Some popular doctrines of demons, mystical practices,”New Age” or “New Spirituality” names, and themes: (many are in churches)
- Getting in touch with your inner self
- Inner healing
- Signs and wonder ministries
- The course in miracles
- Contact with ascended masters
- Contact with aliens
- Soul travel
- Out of body experiences
- Near death experiences
- Spirit Guides
- Positive confession
- Possibility thinking
- Your words have power, so you can speak things into existence
- Visions from Mary
- Apparitions related to Mary
- Crying statues
- Slaying in the Spirit
- Laughing, barking and other strange out of control behavior claimed to have come by the power of the Spirit
- Schools claiming to be Christian that teach one how to become a prophet
- Altered states of consciousness
- Collective consciousness
- Tolerance for forbidden practices
- Reaching Christ consciousness
- Sweat lodges
- The lord Maitreya
- The Krishna
- Maitreya Buddha
- Imam Mahdi
- Dalai Lama
- Robert Schuller
- The power of positive thinking
- The reincarnation of Christ in another body
- There are many paths to God/all religion leads to God
- Zen Buddhism
- We are about to evolve to a higher life form
- Animal rights and elevation of other species to the level of human beings
- Alternative lifestyles
- Rejection of Judo Christian morality and beliefs
- There are no moral absolutes
- Vegetarianism, health food, organic food products (as a higher life style)
- Holistic healing, alternative medicine (taken to mystical extremes)
- Psychics, remote viewers, channelers, astrologers, fortune tellers
- Team concepts (to replace individualism)
- Personality typing or profiling
- Diversity training
- Correct thinking people/right thinking people
- The basic goodness of man
- Personal gurus
- Self improvement seminars
- Outcome based education
- It takes a village
- You can be anything you want to be
- Abortion, birth control, family planning, the right to choose
- Alien encounters
- Harry Potter books and movies
- Psycho therapy
- Word of Faith
- Latter Rain movement
- Joel’s Army
- Manifest Sons of God
- Replacement Theology
- Supersession Theology
- The force
- Edgar Casey
- Pyramid power
- Crystal power
- New Spirituality
- Kabbalah (also Qabalah, Cabala, Qaballah, Qabala, Kaballah)
- “The Secret”
- Contemplative prayer
- Centering prayer
- Spiritual Reformation
- Emergent church or Vintage Christianity (some concepts)
Then read this:
Many Christians identify with a few of the bullets listed above and a few of them may not necessarily be demonic. However, it certainly is demonic if it conflicts with the absolute truths in biblical Christianity. “New Age” or “New Spirituality” beliefs have infiltrated the liberal main line Protestant churches. Some “New Age” beliefs have even infiltrated many Evangelical and Pentecostal churches. (For example – so called ongoing movements of the spirit such as the laughing movement, the anointing of God is on me/slain in the spirit movement, the speak it into existence “Word of faith” clones, and the traveling circus healing gurus can hardly be distinguished from methods and practices used in the occult “New Age”/”New Spirituality” movement)
Now some of the leadership of the purpose driven seeker friendly church growth movement are pushing paraphrases of the bible that have “New Age” terms (i.e. “The Message“) and teaching in popular books that God is in everything and everyone (pantheism). They also teach psycho therapy from theories of psychology as truth.
~ Don Koenig
Dominion Theology comes in many forms to many denominations, even unknowingly to Christians. It is an invasive weed cropping up more and more and soon will be the world church known as The Harlot of the Book of Revelation. Are you sure you do not believe in this heresy? Are you one who believes in this theology and are sure that it is scriptural? I will quote some paragraphs from an eye-opening article and leave a link for you to continue to read concerning this theology of another god:
The real litmus test to determine who has bought into Dominion Theology is their worldview. Those that believe that their church, the Church, or even the ecumenical world church will control government on the earth before any physical return of Jesus Christ to the earth in glory are some form of dominionist. In the final analysis, Dominion Theology forces the all-powerful sovereign God of creation to be dependent on man’s choices and man’s actions on the earth. None of this theology is taught in scripture. The theology is hardly correctable because most with this theology have also downplayed sound doctrine and have inserted subjective interpretation of the scriptures and/or their own subjective experiences. This makes it quite difficult to argue with those in Dominion Theology from the scriptures.
Deliverance Theology is also Dominion Theology when those in it believe that the Church can bind spirits and take whole areas of the world for Christ. Most who teach and practice Deliverance Theology also teach “Word of Faith” theology or dominionist theology similar to “Latter Rain” theology. Most deliverance ministries use “deliverance” as their primary tool to carry out their Dominion Theology and its worldview. They think they can take dominion of the earth from Satan and establish a Christian theonomy or theocracy from authority outside of the prophetic passages of the Bible because they can quote and misuse a few obscure Bible verses and repeat phrases.
You might wonder how the seeker friendly movement and the emergent church movement fit in with Dominion Theology. In general, neither Rosemary nor her baby teaches about the prophetic passages of the Bible with any rapture of the Church or any judgment coming on the earth prior to the return of Jesus Christ. They both teach a form of religious humanism. They want world religion to be the woman who socializes the world and establishes a humanistic utopia before the return of Jesus or even without any true biblical Jesus. They might even call their world social agenda the great commission but there is no salvation message within. They have a gospel of humanistic social good works where world religion will establish dominion in the world.
The idea that the United States can be Christianized by political and social action is very compatible with the views of Dominion Theology. The worldly method of using a confrontational attitude toward those living in unpopular sinful lifestyles actually makes these people less receptive to Christians who preach the message of salvation. The Church is not Israel nor is America Israel. No enforcement of biblical law can bring a nation to morality; morality comes when a person or nation has a change from within. The Church was directed to preach the good news so that people can overcome sin by believing in Jesus and receiving God’s Holy Spirit.
“Christian psychology” ties into Dominion Theology because leaders and churches who teach Dominion Theology extensively use tools of psychology. Go to any large church that practices any form of Dominion Theology and you will also find programs that are more likely to be based on theories of psychology than on sound biblical doctrine – Observe the prosperity teaching, the success seminars and the sensual emphasis. Many who say they do not believe in Dominion Theology indicate differently in their worldly lifestyle. The only kingdom they are really concerned with is the earthly one they now live in. They give little thought to spiritual matters. These real or defacto dominionists wish to make the flesh and the spiritual kingdom compatible. This of course is quite impossible but many will certainly die trying.
“Word of Faith” leadership uses another form of psychology. They knowingly or unknowingly use psychological mind control techniques that bring on mass suggestion, hypnotism and altered states of consciousness. They use these tools to lord over their flock and to make their presumptions plausible. When mystical experiences occur in their presence through using these psychological techniques it validates to the sheeple that these leaders are anointed. The leaders then tell their subjects that they are latter day apostles, prophets, and healers anointed to lead the Church to take the world back from the Dominion of Satan before the return of Jesus and these sheeple believe them.
By now you should get my drift that worldly psychology has infiltrated the church and has corrupted the church to conform to the secular humanistic dream of a utopian society on earth brought through man’s own efforts. Much of “Christianity” wants a flesh appealing utopian society on the earth before the return of Jesus but the Bible teaches that Christians will be persecuted and hated by the world as Jesus was (Joh 15:18–20). Many who follow the teachers of Dominion Theology do not have a clue about what they believe. Most are just playing follow the leader and have never even read through the Bible themselves. Most are just following preachers who tickle their ears.
There will be no dominion by the Church on earth until Jesus comes back very soon with his saints to rule and reign for a thousand years. This will be the only “Kingdom Now” reality. ~ Don Koenig
The Woman on the Beast in End Times Prophesy Has Dominion Theology
In his New York Times contribution “Tribes with Flags” (March 22,
2011), Thomas L. Friedman discusses whether the battle for Libya is the clash of a brutal dictator against a democratic opposition or a tribal
civil war. He differentiates between real countries with long and real histories–like Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco–and newly created
countries, which he calls “tribes with [national] flags.”
Friedman reminds us that Libya, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates have no
pre-histories to speak of. They did not exist before Europeans meddled in the region at the turn of the 20th century. Parcels of land were
handed over to Islamic strong men, tribal kings, and military dictators who favored their own tribe members while shoving aside lesser
tribesmen. The result was the Arab League countries listed above, with European-sanctioned dictators at the helms.
Friedman wonders whether today’s revolutions in the Muslim Middle East are less about the quest for democracy and more about tribes seeking to advance their positions. He makes a valid point.
“Palestine” is poised to become the next newly created country in the Islamic stable of unstable states. Ignoring lessons from the past, the
United Nations believes it is re-creating the State of Palestine. I use “re-create” cautiously because there never was a Palestinian
State–there was no Palestinian flag, no Palestinian national anthem, no Palestinian currency, language, or any sort of Palestinian political
apparatus in any previous generation.
Palestine is a myth. A State of Palestine never existed.
Yet, the previously non-existing State of Palestine is proposed as the newest member of the artificially created Islamic world, handed to
uncivil Muslim tribesmen by supposedly civil European powers. Why are the Europeans empowering “the Palestinians?”
For that matter, in a world where Muslims have been killing each other brazenly for decades, why do Europeans suddenly declare: “Look. We must stop tyrants like Muammar Kaddafi”? Why the interest now? Why him?
In the post-9/11 era, prophecy students have been focused almost exclusively on Islamic intrigue, virtually ignoring European culture.
Pictures of Koran-inspired mayhem cause us to conclude that the perpetrators are evil incarnate. Though this conclusion seems altogether natural, it’s not altogether scriptural. For years, I have frequented prophecy conferences, speaking with noteworthy individuals in the field. Without exception, they keep their eyes on Europe for the final showdown–not Arabia. Based on prophecies in the Book of Daniel, most Bible teachers–myself included–consider the coming antiChrist’s center of action to be in Europe. Though Arab-Muslim mischief currently dominates the news, Joel Rosenberg once told me that he thinks the Islamic threat will be squarely eliminated, after which focus will shift to Europe. I–and most in the evangelical center–concur.
Scripture points to a “revived Roman empire” as the principal culprit in the End Times, not to an Arab antiChrist or Arab empire. Rosenberg,
I, and others see Europe as the devil’s last playground. The Book of Ezekiel forcefully predicts Israel’s re-emergence as a nation-state at “day’s end,” and prophesies that neighboring nation-states will marshal military resources in an attempt to annihilate the fledgling state.
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Christian leaders around the world need to wake up and take notice of a rising new threat to Mideast security: the leaders of the Palestinian people are planning to go to the U.N. General Assembly this September and unilaterally declare their state in the “pre-1967 war borders,” and a dangerous momentum of international political support for this plan is growing.
Should the Palestinians proceed with their plans, growing evidence suggests they will receive an overwhelming majority vote at the U.N. in favor of dividing the land of Israel and dividing the city of Jerusalem. Indeed, a steadily growing number of countries around the world are signaling that they are ready to recognize a Palestinian state that includes all of the West Bank, all of Gaza, and at least half of Jerusalem as its capital. However, by making a unilateral declaration, the Palestinians will have chosen to refuse all negotiations with the Israelis. They will have chosen to abandon all diplomacy. They will have chosen to reject concessions and compromise. And they will have chosen to reject giving Israel the assurances of peace and security that the Jewish people so eagerly want.
“We want to generate pressure on Israel to make it feel isolated and help it understand that there can be no talks without a stop to settlements,” Nabil Shaath, who leads the foreign affairs department of Fatah, the main party of the Palestinian Authority, told the New York Times. “Without that, our goal is membership in the United Nations General Assembly in September.”
Bible prophecy makes it clear that the nations of the world will, in the last days, divide up the land of Israel. But the Scriptures are also crystal clear that the nations will face the judgment of Almighty God for doing so. “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat ["the Lord judges"]. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.” (Joel 3:1-2).
Let the nations be warned by the God of Israel: they are on a dangerous and disastrous road. I pray they will turn around before it is too late. ~Joel Rosenburg