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Top Five New Age Teachings In The Church (Melissa Dougherty)

If you aren’t familiar how common New Age teachings are in the church, I recommend checking out this video.

Melissa covers what she calls the Top 5 New Age Teachings, which are:

  • The Law of Attraction
  • Oneness
  • Religious Pluralism
  • Universalism
  • Mysticism

If you do not know these terms, you need to get familiar. The reasoning why is because there are many false teachers who promote these ideas. The terms are not always said directly, but the teachings are clear. There are many people who are under deception. Even if you are not deceived, others are, and these terms can help us understand why people are deceived. Most importantly, you need to be in your Bible daily. (Post: Bible Study Tips | The Four R’s Of Bible Studying) You need to be able to read your Bible and understand the context properly so that when people present lies that they claim are Biblical you will know better.

Here is a summary of the 5 New Age teachings Melissa covers that you will find in the church today. Check out her video for greater details.

Law of Attraction is based on you being godlike and able to manifest things you want in your life. For Christians, LOA is often hidden by being taught as having faith and remaining positive to get your best life now. Christians will sometimes think vision boards are ok and not see the danger of LOA, which is the core of a vision boards. (See: Visionaries & Vision Boards: Warning To Christians)

Oneness regards toleration for all. We need to be one.

Religious Pluralism – all paths lead to God- mindset. Multiples truths. Christ is not the only way.

Universalism belief that everyone is saved. (Books like Wrinkle in Time support this.)

Mysticism desire to seek personal experiences to receive knowledge of God. (See also: (1) Should We Use Our Emotions As Truth? | What Is Emotionalism?, (2) Contemplative Prayer/Spirituality | What You Need To Know About That “Still, Small Voice”, (3) The Still Small Voice | Problems With People Speaking As “Jesus”, (4) Christian Mysticism | Are We Putting God In A Box?)

Melissa Dougherty came out of the New Age. She understands the confusion of false converts who believe they are following a genuine Christianity, when it’s actually New Age. She speaks out on many New Age practices entering the church.

Her YouTube channel is meant to help newer Christians, especially, who have questions about Christian Apologetics, false teaching connected to New Age, Mormonism, and/or Jehovah’s Witnesses. She has a ministry in reaching out to those in cults, like Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Melissa occasionally shares her talent in painting, and sometimes creates Christian satire videos.  

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Scripture To Memorize/Meditate On – (ESV) John 16:07-08, “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.

*To learn more about what Jesus did on the cross and why His atonement sacrifice is so needed please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?) 
*If you do not know the Gospel, do not turn away. If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?

Community Prayer Community Prayer – January ’22

Christian Topics/Series Covered
Believer Handbook
Personal Blog: Peeking Beneath
Blog For Christian Women: UnAshamed Christian Housewife
Godly Men & Women I Recommend: Link To List
Resources For False Teaching: Recommended Websites For False Teachers/Teaching 
Video Playlist: Christian Questions, Topics, False Teachers, Insights 
Video Playlist: New Christian Believer 
Video Playlist: Understanding False Teachings
Video Playlist: Sermons To Grow From

Luke 11_39-40, _...so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy–full of greed and wickedness. Fools! Didn’t God make the inside as well as the outside_

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