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Who Said That?

question mark.jpgOK, who said that?

"If you retake the throne of your life through sin -- a definite act of disobedience -- breathe spiritually.  Spiritual breathing (exhaling the impure and inhaling the pure) is an exercise in faith and enables you to continue to experience God's love and forgiveness.

1.  Exhale -- confess your sin -- agree with God concerning your sin and thank him for His forgiveness of it, according to 1 John 1:9 and Hebrews 10:1-25.  Confession involves repentance -- a change in attitude and action.  2.  Inhale -- surrender the control of your life to Christ, and appropriate (receive) the fullness of the Holy Spirit by faith.  Trust that he now directs and empowers you, according to the command of Ephesians 5:18 and the promise of 1 John 5:14, 15."

You know the drill!  Leave your answers in the comments section.  Please, no cheating (google searches).  The fun is in the guessing.  For some of you (who have already learned the art of spiritual breathing) the answer will be easy.

Okay everybody, on the count of three, one . . . two . . . three . . . exhale, inhale.  

Reader Comments (35)

Bill Bright
February 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBLINDVALL


i tried it once in college...

but i didn't inhale
February 19, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterzanchius
yep, gotta be ol' the context the four spiritual laws perhaps?

funny thing how good reformed confessionalism is what actually allows one to exhale. of course, i have always been partial to the balloon under water anaology when comparing the pietism most of us tried to do before finding the gospel through the aformentioned system (sorry, sibert, there i go again with that nasty reference to reformed confessionalism). trying to do popular pietism was always like trying to keep a balloon under water.

February 19, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterzrim
Definitely Bill Bright, Korean Campus Crusade for Christ tried to shove it down me this summer in Seoul...

It's not from the Spiritual Laws, though, it must be from some Training Guide - Leadership Training (LTC) or the 'Follow-Up' series?
February 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNick Coleman
Richard Foster.
February 19, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterre4mdmom
Our answer to yoga - Keswick breathing excercises!! It's Bill Bright, from his tract on being filled with the Holy Spirit. Keswick Lite, or is it Miller Higher Life?
February 19, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterturmeric
Miller High Life, HA! Maybe one too-many, perhaps.
February 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTyler
Bill "Campus Crusade for Christ" Bright.
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
Bill Bright. Where did he dream up that stuff?
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Cerny
Everyone seems pretty convinced or already knows this is Bill Bright.

Frankly, I had no idea Bill was this misguided. When I was reading the above quote I honestly thought to myself, "who can you picture in your mind saying this?"

I came up with Benny Hinn, Ken and Gloria Copeland, James Robison, Peter Lord, Paul Crouch, Paula White".

Then I read you folks stating it is Bill Bright. Wow. Shocking me today, aren't you!

Perhaps someone who knows, can inform us where Bill Bright was influenced toward such silliness? Who were his friends in ministry? Who was he reading, quoting etc?

Danger: "Christian TV Station inside your TV; run for your life!"

February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
My first thought when I read that was Charles Stanley, but I'm leaning towards Bill Bright now.
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Ratliff
Dr. Fernand Lamaze
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRick B.
Kermit the Frog? Guruvishnu M'hatmabinedad?

Oh, wait, I already knew this one. It's not Bill Bright, but it is somebody in Campus Crusade for Christ's organization. But, then again, with the amount of plageurism going on in evangelicalism, it was probably M'hatmabinedad.
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMattumanu
Brian McClaren of Emergent Church Movement??

Bill Clinton of "Depends what your definition of "IS" is? Oh... he was breathing in something else, but he didn't inhale.

I tried this breathing technique once when my wife was next to me and she elbowed me and told me to go take a cold shower. Anyone know what she meant by that? :-)
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris Allen
I dunno, I'm holding my breath on this one.

I was thinking though (an unusual exercise for me) that if we combined this technique with Luther's technique for ridding oneself of the devil, then we might be on to something.

Maybe it was the Dali Lhama?
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
What's wrong with this? Everyone on the "in" seems to know what's wrong, but what about those of us on the "out"?

February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy Dylan
I was thinking Jurgen Moltmann.
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTyler
I read it on my RSS feed (before reading all the other guesses) and Bill Bright came immediately to mind, if only because of the reference to "the throne of your life." That visual from the Four Spiritual Laws, you know.

Anyway, with Izzy, I'd like a little analysis too. My assumption on reading it carefully is that the exhale part -- confession and repentance -- is just fine; the questionable theology is on the "inhalation of the Holy Spirit," rather than receiving by faith the imputed righteousness of Christ ...

But please, when you conclude this one, give some commentary too.
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn A
From a former CCC staffer this one is definitely Bill Bright and the navy blue booklet "Have You Made the Wonderful Discovery of the Spirit-Filled Life?" It is largely Keswick theology wed to Wesleyan perfectionism. Pretty crazy stuff.
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDave Sarafolean
Alright, it is labeled as "crazy", "this misguided", "silliness", and a host of other scary words, but, again, can someone offer up a real analysis? I'm relatively new to the world of Reformed Christendom, but I am regularly surprised at how these sort of comments are thrown around with very little analysis, almost a neo-gnosticism reigns, so those on the "in" get it, but the unenlightened don't get it.

So, Kim, it's your blog, your swipe, please provide some sound teaching if it is so erroneous...
February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy Dylan

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