Mike Bickle, one of the
“Kansas City Prophets” and a huge proponent of introducing Christians to cp (contemplative prayer), says this
of contemplative prayer:
this is an imperfect science… it (the term cp) is not a term that is a biblical term… it’s an idea. … there’s no place where Paul the apostle said the term cp means this…
different ones throughout church history define it differently… I have
30, 40, 50 titles on cp in my home… any book on cp, I just buy em… at first it confused me because one person
talked about so different from another person it took me a few of years to figure it out that there is no clear infallible
definition…” Mike Bickle in his audio message “Contemplative Prayer part 2”
I’ll translate for
you what Bickle just said in the quotes above:
Cp is an evolving thing
Contemplative prayer cannot be found in the Bible
To one it means one thing to another… it means something else
Mike Bickle will read anything on CP regardless
of who writes it
CP cannot be defined
Here is another Mike Bickle recommendation
on pursuing CP:
· “You’re gonna need resources to do it (to go into the deep
waters of God). The Protestant world is really really narrow on the resources of contemplative
May I comment as to why the Protestant world
is really really narrow on resources of contemplative prayer?
For starters, it isn’t found in the
During the protestant reformation, people
rightly claimed the Bible alone tells us everything we need to know about life and godliness. They rightly rejected
extra-scriptural revelation such as that which came from the Pope and from the Roman Catholic mystics.
For finishers, it isn’t found in the
Bible…. Even proponents of it admit that! Yet they go right on assuring us it is perfectly all right to pursue an unbiblical
In case no one has ever
told you, I will tell you now. It is not perfectly all right!
If it is an unbiblical
spiritual activity, what does that make it?
The Holy Spirit certainly
cannot be a part of any spiritual activity that is unbiblical. So, what spirit is behind
it? We only have two choices here.
Christians, we are not lacking
in resources to help us connect with God. The written word of God and the Holy Spirit of God really do give us all
we need to walk in the fullness of God.
It doesn’t get any simpler than that.
There are no gifts like his gifts. I beg
you, don’t fall for cheap, soul stealing counterfeits!
I fear lest by any
means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity which is in
Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3)