Posts tagged ‘contemplative prayer’

False Teachers and Prophets, Part 7

Isn’t it amazing how error, once it makes its way into Christendom, even though it is thoroughly rebuked and debunked by Christian leaders and even church councils in history, continues to gain new followers? It doesn’t seem to matter what the error is either. There are always new people from a new generation willing to embrace those errors in spite of how often those errors are clearly denounced and do not line up with the truth of Scripture.

Continue Reading October 19, 2020 at 10:15 AM 4 comments

False Teachers and Prophets, Part 6

So those within the Word of Faith movement have their idea about how to get God working for you (they call that His “revealed will”), but the Bible seems to say something completely different and this difference is proven by the lifestyle of Jesus Himself. Remember, Jesus had no place to lay His head, meaning He had no permanent home (Luke 9:58).

Continue Reading October 8, 2020 at 11:44 AM 7 comments

False Teachers and Prophets, Part 5

Contemplative Prayer is no different from mystical experiences in general. Those involved in Contemplative Prayer often use the rituals found within Roman Catholicism or New Age meditation. The bottom line is that these things are purely subjective, determined to be “truth” or “error” based solely on how the person feels about what they are experiencing. It is extremely dangerous.

Continue Reading October 5, 2020 at 11:28 AM 15 comments

God in My Everything?

The more we begin to rely on our emotions and how we feel about something, the less likely we are going to look to God’s Word as the final and absolute authority for life and practice as Christians. This appears to be what Ken Shigematsu (and too many others to count), is doing. His books attempt to draw people away from the truth of the cross and Scripture into the arena of “feelz” using monastic rituals to get us there. He wants us to embrace the type of rituals that many ancient orders used for the express purpose of getting closer to God. Yet, these things are not in Scripture so we should be very concerned.

Continue Reading July 19, 2018 at 4:32 PM 2 comments

Mindfulness is the New Transcendental Meditation

The same holds true of people who move off into the realm of transcendental meditation or Yoga. It really doesn’t matter what it’s called as all of it – including mindfulness – is rooted in Buddhist beliefs. These practices open people up to the spiritual world and the beings who exist there. It opens the door to their direct interference and influence in a human being’s life.

Continue Reading February 8, 2017 at 8:27 AM


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