From tolerance to disillusionment
Any sin is a big deal. Even the smallest ones will separate us from God if we don’t follow His way back to peace.
Neopagans may deny sin’s power, Buddhist may offer noble alternatives, and the New Age movement
may inspire a massive leap in consciousness, but they all miss the point. Humanity can never evolve
beyond its need for the cross.
Some years ago the Dalai Lama, spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhists, stopped by the Bay Area to teach “empowerment”
rituals at San Jose State University and to “invoke the spirits of this area” on Mount Tamalpais.
After summoning “the blessings of enlightened spiritual masters” such as the Lord Buddha, Jesus Christ,
and Mohammed in a healing and peace ceremony, he would lead San Francisco’s religious leaders in a joint
commitment to pursue world peace.
“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:6-9