A New Age Worldview

Posted By on December 24, 2015

Millions of people are searching for the meaning of life, personal happiness and fulfilment, and a desire to make sense of the world and the cosmos. People are searching and experimenting in every conceivable direction for peace, wholeness and happiness. Those who look for meaning in the morass of the New Age, find an eclectic mixture of what I call “designer spirituality”, a kind of do-it-yourself religion that can be customised to every taste and whim of the self-obsessed individual.

Here are some of the fundamental sources from which the New Age well springs forth

  • Ancient and modern occult traditions
  • Eastern and Western mystical religions
  • Neopaganism (natural religions and goddess worship)
  • New Age based psychologies
  • Modernised sorcery
In addition to these foundational sources of new age thought, a host of contemporary innovations and an eclectic synthesis of these sources has sprung forth, resulting in an endless new age hybrids. This can be thought of much like tributaries that run off a river.
These newly spawned hybrids cover various areas of life such as …
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Government and Politics
  • Education
  • Environmental Issues
  • Women’s Rights
  • Psychology
  • Art
  • Music
  • Healthcare
  • Science and Technology
  • Diet
  • Childcare
  • Human Potential (the human potential movement)
  • Creativity
  • Sport
  • Economics
  • Social Change
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Marriage and Family life
  • Brain-Mind Research and much more.
The New Age movement is not just confined to obviously occult, cultic or otherwise fringe movements elements of society. New Age or New Thought now encompasses all aspects of human experience. It represents an attempt to revolutionise every facet of life on a personal, interpersonal, societal, spiritual and global scale. No aspect of human experience is left untouched by this wave of spiritual humanism which is attempting to reshape our societies, beliefs, values and practices. The New Age offers an ever-increasing overwhelming range of non-Bible based counterfeit solutions and alternatives. Essentially, the New Age takes everything that the Bible teaches about human nature, principles for righteous living and a fulfilling life, including the way of salvation, and then attempts to redesign and redefine everything according to what it claims are superior concepts, beliefs and even ultimate truth. It’s about trying to re-create something better and more more perfect.

What is most disturbing though is the new age mantra that we can create our own reality according to what feels right for us or at the time. This echoes Alastair Crowley’s demonic mantra “do as thou wilt is the whole of the law”. All truth therefore becomes relative and suddenly we are confronted with the claim that there is no such thing as absolute truth. New Age practitioners therefore pick and choose from a spiritual, ethical and moral menu, designing their own reality to fit their perverted and distorted form of self righteousness. In so doing they reject the truth, morality and righteousness of God. In short, they defy god and elevate themselves to the level of claim by claiming that they are free to do as they please and believe and live as they wish. This is the ultimate form of rebellion and idolatry – even blasphemy against a Holy God – the worship of self.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God …” (2 Timothy 3: 2-4)

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