Apostasy of Rick Warren

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Don’t Bother Mentioning Jesus Christ

Posted by susanb99 on April 23, 2010

On June 16, 2006, Rick Warren spoke at Sinai Temple’s Friday Night Live Shabbat services as part of the Synagogue 3000 program which “aims to revitalize Jewish worship”. And why was Mr. Warren there?

He was there to give a pep-talk to encourage people to worship a false god:

“Warren told [Rabbi Ron] Wolfson his interest is in helping all houses of worship, not in converting Jews……Warren managed to speak for the entire evening without once mentioning Jesus — a testament to his savvy message-tailoring.” (Jewish Journal editor-in-chief)

On page 283 of Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life , Warren states:

“These words of Jesus [the Great Commission] are not the Great Suggestion. If you are a part of God’s family, your mission is mandatory. To ignore it would be disobedience….God holds you responsible for the unbelievers who live around you…. your mission is to share Jesus with them.”

Warren doesn’t live according to his own words, but he expects others to “do as I say/write, not as I do”? Warren makes it clear at the beginning of the PDL book “It’s not about you”. But of course it is, in more ways than one. It’s about YOU, the people who read the book, but it’s not about ME, Rick Warren, because I’m above all that nonsense (the Great Commission). He obviously does not believe his own words and does not live them.

He goes on in the PDL book (page 284):

“Your mission has eternal significance. It will impact the eternal destiny of other people, so it’s more important than any job, achievement, or goal you will reach during your life on earth.”

More important than any goal? More important than the P.E.A.C.E. plan, Warren’s dominionist goal to achieve world peace? Obviously, the Great Commission takes a back seat (or no seat at all) to his P.E.A.C.E. plan.And he calls himself a Christian? Good works and mentioning Jesus (when it’s “appropriate”) doesn’t cut it.

The Jews today do not worship the true God, the One with a Son, Jesus Christ. They rejected Jesus Christ, God Incarnate. The Jews do not acknowledge the One God in three persons, The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit. They may call him the same as they did before rejecting Jesus, but they worship a false god, one who cannot hear.

NO ONE helps someone worship their false god and then claims to be a Bible-believing Christian. Warren only has faith  in his purpose-driven program and PEACE Plan. His dirty, rotten, stinking, gnat-covered fruit is an abomination.


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Parameters of Faith

Posted by susanb99 on April 23, 2010

In June 2005, Rick Warren met with the Synagogue 3000 Leadership Network (Jewish synagogue leaders) to discuss “the challenges and strategies of building a compelling spiritual community”. The Network had videoed the session in short clips. One of the clips is entitled “The Parameters of Faith” and is a very interesting piece. In it, Warren says

“Every faith has parameters… so you need to decide what the parameters are in your particular congregations and stick with them… Congregations that grow have clearly-defined parameters, whatever they are… and I’m not saying even if the parameters are right or not.”

(video added 4/23/10)

So this is how Warren “evangelizes” those who worship a false god? How spiritually weak and pathetic. “…in the last days…men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers…Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” 2 Timothy 3:1-5. How can anyone, who is supposedly a follower of Jesus Christ, uphold and seek to further the teachings of people who DO NOT accept Jesus as the Messiah? Using the purpose-driven “mold”, a leader of a group (Christian or not) can decide what are the beliefs/faith/doctrine of that group and run with it. Doesn’t anyone find that scenario to be ungodly and deficient in God’s Truth?

Purpose-driven does not have its own doctrines or faith parameters. It is a shell of a program that ANYONE can use – corporations, Hindus, Episcopalians, Baptists, Muslims, Catholics, Charismatics. Rick Warren has purposely created “a monster” because he refuses to preach the Gospel. He does not believe that repentance is required, only “changing your mind”. What apostasy!

Rick Warren has developed a P.E.A.C.E. plan that is being used to spread the purpose-driven/self-help sewage around the world. Rwanda, a mostly Catholic country, is in the process of being morphed or changed into a purpose-driven nation. What does that mean for the Catholic people? Do they need to “convert” to PD? Of course not! They can continue as they are, worshipping their idols, praying to Mary, ignoring the Bible. The purpose-driven program will HELP them be stronger Catholics since PD is a very Catholic-style program. The emphasis is on good works, covenants, paying the church (tithing).

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Jews, Muslims, Christians: United by Purpose-Driven

Posted by susanb99 on December 18, 2007

December 18, 2007

Rick Warren attended a large Reform Jewish gathering last Thursday to share his purpose-driven gospel. His “principles”?

“There are some principles that apply regardless of our faith, if it’s Jewish or Christian. Just be nice to people. Smile.” […]

Other advice given by Warren included looking at everything from an outsider’s viewpoint, such as simplifying worship terms, making strangers feel welcome, and encouraging interaction. […]

Other guests at the conference included the Rev Jim Wallis of Sojourners and Dr Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America. Online Source

The Jewish group Synagogue 3000 has been meeting with Warren for about two years.  (June 2005 & June 2006) They are trying desperately to hang on to their Jewish converts, even to the point of using a “christian” program. Purpose-driven does not have its own doctrines or faith parameters. It is a shell of a program that ANYONE can use – corporations, Hindus, Satanists, Baptists, Muslims, Catholics, Charismatics, Jews. I don’t know how long the Muslims have been listening to Warren,  extracting  information and advice out of him, but most likely we will see purpose-driven mosques in the near future.

Of course, PD Synagogues and PD Mosques would not bother Warren one slightest bit. After all, Warren worships the same god as they do, a god who does not have a Son, Jesus Christ.

Betrayal of Christ by Christian Leaders Continues
Article by Paul Proctor

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God’s To-Do List

Posted by susanb99 on December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007 — God’s To-do List: 103 Ways to Be an Angel and Do God’s Work on Earth is a book written by Ron Wolfson, the president of Synagogue 3000 whose purpose is “empowering congregations and communities to create synagogues that are sacred and vital centers of Jewish life.” Jewish life does not include Jesus Christ, the Savior and the Messiah. Rick Warren has endorsed Wolfson’s book and is a supporter of the writing of the book as seen in the Acknowledgement section (page ix).

The book starts off with occult/contemplative/New Age thought:

What does it mean to be made in the image of God? It means that the spark of divinity is within you. (page 1)

No, we are not born with a “spark of divinity”. We are dead in sin (Ephesians 2) until GOD regenerates us through Jesus Christ only.

Wolfson also claims

God needs you… God can’t do it alone. That’s why God created you… God depends on you to be an angel… you are God’s agent on earth… And when you perform an act of kindness, no matter how small, you bring God’s presence into the world, into your world. (page 2)

Wolfson believes that God created us in order to assist Him to make this world a better place, to “perform acts of kindness”. Wolfson’s theology is skewed to say the least. He believes that good works or acts of kindness are sufficient to do “God’s work”. He bases his beliefs on the “spark of divinity” we supposedly were born with. This unbiblical works-based New Age thought should not be supported by any Christian. Warren’s endorsement of such a book shows his propensity toward occult/New Age thought and good works as the way to heaven, which completely negates and circumvents the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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An Anti-Christ Pollination

Posted by susanb99 on November 3, 2007

November 3, 2007 — Since 2005, Rick Warren has been assisting the Jewish organization, Synagogue 3000, in building up their attendance rolls in the synagogues. Synagogue 3000 has been actively pursuing a more pragmatic approach to declining attendance and went to Warren for answers. The answers Warren gave them were not from the Bible, but from Purpose Driven Church and Purpose Driven Life, books that outline a substitute gospel, a false gospel – one that is anti Christ.

It is quite apparent that Warren’s responses to Synagogue 3000’s enquiries are not biblically sound. How could any feedback regarding the Jewish declining attendance include the Gospel of Jesus Christ when the Jews do not believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah? Warren has delivered a d’var Torah — a sermon on the weekly Torah portion — at Sinai Temple, a prominent Conservative congregation in Los Angeles. It is impossible for Warren to include Jesus Christ in his interactions with the Jewish group. According to this New York Times article, it is called “cross-pollination”.

More accurately, it is called the spirit of anti-Christ (1 John 4:3)

See other posts:
Parameters of Faith
Don’t Bother Mentioning Jesus Christ

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