By Don Koenig
The next phase of the game plan of the new evangelical gurus is "God's plan" to change the world through the purpose driven seeker-friendly churches that buy into Rick Warren's global peace plan that Warren says WILL HAPPEN.
P.E.A.C.E. stands for:
P romoting reconciliation (changed in 2007 from planting churches)
E quip leaders
A ssist the poor
C are for the sick
E ducate the next generation
This all sounds very noble but hasn't the church already been doing this p.e.a.c.e. program for 2000 years? Now all of a sudden because Rick Warren who is the guru of the seeker friendly purpose driven movement says they he is starting a global peace plan to change the world. It becomes "Gods plan" and Warren says it has to come about! If purpose driven seeker friendly churches are the example of the churches they intend to plant then maybe God is not in their global peace plan at all.
Rick Warren claims he will do this with his billion man army. His billion man army from where I might ask? there are only several hundred million true Christians on the whole earth. I guess General Warren's plan is to draft pseudo Christians and Moslems into his billion man army and expect everyone to follow his marching orders.
The New Age (now repackaged and called the New Spirituality) also has a P.E.A.C.E. plan presented by Neale Donald Walsch, the author of "Conversations with God". Walsch's PEACE plan is:
P ermit ourselves to acknowledge that some of our old beliefs about God and about Life are no longer working.
E xplore the possibility that there is something we do not understand about God and about life, the understanding of which could change everything.
A nnounce that we are willing for new understandings of God and Life to now be brought forth, understandings that could produce a new way of life on this planet.
C ourageously examine these new understandings and if they align with our personal inner truth and knowing, to enlarge our belief system to include them.
E xpress our lives as a demonstration of our highest beliefs, rather than as a denial of them
(Deceived on Purpose, Warren Smith, Mountain Stream Press 2004 p 63)
I know Rick Warren teaches against new age paganism but that does not mean he does not have some pagan practices within his own dominionist church programs. There are others like Robert Schuller who are using their own platform to jump on Warren's purpose driven bandwagon. Expect some great confusion in the ranks of Warren's billion man army because many in it will be marching to the beat of a different drummer. By the way, Rick Warren has no problem with Moslem priests joining his great commission to bring his purpose driven P.E.A.C.E. program to the whole world.
Robert Schuller is the father of the seeker friendly church
Robert Schuller is a Universalist (all people will be saved). Knowing this why would any true Christian still believe that Robert Schuller presents the true Gospel and the same Jesus as the Jesus in the Bible? Those who believe Schuller has the same Jesus as the Bible have no business teaching others anything because they themselves obviously cannot discern truth from falsehood. It could be that those who believe Robert Schuller is a Christian have never understood the message in the Bible themselves or it could be that they are just deceived on purpose.
Are Schuller's supporters and his disciples truly born of the Spirit or do they just have the "New Age" belief that Jesus was just another enlightened teacher to help us along the path to discover the Christ in us all? The "New Age" connection in the gospel of Robert Schuller is unmistakable and his gospel of self-esteem - positive confession - and what you believe you will achieve, is contrary to the teaching of the Bible. It instead is founded on the teaching of pagan gurus who themselves admittedly received the concepts from spirit guides (demons). These demonic concepts are now being sold as truths by certain psychologist moneychangers in purpose driven churches.
A strong delusion?
Are dominionist evangelical leaders preparing the Church for the return of Jesus Christ or are they really setting up pseudo Christianity for the end time deception of the new age Antichrist?
The Bible tells us in the last days a man will appear speaking great things and he will come in on a PEACE plan of his own. It is also clear that in the last days that there will be an all-inclusive world religion but this universal religion is not of God it is of Satan and his Antichrist.
Jesus made it very clear that He is the only way to God. Where in all this teaching by Schuller and his latter day church growth disciples like Rick Warren is the teaching that their will be a great end time deception before Jesus returns? Jesus said the deception would be so great that even the elect will be deceived if it were possible (Mat 24: 21-25, Mar 13:22).
Mat 24:21 then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
Will P.E.A.C.E. really come on the earth before Jesus returns?
Did Jesus say that His church would bring peace to the earth? That concept cannot be found in scripture. What Jesus did say is:
Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Christians need more discernment not more gurus with humanistic dominionist dreams
It is high time that the Church went back to the basics and studied the scriptures for themselves and stopped being led by the nose by gurus who publish their latest whim.
After the packaged feedings the church has swallowed called - Experiencing God , The Alpha Course, The Prayer of Jabez, The Purpose Driven Life, The Dream Giver and now the new Global P.E.A.C.E plan, it is imperative that the Church started using some discernment about the teaching and the teachers they follow. It is imperative that Christians search the scriptures rather than just read the prepackaged quarterly magazines and the success books that have replaced true Bible studies in many churches. Is all this post modern thinking written by the latest Christian gurus really what the Bible teaches or is it really doctrines of dominionism, humanism and mysticism? There is only one way to find out, an accurate translation of the Bible must be read and studied (not a paraphrase).
Thanks to Rick Warren we now have purpose driven nations as well as purpose driven churches. One such purpose driven nation in Africa thought the purpose driven "dream giver" (Bruce Wilkerson) purpose driven program was a little too much like neo-colonialism and they rejected the "dream giver" with all his money.
Recently Rick Warren caused an uproar by going to Syria where he was taped praising the antichristian dictator of this terrorist nation. Warren has future plans to go to North Korea. One might wonder how Warren gets access to these rogue nations. Warren is a member of the ultra elite Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Could it be that what is being espoused in some evangelical circles are doctrines of men or demons that have been deceptively weaved into the fabric of the many colored garments that are now displayed on the backs of multitudes of Christian dummies?
The purpose-driven lie, by Joseph Farah (Rick Warren walks the Damascus road)
Megapastor Rick Warren's Damascus Road experience (this follow up to the above article has Rick Warren telling Joseph Farah that he is a member of the CFR)
MOTHER OF ALL PURPOSE-DRIVEN DECEPTIONS, By Berit Kjos (Rick Warren's purpose driven movement is furthering the agenda of the world socialist elite)
Where Rick Warren's Disciples Are, from discernment research group (About dominionism in the Church Growth Movement)
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