Many people including Bible scholars believe that we are rapidly heading towards a One World system which will incorporate the government, commerce, workplaces, schools, churches and the media, into a worldwide network in which many will take part to provide the basis for the persecution of true Christians during the tribulation period.
It is quite possible for a person to follow a syncretistic religion — a faith involving elements from two or more religions. This is sometimes disparagingly called ‘shopping-cart religion’. The Bible makes it quite clear, that syncretism – mixing in any way with anything that has its roots in pagan or non-Bible based beliefs or practices – is an abomination to God.
There are even churches that would claim to be “New Age” Churches, such as St James, Piccadilly, in central London which has associated itself with the New Age since the 1970s. In their Mission Statement they say: “We understand ourselves to be called to gather as a body which welcomes and celebrates human diversity, including spirituality, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation – create a space where people of any faith or none can question and discover the sacred in life through openness, struggle, laughter and prayer – a common commitment to be in solidarity with poor and marginalized people and to cherish creation (we don’t manage it all the time, so we try again).”
Christian churches are being infiltrated by the New Age through many avenues such as various forms of Christian music, especially rock and punk, Christian energy light working and healing in various forms, meditation, non-biblical practices such as various forms of Christian self-help psychology – which have no solid biblical basis – and Christian books such as “One Thousand Gifts” and “The Shack” which are in fact a form of Christian witchcraft.
Please check the article on this blog “The Occult and Cursed Objects List” which gives some further detail on Witchcraft in Christianity, whether through false doctrine or commercial exploitation, etc.
Whether it is seemingly harmless and beneficial practices such as lectio divina or labyrinths, an ever-increasing plethora of non-biblically based practices are being brought into Christianity. These are things we don’t actually even need as according to His Word, God has already given us everything we need. As they take their part in corrupting the true and pure Gospel of Jesus Christ, they are anything but harmless and beneficial.
Repeatedly in the Bible, witchcraft in particular is expressly forbidden. Yet, astonishingly, a Google search for “Christian Witchcraft” returns 10.5 million results, and“Christian Witch” returns 42.6 million results.
The following two pictures are from a Christian website:
The following videos include an interview with Mary-Kathryn, a popular Christian singer, where she proclaims to be a part of something called ‘New Age Christianity’. A closer look at ‘The New Age’ clearly shows that there can be no such thing. The songs and the mode of singing are discernibly witch-like.
Mary-Kathryn sings “The 91st Psalm”, from her album “Dreams & Visions”.
Mary-Kathryn sings “Incense of Praise from her album “Dreams & Visions”.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)