The whole antithesis against the 'new age' is in conflict with what the NT says about this present age and the age to come...
THIS age is the EVIL age...the NEW age will be the perfected and peaceful AGE....
To seek after the NEW age is to seek after the kingdom of God manifested among and withing man as is promised both in the OT and the NT.
And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaks against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be
forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions;
and in the world to come eternal life.
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem
us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
All these verses mention the world but it should be 'aeon' or 'age.' The 'world to come' is the 'coming age' and that can only be assumed to
be a NEW one since this one is going to 'wax old like a garment.'
Now - that has nothing to do with theologies and doctrines, et al. The only doctrine that really matters is Love Your Neighbor As Yourself
anyway (at least to me)...
BUT it does point out one very alarming and undeniable fact
about the majority of mainstream, church-going, preacher-believing christians:
that all it takes
is a little dose of negative propaganda - even just two little words - about something that, if pushed with enough convincing
piety from the pulpit (and agreed upon on in books and TV, etc)
can cover and condemn anything at all deemed threatening to the dissolution of
the reliable weekly payments of tithes and offerings (which GOD does NOT need, BTW)...
and keep people, in FEAR, from investigating for
themselves (that fear also belies the insistent claims of trusting God - if one trusts God then why fear to tread anywhere?)
and causing most
to 'believe a lie.'
You think the lie is outside the church, or perhaps hasn't even been born yet....the truth is that the modern day version of the church IS
lie. And it's got more fooled than you think.
according to the bible version doesn't require church or preachers or tithing or loyalty to group doctrines...all it requires is a
few simple things - done on one's own they are far more effective (this I know to be true without question)
and the HOLY spirit doesn't need
anything at all to tell it where to go....it goes were it wants and where it goes, confusion and strife and division is NOT.