Voice of the Martyrs "Occultic Inner Healing"
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“Spiritual Abuse is Cruel”
Since: Mar 12
#1 Apr 8, 2013
I don't know what it's going to take to wake VOM supporters up to some of the heretical and downright dangerous doctrinal material that VOM pumps out in it's newsletters. A case in point is from this article:
"The April 2009 Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) publication reports on a "unique project called ‘Restoring Joy.’" 2 The "Restoring Wounded Hearts" article says, "Through ‘Restoring Joy,’ trained Christian leaders facilitate a time of healing prayer with persecution victims to increase the spiritual joy in their lives." The VOM article describes the core of the process this way:
The prayer process is simple. First, the victim spends time focusing on Jesus’ presence. They recall the moment of trauma. Next, they purposefully invite Christ into that moment. The participant then gives Christ their pain and asks for his direction. Finally, the victim commits to doing what Jesus asks them to do.
This "prayer process" is a form of inner healing prayer, which is wholly without example in the Bible and which involves a combination of occult and psychological techniques that Christians should avoid.
Occultic Inner Healing?
The victim is asked to focus "on Jesus’ presence," "invite Christ into that moment," give "Christ their pain," ask for "his direction," and finally commit "to doing what Jesus asks them to do." This activity of picturing and conversing with, asking direction from and "doing what Jesus asks them to do" involves imagery or visualization. The most potentially dangerous practice used by shamans and inner healers is that of imagery. There is a natural imagery that occurs in all our minds. However, the type of imagery often used by many inner healers comes right out of the occult. There are three techniques (practices) used by mental alchemists (occultists) to manipulate reality with the mind. They are:
1. Thinking—positive mental attitude or changing circumstances by thought.
2. Speaking—mantra or positive confession.
3. Visualizing or imaging—picturing in the mind.
The most powerful of these three occult practices is that of imagery or visualization. All of the senses have "images." The images of touch, sound, smell, and taste can be formed, but they are not as powerful as images created through visualization as shamans well know."
Since: Apr 13
#2 Apr 16, 2013
Since: Apr 13
#3 Apr 16, 2013
Now, unfortunately, I find that apparently International Christian Concern, is also as unable to differentiate between evangelical Christians and Catholics,(who are not Christians according to the bible), any more than Voice of the Martyrs.
For example, ICC financially supports Coptic Catholics in various places:
While I wholeheartedly believe in compassion and mercy as commanded by scripture, but scripture also demands that we, as evangelical Christians be able to distinguish between false doctrine, and those who follow or promote a false gospel.
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