Apprising Ministries wants you to know that Peter Scazzero, a leading Protholic guru—not really Protestant, not yet Roman Catholic—is set to spread further his corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM).

It’s important here to keep in mind that Scazzero is a perfect illustration of the spiritual damage done by the cult of Foster-Willardism; CSM gurus SBC minister Dallas Willard and his spiritual twin Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster with their sinfully ecumenical Spiritual Formation.

No light matter when you consider what I showed you in Peter Scazzero Introducing Enneagrams Into Mainstream Evangelicaslism; not only has he all but left the Christian building, he’s making a train wreck of the theology of tons of evangelical pastors. Remember, guru Scazzero has long been partnered with the leadership of Bill Hybel’s warped Willow Creek Association (WCA).

WCA “is regarded as the most influential ministry to evangelical pastors in the U.S”[1] and Scazzero’s CSM materials are being used within WCA to teach Contemplative/Centering Prayer (CCP), which is meditation in an altered state of consciousness. Bill Hybels is so far off the rails now that Wednesday Heretical Shane Hipps To Speak At Willow Creek.

Scazzero’s also growing in evangelical influence because a couple of years ago SBC megachurch pastor Rick Warren also had him in to the first Radicalis conference to teach his CSM there as well. Believe it or not, guru Scazzero also comes highly in the New postmodern Calvinist camp as well, which you’ll see in Tim Keller Recommended Peter Scazzero Spreading Spurious Centering Prayer.

We have reason for serious concern here because therein you’ll see that Scazzero is pushing the exact same skubalon as CSM gurus like Living Spiritual Teacher and Emerging Church leader Brian McLaren.To paraphrase a famous line from the movies: Church, we have a problem. Now new Calvinists, evangelicals, and Emergents are beginning to go to the same apostate gurus; but here we are.

It’s not as if guru Scazzero even tries to hide his apostasy as he regularly tweets things like the below:

(Online source)

That’s right; prayer with, and recommending the work of Roman Catholic mystic Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) who died a universalist. But wait; I guess I need to cut guru Scazzero slack as a couple of high profile Southern Baptists are also being molded by Nouwen e.g. Setting Kay Warren Straight About Roman Catholic Mystic Henri Nouwen and Rick Warren Wants Us To Learn From Roman Catholic Mystic Henri Nouwen.

Well after-all, even highly respected evangelical apologist Ravi Zacharias himself has said, “One of the greatest saints of recent memory was Henri Nouwen.” Such is the sorry state of spiritually spineless evanjellyfish; so scared of its own spiritual shadow. Scazzero also tweeted about yet another upcoming conference:

(Online source)

Well, since the sappy sentamentalism and psuedo-psychology of CSM guru Peter Scazzero is becoming all the rage, let me give you a quick look at what its new leaders are being taught. The link takes us to:

(Online source)

You’ll be noticing an increase of pastries, this is a next wave that’ll be hitting the mainstream of the church visible, so the wording is likely intentially vague concerning the gender of “pastors and leaders” who’re embracing the “Revolutionary New Paradigm” of Scazzero’s Protholic disciples:

(Online source)

So our Emotionally Healthy Scazzero He/shes will seek a “deep interior life,” which is mystic-speak for the meditation in an altered state of consciousness of CCP. So, that’s why there will be a:

(Online source)

Points 2 and 3 are made up of more of the squishy psychobabble that’s at the heart of guru Scazzero’s centered on the self CSM stylings. However, what should make you stop dead in your tracks is Scazzero’s He/shes are out to spread as spores in the wind throughout Christendom “for the transformation of the wider church culture.”

And the truth be told, such as these have already captured more of the professing Christian community than you may even know. It’s well past time for evangelical leaders to take a break from their conference schedules and to finally make the time to examine the poisonous fruit being fed to so much of their spheres of influence…

End notes:

[1], accessed 5/1/12.

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