- Is Rick Warren Your Idol? Is Rick Warren Above God’s Word/Law? Is Rick Warren’s book more authoritative than God’s Word in your mind?
If you are teachable and not an idolater of mere sinful men who hold leadership positions, Read On...
PURPOSE DRIVEN DECEPTION
NOTES & Links for Your Research:
BEWARE: this man is a blatant wolf in sheep's clothing (Mattt. 7:15). It should be more than obvious upon the first viewing of Warren speaking that he is an antichrist windbag. He uses very little if any SCRIPTURE to make his points and when he does, they are many times misused - out of context. Have you ever noticed that moral cowards who claim be Christian are always looking for a way to escape from being persecuted for the name and Person of Jesus Christ and the pure and original Gospel (Mk. 8:38; Gal. 5:11-12; 6:11-12). Rick Warren teaches that we need to build upon purpose, but is that what Jesus Christ taught? No, the Son of God taught that the only solid and eternally blessed foundation is Christ and His HOLY WORD (Matt. 7:21-29; 1 Cor. 3:11). It is like Rick Warren’s books and speaking/works have become final authority usurping the place which the LORD alone is worthy of. In fact, He has magnified His Word above His own name (Ps. 138:2). Rick Warren’s purpose driven deception is simply another gimmick ministry made popular by people who don’t study and obey God’s Word for themselves and do not truly love Jesus so therefore make heroes of mere sinful men (Zech. 11:17). Rick Warren and his gimmick book, Purpose Driven Life, has subverted the truth and removed people’s hearts and attention from God’s Word. Yet, God has ordained heretics and heresies to separate the true from the false (1 Cor. 11:19).
“His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark (sound the alarm); sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain (self-gain), from his quarter (self-serving). Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink (false doctrine); and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.” Isaiah 56:10-12
Any pastor or church leader that brings in Rick Warren’s Gospel-less books or the material of any other modern lame leader, reveals that he does not have a life of his own in the Word. He is “blind” and “ignorant.” Instead of honoring the LORD by studying His 66 glorious books which make up the canon of Holy Scripture, counterfeit leaders elevate the writings/words of mere men and are leading astray millions.
“For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” Isaiah 9:16
Tex Marrs writes:
“As the aging Robert Schuller, Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Paul Crouch are being retired and shown the door, a spanking brand-new generation of ministers and evangelists are being ushered in by the Devil to take their place. The new preachers--men like California's Pastor Rick Warren (The Purpose-Driven Life) and Texas' Joel Osteen (Your Best Life Now) are flashy, shiny, and smiley. They use positive talk, make people feel good, and get them to thinking about ‘Me, Me, Me, Me...’ The Rick Warrens and Joel Osteens evade topics like sin, judgment, Hell, and condemnation. They trumpet the New Gospel--that God is always good and that He has a satchel-full of cash he's just dying to give out to every believer if only they'll think good thoughts. What about false religion?--Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Witchcraft? Don't worry. God is working behind the scenes to get those people to Heaven--and they don't need to be evangelized at all. ‘So long Christian missionaries--It's been good to know you!’ Find your purpose, find prosperity--get greedy, stop barking. Surround yourself with purple haze--The New Generation of Christian leaders are here, and watchdogs everywhere have simply gone to sleep.”
RICK WARREN’S DANGEROUS JUDGE NOT ECUMENISM
How the Purpose Driven Life Obscures the Gospel by Bob DeWaay
The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren - Reviewed by Nathan Busenitz
The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren - Reviewed by Rick Meisel
The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren - Reviewed by Go For God
The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren - Reviewed by Berit Kjos
The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren - Reviewed by Dennis Costella
The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren - Reviewed by Jim Delany
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren - Reviewed by Gary Gilley
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren - Reviewed by E. L. Bynum
Rick Warren and the 'End Times' Apostasy
EMERGING CHURCH - video by Roger Oakland
The Church is Changing, What is Emerging?
"Warren's God is not awesome or angry and he does not stand in judgment of human sin. He is genial and mellow and he wants to be your best friend." - The New Yorker, September 12, 2005.
Biblical Christianity is about having a Christ-filled, Word-directed or Holy Spirit-led life
, not a purpose-driven life.
(we do not control what content is on the sites below only that which is on this site)
Rick Warren: Pastor to a Pornographer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUb8DuArgnw&NR=1
The Purpose Driven Life...Scriptural? http://www.forgottenword.org/purpose.html
EXPOSE’ RESOURCES ON PURPOSE AND RICK WARREN:
Rick Warren’s Deception Strikes Widely http://www.bibleguidance.co.za/Engarticles/RickWarren.htm
The Purpose Driven Life, and Rick Warren http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/warren.htm
- the Gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-4) is never presented in Rick Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Life
Deceived on Purpose— The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church by Warren Smith http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/deceivedonpurpose.htm
- we need to get into God's Word and stop promoting the work of deceivers like Rick Warren
RICK WARREN’S DANGEROUS JUDGE NOT ECUMENISM http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/rickwarren-judgenot.html
Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church? A Documentary on the teachings of Rick Warren by James Sundquist http://www.swrc.com/offers/internet_0205.htm
Schuller and Warren: Two Peas in a Pod http://www.vesselofhonour.com/archives/000845.php
Driven Away From Purpose Driven Churches http://www.vesselofhonour.com/archives/000844.php
Rick Warren http://www.myfortress.org/RickWarren.html
In Rick's book, "The purpose Driven Life," over 75 of his Bible quotes are from the corrupt Message Bible. Rick encourages people to meditate and memorize this corrupt translation. Some of the Qoutes that he uses from the Message Bible change the meaning of the verse to suit Rick's seeker sensitive model.
Spirit-Led or Purpose-Driven? http://crossroad.to/articles2/2003/1-purpose.htm
"The Purpose Driven Life": A Modern Day "Golden Calf" http://www.pawcreek.org/articles/endtimes/ThePurposeDrivenLifeGoldenCalf.htm
"Read Scripture from a newer translation. And as you read that Scripture, realize that you're trying to pick out Scriptures that appeal especially to baby boomers. And try to find Scriptures that specifically relate to the benefits that Christ can bring into a person's life. They've never heard the Scripture before, so try to pick positive Scriptures that talk about the benefits of Christ... you want to pick out Scriptures that are very positive." Rick Warren
"The unchurched culture determines our style. We're laid back Southern California. We're just a few miles from the beach, so we have a laid back Southern California style....Regardless of the style you choose, you're going to be criticized. Okay? So, the key question is, "Who are you trying to impress?" The unchurched populations determine our goals." Rick Warren
A strange statement appears on p.40. Warren writes
“I didn’t know enough to call my survey of the community a ‘marketing’ study. To me, it was just a matter of meeting the people I intended to reach. Those who had been coming to our small Bible study helped me take the community survey. The irony was this: Many of those who came to home Bible study and helped me survey the unchurched in our community were unbelievers themselves.”
Rick Warren, The Purpose-Driven Death http://www.atruechurch.info/rickwarren.html
Analysis Of the Book Purpose Driven ® Life by Rick Warren http://www.moriel.org/articles/discernment/church_issues/analysis_of_purpose_driven_life.htm
--------Subject: WAKE-UP CALL --- Rick Warren Teams Up With New-Age Guru Ken Blanchard!
OK, if I could come to your house, and scream this in your ear, I would. But I can't, so email will have to do. Also, I apologize in advance for offending some of you, which I am sure I will do. But, please read this with an open heart, and pray, and examine the scriptures. If "a little leaven leavens the whole batch", and we are to expel people from our churches who are in sin, then what do we make of one of the leaders in American Christianity partnering up with an outspoken Buddhist? Is this not going completely against the scriptures?
I know that most Christians today will not care one hill of beans about the fact that the most influential Evangelical leader in Christianity today, Rick Warren, is actually teaching seminars with a New Age/Buddhist, but I believe God is delivering a very strong warning right now to the masses who follow this man, and men like him. Jesus said to beware, because in the end times, even t
he elect would be deceived....if possible. The apostle Paul cast blindness on a false prophet/sorcerer (Acts 13), yet now we invite them up on stage to teach the Christians! Paul warned about people preaching another Jesus, another Gospel, and receiving a different Spirit. I know. I used to go to a church like this for about 2 1/2 years, and I ended up leaving because I realized that most people were far more excited about the church itself than Jesus, they didn't really care about the sin they lived in, they NEVER prayed, etc. I would have to say that the deception has already arrived. The very core of deception is that those being decieved think they have the truth. Think about that. Meditate, and pray. Do you want to be decieved in these end times? Do you really love truth, or do you just want to go along with the latest greatest thing in Christianity, so you don't get shunned?
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets. Luke 6:26
The below article is from Lighthouse Research.
Rick Warren Teams Up With New-Age Guru Ken Blanchard!
This is a Special Report.
Apr 19, 2005 While Rick Warren is gearing up to train a billion people, unbeknownst to many he has also been teamed up with New Age and contemplative promoter, Ken Blanchard, for some time now. According to a new biography on Rick Warren, A Life With Purpose written by George Mair, Rick Warren has solicited the services of Ken Blanchard to aid him in training leaders: "Rick taps the best and most famous to help train church leaders to be like Jesus. He has hired Ken Blanchard .... to come to Saddleback to help train people how to be effective leaders." p. 193
In light of knowing who Ken Blanchard is, this is shocking and devastating news for the church!
There is countless evidence to show that Blanchard sits on the New Age/mystical/contemplative bandwagon. Blanchard believes in the benefits and use of mantra meditation, yoga and has no trouble borrowing from Buddhism.
Here are just a few examples:
a.. Wrote the foreword to Jim Ballard's Mind Like Water
b.. Wrote the foreword to Franz Metcalf's What Would Buddha Do At Work?
c.. Is on the Front Cover of Corporate Mystic-(Listen)
d.. Is on the Back Cover of Deepak Chopra's 7 Spiritual Laws of Success
e.. Jim Ballard, a staunch New Ager, and a colleague of The Ken Blanchard Companies
f.. Wrote the Foreword to Ellen Ladd's (clairvoyant) book, Death and Letting Go.
Blanchard makes no apology when he says much can be gained from Buddhism. He and his wife both encourage the practice of yoga (p.11) and mantra meditation.
For those who do not find the words of an unofficial biographer (Mair) linking Rick Warren with Blanchard convincing enough,Ken Blanchard, Rick Warren and Bill Hybels (Willow Creek) have become team players at the Lead Like Jesus conferences, which take place across North America. The three also have an audio set they co-authored together.
Did Rick Warren know of Blanchard's sympathies when he brought him in to help at Saddleback? Of course he did. And do you think that Rick Warren and Ken Blanchard are going to train their "billion" soldiers for Christ how to practice New Age mysticism and learn how to go into altered states of consciousness? You bet. And that is definitely something to be concerned about.
"...they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false ..." II Thessalonians 2:10-11
Lighthouse Trails Research Project
Deborah Dombrowski email@example.com
THE ROCK OF TRUTH & PROTECTION
“Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation. Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?” Deuteronomy 32:1-6
According to this passage of Scripture the LORD speaks of His “doctrine” through which He speaks to us and which we are to “publish” where He is seen as “the Rock…of truth.” Then He tells us that some - a “crooked generation” - have “corrupted themselves” after He made and established them.
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” Proverbs 30:5-6
Beloved, when the floods of His holy judgment come, the only ROCK that will be standing is Jesus – the One revealed by His words which He gave to lead and protect us. He instructed us to:
“Search the scriptures…they are they which testify of me.” John 5:39
Only those beholding Him through what He told us in His Word and standing on that Word, will be standing when all else is destroyed in the holy wrath and judgment soon to come. The Son of God is the “Great Shepherd of the sheep” and active and intent upon feeding and protecting the sheep of His pasture (Ps. 23; Jn. 21:15-17; Heb. 13:20; 1 Pet. 5:1-6). All under-shepherds true to the One “Great Shepherd of the sheep” do the same – feed and protect His saints.
“For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.” Psalms 27:5
I have become associated with the pastor of a local congregation and often see him carrying numerous commentaries and books by human authors. There are a few who have something worth reading and yet God’s Word is infinitely more important to learn and authoritative. In fact, how shall we now how to rightly divide the word of truth if we do not personally know the definite article of the oracles of God? (Acts 17:11; 2 Tim. 2:15; 3:16-17, etc.).
It is truly regrettable to see those in leadership today so zealous to read other men’s Words while neglecting the words of God. This manifests itself in that so many churches today have programs which virtually never feature the study of a book of the Bible but rather a book or media production from a mere human author (many who are adding to or taking away from the Word of God). Where is the discipleship in the Word? (2 Tim. 2:15; 3:15-4:4) No wonder such deception and deceit abounds in the visible church world (Matt. 24:10-13). Today, the spiritual empty apostate leadership in the visible American church world has learned well how to read what someone else says about the Bible and to follow trends and fad books from best-selling mere human authors. Take a look below at a recent dialogue I had with the pastor of a large congregation concerning fad book author Rick Warren. I had referred this pastor to our page on Rick Warren and here is his response and mine:
RESPONSE FROM THE PASTOR:
“Todd: Rick Warren has been used of God to lead thousands of people to saving faith in Christ. I would be very careful in labeling him a false prophet. Jesus said, "You shall know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:16). Based on the fruit in his life and ministry, I would call him a true follower of Jesus Christ. Does he do it all perfectly? No... but neither do you and neither do I. Would to God that you and I had ministries that brought untold thousands of people from "the domain of darkness to the Kingdom of His beloved Son" (Col. 1:13)” J. S. Pastor, FBC
“Thanks Brother Jeff...God bless you in His truth and peace brother. Thanks for emailing.
Does Warren even give the Gospel in his purpose book? Does he boldly and fervently call men to repentance before a holy God as John the Baptist and Jesus did - Matt. 3:4; 4:17. "Repent" was the very first word they each preached. They didn't preach "believe" first but rather "repent". Neither did they seek to draw men using entertainment. Remember, hirelings entertain goats while true under-shepherds feed Christ's sheep and unwaveringly preach the original Gospel.
Did you realize that Warren was trained under Robert Schuller, a known false prophet? and he uses his methods and philosophies today....Warren is on the cutting edge of the seeker-sensitive movement which has removed repentance and therefore the alter call to call men to repent) and turned to entertainment in order to draw the nickles, noses and numbers. Jesus commanded His true followers to preach repentance (Lk. 24:47). He said it was essential to
salvation (Lk. 13:3,5). This alone should prove the lack of genuine Bible fruit in Warren's ministry. Preaching repentance is not conducive to drawing and keeping crowds so it is simply removed by the enterprising circus leaders of our day who are fashioning a "christianity" in their own image. Jesus help us before it is too late - Matt. 7:15-29.
Brother Jeff, this is how I see it after much observation so have no problem marking him in order to warn others and see Christ's sheep protected - which is the mandate of every true servant of Jesus (Rom. 16:17-18; Col. 1:27-29; 2:8,18-19; Acts 20:27-32, Jude 3-4, etc.). Paul marked 8 men by name in the 4 chapters of 2 Timothy - "Naming Names - Is It Biblical?" Jesus is Coming, todd
Personally, I refuse to follow or fall into the politically correct silence of those who refuse to cry wolf on the wolves who operate in our midst and deceive and damn souls (Isa. 9:6; Ezek. 22:25, 27; Rom. 16:17-18; Col. 2:8). They must be marked as commanded by the LORD. Spiritual cowards who do not want to lose their lives (reputations) in their circles (among men) appear to have forsaken Jesus and His truth for the admiration of mere men (Mk. 8:34; Lk. 6:26; Gal. 1:10; 4:16; Jude 1:16).
Saints, the sad thing is that those who protect, defend and support these fad authors/works of fire-consumable stubble have made popular their works which do not present the true Gospel clearly given in the whole of Scripture (Hos. 4:6). Where is the discernment? Where are the Berean believers of this hour! (Acts 17:10-11) Those who fund these ministries are making them financially wealthy while many times those in the trenches who like Jesus care for several and also that one wayward sheep, and communicate the whole counsel of the Word, go hungry.
PRAYER: LORD Jesus, bless us never to fund the work of those who turn aside from Thee and lead others astray with deception and lies, crassly denying and ignoring Your precious precepts. Nay rather bless us to get behind and push upwardly those works and Gospel workers true to Your Word and Holy Spirit. Amen.
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MORE ON WARREN....
In this next video, as you view, as usual, weigh all against Scripture truth ... in this one he talks about how wonderful HIS book is and speaks of his book being like a handkerchief that has dried the tears of wounded people. This is antichrist 2 times over because he is not elevating GOD's WORD/BOOK but rather allowing his own book to be promoted. Also, isn't it the LORD Himself that is the only one who can heal broken hearts and will ultimately dry up all tears and take away all pain? (Lk. 4:18; Rev. 21:4) Isn't Jesus Christ the Savior? Or is Ricky Warren? Eternity is in the balance. The LORD Jesus and His apostles promised "much tribulation" in this era (Matt. 10:22; 24:10-13; Acts 14:23). When worshipped, Christ's apostles ripped off their clothes and demanded that the people worship God and announced themselves to be mere sinful men (Acts 14:14). Yet, Warren says here that he "burst into tears" when he heard HIS book was doing such a work in the people of Africa...ppppffffffttttttt Then Warren boasts of the hundreds of Scriptures in his book and yet, he uses over a dozen different translations? WHY? Because he desires to convey to people HIS own message and doesn't just let God Almighty speak for Himself by communicating His true and pure Word from the Authorized Version (KJV). Wolf!
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