There is a wave of apostasy sweeping over the Evangelical Church as the deceptive influence of the ecumenical movement and the heretical new age gospel invades the church. These errors have been quietly infiltrating for some time. It seems we have now reached the tipping point and the flood is about to sweep away all before it.
Both of these errors are making great inroads through the popular Rick Warren. Some time ago, Warren held what he called, “Peace in a Globalized Society Forum,” at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, which featured Rick Warren and special guest, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
It was reported that at the Forum, “Warren and Blair stated that the only way a global peace could happen on planet earth in the future would be for all faiths to work together and do good together.” That statement sums up perfectly the program of Antichrist to work in unison with the world-wide harlot church of Revelation 17. He will use this monolithic church to establish his kingdom.
Rick Warren is promoting his Global Peace Plan through which he is committed to bring all religious groups together to work for the betterment of the peoples of the world and to bring about world peace.
Listen to Warren’s statement on May 23, 2005, at the Pew Forum on Religion. “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 (poverty, HIV/aids, climate change, human rights and selfish leadership). And that’s going to bring the second Reformation.”
Warren’s second Reformation will be the Harlot Church.
In the Charlie Rose interview in 2005, Warren said, “We don’t have to have the same religion or moral beliefs to work with people on poverty, disease, etc.” What Warren apparently does not believe is that the Body of Christ does not have to work with apostates and unbelievers to minister to people. He is gripped with desire to build a World Church, a desire that is in harmony with the purposes of Satan.
At the same time Tony Blair is working on this same project from another angle.
According to a 2010 UK Observer report, “Tony Blair is preparing to launch a ‘faith offensive’ across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organisations.” Blair’s foundation is “developing a US arm that will pursue a host of faith-based projects.” Given the fact that Warren joined the advisory board of Blair’s foundation, it is safe to assume Saddleback will be part of Blair’s US interfaith arm, (From Lighthouse Trails).
“It seems apparent that neither Rick Warren nor Tony Blair understand that their Peace Plan goals are fulfilling Bible prophecy, which speaks of a peace that is not from God but will deceive many. By appearances, the majority of the people who were attending the forum appeared mesmerized and awe-struck by what was being said. Do they not realize that Warren’s Peace Plan, represented by the three legged stool (the joining together of government, business [or economy], and religion) will be a plan by man and not by God?” (Roger Oakland)
“While Rick Warren is a Baptist and Tony Blair is an ex-Anglican, now-Roman Catholic, neither showed any concern about the major doctrinal differences between Evangelicals/Protestants and Catholics. “It’s all about working together to do good,” Warren stated. In a 2005 interview with broadcast host Charlie Rose, Warren stated that there are over 2 billion Christians in the world, and said that this number includes hundreds of millions of Catholics. He said that “minor doctrinal differences” should not keep the two groups separated. “What I am interested in is bringing the church together … we are never going to agree on a lot of things, but I found we do agree on purpose." "Of course, there was no mention at the forum last week about the papacy’s plan for a world-wide Eucharistic (Catholic) “Christ” who will come on the scene to be worshiped by the world. Will this inter-faith Purpose Driven peace plan include that eucharistic false Christ?” (Roger Oakland)
Along with his ecumenical thrust, Warren is also becoming deeply involved with the New Age movement and the New Age gospel. In early 2011 Warren introduced his Daniel plan. The plan’s purpose is to foster health and wellness. What is significant is the fact that the three men who have designed this plan and will supervise it, are all heavily involved in the New Age movement. New Agers believe that the only way to bring about health and happiness is through New Age methods which include contemplative meditation. Contemplative meditation is a method through which demon spirits enter a person’s life.
We believe that the religion of the Beast will be the religion of the New Age gospel. We will deal with this more extensively in the coming days. This a fascinating study.
We believe that the two vehicles Antichrist will use to gain control over the world will be world-wide Socialism and the world-wide religion of the New Age movement.
We are stunned by the degree of deception that is sweeping over the evangelical church! The most telling factor is the response to the open and obvious apostasy of Rick Warren. Warren boasts that he is connected with 500,000 churches involving 200 million people. In this scenario, it is telling that only a handful of men are protesting against this blatant obvious departure from the teaching of the Word of God. The overwhelming majority of evangelicals are silent.
Once deception has taken over silence is to be expected. We can only conclude that the evangelical church is departed and gone. There came a day when the Lord said of Israel that they had crossed the line of His patience and grace. “But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone” (Jeremiah 5:23). That warning came just prior to the Old Testament "Day of the Lord." We are standing in the shadow of the great Day of the Lord.
We feel like standing on the roof top and shouting a warning to evangelicals. Jesus spoke of this very situation in Matthew 24:4, “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” And in verse 11 we read, “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” Also in verse 24-25, “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. Behold, I have told you before.”
Listen to the cry of the Lord Himself, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).