THE NEW AGE GOD- Introduction
New Agers believe in God. In fact, they believe that everyone and everything is God. So, how many Gods do New Agers believe exist? Just one.
THE NEW AGE GOD- The Christian View
To Christians, God is a personal being who is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good. Furthermore, Scripture consistently draws a strong distinction between God the Creator and His creation.
THE NEW AGE GOD- The Monistic View
Wipe away all distinctions between Creator and creation, and you immediately end up with “monism” — the belief that all is one. In other words, monism says that there’s no difference between God, human beings, and a stick of gum; they are simply parts of one undivided reality. New Agers most definitely hold to monism, but they also give divine status to all reality. Thus, everything in the New Age world is considered God. This is known as pantheism.
THE NEW AGE GOD- The God of No Personality
It’s plain to see that New Age revelations concerning God are nothing but the same old lies the serpent used to deceive Eve in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 1 admittedly speaks of people being created in the image of God, but such statements are made with reference to our possession of characteristics which can only be found in personal beings, including the power to think, act, exercise our free will, and acknowledge and worship our Maker. The fact that we are not all-powerful and don’t know everything amply proves that we are not God. Strangely enough, the very trait that we have in common with God — our personality — is precisely what New Agers deny from God. They reduce God to an impersonal object, be it some kind of force, principle, or energy.
THE NEW AGE GOD- Conclusion
I believe Romans 1:25 best summarizes what New Agers have done with God, speaking of those who have “exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.”