Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Age face for an Old Religion

Discern It--Crisis in the church

Contemplative Spirituality – A belief system that uses ancient mystical practices to induce altered states of consciousness (the silence), and is rooted in mysticism and the occult, but often is wrapped in Christian terminology. The premise of Contemplative Spirituality is Pantheistic (God is All) and Panentheistic (God is in All).  – Lighthouse Trails Research

Pomp and Ceremony of Listening Prayer/Contemplative Prayer rituals

A religion of externals is attractive to the unrenewed heart. The pomp and ceremony of the Catholic worship has a seductive, bewitching power, by which many are deceived; and they come to look upon the Roman Church as the very gate of heaven. None but those who have planted their feet firmly upon the foundation of truth, and whose hearts are renewed by the Spirit of God, are proof against her influence. Thousands who have not an experimental knowledge of Christ will be led to accept the forms of godliness without the power. Such a religion is just what the multitudes desire. {GC 567.2}

Ellen White mentions....

Evil angels are around us trying to invent a new way to destroy us. The Lord would lift up a standard against him (the devil). We must take the shield of faith.   Washington, N. H., September, 1852. {SpM 4.2}



Last paragraph

Listening Prayer helps avoid Witchcraft Prayer where prayer is used to control God or others. Jesus gave us the "Our Father" where it is said "Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven." Luke 11:2.



"Listening Prayer is dangerous"

May 6, 1999 - The final kind of prayer I would mention here is a "listening" prayer. This is very dangerous. In the prayers where we are doing the talking, we are in control. Listening prayers are the times when we ask God to speak to us. Of course, we don't have to pay attention to what God might ...
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Found this on Yahoo Answers. Is Listening Prayer biblical?