What is spiritual prostitution?
Well, quite frankly, sometimes we like to dance with the devil.
Eastern mysticism and New Age philosophy are in reality resurrection of Babylonian pagan religions that tickle our fancy. Doesn’t it sound nicer to say that our souls live on forever, and that we are all One in energy with one another? Also, our New Age energy healing techniques are tangents of yesteryear Shamans, Reiki and every other kind of energywork, dealing with chakras, auras, dreams, fortune telling, palm reading, astrology and even witchcraft.
Our adversary is a slippery devil.
It is not all the same. Jesus came to put us back on track. When he came, he did not say to the Jews to keep practicing their Jewish religion. When he spoke to the Gentiles, he did not say to keep practicing the old ways, as if it was all the same. Jesus said he came to show us a new way, one that would glorify the Father, and keep holy the Father’s name.
Even for those of us who have been on our spiritual journey a long time, it is easier to slide out of the truth than you might think. Sometimes we only recognize this after we have fallen far away, then wonder why we are in a spiritual desert. The temptations start out apparently innocently, and often with things that seem like they are all in good fun, or in the popular opinions of the day. Take today’s popular stand on astrology for example.
“‘Do not turn to the spirit mediums, and do not consult fortune-tellers so as to become unclean by them. I am Jehovah your God.” Leviticus 19:31
“‘As for the person who turns to the spirit mediums and the fortune-tellers so as to commit spiritual prostitution with them, I will certainly turn against that person and cut him off from his people.” Leviticus 6:6.
What can we do to remedy the situation of falling away from our faith if that has happened to us? 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 is good advice.
“Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Bi’lial (Satan)? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: “I will reside among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” “‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing’”; “‘and I will take you in.’” “‘And I will become a father to you, and you will become sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah, the Almighty.”