Posted by: Yvonne | December 20, 2009

Right Back to the Dark Ages…

 

Here is an excellent post called, Dangers of Contemplative Spirituality/ Mysticism:  Lectio Divina, by Ken Silva over at Apprising Ministries.  He speaks of the dangers of contemplative prayer, mysticism, spiritual formation and Lectio Divina.  He mentions Richard Foster, Dallas Willard and Thomas Merton and others and their dangerous teachings.  He begins by saying,

Following a trail that was initially cut by the online apologetics and discernment ministry Lighthouse Trails Research years before Apprising Ministries has been covering the rise in popularity within Protestant evangelicalism of practicing corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) ala Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster, with an assist from his spiritual twin Dallas Willard. It’s a rapidly spreading—and very dangerous—fad; and if left unchecked by spiritually timid evangelical leaders, CSM is going to be the cause of much division within the church visible.

Lots of links and additional information in this discerning article.  Read the rest here.

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