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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

From Truth to a New Spirituality

Here's a chart from Berit Kjos that shows the slide from True doctrine (historical Christianity) into a compromised doctrine (from the "gosel lite of Rick Warren, Bill Hybels and the Emergent Church), right on over to New Age (Oprahanity, Mysticism and the Shack).
Share this with your church leaders.
-Chris (Click here for more charts by Berit)


Charts - Index
From Truth to a New Spirituality
By Berit Kjos - March 10, 2008


Emphasis added i
"The hope of the New Age faith, or New Spirituality, is that when this One Humanity has achieved its 'divine potential' and all separation has been purged from the world, then world problems such as 'tribalism' and poverty and hatred and violence will be left behind. The world will then be transformed by this New Humanity into a divine new world of peace, love, good will, and sharing where everyone can be free to worship his own inner (immanent) 'God' of his own understanding in his own way.
      "The call for this New Age 'kingdom of God' is now being so widely heeded, even in today’s Christianity, that the building of humanity’s Ark of Oneness is suddenly nearing completion." Tamara Hartzell
"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception...." 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
"The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart." Jeremiah 14:14

Note: The occult quotes listed under Transition and New Spirituality were dictated by seducing spirits channeled by influential occultists such as Alice Bailey (spirit guide Djwhal Khul) and Neale Donald Walsch (a counterfeit "God"). These revealing messages were compiled by our friend and fellow-researcher Tamara Hartzell and explained in her insightful report: "Are you 'Being led away with Error of the Wicked' to the New Age Ark of Oneness?" The endnotes are numbered as they appear in her report.
BeliefsBiblical Christianity
Transition
See Emerging, Kingdom and PEACE
New Spirituality
TRUTH
Timeless
or
relative?
God's eternal, unchanging Word! Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6
Truth is de-emphasized to avoid division: “Humanity is recognizing the need for a more vital approach to God... men are tired of doctrinal and dogmatic differences....”23
“...a portion of truth... is found in every religious and philosophical system…. There is no room for absolute truth.... But there are relative truths."26 
    “When we can contact our own inner God, all truth will be revealed to us."58
JESUS
our Savior
or a
"World Teacher"?
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Matt 16:15-16
"...that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow... and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord....." Phil. 2:10-11
“The teaching of Christ is not obsolete and out of date. It needs only to be rescued from the interpretations of the theologies of the past …”8
“…see Christ as representing all the faiths and taking His rightful place as World Teacher.… They may not call Him Christ, but they have their own name for Him and follow Himas truly and faithfully as their Western brethren.”13
INCARNATION
Jesus
or
you?
"He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God..." Col. 1:15  "The Word became flesh  (incarnate) and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory." John 1:14 
"For the church not to speak to pop culture, not to use [its] images... that's not being very incarnational.... In order to incarnate Christ into the culture... wehave to look to redeem pop culture." Leonard Sweet[note 2]
"God, the scripture is saying, is formless consciousness and the essence of who you are." Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 219

 "You are God in a physical body ... You are all power ... You are all intelligence ... You are the creator." The Secret.[note 3]
SALVATION
By faith
or
by works?
"...by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works...."
     “...wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction.... Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life... there are fewwho find it." Matt. 7:13-14
"We have taught that Christ died to save the world and have endeavored to show that only believers could be saved … Individual salvation is surely selfish in its interest and its origin.”76"Only those principles and truths which are universally recognized and which find their place in every religion are truly necessary to salvation.” 20
FAITH
Based on Truth or experience?
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God..." Gal. 2:20-21
    "...your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God." 1 Cor. 2:5
  “The need is for vision, wisdom and that wide tolerance which will see divinity on every hand and recognize the Christ in every human being.”10
“...there will emerge the universal religion, the One Church. …doctrines and dogmas will no longer be regarded as necessary, for faith will be based on experience.…"16
SIN
Confessed
or
ignored?
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves.... If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:8-9
Sin and guilt are ignored, minimized, redefined, or replaced by unbiblical tolerance or -- as spirit guideDjwhal Khul called it,  “the Law of Loving Understanding."
"There is no sin." [note 1]
    “That old message of right and wrong … good and evil, everlasting rewarding and everlasting damnation, has done nothing to end the suffering. …because it is a message ofseparation.”77
GOSPEL
The Truth
or   deception?
The "good news" about the suffering, redeeming death, and victorious resurrection of Jesus -- that we might besaved from sin and joined to Christ.
    Those who deny His Gospel will face His judgment.
The old Gospel is replaced by a more "positive" gospel: God loves you and has a wonderful plan for you. Just agree and accept in His love. Don't dwell onsin.
"...this message is the only message that can save the world.… That message is The New Gospel: WE ARE ALL ONE.”78
FELLOWSHIP
In Christ or throughfacilitated dialogue?
"...love one another; as I have loved you..." John 13:34    
     "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another....singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord....." Col. 3:16
Small dialectic groups must be non-judgmental, "authentic" and affirming, showing unconditional tolerance and acceptance, seeking consensus and unity in diversity. [note 4]
"Our object is not to destroy any religion, but rather to... filter each, thus ridding them of their respective impurities.... Free discussion, temperate, candid, undefiled by personalities and animosity, is, we think, the most efficacious means of getting rid of error.... ”26 [See The Dialectic Process]
SERVICE
God's way
or the world's way [Praxis]
"...whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men." Col. 3:23
    "...they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us..." 2 Cor. 8:5
    "...distributing to the needs of the saints...." Rom. 12:13
"The first Reformation was... about creeds; this one's going to be about our deeds."
    "The last thing many believers need today is to go to another Bible study.... What they need are serving experiences..." Rick Warren [note 5]
"The New Group of World Servers ... can be regarded as the embodiment of the emerging kingdom of God on earth ... not a Christian kingdom.... It is a grouping of all those who – belonging as they do to every world religion... are free from the spirit of hatred and separativeness..... It is a group... without a ...bible of any kind... it has no creed..."[note 6]
SEPARATION
or 
universal oneness?
"Walk as children of light ... finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. " Eph. 5:8-11
"Key to the New Spirituality is a belief that God is notseparate from anyone or anything  -- and neither are we."44
“...the ushering in of the new world order... will gather into its ranks all men of peace and good will … the embodiment of the emerging Kingdom of God on earth… It is a grouping of all those who... are free from the spirit of hatred andseparativeness.”52
PERSECUTION
or
"tolerance" for
"resisters"
"...the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me." John 16:2-3
"Postmodern culture is a change-or-be-changed world. The word is out: Reinvent yourself for the 21st century or die." Emerging church leader, Leonard SweetSoul Tsunami"Evolve or die: that is our only choice now. ...at this time about ten percent of people in North America are alreadyawakening.... This is probably enough of a critical mass to bring about a new earth." Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth and The Power of Now
KINGDOM
of GOD
or
Kingdom of the World?
Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world." John 18:36
     "He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son... in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:13
“Christ's major task was the establishing of God'skingdom upon earth. He showed us the way in which humanity could enter that kingdom … the way is found in service to our fellow men …"4
“The true Church is the kingdom of God on earth … composed of all, regardless of race or creed, who live by the light within, who have discovered the fact of the mystical Christ in their hearts.”11
To glimpse the vast network of world leaders, occult authors, and deceiving spirits behind this New Spirituality, please read www.crossroad.to/articles2/08/new-spirituality.htm
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things..." 2 Timothy 4:2-5  

23. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, Problems of Humanity, Chapter V - The Problem of the Churches, http://www.netnews.org.
26. Helena P. Blavatsky, “What Is Truth?,” Lucifer Magazine, February, 1888, http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/WhatIsTruth.htm.
58. Alice Bailey, The Consciousness of the Atom, The Goal of Evolution, (Caux, Switzerland: Netnews Association and/or its suppliers, 2002), http://www.netnews.org.
8. Alice Bailey, From Bethlehem to Calvary, Chapter Seven - Our Immediate Goal, http://www.netnews.org.
13. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, The Reappearance of the Christ, Chapter IV - The Work of the Christ Today and in the Future, http://www.netnews.org.
76. Alice Bailey, From Bethlehem to Calvary, Chapter Five - The Fourth Initiation, http://www.netnews.org.
20. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, Problems of Humanity, Chapter V - The Problem of the Churches, http://www.netnews.org.
10. Alice Bailey, From Bethlehem to Calvary, Chapter Seven - Our Immediate Goal, http://www.netnews.org.
16. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, A Treatise on White Magic, Rule Ten - The Present Age and the Future, (Caux, Switzerland: Netnews Association and/or its suppliers,2002), http://www.netnews.org.
2. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, The Destiny of the Nations, The Nations and the Rays, (Caux, Switzerland: Netnews Association and/or its suppliers, 2002), http://www.netnews.org.
77. “God,” as quoted by Neale Donald Walsch, Friendship with God: an uncommon dialogue, (New York, New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 1999), p. 373.
78. Ibid., pp. 372-373.
26. Helena P. Blavatsky, “What Is Truth?,” Lucifer Magazine, February, 1888, http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/WhatIsTruth.htm.
44. Neale Donald Walsch’s Humanity’s Team website, http://humanitysteam.org/content/view/13/27/.
52. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, Esoteric Psychology II, Chapter III - Humanity Today, The World Situation, http://www.netnews.org.
4. Helena P. Blavatsky, “The New Cycle,” La Revue Theosophique Magazine, March 21, 1889, http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/NewCycle.htm.
11. Alice Bailey, From Bethlehem to Calvary, Chapter Seven - Our Immediate Goal, http://www.netnews.org.
Note 1: A Course in Miracles, What Is Sin? at http://acim.home.att.net/workbook250a.html (Unlike the quotes above, this came from our article, Deceived by a counterfeit "Jesus")

Note 5: Ken Camp, "Second Reformation' will unify church, Warren tells Dallas GDOP," 2005, at http://www.pastors.com/article.asp?ArtID=8280 and Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002), page 231.




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