Category: Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism

GARY GILLEY ON SILENCE AND SOLITUDE »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: In a world filled with noise, many of us long to “unplug” and find a quiet spot far from the hum of technology, the demands of work, the cries of children, the ubiquitous call of advertisement, the […]

“EXPERIENCING GOD” BY HENRY BLACKABY: HOW MYSTICISM MISLEADS CHRISTIANS »

By Apprising Ministries special correspondent Bob DeWaay Blackaby’s book, co-authored by Claude King, promises readers that they can come to know God by experience and come to know God’s will beyond what is revealed in Scripture, thereby living out a life full of adventure.[1] Blackaby promises his readers that they will, among other things, learn to hear God speaking […]

NEO-GNOSTIC CONTEMPLATIVE GURUS LIKE DALLAS WILLARD MISS THE MARK »

Yet in all of his discussion on the topic, it never seems to dawn on [Dallas] Willard that the original “still small voice” to Elijah (1 Kings 19:12-18) was in fact an audible voice, not an inward impression or thought. Since Willard believes that God normally speaks to us through an inner, inaudible, subjective voice […]

GARY GILLEY REVIEWS “HEARING GOD” BY DALLAS WILLARD »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: Hearing God was previous published by Regal (1984), then by Harper (1993), and finally InterVarsity (1999) under the tital of In Search of Guidance.  This updated and expanded edition is published under the Formatio wing of InterVarsity Press which offers numerous […]

THE GOSPEL COALITION AND TREVIN WAX NOW RECOMMENDING RICHARD ROHR? »

Apprising Ministries continues warning about the corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) a la neo-Gnostics like Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster and his spiritual twin Dallas Willard. It’s been slithering into the mainstream of evangelicalism under the guise of so-called Spiritual Formation. I told you earlier in SBC’S Beth Moore Merely Pretending To Be Protestant no less an authority than Emergent Church guru Brian McLaren informs us Foster and Willard are “key […]

J.P. MORELAND OF BIOLA UNIVERSITY ON GOD AS A CHATTY CATHY »

Apprising Ministries has long been warning you about the danger of listening to neo-Gnostics like Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mysticRichard Foster. For years now Foster, along with his spiritual twin Dallas Willard, has been teaching corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) under the guise of so-called Spiritual Formation. But what we’re actually dealing with is really a romanticized version of Roman Catholic Counter Reformation spirituality, which […]

TIM KELLER TEACHING ROMAN CATHOLIC AND QUAKER MYSTICISM TO HIS RPC LEADERS »

HT: The New Calvinists; Discern The Time Further reading TIM KELLER RECOMMENDING ROMAN CATHOLIC MYSTICISM CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY AND TIM KELLER TIM KELLER AND CONTEMPLATIVE PASTRIX ADELE CALHOUN

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 […]

CONTEMPLATIVE DEEPER LIFE PIETISM »

Apprising Ministries has long been warning you about the danger of listening to neo-Gnostics like Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mysticRichard Foster. For years now Foster, along with his spiritual twin Dallas Willard, has been teaching corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) under the guise of so-called Spiritual Formation. But what we’re actually dealing with is really a romanticized version of Roman Catholic Counter Reformation spirituality, which […]

DR. GARY GILLEY EXPOSES LECTIO DIVINA »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: As we have seen in the last two Think on These Things articles, “Spiritual formation is viewed by a growing number of evangelicals as an ancient ministry of the church, concerned with the ‘forming’ or ‘shaping’ of a believer’s […]

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