Southern Baptist Convention continues to make the descent into spiritual formation (i.e., contemplative spirituality). At their upcoming (Feb. 2007) On Target Evangelism conference, speakers will be New Age sympathizer Ken Blanchard and emerging church proponent, Erwin McManus.
In addition to Blanchard’s long history, including current activity, of promoting New Age authors and teachers (with a particular focus on meditation), Blanchard is on the board of the Hoffman Institute, home of the Hoffman Quadrinity Process.
McManus, author of The Barbarian Way, says: “My goal is to destroy Christianity as a world religion and be a recatalyst for the movement of Jesus Christ … Some people are upset with me because it sounds like I’m anti-Christian. I think they might be right.”-
While it is not surprising to see Southern Baptist Convention take another big step into apostasy, it is disheartening to watch it happen. So many unaware people are going to get sucked into the spiritual deception that now permeates the SBC walls.