RON LUCE LEADING YOUR YOUTH INTO SPIRITUAL BONDAGE

And in their greed they will exploit you with false words.
(2 Peter 2:3)

Mysticism Is Now A Force Uniting Apostates

Apprising Ministries is an online apologetics and discernment work which has specialized in analyzing current trends in the visible church, apprising you as to what they are, and informing you as to how you can deal with them. Six years ago Ingrid Schlueter opened the door for me onto the Internet Front through her Slice of Laodicea website where, along with Jim Bublitz and Chris Rosebrough, we would have many battles with the very false teachers we were exposing in its near legendary comments section.

This would lead to my covering the rise of the Emergent Church aka the Emerging Church; now a full-blown neo-liberal cult operating within mainstream evangelicalism, which also proved to be a Trojan Horse unloading critical-thinking skills numbing Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) under the guise of so-called Spiritual Formation. Sadly, because mainstream evangelcalism would embrace such as these, the visible church is an accelerating apostasy.

Due to increasing syncretism it’s now becomes increasingly hard to cover the various strains of unbiblical teaching, which is now quickly blending together so much of it in ways we’d previously not have imagine. The spiritual glue is this CSM with its crown jewel, a form of meditation in an altered state of consciousness commonly known as Contemplative/Centering Prayer (CCP), and these Emergent neo-Gnostics who are pushing their TM-lite CCP know that there’s a very real “transformation” which occurs after its prolonged practice.

With this in mind, the following is in line with the post Branding the Global Tribal Teen over at Christian Research Net where we’re alerted to a post at Herescope that investigates the merchandising youth ministry of Teen Mania:

Evangelical leaders like Ron Luce of Teen Mania (“Acquire the Fire”) are using state-of-the-art marketing tricks to lure teenage audiences, copying “what works” from the pop culture and turning it into a method of merchandising the New Breed, a concept steeped in Latter Rain “Joel’s Army” dominionism.

According to Sharlet’s story (cited above), which is definitely worth a read, Luce hired a “former producer of VH1′s Behind the Music named Doug Rittenhouse” in order “to create pop-culture missionaries.” The concept was to “start a production company and train up and raise a new kind of Christian media” — one that would play off of “MTV’s Headbangers Ball.”
(Online source)

Here’s yet another example of how evangelicalism is spiritually passing your youth through the fire of Molech. “Youth ministers” like Ron Luce—a regular on Trinity Blasphemy Broadcasting Network steeped in the Word Faith heresy—are leading your youth right back into the spiritual bondage of CSM and its crown jewel, a form of meditation in an altered state of consciousness commonly known as Contemplative/Centering Prayer (CCP), which flowered through the antibiblical monastic traditions of apostate Roman Catholicism.

In the first clip below you’ll see Luce interviewing a C-list CSM guru by the name of Liz Babbs while gushing over her book Into God’s Presence chocked full of the standard fare mystic mythology of CSM, and which you can even purchase from Zondervan:


(Online source)

If you wonder why this spiritual flea infestation of CSM is sweeping through largely pretending to be Protestant evangelicalism, think about how this book was published in 2005 by one the most influential publishing arms in the church visible and then look at the foreword below:

Resisting the urge to wrestle with the serpent, and since it’s not the focus of this article, I’ll leave aside the fantastic fables of the Rev. Dr. Rob Frost and simply say you’ll find the truth concerning “the church’s expertise” and its alleged “thousands of years of experience” with the TM-lite of CCP in Origin Of Contemplative/Centering Prayer.

In bringing this to a close, for now, in this first clip you’ll hear Liz Babbs and Ron Luce discuss some of the same old spurious “spiritual disciplines” that have been vomited onto mainstream evangelicalism through Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster and aggressively advanced within Emergence Christianity e.g. by Rob Bell, as you’ll see in Through Rob Bell “The Great Enlightened Ones” Tell Us Man Has Divine Greatness.

And so we sound another wake-up trumpet blast to nearly comatose evangelical Rip Van Winkles concerning this The New Downgrade And Its Apostles Of Unbelief.

Below Liz Babbs leads one of her “meditation” sessions which is far closer to the New Age mystical musings of Living Spiritual Teacher and guru of the New Spirituality Marianne Williamson than it is to anything even remotely resembling historic Biblical Christianity:_________________________________________________________________________
End Notes:

[1] Liz Babbs, Into God’s Presence: Listening to God through Prayer and Meditation [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005], 7.

See also:

EVANGELICAL RIP VAN WINKLES EMPLOY QUAKER MYSTIC RICHARD FOSTER FOR BEDTIME FABLES

SO YOU WANT TO BE LIKE CHRIST… DITCH THE DISCIPLINES OF DALLAS WILLARD

TRANSFORMING CHRISTIANITY THROUGH EASTERN-STYLE MEDITATION

THE TERMINOLOGY TRAP OF “SPIRITUAL FORMATION”

CONTEMPLATIVE/CENTERING PRAYER AS “CHRISTIAN” MEDITATION

ROB BELL IN A NUTSHELL: CONTEMPLATIVE MYSTICISM

CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY/MYSTICISM (CSM) OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION IS RECKLESS FAITH