One of the better known New Age religious movements
falls into the realm of "Scientology." This is a religious movement,
but certainly not one that can or should be accepted as are the major faiths.
But, as is so common in today's discontented society; restlessness leads
to searches in areas that should be left well enough alone.
Consider the Bible passage set below:
"Until we all attain to the
unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,
to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; so that
we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about by every
wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful
wiles." Ephesians 4:13,14
The apostle Paul makes clear
that there was an abundance of contradictory teaching around, even in his
day. Small wonder then, that as so many years have passed since the
greatest and most knowledgeable teachers have gone to their respective
rewards, others would come in to tempt the weak and unsure, along with
the discontented. Scientology is but one of these, and the bait that
is used is the good old prosperity or greed doctrine. I personally
remember that in the mid 1970's, a Scientology group bought, at no minor
expense, a large property in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
What excitement ensued, when, having closed the gates to the property and
its mansion etc., armed guards were posted atop the gate walls, so that
"No unauthorized persons" could enter therein. The TV news was loaded
with commentary and pictures. Their ( the media) theme was simple,
and to me, most accurate. Why does a church need armed guards
to keep people out?
In sharing and teaching,
I think one of the best ways a person can do positive research, is to come
into contact with the most knowledgeable people available. This is
especially true if that contact is with someone who has been there, done,
and by the grace of God, come out of such an organization.
To wit, the link offered below, can do just that for you. Enjoy,
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