Chapter 3. What is the New Age? p. 23-40
- A revival of all kinds of occult practices and belief systems adapted to today's culture and entertainment.
- A return to the enticing lure of pagan beliefs which emphasize a devious form of power and wisdom that denies God's truth and blinds the child to God's truth and parental guidance. It abolishes the conscience and destroys family relationship. [p. 25]
“When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone ...who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or none who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and obecause of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you." Dt 18:9-12)
The New Age shuns Christianity but welcomes all other religions. Each person adjusts what he already belief, adds the desired ingredients and finds himself immersed in the counterfeit. Almost any combination works (p.23-24):
Humanism + supernatural power
Hinduism + pop psychology
Pantheism + confidence in human potential
Buddhism + panentheism (God in all)
The New Age is essentially Satan's alternative for Christianity-- packaged in any wrapping the would lure the gullible seeker. It's a ruse that promises children power, wisdom and a deceptive self-esteem, but instead its dark gifts eventually bring fear, darkness and rage.
Satan can counterfeit almost any good thing God gives us. Three major thrusts toward global society:
Replace Christianity with a self-centered blend of all religions joined in spiritual oneness. (Parliament of Word Religion)
Replace Biblical values with New Age values -- anything that frees a person to follow the desires of self and create his own reality.
Replace nationalism with a one-world government under a spiritually evolved leadership. (more)
Never went away. Was assimilated into our culture through occult books, movies, computer games, videos, and public classroom. Though schools and entertainment, children across our nation became mentally and emotionally addicted to dark thrills and stimuli that would began to blind young minds to God's Truth and realities. (Bill Clinton's Governor School, see p. 28-29, 32)
Spiritual War: New Age leader, Dick Sutphen wrote:
"One of the biggest advantages we have as New Ager is, once the occult, metaphysical and New Age terminology is removed, we have concepts and techniques that are very acceptable to the general public. So we can change the name... and open the door to millions who normally would not be receptive."(36)
It mocked Christianity and traditional values but welcomed sex, lies, occult thrills .... anything that would twist or abolish Biblical Truth. This was spiritual warfare; a unseen battle unfamiliar even to Christian families.
Chapter 4. How does this War on Christianity Affect the Faith & Values of Students? p. 53
A teacher in Lakewood, Colorado placed a wide assortment of books in his classroom for students to enjoy during daily reading times. When a parent complained that two of the 239 volumes were based on the Bible, the principal told teacher Ken Roberts to remove them. A judge upheld the school’s order to censor the two books from the classroom. In school the children could legally read books on Buddhism, Indian religions, and Greek mythology—but not on Christianity. (53) The message is: Christianity is bad, New Age spirituality is fun, enlightening, empowering, etc.
Peer relationships usually implies common values. Today, a Christian child who refuses to conform is likely to face ridicule and separation. Some are able to take stand and follow their conscience; others can bear the separation.
Today's students learn early to mock Christianity and traditional values bur welcome sex, lies, occult thrills .... all the fascinations that clash with Biblical Truth. This is spiritual warfare; a unseen battle that now seems unfamiliar even to Christian families.
It mocked Christianity and traditional values bur welcomed sex, lies, occult thrills .... anything that would abolish Biblical Truth. This was spiritual warfare; a unseen battle unfamiliar even to Christian families.
What's the Problem with Values Clarification? p. 56-57, 58, 65-66, 108
It emphasizes today's cultural values and ignores Christian values. (Quote by John Cubler, who observed that the youth of 1969 had rejected the old sexual code:
"As long as the sinner acknowledges his guilt, there is a chance that he might reform and repent. But the key to this generation is precisely its freedom form guilt!"
If people discredit truth and quench the conscience, how will they live? God points us to the answer: 2 Tim. 3:13-14
Chapter 5. How Can We Guard our Children against Corrupting Values?... 67-73 (Deut 6:6-7)
73 - victory!
Chapter 6. New Age Globalism and its World Religion! Can it be stopped? (74-76, 78-79, 81-82)
"The traditional Christian family has been a continual obstacle to the globalist vision of solidarity. . . . the United Nations and its mental health gurus have fought hard to eradicate those old “poisonous certainties” that stood in their way. . . . The results can be disastrous. Students trained to scorn God’s guidelines and conform to the crowd are . . . soon driven by evolving new notions that undermine all truth and certainty." —Carl Teichrib (research journalist)
See Our Children: The Primary Target of the New Age One-World Religion
Chapter 7. Schools and New Age Globalism. (74-90)
"The Sin of Separateness" (87-89)
Since unity is essential to the envision global village, many New Age leaders join in condemning the hindering influence of the church. Their objection? It's "negative energy" blocks the envisioned, long-anticipated evolutionary breakthrough. ... this belief has filtered into the classroom.
(From Spiritual Politics by Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson.) "According to Ageless Wisdom, there really is only one sin--separateness. In the early years of World War II, Alice Bailey [theosophist] noted that we will achieve peace in the world only after we first create unity.... The persistence of war is more likely to spring form rampant nationalism, ethnocentrism and intolerant religious fundamentalism-- all extreme and separtive attitudes." (p..88)
Thus anyone who follows God becomes guilty of the only sins in the New Age paradigm: unbelief and separateness. Christians who refuse to share the global vision and join the evolutionary march will reap persecution... For Satan, the counterfeit angel of light, hates all who shine the true light of Christ into the world.
Chapter 9. The Mind-Changing Visual Images in Movies (What's wrong with popular movies such as Harry Potter and Snow White & the Huntsman?) (97)
Grease" (106) Bad is good (108)
Harry Potter - (113) The main product marketed through Harry Potter is a new beliefs system..... (Contrast with Psalm 1:1-3). (114-118)
"Snow White & the Huntsman" (119)
"God is going to change," wrote Naomi Goldenberg in the Changing of the Gods: "Feminism and the End of Traditional Religions." We women.... will change the world so much that He won't fit anymore."
She is wrong about God. But she's right about our changing culture!
Chapter 10. How can we Guard our Children from Mind-Changing Messages? (125-132)
- ...be prepared: p. 128
- Put on the Armor of God: pp.19 and 129
- Others can but you cannot: 130
- Know what God tells you to avoid: (Rom 12:9, Eph. 4:17-20, Deut. 18:19)
- Know that God will guide and guard those who trust and follow Him. (Matt 5:11-16,
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Cor 4:16-18).
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for pso they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Mt 5:11-12) Nelson.
Chapter 11. How Can Families Resist the Tantalizing Power of Television? (133-150)
"...the TV ... holds such a devastating potential for brainwashing, mass programming, and the destruction of individualism..." p.134
Aliens, UFOs, & a (false) New Age Christ. The invasion of monsters began decades ago, and it quickly transformed the world of entertainment..... The creatures that win the prize for thrills and chills are the dark and deadly-looking ones like Darth Maul (Star Wars).... (137)
"Notice that tongue hanging out over the chin -- which is a universal symbol of demonic possession....
"One of the most popular combinations is human and serpent.... It's not surprising that pagan religions worshiped serpent and dragons, for the bible tells us revelation 12 that the old serpent, the dragon, is Satan the devil." (From a lecture on "The Rising Interest in the Supernatural by Larry McLean) (p. 139)
The effects of in Children: (148-149)
- It replaces the traditional activities that kept bodies active and minds safe from spiritual brainwashing
- It produces unreasonable demands and expectations. (Ads and commercials stimulate desires)
- It gives a distorted view of the world.
- It models harmful relationships.
- It models violent behavior.
- By the time a child reaches the age of eighteen, he will have witnessed 200,000 acts of violence, including 40,000 murders."
- It produces fear.
- It clouds discernment of right from wrong.
See illustration on p. 150 (Oprah Winfrey and Johanna Michaelsen)
Chapter 12. Guarding Against Corruption in TV and Digital Media?
"Children project themselves with their imagination into a toy. They give it life, character, abilities and talents and set the surrounding around it. This is how they learn....
"When a child watches a cartoon and then plays with a toy connected to that cartoon, he is no longer projecting himself into the toy. Instead, cartoons have programmed the child to play with toys in a certain way." Phil Phillips, Turmoil in the Toy Box. (p. 156)
Obsession with power, violence, and martial arts can prove fatal. One year, Norway, Sweden and Denmark banned the Power Rangers for a season after a five-year-old Norwegian girl was kicked unconscious by classmates and died in the snow. Some blamed the Ninja Turtles, which had been broadcasting the skills and thrills of the martial arts longer.
To cool Ranger fever in your home, try asking some leading age-appropriate questions. For example:
- What is the source of the Power Rangers' power?
- How do they get their supernatural power?
- Who gets the credit for winning the battles?
- Does someone in the program pretend to be God"
- Did you see magic symbols or occult charms?
- What does God's Word tell us about these kinds of powers?
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Pr 22:6) [more on 165)
- Step One: Pray (pp. 152-155)
- Step Two: Affirm God's Values Together
- Step Three: Train Your Child to Discern Deception
- Step Four: Join the Battle for Truth
A counterfeit hope surges through our society today: We can do it! We can re-create the earth and complete the evolutionary process. When we eliminate national and spiritual barriers, we will be one. By becoming a part of the “cosmic” stream of consciousness around the world, we can become a super-race, the true global family of God.
The seeds of this utopian dream were sown by John Dewey. Nurtured by the warm friendship between humanist NEA and UNESCO, one-worldism sank its roots deep into every level of public education. The late Dr. Robert Muller, former Under-Secretary of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council, unmasked the movement’s spiritual nature in his book on global education, New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality:
"On a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with the “divine,” its transcendence into ever higher forms of life. Hindus call our earth Brahma, or God, for they rightly see no difference between our earth and the divine. This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon humanity . . . as we are about to enter our cosmic age and to become what we were always meant to be: the planet of God." 
To “evolving” New Agers, the end goal of global oneness justifies any questionable ways or means. It is not surprising then to find classrooms teaching steps and carrying out curricula that work toward fulfilling this lofty vision. The formula that substitutes counterfeit values for God’s wisdom can also change the world: crush the old; then out of the ashes will rise a new earth—a world free from guilt, fear, oppression, and poverty. The time is ripe to buy the lie.
This transformation has vastly accelerated as millions around the globe await the New Age/New Spirituality world of harmony, love, and oneness—a world of evolved god-men all following the wisdom of Self. Discernment Research Group at the Herescope blog explains the crucial role that education (the transformation of it) plays in bringing this new world to the forefront:
"Education is a key vehicle to implement Robert Muller’s “vision” for a New Age. . . . [Muller’s] education curriculum served as a spiritual and political model, based on the metaphysical beliefs of Theosophy, for education reform in the United States and around the world. Muller’s spiritual framework was particularly appealing to globalists and futurists, many of whom were the architects of the transformation of education."
A New World Religion
To inspire a consciousness explosion, many New Age leaders are determined to win a critical mass of minds. Children will be the prime target of the “missionary” efforts, and schools their greatest battlefield.
William Bennett exposes this ominous blend of public school curriculum, New Age spirituality, and cosmic dreams:
"Another legacy from the Age of Aquarius that has been enshrined in too many of our social studies curricula is a disturbing anti-rational bias. Curriculum guides for . . . global education are shot through with calls for 'raised consciousness,' for students and teachers to view themselves 'as passengers on a small cosmic spaceship,' for classroom activities involving 'intuiting,' 'imaging,' or 'visioning' a 'preferred future.'”
Proponents of such curricula have offered a candid caution:
“'These exercises may seem dangerous to your logical thought patterns. For best results, suspend your judging skills and prepare to accept ideas that seem silly and/or impractical.' Well, if we’re going to give up critical judgment, we’d better give up the game of education altogether."
While “raised consciousness” and “visioning” sound too mystical for admission into many schools, a new form of religious education does not. Teaching about the major world religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, the curricula emphasize the universal “truths” and historical values of each. That sounds fair and innocuous, until we remember that New Age globalism calls for a one-world religion—a persuasive union of all supposed paths to eternal life.
Since biblical Christianity doesn’t fit the formula, some of these courses have—in the hands of “progressive” teachers—become a platform for criticizing Christian exclusiveness and promoting Eastern meditation. Speaking to many of the world’s religious and political leaders, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, articulated this New Age formula for spiritual oneness in a global community. Notice the apologetic and compromising version of “Christianity”:
"Behind [this resurgence of religions] lies a widespread pessimism about the future of humankind, and unsatisfied longing for alternative paths to salvation.
"All the centuries that the Spirit of God had been working in Christians, He must also have been working in Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and all the others. . . . This will mean that some claims about the exclusiveness of the Church will have to be renounced."
In April of 1988, representatives of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism met with political leaders from over forty nations to “solve” the world’s problems. This Global Conference of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival was sponsored by the Temple of Understanding, a global interfaith organization, which was founded with the support of such dignitaries as the Dalai Lama, Indian Prime Minister Nehru, Eleanor Roosevelt, Popes John XXIII and Paul VI.
The "Temple" is an inveritable “hotbed of international dialogue and outright promotion of Eastern mysticism,” working in a “consultive status” with the United Nations and offering interfaith programs for youth. Guest speakers have included such New Age advocates as Donald Keys, David Spangler, and Benjamin Creme (who has heralded the coming of Lord Maitreya, “The Christ,” for many years).
"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." (Matthew 24:24)
Just to show you what really lies behind the New Age plan for a coming “Christ,” listen to Benjamin Creme describe this “Messiah”:
"In the esoteric tradition, the Christ is not the name of an individual but of an Office in the Hierarchy. The present holder of that Office, the Lord Maitreya, has held it for 2,600 years, and manifested in Palestine through His Disciple, Jesus, by the occult method of overshadowing, the most frequent form used for the manifestation of Avatars.
"He [Maitreya] has never left the world, but for 2,000 years has waited and planned for this immediate future time, training His Disciples, and preparing Himself for the awesome task which awaits Him. He has made it known that this time, He Himself will come."
The Bible tells us that one day, a man will come on the scene who will proclaim himself to be God and will demand that all of humanity worship him. Children throughout the world are being conditioned to accept him even now.
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)
The “Sin of Separateness”
Because unity is essential for creating a critical mass, many New Age leaders join in condemning the hindering influence of the church. Their objection? Its “negative energy” blocks the envisioned, long-anticipated evolutionary breakthrough. As you have seen, this belief has filtered into the classroom.
Thus, anyone who follows God becomes guilty of the only sins in the New Age: unbelief and separateness. Christians who refuse to share the global vision and join the evolutionary march will reap persecution as Scripture indicates (e.g., 2 Timothy 3:12). For Satan, the counterfeit angel of light, hates all who shine the true light of Christ into the world. The New Age book Spiritual Politics [skip down to the last illustration] lays out the plan for the “Age of Aquarius” where all are united and all believe they are God. Unity among all humanity will be essential and non-negotiable, they believe, for this global unification and divinity realized to take place:
"According to Ageless Wisdom, there really is only one sin—separateness. In the early years of World War II, Alice Bailey noted that we will achieve peace in the world only after we first create unity. . . . The persistence of war is more likely to spring from rampant nationalism, ethnocentrism, and intolerant religious fundamentalism–all extreme and separative attitudes."
God is not surprised at this diabolical deception. Long ago, He warned us that the Antichrist would one day rule the world and persecute Christians:
"And it was given unto him [the Antichrist] to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (Revelation 13:7-8)
Meanwhile, God calls us to remain separate. As His holy people, we cannot join the forces of the Antichrist:
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? . . . And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate." (2 Corinthians 6:14-17)
Since our children belong to God, He takes care of them. If they have to share in some of the persecution, He will be with them to protect, shield, and render unto them spiritual compensations that far exceed their physical suffering. Let Him encourage your family with these words:
"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. . . . fear not, neither be dismayed." (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8)
While world leaders seek “helpful” religions that serve their purposes, our gracious, almighty, and omnipotent Lord watches over those who have wholly put their trust in Him. Refusing to compromise, they walk the narrow road—but never alone. Their Shepherd walks with them no matter how rocky the road or lonely the miles.
Like His faithful pilgrims through the ages, they know Whom to thank whether their days are filled with sunshine or rain, and freedom or restraints. Trusting His love and His faithfulness, they praise Him for His strength through life’s storms and for peace amidst problems. For He has promised never to leave them. So “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
Our children are not immune to the world’s messages. They hear the same tempting voices, the same “positive affirmations” that others hear and follow. Concerned about their spiritual safety, our Shepherd reminds them:
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." (Romans 12:2-3)
Unless we help our children build a mental framework and filter based on biblical truth, the world’s philosophies will squeeze them into its mold. Therefore, it is essential that they see God as the only ultimate source of wisdom, power, and triumph.
"The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies." (Psalm 18:2-3)