“Mystical techniques and the inward journey have no place in true biblical spirituality.  If there is reality experienced in such things, it is a reality other than that promised in the gospel … Christian spirituality, consequently does not journey inward in search of an immediate experience of oneness with God.  Instead, through the indwelling Holy Spirit it looks toward Christ and through him to the Father.  Contemplative mysticism is not the path of biblical spirituality; faith-based relationship with the Triune God is.”

– Andrew Young, Cited in On Global Wizardry: Techniques of Pagan Spirituality and a Christian Response, Peter Jones, Editor

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