ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 
RICK WARREN

 

Note:

While it is the devil's work to accuse the brethren, it is the responsibility of all Christians to judge the doctrine, fruit, and spiritual temperment of those who would teach the Bible. "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:15-16a ).

 

Click here for our introductory overview of Rick Warren.

 

Videos:

 

Church of Tares: Purpose-Driven, Seeker Sensitive, Church Growth & New World Order

 

Can the Church borrow the marketing tools of the world and apply them to the Church? What is the history of the Church Growth movement and its false premises? Who is involved in the new evangelicalism and second reformation? Why are these movements embracing contemplative mysticism? How does this movement play into the New World Order? These questions and more are answered in this outstanding documentary by

Elliot Nesch,co-founder of Holy Bible Prophecy.

 

 

Articles & Blogs:

 

The Purpose-Driven Movement

Dr. Paul Elliott, is Founder and President of Teach the Word Ministries. In this series of articles, he analyzes the purpose-driven movement from a Biblical perspective.

- Part 1: Is the Purpose-Driven Movement Biblical?

- Part 2: What Are the Spiritual Roots of the Purpose-Driven Movement?

- Part 3: What Are the Philosophical Roots of the Purpose-Driven Church Movement? Who Is the Real Father of the Movement?

- Part 4: What Is the Purpose-Driven Way of Building a Church?

- Part 5: What Is the Gospel According to the Purpose-Driven Church?

- Part 6: What Is the Purpose-Driven Approach to Worship?

- Part 7: What Is the Purpose-Driven Approach to Preaching?

- Part 8: Is the Purpose-Driven Church Movement's "Bible" the Authentic Word of God?

- Part 9: What Are the Fruits of the Purpose-Driven Church Movement?

 

 

The Submerging Church: Rick Warren

This website provides supplemental information related to the outstanding documentary The Submerging Church by

Joe Schimmel,pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel and founder of Good Fight Ministries. This website is dedicated to taking a closer look at the Emergent Church, its leaders, their teachings, and where it is all headed in light of Bible prophecy.

  

 

Books:

 

Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church?
James Sundquist

 

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren has become a Number 1 bestseller, and has been distrubuted to over180,000 pastors worldwide. Rick Warren's theology has infiltrated almost every Christian denomination. His teachings have come lake a flood into a city, in which no house is left untouched. Because of this, it is imperative that we test the spirits of his teachings to see if they are of God. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart form the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;...If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up int he words of faith and of good doctrine, where-unto thou hast attained" (1 Timothy 4:1,6).

 

 

Deceived on Purpose
by Warren B. Smith

 

 

Christian author Warren Smith’s book Deceived on Purpose warns about the serious implications of Pastor Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life. Smith takes the reader into the inner working of today’s evangelical world as he explains the questionable interconnections of Christian and New Age leaders, and the possibility of Rick Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan merging with the New Age Peace Plan. Smith contends that New Age sympathizer Robert Schuller has had a great influence on Rick Warren’s teachings and that Schuller’s influence can be found in Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life. Smith was a former New Age follower and he draws from his knowledge of the New Age subculture that is being subtly weaved into the Christian culture.

 

 

A "Wonderful" Deception
by Warren B. Smith

 

Five years after writing Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church, former New Age follower Warren B. Smith continues to reveal how Rick Warren and other Christian leaders-wittingly or unwittingly-are leading the church into a spiritual trap. A "Wonderful" Deception examines church metaphors, concepts, and beliefs that are essentially the same as those being used in today's New Age teachings. And while biblical prophecy is being minimized and explained away, the "New Science" is being used to prepare the world-and the church-to accept a new spirituality and a false New Age Christ. This book explains how all the puzzle pieces are in place for the "strong delusion" described in 2 Thessalonians. A "Wonderful" Deception pierces right into the heart of this deception while preparing believers in Jesus Christ to effectively stand against it.