous adherence to a prescribed program or set of teachings in order to convert whole groups of people to the New Spirituality.|
|Learning||Acquiring new knowledge, wisdom or skills.||Processing new information via affective and cognitive domains and applying it to common goals, visions, plans and purposes.||Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Tim. 3:7)|
|Spiritual Gifts||Special gifts that come from God and are bestowed upon individual believers for the edification of the body of Christ.||Talents and skills that show up on psychological-style assessments and inventories that plug a believer into a program at church.||Possessing superior spiritual knowledge and abilities through external manifestations (signs & wonders) and/or behavioral demonstration (being “with the program” and achieving results).|
|Results (Outcomes)||Anything that comes about through an action or process.||A narrowly defined performance objective, usually defined in terms of behavior. A goal to be attained.||An outcome that is pre-determined, which must be met behaviorally or attitudinally, and is either rewarded or sanctioned based upon performance.|
|Effective||Producing an efficient result.||Pre-set criteria for judging a result (see above).||A standard, based on uniform criteria, that must be met consistently without failure.|
|Accounting for one’s actions; being responsible.||Meeting the obligations and requirements of an organization by demonstrating compliance.||Fulfilling the rigid, precise and exacting demands of a higher authority according to pre-set criteria.|
|Responsible Citizenship||Obeying the law and voting.||Getting involved in community-based organizations that assist the poor and needy or care for the environment.||Fulfilling State mandated requirements to engage in community service, volunteerism, and government funded (faith-based) charities.|
|Healthy||Possessing good health, well, sound.||Physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological well-being.||Demonstrating the proper opinions, beliefs, attitudes, values, behavior and physical attributes according to pre-set criteria of wellness.|
|Vision||Something seen in a sleeping dream; an extraordinary, God-given event.||A mental image formed in the mind by the imaginations and desires of the heart.||A metaphysical practice in which a mental image becomes reality, either through spiritual or physical endeavors.|
|Visualization||Forming a mental image of something.||Forming a mental image of something for the purpose of producing external effects.||A metaphysical practice in which spirits are called up, healing is achieved, a goal is attained, or the demonic world is explored.|
|Strategic Planning||Planning in a way that requires some strategy.||A method of making plans that requires facilitating the outcomes so there is group consensus.||A method of planning which requires the use of psycho-social group manipulation techniques to achieve the desired outcome.|
|Consensus||Agreement through open discussion.||Seeking mutual understanding on any given topic, especially by giving up one’s own preferences.||Forcing agreement by using psycho-social group manipulation techniques to reach the desired outcome. Requires that one give up their convictions.|
|Common Ground||Any ground held in common by the people; an area in which people mutually find agreement.||Using the dialectic process, an agreement among people reflecting a synthesis of the lowest common denominator.||Using the dialectic process, an agreement among people that “ameliorates the extremes,” thus effectually dispensing with tolerance for diversity.|
|Purpose-Driven||Setting a goal and seeking to attain it.||Setting an individual or organizational goal and taking comprehensive steps to achieve systemic change.||Outcome-based, peer-driven, performance, demands for accountability, and pre-determined results, based on pre-set global standards.|
|Standards||Ethical conduct derived from Biblical criteria.||A level of excellence to be attained by organizations or individuals, defined by new theologies.||A new level of mastery attained through radical transformation in structure and conduct.|
|Mastery||Attaining a high degree of skill, ability or knowledge.||Demonstrating that one has learned pre-determined attitudes, values, opinions, beliefs and behaviors.||Metaphysically pertaining to a spiritual master who has been trained to transmit knowledge, and exhibits a state of “self-actualization,” “God-consciousness” or enlightenment.|
|Systems||An arrangement of things that form a whole.||A theory that the world is a system and that everything is interconnected and interdependent to form a whole.||A esoteric belief that the Earth (Gaia) is a living, breathing organism, and that all systems on Earth must be brought into compliance and submission to the global governance system.|
|Revival||Stirring up religious faith among those who have been indifferent.||An experience-based event in which people profess change, make decisions, encounter phenomena, or undergo catharsis.||A global transformation of the church in which people are subject to experience-based events through occult influences and/or smoke and mirrors.|
|Seeker||Someone searching for the Truth.||Someone who seeks a path to truth, engaged in a course of self-discovery and self-actualization.||Someone who is on a quest to becoming an initiate into the occult through spiritual experiences.|
|Self-Actualization||Term not found in the Bible||In humanistic psychology, a term coined by Abraham Maslow which means living up to your full potential.||In the New Age, a term defining a spiritually evolved individual who has attained a higher level of consciousness.|
|Atonement||What Jesus did for us on the cross for our sins.||A restoration to wholeness from a fallen or injured state.||At-one-ment, making what appears to be divided into a whole; achieving perfection.|
|Path||“Blessed is the man that… standeth not in the way of sinners. (Ps. 1:1)||Any method of self-discovery leading to higher potential.||Spiritual progress towards a deeper encounter with the occult involving various experiences where one comes to a sense of purpose or enlightenment.|
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