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By any other name…

March 7, 2008

Just a comment about the newest and coolest man-made spirituality… But the big Shift isn’t really so new. It used to be referred to, generically, as the New Age movement. In the 1980’s it was called the Harmonic Convergence. And before that it was the Age of Aquarius. On and on, back through history. There is nothing new under the sun, just the same old deception.

To all thinking people: Don’t you recognize the packaging and marketing of these ideas? You are being targeted by a religion, a false spirituality, based in large part on peer influence and social acceptability. And you are being distracted away from the One who is true.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Todd permalink*
    March 8, 2008 10:30 pm

    I didn’t realize you were talking about a movie. I just viewed the trailer. It’s a pretty slick production. Slick enough to tickle the ears. They’ve got some money behind this one.

  2. merkaba33 permalink
    May 29, 2009 7:07 am

    All Spirituality is man made.

    No holy scripture fell from the sky carved in stone. It was written by man.

    Yes, they may have been inspired, but inspiration is not a one time event and it is not infallible.

    People can be inspired to write today. Books written today could contain “holy truth”.

    Humans are fallible. Even inspired humans make mistakes. Have you ever met a human being whose understanding of God was perfect? What makes you think that someone that lived a long time ago was that different than those that are alive now.

    I can understand that you disagree with the New Spirituality….the Shift….the Age of Aquarius….the Harmonic Convergence. (Each of these is actually distinct stages in a larger pattern, not the same thing.) However, to call it a false religion is basically saying….I’m right, you’re wrong. Couldn’t we just agree to disagree. I’m willing to say the following:

    Mine is not a better way. Mine is merely another way.

    Can you say the same?

  3. Daren permalink*
    June 12, 2009 3:09 pm

    I appreciate your input, and I agree with a couple of points — but I cannot say the same. If you walk off the 20th floor of a building, you will fall to your death – even if you do not believe in gravity. What we think of something has little bearing on it’s reality.

    I find that today, most people hold positions based on politics, family tradition, or peer groups. We all want to fit in. If we stand out, it had better be in a “positive” way…something that the peers will applaud! But we don’t like to uphold hard realities if it demands my life or makes others feel uncomfortable. I don’t enjoy it either, but their eternity is at stake.

    I have rejected the man-made spirituality. I also reject that all spiritual “ways” are equal. Conflicting views cannot all be true. That would mean they are ineffective, with no real impact in the world. I don’t need more rules and behaviors prescribed to me by men who throughout history have acted as demi-gods themselves. Some of them have been judged to be, in the end, just madmen seeking power.

    On the other hand, the living God actually wants us. He is a loving God with an unimaginable future for us, but he is also storing up wrath for a coming day. Why? Because we fell. Because of what our rebellion has done to the world and to us. He provided his son to become human for a time. He communicated on our level, and then gave himself to suffer our punishment – which only he could do. There’s a bright eternity coming for his followers, but for many, the bridge is out up ahead. Their path leads to destruction. How can I do anything but declare that this is the wrong way, that the bridge is out? Would that not be a kind thing to do? Would that not be a responsibility? We can discuss further if you like…

    No — man-made spirituality comes up short. We cannot save ourselves. It’s all a delusion, a deception, a self-help, self-centered, social fad time waster, with no God but US. That’s the bottom line. I’m not competing with you. I just don’t want you to needlessly suffer. You are free to choose for yourself, but there ARE bad choices.

    Regarding the inspiration of scripture, here’s an article by Dr. Norman Geisler on how the Bible was written:

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