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Researching, informing and warning about the dangers of cults, spiritual abuse and mystical/occult based spirituality!



SRN is an independent Christian outreach committed first and foremost to the Lord Jesus Christ and the integrity of His Word. Our primary goal is to 'Proclaim the Gospel and Encourage Biblical Discernment.'  - Chris Lawson

"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." - Philippians 1:9-11




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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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PART ONE (Minute 00:01) - Introduction: A biblical warning and brief statement about various genres of mystical and occult oriented Contemplative Spirituality "centering-prayer" literature that are infiltrating churches and Christian communities.

PART TWO (Minute 09:35) - Considering biblical "separation" from false teachers and false teachings (Romans 16, v.17-19), as opposed to gleaning from "Christian mystics" and experiential practices that are virtually identical to the occult training of the Hindus.

PART 3 (Minute 30:33) - Fr Thomas Keating is the Modern Day Pioneer of the international Contemplative Outreach Ltd. "centering-prayer" movement. As such, he seeks to "integrate" Christian spirituality with the occult "Serpent Power" of Hinduism, otherwise known as Kundalini energy. According to Hindu and Buddhist occultists, "Kundalini-shakti" lies coiled at the base of the spine, awaiting arousal via centering prayer/occult meditation.

PART 4 (Minute 48:46) - Contemplative Spirituality's dangerous Christian Mysticism/occult hybrid form of "Centering Prayer" is inextricably tied to Interfaith (InterReligious) Dialogue, Ecumenism, and the ever-increasing "Global Oneness" New Spirituality/New Gospel of the New Age movement.

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.

New Age Teaching's in Sarah Youngs's JESUS CALLING?

"Jesus Calling" Exposed (SRN archive)

"Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young: Another New Age "Jesus"
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'Another Jesus" Calling     Changing "Jesus Calling" - Damage Control for a False Christ    The New Age Implications of Jesus Calling

      Another Jesus Calling              changing jesus calling               New Age Implications of Jesus Calling

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YOGA and Christianity - Are They Compatible?         

A DIRECTORY OF AUTHORS (Three NOT Recommended Lists)

 YOGA and Christianity - Are They Compatible      A Directory of Authors - Thre NOT Recommended Lists







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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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