New Age Sorceries & Idolatry
“Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish; …”
1 Corinthians 10: 21-22
“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?”
Dangers of New Age Involvement
The forbidden fruit of the New Age appears at first to be glowingly golden and delightfully compelling, promising peace, healing, higher truths, and success. Yet underneath all the layers of gilded power and distorted truth lays a rotten core of Satanic bondage. Initially people think they are experiencing “benefits” of their occult religion while getting deeper and deeper into spiritual darkness and bondage. As with drug addicts, New Age disciples become addicted to the occult, seeking more and more “enlightenment”, “revelation”, and spiritual highs until it”s too late. Even at a very basic level, a demonic “hook” is already inserted and many progress to increasing levels of involvement in the dark side of the spirit world while having no clue as to where they will land up. Eventually some will become demon possessed and lose their souls in the process – serious business indeed.
- A short-term rush of energy and peace into one’s life followed by a fall-off into anxiety, disorientation, depression, and a driving desire for another occult experience to alleviate the inner emptiness.
- A sever fall-off in job performance, family relations, and other responsibilities as the person becomes more self-absorbed, distracted and moody.
- A change in personality marked by a hyper-happy, starry-eyed, blissfully enthusiastic attitude. This “floating on a New Age cloud” mentality can sometimes last for months, but usually ends up with disappointment, frustration, and sometimes disillusionment, or again seeking another new age “high”.
- A progressively absorbing addiction to seeking the advice of psychic readers and channels to gain ego-strokes, security about the future, self-glorification, answers to problems, etc. This can in itself be as addictive as any drug, and sometimes more expensive.
- An absorption into some grand vision quest – like preparing for a UFO beam-up or discovering an ancient artifact of world-importance in Peru or some other planet-shaking event; to the extent of ignoring the rest of one’s life as it slowly disintegrates.
- An awakening of the kundalini (“serpent power” said in the occult to lay dormant at the base of the spine) through occult practices that can lead to many severe problems which include mental and emotional upheavals and breakdowns, intense involuntary body spasms, sever brain and perceptional distortions, and sometimes even psychosis and insanity.
- An abrupt intrusion of a demon-spirit into one’s life, leading to various kinds of possession and control.
- An erosion of Biblical morals into a more lax and liberal viewpoint that opens the way to committing sins such as adultery, fornication and spiritualism.
- An overload of occult energy into one’s system, resulting in a type of “circuit-overload” – sever hyper-tension and anxiety, mental and emotional disorders, deep depression, rapid breakdown of physical health etc.
- An increasing hardening of the heart and dulling of the ear to the Good News of Jesus as one delves further into the New Age.