“Blanchard endorses New Age Teacher Jack Canfield's book, The Success Principles;
Canfield in his book encourages the use of practices such as visualization and meditation, with quotes of New Age authors and gurus.
“Blanchard says of The Success Principles, “Canfield and Switzer have put their methods to success in an illuminating and easy-to-read book. Jack's teaching is highly effective and this new book will be the gift to give this year.”
“Canfield is no friend to Christianity, in an article written by Canfield, he says,
“By endorsing Canfield, Blanchard is endorsing the New Age belief system that basically embraces all religions and belief systems. In fact one can honestly say at the end of the day, with all his endorsements Ken Blanchard has become one of the main promoters of the New Age in business, society and the church ...”
“Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. and Laurie Beth Jones. Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, Co-founder and Head of Office of the Future Ken Blanchard Companies tells one to practice stress management techniques of “deep relaxation, meditation, yoga” (“Life Balance For Individual Well Being And Organizational Retention,” ASTD 2003 (pdf), The Ken Blanchard Companies, p. 11).
“In A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul” Ken Blanchard is found among 38 New Age or Mormon contributors. They include M. Scott Peck, Steve Andreas, Sai Baba*, Martin Buber, Gandhi, William James, Joseph Campbell, Leo Buscaglia, Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, Benjamin Hoff, Canfield, Hansen, and T.M. promoter Harold Bloomfield.” Canfield is the President of Self esteem Seminars and the Foundation of Self Esteem.
*One of the most renowned Hindu gurus of all time.
We are told:
2 COR. 6:14-16
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the
“Ken Blanchard has endorsed Z.B.A.: Zen of Business Administration - How Zen Practice Can Transform Your Work And Your Life (by Marc Lesser)
“On the Back Cover ‘There is an urgent need for all of us to walk our faith in the marketplace. Z.B.A. Zen of Business Administration by Marc Lesser will surely help. Read, rejoice, and start practicing’ (Ken Blanchard).
What faith is this that would practice Zen?”
Still more associations, endorsements and co-authored works Blanchard has had with known New Agers, Self-Awareness and Success Gurus and Globalists can be found here.
Here is a chronology of Blanchard’s involvement with various groups that promote syncretistic spirituality and social justice globalism and seemingly everything else that is unbiblical; take a look at this listing from the Christian Research Service.
Even for all of those good points he makes in this presentation as well as the book that it’s based on (as well as the ministry), this does not square with all of the beliefs he holds and associations he’s made that are entirely contradictory to biblical Christianity.
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Can one expect to find biblical truth and the very spirit of Jesus the Word Incarnate from someone who espouses and allies with New Age and occult teachers, Hindu and Buddhist gurus and masters?
The church desperately needs to awaken from its spiritual apathy and ignorance of God’s Word and start holding pastors, teachers and any one else who purports to be an instructor of any sort of the Bible and, or a follower of Jesus accountable to the Scriptures.
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.