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Holiness (memory refresher)
1 Timothy 4:1
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will
abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things
taught by demons.
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22
Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies
with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good.
Avoid every kind of evil.
1 John 4:1-3
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the
spirits to see whether they are from God, because many
false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how
you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that
acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is
from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge
Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist,
which you have heard is coming and even now is
already in the world.
Ephesians 6:11-12
Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your
stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is
not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the authorities, against the powers of this dark
world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the
heavenly realms.
War 101
Two kinds of strategies:
Direct frontal attack, guerrilla warfare, terrorism,
murderous regimes, oppression.
Subversion, corruption, persuasion, deception,
Matthew 24:23-24
At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the
Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false
Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great
signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that
were possible.
Aquarius from Hair
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
1:25 to fade at 2:15
The New Age Movement
It aims to create "a spirituality without
borders or confining dogmas" that is
inclusive and pluralistic.
Religious Pluralism
Acceptance of various religions:
The worldview according to which one's religion is not the sole and
exclusive source of truth, and thus that at least some truths and true values
exist in other religions.
The concept that two or more religions with mutually exclusive truth claims
are equally valid. This posture often emphasizes religion's common
Sometimes as a synonym for ecumenism, i.e. the promotion of some level
of unity, co-operation, and improved understanding between different
religions or different denominations within a single religion.
The Temptation
Genesis 3:4-6
“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman.
“For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be
opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good
for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for
gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.
Satan’s Desire for Worship
Isaiah 14:12-15
How you have fallen from heaven,
O morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
you who once laid low the nations!
You said in your heart,
“I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne
above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.”
But you are brought down to the grave,
to the depths of the pit.
Satan’s Desire for Worship
Matthew 4: 8-10
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him
all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give
you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship
the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
New Age Strategy
1. Man as God (self worship)
2. Openness to other (demonic) spirits
3. Worship of Satan as a ‘higher being’ (the
The ‘Good’ Stuff of
The New Age Movement
Freedom from judgements
The ‘Good’ Stuff of
The New Age Movement
Unity of all people (and religions)
Achievement of ‘christ-consciousness’ (assisted by
spirit guides)
Union with the universal ‘life-force’
Welcoming the ‘Christ’
The New Age History
1875 Theosophical Society founded by Helena Helena Petrovna
Theosophical writings produced by ‘automatic writing’
100 year period of secrecy
New York based leadership moved to India
c1930 Leadership passed to Alice Ann Bailey
1922 Lucifer Publishing Company formed to disseminate Alice Anne Bailey’s
writings, later called Lucis Trust
1962 Findhorn Foundation established in Scotland as a global New Age
centre based on theosophical writing
1975 New Age Movement ‘disciples’ encouraged to make the movement
"Many who have never heard of the Society are
Theosophists without knowing it themselves; for the
essence of theosophy is the perfect harmonising of the
divine with the spiritual in man, the adjustment of his
god-like qualities and aspirations and their sway over
the terrestrial and animal passions in him.”
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky 1888
"Here we have the trinity:
Father, Mother, Son;
Father, Holy Spirit, Son;
Osiris, Isis, Horus;
Parabrahman, Mulaprakriti, Brahman.”
from The Six Fundamental Propositions of The Secret Doctrine
By John P. Van Mater
The New Age ‘Christ’
The Christ is not the name of an individual but of an Office in the
The present holder of that Office, the Lord Maitreya, has held it for
2,600 years, and manifested in Palestine through His Disciple, Jesus,
by the occult method of overshadowing, the most frequent form used
for the manifestation of Avatars.
He has never left the world, but for 2,000 years has waited and
planned for this immediate future time, training His Disciples, and
preparing Himself for the awesome task which awaits Him. He has
made it known that this time, He Himself will come.
(The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom p.30)
The New Age Ecumenism
“I foresee a renaissance, a rebirth based on a spiritual initiative… This
new birth will cut through all cultures and religions and indeed will
draw from the wisdom common to all vital mystical traditions in a
global religious awakening I call ‘deep ecumenism”.
Matthew Fox, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, 1988.
Opposition to Christianity
"Esoteric Philosophy reconciles all nations, strips every one of its
outward human garments, and shows the root of each to be identical
with that of every other great religion. It proves the necessity of a
Divine Absolute Principle in Nature. It denies Deity no more than it
does the sun.
Esoteric Philosophy has never rejected God in Nature, nor Deity as
the absolute and abstract. It only refuses to accept any of the gods of
the so-called monotheistic religions, gods created by man in his own
image and likeness…
(Theosophical Society Brochure Quoted in
The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, Constance Cumbey.)
New Age Entry Points (just a few)
Crystals – energy, vibration  life-force, Hindu
chakras  spirit guides / higher self
Reiki healing  spirit guides
Yoga  spiritual balance and alignment  Hindu
chakras  spirit guides / higher self
Self-help and success motivation  mind-power 
 spirit guides / higher self
New Age Entry Points (just a few)
UFO’s  extra-terrestrial ‘guides’  spirit guides
Inter-faith prayer  all religions lead to God 
acceptance of the false ‘universal christ-spirit’ 
rejection of Jesus as God
Romans 12:2
Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own
mold, but let God remake you so that your whole attitude
of mind is changed. Thus you will prove in practice that
the will of God is good, acceptable to him and perfect.
J B Philips Version
1 John 4:3-4
This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard
is coming and even now is already in the world…
v4. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome
them, because the one who is in you is greater than
the one who is in the world.