By Jean Bush, in a letter to Philip Jones
Your latest expose of The New Age is exceptional. Your Essay surpasses all other attempts to explain the connection between Eastern religions, the New Age and Lucifer. Here are my own thoughts on the subject:
The three-in-one god known as “Brahman,” which is composed of: Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the Preserver), and Shiva (the Destroyer).
Karma. The law that good begets good, and bad begets bad. Every action, thought, or decision one makes has consequences – good or bad – that will return to each person in the present life, or in one yet to come.
Reincarnation. Also known as “transmigration of souls,” or “samsara.” This is a journey on the “circle of life,” where each person experiences as series of physical births, deaths, and rebirths. With good karma, a person can be reborn into a higher caste, or even to godhood. Bad karma can relegate one to a lower caste, or even to life as an animal in their next life.
Nirvana. This is the goal of the Hindu. Nirvana is the release of the soul from the seemingly endless cycle of rebirths. (Contender Ministries.org)
The three in one god belief system above allows an individual to focus only on one aspect (of god) at a time, depending on the circumstances of his life. If life is fresh and new, then it is god the creator, giver of life and all things. If things are going well, with no ups or downs, then he worships god the preserver. If his life is in destructive mode, then he worships (albeit unknowingly) god the destroyer.
This religion lets one pick and choose his god according to "how he feels at the moment." This allows him to avoid the true God, the God of Christianity, with its interlocking system of faith, belief, love and living according to the rules of the Commandments, handed down by God, and Jesus Christ's admonishions throughout the New Testiment. Simple rules for simple living, but which does not allow for any dissembling regarding one's feelings at the moment.
Karma and Reincarnation can explain away any troubling aspects of life by saying one deserves whatever has happened to one, good or bad. One has earned such incident or event by activities done earlier, usually in a previous life. Reincarnation permits moral failure, free-for-all experimentation, and even atheism by assuring one that in the next life one can make it all up and move forward.
Nirvana assures one of the ""soul's" eventual release. Release into what?? Into God? I think not. The Bible teaches that the dead do not speak, neither do they "know" anything. Not a happy thought for New Agers who want to follow their own path, certain of endless births and final freedom, concious through it all.
This is the lazy man's religion. It suits New Agers well as it lets them be "religious" without having to account to God. And Lucifer knows that "if man dethrones God in his heart, Satan must take his place."
New Age Movement or NAM:
Here is a general comparison of some NAM beliefs versus Christianity:
God is an impersonal force. NAM
God is personal. He is our Heavenly Father who loves us.
God is all and all is God. He is part of creation, as are all of us. NAM
God is the Almighty Creator of the universe, and all within it. Man is finite, and one of God’s creations.
There is no sin, only misunderstanding of truth. NAM
Rebellion from God is sin. All have sinned, and all must be saved.
Man saves himself. NAM
Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins. Only through faith in Him may man be saved.
Heaven and Hell do not exist. They are states of mind. NAM
There is a literal Heaven, and a literal Hell.
Jesus is a man who exemplified “Christ Consciousness, and the divinity that is man. NAM
Jesus is the Son of God, and is part of the triune nature of God.
(taken from Contender Ministries)
New Agers can take heart that nothing is everything and everything is nothing. And Lucifer can take heart that New Agers cannot find him in such prattle and will carry forth his agenda without interruption and without God. These people cannot be reached, Philip, and with all the popular "Oprah Winfreys" "Rick Warrens" and others, who keep spreading this sickening filth, ensnaring more and more people, people who do not know who they are to begin with, and who search for a "god" who will let them get away with spiritual murder. They are being handed the instructions for a New World Order on a silver platter, believing it to be a better way for this troubled world, unaware that Lucifer is the chef, and that they themselves will eventually be served up as dinner.