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What is a Christian Mystic?                                                                              Pastor Chris Carlyle
 A Christian Mystic is a soul who seeks Christ through Scripture,
tradition, reason, and experience. ​​
The Christian Mystic understands that the Holy Bible is the
Divine written Word of God, and along with tradition, reason, and experience,comes the unveiling of the Christ.

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the presence of God 


The Magi

In the same way, that the Magi crossed the desert, seeking the Christ, God revealed through revelation to them, so they could find the Christ, and worship Him.  The Mystic of our day, will seek, find, and worship Christ the Lord, as well.



New Holiness Movement

Scriptural Holiness is best described as . . .
"loving the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength: and to love others as you
love yourself."

I believe the message of holiness needs renewal.
God is pouring new wine into new wineskins. 
I have spent many years contemplating holiness.
The message of the purity and power that comes in the fullness of the Holy Spirit, is a joy beyond measure.  I personally consider living a holy life fun. Living a holy life is happiness ,and joy overflowing.
Not willfully sinning, with intent of the heart, is a freedom that cascades life into the soul.  The power
of God to forgive, and give new life to a seeker, is a great mystery to be discoverd.  This great mystery is found in Jesus Christ, if you come to Jesus Christ through faith​.


Therefore, let us preach, so that the inward soul
is changed, and cleansed, from all unrighteousness.
Let us leave behind all cold legalism, but keep all
the savory grace.  For after all, it is the grace of God, by faith in Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, that we are made holy.



                             The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things
visible and invisible:                                                                                 
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made;
Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered and was buried, and the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father;
And He shall come again with Glory to judge both the quick and the dead;
Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. And we believe in one catholic and apostolic church; We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins, and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen


                 





My mission is to help others meet Jesus Christ, and to find their place in the Kingdom of God. 


 Bible Mysticism Defined

Bible Mysticism is to promote communion with the Triune God and to increase the knowledge of God's Word.  Not with theological analysis alone, but with looking at Scripture with Christ as the key to it's meaning. The Holy Bible is a means of Grace. When you devote yourself to Divine Reading you will go beyond elementary understanding and discover a higher wisdom and praise.

Divine Reading
(Lectio  Divina)

​4 movements of Divine Reading also known as Lectio Divina are as follows:

READ: Read His Word to listen. Seek in reading.

MEDITATE: Meditate on God's written Word, not as a text to be studied only, but as God's living Word. Find in meditation.

PRAY: Pray the Word of God.  Knock in prayer.

CONTEMPLATE: Hear the Word of God in an attentive mode. Kindling the fire of God's love. Receive. 
Open in contemplation.


                The Jesus Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ Son of God 
​have mercy on me, a sinner


                The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
​(Anglican version)