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A Historical Analysis of Mysticism: Part I

Catholic and Buddhist Spirituality in the Context of the 12th and 13th Centuries
by Scott Noble
January 12, 2013

Every Christian knows that prayer is an important part of the Christian walk. But, not all Christians have experienced a fulfilling prayer life. Whether it be a lack of time, a wandering mind, or other obstacles, many Christians are sustained on just the “minimum” amount of prayer. Addressing this need, but not in a biblical way, are the Catholic mystics now promoted by the emergent church and others even within “Bible-believing” churches. Counterfeit spirituality is not a new thing. Jesus said, “…the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth…” (John 4:23). Anything that offers something “exciting” and “innovative,” at the expense of truth is not something that leads to being a “true worshipper.”

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http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/missions/thailand/a-historical-analysis-of-mysticism-part-i

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Can people from other religious traditions genuinely follow Jesus without becoming “Christians”? The following Christianity Today articles attempts to explain that they can:

Worshiping Jesus in the Mosque
What it’s like to follow Christ embedded in Muslim culture. An interview with a Muslim follower of Isa.
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/january-february/insider-movement-islam-wheres-jesus.html?order=&start=1

RELATED:

What is the insider movement?
http://www.gotquestions.org/insider-movement.html

Inside the Insider Movement and More
http://www.svchapel.org/resources/articles/21-church-trends/679-inside-the-insider-movement-and-more

Book Review
Muslims, Christians, and Jesus by Carl Medearis

Reviewed by David Irvine
http://www.ericbarger.com/irvine.medearis.book.htm

UPDATE:

WORSHIPING JESUS IN THE MOSQUE: A RESPONSE
http://standupforthetruth.com/2013/01/worshiping-jesus-in-the-mosque-a-response/

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