Christian Resources to Combat New Age Thinking

You know, I’ve been reading over the comments on this blog and some others blogs and it crossed my mind that those who disagree with the premise that the Word of God is the authoritative yardstick by which we are to discern what is the message or Revelation that God has given us, would have me set aside what it says, so that I would accommodate their premise. That is to say, that there are alternate sources of illumination, alternate perspectives, which I should entertain. Furthermore, when I do quote a scripture from my yardstick that sends from my perspective, a pretty clear statement, an example of which is, ”Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12“, the response is typically rooted in an alternate source, and invariably explains it away by indicating that “different labels” are being used from an alternate source and essentially there is no conflict between the alternate source and the meaning conveyed in the chosen scripture.

Excuse me, but I do not buy that. The root of their argument is consistently centered on alternate sources. The institution of Christianity is not my yardstick, the Christian scriptures are. I quote Craig’s response to the question about the Trinity at as another example, “Interestingly, the triune nature of God is central to the Gnostic Gospels which were excluded from the orthodox canon and considered heretical. In the Gospel of Philip, we see written, “…the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Excuse me, the Gnostic Gospels are not the yardstick.

Every conceivable source from Krishnamurti, Paramahansa Yoginanda, and a host of others has been thrown into the ring of this discussion. Excuse me, they are not the yardstick.

My personal relationship with God has not been overwhelmed by the institution of Christianity nor am I overwhelmed by the history of the Christian Church.

I see a consistent pattern to explore and evaluate alternate sources while steadfastly ignoring the common sense language of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I don’t buy it and God granting me grace, I never will.

Eckhart Tolles’ “A New Earth” has produced a significant amount of discussion and debate with regard to his teachings being in line with the basic teachings of the Bible, especially the New Testament. There are many who hold up Eckhart Tolle’s banner stating that his teachings breath new life into the deeper truths of the Gospel, and there are many who see Tolle’s message as being exactly the opposite. Having a good working knowledge of what the Bible says and a balanced perspective of what the Gospel represents is a basic requirement to make an informed decision about the discussion and the debate, especially when it comes to discussion with others who oppose our point of view. The discussions and debates that I have read and participated in clearly indicate that nothing is taken at face value any more. Literally everything is challenged, be it the authenticity of the the Scriptures (both Old and New Testaments), our interpretation of recorded history, the method whereby we interpret the Scriptures, and of course, the track record of the Christian Church. The task at hand can be overwhelming at times.

I am not an Old or New Testament scholar, nor am I an historian. I also do not possess a science degree and I have not made it my life’s work to defend the track record of the Christian Church. And, I suspect, I am not alone.

But I have studied how we have obtained the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, I have examined the scholarly work of those who have dedicated their lives to validating the authenticity of our Bible and I have read and formed opinions on scientific/religious conflicting points of view. I have studied world history and I have spent a significant amount of time tracing the journey of the Christian Church and I have read and continue to study the Word of God. My journey has led me to the Cross, where I have knelt and accepted the grace that has been placed before me via the shed blood of my Saviour Jesus Christ. And I know that I am not alone.

The evolution of New Age Thinking is not insignificant, in fact, in our day and age, it is and will continue to shake our Christian belief system to its very core. There will be division, within our society, within the Christian Church and within our homes. To those who share our Christian heritage and faith, this is a call to arms, the sword has been brought out and we had better prepare for the battle which is to come.

“Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints….” Ephesians 6:10-18


Follower of Jesus, married with 5 grown up children, 6 grand children, ex-military and residing in beautiful Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. a.k.a. "Papa"

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Christian, Eckhart Tolle, New Age, Religion
4 comments on “Christian Resources to Combat New Age Thinking
  1. Matt says:


    We don’t need to combat New Age Thinking. We need to embrace it. Otherwise this Earth will be no more.

  2. Bruce says:

    Hi Matt, thank you for your comment and while I can appreciate your perspective, I have read Tolle’s book, “A New Earth” and I just don’t see Tolle’s answer to the problems facing humanity as a whole, as the solution. I will be writing an article entitled “The Yardstick of God’s Revelation” which lays down another solution which I believe is God’s answer to the problem. I would admonish you to read it and consider it before rejecting it. Thank you again for your comment.

  3. This may be helpful to you and your readers – good work. Let’s stand together.
    “A New Earth, An Old Deception”

  4. Born4Battle says:

    Tolle’s “the divine is in all of us” is the same naked emporer in a new suit, that we can be like God.

    The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die!

    “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and You will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:4,5

    “We don’t need to combat New Age Thinking. We need to embrace it. Otherwise this Earth will be no more.”

    Care to elaborate?

    Embrace the lie to your own destruction. This earth is going to pass away anyway:

    “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had PASSED AWAY. Also there was no more sea.” (Revelation 21:1)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog Stats
  • 23,198 hits
Google Translate Available here …
Post Categories

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Last 50 posts ….

Christian Apologetics

Stories, features, articles of writer and author David Ettinger.

Victors' Corner

Wholesome Inspiration for Family, Life and Living - From A Christian Worldview

Randy Lane Bunch Ministries

Where God's Answers Meet Man's Questions

Through Ink & Image

...Pursuing a God Inspired Life

Inspirational Photos

Inspirational Scripture Photos


Calling today's world to God's timeless truth...

Thought Synergy

Learning to think like God thinks

Natasha Crain

Faithful Christian Parenting in a Secular World

Cerebral Faith

Christian Journey, Christian Cases, Faith, Salvation, Hope

The Benefit of the Doubt

A blog about Dialogue, Doubts, and Christian Faith ~Travis Dickinson~


Responding to Critics, Seekers, and Doubters

Pursuing my Own Path

To simplicity and way of Italy

1 Way 2 Yahweh

... through the blood of Jesus alone.

A Softer Shade of Red

Just another God tale of Beauty for Ashes...

DaviD JosE

Faith | Hope | Love

Canon Fodder

Exploring the origins of the New Testament canon and other biblical and theological issues

Vatican Files

Christian Journey, Christian Cases, Faith, Salvation, Hope

Ancient Paths

Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the Ancient Paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16

Cyber Penance

Apologetics, Devos, Random Thoughts

Eternity Versus the Moment

Living with a two-world perspective

Center for Science and Culture

Christian Journey, Christian Cases, Faith, Salvation, Hope

Apologetics Canada

...Helping Churches Engage Young Adults across Canada...

A Clear Lens

Theology, Apologetics, Worldview

Red Letters

Living the Christian life, following Jesus

The Silver Lining

Encouraging others to find hope, healing, truth, and freedom through Jesus Christ.


Discussing Biblical Authority

The Isaiah 53:5 Project

Life: the time God gives you to determine how you spend eternity


Fellow worshipper of Christ.

Salt My Words

Let your conversation be gracious and attractive and seasoned with salt...

You Can Trust Him

God's Faithfulness for the Grieving Parent

Another Fearless Year

Linda L. Kruschke's Blog

Brandon J. Adams

For millennials seeking the abundant life of Jesus

The Ruminant Scribe - Snapshots of God's World and Word

Thoughts based on God's Word as seen in His World

Real Christianity


marks of the kingdom

Infiltrating the darkness with the light of Christ's reign.

God's Grace ~ God's Glory!

~ declaring His kingdom ~ for His glory

Saving Sodom

Live a life of positive influence

One Hired Late In The Day

Theological Essays of Encouragement, Discernment, and the Christian Life

Christians Ascent

Connecting People to JESUS


So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth? Galatians 4:16

Bible Apologetics

discussing the evidence for the Bible

%d bloggers like this: