MISSION AND PURPOSE
Christian Answers for the New Age is a ministry to inform and educate others about New Age and occult beliefs; to respond to those involved in New Age/occult belief systems with the love and truth of Christ (I Peter 3:15-16); to educate Christians about the New Age so that they can be more discerning and better equipped for witnessing; and to serve as a resource on New Age/occult thinking and practices.
CANA STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Bible is God’s word: The Bible is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, wholly true, without error in the original canon of 66 books. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:19–21. “Inspired” means the words are God-breathed. The Bible is the authority for faith and practice. God chose, inspired, and superintended the biblical authors who were equipped by Him to write the very words of scripture.
The Trinity: There is one God, eternally existent in three distinct, co-equal Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Exodus 20:2, 3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 John 5:7; Revelation 4:11
Jesus Christ: I affirm the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18–25, 28:6, 7; Mark 16:6, 19; Luke 1:35, 24:2-6,, 39, 51; John 1:14, 20:27; Isaiah 53:4–7; Matthew 18:11; John 3:16; Acts 1:9-11; 15:11; Romans 3:24, 25; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 2:7; Hebrews 2:14, 12:2; 1 John 4:10; Revelation 3:31
Salvation by grace alone: Salvation of lost and sinful man is by grace alone through faith in Christ, at which time the believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential. John 3:3, 6–8; Acts 16:30–33; Romans 5:1; 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:17, 19; Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 5:1
Of Creation: I accept the Genesis account of creation and believe that man came by direct creation of God and not by evolution. Genesis 1 and 2; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16, 17
Resurrection and judgment: There will be a resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, which is eternal life with God; and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation, which is conscious eternal life apart from God in the lake of fire. Genesis 18:23; Proverbs 14:32; Malachi 3:18; Matthew 25:34–41; John 8:21; Romans 6:17, 18, 23; Romans 7:6; 1 John 5:19
ABOUT MARCIA MONTENEGRO
Marcia practiced as a professional astrologer for eight years. She took astrological classes for over two years. After these studies, she passed the 7-hour exam given by the Atlanta Board of Astrology Examiners, a Board set up by the City to formulate and grade exams to be given to aspiring astrologers wishing to practice legally in the City of Atlanta. Marcia later was a member of this Board for four years, and Chairperson for three of those years. She was also active in the Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society, serving as president for a year. She was also Chairperson of the Curriculum Committee, as well as working in other areas of this organization.
Before becoming an astrologer, Marcia was involved with various New Age, occult, and Eastern beliefs and practices, including Inner Light Consciousness, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Hindu teachings and meditation, and psychic development classes. During these years, she also participated in past life regression, numerology, Tarot cards, spirit contact, seances, astral travel, and received a spirit guide through a guided visualization.
Being an astrologer and involved in the New Age/ occult community gave Marcia a diversity of friends and astrological clients including witches/pagans; New Age healers; psychics; palm readers and card readers; Sufis; followers of Rajneesh, Sai Baba, Muktananda, Maharaji, and other gurus; Hare Krishna devotees; est and Silva Mind trainees; and others. Through these contacts and her own experiences, she became familiar with a wide spectrum of beliefs and practices that were an intrinsic part of the New Age and occult community.
As an astrologer, Marcia taught astrology for over five years, wrote for several astrological and New Age publications (some articles were translated into German and Spanish for European magazines), conducted workshops, did public speaking, did a weekly spot for a psychic’s cable TV show, and was interviewed by the “USA Today” news show and by “The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.”
Since becoming a Christian, Marcia has been on several radio shows, including “Unshackled!,” Bill Bright’s “WorldChangers,” “Janet Parshall’s America,” and the “Dawson McAllister Live” show for teenagers. She has also been on Christian television, including having her testimony dramatized on Dr. D. James Kennedy’s show. She has led workshops and spoken at conferences, churches and retreats, and written for Christian publications. Marcia is the author of SpellBound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids (Cook, 2006). Marcia is co-author with Don and Joy Veinot of Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret (2020).
Marcia’s ministry is CANA/Christian Answers for the New Age, and she is a missionary with Fellowship International Mission, an independent mission board based in Allentown, PA. CANA is an informational and outreach ministry.
Marcia graduated with High Honors from Florida Presbyterian College (now Eckerd College), St. Petersburg, FL, with a degree in literature. Marcia has a Master’s in Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC.
For Marcia’s Full Testimony, click <here>
For Marcia’s Books, click <here>
Marcia is a missionary with Fellowship International Mission (FIM) and has been doing this ministry full-time since 1998. The ministry is supported by faithful individuals and six churches:
–Cherrydale Baptist, Arlington, VA
-Exeter Bible Fellowship, Birdsboro (Reading), PA
–Chantilly Bible, Chantilly, VA
–Centreville Presbyterian, Centreville, VA
–Washington Heights Grace Brethren, Roanoke, VA
–Knollwood Community Church, Burke, VA
If you or your church would like to be financial partners in this ministry, please email Marcia
How to Contribute to this Ministry
This ministry is a faith ministry and welcomes gifts and new partners. One-time gifts of any amount or monthly giving of any amount, no matter how small, is deeply appreciated. Even small amounts add up. If you think this website has helped you, please consider giving to or supporting this work.
Please send a gift to:
Fellowship International Mission
555 S. 24th Street
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (610) 435-9099.
Checks should be made payable to FIM with a note attached that the gift is for Marcia Montenegro. Checks sent to FIM are tax-deductible. Automatic deductions are also available; please contact FIM to ask about this.
Updates from CANA
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