I’m sharing something today, that I hope will begin some conversation about where we are as the Church – as the Body of Christ. While this post addresses issues found in the western church – North America, in particular – these beliefs and practices have a global reach.
This is a video by Steven Bancarz and Josh Peck. They are former new agers and the authors of The Second Coming of the New Age – The Hidden Dangers of Alternative Spirituality in Contemporary America and Its Churches.
I’ve been wondering if this is something that my Christian brothers and sisters know about or have given thought to. As a former new ager, I have been seeing certain beliefs and practices creep into the Church that are disturbing and dangerous. There is even a very prominent global “movement” that sounds good and godly on the surface (even I was deceived by it and have since repented), but dig just a little deeper and we can find false teachings out the wazoo.
And a total lack of the Gospel.
So, here’s my dilemma. There are so many topics within this overall subject that I have a burden to cover; however, I’m not entirely sure where to start. I want to write about ALL of them, RIGHT NOW! But since that is not humanly possible, I’d like to start with questions or comments that others might have about the information that Steven and Josh share in this video. And the questions don’t have to come from just Christians! Even if you are not a believer in Christ…or, if you believe in Christ, but not in a traditional way, please include your questions! I would just like to get a feel for who my audience is, so that I am covering topics that people are interested in. I would really like for this to be about starting a conversation.
I would like to add that there is no condemnation or judgment when it comes to questions. Like I said, I am a former new ager. The Lord has opened my eyes to the deception I was believing and has replaced (and continues to replace) it with the TRUTH – HIS TRUTH – that comes solely from the WORD of God. ALL of it – regardless of how I “feel” about it.
The only thing I ask is that you actually watch the video (perhaps while driving, exercising, cleaning, etc…). Yes, it is long, but it covers a lot of topics within the overall subject. This is not something that can be tackled with “meme theology,” but instead, requires a deeper dive into the Word of God with proper Biblical exegesis.
If you do not feel comfortable posting your question or comment publicly, I can be private messaged through Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, watching and commenting!