Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Why Contemplative Prayer is Not Godly Way of Meditation

Is it Godly or is it New Age? This video exposes Contemplative Prayer and its occultic roots and why it is dangerous to practice it.

The purpose of contemplative prayer is to enter an altered state of consciousness in order to find one's true self, thus finding God. This true self relates to the belief that man is basically good. Proponents of contemplative prayer teach that all human beings have a divine center and that all, not just born again believers, should practice contemplative prayer.

Contemplative prayer roots stem from Hinduism which is another religion going inward into self. Hindus have practiced this type of meditation for centuries.

A mystical prayer practice that leads one into the "silence" but in actuality leads away from God.

In truth, those supporting the practice of contemplative prayer are demonstrating a tragic failure of faith. Is Christ's finished work on the Cross not enough for them, and are they not now sharing their doubt with all of us?

What happens when you go into altered state of consciousness. "It is my belief that all information...comes to us in alpha because all information in the universe consists of light energy. Light enters the pineal gland, or Third Eye, located in the center of the head between the eyebrows, where many psychics say they experience physical sensations when they receive extrasensory information.

Eastern forms of meditation tend to reduce God to an impersonal force, rather than to recognize Him as the personal Entity which He is.

Truth, Eastern meditation tries to promote perfection without repentance, or without any reference to an objective moral standard.
Studies have shown that performing prolonged, intense meditation disciplines over an extended period of time can have a bimodal biological impact, and can even result in varying levels of psychosis. While the benefits of relaxation and tranquility may be initially experienced in the early stages, and while certain destructive addictions may even be subdued as a result of meditation, one study found that 63% of the subjects who had practiced it 16 months or longer reported adverse effects, such as mood swings; anxiety and panic attacks; sudden and inexplicable increases in tension; a decrease of motivation in life; boredom; a shortening of the attention span; mild dissociation; periodic bouts with confusion and disorientation; a "spaced out" feeling; depression; negativity; a critical spirit; and ironically, feeling addicted to meditation itself. Some of those queried even reported having suicidal tendencies.

By: Traci Morin Ordained Min­is­ter, Writer, Pub­lic Speaker
Touch of God Ministries

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