By Roger Oakland
Understand the Times
I have been following the New Age movement even before the phrase New Age movement was coined. In the early 80s, it became apparent to me that Eastern religion was being widely promoted in the West as something new.
While New Agers were enthusiastically advocating Yoga, meditation, crystals, spirit guides, and humming mantras as the ways and means to achieve global consciousness and enlightenment, professing Christians I knew could see Satan’s strategy. No Bible-believing Christian would ever fall for such deception!
Time has a way of changing things, doesn’t it? Today, it is not uncommon to hear about churches promoting “Christian Yoga” for exercise or “Christian” leaders suggesting that the best way to get in contact with God is to enhance one’s prayer life by getting in tune with God through contemplative prayer or lectio divina. What was once described as New Age and the occult is spiritually acceptable now. What has happened? Has God changed His Word, or have Eastern religious methods been embraced by Christians? Is it possible that Christians have been duped by Satan and lulled to sleep?
Anyone who cares to do the research will find that Eastern religion remains the same. Linking oneself with the universal energy is still the goal. A Christian can believe that Yoga is for health and well being if he or she wants, but the facts have not changed. Click here to continue reading.