“Be still, and know that I am God:” (Psalm 46:10)
I recently finished one of the most important Christian books I’ve ever read.
It’s called, A Time of Departing, by Ray Yungen. You can find this book on the LighthouseTrails.com website. Check out that site for a host of research on important Christian topics.
Mr. Yungen’s book deals with the Contemplative Prayer movement. If you are not familiar with this growing practice, you should be. We all should be.
In the next few posts I’ll deal with some extremely valuable aspects of this book that I hope will help you to make sense of this new movement. Since we all, as Christians, are strangers and pilgrims in this world. This very strange world.
In a nutshell, he makes a very solid case regarding the dangers of a practice that is spreading like wildfire throughout the religious world — including within Evangelical circles. This practice is being promoted by some very well-know leaders not normally associated with unbiblical practices. In the book you’ll discover the chilling details.
Contemplative Prayer is a spiritual technique that is, for all practical purposes, an Eastern mystical discipline re-packaged for the undiscerning Christian. It is wrapped in all the language and lingo that would attract the seeker of a deeper relationship with God. But it is nothing more than New Age and Eastern occultism masquerading as Christian meditation.