Its sad that so much New Age thought and terminology has been co-opted by Christianity, (so-called). This is the danger of using man-made terminology to describe the things of God, when He has given the terms He wants in His word.
I have heard the argument over the word 'rapture', should it be used? I won't way one or the other here and now, but, by using man-made words to describe the things of God, its how the New Age thought has crept into churches. Or the term 'Trinity", a decent word that fairly-well describes the concept, but the Bible calls it the Godhead-why not use that? Its a little more difficult, but it IS biblical, and is describing a difficult concept that trinity may not convey as well. Many other belief systems have 'troinities' made up of three disctinct 'gods', as opposed to our Godhead, which describes one God in three individuals, all co-equal, all God, but three people. A difficult concept. And above, I think, trinity.
NOw, because we are used to using non-biblical terms to describe biblical concepts, we have allowed a great amount of new age thought into the church, by using their terminologies. And yes, this then must bring me to my earlier argument over 'fundamentalist', a man-made term to describe a biblical concept. And as such, perhaps I should think further on that vein, as I don't wish to be a hypocrite.
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