New article from my brothers and sisters in the Lord at Lighthouse Trail’s Research Dave and Deb Dombrowski. The Dombrowski’s have steadily been a solid source of biblical based information. I heartily encourage you to check their website and get up to date news and information about the growing deception that is infecting Christianity from businessman and false teachers such as Rick Warren among others.
Here is the article from Lighthouse Trails Blog-
For those who read the Time article and are not familiar with Rick Warren’s previous statements and teachings, Warren’s reformation may appear to be a biblically-based reformation, one that represents the Christian church, caring about the poor and needy. But Warren has defined this “new reformation” and how he intends to “re-engineer” the Christian faith. For instance, when Warren spoke at the Pew Forum on Religion in 2005, he told the audience that his new Christian reformation would include those from other faiths (in particularly Muslims). So when Warren talks about extending his vision to “the wider Evangelical community,” this is an inaccurate remark because Warren has intended for that extension to include people of all faiths, as well as people of no faith and as well as those practicing homosexuality:
Who’s the man of peace in any village – or it might be a woman of peace – who has the most respect, they’re open and they’re influential? They don’t have to be a Christian. In fact, they could be a Muslim, but they’re open and they’re influential and you work with them to attack the five giants. And that’s going to bring the second Reformation. – Rick Warren, May 2005, < href=”http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/pewreligion.htm”>Pew Forum on Religion
In an interview in August 2006 with Charlie Rose, Warren stated that we don’t have to have the same religion or moral beliefs to work with people on poverty, disease, etc. As an example he said he just met with the President of the gay-activist group ACT UP, and asked him, “Eric [Sawyer], how can I help you get your message out?” Sawyer answered, “Use your moral authority.” Warren then said to Rose, “I’m working with these guys … I’m looking for a coalition of civility, which means let’s get back to the original meaning of tolerance.”
Not only will Warren’s PEACE plan for a new reformation include Muslims and gays, it will also include those with New Age propensities. Just this month, Warren hosted a Small Groups Conference in which New Age sympathizer Leonard Sweet was a featured speaker. Sweet’s spirituality is unveiled in his book Quantum Spiritualitywhere he resonates wholeheartedly with New Age mystics (like Matthew Fox and Ken Wilber) and says that we can help people find their “christ-consciousness” through small groups. Warren has promoted Leonard Sweet for many years and clearly continues to do so with virtually no response or critique from Christian leaders around the world.
Without question, Warren’s reformation will include mysticism. He stated that very precisely many years ago in his first book, Purpose Driven Church, when he said the Spiritual Formation movement (via Richard Foster) would be a wake up call to the church. This makes sense given the fact that Warren’s 20 year plus mentor was Peter Drucker who had mystical propensities.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Warren’s new reformation will include the emerging church. Roger Oakland has documented this fact in his landmark book, Faith Undone, showing Warren’s continued participation and efforts in helping the emerging church become that next “reformation generation.”
Read the rest of the article here – http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/index.php?p=1096&more=1&c=1
May 26, 2008
And in the latter time of their kingdom,
When the transgressors have reached their fullness,
A king shall arise,
Having fierce features,
Who understands sinister schemes.
24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power;
He shall destroy fearfully,
And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.
25 “ Through his cunning
He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule;[c]
And he shall exalt himself in his heart.
He shall destroy many in their prosperity.
He shall even rise against the Prince of princes;
But he shall be broken without human means