The New Age movement is a Western spiritual development that began in the second half of the twentieth century. Its roots go back to the book of Genesis when Adam and Eve were tempted to be like God. Similarly, New Age teachings and philosophies tempt people to experience divinity.
“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes
will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good
and evil.” (Genesis 3:4–5)
A full history and background of New Age can be found at Got Questions. New Agers believe all paths lead to God, but the Bible tells us clearly there is only one way to God—Jesus Christ.
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
We would like to believe we are OK. Yes, we make mistakes—but if the good outweighs the bad, won’t we be OK? And what determines right and wrong anyhow? People should be able to decide that for themselves.
But the Bible says something different. We have all sinned. We all need a savior. Jesus Christ is God and He came to save us from our sins. There is no forgiveness for sin except through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross for our sins. All other paths to God are man’s inventions and are false.
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
New Age teachings can sound good. They fit well with a pluralistic, relativistic, tolerant point of view. They are politically correct. They appeal to our sense of self-importance. But they are a dangerous and slippery slope away from the only savior, Jesus Christ. Away from experiencing the unconditional love and peace that only He can provide.
How about you? Are you sure you are OK? Do you want to be? Learn how as you compare the claims of Christ with the New Age beliefs in “I’m OK, You’re OK?”