Saved by Grace testimony
The Saved by Grace resource was started in 2020 by Michigan native, Nicole Zaagman. Raised in a Christian home, Zaagman was no stranger to faith and was very involved with her family's non-denominational Bible church throughout high school. After graduation, Zaagman attended and graduated from a Christian university. Though professing her faith as a pre-teen through baptism and her pursuits while at Christian university; her faith was defined by religion, not relationship.
After experiencing a health crisis at 21 years old and much disappointment after working 2 years in full time ministry, Zaagman vowed to never to work for Christian ministry again. She sought after many means of holistic medicine to heal her hormone imbalance and resulting cystic acne and self-help teachers, books and gurus to regain confidence and control in her life.
"Zaagman vowed to never work for Christian ministry again..."
This experience resulted in Zaagman relinquishing her trust in Jesus Christ and the abandonment of her Christian faith as she had previously known it. Holistic medicine and self-help materials were gateways to creating a faith based on "spirituality" and beliefs provided encouragement to pursue her dreams and worldly purpose.
In 2014, Zaagman launched her first company which evolved into a brand formerlly called LUX CHIX. This brand in it's final years, was a movement to help women become successful through brand development, entrepreneurship and spiritual practice. Zaagman, the LUX CHIX radio show and the company became an internationally recognized name with thousands of fans and followers spanning from the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, India, Europe and more...
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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV
Relationship with self verses relationship with Jesus Christ
These workbooks are designed for those who desire to leave new age spirituality for relationship with Jesus Christ. Leaving new age spirituality is not merely changing one's mind. The process of leaving one belief system for another can be an emotionally devastating process, abandoning relationships, careers, faith, purpose and lifestyle for something completely unknown. The authors personal experience of the latter is woven through the material to validate what vulnerable new agers might be experiencing while trying to pursue a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ.
The content within the workbooks are also helpful for Christians who would like to understand the deceptions of new age spirituality in order to have healthy and understanding dialogue with those following new age spirituality. The workbooks are designed to be gone through in a 9 week time frame but can be adjusted to fit any time table. For group settings, a leaders workbook will be available along with a study workbook for participants.
"Satan masquerades as an angel of light... he is the father of lies. A little white lie, is still a lie. He creates counterfeit knock offs of Jesus to keep you trusting yourself and your own knowledge instead of trusting the One who knows you better than yourself. " - Nicole Zaagman
WEEK 1: Introduction & Common Terms
WEEK 2: History of New Age Spirituality
WEEK 3: New Age vs. Biblical beliefs
WEEK 4: New Age Jesus vs. Jesus Christ
WEEK 5: Grace – forgiveness of sins
WEEK 6: Faith – as simple as believing
WEEK 7: Gift – promise of eternal life
WEEK 8: Creation – no one else like you
WEEK 9: Purpose – God's plan for your life
What is New Age Spirituality?
As success and following increased after the publishing of Zaagman's first book in 2016, her personal life continued to deteriorate. Her health was failing along with her marriage. All the friendships, partnerships and money made through the business didn't bring the happiness, fulfillment and contentment she had hoped for. With ever evolving spiritual beliefs... believing "all paths" led to god, Zaagman's new age practices and beliefs left her lonely, void and empty.
Practices encompassed numerology, astrology, angel signs, readings with psychics and spiritual advisors designed to bring clarity to one’s life purpose... the list could go on and on. Zaagman's faith was defined as whatever felt right to her. Though raised in the Christian faith, there was no absolute Truth and the authority of the Bible took a back seat. The teachers, mentors, books and various materials she utilized and read continued to point her on a path to discover her “true self” and to “follow her heart.” All this did was continue to enforce the belief that she was divine because she was “created in gods image," a Scripture verse taken completely out of context.
"Though raised in the Christian faith,
there was no absolute Truth and the
authority of the Bible took a back seat..."
In 2015, Zaagman's immediate family moved from Michigan to California. Feeling the loss of family community she continued to pursue relationships in the new age world. Meanwhile, Zaagman's life and marriage was deteriorating right before her eyes and peace continued to elude her. The irony was everything she believed and practiced that promised to give her joy, peace, happiness and more, never delivered. Towards the end of 2016, she knew something had to change.
In 2017, through hearing a powerful and unexpected testimony, Zaagman was led to recommit her life to Jesus Christ. That single decision changed the entire trajectory of her business, marriage and life for the better. Through surrendering her life to Jesus Christ, Zaagman was rescued from the bondage and deception of new age spirituality and gifted freedom through faith in Jesus Christ. She desires everyone to experience ultimate transformation, heart, mind and soul through the joy, peace and love a genuine relationship with Jesus provides.
Re-baptism April 30, 2018
Nicole Zaagman enjoys sharing her testimony with virtual or in person audiences. Interested in interviewing or booking her to speak at your church, ministry or group? Please submit a message through the contact page.
SAVED BY GRACE PRESENTATION
Rescued from New Age Spirituality
through Faith in Jesus Christ
• Organization intake survey
• Pre-question submission
• 45 minute interactive talk
• Handouts for participants
• Free resources for participants
• 15 minute Q & A with participants
• Follow up participant survey
"My faith was distilled to an experiencial faith... I believed god (universe, source) only communicated to me through signs... feathers and butterflies, etc"
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