"The Plan" Contain New Age Keywords?
indented section is another segment of the "gospel" presentation
that used to be on
the official Left Behind website.
I have placed in bold text the New
Age terms in this section of the Plan, and I want you to ask
yourself what the author is accomplishing with the use of these words?
is the creator of heaven and earth.
beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen 1:1) God is a rational,
thinking, feeling, loving being who created the universe and loves us. He is
separate and distinct from that which he created, as a painter is distinct from
his painting. He is not the "Force," or the "Chi"
or some other impersonal cosmic energy permeating the universe.
(Quote source: The Plan from
The leftbehind.com author inserted New Age words for
"god" into this section of The Plan. These words have been
used in this New Age gospel presentation for a purpose. Have you ever heard the
example of someone telling you not to think of a polka-dotted elephant?
What do you immediately do? Your mind forms a picture of the very thing
you are told not to think about. The thought is placed there because the command to not think of it
implants the idea
into your mind.
New Age words are being used in
The Plan so these words will become familiar to you, and will be associated with
certain things, which I will show you shortly. Incidentally, all three of
the words Force, Chi, and impersonal cosmic energy are
really euphemisms for very personal "energies": devils.
The author has these three New Age keywords
follow the two sentences which are supposedly about God and his
attributes. Your mind will automatically associate the words,
Force, Chi, and impersonal cosmic energy with God because your
mind is already in that flow of reasoning, and the
non-italicized "not" is easily forgotten as the mind absorbs the
three words: "Force," "Chi," and cosmic energy. I wonder why the
anonymous author did not make a point of telling the
reader that these words are synonyms for devils?
Imagine a man in
the act of robbing a store who exclaims, "I am
not the thief!" as the police burst in upon the scene. That is really sending the message that he is
the thief. The circumstances that surround his statement belied the
statement, because they indicated he was the thief.
Perhaps you are a Christian and
you are under the impression that the three New Age keywords strategically placed in the sentence
quoted above have not affected you in the least. Do you think an unbeliever would
not be affected? Do you think God cares that his holy name is being
connected to New Age words that refer to demons?
Below is another quote from The
And the Lord
God formed a man's body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the
breath of life. And the man became a living person. (Genesis 2:7) We were
created with a purpose and are the crown of all things God made. We are the
objects of his infinite love. We are not a product of natural law and statistical
probability merely on our way to becoming a higher life form.
The same subliminal technique is being used here
also. Notice the author used another "string of threes" that actually reinforces the New Age words
so they are absorbed into the reader's mind!
The beginning sentences are about
how God made man that human beings are the objects
of his love. The last sentence tacked on in this line of reasoning lists
things that we are not: a product of natural law, statistical probability,
and a higher life form.
Again, the reader will absorb these three
phrases into his mind and associate them with what man is, because that
is what the sentences immediately prior to it are about. "Not" is not emphasized,
which is important, because if the word "not" was emphasized, then the reader would perceive it as a stop sign and he would reject
the following wrong words rather than permit them to slip into his mind unnoticed.
the unnamed author of "The Plan" tell you what God is not, but then fail to explain
that he is holy, which is an essential aspect of his nature? Because
the god of leftbehind.com is not the God of the Holy Bible.
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