The Old “new Age” | The Institute for Creation Research
The Old “new Age”

“Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us” (Ecclesiastes 1:10).

People today are often like the first-century Athenian philosophers. “For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing” (Acts 17:21). But nothing is really new. “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Every new philosophy and new religion and new immorality are merely recycled and updated versions of old pagan idolatries and ancient sins.

In recent years, many people have been taken in by a remarkable complex of systems miscalled the “New Age” movement. This combination of ancient pantheism and modern pseudo-science, a melange of eastern mysticism, astrology, holistic health, and environmental movements, modern systems theory, one-worldism, prosperity cults, and even so-called anthropic cosmology, consists of a veneer of scientific intellectualism with socialistic and Marxist political theory, and even occult communications with the “soul of the cosmos,” achieved through mystical meditation, seances, or hallucinogenic drugs.

Every aspect of this “New Age” movement is based on evolutionism, and the movement, as a whole, is pure pantheism. Despite the intellectualistic pretensions of its promoters, evolution is not modern science and pantheism is not a new faith. Both have characterized unbelief since the dawn of history, and history is now repeating itself with a vengeance as the coming of Christ draws near. “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past” (Ecclesiastes 3:15). HMM

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