The New Age teaches the myth that we are able to save ourselves through a process I will call “spiritual evolution”. This myth is based on the supposition that we can become a god if we tap into the spirit world. It is based on the assumption that the Spirit world is a neutral force that we can use either for good or for evil. It also teaches that the process of spiritual evolution is facilitated by drawing from the teachings of the mystery religions and other mystical spirituality such as the Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism). It is worth noting that all occult “spiritual paths” apparently do not lead to God but rather to the “revelation” that WE are gods. It begs the question; if we are gods, why were we not born gods in the first instance?
The Bible asserts that man’s lost sinful condition is like someone who is stuck in quicksand. The person in the quicksand has no power to extricate themselves from the sand that will ultimately claim their lives unless they are rescued.
Jesus Christ is God’s rescue plan for us all. God sent Jesus to die for our sins. He paid the price for sin and makes all who accept Him as their personal Lord and Saviour, righteous before God the Father. By accepting the free gift of salvation made possible through the sacrifice for sin that Jesus made, we are made righteous in God’s eyes, and no longer carry the penalty of death which sin carries.
When this gift of salvation through Jesus is rejected, or people deny that god actually exists, then man has no choice but to revert to myths and foolishness in trying to save themselves. But what are they attempting to save themselves from? That is an interesting question. Could it be that we instinctively know that our real human nature is evil and not good; that sin is real; that Satan is real; and that there must be a God (even if we are uncertain who He is?).
According to Romans 1, when we reject God’s truth and his laws, we are given over to foolishness and spiritual darkness. The Bible states the following in Romans 1: 18-31
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”
So, according to the Bible, we revert to self-worship when we reject the only true god. The Bible describes this as idolatry – a very serious matter in God’s eyes. Only God is worthy of worship and anything else that becomes a substitute for worship of the only true God leads to judgement and condemnation by God. Worshiping idols insults and mocks God.
So why do people worship themselves?
It is probably because humans are created in the (spiritual) image of God. This also explains why some people worship nature. They instinctively realize that there is something awesome and spiritual about nature and make the mistake of worshiping nature and not the creator. In so doing we worship the created thing (creature) and not the creator.
Once we have rejected the concept of a creator God, the logical conclusion is that we end up becoming foolish. Myths such as the “science” of evolution give a good example of the lengths we will go to to support our myth, even to the point when we are quite happy to deceive others too. Hitler was very sincere in his quest to transform the Germans into the “master race”. He invented all kinds of myths and legends to support his lies and deception. The occult secrets that he based his “teachings on” all had to do with the lie that man can become a god.
The same lie is perpetuated by Satan today. The Bible describes Satan as a liar, a thief and a murderer from the beginning. Satan deceived Eve and Adam by suggesting to them that God was trying to deceive them when He gave them specific instructions to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This deception caused all of humanity to rebel against God. Lucifer had already engineered a cosmic rebellion against God in heaven before he and his fallen angels were banished from God’s presence as a penalty for their rebellion. The Bible states very clearly that Satan (Lucifer) is the man of rebellion who attempts to blind us spiritually, and to lead humanity away from worshiping the only true God. Satan and his fallen angels (demons) present themselves as “angels of light”; they masquerade as representatives of good when in fact they are evil and have only one intention; the damnation of the souls of men and to lead humanity into rebellion against God.
In analyzing Freemasonry, one finds that in essence Masonry teaches that a Masonic Apprentice enters into a spiritual journey to “seek the light”. This refers to spiritual enlightenment. This process of so-called “spiritual enlightenment” results in encounters with demons and even Satan himself. Masonry is simply man’s attempt to save himself and is based in the false premise that man can become a god. The god of Masonry is Satan (Lucifer) and Lucifer is described in Masonry as “the light bearer”.
According to the Bible, Lucifer (who is now called Satan) is evil, rebellious against God, and desires to be worshiped as he has seen God being worshiped in heaven before he was banished to the realm of the earth. He is the prince of this world, and his ill-fated mission is to deceive the nations of the world to rebel against God and to reject His truth.
The Heavenly Warrior Defeats the Beast (Revelation 19: 11-21)
“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
king of kings and lord of lords.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in mid-air, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.”
Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshipped its image.The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.
The Judgment of Satan (Revelation 20:7-10)
“When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
The Judgment of the Dead (Revelation 20:11-15)
” Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence,and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
We cannot save ourselves (Philippians 3: 3-21)
“Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again,and it is a safeguard for you. Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal,persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law,but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained. Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”
The Bible says that anyone who denies that Jesus is God, is the Antichrist. Masons worship two false “gods”; Lucifer, and themselves. No amount of self-righteous and good works can save us from the wrath of God against the rebellion of man against God, and sin. It is only through Jesus Christ that we have a way of escape, and it is a free gift.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 14:6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
For anyone Christian who may still be in doubt about the indictments made against Freemasonry on this website, you can download the complete publication by Albert Pike of Morals and Dogma
- The Secrets of Freemasonry Revealed (seductionofchristianity.com)
- The Fall and the Problem of Evil (kleinschmidtbible12.wordpress.com)
- NEW AGE EXPOSED: Serving Same Supernatural Being as Satanists (vineoflifenews.com)
- Who Are You Following? (ministerdeirdre.wordpress.com)
- The Role of the Holy Spirit in Salvation: Part 7 (jmdansville.wordpress.com)
- The Enormity of our Born Again Experience- Part 6 a Glimpse of Our New Unseen Reality(mcfalger.com)
- Joel Osteen says you can have “Your Best Life Now” and “Become a Better You”(seductionofchristianity.com)
- Cult Series: Freemasonry (2/8) (trueforms.wordpress.com)