Hebrews 5:14 teaches that mature Christians should be capable of discerning between good and evil, between true doctrine and the
doctrine of devils.  The teachings included below are intended to provide the diligent truth-seeker with a thorough understanding of this topic.  We at Inquisitive Christianity do not endorse all of the content included in these teachings.  After all, it is a rare gift to discover a teaching with which one has no disagreement.  Nevertheless, we believe that these teachings offer valuable information for those who seek the truth and are spiritually mature enough to exercise discernment.


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Ray Yungen


Ray Yungen is author of the books A Time of Departing and For Many Shall Come In My NameHe travels throughout the country warning about how pagan Eastern mysticism is merging with Christian practice today.

Contemplative Prayer (1:05:36)

Mysticism in the Church (1:12:38)



Chris Lawson: Contemplative Spirituality Concerns



Chris Lawson, founder of Spiritual Research Network speaks into the issue of contemplative prayer. This video includes all four parts of this presentation. In part 1 (minute 00:01) he presents 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. In part 2 (minute 09:35) he considers Biblical "separation" from false teachers and false teachings (Romans 16:17-19), as opposed to gleaning from "Christian mystics" and experiential practices that are virtually identical to the occult training of the Hindus. In part 3 (minute 30:33) he identifies Fr. Thomas Keating as the Modern Day Pioneer of the international Contemplative Outreach Ltd. "centering-prayer" movement. As such, Keating 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. In part 4 (minute 48:46) he shares how 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.