A survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life discovered that many people who call themselves Christian also have practices considered New Age or Cultic. Pew says “two in three adults believe in or cite an experience with at least one supernatural phenomenon” These include: 26% who find ‘spiritual energy’ in physical things; 25% believe in astrology; 24% in reincarnation; and 23% who believe that yoga is a ‘spiritual practice.’
Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY believes “this is a failure of the pulpit as much as of the pew to be clear about what is and is not compatible with Christianity and belief in salvation only through Christ.”
--USA Today, December 10, 2009 p. A2 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
The Bible clearly states there is one truth, one way to salvation and anyone, even an angel preaching a contrary message is not only wrong but accursed in heaven. (see Acts 4:12; John 14:6)
Our message needs to be as clear as a bell. Making sure we aren’t tickling ears, we need to preach the gospel truth, that people will hear.
Galatians 1:8-9 (NASB) “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! (9) As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!”