Saturday, July 25, 2015
Mysticism is caught up in producing certain states that it claims are in such close relationship to God that it is often impossible to say what is God and what is human in the experience as the two are merged. The line between the creature and his Creator is blurred - or even erased. That very concept is a type of pantheistic heresy since God and a sinful human being cannot come into contact in such a way. "No one comes to the Father," Jesus said, "except by me." Yet, the mystic is quite ready to attempt to reach God in other ways than through Christ and the gospel.
Jay E. Adams, The Use of the Rod & the Staff: A Neglected Aspect of Shepherding, p.49