Sep 22, 2015

Modern Mysticism Brought to Light (2013) by Dave Fiedler

Pages: 46

Selected Quotations:

“Stay away from non-biblical spiritual disciplines or methods of spiritual formation that are rootd in mysticism such as contemplative prayer, centering prayer, and the emerging church movement in which they are promoted.” - Elder Ted Wilson, General Conference President, July 3, 2010.

“The warnings of the word of God regarding the perils surrounding the Christian church belong to us today. As in the days of the apostles men tried by tradition and philosophy to destroy faith in the Scriptures, so today, by the pleasing sentiments of higher criticism, evolution, spiritualism, theosophy, and pantheism, the enemy of righteousness is seeking to lead souls into forbidden paths.” - Acts of the Apostles, 474

Living Temple contains the alpha of these theories. I knew that the omega would follow in a little while; and I trembled for our people.” - Selected Messages, Book One, 203

“The sentiments in Living Temple  regarding the personality of God have been received even by men who have had a long experience in the truth. When such men consent to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil we are no longer to regard the subject as a matter to be treated with great delicacy. That those whom we thought sound in the faith should have failed to discern the specious, deadly influence of this science of evil, should alarm us as nothing else has alarmed us.” - Battle Creek Letters, 79

“I love Dr. Kellogg. He may be lost. I hope and pray not. If he is lost, let him go with you brethren standing by with your hands on his shoulders trying to save him.” - Sanford P.S. Edwards, Memoirs of SDA Pioneers, 13-14

“Even if someone is off track (as Kellogg and Paulson clearly were), we should do everything possible to save them from the cliff they are stepping off of - and to help others avoid following them like lemmings over the brink.”

“When Kellogg was asked [Where is heaven?] he said, “heaven is where God is, and his temple is here,” and he patted his heart. That, actually, was the whole point of The Living Temple;  the temple was the human body, and that’s where God lived - as well as in roses, meteorites, and dolphins, of course.”

“Ellen White put it this way: “In the Living Temple the assertion is made that God is in the flower, in the leaf, in the sinner. But God does not live in the sinner. The Word declare that He abides only in the hearts of those who love Him and do righteousness. God does not abide in the heart of the sinner; it is the enemy who abides there.” - Sermons and Talks, vol. 1, 343”

“The train of heresies is still chugging along. The cars come from all kinds of religious and spiritualistic traditions. They have all kinds of names, like meditation. It is about mind control - an altered state of consciousness. When taken far enough, it ends up in a supposed sense of “oneness” with God and/or the universe. It is a supernatural experience - but who is the originator of this feeling? Some may believe it is God Himself. But it is, in fact, the god of this world - another spirit.”

“The Lord made our minds to actively think along with His, not to be shifted into neutral. Other spiritual forces, however, delight to find a house swept clean but not filled with the Truth that sets us free. (Matthew 12:43-45; John 8:32)”


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