Category: New Age

Doreen Virtue: New Age Deceptions, Holy Yoga, Jesus Calling, Doctrines of Demons

Doreen Virtue shares her concerns about subtle influences of New Age and other unbiblical practices and warns Christians to know God’s Word better and be discerning. A few topics include Yoga, mindfulness, Jesus Calling products, positive thinking, and Word Faith theology.

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Steven Bancarz: God’s Sovereignty, Hope During Coronavirus, Pandemics

Today’s special guest is former New Ager, Steven Bancarz, founder of the apologetics website, Reasons for Jesus. We discuss God’s sovereignty and the truth of His Word in the midst of COVID 19. How should we understand pandemics as Christians? Where does God stand in relationship to disease, disasters, or other natural evils? And what has God promised us that can help assure our hearts during this time? By understanding the sovereignty of God and promises of eternal life, we can prepare ourselves emotionally for any pandemic that comes our way, COVID-19 included.

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Don Veinot: Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret

The Enneagram has captured the imagination of and been embraced by of a growing number of evangelicals. It was first introduced into the church by disciples of Roman Catholic priest, mystic and “contemplative,” Father Richard Rohr. It is claimed that the Enneagram is ancient, was used by many cultures, and is not only from God but is “the face of God.” The Enneagram is a spiritual tool, but is it a spiritual tool which brings about better understanding of one’s self and the God of Scripture? That is the question we discuss on today’s podcast with Don Veinot of Midwest Christian Outreach.

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Steven Bancarz: New Age Influence in Christian Churches

All across North America, Christian churches have unknowingly encouraged occult beliefs and practices far removed from what the Bible teaches. This unfortunate reality is intrinsically linked to the popularity increase of New Age spirituality in the twenty-first century, and we’ve been so influenced by its integration into our society that we have become blind to recognizing, and preventing, the effects of this mainstream, pop-culture heresy, even within the walls of God’s house.

Today’s guest is former New Ager, Steven Bancarz, founder of the apologetics website, Reasons for Jesus, and co-author of the best-selling book The Second Coming of the New Age.

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Carl Teichrib: So Many Gods, so Much Deception

So many gods, so little time. There are well over 1.5 million Wiccans (over 3 million pagans, total) in the U.S. and these numbers are growing. Some are deceivers while many others are simply deceived, just looking for some kind of spirituality to practice. The increase of young people identifying themselves as neo-pagans and Wiccans is due in part to the media’s glorification of the supernatural, occult themes in Hollywood, and disillusionment with organized religion.

From national monuments to pagan deities and statues across North America, ancient gods and goddesses are all around us. Deception, idolatry, the occult, earth worship, satanism, and witchcraft have become common and to a great degree, accepted in our society. The question we should, however, ask is to what extent has it seeped into our churches? 

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Robia Scott: Overcoming ‘Counterfeit Comforts’ With The Holy Spirit

Becoming a Christian doesn’t take away the seduction and temptation of the world and the bad habits from our past. And just breezing in and out of church every Sunday does not magically transform us. It takes the power of God to transform us by renewing our minds and it takes much effort on our part. Plus, for those who have enjoyed fame and fortune, the lies of the enemy must also be overcome.

Today’s guest writes: “Once I became a Christian, wasn’t all the bad stuff supposed to go away or at least start getting better? Some of my darkest days occurred after I became a Christian.” The spiritual battle is very real, and it’s ongoing. We must be in God’s Word in order to be aware of and overcome the world’s ‘counterfeit comforts.’

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Carl Teichrib: Paganism Gone Mainstream? PantheaCon Report

Has Paganism gone mainstream? There are over 3 million professing pagans in the U.S. Have you heard about the Covenant of the Goddess? What is Poly-pantheism? The Church of All Worlds, Ego-Magical activism? Exploring past lives?

Today’s guest, Carl Teichrib, just returned from the 26th annual PantheaCon in San Jose, CA, the world’s largest conference gathering of Wiccans, Witches, Druids, and other practitioners of the New Age, neo-Pagan community in the world.

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Jill Martin Rische: Kingdoms, Cults & Demons – Oh My!

Cults, deceptions, satanism, and the supernatural. Where do we start? How about in the Christian church? We are warned to come out from among them and be separate. Most of us would admit that the increasing spiritual darkness today goes hand in hand with the landslide of immorality and rebellion against God. Interest in demons, the occult, witchcraft, and the paranormal have never been so high.

We expect these things to be popular in a pagan society and among those who don’t know God. But what we are seeing more and more is the church opening up its door to one or more of these deceptions. This goes beyond false teachings although sound doctrine is of utmost importance to Christians. We’re talking about the demonic realm; about spiritual warfare. 

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Who Wants to be God?

The race is on, just as the Bible foretold.  Various individuals, groups and organizations are speeding ahead trying to convince people that the God of the Bible either doesn’t truly exist, or that He would want us to come together and connect the “Christ consciousness” in each of us so that human beings can create utopia on earth. Today we take a closer look at the “oneness” movement, the age of re-enchantment, earth worship, and the openness to practically anything except biblical Christianity.

Carl Teichrib, who has studied the New Age and the various movements and organizations promoting spiritual unity and “oneness” joins Mike and David to discuss ecumenism, the World Council of Churches, Catholicism and Islam, the UN, Burning Man, and the World Parlament of Religions. Carl also provides insights from his extensive research contained in his latest book Game of Gods: The Temple of Man in the Age of Re-Enchantment.

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Spiritual Disorientation in the Church?

It is quite enough that the Christian Church faces a world increasingly confusing and hostile toward God and His Word.  That is a significant enough battle for a church that is focused and standing on the Word of God.  But when the church becomes confused about what is right and wrong according to God this battle becomes all the more difficult. Mike and David look at some news stories that show rampant confusion infiltrating some churches including one liberal church adding a “Psychic” to its staff and another teaching that God’s gender is “neutral”, and a pastor at a Christian College commencement praying and asking God to come against fossil fuels and “straight white men”.

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Don Veinot: Compromise & Apostasy Vs. Discernment & Discipleship

We discuss compromise in the church, discernment, history of apostasy, post-modernism, progressivism, the new Barna survey of pastors lacking a biblical worldview, church growth philosophies, and other anti-biblical ideas leading to the weakness in todays Christian church.

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