Is your church involved in a Spiritual
Formation program? If so, you might want to ask
the question, what exactly is Spiritual
Formation? It's a fair question, and one that,
if not asked, could end up surprising you when
your church changes in ways you never imagined.
A Christianity Today article states: 'Spiritual
Formation is in.' The article defines Spiritual
Formation in this way ... Christian spiritual
formation thus refers to the process by which
believers become more fully conformed and
united to Christ.
What this definition
excludes is how this 'process' of conforming
and uniting to Christ takes place and who is
eligible to participate in such a process.
The 'how' is done through spiritual
disciplines, primarily through the discipline
of the silence. The silence is an altered state
that is reached through a mantra-like
meditation, breath prayers, or some other
No one tells a
christian that contact with a demonic being --
a 'familiar spirit ' --is impossible until the
proper 'altered state' is achieved! Therefore,
a Christian can be demon possessed or afflicted
through this 'silence altered state'!
are even more horrified when we discover that
the major foundation for this type of pagan
altered state is the Catholic Church! The same
people who murdered 70 million Protestants and
Baptists from 1550-1850! What did Jesus say,
'Ye shall know them by their fruits'?
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius -
Protestants have had a growing interest in the
Spiritual Exercises. 'There are adaptations
that are specific to Protestants which
emphasize the exercises as a school of
contemplative prayer'. Spiritual Formation is
a works-based substitute for Biblical
The Spiritual Formation
movement . . . teaches people that this is how
they can become more intimate with God and
truly hear His voice. but, the path they lay
out for this intimacy with God is plainly
Satanic and Mystical. STAY AWAY!!