From Lighthouse Trails Research:
According to Thomas Keating, the father of the modern day centering (contemplative) prayer movement that is sweeping widely within evangelical circles, the silence or sacred space that is reached during contemplative prayer/centering prayer is the same state that is reached during what is called kundalini…
Kundalini is based on the occultic chakra system where a supposed universal energy flows through a human being and through all of creation, uniting all and acknowledging divinity in all things and all people.
Denying the Reformation
by Susan Bertalotto
The Early Church
The Early Church, the true Church, the Body of Christ, as founded by the Apostles on Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone, has always and will always exist, will never be destroyed or wiped out. Jesus said “…the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” The true Church is a spiritual Church – Eph 2:20-22 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. All throughout history, the true Church has survived, despite the trials and persecutions. The Roman Catholic Church (RCC) tried to expunge the true Church, but to no avail. The Church still stands.
All three of these men were men of God in opposition to the RCC. They were killed for their beliefs and actions, along with others like them – the Waldensians, Lothards, Albigensians, and Cathars. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This act was the beginning of the Reformation, the separation of like-minded people from the apostate RCC.
Unfortunately, there are Christians who think like Roman Catholics and believe that the Reformation meant nothing – the martyrs, who gave their lives for freedom from the oppression and rule of the RCC, died for a lost cause and that the RCC was the true Church. The Reformation (ca. 1521) and ensuing opposition known as the Protestants supposedly changed all that – the Protestant reformers became the true Church and the RCC were suddenly apostate. What changed to “apostate” the RCC in 1521? A timeline written by Lorraine Boettner chronicles the apostasy of the RCC from the year 300AD. The true Church does not ban the reading of the Bible, the Words of God, yet in 1229, the RCC placed the Bible in the Index of Forbidden Books. So nothing has changed. The Roman Catholic Church has always been apostate.
Some “Christians” now believe that the Roman Catholics are believers in Jesus Christ alone, as if Roman Catholics today somehow have changed their doctrines from the RCC belief system. The apostate Roman Catholic Church hasn’t changed one iota.
Catholic mystics didn’t believe that Jesus is the only Way to God. Why are Christians lapping up their vain, empty apostate theology, the doctrine of demons? Contemplative spirituality is NOT a teaching espoused in the Bible, and anyone who practices such a heresy is not a Christian. Can’t be. Just look in the Bible for “contemplative practices”. You won’t find it there.
Remember, if you believe that Roman Catholicism is the same as the Christian doctrine of the saving grace of Jesus Christ (as written in the Bible), then you do NOT believe the Reformation should have taken place.
Click HERE for a list of some of the “Pretenders”, people who are teachers, promoters, advocates, supporters, proponents, and/or defenders of Spiritual Formation (metaphysics, contemplative spirituality, spiritual disciplines) who ignore the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and subscribe to a “new” spirituality, a spirituality that makes the Reformation unnecessary.