Have you checked the latest HERESCOPE?
Posted October 30, 2017
ON MEDITATION: WHAT IT IS...
NOTE TO READERS: In light of the contemplative spiritual movement’s influence over evangelicalism among its publishers, educational institutions, churches and pastors, this writing by Dr. Griffith-Thomas is reproduced. From Scripture he informs seekers about what meditation is. In discussion about contemplative spirituality many of us have warned, and justifiably so, about the dangers of meditation and what contemplation is not. Yet in this chapter titled “Meditation” written a century ago, Thomas in his book Grace and Power reminds seeking readers about what Godly meditation is. Read this and be blessed!
The spiritual life which becomes ours, and is constantly realized by means of Justification, Sanctification and Consecration, must be maintained and sustained if it is to grow and increase in vigor, power, and blessing. Spiritual life in the true sense of the term is far more than spiritual existence; it implies strength, vigor, progress, joy, and satisfaction. “I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). This abundant life is the only life that will really influence others and fully realize the will of God.
For the maintenance of spiritual life certain conditions are necessary. As with physical life, so with spiritual life, we have to use means and fulfill requirements, and this, not intermittently, but as the habit of our life. It is with the chief means or methods that we shall be concerned in this and the remaining chapters. Taking an illustration from the body, let us bear in mind that for the maintenance and furtherance of spiritual life we require good food, pure air, and regular exercise. To the first of these we now turn our attention, when we speak of meditation. The “good food” is, of course, the food of the Word of God, for as food builds up the tissues of the body, repairs waste, and preserves us in health, so the Word of God is the complete food of the soul. It is noteworthy that we have it brought before us in the Bible as milk for babes (I Pet. 2:2; I Cor. 3:2), as strong meat for adults (Heb. 5:14), affording us the necessary constituents of spiritual nutrition, and as honey (Ps. 19:10) suggesting the pleasure and enjoyment of dessert in addition to the food actually necessary for life and work (Jer. 15:16).
Coming now more closely to the details of this important element of spiritual life, we notice:
I. THE SUBJECTS OF MEDITATION
Read the entire post: www.herescope.net
In this newsletter:
THE EARTHLY BRIDE AND HER HEAVENLY BRIDEGROOM
By the late Johan Malan
WHAT IS A TRUE CHURCH?
By Pastor Anton Bosch
FROM FIRST TO LAST...
By Pastor Larry DeBruyn
Read the September/October 2017 Newsletter
Now Available in Electronic Format!
Pastor Larry DeBruyn's book review of Wm. Paul Young's The Shack is now available in .pdf format for reading online or for downloading.
Pastor DeBruyn's book offers something for everyone. For those who simply want to know more about The Shack, UNSHACKLED is a good source of basic information. This is the type of book that you can comfortably hand to your friends. UNSHACKLED is also a great book to give to pastors and church leaders to read. It is scholarly and very well-written.
Click on the link below for the book:
Newly Released Teaching Series on DVD!
Click on the link below for the booklet:
NEW EVANGELICALISM: The New World Order
By Paul Smith
Like Cascading Dominoes the intentional departure from believing the Bible is inerrant has plunged the church of the 21st century down the treacherous slippery slope of accommodation and compromise.
This book is available through Discernment Ministries. Check HERE for prices and availability.
By Anton Bosch
Back in 2007 this blog ran a series of messages by Pastor Anton Bosch on the topic of "contentiously contending." We are pleased to announce that these messages have been published in a booklet.
Herescope readers who loved the series will be happy to know that they can now order this in a printed booklet format - for only $3.00 per copy! Order your copies at the Discernment Products Page (Books) HERE, or by phoning 903-567-6423.
© 2004-2017 Discernment Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.