Mark Driscoll’s RESURGENCE and EMERGENCE with Catholicism
Well well Mark Driscoll, what do we have here…
Acts 29 Pastor – Church of the Outer Banks
In Hebrew thought, to meditate upon the Scriptures is to quietly repeat them, giving oneself entirely to God, and abandoning outside distractions. The two main things that we are told to meditate on are God’s word and God’s goodness. Paul tells us, “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” ().
[DTW: Oh so the word ‘think’ in that verse now justifies practicing occult practices. SATANIC PRACTICES are NOT honourable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, of excellence, and worthy of praise unless you are speaking about another god, which you are. Think about that. Now, now, don’t go sit on the floor in some quiet place, just right where you are, right now, use your brain (that GOD gave you to THINK with) and think about it. Then pick up your Bible and go find some real scripture to back up this nonsence – you will find none.]
We see the difference between the active and contemplative Christian life illustrated in the story of Mary and Martha in. Mary sat at the feet of Jesus and heard his word, while Martha was distracted with much serving. Jesus said that Mary had chosen the best thing because she sat at his feet and was not distracted. Meditative prayer is exactly this, sitting at the feet of Jesus and hearing his word. This is a wonderful example of the art of meditative prayer. We must allow time to let the Lord speak to us through meditating on him and his word in prayer.
[DTW: you know, sometimes I sit quietly and read the utter rubbish that is written by people who profess to be Christian. Please note the big difference between your wild imagination and the truth as written as clear as daylight in the Bible. “Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations…” Jesus Christ who is the Word made flesh was speaking (using his mouth to talk) and Mary was listening. Nothing mystical about this. Nothing at all. Nowhere does Jesus say to Martha that Mary made the right choice because she chose to avoided being ‘distracted’ when listening to Him speak. No, Jesus says to Martha “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” This means that Mary chose to listen to believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God and by believing in Him she received salvation, eternal life. Jesus is saying to Martha, you should not be worried about things on earth, you should be worried about where you are going to spend eternity and that Mary made the good choice.”]
Steps for Meditative Prayer
- Designate a quiet place. In a world full of distractions, we need a quiet place where we can allow God to speak to us. The most effective place to pray is where you are least likely to be disturbed.
- Give yourself 20-30 minutes. Many people only spend a few minutes each day in prayer. Very few people actually spend time in meditative prayer. It takes time to drown out the cares of the world, sit, prayerfully meditate on God’s word, and then allow him to speak to us.
- Choose Scripture to prayerfully meditate on. Prayerfully select a passage of Scripture that means something to you. Let it either focus on the goodness of God, the promises of God, or the worship of God.
- Allow God to speak to you. This is the hardest part. Many people never hear the Lord speak to them simply because they don’t allow him to. We need to sit and listen for the voice of the Lord. Samuel was open to hearing from the Lord (1 Samuel 3). He said, “Speak, for your servant hears.”
[DTW: *silent* …………. oh sorry, I was not meditating I was just thinking that one has to be completely deceived (or in the process of falling into deception ) to fall for this practice as being ‘Christian’ and so called approved by Biblical teachers. My dear readers, please note that if you do this, you are opening yourself up to demonic spirits who will come and speak to you disguised as an ‘angel of light’. In other words, you will get something else speaking to you – NOT GOD. You would get all freaked out if something that pretended to be God came and made it’s way into your thoughts? Well start freaking out, cos this is what you are going to get. STOP! Repent to Jesus Christ the Son of God if you have gotten yourself involved in this stuff – get out please. This is NOT Biblical and NOW WHERE in the Bible did Jesus tell us to do any of this. Biblical prayer vs. what these people are trying to shove down your throat are two different things.
As I type this, I am praying asking Jesus Christ to guide me as I write this. Your relationship with Jesus Christ should be a normal conversation in prayer. I am typing, I have books piled up that I am reading, I have the bible open, highlighting pens, I got the TV on in the background (quite loud I must admit) and amazingly (*Emergent’s gasp*) I am still able to speak to my Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ right now and I know He hears me and I praise Him right now as I write this. I think it’s also called multitasking; being able to speak and think and do other things at the same. Obviously when studying scripture I read and make notes all the while I have the guidance of the Holy Spirit showing me what scripture means, He helps me understand.
When I drive my car I speak to Jesus about my day ahead. When I get to work I speak to Jesus about why I have such a horrible job, but thank Him never the less because it could be worse. When I get lost while driving I am the first one to panic, and yet I speak to Jesus; I ask him to help me, keep me safe. Can you imagine if I need to get out of the car in a dangerous area, sit on the pavement in a Lotus position, chanting my mantra: ‘AUMMM I am lost and I am no where near step 4, what am I going to do, I am still only an apprentice” Repeat 100x for 30min.
Step 4 is the hardest part, they tell you – Hearing the Lord speak to you. Well oddly enough, the bible says that salvation is not difficult at all nor is it a burden to obtain.]
Matthew 11:30 “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.”
Matthew 23:4 “ They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger.”
Well I can see why so many people will get caught up in this horrendous practice (disguised as Christian). Because they are right, 90% of people who call themselves Christian have actually never heard the conviction of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Or, have you and you ignored Him? And these are the ones who will be caught up into this evil trap. And chances are you will hear something alright, but as I said above, it will not be the God of the Bible who sent His only Son to die on the cross for our sins, for those who chose to believe.
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