Christian involvement in New Age practices goes far beyond Spiritual Formation programs. As we know, many Christians (including evangelicals) are heavily into mind/body practices (e.g. yoga, relaxation techniques, Reiki), entertainment (e.g. Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Diablo videogame, Harry Potter), horoscopes, even Ouija boards.
And how do most of these Christians react when confronted about their occult involvement? They resist, refusing to give up their practice(s). For the life of me, I will never understand the mindset of Christians who refuse to give up these practices when confronted.
Following is one of many Bible passages which refers to the eternal destiny of all those involved in the occult:
“But the fearful, and UNBELIEVING, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and SORCERERS, and IDOLATORS, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Rev. 21:8, KJV)(EMPHASIS MINE)
Only God knows our hearts, and He will be our Judge. No offense to my Christian brethren who hold to eternal security, but I believe there is a point where born again Christians can become so involved in the world and the occult, so backslidden, that they can lose their salvation. At this point, these former Christians (who still label themselves as “Christians”) become part of the “unbelieving” listed in the Bible verse above.
Just to clarify my use of the word “lose.” I don’t believe a person “loses” his salvation in the sense of losing something he loves dearly. On the contrary, a person “loses” his salvation because he does NOT love it dearly. A born again Christian can choose to turn his back on Christ. He can say he no longer trusts Christ as his Saviour. He can say he chooses to follow the Buddha instead, or a Hindu “god”, or whoever. When he turns his back on Christ, he loses his salvation. God does not turn His back on people – people turn their back on Him.