New Age beliefs (Part 1)

This blog series continues with the future according to New Age (or Cosmic Humanism).  Different worldviews have solutions to make life better on planet Earth.  These worldviews will be explained so you can understand your world better. Moreover, you will be able to explain the real solution to our problem: Jesus Christ, the Savior from the world’s sinfulness.  (For more, see my book Starting at the End.)

According to the New Age worldview, evolutionary godhood is the inevitable next step in human history. Humans will attain a higher consciousness, treating all people with respect as manifestations of God. All will live in harmony, displaying mutual love and acceptance of others. Within this hoped-for harmony is economic unity. Poverty and greed will disappear; people will work together to share wealth that is created. But it is not just individuals that are evolving; governments are as well.

Seeing the world as a whole rather than parts, the New Age future of humanity will be some sort of global civilization. National boundaries will fade, and all of humanity will join together in common cause.  Dr. David Noebel explains, “The desire for global government is based less on political theory than on the concept that ‘all is one’ and that evolution and other scientific principles are leading humanity to global unity.”

So unlike Secular Humanism and Marxism, the New Age doesn’t specify politics of the coming world state. Because of the next step in evolution, each individual will decide right and wrong for him or her, without the need of supervision. The state would not be necessary. Another term for this would be self-government: individuals governing him/herself, without the need of an outside authority like the state. However, anarchy is the logical outcome of life without government. New Agers counter that with this belief: the concept of community will overcome the dangers of anarchy.

This coming period of mass enlightenment and peace, was popularized by the song, “The Age of Aquarius,” sung by the 5th Dimension. The lyrics capture this hope of heaven on earth:

When the moon is in the Seventh House

And Jupiter aligns with Mars

Then peace will guide the planets

And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius

Age of Aquarius

Aquarius!

Aquarius!

Harmony and understanding

Sympathy and trust abounding

No more falsehoods or derisions

Golden living dreams of visions

Mystic crystal revelation

And the mind’s true liberation

Aquarius!

Aquarius!

 The “Age of Aquarius” is the New Age. It will bring in peace and enlightenment, reuniting man with “God”.  To New Agers, man is considered separated from God, not because of sin, but because of lack of understanding and knowledge concerning the true nature of reality—that all is God.

When we get our nature, as well as the nature of God wrong,  the supposed answers will never be found. We are sinners in need of a Savior.  He is Jesus.

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