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  1. Gordon

    We knew Dallas for quite a few years and in fact we still visit with his wife occasionally. While Dallas always maintained that he was not part of the emergent church, Brian Maclaren, acknowledged top gun in the emergent church “movement” proclaims Dallas Willard to have been a mentor to the emergent church. Dallas claimed that “the church” has been a miserable failure as a result of rejecting the works of the desert fathers, catholic mystics, etc.. this only led to his claims that he saw no reason why good hindus or good budhists would not have eternal life along with Christians. His works were nonsense in terms of truth but I will confess that his works bring to mind pathways that I left behind when I chose salvation over LSD and eastern religions. Christians should be aware that the deceivers prophesied to come will not be wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the word “DECEIVER”.

    • I agree with you that there is too much bitterness in the heart of some traditionalists when it comes to this topic of contemplative prayer. Much of it, I suspect, is based on jealousy and fear. Still, the subject raises legitimate questions and concerns that need to be addressed. (hopefully in a civilized manner).

  2. Gwen

    Ps 62… for God alone my soul waits in silence. Ps 46:10 Be still and know that I am God. Ps 36:7 Be still and rest in the Lord. God was recommending it way before New Agers got hold of it

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