What’s with all the hoopla and hysteria about the date December 21, 2012? No, mainstream media, it’s not about the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world. But it is the culmination of a 25-year plan in the making that those who call themselves spiritual New Agers have been anxiously and joyously awaiting.
Since 1987, they’ve been looking forward to this date; the beginning of something called the New Age Harmonic Convergence. In the New Age worldview, today signals the dawning of a new age; a global mystical paradigm shift that signals the beginning of a new world order. And here’s the alarming thing: There is a growing circle of evangelical Christian leaders who not only are buying into this, they are re-packaging it into a strange sort of prophecy that they are selling to their followers.
Check out this image of the wheel on the right. What are its strange, New Age ties with the so-called “right-wing” of Christianity?
We are going to talk about the significance of this calendar date today with someone who has been researching Christian trends and the New Age probably just as long if not longer than anyone else. Sarah Leslie’s 20+ years of research has been crucial in providing the facts and connecting the dots if you will to discernment ministries around the world.
Sarah is the founder of an online journal called Herescope, published by Discernment Ministries Inc. It’s one of the many resources you’ll find on our website, and many of the guests you hear on our program tell us they couldn’t do what they do without her. Be sure to check out the related articles and links below.
Resources mentioned today:
- New Agers & Mayan Prophecies: Planetary Doomsday or Birth Day?
- 12-21-12: Evangelical Christians Believing Mayan Prophecies
- 12-12-12: NAR Date Setting (herescope.blogspot.com)
- 2012 & Fantasy-Driven Faith (herescope.blogspot.com)
- Sarah Leslie’s Testimony
- Herescope: Altered States: A Different Gate
- Herescope: Evangelicals and New Agers
- Blue Letter Bible
- Scurrilous Shepherds & Their Starving Sheep (herescope.blogspot.com)
- New Age Terms in the Church – Crossroad
- Altered States: A Different Gate
- Dominionism and the Rise of Christian Imperialism
- Can we reclaim the Church? (standupforthetruth.com)
- What is Transformation? by Lynn and Sarah Leslie – Crossroad
- Why blending faiths doesn’t work (standupforthetruth.com)
- Henri Nouwen’s Affinity Toward Eastern Mysticism – A Valid Reason Why Christian Teachers and Leaders Should Not Promote Him (lighthousetrailsresearch.com)
- Doctrine Matters (donotbesurprised.com)
- How to spot the “Emergent” trends in your church (standupforthetruth.com)
- IHOP to Partner with Roman Catholics for Upcoming Onething Conference (christianresearchnetwork.org)
- Christian Apologist and Radio Show Host Chris Rosebrough Calls for Mark Driscoll to Repent (christianresearchnetwork.org)