Speaking of New Age writers you said, “They say one day soon all believers will be taken off the planet so this next and final phase of human evolution can take place” I believe that prophecy comes from God, knowing the end from the beginning, no one else has this knowledge in themselves. Therefore I’m puzzled by where other religions get there prophecy from. Can it be over heard in the throne room of God by fallen Angels, twisted by them and then given to men?
Even false religions have their prophets. The difference is that the prophets of God are never wrong, while the others frequently are at least partially so (Deut. 18:21-22). Take the New Age prophecy I mentioned for example. While it is true that all believers will disappear someday soon, it won’t be so those left behind can build a Utopian society on Earth.
Some one in the New Age heard about the coming Rapture of the Church and whether through his or her own imagination or with some kind of demonic help came up with this justification for the disappearance of millions of people, none of whom will be followers of the New Age religion. All false prophecy is either the vain imagining of men, the deception of Satan, or a combination of the two, and almost always includes a seed of truth to make it more believable.