Mystical Mess: New Age in the Church

What is the difference between God’s miracles and mysticism? Amy and Michelle discuss a growing trend in the church that borrows mystical elements from Buddhism and Hinduism and melds or syncretizes them into Christian practices. Mysticism in the church is as old as the church itself, and has been rightly called out over the centuries as unbiblical. But it is a trend in our time as many Christians are now bringing in these practices and normalizing them.

Sadly, a lot of it comes through the church doors from women, bringing in teachings into women’s ministries on Reiki, chakras, crystals, magic energy oils, yoga, karma, energy fields, and even  Ouija boards and tarot cards.


What is the New Age? A White Paper Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

Christians Mystically Encountering God Berean Research

“Christian” Tarot Cards and Fortune Telling – Fighting for the Faith, YouTube video

The Spiritual Formation Movement – Berean Research

The Interface of Medieval Mysticism and Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Berean Research

Mysticism: Its Origin and Impact on Contemporary Christian Thought Berean Research

Books and articles by former New Agers:


Thank you, bless you and Walk Worthy!


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Mystical Mess: New Age in the Church

2 Responses to Mystical Mess: New Age in the Church

  1. Kristi April 6, 2021 at 11:27 am #

    Thank you for posting this. Not enough people are talking about it. The Spiritual formation movement is so dangerous and justified in 90 percent of Christian Universities. I have friends who are deeply into it and I’ve shared the Truth about it with them. They disagree that it’s mysticism and say, “well this is ‘Christian’ spiritual formation which is different and encourages biblical ‘disciplines’ and deeper sanctification”. I’m saddened that they don’t want to see the truth of it. It’s not in the Bible. Slapping the Title “Christian” on something, doesn’t mean it’s Christian. Test all things in Scripture!

    • A Word Fitly Spoken April 6, 2021 at 11:42 am #

      I agree, Kristi. It’s as if some folks are unwilling to hear.

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