Friday, April 21, 2006

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER VIDEOS

Watch these two videos and see how similar they are. One is promoting the new 20th Century Fox DVD "Be Still" dealing with contemplative prayer with comments from Richard Foster, Dallas Willard and others.

The other is also a promotional video from Abbot Thomas Keating's website on Centering Prayer where they teach courses in contemplative prayer methods. When you click on Thomas Keating's link below it is the first one listed called "What is Centering Prayer".

• 20th Century Fox "BE STILL" promo video

• Thomas Keating's "WHAT IS CENTERING PRAYER" video

This just demonstrates a point we will be getting into in more detail on thinkerup where this whole contemplative prayer methodology amounts to nothing more than an unbiblical mystical attempt to gain union with God not unlike techniques used by ancient desert fathers and Catholic counter-reformers and mystics.

It ought to really make one "contemplate" how these things may be connected.

-KTO

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

contemplative prayer, centering prayer, mystical meditation...

shear, blatant, unadulterated APOSTACY!

God help us!

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup yup.

The verse they cite (Psalms 46:10) is a "trust Me" verse, not a "empty your mind to My Cosmic Vibes" verse. Oddly enough, there are about zero of those in the Bible...

Minky

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Double D said...

This video was just shown in our Sunday school class this past Sunday. Unless something drastically changes, the contemplative movement in our church will be my walking papers.

I agree with Minky. Can you imagine Jesus's prayer in John 17 the way these spooky folks suggest to pray.

11:13 PM  

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