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Many unbelievers try to identify Jesus with the occult, or with other Religions. I remember one particular home in India where I saw pictures of the Hindu god’s lining the walls. There, mixed in with Krishna and Vishnu --- lined up between Ganesh, an elephant-headed god, and another god with multiple arms --- was a picture of Jesus Christ.

But you don’t have to travel to India to see people trying to fit Jesus in with false religions. We have a proliferation of cults and “New-Age” kinds of religions right here in the USA. (Actually, New Age is just an updated term for Old Witchcraft and paganism.)

o We see a revival of the ancient religion of Earth-Worship (usually with an Environmental focus)

o A cleaned-up kind of Witchcraft (sometimes called Wicca or “white magic”) is growing in popularity.

o Many people have gravitated toward some kind of vague belief that involves using Crystals and Magnets and harnessing cosmic energy.

o More and more people are consulting Astrologers or calling the Psychic Hotline

Leaders of cults or new age religions, often try to include Jesus in the mix. They may present him as a great Guru or a powerful Spirit Guide. People with all sorts of false beliefs like to throw in some misquoted scriptures and attempt to remake Jesus in their own image. It’s the same kind of SLANDER Jesus suffered when the unbelieving Jews said He is demon-possessed. (John 10:19-21)

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