Rick Warren is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch located in Lake Forest, California, currently the eighth-largest church in the United States. His book, The Purpose Driven Church, spawned a series of conferences on Christian ministry and evangelism. He is perhaps best known for the subsequent devotional, The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold over 30 million copies.
This must-watch video represents extensive research on the teachings, activities and partnerships of Rick Warren:
- Shortly before his retirement, Saddleback Church went against the clear teaching of Scripture and ordained three women pastors. (2021)
- Joined a highly ecumenical event that did not differentiate between Christianity, Roman Catholicism, or any other sect of Christendom to bestow an award to a Coptic woman who is known as “Coptic Mother Theresa.” (2019)
- Protoge of Peter Drucker, to create consumer-driven mega-church model
- Cited as the father of the Emergent Church Movement.
- A strong advocate of contemplative prayer, and encourages pastors to use Centering and Breath Prayers.
- Signed on to “A Common Word Between Us” that seeks common ground between Muslims and Christians.
- Gave the invocation at the presidential inauguration in January 2009, praying to Isa of the Qur’an along with Jesus.
- New Age proponent Leonard Sweet, who calls himself an emergent church leader, trained many of Warren’s church leaders and pastors at the 2008 Saddleback Small Groups Conference.
- Uses The Message paraphrase of the Bible for much of his writings.
- Promoted on the “speakers corner” of the Islamic Society of North America, an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and a financier of the Hamas terror organization.
- Supports the work of Tony Blair and his global spiritualization movement.
- Supports the “Catholics Come Home” campaign.
- In spite of photo evidence, denied his involvement in King’s Way, a bridge-building movement with Muslims at Saddleback.
- Creator of the controversial P.E.A.C.E. Plan
- As part of the P.E.A.C.E. plan, his top missions pastor was photographed teaching that Muslims don’t have to convert to Christianity to be saved.
- Created the The Daniel Plan: God’s Prescription for Your Health to get the folks at Saddleback Church healthy. To create his alleged biblical plan, he elicited the aid of unbelievers — Dr. Mehmet Oz., a Sufi Muslim, Dr. Mark Hyman, a secular Jew and New Ager, and Dr. Daniel Amen, a professing Christian who dabbles in Eastern mysticism.
- Promoter of the problematic The Bible, Son of God and A.D. miniseries, and packaged church sermons and video Bible studies.
- Gathered with the Pope at the Vatican, along with Russell Moore, Muslims and Mormons to promote unity around family issues.
- Shortly After Ordaining Women Pastors, Rick Warren Announces His Retirement
- Exclusive: Rick Warren Church Has Blacks Only Worship: No White Members Allowed
- Rick Warren, Bad Theology, and the Evangelical Dance with Quid Pro Quo by Ed Dingess
- Rick Warren to Emcee Catholic Mystic, Roma Downey’s, Hollywood Award Ceremony by Jeff Maples
- Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Paradeigm Awakens Once Again
- Rick Warren Preaching Heresy at Hillsong 2015 Conference by Jeff Maples
- People might not go to heaven if you don’t tithe by Jeff Maples
- PSEUDO-MISSION: Rick Warren’s 3-legged Church by Sarah Leslie
- The Dialectic of War and P.E.A.C.E by Sarah Leslie
- Rick Warren’s new book “Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life” awash with doctrines of demons by Marsha West
- Purpose Driven Dismantling of Christianity by Marsha West
- Rick Warren and Joel Osteen acquiesce to Oprah by Marsha West
- Rick Warren On Oprah’s Lifeclass Again by Ken Silva
- Rick Warren on Roman Catholic EWTN Network by Ken Silva
- Rick Warren and Lifeway to Release Video Bible Study on “Son of God” film by Ken Silva
- Rick Warren’s Call for Christians to Unite With Catholics, “Holy Father,” Raising Concerns
- Rick Warren’s “Power of a Campaign for Revival and Spiritual Awakening”
- Be skeptical of Dr. Oz’s remedies and Rick Warren’s “plans” by Marsha West
- Rick Warren Will Speak at Papal Mass in Philadelphia
- Rick Warren and 21st Century ideological Reduction/Case Study (Post 6 in the study “Church Growth Movement)
- What do Rick Warren, Russell Moore, Muslims, Mormons and the Pope have in common?
Who’s Driving the Purpose Driven Church By James Sundquist
James Sundquist exposes false teacher Rick Warren
Rick Warren false prophet – Elliott Nesch
What the Bible says:
“I will also choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.” ~ Isaiah 66:4
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” ~ Matthew 7:15
Note: This paper was written by Amy Spreeman and Marsha West.
Views expressed by individual authors and/or sources don’t necessarily reflect those of Marsha West