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*****UPDATE*******September 16th    Sunday Paper    The Kitsap Sun*******UPDATE*******

This is in the Religion Section 

…..Ministerial Association will host Kitsap County clergy, chaplains and spiritual leaders in a second annual retreat day Oct. 16th at Firway House Retreat….The retreat will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the theme “Thank God You’re Here!” The day includes holy leisure, celebration of call and humor.  A rustic outdoor labyrinth is available on site for prayer, play and pondering.

 WHOA WHOA  BACK-UP!!!!!!    LABYRINTH????

First it was Taize,  then this..this..ECK  nonsense, and now a ministerial LABYRINTH?

OH LORD HAVE MERCY ON US…..

September 10th

                  THE ECK TEMPLE IN MINNESOTA

                    (notice the pyramid structure)

It wasn’t too long ago that the religious section in my local newpaper was advertising a Taize Service and that all were welcome.  Taize service?  What was this?

For an explanation click here:

https://kimolsen.wordpress.com/2007/07/30/crisis-in-the-church-taize-what-is-it/

Then i noticed that the religion editor was touting a New Age book by Matthew Fox. I emailed her with the information that Matthew Fox was a New Ager and did she know that she was promoting this kind of material.  I guess so, nothing has changed.

Now today. It is Saturday, September 8th and let’s take a look to see what we find.  OH, BOY, Rick Warren is  speaking at a church in a nearby town, promoting his 40 Days of Purpose: The Next Step.  Actually i really want to attend this for research if i can.  

Aha, this is what i wanted to share with you. This ad was down in the left hand corner.

“Discover YOUR own ANSWERS to Divine MYSTERIES of LIFE”. For information ….

http://www.eckankar.org/index.html

hmmm….let’s take a look at this website.

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E C K A N K A R, Religion of the Light and Sound of God

Soul is eternal and is the individual’s true identity.

Soul exists because God loves it.

Soul is on a journey of Self- and God-Realization.

Spiritual unfoldment can be accelerated through conscious contact the ECK, Divine Spirit.

The Mahanta, the Living ECK Master is the spiritual leader of Eckankar.   (Harold)*

You can actively explore the spiritual worlds through Soul Travel, Dreams, and other spiritual techniques.

                        

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                            “Harold”*

        The Mahanta, the Living ECK Master  “Harold”*

This is the thing about Soul Travel. It gives you such a glimpse of truth—not just as a piece of knowledge out there—but as a living, breathing part of you, so that you know something as truth. . . .
Often you find out that life is more beautiful and fuller than you had ever expected it to be. And God’s creation is more wondrous.

Sri Harold Klemp,

 

On this website, there is an invitation to listen to an audio of the word HU  (The name of the ECK God) being sung for 5 minutes straight. Uh….this is a monotonous chant of one syllable….very contemplative…..for the full 5 minutes.  Skip this droning heresy and go get a snack instead.

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Now i could talk all day about the problems with ECK (teachings of  a man instead of the Bible, techniques to contact the spirit world, the elimination of Jesus Christ)…but i just wanted to point out that not everything in the religious section in your newspaper glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ.  If you think about it,  take a look sometime to see if you can identify the New Age advertisements. Look at their terminology and websites. It is a great way to practice your discernment.

The answers to the mysteries of life are found in the Bible……not Harold*.

kim