False Prophet Rick Warren Exposed!

These lengthly videos record many of Rick Warren’s false teachings, including Chrislam, his worldwide P.E.A.C.E. Plan, Catholicism, allegiance with the Pope, Mariolatry, universalism, promotion of the New World Order (NWO), his disparagement of Christian Fundamentalists, easy believism, no repentance required and all inclusive salvation, no mention of sin or condemnation, and much more.  Among the authors on these videos are John MacArthur, Phil Johnson, James Sundquist, Gary Gilley and Jack Van Impe.  Rick Warren is a litmus test.  Are you a Berean or a Laodicean?

In Christ, Pastor Steve





Beware Of The False Gospel Of Rick Warren

Heretic Rick Warren says active homosexuals are going to Heaven if they “accept Jesus Christ”


Rick Warren’s theology would suggest that an active murderer, adulterer, fornicator, sorcerer or homosexual will go to heaven as long as they have “accepted Christ.”  Rick Warren omits the new birth and our new heart.  He avoids the doctrine of repentance like the bubonic plague.  Without repentance, one cannot be saved – Luke 13:3,5 – see this verse below.  His theology is simply a referendum on Biblical illiteracy.


John 3:3 King James Version (KJV)

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.


Luke 13:3,5  King James Version (KJV)

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.


2 Corinthians 5:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


Galatians 5:19-21 King James Version (KJV)

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


1 Corinthians 6:9-11  King James Version (KJV)

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.


Revelation 21:8 King James Version (KJV)

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.


Have you ever wondered just how many churches are sending their parishioners to hell since they emulate Rick Warren’s theology?  I mean the Bible is no longer adhered to, studied or believed, and he is considered by many to be “America’s pastor.”  I am truly amazed at the Biblical illiteracy and apathy within the church.  There is the claim that bloggers like myself do not get the facts and run rampant with erroneous conclusions.  This blog is filled with Warren’s own quotations and theology, and a great deal of the material on him is on You Tube and you can listen for yourself.  All it really takes in order to understand Warren’s apostasy is to be saved yourself, and be a noble Berean, utilizing careful exegesis and study of the scriptures.  But then again, even a baby Christian should understand that an active and unrepentant sodomite is not headed for the gates of heaven.  The annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah is a barometer of the fate of those who actively engage in this deplorable and wicked lifestyle.


Here are scripture passages that address the false prophets like Rick Warren, who suggest that since we are saved by grace, we can freely live in sin:

Romans 6 King James Version (KJV)

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

King James Version (KJV)Public Domain


Jude 4  King James Version (KJV)

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

God’s grace has never been a “license” to sin.  When one is truly born from above, their spirit no longer desires for sin to be in their life.

Pastor Steve

Is It Biblical To Expose False Teachings?

This topic is addressed elsewhere on this blog site.  The following is a parallel view that I totally concur with.

Pastor Steve



I am grieved for those who cannot understand my concerns and my warnings. I am not “attacking” the ministers who are obviously in error. I have nothing against them personally. I praise the Lord for every good thing in them and for every soul saved under their ministries. But souls saved are “in spite of “, not “because of ” many of their messages. God’s Word will not return to Him void. (Isaiah 55:11) I cannot and will not ignore the things they are doing “publicly” which I believe will eventually destroy thousands of sound churches and which will break down Godly walls between truth and error.

There are also those who are heretics deceiving the masses. Those ministers who deny the infallibility and inerrancy of the Bible, the Virgin Birth, the Lordship of Christ, the Blood Atonement, the Bodily Resurrection, the Eternal Sonship, ect. These I reject and alert others of their heresy.

The Bible commands men of God to judge the teaching and ministries of other men in order to protect the truth and the people of God. We are to mark those who cause divisions contrary to apostolic doctrine (Romans 16:17). This requires a careful examination and evaluation. The believers in the church at Corinth were instructed to judge one another (1 Cor. 14:29). That principle applies also to ministries outside of one’s own church, especially to very “public ministries” which influence vast numbers of people.

Paul rebuked Peter publicly for his hypocrisy. (Gal. 2:11-14). Was Paul “attacking” Peter? Of course not. He was bringing him back to the truth.

Truth is more important than unity because without truth men cannot be saved and walk in the will of God. It is truth, not unity, which is the light in this dark world. John said, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” (3 John 1:4). God tells me to mark and avoid those who teach contrary to the apostolic doctrine (Romans 16:17). He tells me to earnestly CONTEND for the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3). “Contend” means to strive, to fight. Trouble and striving are not wrong in themselves. The Lord Jesus Christ stirred up much trouble, as did all of the Old Testament prophets and New Testament apostles. Trouble is not wrong, when it is caused by contending for the truth. . The Lord God has put a love in my heart for His Truth. He imparted to me the spirit described by King David: “Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way” (Psalm 119:128).

Ever since I was saved I have had something within me that has stirred me up for the Truth. I believe that Something is the Holy Spirit. One of His names is the Spirit of TRUTH (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13 )

Matt 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. (KJV)

This verse is directed to those whose brother offended them “personally”. It does not tell us how to handle “public hypocrisy or false teachings”.

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. (KJV)

Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: (KJV)

Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. (KJV)

Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. (KJV)

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; (KJV)

I cannot stop their mouths but I can try and warn as many people as I can.


Andy Neckar
Editor, Christian News & Views




Rick Warren Speaks On Christian Fundamentalism

Rick Warren is a man whose teachings take a long time to unravel.  This blog site is filled with a great deal of his apostasy.  Many articles that highlight just a few of his heretical teachings can be found in the category – “Emerging Church.”

This article emphasizes the fact the Rick Warren disparages the Christian Fundamentalists, even comparing them to radical Muslim fundamentalists!  Rick, by the way, envisions himself in charge of the “New Reformation,” which emphasizes deeds and not creeds.  Even though most Christians sense that apocalyptic end time events are soon coming to our fallen world, Rick is going to implement his world P.E.A.C.E. plan.  Never mentioned in his teachings, is the Rapture of the Church, Great Tribulation, Second Coming and Millenium.  Brother Rick has a better idea. Those nasty Biblical doctrines like sin, repentance, and the atoning blood, all bother brother Rick, so he has found that the Purpose Driven Church/Life books, are much handier and easier to believe than those old fashioned and archaic Bibles.  When he does quote the scriptures, he cherry picks only the non offensive passages, and uses whatever translation he can find, that would best convey his intended message.  He blasts born again believers for following the entire list of fundamentals.  According to Rick Warren, fundamentalists not only are legalistic and narrow minded but they are also one of the big enemies and are motivated by fear.  The fundamentals that are very near and dear to me, and the bedrock of my faith, are despised by Rick Warren.  Oh yes, here are the five fundamentals that Rick seems to think only legalistic Christians adhere to:

1)The Deity of Christ.

2)The Virgin Birth.

3)The Blood Atonement.

4)The Bodily Resurrection And Second Coming.

5)The Inerrancy of the Scriptures Themselves. 


No, you are right – you cannot make this stuff up.  By the time Rick Warren strips the Gospel of the above fundamentals, the teachings of eschatology, the need to repent, the heavy cost of sin, and the reality of hell, the only “gospel” left would be a generic, down sized one size fits all theology that would offend no one.  The “Jesus” of Rick Warren can be found in any religion – Buddhism, Islam, Hindu, etc.  Rick Warren is a universalist who does not believe in the narrow way.

Matthew 7:13-14  King James Version (KJV)

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.


 Sometimes his real theology comes out when he makes statements in public, such as telling Muslims:  “What is the matter?  We both believe in the same God.”  Yes, those Freudian Slips are momentary lapses when the truth comes out.  Below are a couple of the many, many articles that highlight Rick Warren’s stance on Christian Fundamentalism.  In His Service, Pastor Steve


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Rick Warren is a Southern Baptist pastor that has had a vast influence in Baptist churches. His Saddleback Church averages over 20,000 people a week. His book The Purpose Drive Life has sold over more than 30 million copies. Even John Piper has praised his theology. Rick Warren is not a leader that Baptist churches should be following. In this post we’ll just scratch the surface on the dangers of following Rick Warren.

Rick Warren has a great distaste for fundamentalists such as myself. Rick Warren says:
“Now the word “fundamentalist” actually comes from a document in the 1920s called the Five Fundamentals of the Faith. And it is a very legalistic, narrow view of Christianity, and when I say there are very few fundamentalists, I mean in the sense that they are all actually called fundamentalist churches, and those would be quite small. There are no large ones.” (The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Event Transcript, Myths of the Modern Mega-Church, Monday, May 23, 2005)
So if you follow the Five Fundamentals of the Faith you are legalistic and narrow minded. Warren also predicts that fundamentalism, of all varieties, will be “one of the big enemies of the 21st century.” “Muslim fundamentalism, Christian fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism, secular fundamentalism – they’re all motivated by fear. Fear of each other.” (Philadelphia Inquirer, The purpose-driven pastor, Paul Nussbaum, Jan. 08, 2006)

So according to Rick Warren fundamentalists not only are legalistic and narrow minded but they are also one of the big enemies and are motivated by fear. They are no different than Muslim fundamentalists according to Warren. Just so we understand who Rick is talking about let us look at the Five Fundamentals of the Faith.

1. The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1; John 20:28; Hebrews 1:8-9).

2. The Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27).

3. The Blood Atonement (Acts 20:28; Romans 3:25, 5:9; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:12-14).

4. The Bodily Resurrection (Luke 24:36-46; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 15:14-15).

5. The inerrancy of the scriptures themselves (Psalms 12:6-7; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20).

I would say any born again believer would follow this entire list. So in essence Rick Warren is blasting born again believers which makes you wonder where he stands with God on a personal basis.

With Rick Warren’s poor grasp of the gospel it is of no surprise that he would sign the Yale Center for Faith and Culture covenant A Common Word Between Us and You. The document states things such as “That this common ground consists in love of God and of neighbor gives hope that deep cooperation between us can be a hallmark of the relations between our two communities.” Muslims don’t worship the same God as Christians (John 14:6). To them Jesus was just another prophet and to consider Jesus as God is blaspheme (Surah 4:171 and Surah 5:731). Another thing the document states is “That so much common ground exists – common ground in some of the fundamentals of faith – gives hope that undeniable differences and even the very real external pressures that bear down upon us can not overshadow the common ground upon which we stand together.” It is ironic that Warren blasts the true fundamentals of Christianity and instead signs on to something like this.

Rick Warren also is in the habit of letting wolves into his church (Matthew 7:15). In 2011 Warren brought in doctors like Mark Hymand and Mehmet Oz into church for his Daniel Plan. His Daniel Plan is to help with the health and wellness of people. If you look though at these doctors it certainly won’t help with the spiritual health and wellness of people.

One of the doctors Warren brought into his church, Mehmet Oz, was voted as one of the 500 most influential Muslims. Oz supports what is called integrative medicine which is combining conventional medial treatments with things like hypnosis and energy healing. His wife is a master of Reiki which is a form of energy healing. Another doctor, Mark Hyman, isn’t any better. He promotes new age medicine and false religious leaders such as the Dalai Lama.

As I said before this just scratches the surface of the dangers of following Rick Warren. We all need to prove all things and hold fast that which is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Like the Bereans we need to search the scriptures daily to see what we are being taught is true (Acts 17:11).

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Friday Church News Notes, January 20, 2006 (David Cloud, http://www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143

Rick Warren of Purpose Driven Life fame says that Christian fundamentalism will be “one of the big enemies of the 21st century.” He lumped Christian fundamentalism in with “Muslim fundamentalism” and “secular fundamentalism” (“The Purpose-Driven Pastor,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 8, 2006). Thus the Christian fundamentalist who merely seeks to take God’s Word seriously and to live it and to preach it faithfully before his Heavenly Master is as dangerous to this world as a Muslim terrorist or a radical atheist. Warren said that Christian fundamentalism is motivated by fear. One of the many great problems with this statement is that the Bible often speaks of fear in a positive manner. Paul was afraid that the devil would deceive the believers through false gospels, false christs, and false spirits (2 Cor. 11:1-4). We should therefore follow the apostle’s example and fear spiritual deception, both for ourselves and for others. The Bible says pastors who sin should be rebuked before all “that others also may fear” (1 Tim. 5:20). Would that Saddleback Church would take that verse seriously and rebuke their heresy-preaching pastor publicly! Noah is commended because he feared at God’s warning (Heb. 11:7). We are to pass this earthly sojourn with fear (1 Pet. 1:17). We are to save some by fear (Jude 23). May God’s men today fear God enough to obey His Word and to preach the whole counsel of God, to “reprove, rebuke, exhort,” to warn the people of false teachers like Rick Warren. Where, by the way, are the “staunch conservative” or “nearly fundamentalist” Southern Baptist leaders who are exposing their fellow Southern Baptist Rick Warren’s errors? They ridicule men like me for warning about errors within the Southern Baptist Convention, but they don’t lift a voice on their own. Well, I think I will just keep on warning!



Laodicean church pastor Rick Warren appeared in Congress with pop icon and outspoken homosexual Elton John on Wednesday to ask for more money for AIDS research. …


Rick Warren and Elton John holding hands, joking that if they kissed, it would be the kiss heard around the world.  Do you think Rick Warren warned one of the world’s most famous homosexuals about the sin of sodomy?  No, that would be legalistic and judgmental.  Rick does not approve of those nasty, narrow minded and bigoted Christian Fundamentalists.  They were on a joint venture fighting AIDS together.

Rick Warren Challenges Christians That They Are Not Fit For The Kingdom If They Study Bible Prophecy

I have no idea what additional proof one would need in order to discern that Rick Warren is a false prophet, pure and simple.  He has the audacity to believe that the Purpose Driven movement is bringing in a New Reformation, hence as we follow this track, his thinking is that he is a modern day Martin Luther.  To Rick, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Millenium are small potatoes, because like Ford, he has a better idea.

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Perhaps he envisions himself as a Protestant Pope of some sort, and when he speaks “ex cathedra,” his words supersede Holy Writ.  Rick’s time is spent hobnobbing with Muslim clerics, the Pope, various United Nations affiliates, involvement with a plethora of social concerns, meeting the leaders from all religions, and spending time with an additional assortment of political VIP’s throughout the world.  (This sounds like a purely social “gospel” to me.  It rings of one who, instead of pointing people to Christ, is attempting to bring in the New World Order).  Many of my fellow Southern Baptists drink his KoolAid, only because he is a Southern Baptist.  I have learned long ago, however, that the Bible and its’ precious truth therein, takes priority over the philosophies of men.  
(New American Standard Bible
“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”  Colossians 2:8).  Do you believe whatever “big name” leaders say, simply because they sell a lot of books?  Or are you a noble Berean, always searching the scriptures to see if these things are so?  (Acts 17:11).  Rick Warren is severely criticized at every Prophecy Conference that I have ever attended.  Why?  Because he scoffs at prophecy and Christians who cherish end times events.  Sorry Rick, my Bible says there is a crown for those who look forward to His soon return.  Rick is a litmus test and an indictment of the Biblical illiteracy of today’s Christian Church.  Rick has other ideas.  He has a whole inventory of false teachings, here is yet another…

Maranatha, Pastor Steve  <><

From Lighthouse Trails Website…

Highlighted in red are statements that clarify Warren’s false teachings:

Rick Warren Says Those Who Focus on Bible Prophecy “Not fit for the kingdom of God”

By Roger Oakland

Many who were once looking for the return of Jesus have fallen asleep. We now live in a period of time where numerous prominent Christian leaders are telling the Christian masses that paying attention to the signs of our times in light of the Bible is a waste of time. And many of them take it a step further and accuse those who believe what Bible prophecy says about the end of the age of being negative and self-centered.

In the Purpose Driven Life, Rick  Warren was actually laying ground work for the emerging church’s new reformation, a reformation that rejects thinking about the return of Christ and works more at convincing the multitudes that Christ is already in them as a global christ-consciousness. As you will see in the following documentation, Warren has a low regard for Bible prophecy. Perhaps this helps explain why so many who once were anticipating the return of the Lord have become occupied with worldly ambitions. Warren writes:

When the disciples wanted to talk about prophecy, Jesus quickly switched the conversation to evangelism. He wanted them to concentrate on their mission in the world. He said in essence, “The details of my return are none of your business. What is your business is the mission I have given you. Focus on that!” (PDL, p. 285)

I find it simply astounding that a statement of this sort would be in a New York Times best-seller in the present-day Christian book market. Jesus was telling the disciples they could not know the day or the hour, but nowhere does Jesus ever indicate that “the details of my return are none of your business.” Rather than quickly changing the subject, we find in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 two of the longest passages in Scripture quoting Jesus’ own words, and what’s more, where He details the signs of His coming. In essence, Jesus was saying, because you cannot know the day and hour of my return, you need to educate yourself in Bible prophecy and take heed of my words about the end times. Later on, one of those disciples, John, was given an entire book to write on the details of Jesus’ coming. Jesus continually said to be alert and ready for when He returns. In both parables and straightforward talk, he spoke of this. In Luke 12:35-40, Jesus emphasized that it is essential to be prepared for His return:

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching:… And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

And Jesus frequently referred to the Old Testament prophecies. Those prophecies became the evidence that Jesus Christ was indeed whom He said He was–“Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

But Rick Warren tells readers to think about something other than Bible prophecy: “If you want Jesus to come back sooner, focus on fulfilling your mission, not figuring out prophecy.”

Warren ends this section of his book by stating that Satan would have you “sidetracked from your mission” and by quoting Jesus out of context, saying, “Anyone who lets himself be distracted [by studying Bible prophecy] from the work I plan for him is not fit for the kingdom of God” (Living Bible). But Jesus was not referring to His return when He made that statement, which in the King James Version says: “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). The Purpose Driven kingdom of God leaves no room for Bible prophecy, and in fact, condemns those who study it. The apostle Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, had a different view. He writes:

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts. (II Peter 1:19)

Christians are called to witness and be watchmen. No Scripture exists that tells us to ignore the events that have been pointed out as signposts indicating the return of Jesus. If we do, we might be like the foolish virgins who fell asleep waiting for the bridegroom (Matthew 25:1-13).

In light of Rick Warren’s end-time views [and his steady embracing of contemplative authors], what does he think of the emerging church? This statement he made in the foreword of Dan Kimball’s book, The Emerging Church, answers that question. Warren notes:

Today seekers are hungry for symbols and metaphors and experiences and stories that reveal the greatness of God. Because seekers are constantly changing, we must be sensitive to them like Jesus was; we must be willing to meet them on their own turf and speak to them in ways they understand. (p. 8)

Rick Warren is enthusiastic about the emerging church because he believes it is the church of the future. And … the emerging church is equally fond of Warren’s view of Bible prophecy, or the omission thereof, and of his plan to usher in the kingdom of God. (From Faith Undone, Roger Oakland, pp. 154-157)

The following quotes are by those who promote contemplative and/or emerging spirituality and share similar views on the return of Christ:

If you want Jesus to come back sooner, focus on fulfilling your mission, not figuring out prophecy. (Rick Warren, PDL, pp. 285-286)

Tony Campolo says that Christians who “make a big thing of their claim that we are now living in the final stage of church history prior to the second coming of Christ” have been the cause of “extremely detrimental” consequences. They “discount the Sermon on the Mount,” they don’t care about the needy, and they have had such a negative “impact on geopolitics,” which Campolo says “can lead only to war.” Basically, according to Campolo they are the reason the world is in such a mess, and they are holding back progress of a more emerging spirituality. (Faith Undone, p. 160, quoting Campolo, Speaking My Mind)

It is time that the church woke up to its true mission, which is to materialize the kingdom of God on earth, today, here and now…. People are no longer interested in a possible heavenly state or a probable hell. They need to learn that the kingdom is here, and must express itself on earth … The way into that kingdom is the way that Christ trod. It involves the sacrifice of the personal self for the good of the world, and the service of humanity …(Occultist, Alice Bailey)

Robert Schuller’s advice to young church leaders would seem to apply to new apostolic Christians: “Don’t let eschatology stifle your long-term thinking.” (C. P. Wagner, quoted in False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care?

We are not eschatological Theonomists or Classic Dispensationalists (e.g. Scofield) and believe that divisive and dogmatic certainty surrounding particular details of Jesus Second Coming are unprofitable speculation, because the timing and exact details of His return are unclear to us. (Mark Driscoll, Acts 29 Network

Former New Age follower, Warren Smith explains what happened to him and how he came to understand the significance of Bible prophecy in light of Christ’s return:

Coming out of New Age teachings, I had learned in a very personal way that the details of Jesus’ return are definitely our business. Understanding the events surrounding His return was critical to understanding how badly I had been deceived by my New Age teachings. I had learned from reading the Bible that there is a false Christ on the horizon and that for a number of years I had unknowingly been one of his followers. Because the Bible’s clear authoritative teachings about the real Jesus and His true return had been brought to my attention, I was able to see how deceived I was. By understanding that there is a false Christ trying to counterfeit the true Christ’s return, I was able to renounce the false Christ I had been following and commit my life to the true Jesus Christ. (from Deceived on Purpose, p. 147)

In the Bible in the Book of Revelation, it says that Satan will deceive the whole world (Revelation 12:9). The emerging church movement has three essential elements that are consistent throughout the movement that may help this great deception to occur:

1. The embracing of mysticism
2. The belief that the kingdom of God will be established on earth BEFORE Christ returns.
3. The rejection of eschatology (the study of the end-times and Bible prophecy relating to it).

The combination of these three things could help to bring about the great falling away of which the Bible speaks. We pray that every Bible-believing Christian will be able to comprehend these things and warn their families and loved ones.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” (II Thessalonians 2:3)

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (I Timothy 4:1)

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Southwest Radio Ministries Expose Rick Warren

Rick Warren’s Religion of the Anti-christ

Rick Warren has been exposed at every prophecy conference that I have attended.  All of the speakers see gross errors in his theology.  Rick Warren encourages Christians NOT to study prophecy because God did not intend for us to understand these things.  As you can see below, Rick’s time is spent, attempting to bring in the millenium himself, as he reveals his New World Order (NWO) colors through hobnobbing with secular, political and religious globalists from all over the world.  Christians identify the NWO with the Tribulation Period and the reign of the Antichrist.  Rick Warren endorses and is part of the NWO.  His paganism is revealed for all with eyes to see, and the following is yet another slice of his arsenic laden pie.  Warren has removed all doubt about his beliefs from any spiritually discerning Christian who truly examines him:


If your pastor does not teach the truth of Bible prophecy, you ought to find a church that does.

The Day The Lord Allowed A True Prophet Of God To Use The Pulpit Of “Name It Claim It, Blab It Grab It” Seeker Friendly Joel Osteen

Scheduling Error Causes Paul Washer To Preach At Lakewood Church; Thousands Dead


 Below are further articles from the Christian satire publication: The Babylon Bee: 

A Mile Wide And An Inch Deep…

…describes the large, weak and anemic churches in our day.  I was a U.S. Government employee for twenty years, and I never ceased to be amazed at their ineptitude.  What I saw was monumental graft, corruption and waste.  I saw people write up their own pay raises, become promoted after drunk driving and wrecking a government vehicle, and throw out loads of perfectly good furniture towards the end of the fiscal year, in order to justify purchasing more.  The oldest joke in the government is “…mess up and get promoted,” because it is true and it happens all of the time.  The larger the government becomes, the worse it functions.  A church with a lot of members and only a few true converts is a church of tares.  I have learned that bigger is not necessarily better.  Bigger often leads to dilution.  A large church can stay faithful, but they often falter after the initial faithful pastor retires.  A case in point is Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The Lord took Dr. D. James Kennedy home, and he was one of the finest, faithful pastors of his generation.  His replacement cheated on his wife after she cheated on him, and his theology was so anemic that he lacked the fortitude to call sodomy/homosexuality sin.  Having been pastor of smaller churches in ministry (no more than 100 members), I have a profound respect for the under shepherds of larger churches who boldly preach against the sins of the day, the error of evolution, the truth of a literal six day creation, God’s wrath, hell, the need for repentance and holy living.  A large church can indeed be faithful, and God bless the pastors who discern the need to be just that.  I pray that when I stand before Immanuel on the Judgement Day, that I will have served in churches similar to Smyrna and Philadelphia.  Churches that were small, persecuted and faithful.  Amen and amen.  Blessings, Pastor Steve

Days of Praise


A Little Flock

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)

The world tends to measure success by size, and this seems generally true in the Christian world as well. The most “successful” churches are considered to be those with the largest congregations, or the largest budgets, or the greatest number of converts baptized each year, or some other quantitative index. But this is not God’s criterion. At the judgment seat of Christ, “the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is” (1 Corinthians 3:13). Not how big it is, but of what sort it is! Quality, not quantity, is the criterion.

Christ’s encouraging words to the “little flock” were given toward the end of an extended warning against the desire to accumulate wealth. “Take heed, and beware of covetousness,” He had said (Luke 12:15), speaking to His small group of followers. He was their Shepherd and would provide the needs of His “little flock.”

Christ’s warnings against individual covetousness evidently apply also to group covetousness. A church, or any other Christian organization, needs continually to guard against the desire to be impressive in the eyes of the world. The cities of Christendom exhibit many ornate cathedrals and temples that are now mostly empty and spiritually dead.

The Lord Jesus promised an “open door” to the little church at Philadelphia, because it had “little strength” and had “kept [His] word” (Revelation 3:8), but threatened to “spue . . . out of [His] mouth” the tepid church at Laodicea, which was boasting that she was “rich, and increased with goods” (Revelation 3:16-17). Not every “little flock” has kept God’s Word, nor has every big flock become lukewarm, but Christ’s words serve as both warning and encouragement. The greater blessings of the coming kingdom have been promised to the faithful “little flock.” HMM

Title: Rick Warren Leading Evangelicals Into The Prophesied Global Ecumenical Religion!

Satan is to be feared as a serpent, more feared as a devouring lion, but most feared as an angel of light.  Satan is the great deceiver, hence his false teachings will mimic and resemble the truth, yet not measure up.  Rick Warren homogenizes other religions with Christianity, drastically lowers the bar for salvation, and totally omits key doctrine such as repentance (without which one can be saved), Bible prophecy, hell, judgment, God’s wrath, conviction over sin, the abomination of sodomy, etc., etc., etc.  Any discerning Christian who knows the Bible and is truly saved, instantly recognizes the counterfeit message, easy believism, and watered down, feel good “gospel.”  The masses follow him like the Pied Piper.  Have you ever really wondered why Barack Hussein Obama selected Rick Warren for his first inaugural message and prayer?  Warren was the perfect fit for Obama’s purposes.   …and look what Obama turned out to be! 

Key the following link:


Rick Warren Twisting Scripture


“The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.”
Psalm 37:12-13


 Wolves in Costume: Rick Warren
Christopher J. E. Johnson
Published: Mar 5, 2012
Updated: Apr 16, 2016


All Wolves Go To Heaven
Warren’s Doctrine on Giving
Warren’s One-World Religion and Government
Warren’s Pagan Foundation
Exposing the Purpose-Driven Church
The Origins of Warren’s Philosophy
The Tongue of a Viper



Richard Duane Warren (i.e. Rick Warren) is the founder and pastor of Saddleback Church in California, and gives the impression to the world that he a good preacher and minister of Christ.
“We know that HOPE comes from the Scriptures… People need to hear the Gospel and the HOPE in CHRIST more than ever.”
-Rick Warren, “Learn, Love, Live The Word,” retrieved Dec 23, 2014, [rickwarren.org/about]That sure sounds good doesn’t it?

I am NOT saying that no one has ever been born-again saved at a Rick Warren event. I am NOTsaying everyone who has studied Rick Warren is a heretic. I am NOT saying that everyone who works with Rick Warren is unsaved. I’m saying is that there is very little evidence that Rick Warren believes in the Jesus Christ of the Bible, and a lot of evidence that Warren believes in a false new-age idol he calls “jesus.”

Rick Warren has spoken beside leaders of countries all over the world, and is highly respected in the world, but the Bible warns us not to be blinded by respect to someone’s person.

But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
-James 2:9

We need to look carefully at the doctrine someone teaches to determine what they really believe in their hearts:

Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
-Matthew 16:12

Someone’s appearance and demeanor are not the basis on which we should judge truth.

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
-John 7:24

Warren might seem charismatic, but even Satan himself is charismatic. Satan and his ministers can appear to be as angels of light.

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
-2 Corinthians 11:14-15

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
-Matthew 7:15

Rick Warren is deceiving millions (if not billions) around the world, leading them to the wide gates of hell with his “feel good” message.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
-Matthew 7:13-14

Warren is at the forefront of the ecumenical (i.e. universalist, one-world, or all religions go to heaven) movement today, and one of the top poster-boys for the new-age, lukewarm, compromising church. Though many of his statements are against the Word of God, Warren is more deceptive and dangerous because of what he doesn’t say, or what he hides. (If you don’t already know what I’m talking about, you’ll see later in this article.)

There are many people out there working to expose Rick Warren for his heresy, but I hope this will be a consolidated beginner’s guide for those who may not understand the danger in his doctrines. I pray this would help to bring the born-again believers out from under Warren’s worldly yoke.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?… Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
-2 Corinthians 6:14-18


All Wolves Go To Heaven

First of all, we must establish that Rick Warren, just like other unbelieving heathen (e.g. Mother Teresa), teaches what’s called a “universalist” position, meaning he believes everyone of all major religions will end up going to heaven:
“You may be Catholic or Protestant or Buddhist or Baptist or Muslim or Mormon or Jewish or Jain [Indian meditation religion], or you have no religion at all. I’m not interested in your religious background. Because God did not create the universe for us to have religion. He came for us to have a relationship with him.”
-Rick Warren, quoted by Tamara Hartzell, In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity, Xlibris Corporation, 2007, p. 241-242, ISBN: 9781425736262

Now we can begin to see some of the deception. Warren is using the term “religion” very loosely, and does not point specifically back to the Christian God of the Bible, claiming that they all worship Him, just in different ways.

For example, he claims that people in other religions, like Hindus and Muslims, follow Christ:
“I happen to know people who are followers of Christ in other religions.”
-Rick Warren, quoted at the Aspen Ideas Festival, The Aspen Institute, July 6, 2005, “Discussion: Religion and Leadership,” with David Gergen; See also Tamara Hartzell, In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity, Xlibris Corporation, 2007, ISBN: 9781425736262

The very definition of the word “Christian” is to be a follower of Christ. It’s not possible to follow Christ in any other religion apart from Christianity.

“To me, I define religion as man’s attempt to get to God. And I have studied all the major religions… and they all just have a different way to get to God.”
-Rick Warren, quoted by Tamara Hartzell, In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity, Xlibris Corporation, 2007, p. 243, ISBN: 9781425736262

Warren changes the definition of “religion” to whatever he wants it to mean, and then creates a definition that suits everyone of every belief and calls them all valid. That kind of double speak abandons all reason. For anyone out there who studies the Bible seriously, this should be all you need to see to know to sanctify yourselves from this heretic.

But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
-Galatians 3:22

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
-1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
-John 14:6

Rick Warren believes that one can be saved by Jesus Christ without repenting of Buddhist, Muslim, or Catholic beliefs and practices, that each of these religions has its own exclusive way to God, and that other pagan religions worship the Christian God of the Bible. This is heresy to Christ’s doctrine, but it begins to show us why Warren’s so highly esteemed among men.And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
-Luke 16:15The world has received from Warren the impression of a new-age fluffy, cotton-candy “god” that makes people feel good about themselves. Even a worldly publication like The New Yorker understands the message Warren is preaching:

“Warren’s God is not awesome or angry and he does not stand in judgement of human sin. He is genial and mellow and he wants to be your best friend.”
The New Yorker, Sept 12, 2005; See also Mark Lawrence, “Rick Warren and the ‘End Times’ Apostasy,” Secrets of Survival, retrieved June 16, 2014, [www.secretsofsurvival.com/survival/rick_warren_apostasy.html]

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
-Psalm 7:11

Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
-Psalm 33:8

Those who study Rick Warren come out with an idea of a new ‘god’; one who does not judge the sins of mankind. This is NOT the Christian God of the Bible.
(Read “Unbiblical Cop-Outs: Don’t Judge Me!” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
-Luke 12:57

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
-Matthew 12:36

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
-Hebrews 9:27

One of the main sources for this new-age concept comes from Warren’s very popular book, The Purpose Driven Life, in which he teaches a “message of salvation,” that completely excludes repentance:

“First, believe. Believe God loves you and made you for his purposes. Believe you’re not an accident. Believe you were made to last forever. Believe God has chosen you to have a relationship with Jesus, who died on the cross for you. Believe that no matter what you’ve done, God wants to forgive you.
Second, receive. Receive Jesus into your life as your Lord and Savior. Receive his forgiveness for your sins. Receive his Spirit, who will give you the power to fulfill your life purpose… whisper the prayer that will change your eternity: ‘Jesus, I believe in you and I receive you.'”
-Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Zondervan, 2008, quote from Chapter 7: The Reason for Everything, ISBN: 9780310296119

Warren doesn’t say what exactly God is forgiving people for, and that’s because repentance is completely removed from Warren’s version of salvation. He didn’t even bother to mention that you need to believe that the Lord Jesus Christ shed His blood on the cross and was resurrected from the dead.

I find it amazing today how many church-goers ask people if they know Jesus, but almost no one talks about if Jesus knows you.

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. 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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
-Matthew 7:21-23

But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
-Galatians 4:9

The first thing Christ did in ministry, and the first thing His disciples were instructed to do, was tell people to repent.

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
-Matthew 4:17

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
-Mark 6:11-12
(Read “Is Repentance Necessary?” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Rick Warren has no intention of bringing people to the Jesus Christ of the Bible, or to develop a heart for the Almighty God; Warren wants to lead people to his ecumenical idol he calls “jesus.” It’s not hard to see when we look at the fruits of Warren’s labor because his followers are focused on the world, just as this Warren fanboy states:
“Warren says the goal of The Purpose Driven Life is to help people develop a heart for the world.”
-Erin Curry, a promoter of Rick Warren, “Rick Warren Book Calls Christians to Seek a ‘Purpose Driven Life’, Baptist Press, Sept 25th, 2002

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
-1 John 2:15

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
-John 15:19

The world is supposed to hate us, not love us, and we are not supposed to love the world. We born-again in Christ love one another, and we love our neighbors, but Warren teaches a doctrine that focuses men and women to the things of the world.

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
-James 1:27

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
-James 4:4

Why does the above quoted author from the Baptist Press need a brand-new unbiblical teaching from Rick Warren to educate Christians? Is the Bible insufficient? The problem here is not loving our neighbors; the problem is that Warren wants us to accept and yoke up with the world’s paganism and idolatry.

If we Christians were to bring up these Biblical arguments to Rick Warren or his new-age churches, how would they respond?
“You’ve got to protect the unity of your church. If that means getting rid of troublemakers, do it… As pastors, as shepherds of God’s people, it’s our job to protect our congregations from Satan’s greatest weapon – disunity… It’s not always easy, butit’s what we’ve been called to do.”
-Rick Warren, quoted by Joseph Farah, “Rick Warren’s Inquisition,” World Net Daily, Nov 11, 2007, retrieved June 16, 2014, [www.wnd.com/2007/11/44801]

What does Jesus Christ say about “disunity?”

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
-Luke 12:51

Please understand that Warren is not defining ‘troublemakers’ as “those who are causing and getting into trouble,” but rather a ‘troublemaker’ is anyone who would cause any division by the preaching of the Word of God. In other words, Warren is accusing the Lord Jesus Christ of being a troublemaker and “weapon of Satan.”

Warren may indeed have been “called” to teach that message, but he wasn’t called by the Lord God. The only unity spoken of in the Gospel is within the Holy Spirit, not unity of the world. The Bible teaches us to sanctify (i.e. separate) ourselves from the world, and especially from those deceptive men who teach false doctrine.

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offencescontrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
-Romans 16:17

We don’t mark them that divide or offend; we mark them who divide and offend CONTRARY to the doctrine we’ve learned because there is a division and offense that is Biblical, and a division and offense that is unbiblical. In other words, we mark them which divide and offend inOPPOSITION to God’s Word; for example, men like Rick Warren who will label anyone who teaches the truth of the Bible a “troublemaker.”

Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
-Proverbs 15:10

Warren casts out true born-again Christians as “evil” people:

Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
-Luke 6:22
(Read “Did Christ Come to Bring Peace?” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

We are just getting started on Rick Warren’s lies, but we need to first understand that Warren believes all people in major religions around the world will get to heaven without the Christian God of the Bible, all pagan religions worship the same God, God is not angry with anyone, God loves everyone no matter what they do, God does not judge anyone, and all religions should be united together as a single one-world entity. However, that’s going to take a lot of money…


Warren’s Doctrine on Giving

Warren wrote an article to help train pastors on how to get their congregations to give more money:
“People give when they trust the leadership… Study after study has proven that in the hierarchy of giving, people give first of all to people they believe in… Even if you use a consultant to help you raise money, you as the pastor still need to be out front. Because the person who asks for the giving needs to be the person with the most credibility. And if you are a Pastor and you are not the most trusted person, you have a leadership problem and you’re not ready to teach people to give yet. You need to be the most visible because the person who is the best qualified to ask for money should be the person whose the most trusted.”
-Rick Warren, “8 Reasons Believers Give to Your Church,” pastors.com, retrieved June 18, 2014, [pastors.com/8-reasons-believers-give-to-your-church]

Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
-Jeremiah 17:5

Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
-Psalm 40:4

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
-Psalm 118:8

Rick Warren teaches a pastor, as the single head authority over his church building (an unbiblical concept), that he take advantage of his position over the crowd, knowing that they will respect his person, and thus give him more money. This is an extremely common tactic among preachers today, one that I have seen many times, and one that is sure to anger our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Read “Is the One-Pastor Church System Biblical?” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre [money], but of a ready mind;
-1 Peter 5:2

Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s [money’s] sake.
-Titus 1:11

“People give when they catch a vision, not when they see a need.”
-Rick Warren, “8 Reasons Believers Give to Your Church,” pastors.com, retrieved June 18, 2014, [pastors.com/8-reasons-believers-give-to-your-church]

Yes, the world typically gives when they catch a vision, but that’s not how born-againCHRISTIANS are supposed to operate.

And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
-Acts 2:44-45

Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
-Acts 4:34-35

The entire purpose of Biblical giving is to provide charitably FOR NEEDS, not for a pastor’s vision. The reason people give of vision and not of need is because they are of the world, and not joined together with the saints who have a love of the truth in the Word of God.
(Read “A Biblical Understanding of Charity” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

“People give when their gifts are appreciated… Figure out seven ways to thank people for their gift… A little appreciation goes a long way in encouraging people to be generous for the long haul.”
-Rick Warren, “8 Reasons Believers Give to Your Church,” pastors.com, retrieved June 18, 2014, [pastors.com/8-reasons-believers-give-to-your-church]

The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
-Proverbs 29:4

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
-Isaiah 1:23

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
-Proverbs 15:27

When reading the context, you’ll find the Bible condemns giving gifts for the purpose of receiving favor, and that countries fall to ruin and slaves are made through such practices. There’s nothing wrong with being grateful for a gift or donation, but Warren is making that appreciation the foundational motivation to get people to give more.

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
-Matthew 6:1

When someone gives for the express purpose that they want a “thank you” in return, they are giving in order to receive recognition, and that is not charity. Worse still, Warren encourages pastors to use and abuse those people who give to get recognition, manipulating individuals with their own pride by glorifying their gifts.

Warren, along with the millions of preachers he influences, is putting a burden of sacrifice on their “laity;” a burden which they wouldn’t touch with one finger.

For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
-Matthew 23:4-6

Warren also teaches the false doctrine on tithing:
“We develop spiritual fitness when we honor God by giving him a tithe every week.”
-Rick Warren, “Spiritual Habits of Effective People: Tithing,” May 21, 2014, retrieved Dec 23, 2014, [rickwarren.org/devotional/english/spiritual-habits-of-effective-people-tithing]

In our article, “Is Tithe a Christian Requirement,” we covered how the Old Testament law of tithe was brought back around by the Wesleyan church in the late 19th century for the purpose of getting them out of debt. Tithe has never been a New Testament duty of Christians, and it only remained popular because pastors started making more money when they taught the “storehouse tithing sermons.”

There’s also a contradiction in that Warren calls it a “gift of tithe,” when tithe is not a gift. Tithe is a requirement, and they call it “giving” to make sound better in church building. If tithe is charitable giving, then paying your property taxes is just love offerings to the government.

Furthermore, Rick Warren is claiming that the money church-goers are giving to Warren in his church building is equivalent to “giving to God:”
“Tithing is the spiritual habit of giving back to God the first 10 percent of all I make. If I make $100, I give $10 back to God; if I make $1000, I give $100 back to God. I get to keep 90 percent but I give 10 percent to him. Why would anybody have to do that? Because God says so and that’s reason enough. If you don’t do it, you’re disobeying God.”
-Rick Warren, “Spiritual Habits of Effective People: Tithing,” May 21, 2014, retrieved Dec 23, 2014, [rickwarren.org/devotional/english/spiritual-habits-of-effective-people-tithing]

I’ve heard this from many preachers, but there is nothing in the New Testament Scripture to back that up. So where does Warren go to back up his claim? The Old Testament, specifically in Deuteronomy 14:23.

And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
-Deuteronomy 14:23

There are a few problems with this, first being that this was for the Jews, and that we (born-again in Christ) are freed from the bondage of law. Second, God doesn’t mention 10% of their money anywhere in this verse. Finally, Warren ignores the liberty of the Gospel of Christ in cheerful giving:

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; notgrudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
-2 Corinthians 9:7

Warren does not care what the Word of God says; he only cares what he can make his new-age bible versions say by twisting them. This deception paves the financial road to his ultimate goal.


Warren’s One-World Religion and Government

Many people are unaware that Rick Warren is a member of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations). This is an organization that no born-again Christian would ever be involved in because it would require one to deny the Gospel of Christ in order to be a member. Rick Warren is listed under ‘W’ on the CFR’s website.
(See “Membership Roster,” Council on Foreign Relations, as of Dec 23, 2014, [www.cfr.org/about/membership/roster.html?letter=W])

After we’ve already seen Warren’s false doctrine on worldly unity, he obviously does not care who he’s yoked up with, but for those of us who are discerning Christians in the Spirit of God, the following names of other people on the CFR roster should set off some warnings in your mind:

  • David Rockefeller
  • Bill Clinton
  • Al Gore
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Angelina Jolie (Actress)
  • Barack Obama
  • Tom Brokaw (NBC News)
  • Colin Powell

There are thousands more beyond these few from around the world, who are fornicators, sodomites, extortioners, thieves, murderers, and flat-out God-hating people. These wicked men and women hold positions in major news outlets, high-ranking military authorities, university boards, international banks, and even major religious leaders, such as the Roman Catholic Pope. The only way anyone claiming to be a Christian could say that God approves of this yoke is if he/she is a wolf of the Devil, deceived and being deceived.

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
-2 Timothy 3:13

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
-Ephesians 5:11

Just like most other apostates out there, Rick Warren sides with the Catholic Church, their rejection of the Jesus Christ of the Bible, and the Pope’s ecumenical one-world agenda.
(Read “Corruptions of Christianity: Catholicism” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

“Pope Francis’ actions as he has eased into the papacy have made headlines and drawn accolades [awards or merits] from world leaders; Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren joins those applauding the Bishop of Rome. ‘I am nothing but impressed by this new pope,’ the bestselling author tells Piers Morgan in tonight’s primetime interview.”
-Paul Murphy, “Rick Warren: ‘I am nothing but impressed with the new pope’,” The Piers Morgan Interview, CNN, Dec 6, 2013, retrieved July 1, 2014, [piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/06/rick-warren-i-am-nothing-but-impressed-with-this-new-pope]

Pope Francis and Rick Warren go hand-in-glove for the most part; they have no objections about working together in perfect harmony. In Newsmax’s “Top 50 Megachurches in America,” Warren is #1:
“The church he founded remains one of the five largest in America, but Pastor Warren’s influence expands way beyond Saddleback. His book, “Purpose Driven Life,” is second only to the Bible in non-fiction best-sellers; he was recently the subject of a major motion picture; he’s trained hundreds of thousands of church leaders in every nation in the world; and he’s on the speed dial of presidents, prime ministers, rock stars, and celebrities. For years, insiders have joked that Warren is the ‘evangelical pope.’ No one was joking any longer when Pope Francis came to America for the World Meeting of Families in September and invited the evangelical Pastor Warren to deliver the keynote address.”
-Johnnie Moore, “Newsmax’s Top 50 Megachurches in America,” Newsmax, Nov 11, 2015, retrieved Dec 29, 2015, [newsmax.com/TheWire/megachurches-top-united-states-newsmax/2015/11/11/id/701661]

This shouldn’t be a surprise since in Warren’s opening, he addressed all non-Catholic church-goers (false converts) and urged them to join up with the Catholic Church:
“Pastor Rick Warren has called on non-Catholic Christians to join with Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in pursuit of their common goals… ‘If you love Jesus,’ [Warren] said, ‘we’re on the same team.’ Pastor Warren’s remarks were polite and well reasoned, and were well received in the Catholic community.”
-Kathy Schiffer, “Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren Joins Pope Francis in Support of Common Mission,” Aleteia, Dec 19, 2014, retrieved Dec 29, 2015, [aleteia.org/2014/12/19/megachurch-pastor-rick-warren-joins-pope-francis-in-support-of-common-mission]

The world loves the good words and fair speeches that Warren gives:

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
-Matthew 15:8

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; andby good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
-Romans 16:18

Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
-Psalm 12:1-2

Currently, there is a large (and sickening) ecumenical push by the Catholic church called “Catholics Come Home,” in which they are trying to bring everyone who claims Christ into their devilish cult to continue in Eucharistic sacrifice that will lead them to hell. Their organization and mission is endorsed by Rick Warren:
“The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.”
-Rick Warren, “Catholics Come Home Announces First Book From Founder Tom Peterson,” catholicscomehome.org, Dec 20, 2012, retrieved July 1, 2014, [www.catholicscomehome.org/catholics-come-home-announces-first-book-from-founder-tom-peterson]

There is no reason for a Christian to respect Warren’s person (his title, fame, money, etc), but many church-goers do. They follow him like a pied piper straight into the arms of the Devil, and through his “endorsement,” many may end up in the lake of fire with their hopes in a pagan system that can’t save them.

Rick Warren’s Stance on the Devil’s Ministers
Warren’s Purpose Driven Life is published by Zondervan, which is owned by HarperCollins “Christian” Publishing. (They also publish things like the NIV and the Satanic Bible; we will mention this again later in this teaching.) HarperCollins is currently (as of 2016) owned by Rupert Murdoch, one of the most wicked ruling elite on the planet.Rick Warren sat down for an interview with The New Yorker:
“‘I had dinner with Jack Welch [former CEO of General Electric] last Sunday night,’ he said. ‘He came to church, and we had dinner. I’ve been kind of mentoring him on his spiritual journey. And he said to me, “Rick, you are the biggest thinker I have ever met in my life. The only other person I know who thinks globally like you is Rupert Murdoch.” And I said, “That’s interesting. I’m Rupert’s pastor! Rupert published my book!”‘ Then he tilted back his head and gave one of those big Rick Warren laughs.”
-Malcolm Gladwell, “The Cellular Church,” The New Yorker, Sept 12, 2005, retrieved Jan 8, 2016, [newyorker.com/magazine/2005/09/12/the-cellular-church]It’s not just that Rupert Murdoch is Warren’s publisher, but he’s also a member of his Saddleback Church. Just like other well known universalist ministers, Rick Warren loves to rub shoulders with the world elites, and I’m sure Murdoch has donated huge amounts to Warren’s “ministry.” When you take into consideration Warren’s connections in the CFR on top of all this, it really begins to paint a clear picture that Warren’s Purpose-Driven Church movement is mainly sponsored by the Illuminati.Murdoch made his fortune as a newspaper baron in the 1950s, and has acquired control of news publications around the world ever since in a “divide-and-conquer” fashion. As of January of 2016, Forbes rated Murdoch at #35 in the list of the most powerful people in the world.
(See “The World’s Most Powerful People: Rupert Murdoch,” Forbes, retrieved Jan 8, 2016, [forbes.com/profile/rupert-murdoch])Murdoch has always been well-known for publishing nude women in some of his media outlets, but in 2007, Murdoch also began running a series of hardcore porn channels for television. When Rick Warren was asked about pastoring a man in the porn industry, he said:
“I don’t have to agree with 100 percent of what another person does in order to work with them on the 20 percent that we do agree on.”
-Rick Warren, quoted in “Murdoch Pastor Gets Heat For Mogul’s Porn Channels,” World Net Daily, May 10, 2007, retrieved Jan 8, 2016, [wnd.com/2007/05/41520]In Warren’s eyes, there is no such thing as sin. There is no repentance. There is no judgment. There is no rebuke. Warren will yoke up with any man, no matter how evil and wicked they are, so long as they have the cash to support him.

(Rick Warren compares Pope Francis to Jesus Christ)

WARREN: “The authenticity, humility — Pope Francis is the perfect example of this. He’s doing everything right. You see, people will listen to what we say, if they like what they see. And as our new pope, he was very symbolic in his first mass with people with AIDS, his kissing of the disformed man, his loving the children, this authenticity, this humility, this caring for the poor, this is what the whole world expects us Christians to do. And when they go, ‘Oh that’s what a Christian does;” in fact there was a headline here in Orange County and I loved the headline, it said, ‘If you love Pope Francis, you’ll love Jesus.’

As a side note, I was laughing when I heard him call the Pope “the perfect example of humility.” Does this look humble to you?

Notice that Warren said “OUR new pope.
That’s because he is joined hand-in-hand with Rome.

Warren is more focused on getting people to like him. Suffering affliction is too burdensome to bear because he does not have the Spirit of God in him:

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions [i.e. grief], do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
-2 Timothy 4:5

Warren is not suffering affliction for what he teaches, and he certainly isn’t suffering any persecution. He’s loved by the world; he’s definitely not hated by them.

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
-2 Timothy 3:12

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
-John 15:19

If you claim to be born-again of Christ, and everyone around you loves and adores you, and you’re friends with everyone — be warned, you’re either not of Christ, or you’re not doing something you’re supposed to be doing. If we teach the Gospel of Christ as we are supposed to be teaching it, then we will be hated. (I can testify of that first hand.)

Again, Warren is loved by the world, which means he’s not of Christ. Even the baby-killing, lying, socialist Barack Obama (our U.S. President as of 2009) invited Warren speak at his first Inaugural; Warren is being invited up to share in the self-glorifying platform with the wicked rulers of darkness.
(See Susan D. James, “Pastor Warren Sets Inclusive Tone at Inaugural,” ABC News, Jan 20, 2009, retrieved July 1, 2014, [abcnews.go.com/Politics/Inauguration/rick-warren-invocation-president-obama-inauguration/story?id=6687731])

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
-Ephesians 6:12

Warren and Obama are faking Christian belief, deceiving the world for the Devil’s sake. Just as the Lord God told Israel when all the pagan nations gathered against them:

Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me:
-Isaiah 54:15

Warren believes these politicians, like the communist baby-killing Obama, are “extremely valuable:”
“I’ve never met a politician I completely agreed with… the bible says I’m to show respect to everybody because they’re all extremely valuable. I don’t agree with them, but they’re extremely valuable.”
-Rick Warren, “Learning My True Identity In Christ,” Saddleback Church, Oct 13, 2014, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [youtube.com/watch?v=AolN3_JldmI]

Warren has appeared on the panel of the “World Economic Forum,” to discuss one-world issues to unite all religions:

WARREN @0:31 —To my Islamic brother here from Italy, I would say I’m not really interested in inter-faith dialogue, I’m interested in inter-faith projects. We’ve got enough talk. So… a few weeks ago, at Georgetown University, we brought in three imams, [i.e. Muslim Priest]we brought in three Catholic priests, we brought in three evangelical pastors, and we brought in three Rabbis and we said ‘what can we do about AIDS?’ And we started on some common ground on those issues; what can we do that we all care about?

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
-2 Corinthians 6:14-18

This reminds me of a few years ago when I was invited to participate in a discussion with some people who claimed to be Christians (they ended up being false converts in a cult) along with some atheists. I listened to one of the “pastors” tell the atheists that both parties should work together, and that is directly against what the Word of God instructs us to do. We should help the unbeliever in their needs, be charitable to them, and tell them the truth of the Word of God, but we are not supposed to associate with them as if Christ has concord with Belial.

Rick Warren does not lead people to the Word of God, but rather is leading them to a revolution of a one-world religion that will unite under his guidance in the fashion that Hitler led the Nazis. Don’t think that’s over exaggeration until you read Warren’s own words:

WARREN @3:17 —What is the vision for the next 25 years? I’ll tell you what it is. It is the global expansion of the kingdom of God. It is the total mobilization of his church. And the third part is the dream of a radical devotion of every believer. Now I choose that word ‘radical’ intentionally, because only radicals change the world. Everything great thing done in this world is done by passionate people. Moderate people get moderately nothing done. And moderation will never slay the global giants… In 1939, in a stadium much like this, in Munich, Germany, they packed it out with young men and women in brown shirts, for a fanatical man standing behind a podium named Adolf Hitler, the personification of evil. And in that stadium, those in brown shirts formed with their bodies a sign that said in the whole stadium, ‘Hitler, we are yours.’ And they nearly took the world.
[Vladmir] Lenin once said, ‘give me 100 committed, totally committed men, and I’ll change the world.’ And he nearly did. A few years ago, they took the sayings of Chairman Mao, in China, put them in a little red book and a group of young people committed them to memory, and put it in their minds and they took that nation, the largest nation in the world, by storm because they committed to memory the sayings of the Chairman Mao…
Jesus said, ‘I want you to do this publicly,’ so what I want you to do is take the card and in just a minute, and if you say ‘Rick, I am willing to serve God’s purposes in my generation.’ I want you to open up to the sign that says, ‘Whatever it takes.’ Whatever it takes. And I want you to just say, ‘This is my commitment, before God and in front of everybody else. I’m in.’ And I would invite you to just stand quietly and hold up ‘Whatever it takes.’

With something so deceptive and manipulative and wicked, where do we even start breaking this down? First, Jesus Christ did not say to stand up and pray publicly in front of everyone else:

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou,when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
-Matthew 6:5-6

Warren is attempting to use priests of Evolutionism (e.g. Hitler, Lenin, Mao) as an example for his church-ianity cult. These men killed millions by their philosophy, and Warren believes they are an example to his so-called “church.”

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
-John 18:36

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12

When it comes to Warren’s One-World mission, he expects everyone to be ignorant and blind to the truth. Warren himself is blind, and leads the blind.

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
-Matthew 15:14

Warren went to Syria, the place with his so-called “Muslim brothers,” and said he found no persecution of the Jews:
“Warren went to Syria and could find no persecution of Christians. He could find no persecution of Jews. He could find no evidence of extremism. He could find no evidence of the sponsorship of terrorism.”
-Joseph Farah, “Megapastor Rick Warren’s Damascus Road Experience,” Nov 20, 2006, retrieved Nov 12, 2014 [wnd.com/2006/11/38958]

A few years ago, I watched a video of a Syrian child being executed (shot in the head) for theft. If they’re willing to shoot a young boy in the head because he stole some food, what do you think they’re willing to do to people who declare their prophet to be false?
(Read “Islam: A Religion of Terror” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Joseph Farah of World Net Daily had a short email exchange with Rick Warren over his preposterous statement about Syria:
“In fact, after I called him out last week in my column, Warren e-mailed me claiming to have been misquoted by the official Syrian news agency. ‘Joseph, why didn’t you contact me first and discover the fact that I said nothing of the sort?’ he pleaded. ‘The trip was a favor to my next door neighbor, had nothing to do with policy, and was done with the State Department’s knowledge – who told us to expect exactly what Syria did – a PR blast. I don’t pretend to be a diplomat. I’m a pastor who just gets invited places.’ I pointed out to Warren that WND had indeed attempted to contact him about his trip. No one from his Saddleback Church ever returned our calls the day the story broke. ‘I’m sure since you were warned in advance by the State Department that you took the precaution of recording your own words,’ I suggested in my response. ‘We look forward to seeing the transcripts or hearing the recordings.’ I also asked if he could respond specifically to the words put in his mouth by the Syrian news agency. And lastly I suggested that he should have ‘counseled with me, or other people knowledgeable about the Middle East before doing so much damage with your reckless trip.’
I really didn’t expect to hear back from Warren – but, a few minutes later, I did, with an absolutely stunning retort. He let me know he is a close friend of President Bush ‘and many, if not most, of the generals at the Pentagon.’ He also told me he did not tape anything while in Syria, ‘because it was a courtesy call, like I do in every country.’Warren explained that he had also counseled with the National Security Council and the White House, as well as the State Department, before his little courtesy call for a neighbor. ‘In fact,’ Warren added, ‘as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Oxford Analytica, I might know as much about the Middle East as you.’ He continued: ‘I hope you’ll not choose to believe Syrian propaganda even though, as you pointed out at the start of your article, you’ve been wanting to criticize me for some time’…
No sooner had I received this surprising response from Warren, I also got an e-mail providing a link to a YouTube video of Rick Warren in Syria explaining how great the Assad regime treats Christians and Jews and how Damascus ‘does not permit extremism of any kind.’ Not one to let lies go unchallenged, I wrote back to Warren with a link to the YouTube video: ‘If you didn’t tape anything, what’s this? Do you really believe Syria does not allow extremism of any kind? There are more terrorist organizations based in Syria than anywhere else in the world!’ It might be that Rick Warren, deep in the bush of Rwanda, never received those last questions, because he never responded – at least not in the last three days. He did, however, within minutes make sure the YouTube video he recorded independent of his meetings with the Syrian brown shirts was removed from the network. Vanished.”
-Joseph Farah, “Megapastor Rick Warren’s Damascus Road Experience,” Nov 20, 2006, retrieved Nov 12, 2014 [wnd.com/2006/11/38958]

It’s obvious Rick Warren is a liar, but for what reason? As a member of the CFR, we can only speculate, but the speculation is based on evidence because Warren may have tried to get his statement off the net, but wiser men made sure to back it up before he did.

(Contains Warren’s audio clip about Syria that he quickly removed from the web.)

WARREN:Syria is a place that has had Muslims and Christians living together for 1400 years. So it’s a lot more peaceful, honestly, than a lot of other places… Christians have been here the longest and they get along with the Muslims and the Muslims get along with them and a lot less tension than in other places… It’s a moderate country and the official government role and position is to not allow any extremism of any kind.

So again, Rick Warren is a liar, but this is two-fold. First, because he lied about what he said, and second, because the U.S. Department of State, whom Warren claimed to have consulted before his trip, has had Syria on the list of state-sponsored terrorism since 1979:”Syria has been on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism since the list’s inception in 1979.”
-U.S. Department of State, “U.S. Relations With Syria,” Mar 20, 2014, retrieved Nov 12, 2014, [state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3580.htm]

I’m not saying I fully trust my government, but someone’s lying, and based on the violence coming out of the Middle-East against Israel, I’d have to say it’s Rick Warren in this instance. (Or both if you want to include the lies about Palestine.) Perhaps now you can see why Warren was so quick to remove that video of him saying this, especially after he had claimed to be so knowledgeable about the Middle-East.
(Read “Corruptions of Christianity: Islam – Two Major Lies Christians Need to Understand here at creationliberty.com for more details; the Jews are Palestinians, not the Arabs.)

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
-1 Thessalonians 5:3

Warren’s true goal is to promote the “peace and safety” motto to deceive people into uniting under a One-World government and religion. Of course, Warren will have a high-seat in leading it, because after all, it’s his “peace plan” that is being endorsed, but it is a false peace that is founded on a lie.


Warren’s Pagan Foundation

Rick Warren is not a Christian. He’s what’s known as a “pantheist.” Pantheism is a belief that the total sum of nature is the essence of an all-encompassing god, and pantheists do not believe in a personal god.

pantheism (n): the doctrine that God is the transcendent reality of which the material universe and human beings are only manifestations: it involves a denial of God’s personality and expresses a tendency to identify God and nature
(See ‘pantheism’, Random House Dictionary, 2014, [www.dictionary.com]; See also Collins English Dictionary, 10th Edition, William Collins Sons & Co, 2009)

In The Purpose Driven Life, Warren says:
“This is God’s ideal. In Eden, worship was not an event to attend, but a perpetual attitude; Adam and Eve were in constant communion with God. Because God is with you all the time, no place is any closer to God than the place where you are right now. The Bible says, ‘He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything.'”
-Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Zondervan, 2008, p. 88, ISBN: 9780310296119

Nowhere does the Bible say that “God is in everything.” If that is stated anywhere, it’s in some new-age version that has altered the Word of God, and then Rick Warren takes on his own personal paraphrased interpretation of what he wants it to mean.
(Read “Why I Use the King James Bible” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Warren might profess a belief in a personal deity that involves a distinct character, but that’s not what he actually believes in. In Warren Smith’s expose on Rick Warren, he gives more detail:
“Warren seemed to be teaching what I had been taught by my New Age teachers and teachings: that God was ‘in’ everyone and everything. I wondered which one of his many Bible versions had told him that. His footnote told me that Ephesians 4:6 scripture he was citing came from a Bible entitled the New Century Version… The bible does not teach this. The New Century Version that Rick Warren quotes is dangerously mistaken in its translation of Ephesians 4:6… In fact, it didn’t take me long to find this same unbiblical principle in A Course in Miracles. The word ‘purpose’ was curiously prevalent throughout the teaching,”
-Warren Smith, Deceived on Purpose, Mountain Stream Press, 2004, p. 81, ISBN: 0-9763492-0-5

Smith is correct, and the context of Ephesians 4 speaks to the unity of the Spirit in all of us called by God in the faith of Christ, which does not include Rick Warren and his cult followers until they repent and believe on the Jesus Christ of the Bible:

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
-Ephesians 4:1-6

This means God the Father is through all things that are of the Spirit, which is the faith, baptism, and belief in one Lord with meekness and longsuffering, but Warren decides to paraphrase concepts he learned from new-age bible versions. Smith also points out Warren’s frequent use of terms found in A Course in Miracles, so let’s take a look at what it teaches:
“God is in everything I see. The idea for today explain why you can see all purpose in everything. It explains why nothing is separate, by itself or in itself. And it explains why nothing you see means anything. In fact, it explains every idea we have used thus far, and all subsequent ones as well. Today’s idea is the whole basis for vision. You will probably find this idea very difficult to grasp at this point. You may find it silly, irreverent, senseless, funny and even objectionable. Certainly God is not in a table, for example, as you see it. Yet we emphasized yesterday that a table shares the purpose of the universe. And what shares the purpose of the universe shares the purpose of its Creator.”
-Helen Schucman, A Course in Miracles – Manual For Teachers, Lesson 29, self-published, ISBN: 9781883360269

A Course in Miracles is a heretical book that teaches new-age philosophy, and has brought forth many modern-day heretics. These are just a few of the heresies taught in the book:

      • There is no sin. (p. 182)
      • Christ dying on the cross has no meaning. (p. 425)
      • Clinging to the old rugged cross is a pathetic error. (p. 52)
      • Jesus Christ is nothing more than a symbol of the names of many gods. (p. 58)
      • Recognizing yourself is the same as recognizing God. (p. 147)
      • The ‘Oneness‘ of God is found in your own power. (p. 125)

(Helen Schucman,

A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume

    , Foundation for Inner Peace, 2008, ISBN: 9781883360269)

I hope the reader can now fully understand why I keep referring to this as heresy against the Bible.

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
-2 Peter 2:1

Warren has thoroughly studied A Course in Miracles, pulled his new-age pantheistic doctrine from it, and you can see the striking similarities between Warren’s statements and pantheism.net:
“We take the real Universe and Nature as our starting and finishing point, not some preconceived idea of God. We feel a profound wonder and awe for these, in some ways similar to the reverence that believers in more conventional gods feel towards their deity, but without anthropomorphic worship or belief that Nature has a mind or personality that we can influence through prayer… We use the name pantheism because it has a long and venerable history. Our beliefs are entirely naturalistic, and compatible with atheism, humanism, agnosticism, universalism, and those forms of paganism that see magic and the gods as symbols rather than objective realities.”
World Pantheism, quote from their home page, retrieved July 1, 2014, [www.pantheism.net]

When pantheists say they do not have a “preconceived idea of God,” that means the presupposition that the Bible is Truth, and that God’s Word is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice, is thrown out the window. Without the presupposition in the Word of God, then the faith in the Jesus Christ of the Bible is non-existent, no matter what someone claims to believe, which is why the Bible says they do NOT serve the Lord Jesus Christ:

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
-Romans 16:18

On the pantheist website, you’ll notice that they list out compatibility with many things, even atheists. Warren’s beliefs are also compatible with atheism to a degree, which is why he has no problem quoting atheists to support his ministry:
-Rick Warren, Facebook Page, retrieved Dec 31, 2015, [facebook.com/pastorrickwarren/posts/10151119561420903]
Some people were shocked and/or laughing that he didn’t know Paine was an atheist, but I disagree–I believe he DOES know Paine was an atheist. The problem is that atheism is compatible with Warren’s belief system because his foundational teaching in A Course in Miracleswas authored by an atheist:
“A Course in Miracles has been produced… by Helen Schucman, an atheist psychology professor at Columbia University. According to Schucman, from 1965 to 1972, the entire A Course in Miracles manuscript was ‘scribed’ under the direction of an inner voice Schucman knew to be Jesus Christ. The dictation began with the words, ‘This is a course in miracles, please take notes.’ The result would be 1,200 pages of spiritual-psychological revelation that would range over a 622-page textbook, a 478-page workbook, and a short explanatory manual, all presented as, in Marianne Williamson’s words, a ‘correction to Christianity–beginning from a premise of original innocence rather than one of original sin,'”
-Stephen Mansfield, Where Has Oprah Taken Us?: The Religious Influence of the World’s Most Famous Woman, Thomas Nelson Inc, 2011, p. 122, ISBN: 9781595553089

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments [first teachings] of the world, and not after Christ.
-Colossians 2:8

The above quotation comes from an author describing Oprah Winfrey’s foundation for her new-age spiritualist beliefs, which are heavily influenced by atheist Helen Schucman. We also saw how the new-age spiritualist heretic Marianne Williamson was mentioned as promoting A Course in Miracles, and Oprah has been influenced by both, which is why she refers to Marianne Williamson in backing up her false doctrine:

OPRAH:Marianne Williamson says in her book, Return to Love, that we’re always walking in the direction of one or the other, that all of your actions in life, you’re either moving toward the darkness or you’re moving toward the light. She calls it fear and love…one of the mistakes human beings make is believing that there is only one way to live, and that we don’t accept that there are diverse ways of being in the world, that there are millions of ways to be a human being-
WOMAN 1:Well then how do you please God?
OPRAH:There are many ways, many paths, to what you call God. Her path might be something else, and when she gets there, she might call it the light, but her loving and her kindness and her generosity–if it brings her to the same point that it brings you, it doesn’t matter whether she called it God along the way or not.
WOMAN 1:And I guess the danger that could be in that–I mean it sounds great on the onset, but if you really look at both sides-
OPRAH:There couldn’t possibly be just one way.
WOMAN 2:What about Jesus?
OPRAH:What about Jesus?
WOMAN 2:You say there isn’t only one way. There is one way, and only one way, and that is through Jesus.
OPRAH:There couldn’t possibly be just one way.
WOMAN 2:Because you say there isn’t. Because you say, you intellectuatlize it and say there isn’t. If you don’t believe that, you’re all buying into the lie.

I’d like to point out that there is one thing Oprah said that was true; she said IF the works one does (e.g. kindness, lovingness, generosity) gets one to the same heaven as a born-again Christian, then it really doesn’t matter whether people call it “God” or not. Yes, if God’s Word was a works-based salvation, then she would be correct, but the problem is the Bible doesn’t teach that:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
-Ephesians 2:8-9

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
-Matthew 7:13-14

Of course, this is why Oprah doesn’t do open shows like that anymore, however, she does invite other pantheists who agree with her, such as Rick Warren. Warren appeared on Oprah’s Lifeclass, which is a cesspool of false doctrine.
First of all, just his appearance on anything Oprah has hosted should be enough to keep away a discerning Christian, but also, Rick Warren does not present the truth of Christ in these sessions, which is apparent when reading the testimony of a Muslim in the audience, who begins his statement by quoting Warren:
“‘You can waste your life. You can spend your life. Or you can invest your life. The best use of your life is to invest it in that which will outlast it. Invest it in serving others. And that’s what it means to live a purpose-driven life.’ This last quote really struck home with me. Islam is all about living a purpose-driven life. Our purpose on this earth is to worship God [Islam’s pagan moon god ‘Allah’] and live in a manner that is pleasing to Him. And that includes using our talent and wealth to make a positive impact on the less fortunate. By the end of the program, tears had been shed, ‘hallelujahs’ were cried out and souls were opened up to the possibility of living for something more in this life. I, along with the majority-female audience, left the show that day with a renewed sense of purpose and much spiritual food for thought. Aha overload indeed!”
-Wardah Khalid, “‘I have Aha Moment Exhaustion!’ My Afternoon With Oprah and Pastor Rick Warren,” Oct 12, 2012, retrieved Nov 11, 2014, [huffingtonpost.com/wardah-khalid/aha-moment-exhaustion-afternoon-with-oprah-and-rick-warren_b_1953000.html]

Muslims can recognize their pagan moon god in Warren’s teachings. The reason for this is because when Warren is asked for specific information on “God,” he gives them a vague answer:
“What was really hard to watch is when a woman in Norway Skyped to say she realized she needed God but wanted to know who God is and she asked, ‘What should I do?’…Instead of giving the gospel, Rick Warren seemed uncomfortable and finally just said something like, ‘Go to God and find your purpose.’ It was a terrible moment! The woman looked surprised and sad, like she was expecting something else. I prayed for her later and am hoping that the many Christians who witnessed this will pray for her. Not only that, but when Oprah referred to God, as she often did, Rick Warren agreed with her as though she was referring to the biblical God, which she was not.”
-Marcia Montenegro, “Rick Warren and Joel Osteen Join Hands With Oprah,” Oct 6, 2012, retrieved Nov 11, 2014, [solasisters.com/2012/10/rick-warren-and-joel-osteen-join-hands_6.html]

The reason I wanted to show all these quotations is to demonstrate that Warren’s “god” is a multi-purpose god that can be applied to anything and everyone, just as pantheists believe. The funny part about Warren’s pantheistic “God is in everything” statement we read earlier is that he contradicts his own previous teachings back in 1997:
“God is not in everything. You hear this all the time. Everything is in God and God’s in everything. That’s a bunch of baloney! God is not in everything. God created everything. No doubt about that. But God is not in everything and everything is not God. That is called pantheism. It’s about 5000 years old. The most ignorant groups of people bought into this.”
-Rick Warren, “Developing Trust,” 1997, retrieved Nov 11, 2014 [www.brandonweb.com/sermons/sermonpages/deuteronomy13.htm]; See also Tamara Hartzell, In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity, Xlibris Corporation, 2007, p. 122, ISBN: 9781425736262

In case there are any fanboys or fangirls out there who support Warren and hate that I’m teaching he’s a pantheist, there’s a quote directly from Warren defining his own teaching as pantheistic.

Rick Warren Endorses Masters of Yoga, Sex Magic, and Meditation
Recently, Rick Warren has joined forces with a man called “Dr. Amen:”
“The Centers for Disease Control says nearly half of all Americans suffer from chronic obesity, which is part of what inspired Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to join forces with Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman to create ‘The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life.’… He thought to himself that ‘we are all fat,’ and that he himself was overweight too. He said that’s where the idea for ‘The Daniel Plan’ came from and he asked his church members if they wanted to lose weight with him… ‘The Daniel Plan adds three additional things to the traditional health and fitness program. Most programs deal with food and exercise, but we say human beings are a lot more complex than that,’ said Warren. ‘There are emotional reasons why you eat. There are spiritual reasons why you eat. There are mental reasons. So we added faith and focus and friends – or accountability, and changing the way you think and a spiritual motivation.’ Warren also said that they believethese added elements are the things that will keep people going, because most diets are based on will-power, which he thinks ‘eventually doesn’t work.’… However, it’s not just about support. [Dr.] Amen told the co-hosts that weight loss is often connected to the human brain.”
-Shoshana Davis, “Rick Warren, co-authors discuss their diet program, ‘The Daniel Plan’,” CBS News, Dec 4, 2013, retrieved Jan 8, 2016, [cbsnews.com/news/rick-warren-co-authors-on-their-diet-program-the-daniel-plan]Daniel Amen wrote a book called The Brain in Love, in which he endorses something called “tantra yoga,” which in simple terms is sex yoga. If you decide to do research into this subject, I would exercise caution in what you look for because you’ll mostly find pornography, but the websites that have “tantra specialists” use tantra as a part of black magic rituals to cast spells.After discussing sexual connections in the brain, Amen writes in his book:
“Best known in the West are the several forms of tantra yoga in which worship services take the form of sexual rituals featuring slow, nonorgasmic intercourse as a prelude to an experience of the divine. This broad category of tantric sex ritualism, which derives from the pre-Hindu religions of Shaktism and Shaivism, has in turn produced two schools of practice: the ‘right hand path,’ a meditational, monogamous rite; and the ‘left hand path,’ in which dozens–or more–couples engage in the ritual sex act at the same time, sometimes following the lead of a pair of teachers.”
-Daniel G. Amen, The Brain in Love: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life, Three Rivers Press, 2009, p. 146, ISBN: 9780307587893I know this may not sound as sophisticated as Dr. Amen might prefer, but where I come from, that’s called a sex orgy. He then goes on in his book to recommend potions for love and sex, which is complete witchcraft. This man was hand-picked by Rick Warren to minister to his congregation. What things do you think they’ll learn from Dr. Amen?In addition, we saw Dr. Mark Hyman mentioned, and he was nominated to be on President Obama’s health advisory group, which should tell you just about everything you need to know about how wicked Hyman really is. Hyman’s job in Warren’s church is to turn people on to Buddhist meditation:
“Mindful meditation is a powerful well-researched tool, developed by Buddhists”
-Mark Hyman, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First, Simon and Schuster, 2008, p. 384, ISBN: 9781416549710To put a cherry on top of the sin sundae, Rick Warren also gets Oprah’s pet Dr. Mehmet Oz to join his trio. I don’t want to turn this into an expose on Dr. Oz, because that’s something I may do separately in the future, but Oz has had witches on his show performing psychic medium cold readings.
(See Dr. Oz, “Psychic Medium Laura Lynne Jackson Does a Reading,” Nov 9, 2015, retrieved Jan 8, 2016, [doctoroz.com/episode/bobby-brown-opens-about-his-life-after-bobbi-kristina?video_id=4603118652001])These are the things that Warren is allowing men to minister into the Saddleback Church congregation in addition to their diets. Not only is it a total abomination in the sight of God, but we have to ask ourselves, if Rick Warren is promoting these things, how much of this stuff has he participated in himself?

The all-inclusive “God is in everything” message makes charismatic speakers a lot of money, and makes them very popular, because it is so highly esteemed by men, and I’m sure it didn’t take Warren long to figure that out. This message of “whatever you say and do, it’s okay because you’ll go to heaven,” is a feel-good message that scratches the itching ears of Warren’s listeners, and gives them a justification to make up in their mind an idol that they call “God” after themselves, based on their own thoughts and feelings.

These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
-Psalm 50:21

And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
-Luke 16:15

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
-2 Timothy 4:3-4

They falsely believe that their “hallelujahs” are giving praise to God, but He is not hearing their pagan mouths or seeing their pagan hands. When the Jews turned to their idols and pagan concepts, the Lord God told them the following:

Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
-Isaiah 1:14-15

In summary, Rick Warren makes sure that everything he teaches is compatible with most of the pagan religions around the world. All this is in effort to cut out any Gospel of Christ in hopes to give the world a new purpose together in a One-World Religion under Satan.

Exposing The Purpose-Driven Church

Let’s begin by listing some interesting facts about The Purpose-Driven Life, which is Warren’s most well-known accomplishment. It’s published by a company called “Zondervan,” which is owned by HarperCollins Christian Publishing, who are also responsible for publishing the Satanic Bible by Anton LeVey, who started the First Church of Satan.
(See Anton LaVey, Satanic Bible, Harper Collins, 1976, ISBN: 9780380015399)

In many other teachings and articles, I have warned Christians to beware of people who use multiple new-age bible versions in their teachings because they often switch back and forth to get their texts to say what they want it to say. (i.e. They don’t care about the absolute truth of doctrine.) Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life uses 15 different new-age versions to create whatever paraphrasing he thinks best supports his heretical teachings.
(See Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Zondervan, 2006, ISBN: 9780310276999

“This book contains nearly a thousand quotations from Scripture. I have intentionally varied the Bible translations used… we often miss the full impact of familiar Bible verses, not because of poor translating, but simply because they have become so familiar… Therefore, I have deliberately used paraphrases in order to help you see God’s truth in new, fresh ways.”
-Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Kenneth Dorn, 2012, Appendix 3, ISBN: 9780310335504

Rick Warren’s foundational training is already based on heresies, and now he’s going to mix and match verses from many different new-age versions in order to get the text to say what he wants it to say. What most of Warren’s readers actually end up learning is his paraphrasing, which is not the Word of God, and does not contain the truth.

And it’s not just Warren’s use of new-age versions, he also specifically attacks the King James Bible:
[In Warren’s section on “Preaching to the Unchurched,” he tells people to:] “Read Scripture from a newer translation. With all the wonderful translations and paraphrases available today, there is no legitimate reason for complicating the Good News with four-hundred-year-old English. Using the King James Version creates an unnecessary cultural barrier… I once saw an advertisement that claimed if King James were alive today, he’d be reading the New International Version! That’s probably true.”

-Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: Growth Without Compromising Your Message & Mission, Zondervan, 1995, p. 297, ISBN: 9780310201069

According to Rick Warren, ANY version is acceptable, EXCEPT the King James Bible. However, Warren’s precious NIV says: “I beat my body and make it my slave,” in 1Cor 9:27, and the only reason Warren isn’t teaching his congregation that they need to flog themselves is because he doesn’t “paraphrase” it that way. (i.e. It doesn’t matter what the text says, Warren will go to another version until he finds something he likes.)

Again, I highly recommend reading our article, “Why I Use The King James Bible,” in order to get the full understanding of why Rick Warren is so far out of line here. What he’s claiming is preposterous on so many levels, it would take too much space to cover it all in this teaching, but being that the NIV was translated from the corrupt documentation out of the Roman Catholic Church, it’s willful ignorance, pride, and laziness that leads people away from the sanctified Word of God in the KJB.

Not only does he turn the Bible into alphabet soup, but Warren (in The Purpose Driven Life) also quotes from a long list of incredibly worldly apostates and heretics to back up his claims:

(Read Fantasy Novels: Invitations to Hell – C.S. Lewis” here at creationliberty.com for more

      • Mother Teresa (Read Wolves in Costume: Mother Teresa” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)
      • Aldous Huxley; Evolutionist and drug-addict; not a Christian. (p. 248)
      • Brother Lawrence; Roman Catholic mystic; not a Christian. (p. 88)
      • Madame Guyon; 17th century Roman Catholic mystic; not a Christian. (p. 193)
      • Anais Nin; 20th century author of female erotica; not a Christian. (p. 41)
      • Henri Nouwen; 20th century Roman Catholic priest; not a Christian. (p. 108, 269)

(See Rick Warren,

The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

    , Zondervan, 2002, ISBN: 9780310205715)

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
-1 Corinthians 1:17

Many people think that a “wise” quote from a man is equivalent to Biblical teaching. It’s not. When people focus on the use of “wisdom of words” from men, especially heretics, it makes the cross of Christ of none effect.

There is a heavy implication in the book that those who would dare to question Rick Warren are people who do not fulfill God’s purpose, don’t love others, and don’t focus on important issues. Warren was asked how he deals with critiques, or in other words, people who would rebuke him for his heresies:
“He advised that if the criticism is true, leaders should listen and learn from it. If it is untrue, ignore it, he added.”
-Nicola Menzie, “Rick Warren Talks Leadership Traps, Handling ‘Haters and Critics’ at Hillsong Conference,”Christian Post, July 2, 2013, retrieved Jan 7, 2016, [christianpost.com/news/rick-warren-talks-leadership-traps-handling-haters-and-critics-at-hillsong-conference-99247]

That’s obvious for anyone in any field doing anything; he’s just giving a vague answer. What I want people to notice is that he doesn’t tell them to search the Scriptures for truth, nor does he say that anywhere in the interview, but rather that people decide for themselves if something is true or not. (i.e. If they don’t like the message, then it becomes “untrue.”)

“Conflict is usually a sign that the focus has shifted to less important issues, things the Bible calls ‘disputable matters.’ When we focus on personalities, preferences, interpretations, styles, or methods, division always happens. But if we concentrate on loving each other and fulfilling God’s purposes, harmony results.”
-Rick Warren, The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Zondervan, 2002, p. 162, ISBN: 9780310205715

It’s important to point out this commonly-referenced Scripture about “disputable matters” in Romans 14, because that’s not what it says.

Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
-Romans 14:1-2

I’ve had numerous preachres (and their wives) use that same phrasing about “disputable matters.” Typically, when you hear someone use that phrase, you can tell they’ve been trained in new-age doctrine. The Bible actually says “doubtful disputations,” with doubtful meaning ambiguous,

doubtful (adj): ambiguous, not clear in its meaning, uncertain
disputation (n): argumentation, opposition, controversy
(See ‘doubtful’ & ‘disputation’, American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828, retrieved Mar 12, 2016 [webstersdictionary1828.com])

A man who approaches others with vague accusations is an example of a man who is of doubtful disputation, and we are not to receive those men, but if it’s over something simple like the eating of meat, there ought not to be bickering among one another. I’ve heard people condemn those who eat meat, and other people condemn those who don’t eat meat; yes, I’ve heard both sides of the coin from different preachers. These are the doubtful disputations Paul is referring to, men coming to one another with vague accusations that neither party can prove, but that’s not what Rick Warren is talking about.

Warren takes the phrase “disputable matters” from a new-age version, and that phrase has a completely different meaning; a subjective one. In other words, Warren may listen to the Biblical rebuke of someone exposing his heresy, but he will ignore it because he will call it a “disputable matter,” or a matter that is not worth calling into question.

What Warren ignores are these verses:

Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees… Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
-Matthew 16:6-12

For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake… This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
-Titus 1:10-13

Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality [i.e. playing favorites].
-1 Timothy 5:20-21

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them… But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
-Ephesians 5:11-13

“Nothing on earth is more valuable to God than his church. He paid the highest price for it, and he wants it protected, especially from the devastating damage that is caused by division, conflict, and disharmony.”
(See Rick Warren, The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Zondervan, 2002, p. 162, ISBN: 9780310205715)

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
-Luke 12:51

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offencescontrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
-Romans 16:17-18

Notice the words “contrary to,” which means there is an offense and division that is of the Lord Jesus Christ, and an offense and division contrary to (or against) the Lord Jesus Christ. Rick Warren believes that all division is bad, and that’s because he’s not of God and has no idea what sanctification means in the Bible.
(Read “Did Christ Come to Bring Peace?” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

When Warren says that division causes “devastating damage,” he is (in his ignorance) accusing Jesus Christ of doing devastating damage to His own Church. It’s no wonder he would make such statements when he eliminates the Biblical concept of righteous judgment in his teachings:
“God warns us over and over not to criticize, compare, or judge each other… When you criticize what another believer is doing in faith and from sincere conviction, you are interfering with God’s business.”
(See Rick Warren, The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Zondervan, 2002, p. 164, ISBN: 9780310205715)

In case you didn’t fully understand what Warren just said: If anyone says to you, “God told me this,” you are not to question them under any circumstance, or you are not following God. In fact, not only are you not following God for daring to question the man/woman that said this to you, but you’re actually working against God; that’s Warren’s teaching.

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
-1 Corinthians 2:14-15

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
-John 7:24

Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
-Luke 12:57

Warren has to destroy the concept of Biblical judgment because if people start doing it, they’ll realize he’s a fraud. That’s why he has to keep people away from sanctification, and why he has to juggle many new-age bible versions, so people will not have knowledge of the Christian God of the Bible, following Warren instead of Christ. Repentance, sanctification, discernment; all these things require righteous judgment learned from the Word of God, and Warren turns people from these things into his “purpose-driven” cult.
(Read “Unbiblical Cop-Outs: Don’t Judge Me!” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Rick Warren has not only stripped the important distinguishing qualities of a Christian from his “ministry,” but he has also taught church buildings to restructure everything they do to make it more attractive to the world. Noah Hutchings wrote a book called The Dark Side of the Purpose Driven Church, in which he studied the hidden structure in which pastors are encouraged to completely change the way their church building operates. He describes 24 general changes church buildings need to make to become a Rick Warren church, which I would like to review.
-Noah Hutchings, The Purpose-Driven Plan to Destroy The Church, retrieved Jan 7, 2016, [swrc.com/media/pdfs/Going%20PDC.pdf]

  • “1. Change in music to a contemporary rock style.”

Warren wants to use things that sound more appealing to the world.

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
-1 John 2:15

Warren loves the world, and the things of the world, and he wants followers who love the world and the things of the world. These are the beginning steps of gathering together false converts.
(Read “What’s Wrong With Christian Rock?” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

  • “2. Removal of hymn books; eliminating the choir.”

A choir is totally unnecessary in the first place, so that doesn’t really matter. However, the removal of hymn books is important to Warren because many of those hymns have phrasing that borrows from the King James Bible, and as we read earlier, he doesn’t want people reading it.

  • “3. Replacement of organ and piano with heavy metal instruments.”

I want to make sure the reader understands that one of the first things Warren targets is the music because he knows it can be used to manipulate crowds. Music can be a wonderful tool, or it can be a hypnotic deception.

  • “4. Repetitive singing of praise lyrics.”

This is what the Bible refers to as “vain repetitions.”

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
-Matthew 6:7

There’s nothing wrong with singing a song, don’t misunderstand, but the purpose of this repetitiveness is to deceive the people. A good preacher I used to know called this “7-11 music,” or in other words, it’s seven words repeated eleven times. That kind of music has no substance for understanding, but it is rather designed to put people in a trance of emotion in their hearts.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
-Jeremiah 17:9

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
-Proverbs 28:26

Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
-1 Corinthians 14:20

These vain repetitions Warren is introducing are seen in wicked religions all around the world, including Catholicism, Islam, and Buddhism. Hindus call it a “mantra,” which is words or sounds repeated over and over. The more this is done, the more someone relies on the feelings of their heart instead of the understanding of their minds.

  • “5. Dressing down to casual and informal attire.”

Some readers may object to me saying this, but this one never really struck me as evil in any way, although it would depend on what he means by “dressing down.” If it includes inappropriate dress, either through images on the clothing, or a lack of clothing in areas that would require it, then I would be strictly against it. However, the main point is that Warren wants people to come as they are, but more importantly, to STAY as they are, and that’s the heresy.

They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
-John 17:16

It’s not that “dressing down” necessarily makes an individual more like the world, but in this particular instance, Warren is trying to get all church-goers and non-church-goers alike to dress the same, to make them equal, so there is no difference between the members of the church building and the outsiders. In short, it’s another way to get Warren’s church to look more like the world.

  • “6. Eliminating of business meetings, church committees, council of elders, board of deacons, etc.”

This one sounds great initially, for those of us who understand the wickedness of 501c3, but keep in mind, Warren is focusing this specifically onto 501c3 church buildings. What he’s really doing is attempting to eliminate the elders, which is more heresy, and emphasize a single-head authority under the pastor (i.e. himself), which is no different than a priesthood.
(Read “Is the One-Pastor Church System Biblical?” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

  • “7. The pastor, or a new leader with a few assistants, usually four, takes charge of all church business.”

See what I mean? His goal is to have a chief take dominion over the church buildings.

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
-Matthew 20:25-28

It’s not difficult to see where Warren is going with this, and it’s the complete opposite of what Christ taught us.

  • “8. A repetitive 40-day Purpose Driven Church study program stressing psychological relationships with each other, the community, or the world, begins.”

Repetitive means that they keep the program on cycle continually, and this study program is founded on the principles Warren has laid out in his so-called “Peace Plan.”

Warren & Satan’s PEACE Plan
“The P.E.A.C.E. Plan, a ‘Purpose-driven-Missions’ Global plan started by mega-church pastor Rick Warren, is a massive outreach effort led by small groups tofight the five major global evil giants of today – spiritual blindness (emptiness), corrupt leadership, poverty, disease, and ignorance (illiteracy) – through the strategies and means of church planting, servant-leaders equipping, assisting the poor, caring for the sick and educating the next generation, respectively. ‘This is why God made me,’ says Warren, according to Purpose Driven ministries. ‘Everything else I have done was simply preparation for the PEACE Plan.'”
-Pearl Onishi, “P.E.A.C.E. Plan to be Revealed at Pilot Briefing,” Christian Post, Sept 2, 2005, retrieved Jan 7, 2016, [christianpost.com/news/p-e-a-c-e-plan-to-be-revealed-at-pilot-briefing-3836]It sounds so good on the surface, but as we’ve already seen, Rick Warren has a perverted version of “spiritual sight” and “good leadership.” The problem is that those who would teach the truth of Christ’s Gospel are considered “spiritually blind” and “corrupt people” in the eyes of Rick Warren, because those born-again Christians have learned from the Word of God that division and sanctification is necessary to keep the Body of Christ pure, holy, and presentable before the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Read “Did Christ Come to Bring Peace?” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)Warren announced his PEACE plan at his 25th Saddleback Church anniversary, and opened the service by singing Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze.
“‘You know,’ Warren said, grabbing the microphone, ‘there are two things I’ve always wanted to do in a stadium.’ He turned his body sideways, playing an imaginary guitar, and belted out the first few lines of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze.'”
-Malcolm Gladwell, “The Cellular Church: How Rick Warren’s congregation grew,” The New Yorker, Sept 12, 2005, retrieved Jan 12, 2016, [newyorker.com/magazine/2005/09/12/the-cellular-church]

The demon-possessed Jimi Hendrix said:
“Things like witchcraft, which is a form of exploration and imagination, have been banned by the establishment and called evil. It’s because people are frightened to find out the full power of the mind.”
-Jimi Hendrix, quoted by Curtis Knight, Jimi: An Intimate Biography of Jimi Hendrix, Praeger, 1974, p. 127, ISBN: 9780275198800″I can explain everything better through music. You hypnotize people and when you get people at their weakest point, you can preach into the subconscious what we want to say. That’s why the name ‘electric church’ flashes in and out.”

-Jimi Hendrix, “An Infinity of Jimis,” LIFE Magazine, Vol. 67, No. 14, Time Inc, Oct 3, 1969, p. 74, ISSN: 0024-3019

Warren starts off by quoting the words of devils, then later tells everyone in his audience:
“My hope is for a new reformation in the Church and a new spiritual awakening throughout the world.”
-Rick Warren, quoted by Dan Wooding, “Author of Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren, Unveils Peace Plan to Mobilize One Billion Believers in a Worldwide Spiritual Awakening,” Breaking Christian News, Apr 18, 2005, retrieved Jan 12, 2016, [breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=563]

Understand that most of what Warren says is vague and can be interpreted in a variety of ways. It is precisely this vagueness that allows all pagan unbelievers everywhere, even those who falsely claim to be of Christ, to be united under a common belief of “change,” but vague change, just like Barack Obama and his “change” campaign.

Rick Warren’s peace plan has nothing to do with belief and doctrine of Christ, to lead sinners to repentance, but rather, it is founded on works:
“I’m looking for a second reformation. The first reformation of the church 500 years ago was about beliefs. This one is going to be about behavior. The first one was about creeds. This one is going to be about deeds. It is not going to be about what does the church believe, but about what is the church doing.”
-Rick Warren, “Rick Warren’s Second Reformation,” Belief Net, retrieved Jan 12, 2015, [beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/2005/10/Rick-Warrens-Second-Reformation.aspx]Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?… Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
-Matthew 16:5-12

But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in… Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves… Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
-Matthew 23:13-27

As we have already read, Rick Warren yokes together with Hindus, Muslims, atheists, and any other brand of wicked thinking and practices to accomplish his goals for a false peace founded on a lies. He is the embodiment of the hypocrite Christ is accusing for being inwardly dead in his sins, on his way to hell, helping others into the lake of fire, and still working to make himself appear clean on the outside, taking the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in vain by calling himself a “Christian.”

Like Robert Schuller before him, Rick Warren is yet another stepping stone for the world to walk the path to the one-world religion and one-world order of the final antichrist.

  • “9. Funded budgeted programs are abandoned, or ignored, with ambiguous financial reports made.”

First, let’s make sure we know what ambiguous means:

ambiguous (adj): open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; lacking clearness or definiteness; difficult to comprehend; uncertain
(See ‘ambiguous’, Random House Dictionary, 2016, [www.dictionary.com]; See also Collins English Dictionary, 10th Edition, William Collins Sons & Co, 2012)

The financial reports will be fairly vague to all the church-goers. Many of the programs a church building has will get abandoned because the pastor now gets to decide where all money goes, and everything will be focused on tithe instead of charity, but also any financial reports must not give specific details that would cause anyone to doubt that the pastor is doing what’s right. (i.e. deception to keep the masses in line)
(Read “Is Tithe a Christian Requirement?” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

  • “10. Sunday morning, evening, and/or Wednesday prayer meetings are changed to other times; some may even be eliminated.”

The rearranging of prayer meetings is to get people off of regular prayer that is not personally overseen and approved by the commander-in-chief pastor. This pastor will even eliminate prayer meetings if he deems them to be a threat to his authority, or a conflict of interest to the false converts he’s trying to gather together.

  • “11. Sunday School teachers are moved to different classes, or replaced by new teachers more sympathetic with the changes being implemented.”

If you’re a Bible-believing born-again Christian working to educate others on the doctrines of Christ, which conflict with Rick Warren’s teachings, then you will be removed from teaching and replaced with someone who is on board with Rick Warren’s one-world goals. In other words, if you rightly divide the word of truth, you’ll be kicked out.

  • “12. The name “Sunday School” is dropped and classes are given new names.”

I really don’t care what they’re called, and I don’t believe the Lord Jesus Christ does either. However, what we need to keep in mind about this is NOT whether or not “Sunday School” is some kind of holy name that cannot change; this is about Rick Warren seeking to make the church buildings more of the world than ever before. Warren simply wants worldly unbelievers to be comfortable coming into his buildings and giving money to be entertained and uplifted in their sin.

  • “13. Crosses and other traditional Christian symbols may be removed from both the inside and outside of the church building. The pulpit may also be removed.”

First, concerning the symbols, I’m actually in strong favor of that, but not for the same reasons as Warren. In our teaching on symbols, we have demonstrated that the so-called “Christian” symbols, like the cross and “Jesus fish,” are actually pagan in origin and nature, and the Bible specifically points out that we ought not to use and refer to those things as “Christian” in any sense. Warren is not removing these symbols for the purpose of cleansing the church because he falsely believes that these symbols are Christian symbols; but rather what he is doing is trying to disconnect every idea about Christianity in the Bible from the church buildings in order to get them to appeal more to worldly, sinful people. (i.e. He’s doing the right thing in this instance, but for the wrong reason; which doesn’t make it right.)
(Read “Christian Symbols Are Not Christian” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
-Acts 17:29

More evidence of Warren’s disconnection to Christianity is the removal of the pulpits. The pulpit was originally designed as a podium to place the Bible on (back when Bibles used to be really big, much bigger than Bibles we see today), so everyone could hear the reading of the Word of God, and thus, Warren wants to eliminate that concept of Scripture reading. (i.e. Although it is not wrong to remove them, he’s doing it for the wrong reasons.)

  • “14. In accordance with Dr. Warren’s instructions, new version Bibles are used; or only verses flashed on a screen are referenced during regular services.”

We covered this earlier, that Rick Warren doesn’t want anyone reading the King James Bible, so he puts everyone under whatever new-age version he feels like quoting at the time. It creates a false unity under Warren’s paraphrasing, instead of unity on the preserved Word of God.

  • “15. Purpose Driven Church films, purchased from Saddleback, precede or are used during regular services.”

Warren has to make sure that all pastors use his videos to subliminally control the audience with his false message.

  • “16. The decor, including the carpets, may be changed to eliminate any resemblance to the former church.”

Again, this is another one that doesn’t matter. The church buildings themselves are a senseless overhead that is unnecessary, and typically houses false converts who don’t understand that the temple of God is in the body, not a building. These are costs that are a complete waste in the eyes of the Lord Jesus Christ, and no amount of decor and carpeting is going to save people from the wrath of God.

  • “17. The word ‘church’ is often taken from the name of the church, and the church may be called a ‘campus’. Denominational names may also be removed.”

Again, the name of something or a denomination, all of these things are frivolous and vanity, but because they carry a “Christian” connotation in the eyes of the public, therefore, Warren wants to disassociate his cult from them.

  • “18. An emphasis on more fun and party sessions for the youth.”

Because what the Bible says is irrelevant according to Warren:

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
-James 4:8-10

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
-Galatians 5:19-21

revel (v): to feast with loose and clamorous merriment
(See ‘perish’, American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828, retrieved Jan 12, 2016 [webstersdictionary1828.com])

Though the Bible says to mourn and weep and be afflicted for the purpose of humbling ourselves before God and the truth of His Word, Warren wants lead these teenagers deeper into the world by cranking up the parties and encouraging the reveling. Increasing the parties, music, and other worldly inventions keeps people from examining themselves.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
-2 Corinthians 13:5

reprobate (n): a person abandoned to sin
(See ‘reprobate’, American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828, retrieved Jan 12, 2016 [webstersdictionary1828.com])

Warren simply wants a mega-church in which people come in with their sins, and learn to justify their sins by getting approval of their sins by a priest overseer they call “pastor.” This will be incredibly appealing to a lustful, untempered crowd of young men and women.

  • “19. Elimination of altar calls or salvation invitations at the close of the services.”

The altar calls are totally unbiblical anyway, but the message of salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ needs to be removed from Warren’s church buildings because they don’t match the Hindu and Muslim ways. Anything that would eliminate paganism from the church (e.g. the Word of God) must be removed from Warren’s organization.

  • “20. The elimination of such words as ‘unsaved,’ ‘lost,’ ‘sin,’ ‘Hell,’ ‘Heaven,’ and other Gospel verities from the pastor’s messages.”

There is no such thing as an unsaved person in Warren’s eyes. Sure, Warren has spoken of hell, but he also believes everyone goes to heaven eventually, so there’s a problem.

I had originally prepared a bunch of quotations here on a teaching Rick Warren did called “How to Be Certain You’re Going to Heaven,” but I decided not to quote anything specific in it because it was a total waste of my time in which he didn’t actually answer that question as much as he addressed the question, “How to know if God loves you.” After putting up with a half hour of his boasting about football stars calling him, and his three-minute long commercials with the “buy our stuff” message, in short, he answered the question of how to know God loves you by saying:
“He wants you to feel it; to experience it; to understand it; to feel it in your soul. Most people have never felt the unconditional love of God. Because when you feel it, it transforms your life… the day you actually feel totally loved by God, after that day, you will never again have to deal with inferiority, or insecurity, or low self-esteem, or the depression that comes from a feeling of worthlessness.”
-Rick Warren, “How to Be Certain You’re Going to Heaven,” Daily Hope with Rick Warren, Part 1, Jan 12, 2015, [rickwarren.org/listen/player/?bid=3bde68cd-2242-42e9-8970-1f9c4391cb3b]

This message is the “feel-good” message that is in direct opposition to the Word of God. There is no repentance of sin whatsoever.

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
-Romans 7:24

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
-Revelation 3:17

Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
-Isaiah 51:1

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
-Psalm 8:4

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
-Acts 17:30

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
-Acts 8:22

Warren preaches a message that God does not hate any man, and that is simply not true.

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
-Proverbs 6:16-19

As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
-Romans 9:13

So not only does Rick Warren have no understanding of what love is in the Bible, but he also doesn’t answer the question for people about how they can know they’re going to heaven. He automatically assumes everyone who listens to him is saved and going to heaven, and they just need to trust in their hearts to “feel” a warm, happy fun-time feeling inside, and if they feel that, then they’re going to heaven.

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
-Proverbs 28:26

I would highly recommend readers to check out our article “False Doctrine: Learn to Love Yourself,” and study the Word of God carefully about the definitions of love in Scripture. This false doctrine is no different than Mormonism, when they say in order to know if their church is true, you need feel a “burning in the bosom.”

  • “21. The reclassification of the saved and lost to the ‘churched’ and ‘unchurched.'”

In Warren’s eyes, no one is saved or unsaved, you simply go to church, or you don’t. The beliefs do not matter to Warren, and more evidence of this was presented during his speech to a “Faith Angle” conference in Florida, 2005:
“So then I asked myself, what kind of church are we going to be? And I decided, why don’t we be a church for people who hate church? And so I went out and for twelve weeks I went door to door, and I knocked on homes for about 12 weeks and just took an opinion poll. I had a survey with me. I just said, ‘My name is Rick Warren. I’m not here to sell you anything, I’m not here to convert you, I’m not here to witness to you. I just want to ask you three or four questions. Question number one: Are you an active member of a local church – of any kind of religion – synagogue, mosque, whatever?’ If they said yes, I said, ‘Great, God bless you, keep going,’ and I politely excused myself and went to the next home. When I’d find somebody who’d say, ‘No, I don’t go anywhere,’ I’d say, ‘Perfect; you’re just the kind of guy I want to talk to. This is great, you don’t go anywhere. So let me ask you a question. Why do you think most people don’t attend church?’ And I just wrote the answers down. I asked, ‘If you were looking for a church, what kind of things would you look for?’ And I’d just list them.”
-Rick Warren, “Myths of the Modern Megachurch,” Pew Research Center, May 23, 2005, retrieved Jan 13, 2015, [pewforum.org/2005/05/23/myths-of-the-modern-megachurch]

Warren believes in a philosophy of the devil that says if you go to church, you go to heaven, so to him, it’s simply a matter of making the church like the world so people go to church. It’s ridiculous, childish, and totally heretical to any teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, but Warren believes it anyway because he doesn’t have a love of the truth.

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; becausethey received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
-2 Thessalonians 2:10

In case anyone reading this is still wondering why Rick Warren’s church is so worldly, wonder no more. He went directly to his true master, the world, to get his foundation for his church building.

  • “22. The marginalizing, or ostracizing, of all who are not avid promoters of the new Purpose Driven Program.”

If you’re not with Warren, you’re with the terrorists — just kidding. However, it’s partially true. They won’t kick anyone out of their church building because after all, it’s all-inclusive, but they shun anyone who doesn’t agree with every word of Rick Warren.

  • “23. Closed meetings between the pastor or chosen staff members without any reports made to the general membership.”

You can’t know what they’re doing or why they’re doing it. The only knowledge you will get is what Rick Warren wants you to hear.

Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
-Jeremiah 17:5

In Warren’s church building, you have no choice but to put your trust in him.

  • “24. Open hostility to members who do not openly embrace the new program, or who may have left for another church.”

This is exactly how ex-Mormons have been treated, or anyone else who has been involved in a cult and left, but it doesn’t stop there. Hutchings continues to describe the program, that church building leaders are encouraged to round up and force out anyone who would dare stand up in righteous rebuke of these heretical changes:
“Church Transitions, an associate of Saddleback Church in California, trains the clique initiating the change in eight published steps. The church membership is not to be informed of the transition until the fourth step. After the sixth step in the process of change, if there are some in the church who voice concerns, the following is suggested:

1. Identify those who are resisting the changes;
2. Assess the effectiveness of their opposition;
3. Befriend those who are undecided about the changes;
4. Marginalize more persistent resisters;
5. Vilify those who stay and fight;
6. Establish new rules that will silence all resistance.”
-Noah Hutchings, The Purpose-Driven Plan to Destroy The Church, retrieved Jan 7, 2016, [swrc.com/media/pdfs/Going%20PDC.pdf]

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
-Matthew 5:11

Warren’s church is “united” because they have eliminated any opposition, leaving the press with the false appearance of unity because there’s no one else left to object. This is precisely how dictators are installed in governments, and how corporate cartels push out the competition, so it leaves us begging the question: Where did Rick Warren learn all this?

The Origins of Warren’s Philosophy

There are two primary people that Rick Warren learned his philosophy [i.e. his way of thinking], and one of them is the heretic Robert Schuller:
“An indisputed fact is that I am the founder, really, of the church-growth movement in this country… I advocated and launched what has become known as the marketing approach in Christianity… The secret of winning unchurched people into the church is really quite simple. Find out what would impress the nonchurched in your community and then shape your church to meet their expectations.”
-Robert Schuller, quoted by Gregory A. Pritchard, Willow Creek Seeker Services: Evaluating a New Way of Doing Church, Baker Books, 1995, p. 51 ISBN: 9781441215239

This connection between Warren and Schuller is not well-known today because Warren has made effort to cover up his connection to Schuller. For example, World Net Daily reported in their interview with Warren:
“[Warren said:] ‘I always own up to mistakes that I actually do. I just won’t own up to mistakes that weren’t really a mistake.’ Many false claims, he contended, have taken on a life of their own on Internet blogs, such as assertions he was mentored by positive-thinking pastor Robert Schuller… ‘I’ve only met Robert Schuller twice, I believe. I’ve never had a one-on-one conversation with him. Not once. So how do I even know him?'”
-Art Moore, “Rick Warren: ‘I Always Own Up to Mistakes’,” World Net Daily, Dec 11, 2007, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [wnd.com/2007/12/44969]

I have no doubt that Rick Warren owns up to his mistakes (not his lies though; he does those intentionally), and I wouldn’t argue that he hasn’t had a one-on-one conversation with Schuller. However, he doesn’t have to have met Robert Schuller in order to have been heavily influenced by his doctrine. Rick’s wife Kay gave us more detailed information than Rick was willing to share:

“During his last year in seminary, he and Kay drove west to visit Robert Schuller’s Institute for Church Growth. ‘We had a very stony ride out to the conference,’ she says, because such nontraditional ministry scared her to death. Schuller, though, won them over. ‘He had a profound influence on Rick,’ Kay says. ‘We were captivated by his positive appeal to nonbelievers. I never looked back.'”
-Tim Stafford, “A Regular Purpose-Driven Guy: Rick Warren’s genius is in helping pastors see the obvious,” Christianity Today, Nov 18, 2002, retrieved Jan 8, 2016, [christianitytoday.com/ct/2002/november18/1.42.html?start=3]

Warren is being very careful with his words, knowing that if he says he never had a one-on-one conversation with Schuller, then people will walk away thinking there is no connection between him and Schuller, and people like me are just liars. I have never met and shook hands with Paul the apostle of Christ, but I have been heavily influenced by the things he wrote in the Word of God, and likewise, Warren was heavily influenced by Robert Schuller.

Schuller said:
“What has been accomplished already through this church is phenomenal because of the dedicated members and friends we have. I see the results today of the Institute for Successful Church Leadership which we dared to launch 35 years ago and it is still going strong. Here ministers are inspired to believe in their dreams and to present the good news of the gospel in positive terms. And some of those students are well-known… there’s Rick Warren, a pastor who today is phenomenal. He came to our institute time after time. And in ‘Christianity Today,’ his wife was quoted as saying, ‘When we came to that institute, we were blown away.’ How God has blessed him. And today Rick Warren is blessing millions of people.”
-Robert Schuller, “What Will Be The Future of This Ministry?” Hour of Power, May 15, 2004, retrieved Jan 13, 2015, [hourofpower.org.hk/data/readdata100/readeng-129-text.html]

In fact, Robert Schuller is quoted at the beginning of Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Church:
“I’m praying that every pastor will read this book, believe it, be prepared to stand corrected by it, and change to match its sound, scriptural wisdom. Rick Warren is the one all of us should listen to and learn from.”
-Robert H. Schuller, quoted by Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message and Mission, Zondervan, 2007, ISBN: 9780310294085

Many people don’t realize that Warren graduated from Schuller’s school. This author noted something interesting posted on Robert Schuller’s website back in 2004:
“You’re Invited to Discover a Fantastic New Dream for Your Church! The theme for 2004 Robert H. Schuller Institute for Successful Church Leadership is, If You Can Dream It You Can Do It! Dare to dream that your church can overcome, can succeed, and can make a difference in your community and in your world today… Send your pastors and lay church leaders to the 34th Robert H. Schuller Institute for Successful Church Leadership; which brings together the most prominent pastors who make faith come alive in some of the country’s largest churches, like Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church, and Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, both graduates of the Institute.”
-Warren Smith, Deceived on Purpose, Mountain Stream Press, 2004, p. 80, ISBN: 0-9763492-0-5

So I went to the Hour of Power website, and found this from Schuller:
“The Institute [for Successful Church Leadership] was started out of my love and concern for the pastors and churches that were coming to me for help. Since its beginning, some 50,000 pastors have come and heard the principles for church growth.Among those who attended in those first years are today the pastors of the largest churches in America, including Bill Hybels and Rick Warren…”
-Robert H. Schuller, “The Shoe Can’t Tell The Foot How Big To Grow,” Jan 10, 2010, retrieved Dec 31, 2014, [www.hourofpower.org/messages/detail.php?contentid=5222]

From personal speculation, I believe the reason Warren has disconnected from Schuller is because Schuller ran a very traditional Catholic-style church building. (Most church buildings today are designed after the Catholic Church and they are blind to it.) Because Warren wants to disconnect from anything considered tradition, he also wants to disconnect from Schuller. I also believe it’s partially because Rick Warren wants to get credit for coming up with all this himself, since he loves to be glorified before men.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
-2 Timothy 3:2

This brings us to our next point about the self-esteem doctrine. There are many areas where the teachings of Robert Schuller and Rick Warren line up perfectly, and this is because there is a commonality in philosophy.

“God chooses us to serve his purpose. ‘You did not choose me, but I chose you.’ Our self-esteem is rooted in our divine call. God’s dream for our life and work gives purpose and pride to our life…”
-Robert H. Schuller, Here’s Happiness, C.R. Gibson Company, 1987, p. 1, ISBN: 9780837818269Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and thepride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
-1 John 2:15-16

The self-esteem movement is precisely fulfilling the prophecy of 2 Timothy that men would love themselves. Rick Warren and Robert Schuller have this in common.

“I don’t know any better antidote to low self-esteem than to read God’s Word every day… and apply it in your life.”
-Rick Warren, “Eliminate Negative Self-Talk,” Daily Hope with Rick Warren, May 21, 2014, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [rickwarren.org/devotional/english/eliminate-negative-self-talk_255]

But the Bible tells me the opposite:

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
-Phillipians 2:3-4

Neither Schuller nor Warren teaches a lowliness of mind, to esteem others better than ourselves in humility. If someone reads the actual preserved Word of God in the KJB, they will come away lowly esteeming themselves, which is yet another reason why Warren wants people to throw away the King James Bible.

Furthermore, the grand reputations they have formed for themselves, is condemned in the same chapter:

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient to His death.  Schuller asserted that all men everywhere would get to heaven by any means, no matter which false doctrine they followed. To Schuller, it’s all about making people feel good, and never preaching to them the truth about their sin, as he demonstrated on a Larry King Live interview:
KING: To Victoria, British Columbia, hello.
CALLER: I’d like to know what your position is on gay marriage. I’m not actually a Christian but I was wondering what your positions are.
SCHULLER: I am addicted to excellence, totally committed to excellence. That’s where I’m coming from. It’s a different position on this and any time there’s a controversy, choose the interpretation that is more excellent. And I feel that heterosexual marriage is the more excellent way, and it surely is approved holy by the Holy Bible, and it holds so many more possibilities… I want you to know we’ve had homosexuals as representatives of our church the last 40 years.”
-Larry King & Robert H. Schuller, “Interview with Former President George H.W. Bush; Evangelists Robert Schuller and Son Discuss Ministry,” Jan 23, 2006, retrieved Dec 31, 2014, [transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0601/23/lkl.01.html]

Schuller has the same “come as you are and stay as you are” doctrine that eliminates any repentance. Warren follows along:
“During an interview this week with the Huffington Post… Hill asked Warren if he believes homosexuals will go to Hell, he replied that they will not. ‘No, not because they’re gay,’ he said. ‘We go to Hell because we choose to reject the grace of God.’ When Hill asked what happens to a homosexual that accepts Jesus, Warren responded enthusiastically. ‘He’s going to Heaven!’ he declared. ‘Without a doubt.'”
-Heather Clark, “Rick Warren Uncertain if Homosexual Behavior is Sinful, Says ‘Gays’ Go to Heaven,” Christian News, Nov 29, 2012, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [christiannews.net/2012/11/29/rick-warren-uncertain-if-homosexual-behavior-is-sinful-says-gays-go-to-heaven]

Again, Warren excludes repentance, and the vague term “acceptance” is applied to everyone who says “I accept God.” He believes that a person who claims to be of Christ, and actively lives a sodomite lifestyle, is of God. Warren makes specific effort to yoke himself together with sodomites like Elton John, who asked Warren what would happen if they kissed, to which Warren (jokingly) replied it would be: “The kiss heard ’round the world.'”
-Rick Warren, quoted by Anugrah Kumar, “Rick Warren Says Foreign Gov’ts ‘Not Nearly as Afraid of the Church as’ US; Testifies With Elton John to Urge Congress Not to Cut AIDS Funding,” Christian Post, May 7, 2015, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [christianpost.com/news/rick-warren-foreign-govts-not-nearly-as-afraid-of-the-church-as-us-testifies-with-elton-john-to-urge-congress-not-to-cut-aids-funding-138772]

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
-1 Corinthians 6:9-11

The media, defending Warren, says he was just joking and they attack terrible people like me who would dare to call him out on comments like this, but if an actress walked up to Warren and said, “What if you raped me right now,” and Warren jokingly replied, “I think I’d really enjoy it,” people would suddenly find that to be very offensive and suspicious. However, since the “gay agenda” is such a hot topic in the mainstream right now, anyone can say anything they want in support of gays, and the wicked media is always there to back them up with flattering words.

Schuller and Rick Warren both follow pantheistic teaching that we covered above:
“Yes, God is alive and He is in every single human being!”
-Robert H. Schuller, “The Hour of Power,” broadcast Nov 9, 2003

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
-1 John 4:8

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
-1 John 2:15

There are very few doctrines that Robert Schuller taught that Rick Warren does not currently teach, or at least support in the same manner. However, Robert Schuller hit bankruptcy, whereas Rick Warren is flourishing, and the difference between them leads us to Warren’s next influence, Peter Drucker:
“During the inaugural Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna celebrating Drucker’s 100th birthday in 2009, Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life and founding pastor of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., talked about his mentor’s breadth of influence. ‘I’m often embarrassed at how often I quote Peter Drucker,’ Warren said. ‘He had a way of saying things simply. Peter was far more than the founder of modern management, far more than a brilliant man, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. He was a great soul. If I summed up Peter’s life in three words, it would be integrity, humility and generosity… Peter was the only truly Renaissance man I’ve ever known. He had a way of looking at the world in a systems view that said it all matters.'”
-John H. Ostdick, “Peter Drucker: The Father of Management Theory,” Success, June 7, 2010, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [success.com/article/peter-drucker-the-father-of-management-theory]

“Peter Drucker was actually my mentor for about 25 years, and his birthday is coming up next week – his 100th birthday. He died five years ago at 95, and I spent 25 years going to his house, sitting with him, talking with him on leadership. He had a profound influence on my life. And they asked me to be the keynote speaker in his hometown in Vienna. So I’m going to do that in Austria next week.”
-Rick Warren, quoted in transcript, “The Future of Evangelicals: A Conversation with Pastor Rick Warren,” Pew Research Center, Nov 13, 2009, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [pewforum.org/2009/11/13/the-future-of-evangelicals-a-conversation-with-pastor-rick-warren]

Warren attempts to deny the years of influence he received from Robert Schuller, but is very open about his 25 years of influence from Peter Drucker. Who is Drucker, and why is he so important to Rick?

The Drucker Institute’s official website gives us an overview:
“Peter F. Drucker was a writer, professor, management consultant and self-described ‘social ecologist,’ who explored the way human beings organize themselves and interact much the way an ecologist would observe and analyze the biological world. Hailed by BusinessWeek as ‘the man who invented management,’ Drucker directly influenced a huge number of leaders from a wide range of organizations across all sectors of society. Among the many: General Electric, IBM, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Girl Scouts of the USA, The Salvation Army, Red Cross, United Farm Workers and several presidential administrations.”
Drucker Institute, “Peter Drucker’s Life and Legacy,” retrieved Jan 14, 2016, [druckerinstitute.com/peter-druckers-life-and-legacy]

In case you may not understand from the description on his website, Drucker helped to make several major wicked corporate cartels into what they are today. (e.g. P&G, GE, etc) Drucker’s goal was to aid those who wished to destroy the free market economy the U.S. once had:

“Every few hundred years in Western history there occurs a sharp transformation… Within a few short decades, society rearranges itself–its worldview; its basic values: its social and political structures; its arts; its key institutions. Fifty years later, there is a new world. And the people born then cannot even imagine the world in which their grandparents lived… We are currently living through just such a transformation. It is creating the post-capitalist society.”

-Peter Drucker, quoted in Business 2.0, Vol. 3, Imagine Media, 1998, p. 125, [University of Minnesota]

What readers need to understand is that Drucker, for the most part, invented what we know as the corporate business structure and methods that we experience today in the work place. All the frustrations we have expressed about companies not concerned about their workers, workers’ input being ignored and more focus put on company policy instead, and the general management that many people complain about when working for a company is mostly thanks to Drucker’s influence into the philosophy of business.

Drucker’s overall philosophy was that the individual worker was irrelevant, and that companies should push a worker’s focus into being a part of something bigger than themselves, creating a false feeling of importance, so that they can feel fulfilled to somehow change the world in their otherwise meaningless lives if they simply adhere to company goals. In short, the vision of the company CEO is paramount, and workers should feel important that they carry out his/her vision. Based on everything we’ve read about Rick Warren so far, this should be making a lot of sense to readers, since his entire “Purpose Driven Church” is based on that same concept.

Later in his life, Drucker, desiring to make a difference in the world, slightly turned from the corporate businesses, and focused his attention to non-profit corporations. He believed that non-profit church corporations (i.e. mega-churches) could solve the problems of the world by developing in the same way as the business corporation.
(Read “501c3: The Devil’s Church” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Drucker said:
“Society needs a return to spiritual values–not to offset the material but to make it fully productive. However remote its realization for the great mass of mankind, there is today the promise of material abundance or at least of material sufficiency. There is the vision of economic development by means of which man can break the fetters of want that have always made Mammon the master rather than the servant of man. To what ends then should we use the material?”
-Peter Drucker, Landmarks of Tomorrow: A Report on the New, Transaction Publishers, 2011, p. 264, ISBN: 9781412814133

You can see Drucker’s philosophical struggle about materialism being the motivating factor of corporate business. He realizes that money cannot solve all problems, and that people end up worshiping it, making all their decisions by it. So he concludes:
“Mankind needs the return to spiritual values, for it needs compassion. It needs the deep experience that the Thou and the I are one, which all higher religions share.”
-Peter Drucker, Landmarks of Tomorrow: A Report on the New, Transaction Publishers, 2011, p. 264-265, ISBN: 9781412814133

Some of you may not quite understand what he’s saying because you’ve never heard of “Thou and I are one,” and that’s because he’s referring to a German philosopher named Martin Buber that published a book called Ich und Du, which translates I and Thou. Buber believed that existence was made up of experiences one himself (“I”) would have in contrast to the experiences others (“Thou”) would have, and that mankind can only find meaningfulness in life through those interactions, which he called relationships. In a nutshell, Buber believed that the way to experience “God” was through relationships with others, and that once again shares the pantheistic view (i.e. God is in everyone and everything) that Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, and Peter Drucker all believe.

Because of Rick Warren’s endorsement of Drucker, some people have gotten the idea that he was a Christian, but Drucker said:

DRUCKERI’m not a born again Christian. No. I’ve been going to church and tithing all of my life, but I do not claim to be. The best thing I wrote was an essay on a great religious thinker. If you read one thing of mine, read my essay on Kierkegaard. The best thing I ever wrote. Easy.

Soren Kierkegaard was a 19th century existentialist philosopher (who claimed to be a born-again Christian), which basically means he wrote about man’s feelings as the foundations for mankind’s knowledge. If any of you have listened to Rick Warren’s preaching, you will already know that he preaches with that philosophy, that the foundation of his belief is on feelings of hearts, and not the Word of God. Drucker attempted to take this philosophy from Kierkegaard and his reflection on the individual, and go one step further to create a solution that would impact society as a whole.

“In spite of his need and search, Christianity and the churches have been unable to provide a religious social solution. All they can do today is to give the individual religion. They cannot give a new society and a new community. Personal religious experience may be invaluable to the individual; it may restore his peace, may give him a personal God and rational understanding of his own function and nature. But it cannot re-create society and cannot make social community life sensible… like Kierkegaard, for whom God was a purely personal, untranslatable, and uncommunicable experience which only emphasized his own isolation and loneliness, and the utter irrationality of society.”
-Peter Drucker, The End of Economic Man: The Origins of Totalitarianism, Transaction Publishers, 2011, p. 102, ISBN: 9781412814058

The problem with all this is that Drucker was not of Christ, and without the Lord Jesus Christ, there is no solution. Every idea that will be created from the minds of these men will only lead people into further deception because without Christ, all the thoughts and imaginations of the heart are only evil continually.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
-Genesis 6:5

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
-Jeremiah 7:24

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
-Isaiah 55:8

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
-Romans 1:20-22

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
-2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Peter Drucker had specific interest in mega-churches, enormous buildings with huge amounts of followers and cash flow. He wanted to inject his philosophies into these mega-churches, so they would change society, but he had absolutely no interest in sound doctrine or truth. Drucker’s only goal was to use the mega-churches as the vehicle to introduce a new style of socialism that the whole population would support:
“Over the last 20 years Drucker has had a good deal of interaction with what he calls ‘pastoral’ churches. These include mega-churches like Bill Hybel’s Willow Creek orRick Warren’s Saddleback Community. Bob Buford’s Leadership Network has invited Drucker to speak to conferences of large-church leaders and has linked him to many pastors seeking advice.”
-Tim Stafford, “The Business of the Kingdom: Management guru Peter Drucker thinks the future of America is in the hands of churches,” Christianity Today, Nov 15, 1999, retrieved Jan 14, 2016, [christianitytoday.com/ct/1999/november15/9td042.html]

Drucker started working with Bob Buford to raise up potential leaders for this movement, and they had to teach these young men what to do:
“Buford helped take a new approach to ministry, a reinvention of American Protestantism, and fused it with leadership savvy, the principles he learned from Peter Drucker… Together, Buford and Drucker made a huge impact on the direction of the church. Simply put, your church probably sings like a Calvary Chapel, but is led like a Saddleback. Those two men are part of the reason why… About 30 years ago, Buford pioneered Leadership Network and began to influence the influencers. He invested his time to train the trainers. He sought to create learning communities that might foster mutual learning among high capacity leaders. He did this early on with men like Bill Hybels, Rick Warren, and Robert Lewis.”
-Ed Stetzer, “A Catalyst that Fostered a Movement: Thoughts on Bob Buford and Leadership Network,” Christianity Today, Apr 9, 2014, retrieved Jan 14, 2016

In order to get the population to support these new pastors, they have to find out what the population wants, and give it to them:
“Consider the pastoral megachurches that have been growing so very fast in the U.S. since 1980 and that are surely the most important social phenomenon in American society in the last 30 years. There are now some 20,000 of them, and while traditional denominations have steadily declined, the megachurches have exploded. They have done so because they asked ‘What is value?’ to a nonchurchgoer and came up with answers the older churches had neglected to provide.”
-Peter Drucker, “Management’s New Paradimgs,” Forbes, Oct 5, 1998, retrieved Jan 14, 2016, [forbes.com/global/1998/1005/0113052a.html]

At the beginning of this section we read a quote from Robert Schuller that said, “The secret of winning unchurched people into the church is really quite simple. Find out what would impress the nonchurched in your community and then shape your church to meet their expectations.
Before that, I had quoted Rick Warren in a Florida conference saying, “I decided, why don’t we be a church for people who hate church? And so I went out and for twelve weeks I went door to door, and I knocked on homes for about 12 weeks and just took an opinion poll… ‘So let me ask you a question. Why do you think most people don’t attend church?’ And I just wrote the answers down. I asked, ‘If you were looking for a church, what kind of things would you look for?’ And I’d just list them.” Hopefully, the reader can now clearly see how all these philosophies are intertwined; they are all creating mega-church buildings that are appealing to the world, and the true “Driven Purpose” behind it is a socialist community that will push for a one-world religion. This is easily recognizable to not be the Church of Christ because we Christians are not supposed to be appealing to the world, and we are to remove from the church those who refuse to repent of sin.

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
-1 Corinthians 5:11-13


The Tongue of a Viper

The Lord Jesus Christ said:

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
-Matthew 12:34

If a man has a philosophy (way of thinking) after the world, and not after Christ, then those things will proceed out of his mouth.

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
-Colossians 2:8

So when Rick Warren speaks, he speaks with the philosophies of atheists and pantheists, not with the philosophy of Christ. Among the born-again remnant in Christ, many of you who have heard Rick Warren preach have been left with frustration and a disgusting feeling in the pit of your stomach, and sometimes you don’t even know why because there a number of things he says that are true. I’m going to try to explain in simple terms why Rick Warren’s preaching makes those of us born-again in Christ so uneasy:

Rick Warren speaks to a crowd of unbelievers, who have no repentance in their hearts, and gives them of the promises of God that are meant for those born-again in Christ. Meanwhile, he avoids defining any of the terms he uses, and brainwashes his audience by letting them fill in the blanks with their own interpretations.

Because Warren teaches unbelievers to go by their feelings, each man in the audience feels right in his own eyes, and because he gets a good feeling about it, he then thinks Warren is a wonderful preacher. So actually it’s not Warren they think is wonderful, but themselves because Warren teaches them the false doctrine of learning to love yourself.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
-Proverbs 12:15

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
-Jeremiah 17:9

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
-Proverbs 14:12

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud… Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
-2 Timothy 3:1-5

To give an example of Warren’s brainwashing and deception, he has a teaching out called “40 Days of Love.” In one of his videos, quotes from a corrupt new-age version in 1Cor 14, saying “Let love be your highest goal,” but let’s read that from the Bible that Warren hates:

Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
-1 Corinthians 14:1

Prophesying is the giving of the Word of God to people who need it. It is rebuke and reproof to sin from the Scriptures. Charity is the topic of the verse, but Paul says, rather to prophesy because the understanding of the Word of God is what leads to charity.

Warren then says:
“He said it [love] needs to be your number one priority. Your primary objective. Your greatest ambition. Your life purpose. He’s saying don’t put love in your top ten, like one of the things I want to do in my life is have good loving relationships.”
-Rick Warren, “40 Days of Love Small Group Bible Study by Rick Warren,” Zondervan, Feb 14, 2013, retrieved Jan 15, 2016, [youtube.com/watch?v=XEhyxGhxFvM]

Remember earlier we had analyzed Rick Warren’s mentors, and how the philosophy of Drucker was based on the “I and Thou,” which is the pagan philosophy of discovering God through relationships between people. That’s Warren’s definition of love, but he doesn’t directly tell people that, he quotes a corrupt new-age version and lets them fill in the blanks on their own. This philosophy of “God is found in relationships” is littered throughout Warren’s teaching, and every time you hear him speak of “love” in the Bible, this is his true definition of the word.

“It’s as if God is writing it in capital letters: Relationships, love, is what matters most in life.”
-Rick Warren, “40 Days of Love Small Group Bible Study by Rick Warren,” Zondervan, Feb 14, 2013, retrieved Jan 15, 2016, [youtube.com/watch?v=XEhyxGhxFvM]

This is one of the only places I’ve ever heard a general definition of what Warren really means by what he’s saying, but most people don’t catch it because they don’t know about the pagan philosophies he believes behind the scenes. Rick Warren continues cheapening the love of God and the blood sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ by quoting from the Backstreet Boys:

“If you want to know how much you matter to God, look at Christ with his arms outstretched on the cross, saying, ‘I love you this much! I’d rather die than live without you.'”
-Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Zondervan, 2008, quote from Chapter 10: The Heart of Worship, ISBN: 9780310296119; See also -Rick Warren, “How to Be Certain You’re Going to Heaven,” Daily Hope with Rick Warren, Part 1, Jan 12, 2015, [rickwarren.org/listen/player/?bid=3bde68cd-2242-42e9-8970-1f9c4391cb3b]

This is a statement that builds pride in self-love. It makes mankind believe they are so valuable and so amazing that the Lord God just can’t function properly without us. Warren’s statement is based on the emotion of worldly lust, not the love of God.

“God’s love is not based on your performance on what you do. It’s based on the fact that he chooses to love you unconditionally.”
-Rick Warren, “How to Be Certain You’re Going to Heaven,” Daily Hope with Rick Warren, Part 1, Jan 12, 2015, [rickwarren.org/listen/player/?bid=3bde68cd-2242-42e9-8970-1f9c4391cb3b]

According to Rick Warren, God loves everyone no matter what, and as we covered earlier, the Bible does not say this. God did love mankind first, as it states in John 3, which Warren often quotes:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ForGod sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
-John 3:16-17

But Warren includes Muslims, Hindus, witches, pagans, and an assortment of other sinful beliefs into the “going-to-heaven” crowd. We quoted this at the beginning of this teaching, but one more time:
“I happen to know people who are followers of Christ in other religions.”
-Rick Warren, quoted at the Aspen Ideas Festival, The Aspen Institute, July 6, 2005, “Discussion: Religion and Leadership,” with David Gergen; See also Tamara Hartzell, In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity, Xlibris Corporation, 2007, ISBN: 9781425736262

He doesn’t bother to keep reading to the next verse:

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
-John 3:18

Warren loves to tell people that Christ didn’t come into the world to condemn them, because it makes them feel warm and happy inside. The Lord Jesus Christ didn’t have to condemn the world because they were already condemned by the law of God. Warren coincidentally leaves out are verses like this:

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
-1 John 5:12

So instead of having to explain why all these false pagan religions are not going to heaven, he instead redefines them by claiming they all worship God and Jesus, but they just don’t know they’re doing it. In other words, Warren thinks people can be of Christ without having to confess Him.

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
-Matthew 10:32-33

Rick Warren often states things that are in complete opposition to the Word of God. For example, he teaches that shame only comes from Satan:
“Satan uses hurt and he uses pain in your life to deceive you… if he can get you angry,guilty, or ashamed, he knows you’re going to miss your true identity… All shame comes from Satan, it doesn’t come from God.”
-Rick Warren, “Learning My True Identity In Christ,” Saddleback Church, Oct 13, 2014, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [youtube.com/watch?v=AolN3_JldmI]

But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.
-Psalm 44:7

But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.
-Psalm 44:9

The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
-Psalm 89:45

We are never ashamed of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word, but shame is a part of repentance unto salvation, so that believers in the Lord God would sanctify themselves.

Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the LORD.
-2 Chronicles 30:15

Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
-Psalm 38:16

And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
-Ezra 9:6

It is those who reject the Word of God, who seek to build up church buildings in their own name and glory, men like Rick Warren, who need to be ashamed.

And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
-2 Thessalonians 3:14

Because there is no repentance in Warren’s church, there are thousands of people sitting in his audience that should be ashamed. However, those of us that abide in the Word of God, keeping Christ’s commandments, and exposing men who teach and practice false doctrine, we will have no need to be ashamed.

And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
-1 John 2:28

That is for those of us in Christ who keep His commandments, but Warren takes this and applies it to false converts in his cult. Rick Warren is the enemy of Christ, who will be shamed, either in this life, or standing before the Judgment Seat of God:

For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction,whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.
-Phillipians 3:18-19

Another example of Warren calling God’s Word the same as Satan’s word:
“[Satan] says… you could never do anything right.”
-Rick Warren, “Learning My True Identity In Christ,” Saddleback Church, Oct 13, 2014, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [youtube.com/watch?v=AolN3_JldmI]

But the Word of God says:

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
-Romans 3:10-12

This shows us once again that Rick Warren is the enemy of Christ. The righteousness we have has been imputed into those of us born-again, and the good works we do are a result of the cleansing blood of the Son of God.

“I love you period. I love you in spite of yourself. I love you regardless of what you do for me. I love you. That’s real love. That’s the kind of love God has for you; it’s unconditional love.”
-Rick Warren, “Learning My True Identity In Christ,” Saddleback Church, Oct 13, 2014, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [youtube.com/watch?v=AolN3_JldmI]

Certainly, the Lord God has loved those born-again in Christ before we were born-again, and that he has done for us before we had understanding, but Rick Warren teaches his audience that they are all children of God, without repentance, no matter what they say and do.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
-2 Corinthians 6:14-18

The Lord God did not say that he would accept everyone as His children no matter what they say and do. He commanded us to come out from among the wicked of the world and be separate (sanctified) from them, and THEN He will be a Father to us, and we will be His sons and daughters. Our salvation is not based on our works, but our works are a direct result of our salvation, and the sons and daughters of the Lord God follow His Word.
(Read “False Converts & Eternal Security” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
-Luke 6:46

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
-John 10:27

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. 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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
-Matthew 7:21-23

Those that are calling Christ “Lord” are those who claim to believe on Him; they followed Rick Warren’s message of “believe and receive,” but why don’t they make it into heaven? Because there is no salvation without repentance. There may be change in the lives of people listening to Warren, but it’s not change that is good according to the Gospel of Christ.
(Read “Is Repentance Part of Salvation?” here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Certainly, as Paul wrote, nothing can separate us from the love of God, but that was written to those born-again, not to those who are unsaved, sitting in Rick Warren’s deceptive church building, hearkening to all his lies.

According to Rick Warren’s own teaching, his ministry is stupid. This is not a railing comment; this is from Warren’s own mouth:
“When God puts a thought in your mind, we call it inspiration… when Satan puts a thought in your mind, we call that temptation. When you get a thought in your mind, we call that stupidity.”
-Rick Warren, “Learning My True Identity In Christ,” Saddleback Church, Oct 13, 2014, retrieved Jan 13, 2016, [youtube.com/watch?v=AolN3_JldmI]

We know Rick Warren didn’t get his doctrine from God, so I’ll leave it to you to conclude where he got it from.

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
-John 8:44

Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips… There is no fear of God before their eyes.
-Romans 3:13-18
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