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GARY GILLEY ON SPIRITUAL FORMATION AT WORSHIP

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: Within spiritual formation and similar circles, there has been much criticism of worship as found in evangelical Protestantism.  Much of this criticism is aimed at the seeker-sensitive churches with their push for polished performances, entertainment, and the desire […]

DANGERS OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Presented by Bob DeWaay and Dick Kuffel Many Christian colleges are adopting a course of study called “Spiritual Formation” that introduces students to “spiritual disciplines.” We warn about the unbiblical nature of these ascetic and mystical practices by critiquing Dallas Willard’s teachings. Part One Part Two Further reading THE ORIGIN OF CONTEMPLATIVE/CENTERING PRAYER CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER […]

DR. GARY GILLEY ON SPIRITUAL FORMATION

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: (February/March 2012 – Volume 18, Issue 1) Almost everyone on the cutting edge of Christianity is talking about spiritual formation.  From books to magazine articles to sermons to seminary courses, spiritual formation is a hot topic.  What […]

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPIRITUAL FORMATION AND SANCTIFICATION

Apprising Ministries points you to an interesting discussion going on within the comments section of this post concerning a critical issue in the visible church today. We read: The difference between the Spiritual Formation and sanctification is where you go for it. In Spiritual Formation a person goes inward…and supposedly listens. In sanctification, a person […]

LATEST FAD OF REPACKAGED "CHRISTIAN" MYSTICISM AKA "SPIRITUAL FORMATION" FINDS ROOT IN CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT

The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people. (Isaiah 3:14) Reject Contemplative Spirituality And Instead Pray According To The Will Of God What will follow is illustrated e.g. by the Apprising Ministries piece Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Contunues Asserting Henri Nouwen A Great Christian Saint. Since I happen to be one whom God, […]

GARY GILLEY: SPIRITUAL FORMATION SYSTEM OF RICHARD FOSTER DERIVED FROM COUNTER-REFORMATION MYSTICS

The Disciplines recommended by Foster, as well as his whole spiritual formation system, are derived from the mystics.  His list of recommended spiritual masters is witness to this:  Ignatius of Loyola (p. 66); Teresa of Avila (p. 166); Jeremy Taylor; William Law; Dallas Willard (pp. 24, 80, 153); Henri Nouwen (pp. 64-65, 110); Father Anthony […]

SPURIOUS SPIRITUAL FORMATION USHERS IN DECEPTION

“Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity to restore your fortunes, but have seen for you oracles that are false and misleading.” (Lamentations 2:14) Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism As Spurious Spiritual Formation Breeds Deception Following in this Apprising Ministries piece we’ll give you another look at where the kind […]

THE TERMINOLOGY TRAP OF "SPIRITUAL FORMATION"

knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21, ESV) Physical Training Is Of Some Value, But Godliness Has Value For […]

CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY/MYSTICISM (CSM) OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION IS RECKLESS FAITH

They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and clasp hands with pagans. (Isaiah 2:6) Selfish Subjectivity With Scripture Invites In Spurious Spirituality Apprising Ministries has recently been laboring to show that it’s simply beyond question the vast majority of those in leadership within postevangelicalism and the Emerging Church actually […]

DANGERS OF DECEPTION WITH SPIRITUAL FORMATION

We live in an age where mysticism and spiritual experiences are prevalent. The days of materialistic, secular humanism have given way to the New Age of spirituality. Our era is often called “post-modern;” it is an age of subjectivism. This means that we no longer believe that science, reason, and rationality can solve humanity’s problems. […]

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