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Founded in 2004 as one of Chris Lawson's Scotland Missions outreaches, SRN operates as an independent Christian outreach committed first and foremost to the Lord Jesus Christ and the integrity of His Word. The primary goal of SRN is twofold: (1) Proclaim the Gospel and Encourage Biblical Discernment , and (2) Research, Inform and Warn of the dangers of cults, spiritual abuse and mystical/occult based spirituality.
"And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment [discernment]; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God." (Phil.1:9-11)
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Hindu philosophy and NewAge/occult mystical practices have entered many Christian churches in the West! Quantum/contemplative/New Age mystical practices and teachings have been made palatable for undiscerning Christians. Christian pastors in India grieve that Christians in the West are doing Yoga for exercise, and in church settings too. (Photo: Chris and friend Sam (from Scottish fellowship) on a missions trip to Andhra Pradesh, South India. Preaching in villages and seeing people delivered from Yoga/Hindu occult powers. 2 Cor. 6:14-71; Eph. 5:11.)
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Commenting on more than 80 Christian and New Age/Occult books!
I mention/show these books in my video(s) not to malign any individual - Christian or non-Christian - but to show:
(1) Based on what the literature reveals,"Centering Prayer" is a very dangerous practice that can quickly induct one into a mystical/occult oriented altered state of consciousness, whereby passive mental states can be achieved, thereby opening up the individual to contact with spirit entities (familiar spirits).
(2) To show church leaders (including many Calvary Chapel and Baptist pastors, etc.) that they need to be aware of where the Contemplative Spirituality movement comes from, and that it needs to be rejected and warned against.
Contemplative Concerns Pt.3 (Full Length - Pt.1,2,3,4) - The Literature: Samples That Church Leaders Need to See
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TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES AND ALL THE FLOCK !
God's Method of Consistently 'Warning' and 'Teaching' (11:33)
God's Method of Consistently 'Warning' and 'Teaching' (11:33) from Chris Lawson on Vimeo.
"Objection is often raised even by some sound in the faith - regarding the exposure of error as being entirely negative and of no real edification. Of late, the hue and cry has been against any and all negative teaching. But the brethren who assume this attitude forget that a large part of the New Testament, both of the teaching of our blessed Lord Himself and the writings of the apostles, is made up of this very character of ministry-namely, showing the Satanic origin and, therefore, the unsettling results of the propagation of erroneous systems which Peter, in his second epistle, so definitely refers to as "damnable heresies."
Our Lord prophesied, "Many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." Within our own day, how many false prophets have risen; and oh, how many are the deceived! Paul predicted, "I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch." My own observation is that these "grievous wolves," alone and in packs, are not sparing even the most favored flocks. Undershepherds in these "perilous times" will do well to note the apostle's warning: "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers." It is as important in these days as in Paul's - in fact, it is increasingly important - to expose the many types of false teaching that, on every hand, abound more and more."
--Dr. Harry Ironside (1876-1951)
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