Rick Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan

May 23, 2008

 

The first Reformation was about beliefs. This one needs to be about behavior.… We’ve had a Reformation; what we need now is a transformation.” [1] Rick Warren

“The transition… to a culture of peace is a process of individual, collective and institutional transformation.”[2] UNESCO Culture of Peace Programme

“Citizenship for the next century is learning to live together. The 21st Century city will be a city of social solidarity…. We have to redefine the words… [and write a new] social contract.” [3] Federico Mayor, former head of UNESCO.

Notice that when Rick originally promoted his PEACE Plan the acronym for P was Plant Churches.

Now that has been changed to Promoting Reconciliation.

Sounds good doesn’t it? You may ask so what if Rick changed what he was saying he does that all the time doesnt he? Well yes that’s quite true Rick changes what he says all the time but..

Actually it made my neck hairs stand up. This spelled Global Church, One World Religion to me.

What does it say to you?

I think we should treat all people of all religions with love and compassion. But the only reconcelliation a lost and dying world needs is Jesus Christ.

Is Warren promoting people to reconcile with Jesus Christ?

Of course not Warren is a pluralist check out the following statement”

At the 2005 United Nations Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, Rick Warren made the following comments to 100 delegates who represented various different religions:

I’m not talking about a religion this morning. You may be Catholic or Protestant or Buddhist or Baptist or Muslim or Mormon or Jewish or you may 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.2

 

I happen to know people who are followers of Christ in other religions.15–Rick Warren
source  http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/index.php?p=920&c=1

 

Great set of article’s by my sister in the Lord Berit Kjos.

Here are the links to those articles-Tim

Part 1 The Emerging Global Church

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/peace-un.htm

The next article focus’s on Ken Blanchard who continues to endorse and praise books by New Age authors.

Part 2

Equipping leaders to “Lead Like Jesus”?

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/peace-un-2.htm

 

 My good friend and brother in the Lord Bud Press states in a recent article

Famous last statements

 

“It is neither Ken’s nor the staff of Lead Like Jesus desire to do anything that might cause another to stumble or that might hinder the furtherance of the gospel. We appreciate the excitement and enthusiasm with which Lead Like Jesus is being embraced all over the country. As leaders in this field, we take seriously our responsibility to offer the very best that we are and, as such, we pledge anew to honor God in everything we do” (Lead Like Jesus, July 21, 2005, on file).

 

“Recently, it was brought to my attention that some of my endorsements and book forewords are for books written by authors who espouse concepts that are contrary to Christian teachings. I did not realize that this was the case when I wrote these endorsements and forewords. But now after further study and discussions with other followers of Jesus whom I respect and admire, including the staff at Watchman Fellowship, I understand why these are problematic and I promise that I will exercise better discernment in the future”  (Ken Blanchard, July 22, 2005, on file).

 

But the statements of holy Scripture provide a chilling reminder that God knows the hearts of men, and that judgement is coming upon those who claim to be Christian, but who are, in reality, counterfeits:

 

But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage. But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you (Galatians 2:4-5).

 

 

 

 

 

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 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 11:13-15).

 

see this link to read the article-

http://www.christianresearchservice.com/KenBlanchard10.htm

 

And Part three of Berits article is titledWarren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan and UN Goals – Part 3 “Whom do we serve”

here is the link to that article

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/peace-un-3.htm

What did Jesus state in scripture? Was he promting Rodney King style of religion ie “Cant we all just get along.

No Jesus stated ““Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew10:34-39 NASB)

When you bring the gospel of Jesus Christ forward to a lost and dying world that will always cause strife with those who regect Jesus.
When you state that Jesus is the Only Way to reconciliation  and peace God and the only way to eternity in heaven that is going to cause problems with those who reject Christ.
Is Rick Warren promoting the gospel?
Of course not.
 Ricks many recent statements (or lack of) on television and on recent U Tube videos state Ricks real purpose and show’s what Rick Warren is really all about.
Rick only promotes the gospel of Jesus Christ perhaps to his Christian audience at Saddleback on Sunday’s.
I believe we still have yet to see the real Rick Warren.
More to come.
Tim
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