Rick Warren False Prophet

Rick Warren False Prophet

Rick Warren False Prophet
By David Cox

Rick-WarrenRick Warren is one of the Sirens of our era. (Note: A siren is what sailors of old thought were beautiful women or meremaids that would sit on the rocks in times of sea fog calling for the men to come to them. When they did, the ships ran upon the rocks to their own ruin.)

I’m looking for a second reformation. The first reformation of the church 500 years ago was about beliefs. This one is going to be about behavior. The first one was about creeds. This one is going to be about deeds. It is not going to be about what does the church believe, but about what is the church doing. I am working toward a second Reformation of the church which could create a Third Great Awakening in our nation or world.Source

What Warren wants is to lead a revolution within Christianity against that very Christianity. He rebells against the standard concepts and doctrines and practices that the Bible teaches us.

Basic Background

Rick Warren is pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest California.

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What is your Gospel?


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Gal 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

When we refer to “our gospel”, this the is “good news” which is always on the tip of our tongue, which we are already ready and willing to share with others. The Calvinist will strongly deny that he has any other gospel other than that found in the Bible, but this is what he says to defend himself. In reality, he preaches “another gospel.” Continue reading

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Cults: Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Cults: Double Standards and Hypocrisy is a post about how cults have double standards, but the true work of God does not.

The entire mindset of a cult is to construct an organization which serves the cult leadership. A biblical local church is an organization built to serve God and His purposes, to do the work of God. This difference is very abundantly clear when one has been hurt by a cult organization. Continue reading

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Cults: Lies and Deceptions

A cult is an organization that claims to be a good Christian church, but in reality it is a work of the Devil.  One of the ways to recognize a cult is when what they claim to be isn’t the same as what they are. When their projection of themselves (“a work of God”) is revealed to have deception, lies, half-truths, twists and distortions of the truth, you know that it is time to head for the door.

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Cults: Biblical Definition of a Cult

Cults: Biblical Definition of a Cult is a post on some thoughts about identifying what is a cult from what is a good church.

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Fischer, J. – 12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee

12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee (like me): Finding Grace to Live Unmasked, John Fischer, 2000.

This book uses a somewhat tongue-in-cheek 12-step model for recovery from the spiritually deadly disease of performance based righteousness and elitism. The medicine goes down smoothly with a healthy dose of humor.

 

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The difference between Abuse and Mistakes

The difference between Abuse and Mistakes is an article on separating a mistake that some pastor makes versus pastoral abuse, or a false prophet.

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The Problems of Calvinism Part 2

The Problems of Calvinism, Part 2 is a few scattered thoughts on why I reject Calvinism, based in its not representing the facts of Scripture.

The Problems of Calvinism Part 2

These are just my thoughts and observations. The Problems of Calvinism Part 2

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The Problems of Calvinism Part 1

The Problems of Calvinism, Part 1 is a few scattered thoughts on why I reject Calvinism, based in its not representing the facts of Scripture.

The Problems of Calvinism Part 1

This article is just a sheet of my thoughts about the problems of Calvinism, and as I review sources on this, I add the ideas in a format that I can easily find things. The Problems of Calvinism Part 1

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Emergent Church Refutation

Emergent Church Refutation

Emergent Church Refutation
By David Cox

The problem is that the Emergent Church is just wrong. If you are going to believe the Bible at all, if you are going to accept Jesus as your Savior, then you are going to have to accept that information on some basis. That basis is on the authority of the Word of God, the Scriptures, the Bible. If the Bible is true, then it has the divine authority of God, and anything against or contradicts the Bible is false and to be rejected.

This is a matter that the Emergent Church lays the foundation of man’s pleasure over and above God’s authoritative Word (which securely expresses God’s will). This is the most clear way to see this issue, and if so, then we must side with God against man’s ideas no matter how we “feel” about them. If we distrust the Bible, then nothing we know about God is true. Yet there is no reason to distrust the Bible because everything it has and does tell us is right on.

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