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Jul 22, 2015


The New Age Then and Now - Acts 19

A brief overview of Acts 19:1-27

We live in a world that is hostile to the biblical Jesus Christ of Nazareth. So too, many of us have experienced growing hostility from non-Christians and from apostate Christian churches that have become theologically offensive to Jesus Christ. This audio message considers various topics in the Christian missions life, cross-cultural work, spiritual warfare, and the biblical injunction to confront teachings that are hostile to biblical revelation.

Topics mentioned:
- Boldly reasoning, speaking, and persuading individuals to repent of sin and believe in the biblical Gospel, instead of ecumenical Interfaith “dialogue.”
- The danger of Occult healing arts, lying signs and wonders, and demonic manifestation and possession states that deceptively mislead people under the guise of being "gifts of the Holy Spirit."
- The problem of New Age and ecumenical Christian churches engaging in dialogue and alleged “Gay Christian” workshops.

Teachings and people mentioned:
New Thought Metaphysics (Warren Felt Evans, Phineas Quimby), Christianized Metaphysics for Evangelical Ecumenism (Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuller), Mormonism (Brigham Young, Joseph Smith), Evolutionism, Hinduism, Yogi’s, Theosophy and Occultism (Helena P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant), Mind Science Cults (Christian Science - May Baker Eddy), Guru’s (The Beatles and the Hare Krishna cult), Modern Occultism (George Gurdjeiff), Theosophical Society (Helena P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Nicholas Roerich), Spiritism, Spiritualism and Christian Spiritualism (Moses Hull), Rudolph Steiner (Anthroposophy and the Anthroposophical Society), Rosicrucian Movement (Max Heindel and the Order of the Rose Cross), Unity School of Christianity (Charles and Myrtle Fillmore), Church Universal and Triumphant (Elizabeth Claire Prophet), Science of Mind and Religious Science (Ernest Holmes), Religious Science (Terry Cole Whitaker), The Sleeping Prophet (Edgar Cayce), George Baker (aka “Father Divine”), Scientology (L. Ron Hubbard), Erhard Seminars Training (Werner Hans Erhard), Foundation of Human Understanding (Roy Masters), The Silva Method (Jose Silva), The Aquarian Conspiracy (Marilyn Ferguson), The Master Plan (Alice Bailey), Unitarianism (Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller), Templeton Prize (John Marks Templeton, Bill Bright and Charles Colson), Word of Faith Movement (Prosperity Gospel - Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Marilyn Hickey, Oral Roberts), and more.

Recorded 06-30-1999, San Luis Obispo, California.

Chris Lawson
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