Great article via the Aquila Report: “Creepy White Vans”
How does God meet us? Through the ordinary means of grace, not through mysticism
Mysticism is the belief that you can find God inside yourself through “feeling” or “emotion”. And that God has agreed to meet you “immediately”. (By immediate, I mean without a mediator; A direct, internal connection with God without the mediation of Christ or the means of grace.) God has not agreed to meet you as you jump around and work yourself into a frenzy. Sorry. I’ve done it, and frankly it’s fun, but God never agreed to meet you in your emotion. You can put yourself into an emotional state and be open to subconscious suggestion, but those “voices” you hear? Are they wrong? Even once? Then guess what, it might be a lot of things, but the Holy Spirit it is most certainly not.
HT: Do Not Be Surprised
- Concerns Grow as Moody Presses Forth Down Contemplative Path (lighthousetrailsresearch.com)
- Letter: Elder forced to leave for standing against Spiritual Formation (standupforthetruth.com)
- Foster’s “Celebration of Discipline” – Does Your Pastor Have a Copy? (standupforthetruth.com)
- Changed from the Inside Out (gty.org)