WHAT IS NEXT FOR RICK WARREN?
Commentary by Roger Oakland
He is commonly known as “America’s Pastor.” One of his books, The Purpose Driven Life, has been listed as one of the most widely distributed books ever published.
Pastors from around the world follow his every move. He has become the leading voice with regard to church-growth methodology.
The past several decades show that Rick Warren has always been at the leading edge of innovative and creative ideas for both evangelical and non-evangelical communities.
Being purpose driven is the phrase that has been coined to explain how to be motivated and make a difference in the world and the church. Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan is designed to work together to solve global problems with global solutions by uniting global religions to work together for the cause of good. His Daniel weight loss program that he promotes uses ideas from New Age gurus thus giving a facelift to what it once meant to be an evangelical Bible-believing Christian.
Furthermore, those who have resisted the agenda authored by Warren to re-shape Christianity for the twenty-first century are often told to get with the program, make the transition, or find another place to fellowship.
The Purpose Driven Peace Plan has taken what was once evangelical Christianity by storm. The only question that remains to be answered is what will be the next level of indoctrination that will comply with Warren’s agenda to influence the world and the church?
One doesn’t have to be a prophet to answer this kind of question. Common sense and an analytical mind can make predictions just by adding up the facts. Warren’s three-legged-stool plan that involves the cooperation of the world’s governments, businesses, and religions has not yet been perfected.
While Warren has positioned himself with relationships with world leaders like former Prime Minister Tony Blair of England, who has a similar interest to unite religions together for the cause of peace, there is much more to be done.
So, what is next? In my view, this is what to expect.
The Purpose Driven P.E.A.C. E. Plan will become an even more important emphasis for Warren and Blair. Since both are willing to work together with leaders of all religions and Blair has committed to work closely with Rome since his conversion to Roman Catholicism, it is obvious where this is headed.
Those who follow Rick Warren, the man, will also follow Rick Warren and his methods. I believe this will lead toward a peace plan that will eventually come under the jurisdiction of Rome under the guise of a Christianity that will embrace all religions for the cause of peace in the name of Christ. While many will believe this christ is Jesus Christ, this so-called messiah will actually be the antichrist.
Why do I believe this will happen? The answer is simple. When we see the religions of the world coming together for the cause of peace, we should be warned according to the Scriptures. Rather than join together, it is time to be alert. Expect to see all three legs of the three-legged stool soon taking shape. Expect the Purpose Driven Peace Plan that promotes this agenda become stronger and stronger while fewer and fewer see it happening.
By Roger Oakland; Understand The Times
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In February 2011 at the Global Peace Forum at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, which featured Rick Warren and special guest, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Rick Warren spoke about his global P.E.A.C.E. Plan and Tony Blair spoke about the inter-faith Tony Blair Foundation.
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 organizations. Rick Warren joined the advisory board of Blair’s foundation.
I wonder just how much global influence Tony Blair (a Roman Catholic) has? He once yearned to be the President of the European Union. On the day Blair resigned as UK Prime Minister, he was appointed the official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. In May 2008, he launched his Tony Blair Faith Foundation. This was followed in July 2009 by the launching of the Faith and Globalisation Initiative.
I also wonder if the recent resignation of the current Pope (Benedict XVI) will give forward momentum to these plans for interfaith and world peace?
The Catholic Primate of All-Ireland Cardinal Seán Brady “expressed the hope that the next pope would continue to place emphasis on ecumenism and dialogue with other world religions”.