Believers must guard what they allow into their home, their minds, and their hearts. Subtle error introduces destructive heresies and gimmicks aimed at destroying the church. Keep alert for false apostles, false workmen, false instructions.
The role of every believer is to be a discern-er of truth and error. The only way to spot error, however, is to study the truth. Where do you stand with this practice in your own life? Mysticism is on the prowl, seeking another person to devour. Be alert, mindful, and always on your guard.
I John 4:1 teaches, "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world." Are Christian's that easily swayed to believing false teaching?
We continue to look at this heretical and demonic instruction that has invaded the church under the guise of spiritual formation, spiritual disciplines, meditation, etc.
Mystical practices hide right in front of our eyes. Is your church partner to this heretical instruction. Perhaps you should take a deep and closer look at what may be over-taking your fellowship.
This belief of mysticism is that truth resides within ourselves, not outside of ourselves. What does this mean? Mysticism teaches that you are a god yourself.
Many seek their approach to Christianity other than through the Word of God. This departing from the faith is happening in mass proportion.
Our adversary, the Devil, is always on the prowl to undermine the Word of God. One of his keenest methods is through mystical methods. What does this all mean and is it really invading the church or has it always been there?
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.