Season: 8 Episode: 111
What are the signs the new age movement has made its way into the church? Melissa talks about her experience with new age thought mingled with Christian beliefs, and she explains how new age concepts sneakily creep into the church undetected. Have you used words like “good vibes”, “karma”, “spirit guides” and other new age terms? You might be influenced by the new age movement!
“To use your feelings as a basis for truth is theologically and spiritually dangerous.”
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Melissa Dougherty is a Christian Apologist best known for her YouTube channel as an ex-new ager. She has two associate’s degrees; one in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. The other is in Liberal Arts. Moreover, she is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary. She resides with her husband and two little girls in New Mexico where she pursues her online ministry and works as an artist.
Can you explain your own experience in the new age movement?
What is New Age and what are some examples of practices or ideas that fall into this movement?
How prevalent is New Age in the church?
Consequently, you had your own experience with a psychic. Total disclosure: I’ve often wanted to go to a psychic just to “test” their knowledge of me, and to see if they had some insight no one else did. What is the danger in going to psychics for readings? Not just for a Christian, but for anyone flirting with the spiritual realm.
New Age seems like all the things: pantheism, hinduism. Why is this a contradiction for Christians who dabble in New Age?
What do word of faith preachers and New Age teachers have in common?