The so called ‚ÄúNEW AGE‚ÄĚ takes its name from the astrological ‚Äúage‚ÄĚ we live in, the so called age of Aquarius (remember that awful song from ‚ÄúHair?‚ÄĚ) which astrologers say began in 1844. New Agers describe themselves in this way on Wikipedia: ‚ÄúNew Age (New Age Movement and New Age Spirituality) is a decentralized Western social and spiritual movement that seeks Universal Truth and the attainment of the highest individual human potential. It combines aspects of cosmology, astrology, esotericism, complementary and alternative medicine, various religious practices, collectivism, nature, and environmentalism. New Age Spirituality is characterized by an individual approach to spirituality, while rejecting religious doctrine and dogma.‚ÄĚ
Note what they reject, Religious doctrine and dogma, now doctrine means literally teaching. In other words we will accept anything, no matter how kooky it is if it appeals to us and call it truth, but we reject anything to do with God‚Äôs Special Revelation.
Here‚Äôs the secret, there‚Äôs nothing really new about this. Rejecting God‚Äôs special revelation and coming up with our own inventions goes all the way back to the fall. God however in these verses, says he rejects these practices utterly, calling them an abomination.
I was converted out of paganism and the occult in 1993 and while I was initially Charismatic/Arminian in my theology, I became Reformed and Presbyterian through bible study and the influence of ministries like Ligonier. After teaching in local bible studies, and taking seminary...