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Mandalas are spiritual symbols and patterns used by Eastern religions for meditation purposes.

Adult Coloring and Meditation – What Every Christian Should Know

Evidently adult coloring books are all the rage so many professing Christians have taken to coloring. Why’s this a problem?  Because it involves way more than the sort of coloring children do. Adult coloring can involve meditation — and it’s not biblical meditation. “Meditative coloring,” explains Jessica Pickowicz “is the practice of coloring specific patterns […]

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Mindfulness! Heard of It? What does it mean, and where is it showing up in Christian circles?

For those who have never heard of “mindfulness,” it is a Buddhist meditation practice that’s emphasized in Zen Buddhism.  Many professing Christians are involved in this pagan practice and shouldn’t be. The following is from Lighthouse Trails. According to researcher and author Ray Yungen: In recent years, a type of meditation known as mindfulness has made […]

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Mike Bickle and Francis Chan, Onething 2014

IHOP-KC’s Mike Bickle: Powerful evangelist for contemplative prayer

John Lanagan of My Word Like Fire offers many reasons Bible believing Christians should not practice contemplative prayer or have any involvement in Christian mysticism which has its roots in Roman Catholicism, as you will see. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ According to International House of Prayer founder Mike Bickle, “God is calling everyone. Everyone in the Body of Christ […]

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IHOP-KC’s Mike Bickle on “fake” and genuine Holy Spirit manifestations

John Lanagan of My Word Like Fire gave us Related Southern Baptist Convention president to speak at IHOP-KC;s “Onething” gathering.  In part two Lanagan covers IHOP-KC’s false teachings, Catholic leanings, NAR ideology, and long term contemplative influence. Be sure to view the video. Mike Bickle tells the IHOP-KC students, “I know that I know the value of genuine manifestations. […]

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10 Serious Problems with Jesus Calling

Popular blogger and pastor Tim Challies has once again addressed Jesus Calling, the blockbuster book that contains “devotions for every day of the year.” Author Sarah Young claims direct divine revelations. Tim wrote a review (here) in 2011 and now lays out 10 significant problems with the hugely popular devotional. Following are the problems: Sarah Young’s […]

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