Saturday, October 20, 2012
"Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made.He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths." - (Genesis 3:1-7 ESV)
Jesus is the ultimate treasure and the only true path to God. The people that have rejected Jesus and genuine Christian spirituality have failed to see the real Jesus. They have seen a mass-marketed Christianity that is a poor substitute for a relationship with God.
America was founded on a Judeo-Christian worldview. But in the 1960's a spiritual door was opened through rejection of authority and eastern mysticism. This opened our culture up to spiritual darkness which flooded this country in an unprecedented manner.The New Age movement says that you are your own God. Sexuality, religion, psychology, politics, environmentalism, and economics are all affected by this movement. This "new spirituality" has filled a void in the lives of people who have rejected God ordained authority and moral absolutes.
People were created to worship God and live within the moral boundaries that he has established. Satan corrupted our first parents, Adam and Eve who bought into the lie of the serpent, that they could be like God through forbidden knowledge. That was the beginning of counterfeit spirituality.
The New Age is not new. It is an illegitimate way to experience spirituality without a commitment to living a life that God desires us to live and empowers us to live by grace. Real enlightenment and freedom will come when we place ourselves under the rule and reign of Jesus Christ. - Bobby