1. CW

    Charisma used to be a LOT better than it is now. Over the last couple of years in particular, I’ve been shocked by some of their articles. I’ve seen issues where I could only find one article which was not blatantly teaching unBiblical things. As far as I know, Dr. Michael Brown is still teaching Biblically. I hope so.

  2. CW

    Anna Rosa, perhaps I misunderstood your comment. Just wanted to say, the seduction of the church will never be 100%. There will always be a faithful remnant who are strong by the power of the Holy Spirit, because of the blood of Jesus our Lord. True Christians have never been a majority anywhere or at any time.

  3. Jeffry

    I quoted Tozer in a comment I made earlier. I spent time reading a number of his books he wrote after other comments were put into this article on contemplative breathing. His quoting of some catholic mystics stunned me. I need to be very careful in comments I make. Discernment of the Bible and writers about the Bible need to be done with Knowledge and care.

  4. admin

    Carol, thank you for being honest. Do you see anywhere in Scripture where Jesus or the disciples taught or encouraged this kind of prayer?

  5. admin

    We’re not saying that Tozer was necessarily a mystic; but it’s been brought to our attention by many readers over the years (and we have seen it now for ourselves) that he often quoted some heavy-duty panentheistic mystics (such as Miester Eckhart). He’s not here to explain to us what he was thinking, but many contemplatives use his materials to try to prove their point. Sad.

  6. Carol Powell

    Contemplative prayer opens people to the presence of God within them helping them to love and surrender to God in daily life. It is not dangerous. It is life giving and helps the person to serve others and bring God to them. There is nothing to fear but fear itself. I have been practicing this prayer for thirty years and it has helped me get through many difficult times in my life. It has strengthened my faith, hope, and charity

  7. Charles Earl Mangum

    I do not understand why some Christians are gulabale enough to swallow this garbage. When I was a teenager, I got involved with yoga. The results — demon possession. Only by the grace of God, I was freed. I feel sorry for those who are being deceived by contemplative meditation, which is neither Christian nor biblical. They should be seeking God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, NOT some pipedream.

  8. Carol Berubee

    @Anna Rosa, I’m not sure that it’s 99%, but you’re right, the Antichrist will come with signs and lying wonders, and speaking smooth words for itching ears. Many will be deceived and believe the lie, but the Body of Christ will not be here when the Antichrist comes. Deception has been rampant since the Church began, though. What is being peddled now is nothing new, either. It is repackaged Gnosticism.

  9. JDV

    Ah, ‘new’ insight! Secret knowledge! Smiling faces! Who needs discernment when there’s something ‘new’?

  10. Victor

    Thank you for the constant reminder about the advances, dangers and practitioners of this demonic movement. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” (1Ti 4:1 KJV) “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” (2Ti 4:3 KJV) “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” (2Pe 2:1 KJV) “Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” (2Th 2:3 KJV)

  11. T. I. Miller

    Excuse my spelling, but….. The Eastern Mystics have been in the slow subtle conversion business for decades even centuries. The Catholic Desert Fathers Mystics were influenced by Hindus. Yoga according to Hindus is inseparable from Hinduism. Tai che is also about breathing and the Ying and Yang of Taoists. Then came the TM, Transcendental Meditation, movement . Mindfulness, another name for TM is being imposed upon our children at all levels of public education. The goal is to seduce the west into accepting Pantheism. God is in all and all are in God therefore all are God. The yoga Namaste greeting means, the god in me greets the god in you. Where are the pastors who are willing to fight the good fight? Where are the big celebrity pastors with mass media at their beck and call? To say nothing is called complicity through conspiracy of silence. Gods wrath is kindled against all false teachers and all who are too cowardly to speak the truth to boldly defend the faith.

  12. Jeffry

    A generation ago A.W. Tozer wisely said, “One of the most popular current errors, and the one out of which springs most of the noisy, blustering religious activity in evangelical circles, is the notion that as time change the church must change with them. ” Faithfulness to GODS WORD, not to what evangelicalism calls success, will be the standard of reward at the judgement seat of Christ (1 Cor. 2:4-5) The churches need to preach and teach, without trimming our sail to the wind of the world, is our most pressing need of the hour.

  13. E lizabeth Bennett

    It is frightening to see how most evangelical churches and colleges are being fooled by this emergent/spiritual formation philosophy. Their ignorance of the dangers involved is mind-boggling! I am warning my grandchildren not to ever do the spiritual formation-contemplative scenario. They are missionary kids, some going into college. I pray for their safety. West Coast Baptist Bible College in Lancaster , CA and Pensacola Christian College do not require Spiritual Formation, praise the Lord.

  14. Anna Rosa

    After the seduction of the church is 100% complete, those in it will be 100% ripe for the antichrist. It’s about 99% now…

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