Posts tagged ‘mysticism’

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

Modern Christian Mysticism Stems from Existentialism

The mystic becomes his own determiner of truth (his own god). He needs nothing outside of himself to verify his experiences. He leans heavily on his own inner feelings to determine the veracity of his experiences. If an experience seems good to him, it is good. The Bible is secondary, at best, if used at all.

Continue Reading December 5, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Signs, Wonders, Bells and Whistles

The only “ecstatic” experience witnessed as a direct result of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit onto believers in prayer, was the presence of “tongues.” While this subject is hotly debated still today, the truth is in that particular case, the believers were actually speaking in a known tongue (though unknown to them at the time). We know this simply because of the way people responded. While some referred to them as being “drunk,” it wasn’t necessarily due to their actions or the way they walked. It was due to the fact that it seemed to some that they were simply babbling like a drunk person would do. Kenneth Hagin has stated that if people thought they were drunk, they must have been acting drunk (my paraphrase). That’s absolutely not true if we consider the context of those verses.

Continue Reading November 21, 2017 at 8:28 AM 6 comments


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