Wednesday, May 03, 2006


This is a collection of previous posts dealing with the issue of contemplative prayer. We're calling it Contemplative Snare. The purpose of this is to help anyone interested in researching this topic further to do so with a bit more ease.


I Want to Feeeel God

Christians Should Dump Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative "Prayer" (but is it really prayer?)

Altered State of Silence

Spiritual Disciplines

We Live in an Age of Mysticism

Real Prayer vs. Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Spirituality and Demonic Forces

Should We Wait in Silence?

Lectio Divina

Mystics Misuse of Scripture

This post will be linked on this site and will be updated as new posts get added.



Blogger carla said...

Thanks for covering this topic which has been spreading through the church like wildfire lately. There is one thing that continues to puzzle me and that is how many strong Christians are get involved in this spirituality and thinking it's okay. I wonder why they aren't listening to the warning nudges that I am sure the Holy Spirit must be giving them.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fear of man, above fear of God. Pride. Maybe not really true believers in the first place therefore there is no prompting of warning from the Holy Spirit. Remember the weeds will grow amongst the wheat. However some Christians may be temporarily blind and asleep. Therefore we must pray God will open up there eyes.

3:21 PM  
Blogger carla said...

I was wondering about that. I think you are right. Good points.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing is making the huge mistake of thinking too highly of other people, thinking there is no way they could possibly be deceived into something as evil as new age stuff. Thinking those promptings are just the enemy trying to keep you from getting closer to God. After all the ones who are trying to convince you and teach all these pagan practises keep telling you to "surrender everything to God, God is not to be feared, he loves you, don't hold anything back." Of course when God finally gets through to you and opens your eyes to the truth and lifts that veil of confusion, you remember that His Word says many times that we are to fear Him. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." You also remember the Bible warns us to stay alert and to stand firm and to not let anyone deceive us.
I will continue to desire to stay close to God and to serve Him, but I will now be much more careful and discerning at all times. When those nudges of warning are there I will listen and will not be lazy and will check it out carefully with scripture and a little investigation into that which is being presented to me. If something does not line up completely with scripture I will reject it. God gave us a mind and he wants us to use it. -CT

6:15 PM  
Blogger Kennyo said...


Great comments!

I like what you said.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent perspective CT. You have a way with words. Keep up the posting!


9:37 AM  

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