The following list was recently compiled by James Sundquist, thusly refuting the lie of Rick Warren’s claims that the “Purpose Driven Life” was the greatest selling non-fiction book ever. Mr. Sundquist spent hundreds of hours researching the following data:
BOOKS IN HISTORY- RANKING LIST- 1)TITLE 2)AUTHOR 3)NUMBER OF SALES 4)RANKING
BIBLE HOLY SPIRIT 6-8 BILLION 1 A COLLECTION OF QUOTATIONS FROM CHINESE CHAIRMAN MAO ZEDONG MAO 6.5 BILLION 2 QURAN (MUSLIM KORAN) MOHAMMAD 3 BILLION 3 RED BOOK (QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMAN MAO TSETUNG) CHAIRMAN MAO 800 MILLION 4 XINHUA ZIDIAN CHINESE DICTIONARY MAO 400 MILLION 5 CHAIRMAN MAO’S POEMS MAO 400 MILLION 5 (TIED) BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER ANGLICAN CHURCH 300 MILLION 6 COMMUNIST MANIFESTO KARL MARX HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS 7 BHAGAVA GITA UNKNOWN HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS (TIED) 7 FOXE’S BOOK OF MARTYRS JOHN FOXE, W. BERRY 150 MILLION 8 BOOK OF MORMON JOSEPH SMITH 140 MILLION 9 GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS GUINNESS 123 MILLION (2012) now 138 10 JEHOVAH’S WITNESS: “THE TRUTH THAT LEADS TO ETERNAL LIFE” WATCHTOWER 107 MILLION 11 THE GREAT CONTROVERSY ELLEN G. WHITE 100 MILLION 12 THE THREE PREPRESENTATIONS JIANG ZEMIN 100 MILLION (TIED) 12 THE AMERICAN SPELLING BOOK NOAH WEBSTER 100 MILLION (TIED) 12 THE WORLD ALMANAC THE NEW YORK WORLD 80 MILLION 13 THINK AND GROW RICH NAPOLEAN HILL 70 MILLION 14 BETTY CROCKER COOK BOOK BETTY CROCKER 63 MILLION 15 STEPS TO CHRIST ELLEN G. WHITE 60 MILLION 16 THE MCGUFFEY READERS WILLIAM MCGUFFEY 60 MILLION (TIED) 16 MERRIAM-WEBSTER COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY GEORGE AND CHARLES MERRIAM 55 MILLION 17 YOU CAN HEAL YOURSELF LOUISE MAY 50 MILLION 18 THE COMMON SENSE BOOK OF BABY AND CHILD CARE BENJAMIN SPOCK 50 MILLION (TIED) 18 THE HITE REPORT SHERE HITE 50 MILLION (TIED) 18 BETTER HOMES & GARDENS NEW COOK BOOK BETTER HOMES & GARDEN 38 MILLION 19 (TOTAL = 24)
PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE RICK WARREN 32 MILLION (2012) 36 and 48
SOURCES (COMPILATION): PREPARED 2017
Zondervan (Harper/Collins) and Rick Warren would have us believe that 32 million sales of his PDL book make his the “bestselling nonfiction hardback book in history” when is takes hundreds of millions of sales to even make the top ten in history, and billions of sales to be #1 or #2. Furthermore, George Slowick, the President of Publishers Weekly totally disavows the claim that Warren and Zondervan attribute to PW.
Rick Warren’s (and Zondervan’s) Public Relations firm issued this false advertising press release which you likely also received, believing it to be true:
“After 10 unprecedented years as the best-selling non-fiction hardback in history, Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? is being re-tooled and re-released by Zondervan”
What this statement means is that you are claiming that the PDL book was also the bestselling book in history in 2002, as the above PR was in 2012, and continued to hold that ranking every year since through 2012. They posted that this book had sold 30 million by 2007. This is an average of 6 million books per year, or approximately 6 million in the first year (2002). So by whose authority renders 6 million as bestseller in history in 2002, and which author was eclipsed, and where is the ranking list which would show that author now #2?
But his PDL book had not even sold 6 million in the first year. Proof:
“By January, 2003 The Purpose Driven Life had sold 500,000 copies and was awarded the Gold Book Award. Just two months later it had crossed the 1 million threshold and was awarded the Platinum Book Award.”
Purpose Driven Life was award the Gold Book Award for having sold 500,000 copies by January 2003, and had sold 1 million by March 2003, by Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). But this total pitifully short of being the bestselling nonfiction hardback book in its first year, or any year since. I don’t have an issue with the number of books Warren sold, but not telling the truth about the book sales.
At first I was willing to give Larry Ross Communications the benefit of the doubt, and that they were simply passing on and promoting what Rick Warren and Zondervan were feeding them. But now they know with certainly that this claim is fraudulent and farcical! But the fact is Warren’s book was NEVER the bestselling nonfiction hardback book in history in any year or any of the combined total for all of these years. You must certainly know this claim is fraudulent and farcical! But the fact is Warren’s book was NEVER the bestselling nonfiction hardback book in history in any year or any of the combined total for all of these years.
In this regard, we are both aware of the following Scriptures (that I am confident you agree with):
“…we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:” Isaiah 28:15
“If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” 2 John 9-11
Finally, Christianity is about TRUTH and the the Way the TRUTH, and the Life, which is Jesus Christ himself. So to promote falsehood to tens of millions, and training them in it, is the antithesis of Christianity and brings shame upon the Name of Jesus Christ.
This proves with certainty that Warren/Zondervan and PR Firm A. Larry Ross have committed fraud and false advertising, and fake endorsement (attribution).
Sincerely in Christ
I. 2017 RICK WARREN UPDATE ON PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE SALES CLAIM
For your reference here is what Rick Warren posted this on his Purpose Driven website for his Global Peace Plan website:
Purpose Driven Life is “the bestselling nonfiction hardback book in history” (attributed to Publishers Weekly…meaning number 1):
and here it is on Zondervan, his publisher:
BESTSELLING NONFICTION HARDCOVER (BACK) BOOKS IN HISTORY RANKING LIST:
I recently received an email from Os Guinness (Guinness Book of Records). He spoke at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church. He said he teased Rick Warren that the Guinness Book of Records sold more books than Warren’s PDL Book. He would know. But Guinness own site states 138 million sold. They sell 2.5 million per year. So in 2012 that figure would have been about 123 million, when Warren had sold 32 million, when they made their claim they attributed to PW. That is about 7 times Warren’s sales (both are nonfiction). But even 123 million does not make the top ten.
Now for anyone to name their book as number one, it always comes from a list. Where is the list? All other books in top twenty, 50, or 100, lists the book and the number as well as the ranking of everyone who is NOT number one.
Rick Warren’s book is not even in the top ten Christian bestsellers list (a few of these are fiction, so this would bring Warren within the top ten…but his claim is ALL nonfiction hardback books):
“Other than the Bible, which is the far and away the best-
selling Christian book of all time with sales in the billions,
here is my list for your consideration:
The Imitation of Christby Thomas à Kempis (1418) – Sales Unknown, but widely regarded as the best-selling Christian title after the Bible.
Book of Common Prayer (various editions starting in mid 16th Century) – 300 million (estimated)
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan (1678) – 250 million
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe (1563) – 150 million
Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (1954) – 150 million
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (1937) – 142 million
The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) – 85 million
Steps to Christ by Ellen White (1892) – 60 million (estimated)
Ben Hur by Lew Wallace (1880) – 50 million
The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey (1970) – 35 million
In His Steps by Charles Sheldon (1896) – 30 million
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (2002) – 30 million
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale (1952) – 20 million
The Shack by William Paul Young (2007) – 20 million
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1320) – 12 million (in last 150+ years)
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (1995) – 10 million+
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (2004) – 10 million+
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo (2010) – 10 million+
More Than A Carpenter by Josh McDowell (1977) – 10 million+
The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson (2000) – 10 million+
The Total Woman by Marabel Morgan (1974) – 10 million
The Gospel According to Peanuts, Robert Short (1965) – 10 million”
Rick Warren and his publisher Zondervan (now Harper-Collins) claim that Publishers Weekly stated that Rick Warren’s is “the bestselling non-fiction hardback book in history.” If this were true, Warren’s book would appear on PW’s own website list of best selling non-fiction books in history. PW does have such a top 25 list, here it is, and Rick Warren is not on it!:
Note in the link that Publishers Weekly uses Nielsen tracking, one of the most reputable bookselling sales tracking and ranking companies in the world. PW can supply you with sales figures for EVERY year since 1998. Secondly, note that on that link PW and the industry at large does not use the term “hardback”, rather they use the term “hardcover”.
For example, you can type in Publishers Weekly site search engine any book such as Purpose Driven Life, or Southern Baptist author Daniel Darling’s IFAITH book:
The printed version of the review in Publishers Weekly shows the page number. In the case of Darling’s book, page 54, and date of the PW Issue: December 13, 2010. Furthermore, you can see that every book review on PW shows the author of the review.
Go to Publishers Weekly search engine to verify anything Publishers Weekly ever said about any book. In other words, if a statement is made by Publishers Weekly about a book, it is in Publishers Weekly.
One more thing here is a statement by George Slowik, President of Publishers Weekly regarding Rick Warren’s statement about his PDL book:
George W. Slowik, President of Publishers Weekly:
“I’ve checked our site which includes all of our content from about 1995.
Also touched base with our religion editors and there is no finding of a
quote like that…We don’t generally use the term hardback.” September 30, 2013 11:33:08 PM EDT
If people don’t believe my report, call Publishers Weekly yourself and ask to speak their President George Slowik or their chief religion editor, Lynn Garrett. Did you ever verify this claim yourself. If not, you should verify this. But I am surprised no one at your church, Warren’s Church, or Zondervan editors never questioned the validity of this claim. Here is PW’s tel. #: 212-377-5705 or 212-377-5703
A blog entry soon to follow from James Sundquist will examine how Rick Warren used Carl Jung’s Personality Types for his Shape Discovery 301 series, Warren’s Global Peace Plan, and his alliance with the Roman Catholic Church.
Blessings, Pastor Steve
This article represents the final installation of this prophecy conference. It was a lot of work to listen to every speaker, but what a blessing to finally complete this monumental task! If you read and peruse the 66 articles, you will glean the main topics and teachings from each and every instructor. In Christ, Pastor Steve
Dr. Kevin Clarkson ~ Interview / Hagmann & Hagmann, Followed By The Closing Ceremony
Pastors are shepherds but we are also sheep. We need to come apart and be fed also. Many pastors are there but they are not engaged. Some are angry or discouraged. The Bible says: “Strike the shepherd and the sheep scatter.” Pastors leave the ministry every week, and that leaves the sheep without a shepherd.
Pastors need to abide in Christ, through the Word and in prayer. The Spirit of God and the Word of God is an explosive and volatile combination. A lot of pastors get busy and sidetracked, and fail to get alone with God. The key to overcoming depression or burnout in ministry is to get with God and wait upon Him and you will mount up with the wings of eagles.
Dr. Kevin Clarkson stands on the shoulders of J.R. Church who founded Prophecy In The News decades ago. The feeling in this ministry is that time is short and we must be serious in light of what is going on in the world. Kevin’s vision is to pray for the persecuted church around the world. Americans have lived in a religious liberty bubble which is unique in all of history. The rest of the church throughout history has been hunted down, persecuted and martyred. America has been the exception and not the rule. Christians are being threatened in America as of late and we need to rise. We need to run for office, be a voice, and defend our freedoms. Bill Federer: “Our most important job is to preach the Gospel. Our second most important job is to defend our right to preach the Gospel.” Billy Graham use to say he had the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other hand. We must look at the Bible in the lens or prism of our time. Christ is coming. He could come before this broadcast is over.
Christians in America are being labeled as extremists. The human rights campaign is saying that sexual liberty is more important than religious liberty. Sexual liberty is making America go down. We are being set aside by the Lord because of our sin. China has passed us economically, and Russia has risen above us militarily, through the number of nuclear warheads they have. There seems to be a desire to make worship a private issue for people in America. The separation of church and state has been a misunderstood issue in our times. The idea behind it is to keep the government out of the church, and NOT to keep the church out of the government. We need to be strong with resolve and courage, and we also need to be gracious. We were founded as a Judaeo Christian nation. The church has been tax exempt, but with an 18 trillion dollar deficit and counting, our government will pursue every source of revenue they can find. Churches are a rich target. We must support Prophecy in the News. Winston Churchill saved the world when he refused to surrender in World War II, and Benjamin Netanyahu is a similar leader today. Bibi would like us to stand with him but even if we do not, Israel will never give in or surrender.
Kevin Clarkson stated that Western Civilization would fall to Islam in a matter of years if everything stays the same and the Lord does not return. It may be that the torch of Christianity has been passed to Africa and Asia, where they are already persecuted – they are a lot more serious about their faith. Everyday, over 8,000 people receive Christ in the underground church in China. The Chinese Christians want to march back to Jerusalem with the Gospel. This is the power of the Gospel and the Spirit of God. In America, we must lose our indifference and become on fire for the Lord. We need to get in our closet and pray. George Washington said in the Revolution: “Trust God to keep your powder dry.” Let us do all that is humanly possible, and trust God to do all that is divinely possible.
Dr. Kevin Clarkson thanked the audience for their hunger, thirst and zeal for the Lord. The United States is not going to stand with Israel now, and we are going to suffer for that. God will curse those who curse Israel. Israel may soon strike her enemies. Noah prepared for the flood. We need to prepare for the end times. Be HOT. Be HOLY. Be HOPEFUL. Be Spirit filled. Abide in the Lord and be close to Christ – be in the Word and be in prayer. Be HOLY. We do not want to be ashamed at His coming. Be HOPEFUL. Be looking for the blessed hope, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
An amazing feature of this prophecy conference was the spiritual oneness of the speakers. The Pre Tribulation Rapture was believed by all of them. They all recognized the errors of the emerging church. Their mutual spiritual discernment put them all on the same page. Interestingly, these men all came from totally different backgrounds and did not know one another in nearly every case. Their oneness is the oneness that all true saints who are born from above experience together. It is a God thing.
Maranatha, Pastor Steve
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
Suffering is a doctrine that is found throughout the Word of God. The Emerging Church totally ignores this teaching. What would Job say if Joel Osteen said to him: “Have your best life now?” God builds us up through trials and tribulations, not through creature comforts and living on easy street. Following are ten reasons why Christians suffer. The list is not conclusive. A couple of them will be mentioned in this posting with more to come.
Why Christians Suffer –
1)Suffering Silences Satan
The best example is the story of the patriarch Job. When God pointed out to Satan what a good man Job was, the devil accused Job of doing it only for gain and profit which came to him materially because he feared the Lord. In order to prove his point, God allowed Satan to take his possessions, health and family. The result was that Satan was silenced. Instead of murmuring, complaining, and becoming bitter, Job praised God and said: “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
How wonderful it is to see people love the Lord and smile while suffering. The next time you feel like complaining, read the diary of Ann Frank.
2)Suffering Enables Us To Glorify God
The eleventh chapter of John tells us about the death of Lazarus, a dear friend of Jesus. Jesus could have healed Lazarus, but allowed him to die in order to teach a lesson to Lazarus and his two sisters. Jesus said in John 11:4: “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified by it.”
….to be continued
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
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012
Print Page Rick Warren
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.
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).
RICK WARREN SAYS CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM WILL BE ONE OF THE GREAT ENEMIES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
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!
APOSTATE PASTOR RICK WARREN AND ELTON JOHN HOLD HANDS IN CONGRESS, JOKE ABOUT KISSING EACH OTHER
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’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.
Terry James ~ This End-Times Bubble
What is coming down the pike? We are living in times unlike any other in the history of mankind. We are approaching the end of this dispensation of man’s history. This is an exciting time for the Christian, as we look forward to being with the Lord Jesus Christ. We have a bubble that is building unlike any other time in church history, where the Lord will soon call the church home and the tribulation will begin. Jesus spoke extensively about this in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24).
Three major things that are happening-
1) There is a war like atmosphere everywhere, yet the end times have not yet commenced.
2) Anti Semitism is growing in Israel and reaching a new high in hatred of the Jewish people. Many blame the Jews for all of the problems in the world. Arabic nations want to destroy Israel and wipe her off the map.
3)The economy is in a bubble. Our 18 trillion dollar debt is another bubble that is building, and it cannot ever be paid off. Why do things keep going? Why has it not yet burst? We do not know. It does not quite yet appear to be the Lord’s timing.
Deception In Government-
Deception in government rules the day. Our leaders are deceptive beyond belief. President Obama promised to have the most transparent government of all time, and it has turned out to be the opposite. In “Fast and Furious,” our government intentionally gave guns to criminals in order to attack our second amendment rights. Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) promised that we could keep our doctor and that the health insurance would be affordable. The premiums are high, the benefits are less, and one does not keep their doctor. Nancy Pelosi did not want anyone to see the proposal until it was passed. The bill had to be passed before congress could see what was in it! Deceptive governing is proliferating across the United States and across the world. We were lied to about Benghazi, that the terrorism was over a movie maker. Obama lied and said: “I did not set a red line in Syria.” Obama claimed Isis was a mere JV team and nothing to be concerned about. Hours prior to the recent massacre in Paris, he again claimed that “Isis was not a threat.” The IRS conducted illegal wiretaps in order to get at the enemies of this administration. The VA scandal has led to the deplorable treatment of our war veterans.
Apostasy And False Teachers Arise-
The end times will feature seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. Speaking lies with hypocrisy, and having their consciences seared with a hot iron. The emerging church is filled with people who are not born again believers. They are compromising with various faiths that say Jesus Christ is not the one and only way for salvation (universalism). Examples are Joel Osteen, Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Kenneth Copeland, Frederick Price, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Robert Schuller and Rick Warren.
Major Crises Building-
Societal and Cultural Wickedness Abounds. Homosexuality, gay marriage. How much more “without natural affection” could you get after gay marriage? One man and one woman for life is thrown out the window. Abortion. The government endorses the killing of unborn babies- 55 million since Roe vs. Wade in 1973. Men shall be fierce. The black community is killing itself. Society is on the brink of imploding.
Global Economics Is On The Brink Of Sudden Cataclysm-
There is an explosive geopolitical bubble developing! China is building their military, based on our money. Iran and Russia represent a major signal of the end. Ezekiel 38-39 Persia meets Magog. Many other nations will join with them against Israel.
The Uniting States Of Antichrist-
666. The nations will give power to the beast. The European Union will produce the Antichrist and his regime for the Great Tribulation and the last seven years of human history. There will be a revived Roman Empire, the ten toes mentioned in Daniel chapter 2.
1)The European Union
2)The North American Union
3)The South American Union
4)The African Union
5)The Eurasian Union (Russia-Belarus Union)
6)The Mediterranean Union
7)The Gulf Cooperation Council (Arab States of the Gulf)
8)The South Asian Association
9)The Asia Pacific Union
10)The Caribbean Community
This is all in the making. This bubble keeps building. Our economic bubble will soon collapse. We cannot keep printing money forever. The banks will soon charge us to keep our money in them! There is a lot of desire throughout the world, to drop the American dollar as an international commodity.
“When these things begin to come to take place, stand up and lift your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
God’s people are still here- THAT is why these things have not yet happened. The rapture will burst the bubble, and open up the flood gates for the Antichrist and Great Tribulation.
Scheduling Error Causes Paul Washer To Preach At Lakewood Church; Thousands Dead
HOUSTON, TX—What seemed to be a harmless mix-up in mistakenly scheduling missionary and preacher Paul Washer to speak to Joel Osteen’s congregation at Lakewood Church turned into tragedy Sunday, as Washer’s fiery sermon saw thousands brutally slaughtered where they sat, sources reported.
From what investigators have been able to piece together so far, Lakewood’s Coach of Vision and Teaching had contacted the agent of deceased actor Paul Walker to schedule a motivational speech, not realizing he had passed away. Walker’s former representative assumed the coach had meant to schedule Paul Washer for the church service, and made the arrangements for Washer to deliver the Word that Sunday.
When the fateful day came, Washer began his message with a brief prayer, which caused several audience members some discomfort. As Washer then looked up at the crowd, congregants knew something was amiss, as his gaze alone caused the deaths of several families seated in the front row of the stadium. By then it was too late, as he began reading out of the fifth chapter of Second Corinthians, causing hundreds of those in attendance to melt into pools of mush.
“A majority of the people present didn’t even make it through the reading of the Word,” a spokesperson for Washer’s HeartCry Missionary Society noted Monday. “Some of them apparently tried to escape out the emergency exists, but Washer declared, ‘I don’t know why you’re leaving. I’m talking about you!’ causing their instant and complete implosion. There was blood everywhere.”
After twelve minutes of Washer’s precise, impassioned preaching, the last remaining survivor escaped out a window. Washer reportedly pushed on, expertly expositing six verses in 2 Corinthians and portions of the Old Testament for another 50 minutes to the corpses slumped over chairs and strewn about the floor in front of him. He then closed in prayer and motioned for the praise band to make their way back to the stage, but they had unfortunately all been reduced to various piles of ashes.
“Oh my word—the screaming. I’ll never forget the screaming,” a visibly shaken and slightly singed Victoria Osteen told reporters as paramedics continued to comb through the scene, looking mostly in vain for survivors. “Has anyone seen Joel?”
According to sources, Washer was not asked back to the 11:00 a.m. service.
*** Obviously this story is not true but it makes a powerful statement. It has a tone to it that intentionally alludes to satire. Published by the Babylon Bee. ***
Below are further articles from the Christian satire publication: The Babylon Bee:
…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
A Little Flock
by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. | May. 28, 2016
“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