So you want to be a mystic? Wouldn’t it simpler to just cease from your own works, struggling to go deep to “be in Christ”, and instead, open the door of your being and let Him BE IN YOU? If we are to do any striving, shouldn’t it be to enter into His Rest?
But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
I’ve been watching this Emergent movement phenomena for many years. There are 2 streams that I am thinking about today.
1. The Ooze: (Remember that? I was on the mailing list for years, just to see what was going on.) This supposedly Christian, “embracing doubt” skepticism movement takes struggling Christians, deconstructs them and transforms them into atheists.
2. The Hatchery (and similar movements): This “alternative to traditional Christianity” mystical, transcendent, contemplative spirituality movement takes struggling Christians and deconstructs and transforms them into full-fledged New Age Mystical, “spiritualism” practicing, global spirituality (“all is one”) enlightened, spiritually evolved, wisdom sages.
Integral Theory, Evolutionary Human Development model of Spiral Dynamics, Enneagram spirituality? Dove and serpent power?
These are current movements in “Christianity”, which…
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Thanks, Scarlett – we NEED to know about these things! At a couple of bogs I’m subscribed to, atheists are upfront about their desire to draw Christians away from the faith.