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Volume 38, Issue 4 
Dear All,

The main emphasis of this newsletter is on "contemplative prayer" and "spiritual formation", both ideas being espoused by Emerging Church leaders.  You have to know the background of these ideas and not just assume they are harmless to the believer.

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Contemplative Prayer
by Gary Gilley, 4/17/12Think On These Things

Of all the spiritual disciplines the Spiritual Formation Movement promotes, none is more important than prayer and the intake of God's Word. On the surface we would expect little resistance to these two disciplines since they have been recognized as essential to spiritual growth by virtually all Christians from all traditions. Sadly, upon closer examination we discover that what is meant by most evangelical Christians when they reference prayer and Bible intake is not always what the leaders within spiritual formation mean.

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God in Everything? The Premise of Contemplative Prayer
by Ray Yungen, 4/18/12LT Publishing

The physical world, human beings, and everything that is are all forms of the Ultimate Reality, all expressions of God, all "one with the Father." He means not all Christians but all people. This is nothing less than Hindu samadhi with Christian spray paint. Those in this movement who are honest have no qualms about acknowledging this-as one adherent did so aptly when he confessed, "The meditation of advanced occultists is identical with the prayer of advanced mystics." (Ray Yungen, A Time of Departing, 2nd ed. 2006, pp. 28-32)

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The Roots of Spiritual Formation
by Lighthouse Trails, 4/15/12LT Research

To understand spiritual formation, all one needs to do is understand the spirituality of Richard Foster. Lighthouse Trails has documented his beliefs through A Time of Departing and Faith Undone, as well as through numerous articles on the Lighthouse Trails Research site. In this particular article, let us turn to a small book Richard Foster wrote called Meditative Prayer. Foster says that the purpose of meditative prayer is to create a "spiritual space" or "inner sanctuary" through "specific meditation exercises" (p. 9). Foster references several mystics in the book who can point the way to these exercises: Madame Guyon, Teresa of Avila, Francis de Sales, Henri Nouwen, and Thomas Merton. Foster breaks the contemplative process down into three steps.

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The Harbinger
by Jonathan CahnBerit Kjos Ministries
Reviewed by Berit Kjos

That part is true. So what can be wrong with a book that alerts us to evil and calls America back to God? In spite of my appreciation for the awakening effects of The Harbinger, we have serious reasons for concern:

  • Its main theme focuses on a single prophecy (ignoring all others) as the heart of an ancient mystery and the key to America's coming judgment.
  • It redefines and misuses the Biblical word"vow".
  • The "prophet" blends truth with dreams, mysticism and false conclusion

Let's look at each point through the filter of the Bible.


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