HTS Theological Studies
On-line version ISSN 2072-8050
DU PLESSIS, Amanda L.. Meditation: Bible based or a mix of religion? A Pastoral investigation. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2013, vol.69, n.2, pp. 1-9. ISSN 2072-8050.
The influence of other religions on the Christian community was a perceptible trend that cannot be ignored in the realm of spirituality. Meditation was one such example and consequently requires thoughtful investigation. Some Christians found meditation a valuable spiritual discipline that aids their spiritual growth but, in my opinion, also opened up the door for them to become victims of a subtle spiritual deception. The question posed was: how can Christians distinguish between the many and often-conflicting views on meditation found in easily accessible literature? A need therefore exists to define meditation as a possible Christian spiritual expression by distinguishing its uniqueness from the influences of other non-Christian religions and popular opinion.