“I recently had the extraordinary privilege of being the first ever Catholic speaker at a very large Evangelical conference. [IHOP-KC Onething 2015] You might be surprised to know that they asked me to speak on the wisdom of St. Teresa of Avila regarding the progress of prayer from those just beginning to pray to those who know the sublime reality of contemplative prayer.”  –Dan Burke, President of the Avila Foundation
The “sublime reality of contemplative prayer”?
Mike Bickle, Director of International House of Prayer has been practicing and promoting contemplative prayer for a long time. This is the primary reason IHOP-KC is defying the Bible about Catholicism. Theology has been altered and addled via the sweet deceptions of this practice.
As Lighthouse Trails noted, “As we have often reported, when someone begins to practice contemplative prayer, their spiritual propensities begin to change, and they become more interspiritual and ecumenical. In 2011, we reported “Mike Bickle of IHOP-KC instructs followers on contemplative prayer.” Now in 2016, we can see how Bickle (and IHOP) has well entered his interspiritual, ecumenical downfall.” click here to read and/or watch video
Source Notes: 1. Dan Burke Teresa of Avila Society email campaign 2/23/2016
Contemplative prayer may be taking the place of discerning the body of the LORD. I Corinthians 11:26 says that when we take communion we should be trusting and believing on the sacrifice of Jesus. We should discern the body of the Lord in worship and communion with each other as well. Could it be that contemplative prayer and emotions draw us along in modern setting but are not useful to the encouragement of the body to discern the Lord’s body? The body includes acknowledging God’s people which is the body of Christ and the body of Christ crucified for our salvation. We are to examine ourselves to see if we really believe when we partake. It doesn’t mean that people aren’t sincere or don’t love God it just means some other practice has diluted what could be a strong love for Jesus and His salvation.
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