In this episode we continue in our address on the topic of mysticism. This is a tricky issue to recognize, but hopefully you will begin to learn more an more and become a discerning believer.
Clearly, mystical practices have crept into the evangelical church. Being aware of some of the buzzwords and terminology will help you be on the lookout ... perhaps even at your church or educational institution.
Mysticism draws believers away from the teaching of Scripture. Christians are taught to fill their minds with God's Word, yet mysticism teaches adherents to empty their minds in order to be ready for more of God. Which is right?
While it may appear that mystical practices are relevant for today, their roots are not of this world. They are founded in eastern, demonic practices of years gone by yet still avidly practiced today as a method of heightened awareness.
The new phenomena of the day that has invaded the thinking of many Christians and non-believers alike is this idea of "experiencing God" in some closer mystical way through meditation, relaxation, and many more un-biblical ideas.
In this episode, we take another inside look into mysticism and begin to expose it for the false teaching it brings unsuspectingly into the lives of many Christians.
This episode begins a long series look at the ancient topic of mysticism that has gained significant traction in the evangelical church in recent years.