Rudyard Kipling wrote: “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.”

And the two have met in the New Age Movement. 

A hungry wolf sees a flock of sheep. In order to get past the shepherd undetected, he shrewdly covers himself with wool to look like a sheep. By looking like a sheep, he can get close to and attack the sheep. A wolf in sheep’s clothing, a woolly wolf, might look soft and innocent, but his true nature is to kill and destroy. 

New Age Spirituality presents itself as innocent and helpful. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, it can look good on the outside. In reality, however, it is deceptive and destructive. Thousands of people follow lies about God and His world because they fail to recognize New Age Spirituality for what it is. 

Are you putting your faith in a cloaked lie? How can you know if you are? Read on to understand the lies of New Age Spirituality that may be influencing you! 

What Is New Age Spirituality?

  • New Age Spirituality is made up of a large, loosely structured network of individuals and organizations bound together by a worldview that chiefly consists of …
  • the central belief of pantheism
  • the common hope of global enlightenment
  • the creation of one’s own reality through positive thinking
  • the cycle of ongoing reincarnation

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” 

1 Timothy 4:1

What Are the Old Roots of the New Age?

  • Hinduism is the dominant religion of India, which teaches the following:
  • All existence is one substance … monism.
  • All existence is divine … pantheism.
  • All things, even rocks, are inhabited by God … panentheism.
  • All people go through many life and death cycles … reincarnation.
  • All reality is illusion (Maya).
  • Helena P. Blavatsky, known as “The Mother of the New Age,” was a Russian occultist who rejected Christianity and adopted pantheism. She developed a cult out of Hinduism known as theosophy (the wisdom of God). 
  • Christian Science is a mind science cult created out of theosophy and Hinduism by Mary Baker Eddy. It spread throughout the United States with the publication of her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
  • Charles and Myrtle Fillmore crystallized and further developed this line of thinking through their Unity School of Christianity. 
  • The name New Age is an umbrella word coined to identify a host of groups and organizations that have adopted the thinking of Ancient Occultism and Eastern Mysticism

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” 

Matthew 7:15




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Grace Filled Words:

“Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?”

Galatians 3:2-3

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”

Colossians 2:8

Additional Scriptures: 

Galatians 3:11

Proverbs 16:2

Romans 10:3-4

Genesis chapter 3 

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