Marcia Montenegro uses her pre-Christian past along with her thorough knowledge and research to minister to people needing a biblical perspective about the New Age, occult or other religions. Marcia frequently speaks at conferences and it often a radio guest. The following is an account of a seminar:
“I was excited to see the auditorium at Geneseo University in Geneseo, NY fill with a good crowd, especially since it was the middle of finals. I was told that this was about three times the number of people who come to such events, but this talk was publicized and open to the public.
I gave my testimony and discussed the New Age and its mainstreaming as I did so, then took questions. There were quite a few. The talk and questions lasted for about two hours. Afterwards, I stayed about another hour-and-a-half to answer questions.
One student came up to me saying that he was “half-Buddhist and half-Christian”. He wrote down Scripture passages that I showed him. Another student couldn’t understand why spirit contact is wrong. I discussed why God forbids spirit contact and showed her Colossians 1:13-14, telling her that there is a domain of darkness and a kingdom of light (only with Jesus Christ) and that everyone was in one or the other. One Christian student believed in reincarnation and wanted to know if his attempt to fit it in with Christianity would be acceptable. I also spent time talking to and praying with a new believer going into a field where she may encounter New Age.
The interest was very keen and it seems a lot of students have questions about this area. Several non-student adults also came up to encourage me about what I had shared.”
Marcia Montenegro’s website (www.christiananswersforthenewage.org) provides a wealth of information and her Facebook gives the opportunity to interact with questions.