"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "surely because My flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock;...(Ezekiel 34:8)
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;…(Ephesians 4:14)
False prophets of evangelicalism embrace 'global warming'
February 17, 2006
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, and Duane Litfin, president of Wheaton College are part of the "Evangelical Climate Initiative" of eighty-six 'evangelical' leaders backing an initiative to resist global warming. The author of "The Purpose-Driven Life" deception has joined misguided 'leaders' such as Todd Bassett, national commander of the Salvation Army, and Leith Anderson, former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, World Vision President Rich Stearns, Wheaton College President Duane Litfin, Christianity Today Editor David Neff and Executive Editor Timothy George. They claim that "millions of people could die in this century because of climate change, most of them our poorest global neighbors,' and their initiative calls for legislation requiring reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and will feature political lobbying and television and radio advertising in an effort to change public opinion, for the purpose of the initiative is to "encourage action by evangelical Christians and all Americans to make life changes necessary to help solve the global warming crisis, and to advance legislation that will limit emissions, while respecting economic and business concerns." "We have not paid as much attention to climate change as we should, and that's why I'm willing to step up," said Duane Litfin, president of Wheaton College, an influential evangelical institution in Illinois, "The evangelical community is quite capable of having some blind spots, and my take is this has fallen into that category." The Rev. Joel Hunter, pastor of a megachurch in Longwood, Fla., said: "As Christians, our faith in Jesus Christ compels us to love our neighbors and to be stewards of God's creation. The good news is that with God's help, we can stop global warming, for our kids, our world and for the Lord."
Another group of 22 evangelical leaders, including Chuck Colson and James Dobson, signed a statement declaring that "global warming is not a consensus issue," as if a consensus among "evangelicals" is any sort of authority whatsoever. We can be confident that the Bible, which should be their sole authority for faith and practice, gives no support for Christians to be caught up in environmentalism. The Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ gives no support whatsoever to these worldly worries about environmentalism or social-political schemes. These luminaries who signed on to the "Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action" promptly climbed into bed with funding sources that hate God, hate Christianity and hate freedom. In a column at the Christian Worldview Network, Brannon Howse wrote that the initiative "is being funded by pro-abortion, pro-same-sex marriage, globalist foundations." Among them are the Rockefeller Brothers Fund - a group determined to bring the world under the yoke of global government and global religion: "The Rockefeller Brother's Fund has given grants to such radical environmental groups as Greenpeace. Let's not forget that it was the Rockefellers that donated the land and formed the United Nations ... According to a press release by the pro-life group Human Life International, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund supports many anti-Christian ideals and organizations including the United Nation's Millennium Peace Summit." Howse also points out the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation approved a grant of $600,000 to International Planned Parenthood Foundation to provide "sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents in Brazil, Ecuador and Peru." E. Calvin Beisner, associate professor of historical theology at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., helped organize opposition into a group called the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance and pointed out that "the science is not settled" on whether global warming was actually a problem, or even that human beings were causing it, and the solutions advocated by global warming opponents would only cause the cost of energy to rise, with the burden falling most heavily on the poor.
If this misguided group of 'evangelicals' really were concerned about "global warming" they should address that described in 2 Peter 3:10-11. "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness."
We see that, once more, the ignorance of those calling themselves 'evangelical Christians' is partly to blame for this error, for a recent poll shows 70 percent of American evangelical Christians see global warming as a "serious threat" to the future of the planet. Conducted by Ellison Research, the survey indicates a majority of evangelicals agree with these 'Christian leaders' and included the following results:
95 percent of evangelical respondents agreed that "God gave us dominion over His creation, so we have a responsibility to care for it."
84 percent of evangelicals agreed that reducing pollution is a form of obedience to the biblical command to love your neighbor.
92 percent agreed that "in the long run, it will be cheaper to protect the environment now than to fix it later."
95 percent agreed that "a healthy environment helps to keep your family healthy."
51 percent said the U.S. should take steps to address global warming, even if there is a high economic cost.
The poll also found that two-thirds of evangelicals are either completely or mostly convinced that global warming is actually taking place.
The (September, 2005) survey is accurate to within plus-or-minus 3.1 percentage points with a 95 percent confidence level and was funded by the Evangelical Environmental Network.
Not all Christians have swallowed this global warming deception and WND founder and editor Joseph Farah pulled no punches in stating as strongly as possibly that the leaders should make sure they're not some of the ones Christ will ultimately reject, as He predicted in the book of Matthew 7:23: "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Farah wrote: "Before attempting to work out the salvation of the world by government force, maybe these folks, too, should be certain they work out their own personal salvation with fear and trembling. I'm not the judge of where they will spend eternity. But I do know they are about the business of making earth a living hell." Columnist Cal Thomas wrote in a similar vein: "If evangelicals make the environment another 'cause,' they are likely to be as frustrated and disappointed as when they exercised misplaced faith in politics to cure other social evils. Should they desire a real effect on the planet, let them return to the eternal message that has been given them to share with a world that needs it now more than ever."
http://www.nytimes.com - and other sources
Rick Warren: There is Salvation Outside of Knowing Christ
SLICE OF LAODICEA - by Ingrid Schlueter
February 13, 2006
Rick Warren believes that there is salvation today for those who have never heard of Jesus. His Saddleback Family website asks this question: 'What about people who live in a country where they have never heard about Jesus? Will they be able to get into heaven by some other way?'
Answer: 'There is only one way to get into heaven, through what Jesus did on the cross for us. He paid the price for our sins on the cross, no one else could do that because He alone is God.'
Question: 'What about those who haven't heard about the cross?'
Answer: 'They can be saved the same way that the people in the Old Testament were saved. The book of Romans tells us again and again that Abraham was saved the same way that we are, by his faith. Abraham didn't know the name of Jesus or that one day Jesus would die on the cross for his sins, but he trusted all that he knew about the God who had shown Himself to Abraham. Because of that trust, when Jesus died thousands of years after Abraham, the same forgiveness that was offered to us was given to Abraham. God still reveals Himself to people who haven't heard the name of Jesus today. Romans 1:19-23;10:13-21 tells us that, even by nature itself, we can all clearly see who God really is. None of us can stand before God and say, I didn't understand." We all live as His creations in the world that He has made... the evidence of the love and grace of God are all around us! Let me be clear about what this means. A person who trusted in God without hearing the name of Jesus would be of the heart to immediately recognize that Jesus was the name of the one they believed in if they were ever to hear His name and story. They would know, just as Abraham would have known, that this is the truth about the God they have been following all of their lives. Someone who has begun to walk in the light is always able to recognize a brighter light..'
This article doesn't explain how we can begin to "walk in the light" without 'the Light of the World' (John 8:12; 9:5)? Where will this light come from when our hearts are dark with sin as Romans 3:23 ('since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God') states? Warren's theology is consistent with his companions in heresy, such as Peale, Schuller and Campolo: since, by their theology, all have the 'Christ spirit' indwelling them, what need do we have for missions or true evangelism at all? These New Age inter-spiritualists beliefs claim that all world religions are essentially the same and worship the same God beneath the superficial differences. Of course, Saddleback and its companion churches have already done away with genuine Christian evangelism. It is no surprise that the 'purpose driven' movement is going after social and geo-political works to cure the world's physical ills since they have gone after the apostasy that you can be saved without knowing about Christ or the cross.
2 Timothy 4:3-4: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
Brian McLaren Confused About Homosexuality?
SPIRITUAL RESEARCH NETWORK
February 23, 2006
Brian McLaren, Leadership Columnist for that home of liberals and pseudo-Christians, Christianity Today claims:
"Frankly, many of us don't know what we should think about homosexuality. We've heard all sides, but no position has yet won our confidence so that we can say "it seems good to the Holy Spirit and us."... If we think that there may actually be a legitimate context for some homosexual relationships, we know that the biblical arguments are nuanced and multilayered, and the pastoral ramifications are staggeringly complex ... Perhaps we need a five-year moratorium on making pronouncements [about homosexuality]. In the meantime, we'll practice prayerful Christian dialogue, listening respectfully, disagreeing agreeably. When decisions need to be made, they'll be admittedly provisional. We'll keep our ears attuned to scholars in biblical studies, theology, ethics, psychology, genetics, sociology, and related fields. Then in five years, if we have clarity, we'll speak; if not, we'll set another five years for ongoing reflection. After all, many important issues in church history took centuries to figure out. Maybe this moratorium would help us resist the "winds of doctrine" blowing furiously from the left and right, so we can patiently wait for the wind of the Spirit to set our course."
God has made His viewpoint on every sin very clear in His Word and He is certainly not confused about the sin of homosexuality (ref. Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-27 etc.)- even though heretic McLaren is ignorant and seeking to confuse those uninformed enough to follow him. Incredible that McLaren can unblushingly talk about setting periods of 'five years', thus inferring that God has failed to give His people guidelines on such an important subject for thousands of years!
For a typically unabashed James Jacob Prasch expose of McLaren go to:
Leader's Insight: No Cowardly Flip-Flop?
January 23, 2006
Brian McLaren excelled himself again in this account of a conversation with a couple who approached him immediately after a service:
'This was their first time visiting, and they really enjoyed the service, they said, but they had one question. You can guess what the question was about: not transubstantiation, not speaking in tongues, not inerrancy or eschatology, but where our church stood on homosexuality. That "still, small voice" told me not to answer. Instead I asked, "Can you tell me why that question is important to you?" "It's a long story," he said with a laugh. Usually when I'm asked about this subject, it's by conservative Christians wanting to be sure that we conform to what I call "radio-orthodoxy," i.e. the religio-political priorities mandated by many big-name religious broadcasters. Sometimes it's asked by ex-gays who want to be sure they'll be supported in their ongoing re-orientation process, or parents whose children have recently "come out."...I hesitate in answering "the homosexual question" not because I'm a cowardly flip-flopper who wants to tickle ears, but because I am a pastor, and pastors have learned from Jesus that there is more to answering a question than being right or even honest: we must also be …… pastoral. That means understanding the question beneath the question, the need or fear or hope or assumption that motivates the question...'
McLaren may like to kid himself that he is no 'cowardly flip-flopper', but the truth lies far from his pretensions. His unremitting stance is to downgrade the Word of God, as he proved in his barely disguised attack on orthodox Christians in his book 'A New Kind of Christian: a Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey' (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001), which won a Christianity Today 'Award of Merit' in 2002. Why should we expect him to give a straight answer to a 'straight' question?
Jump on the Warren gravy-train - dumb-down your message!
Testimonial Letter - from Bob DeWaay
January 28, 2005
Bob DeWaay reported from the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) convention in Nashville:
'My publisher, Lee Fredrickson, had a booth there and I was signing copies of Redefining Christianity for bookstore buyers and others. I was able to talk to over 300 people and warn them about the Purpose Driven movement. However, the sad part of the story is the state of Christian publishing ... Over half the titles were of the self-help/life enhancement genre. Some were neutral and some way off. Nearly all the rest of the titles were rank heresy. Destiny Image had a huge, prominent display promoting every heresy imaginable all the way from T.D. Jakes to a guy I debated 20 years ago, Mark Virkler, who claims he can teach you how to hear God's voice so you can get your own personal revelations. I n the middle of their many titles promoting heresy there was the ultimate irony - a title that said 'How to Avoid Deception'! Well the obvious answer is to never read a book published by Destiny Image! ... One of the more interesting people I met there was a buyer who was looking for scholarly titles to stock in his bookstores. He told me he could find none there. People are looking for spiritual experiences and self-help; not truth. I gave the man my book and told him that it will help explain why the evangelical church is in the state it is. We are in a vicious cycle it seems. The most prominent evangelical leaders like Rick Warren and Joel Osteen (a book by that particular 'theological giant' was being promoted) are dominating the market, and influencing pastors. The pastors, wanting to cash in on Warren's success, are following his example and dumbing down their messages. The people in the pew do not hear enough solid Biblical exposition to even know what they are missing unless they have been around long enough to know what it is supposed to be like. The people in the pew are the potential buyers of Christian Books. The Booksellers, being market savvy, publish books for this market. The market is for two things, a mystical spiritual experience or help solving life's problems. Thus 90% or more of the titles reflect this. Rick Warren said it best in his first book: 'People are not looking for truth, they are looking for relief.' So Warren thinks that is what we should offer them. Therein lays the problem. They think they are getting relief because they feel good through their spiritual experience and find some practical answers through Christian self-help books. But they have no clue that many of them are facing God's wrath in eternity. If they are saved, they have no clue how impoverished their souls are becoming. On a positive note, I met John MacArthur yesterday as he is in our city speaking for our local radio station. He spoke to a handful of pastors in the morning and to a large crowd last night. MacArthur's messages were absolutely outstanding as he warned us about the war on the Scriptures and presented the truth of the gospel in a most powerful way. I thank God for him. I thank God for each of you and your love for the truth.'
The purpose-driven pastor
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - By Paul Nussbaum
January 9, 2006
The best-selling hard-back non-fiction book in the nation, 'The Purpose-Driven Life', coupled with videos and 40-day Bible study plans, has enabled Warren to create an unparalleled international network of millions of individuals and 400,000 churches, spanning faiths and denominations. How does he plan to use his growing influence and wealth? For an ambitious global attack on poverty, AIDS, illiteracy and disease. Warren recently declared:
"The New Testament says the church is the body of Christ but, for the last 100 years, the hands and feet have been amputated, and the church has just been a mouth. And mostly, it's been known for what it's against ...I'm so tired of Christians being known for what they're against."
The Purpose Driven Life has sold more than 24 million English-language copies since 2002, with millions more in other languages. It has been popular with Lutherans, Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, with pastors and priests using it as a Bible-study handbook. The book figured prominently in a hostage drama in Georgia last March when Ashley Smith, held by alleged Atlanta courthouse killer Brian Nichols, said he released her after she gave him methamphetamine and read to him from the book.
Warren "is able to cast the Christian story so people can hear it in fresh ways," claims Donald E. Miller, director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. "Fresh" is the key word for the ''Purpose Driven Life,' but not in the way Miller thinks. If you take an apostate rendering of God's Word called 'The Message' and use it to dress up your private interpretations of Scripture to make them look palatable to the church, add the old failed social gospel and repackage it for a new generation, throw in marketing hype, you can fool millions! He is "a very important figure in evangelical Christianity," part of a "trend we'll see more of," Miller said, citing Warren's independence, social activism, informality and ability to reach across racial and national lines. "The Gen X-ers are sick and tired of flash and hype and marketing," Miller said, "the soft sell of a Rick Warren is far more attractive to them than a highly stylized TV presentation of the Christian message."
Among evangelicals, Warren is seen as more influential than better-known (and more-divisive) figures such as religious broadcasters Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, or radio psychologist James Dobson, and is often seen as the heir to Billy Graham as "America's pastor." Scott L. Thumma, a professor of the sociology of religion at Hartford Seminary and the author of a forthcoming book on mega-churches, said polls of church leaders often put Warren in first or second place among 'most-influential' evangelical leaders. "And one of the interesting things is that he crosses boundaries... . He's not just respected by the evangelical world but by many outside that world," Thumma said.
In North Philadelphia, the Rev. Herbert Lusk, the former Philadelphia Eagles running back who is pastor of the Greater Exodus Baptist Church and a prominent supporter of President Bush, brought Warren to town in November to raise money for aid to Africa. Lusk also tutored many of the Eagles' players and coaches in the Purpose-Driven Life program last year. Lusk said Warren "took the principles that we preach about every Sunday and packaged them in a way that are palatable for Christians and non-Christians ...The guy is a preacher's preacher... . He's the leading evangelical in the world, unquestionably."
Evangelicals are often equated with fundamentalists or the religious right, which annoys Warren. Although he's politically conservative - opposing abortion and gay marriage and supporting the death penalty - . Warren is a friend of President Bush and a repeat visitor to the White House. But he also met for several hours at Saddleback last month with Senator John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, to discuss issues such as poverty and the environment. "I'm worried that evangelicals be identified too much with one party or the other. When that happens, you lose your prophetic role of speaking truth to power," Warren said, "and you have to defend stupid things that leaders do ...". Warren has a prophetic role? He wishes!
This month, he is leading a trip to Rwanda, to train pastors and distribute medicine and money to battle AIDS and other diseases. It's part of what he calls his global PEACE plan (Plant a church, Equip leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick, Educate the next generation). Last month, he launched the first major evangelical effort to battle AIDS, convening a three-day conference at Saddleback to mobilize American Christians to help AIDS victims and raise money to fight the disease. Part of the battle for Warren is overcoming resistance from evangelicals who view AIDS as strictly a gay disease or even as divine retribution for immoral behavior.
Warren said he sees religious institutions as more powerful forces than governments for solving the world's problems: "I would trust any imam or priest or rabbi to know what is going on in a community before I would any government agency." Warren would trust unbelievers opinions? Should we be surprised? Not when we already have the evidence of the number of unbelievers and anti-Christians he actually quotes to support his false views in his 'Purpose Driven' deception!
But, Warren claims, powerful as churches can be in working for the powerless, they can't succeed without governments and non-governmental organizations. Perhaps someone should tell God?
As recorded on earlier pages, Warren predicts that fundamentalism...will be "one of the big enemies of the 21st century." "Muslim fundamentalism, , Jewish fundamentalism, secular fundamentalism - they're all motivated by fear. Fear of each other."
Rick Warren's Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan vs.Scripture
By James Sundquist
'Dedicated to the churches of Jesus Christ our Savior in the 67 countries in which Rick Warren has tested his pilot P.E.A.C.E. Plan in 2005, the 131 countries he has been working on for the last two years, to those who speak the 56 languages in which Purpose Driven Life has already been translated, and to rest of the nations throughout the uttermost parts of the earth that he has targeted to consummate the roll-out for his plan in 2006. This is also dedicated to the tens of thousands of churches which have already been stolen by Rick Warren's teachings and to the saints who were purpose-driven from those churches for opposing his teachings and covenants, many of whom now have no church and to all of those pastors and church members still on the fence about Rick Warren's teachings.. We hope this will help alert you to the magnitude and scope of this religion and movement and sound an alarm to those Christians who have never heard of Rick Warren.
The following documentary compares Rick Warren's Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan to Scriptural Teachings (see section on New Reformation in this document for description of Rick Warren's P.E.A.C.E. Acronym). Warren announced his Global P.E.A.C.E Plan on April 17, 2005 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California to an audience of 30,000 people, during a church service marking the 25th Anniversary of Saddleback Church. Earlier in 2005, Warren had previewed it when he disclosed on CNN's Larry King Live: 'And we're right now doing a test pilot of the PEACE plan in 67 countries. We're about a year and a half into it. It's a two-year test plan. We plan to go public with it - well, now, it's going public on LARRY KING - but we plan to go public with it in 2006, which is to mobilize hundreds of thousands of small groups that have done the 40 days of purpose in churches and communities and civic groups and corporations - churches that have done 40 days of purpose in groups to do these five things around the world. And that's really why I was in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, to test that."
Table of Contents:
1. Opening Song At Rick Warren's Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan Inauguration
2. What Is Missing
3. What Is The Definition Of Evil?
4. Who's Leading?
5. New Reformation
6. Guarantees Success
7. How Is It Financed?
8. Fear Of Lord
9. Blood Of Jesus
10. Peace As The World Knows
11. Wrath Of The Lamb
13. Includes Muslims
14. Nehemiah Covenant
15. Abuse Of Authority
16. False Teachings And False Bible Translations
18. Perfect Peace Or Imperfect Peace?
19. What About The Curses?
Rick Warren's Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan vs. Scripture by James Sundquist is now available at Rock Salt Publishing
and also as a PDF file from Proclamation, Invitation, and Warning
The falling away and the road to Babylon
National Prayer Breakfast or Spiritual Tower of Babel?
SLICE OF LAODICEA - by Ingrid Schlueter - February 7, 2006 - When the Muslim King of Jordan rose to give the benediction at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on February 2, thousands of evangelical Christians rose with him to pray as he petitioned Allah for his blessings on the assembled crowd. When the breakfast was opened in prayer by an Orthodox Jew who has rejected Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the crowd of evangelicals bowed duly and prayed to a God that did not include their Saviour. The name of Jesus Christ was, in fact, barely mentioned at the event, according to the Washington Times. Evangelical leaders of the annual breakfast had been criticized for having too much of Jesus at past events. They made up for it this year by all but ignoring Jesus Christ and giving the benediction prayer to a Muslim for the first time.
Following the event there was a luncheon meeting at which the King of Jordan, King Abdullah II, was the keynote speaker. In his speech to over 2,000 Christian leaders, the king read 8 verses from the Koran and six from the Bible. The attendees clapped like seals as the Muslim king called for unity among moderate Jews, Christians and Muslims in order to face down what he called, 'our common enemy' - extremism. King Abdullah called for 'moderates' of the world's big three religions to find common ground and unity.
After the luncheon, Christian leaders met with the king for an hour. Evangelicals in the meeting included Richard Cizik, VP for Governmental Affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals, Rick Warren, mega pastor from Saddleback, Don Argue from Northwestern University in Washington State, Richard Mouw, President of Fuller Theological Seminary and various Jewish rabbis and sundry others.
Amidst the glad handing and the adrenaline rush of supping with power, something very vital was ignored by the thousands of Christians in attendance. What was ignored was the fact that praying with those who reject Christ as God come in the flesh is to disobey the Word of God:
'Be not equally yoked 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.' (II Corinthians 6:14-17)
The conduct of the leadership and attendees at the National Prayer Breakfast was in direct violation of God's clear command. To pray with and to meet for religious purposes with those who worship idols is sin. Whatever political unity or religious unity is forged because of events like this, we can be sure that it has a foundation of rebellion against the dictates of God's Word and as such, can never be blessed.
Increasingly, we are seeing an ecumenical drive for unity that is being spearheaded by evangelicals. Richard Mouw from Fuller Seminary and his disgraceful participation in the Mormon/Christian event in Salt Lake City not long ago was yet another example of this. Purity of Christian doctrine no longer matters in an age when family values political muscle is valued over the truth of the Gospel.
What is the truth of the Gospel? The truth of the Gospel is that outside of faith in the merits of Christ alone and His atoning work on the cross, a soul will be eternally damned. The truth of the Gospel is that no amount of conservative rhetoric or political sympathy will merit eternal life. The truth of the Gospel is that rejection of Jesus Christ as the eternal Son of God is a fatal error that upon death, can never be remedied. The truth of the Gospel, by definition, excludes all other truth claims and exposes their error. This is the crux of the evangelical problem today. Ted Haggard is leading the National Association of Evangelicals into the same terminal mistake made by the National Council of Churches and the mainline churches just a few decades ago. In the interest of political expediency and popularity, the hard edge of the Gospel has been blurred and has nearly disappeared altogether. Adding to the compromise of the hour, emergent evangelical church leaders are reintroducing universalism and eastern religious practices to a new generation, mega church pastors and the Purpose Driven movement are subtly redefining the Gospel with man at the center, churches are using every carnal means imaginable to draw crowds and meanwhile, the world is not hearing the ringing call of the Gospel. The unsaved are not hearing the message to throw down their rebel arms at the cross and find forgiveness. As a result, millions of souls are being lost for eternity.
We must resist the lure of the current spiritual tower of Babel in evangelicalism. In the closing hours of history, the enemy is making a last power play for the heart and soul of Christ's true church. Through the power of the blood of Christ and the word of our testimonies, we can overcome the enemy and refuse to deny our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Taking this road will not be easy and those who do will find themselves increasingly outside the mainstream. But if we believe Christ's description of the narrow way as being the way of Life, how can we do anything else?
"Christian" Leader Ken Blanchard Still Promoting New Age
February 21, 2006
Well-known professing Christian author, speaker and business guru, Ken Blanchard, who has ties with Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, David Jeremiah and other Christian leaders, has been endorsing and promoting New Age teachings for over twenty years. After this was brought to light last April in our Special Report, . This critical situation is affecting believers world-wide. Blanchard, head of the Lead Like Jesus organization, is considered by many as a trusted leader. He speaks at many different conferences including the Living Leadership with Mikhail Gorbachev...
See Link below for a table showing many of the connections Blanchard has to the New Age.BILLION SOUL PASTORS CONFERENCE FEATURES ROMAN CATHOLIC SPEAKER
Friday Church News Notes, February 17, 2006 - David Cloud - www.wayoflife.org
The Global Pastors Network (GPN) is alleged to be "the greatest concerted effort of evangelism in history." In January it sponsored the Billion Soul Pastors Conference in Orlando, Florida, with the goal of planting five million new churches and converting one billion souls to Christ over the next ten years. The GPN was founded in 2002 by the late Bill Bright and James O. Davis, and so far it has brought together 20,000 pastors from 70 countries. At the first conference, in January 2002, Bill Bright expressed the GPN'S grandiose scheme: "The Global Pastors Network will create a technological presence for the purpose of touching, teaching, and training EVERY PASTOR IN THE WORLD." The endeavor is an ecumenical hodge-podge that includes Lutherans, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Nazarenes, Episcopalians, Pentecostals, Charismatics, Word-Faith proponents, Calvary Church, you name it. Keynote participants have included Pat Robertson, Ted Haggard, Jerry Falwell, Reinhold Bonnke, John Maxwell, Billy Joe Daugherty, Jack Hayford, Elmer Townsend, Tony Evans, Larry Burkett, Rick Warren, Stephen Olford, Kay Arthur, Charles Stanley, Adrian Rogers, and H.B. London. Kenneth Ulmer, one of the leaders of GPN, claims that fulfilling the goal of reaching one billion souls "will certainly mean some kind of new world order" ("Pastors Hope to Spread Gospel, Hasten End Time," Seattle Times, Feb. 8). That is the post-millennial or "kingdom now" heresy. One of the speakers at January's Billion Soul Pastors Conference was New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a Roman Catholic who supports "abortion rights and gay rights." Giuliani is a good politician and he knows religion, but he does not know the gospel of the grace of Jesus Christ, and this illustrates the confusion that surrounds this type of ecumenical endeavor. The Bible demands true unity of doctrine and purpose. "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment" (1 Cor. 1:10). It is very strange thing to create a massive program to reach one billion souls when you have not even agreed on the definition of the gospel, not to speak of the myriad of other doctrines that compose the New Testament faith.