Must Listen

Must Read

What Art Thinks

Pre-Millennialism

Today's Headlines

Man blowing a shofar

Administrative Area





Locally Contributed...

Audio

Video

Special Interest

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

_Disclaimer
What's New
Commentary
Editor
Categories: Warning

Please note, we do not endorse all of the material or all the sources on this page. Please read with discernment.

Revealing Quotes By Influential Contemplatives
What's New
Commentary
Lighthouse Trails
Categories: Apostasy

These revealing quotes are from well-known figures who have significantly influenced the religious landscape in today's culture. Sadly, they have helped to mislead millions with their promotion of contemplative prayer (a mystical, panentheistic-rooted practice).

Shalem Prayer Institute
"This mystical stream [contemplative prayer and other monastic traditions] is the Western bridge to Far Eastern spirituality."—Tilden Edwards, Spiritual Friend, p. 18.

Gerald May/Brother Lawrence
". . . a little phrase that Love inspires," letting a word, phrase or image repeat itself quietly deep inside us as we go through our daily activities."—Gerald May, quoting Brother Lawrence - "Contemplative Spiritual Formation: Going Deeper"

Rick Warren
"With practice, you can develop the habit of praying silent 'breath prayers'" - Rick Warren, from his book, The Purpose Driven Life (p. 299)

"[U]se 'breath prayers' throughout the day, as many Christians have done for centuries. You choose a brief sentence or a simple phrase that can be repeated to Jesus in one breath."—Rick Warren,
Purpose Driven Life, p. 89.

Ken Blanchard
"Does Buddha have anything to offer non-Buddhists in the workplace? My answer is a wholehearted, 'Yes.'—Ken Blanchard, co-author of the One Minute Manager, from the foreword and front cover of What Would Buddha Do in the Workplace?

Bruce Wilkinson
"We have promoted an unbiblical message that becoming born-again is the answer to everything. It's not. It changes your eternity, but it doesn't change your sexual behavior, for instance. The gospel does not always have the answer for modern-day dilemmas." - JOY! magazine, the South African counterpart to Charisma, in April 2004

From Youth Specialties
"I built myself a prayer room—a tiny sanctuary in a basement closet filled with books on spiritual disciplines, contemplative prayer, and Christian mysticism. In that space I lit candles, burned incense, hung rosaries, and listened to tapes of Benedictine monks. I meditated for hours on words, images, and sounds. I reached the point of being able to achieve alpha brain patterns..."—Mike Perschon, Youth Specialties Magazine, December 2004

"Choose a sacred word or phrase. Consistently use the same word throughout the prayer. Begin silently to repeat your sacred word or phrase." - Mark Yaconelli, Youth Specialties National Pastor's Convention (source)

Charisma Magazine
"Spiritual ecstasy. The third phase of contemplative prayer ... a supernatural trance state ..." - Charismamagazine, Oct. 2004

Brennan Manning
"Contemplative prayer is nothing other than coming into consciousness of what is already there." - Brennan Manning, Signature of Jesus, p. 197

Larry Crabb
"Brennan (Manning) is my friend, walking ahead of me on the path toward home. As I watch him from behind, I am drawn to more closely follow on the path..." - Larry Crabb, endorsement of Abba's Child (source)

Henri Nouwen
"Today I personally believe that while Jesus came to open the door to God's house, all human beings can walk through that door, whether they know about Jesus or not. Today I see it as my call to help every person claim his or her own way to God." - Sabbatical Journey (the last book Nouwen wrote), p. 51, hardcover edition

"The quiet repetition of a single word can help us to descend with the mind into the heart." - Way of the Heart, p. 81.

Ruth Haley Barton
"Ask for a simple prayer to express your willingness to meet God in the silence … a simple statement …such as "Here I am." … Help yourself return to your original intent by repeating the prayer that you have chosen." - Discipleship Journal, Vol. 113 1999

John Michael Talbot
"I began practicing meditation, specifically breath prayer, once again. I integrated the use of Tai Chi and yoga." - John Michael Talbot, Interview with Christianity Today 10/22/2001

Shakti Gawain
"Its [visualization] effect is to dissolve our internal barriers to natural harmony and self realization." - Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization, p. 6.

Richard Foster
"[Y]ou and I may have strong opinions on double predestination, supralapsarianism, and biblical inerrancy, but these should not be considered evangelical essentials." - Streams of Living Water, Kindle location 3914

Matthew Fox
"We need to become aware of the Cosmic Christ, which means recognizing that every being has within it the light of Christ." - Steve Turner interviewing Matthew Fox, “Natural Mystic?” (Nine O Clock Service, March 1995)

"Everyone is born a mystic and a lover who experiences the unity of things and all are called to keep this mystic or lover of life alive." (source)

Beth Moore
"[I]f we are not still before Him [God], we will never truly know to the depths of the marrow of our bones that He is God. There's got to be a stillness." - from the Be Still DVD, an infomercial for contemplative prayer (source)

Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul
"What works for me is a combination of disciplines: I do yoga, tai chi which is a Chinese martial art and three kinds of meditation—vipasana, transcendental and mantra (sound) meditation." - from Choosing to be Happy

Thomas Merton
"Isn't it a pity that people are going into LSD to have spiritual experiences, when we have a tradition in the Church [contemplative prayer] which no one knows anything about?" (source)

M. Basil Pennington
"When we go to the center of our being and pass through that center into the very center of God we get in immediate touch with this divine creating energy ... that the divine energy may have the freedom to forward the evolution of consciousness in us and through us, as a part of the whole, in the whole of the creation." - An Invitation to Centering Prayer

Thomas Keating
"My acquaintance with eastern methods of meditation has convinced me that … there are ways of calming the mind in the spiritual disciplines of both the east and the west [and] many serious seekers of truth study the eastern religions." - Open Mind, Open Heart, p. 29

Pope John Paul
"Pick out a word or two. Tell your children to sit quietly and repeat the word in their heads—not thinking about the word, just repeating it." - Everyday Catholic newsletter, Nov. 2001

The Emerging Church
"The first time I introduced this, the kids came in, and I had a candle going and a little incense burning and some Gregorian chant music on the CD player" - Tony Jones, from interview with editor Jeff Bailey, Cutting Edge magazine, pp. 15-22.

"Some of the values of the emerging church are an emphasis on emotions, global outlook, a rise in the use of arts, and a rise in mysticism and spirituality."—Josh Reich, Youth Specialties, "Creating Worship Gatherings for the Emerging Church" 

"We're rediscovering Christianity as an Eastern religion, as a way of life."-- Rob Bell, "The Emergent Mystique," Christianity Today, Nov. 1, 2004

Let the Headlines Speak
What's New
Daily News
From the Internet
Categories: Today's Headlines

Intelligence Agencies Warn Islamic State May Be Plotting Poison Gas Attacks
Intelligence services in Europe are warning that the Islamic State terror group may be considering using bombs filled with toxic gasses on trains, metro systems or even airplanes.

Did the Museum of the Bible Leave Out Jesus?
It hasn’t even opened, and yet the Museum of the Bible is already embroiled in controversy (again). The conservative blogosphere pounced after the Washington Post published an article titled, “Sneak peek: D.C.’s huge new Museum of the Bible contains losts of tech, but not a lot of Jesus”

Globalists vs Patriots: The Art of War
America, in its present form, cannot be saved. Christians will be persecuted and many of us will not survive the tumultuous events that are coming our way. However, there is great value in maintaining the fight. We must never let the spirit of freedom and devotion to our Lord be extinguished.

WATCH: Eric Holder Issues Horrifying Anti-Trump Announcement
It seems that despite the Obama administration leaving office last January, many of them still think that they have the right to try and keep former President Barack Obama’s policies in place. The latest person to fall into this group is Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Newsmax TV to Air Live Special with Bush, Clinton, Obama
Newsmax TV will air live a special featuring all five former U.S. presidents – George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter – for a special concert benefitting victims of hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

False Flag Terror: FBI Used Swat Team To Confiscate Key Surveillance Video Of The Las Vegas Massacre From The Tropicana Hotel
As bullets continued to rain down on the crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, a seven man SWAT team, led by the FBI, was sent to the Tropicana Hotel to confiscate key video surveillance footage that recorded an unobstructed view of supposed shooter Stephen Paddock’s room, according to a bombshell new piece published by TruNews.

Trump’s Debt Increases Put Obama to Shame and Most New Debt is Due to Yellen’s Increased Interest Rates
Although President Trump held the longest and largest decrease of US Federal Debt in US history at $100 Billion, it is now over.

Behold, There Stood a Man - Joshua 5:13
What's New
Morning Meditation
F. B. Meyer
Categories: Meditation;Inspirational;Book Study

When Jericho, its fortifications looming dark through the night, must be assailed, then the Divine Man may be looked for. Only let circumcision do its keen work of separation, so that there be nothing of the flesh with its energy and pride to vaunt itself before God; then, as we stand face to face with some imminent peril, God will be revealed as our very present help. Not weeks before our need, not before the Jordan has been crossed in faith, not before circumcision has been performed; but when all God's demands have been met, and to-morrow calls for action, then behold there will stand the Man Christ Jesus, not by Himself, but as Captain of the Lord's host, awaiting with mighty legions on the wing for His least word.

It is sometimes thought that the Divine Warrior had come to supersede Joshua; this is not so. He was Prince of another host than Israel. His host was the celestial armies, which were going forth to war against Canaan. As long as Israel was true to God, these were its allies. Look up, Christian soul! Thou thinkest thyself alone; or countest sorrowfully thy poor array; but in very deed the Man of Calvary and of the throne is beside thee. All heaven owns His authority, and will supplement thine efforts. Be reverent, obedient, full of faith and prayer. Keep step with the goings forth of God. Thou shalt have light work to do. Before the impact of His might, thy Jericho shall fall. The battle is not to the strong, nor the race to the swift; but each to those who are living lives separate from the world, and dedicated to God. The vessels which are meet for the Master's use are pure ones. Cleanness, rather than cleverness, is the prime condition of successful service


2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
go back button