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Should a Christian Accept New Age Beliefs?

Sadly many Christians already do!  Today the world has influenced the church with words and terms such as “situation ethics,” “sensitivity,” and “tolerance.”  By redefining the meaning of these terms, they have been given a New Age twist in order to be “politically correct.”  Political correctness is the change of language in order to conform to the ideas and philosophy of unbelievers.  New Age political correctness comes from the heart of unbelievers who try to impose order and justice upon society without the authority of God’s word.  As a result, human society has turned everything upside-down.  Order has become disorder (Job 10:22).  Justice has become injustice (Eccl 5:8).  Everyone has become a victim of their circumstance and are no longer responsible for their actions: all in the name of political correctness.  As a result of much success by “new-agers,” the social pressure to accept New Age beliefs is so great, and so widely taught and accepted in our society, that it has become part of the main-stream Christian message and methodology.

If one is not politically correct according to this New Age enlightenment area, then one is considered to be narrow-minded, and bigoted.  Nevertheless, the Christian should not give up ground and conform to New Age beliefs.  Instead of being influenced by the world to be politically correct, Christians should go about to be BIBLICALLY CORRECT!  The Christian should pray that they would influence the world around them according to biblical correctness.  In doing so, the Christian will be seen as taking up the cause of the oppressed (Proverbs 3:31,32; Eccl 4:1), giving to the poor, pleading for the afflicted (Proverbs 19:17; 22:22), and showing mercy (Luke 6:26).  Biblical correctness goes far beyond political correctness by loving, praying, and doing good to ones enemies (Matthew 5:44-46; Luke 6:27-35).  Biblical correctness accepts all persons no matter what class, gender, or color of skin (Romans 2:11; 3:23; Proverbs 24:23; Romans 10:12,13; Galatians 3:28).  Biblical correctness righteously executes judgment in the land (Psalm 106:3; Isaiah 1:17; Proverbs 2:6-9).  Simply put, the Christian is not to accept the words and ways of the world, no matter how popular, no matter how correct, or no matter how right it may seem.  The Christian is to follow after and seek to do the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ, a way that surpasses all worldly ways and wisdom (John 14:15; 15:9-14).

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”  (Matt 22:37-40)