For at least the past six years now online apologetics and discernment ministries like Lighthouse Trails Research, as well as here at Apprising Ministries, have warning about the growing infestation within evangelicalism of critical thinking skills-numbing corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM), such as that taught by Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster along with his spiritual twin and Southern Baptist minister Dallas Willard.
You may recall that none other than Emergent Church guru Brian McLaren told you they were “key mentors” of the Emerging Church. So what did you think these mentors were teaching the leaders within the sinfully ecumenical neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church, who have now gone on to develop a quasi-universalism in their new version of Progressive Christian theology under their spiritual circus “big tent” Emergence Christianity?
Here’s the heart of the matter: This refried Roman Catholic CSM, because it’s centered on the self (cf. 2 Timothy 3:2) this corrupt Counter Reformation always leads those who practice it into ecumenicism—and even syncretism—which is crystal clear from observing what it did to the now mortally wounded mainline denominations. What’s so tragic is because spiritually spineless evanjellyfish embraced the EC, it is now also on the same broad road as the mainline.
As an example of how CSM leads to syncretism consider Doug Pagitt Excited About Interfaith Powwows At Solomon’s Porch and Samir Selmanovic Defends Worshipping With Witches; it’s deeper into mainstream evangelicalism than you may even know as evidenced by The Daniel Plan of Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren because The Daniel Plan Of Rick Warren Encourages Unbiblical Meditation. But could this lead to a blending of Christianity and Islam i.e. Chrislam?
Well, it is an intriguing question; and while we don’t necessarily agree with every conclusion, Chrislam Starts To Spread In America does give us pause for thought:
You knew this day was going to come, when the liberal “love gospel” preachers who, desiring to fill their seats and bank accounts, would find a way to merge apostate christianity with the Devil’s religion of Islam. That day is here… Just recently, Rick Warren, founder and pastor of Saddleback Community Church in Orange County California, addressed the convention of the Islamic Society of North America. Warren stated that Muslims and Christians must work together to combat stereotypes, promote peace and freedom, and solve global problems. Christians and Moslems – faith mates, soul mates and now work mates! Chrislam! source – Whole Truth Help
Quote of the Day: “Before we “shake your hand” in responding to your letter, we ask forgiveness of the All-Merciful One and of the Muslim community around the world.” – Rick Warren in a speech to Muslims. This weekend, the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston along with Christian communities in Atlanta, Seattle, and Detroit will initiate a series of sermons that have been designed to produce an ecumenical reconciliation between Christianity and Islam. In addition to the sermons, the Sunday school lessons will center on the inspired teachings of the Prophet Mohammad. Qurans will be placed in the pews next to the Bibles.