Sola Sisters is comprised of....
Christine Pack and Cathy Mathews (who are sisters in Christ as well as sisters in real life), were both saved out of New Age Spirituality, and now have a deep love for the Word of God. Instead of standing on the shifting ground of whatever new teaching-fad-class-book-technique-discipline-etc. to come along, they now stand firmly upon
the Rock of Christ. The name of the Sola Sisters blog comes from the rallying cry of the Reformation, because it was through understanding and studying the "Solas" that they became firmly rooted in Truth.
Sola Fide (by faith alone)Sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone)Sola Gratia (by grace alone)Solo Christo (through Christ alone)Soli Deo Gloria (to God alone be the glory)
This blog also came about because of their concern over false teachings that they realized were coming into today's Church. Having both been saved OUT of the New Age and occultism, they were alarmed when they began to see some of the same things they did in the New Age creeping into the church......only now, these practices had been cleverly repackaged with Christian terminology, rendering them all the more deceptive.
They therefore want to sound a warning to today's church, and to encourage and equip others who might be having a similar experience in their own churches. Christians must remember that God has called his people to be set apart unto him, to be in the world, but not of the world. The act of syncretizing worship of the LORD with pagan practices is something that the LORD calls "detestable."
"The LORD your God will cut off before you the nations you are about to invade and dispossess. But when you have driven them out and settled in their land, and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying, "How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same." You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods. See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it." (Deut. 12:29-32, our emphasis)
Christine and Cathy are both aware that there are a number of online discernment ministries who appear to feel that the freedom afforded by the anonymity of the web gives license to be sharp and unguarded in their commentary. Knowing this, they make every attempt to speak truth in love, and to be wise as serpents but gentle as doves, as Scripture exhorts all Christians to do. So, it's a fine line, but they desire to be as kind as possible in this endeavor, through the strength and guidance of the Holy Spirit. They also have the oversight of their husbands, as well as several Godly and mature pastors. They are thankful for this God-ordained "covering" (Ref 1 Corinthians 11:1-16).
Contributing writer Marcia Montenegro is a former professional astrologer, now a Christian writer, researcher and public speaker. 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.
Marcia is a full-time missionary with Fellowship International Mission, an independent mission board based in Allentown, PA, and does her ministry with the support of her church, as well as through donations from fellow Christians. Marcia's website is CANA/Christian Answers for the New Age, and is an informational and outreach ministry. Marcia has a Masters in Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC.