A New Ager Turns to Biblical Christianity (Part 3)

   August 2000, having discovered the similarities between Satanism and the New Age, I became convinced that my metaphysical worldview was false. It hit me like a ton of bricks that I wasted eight years of my life studying metaphysics and the occult and that all the "truths" I had learned over those years were falsehood. Discarding them felt like losing part of myself.

   My conversion to the Lord Jesus Christ by God the Father (John 6:44, 65) and the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3) was psychologically painful. Being switched from a New Age worldview to a Christian worldview was a shock to my system. It took three days for me to regain my footing with such a qualitatively new philosophy of life.

   But, oh, the joy of being able to trust the Bible and rely on it as God’s inerrant, infallible, impeccable word!

   Praying to the only true, living, personal God of the Bible was a new experience for me and not easy at first. When I had prayed as a New Ager, I thought praying was about manipulating my own consciousness so it could affect “universal consciousness.” By habit, my prayers were attempts to send well-formed thoughts into the universe. Once I unlearned that mindset, praying became so beautiful to me. Prayer was no longer inner effort to affirm and visualize; prayer became actual, simple, humble, reverent, love-filled talking to the triune God knowing that, through my trust in Christ Jesus for ...

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