Do the words and actions of Rick Warren leave you concern? Is what he is
saying / writing and doing truly line up with scripture?
Read the following and watch the videos then decide.
When and where will Rick Warren stop in his rebellious apostate practices of interfaith ecumenicalism, promoting mysticism, and bringing anti Biblical practices into the church.
It is clear that Rick Warren has been softening the soil
for spiritual deception. His latest move is called "The Daniel
Plan", which should convince the skeptic as to where he is leading the
Rick Warren Teams Up with New Age Advocate Oprah Winfrey
In an article written by former New Ager and
astrologer Marcia Montenegro gives us a clear indication
about what kind of pastor Rick Warren truly is.
"I watched the 3 hours of live taping on Oprah’s Life
Rick Warren has had New Age Dr. Oz at his church (along
with a supposedly Christian doctor who also endorses
some New Age practices), I was hoping he (RW) would
somehow give the gospel in the midst of his motivational
advice, but he never did. He used the imagery of a poker
game to explain we are dealt certain cards, and then
gave a teaching on this that sounded like moralistic
self-help programs I’ve heard so many times, throwing in
a few Bible quotes taken out of context or misquoted. It
was something almost any New Ager could accept. God
becomes a tool for self-improvement and success.
Warren referred to Jesus, but took scripture out of
context and applied things said to believers to
everyone. He also misused the Proverbs passage that says
“as a man thinketh, so is he.” This passage is a famous
passage misused by New Thought proponents and is used in
What was really hard to watch is
when a woman in Norway Skyped to say she realized she
needed God but wanted to know who God is and she asked,
“What should I do?” It was clear that she was ripe to
hear the gospel and needed Jesus! It was a great
opportunity to share the gospel with her, and at the
same time, for Oprah to hear it. Instead of giving the
gospel, Rick Warren seemed uncomfortable and finally
just said something like, ‘Go to God and find your
purpose.” It was a terrible moment! The woman looked
surprised and sad, like she was expecting something
else. I prayed for her later and am hoping that the many
Christians who witnessed this will pray for her.
Not only that, but when Oprah referred to God, as she
often did, Rick Warren agreed with her as though she was
referring to the biblical God, which she was not. He
even said a few times, “Oprah has a good point.” No, she
never did! She was speaking totally out of her New
Thought/New Age beliefs. I am grateful that RW
recommended that people read the gospel of John. That
was the best thing he said. 
Published: Feb. 23, 2012 Updated: March 12, 2012 2:26
Rick Warren builds bridge to
Through years of outreach,
Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren is part of an
effort named King's Way that's attempting to bring
evangelical Christians and Muslims together.
Sami M. Angawi, left, talks with Saddleback Church pastor
Rick Warren, right, at the Islamic Society of North
America's 46th annual convention on July 4, 2009, in
By JIM HINCH / FOR THE REGISTER
The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of
Saddleback Church in Lake Forest and one of America's
most influential Christian leaders, has embarked on an
effort to heal divisions between evangelical Christians
and Muslims by partnering with Southern California
mosques and proposing a set of theological principles
that includes acknowledging that Christians and Muslims
worship the same God.
informally dubbed King's Way, caps years of outreach
between Warren and Muslims. Warren has broken Ramadan
fasts at a Mission Viejo mosque, met Muslim leaders
abroad and addressed 8,000 Muslims at a national
convention in Washington D.C.
worshippers have invited Muslims to Christmas dinner and
played interfaith soccer at a picnic in Irvine attended
by more than 300 people. (The game pitted pastors and
imams against teens from both faiths. The teens won.)
The effort by a prominent Christian leader to bridge
what polls show is a deep rift between Muslims and
evangelical Christians culminated in December at a
dinner at Saddleback attended by 300 Muslims and members
of Saddleback's congregation.
At the dinner,
Abraham Meulenberg, a Saddleback pastor in charge of
interfaith outreach, and Jihad Turk, director of
religious affairs at a mosque in Los Angeles, introduced
King's Way as "a path to end the 1,400 years of
misunderstanding between Muslims and Christians."
The men presented a document they co-authored
outlining points of agreement between Islam and
Christianity. The document affirms that Christians and
Muslims believe in "one God" and share two central
commandments: "love of God" and "love of neighbor." The
document also commits both faiths to three goals: Making
friends with one another, building peace and working on
shared social service projects. The document quotes
side-by-side verses from the Bible and the Koran to
illustrate its claims.
"We agreed we wouldn't try
to evangelize each other," said Turk. "We'd witness to
each other but it would be out of 'Love Thy Neighbor,'
not focused on conversion."
representatives declined to make Warren available for
comment. Tom Holladay, associate senior pastor at
Saddleback, said the outreach to Muslims is part of
Saddleback's PEACE Plan, a wide-ranging effort to solve
major world problems by mobilizing governments,
businesses and faith communities.
"This is us
serving our own community with Muslims here in Orange
County," said Holladay. "We realize we don't agree about
everything and we're very open about that. ... You just
recognize the differences and recognize the points where
you can work together."
Warren has faced
criticism from some evangelicals for his outreach to
Muslims. Late last year, he issued a statement flatly
denying rumors that he promulgates what critics term "Chrislam,"
a merging of Islam and Christianity.
is 100 percent false," Warren wrote at Pastors.com, a
website he founded that provides practical advice to
church leaders. "My life and ministry are built on the
truth that Jesus is the only way, and our inerrant Bible
is our only true authority."
Polls show that
evangelicals are 30 percent more likely than other
Christians to hold a negative view of Islam, according
to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Polls also
show that evangelicals overwhelmingly favor converting
Muslims to Christianity and are more likely to believe
that Islam encourages violence.
repeatedly encouraged evangelicals to set aside such
views, arguing that Christians are obliged to treat
everyone with love and respect, regardless of faith.
"I don't know if you have noticed this, but God
likes variety," Warren told an audience of 8,000 Muslims
at a Washington, D.C. convention in 2009, according to a
transcript published by the religion news website
beliefnet. "People of all beliefs (can) be, and discuss,
and, yes, even disagree, without demeaning or debasing
Warren's outreach to Muslims stems
directly from his church's location in multiethnic
Orange County, home to 170,000 Muslims. For 12 years
Warren has lived next door to Yasser Barakat, a Muslim
from Syria who worships at a Mission Viejo mosque four
miles down the road from Saddleback. The Trabuco Canyon
neighbors were friends for years before Barakat realized
he lived next door to a world-famous Christian pastor.
When Barakat discovered who Warren was, he invited
his neighbor to learn more about Islam. "I was talking
to him over the fence," Barakat said. "I said, 'Rick,
why don't you go to Syria with me? He said, 'Sure, let's
talk about it. Let's do it.' "
with Barakat to Syria in 2006, and Warren and his wife,
Kay, began attending Iftar meals at the Mission Viejo
mosque. Iftar is the evening meal Muslims eat after
fasting all day during the holy month of Ramadan.
Invitations followed to address Muslim conferences in
Long Beach, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.
understand that to some people in the religious
community these events may be difficult to swallow,"
said Yassir Fazaga, imam at the Mission Viejo mosque.
"But I believe that we have to begin somewhere and just
begin to reach out and be accessible to people when they
ask about who we are."
Gwynne Guibord, an
ordained Episcopal priest and co-founder of a Los
Angeles outreach group that fosters relationships
between churches and mosques nationwide, said
Saddleback's effort is unprecedented. "I'm not aware of
any other evangelical church reaching out to the Muslim
community," she said.
Guibord said that when she
and Jihad Turk co-founded the Christian-Muslim
Consultative Group in 2006, they sent invitations to
mosques, the Catholic archdiocese and a variety of
mainline Protestant denominations throughout Southern
California, but not to evangelical churches.
think that many evangelicals feel a mandate to convert
people to Christianity," Guibord said. Because the
Consultative Group was founded to respond to increasing
antagonism between the two faiths, "we would not have
made headway" if one side was trying to convert the
other, she said. Now, she said, it might be possible to
include evangelicals in her group's work.
said the relationship between Saddleback and Muslims,
though still in its infancy, has already produced
results. "People (at the December dinner) were talking
about the bonds they've formed and they were crying," he
said. Both sides realized they shared misconceptions
about each other's faith.
"We did a quiz at the
Christmas dinner," Turk said, "asking basic questions
about Islam or Christianity with the scriptures, the
Koran or the Bible. And both sides were missing it....
It's an education for everyone."
Barakat said he
continues to know Warren as a man who literally loves
his neighbor. Barakat said his children could always
count on Warren to buy the candy or magazine
subscriptions they sold door-to-door for school
fundraisers. The Warrens have hosted Barakat's family at
a Christmas dinner, he said.
"He calls me his
Muslim brother," Barakat said. "It all started with a
Update - Rick Warren Daniel Plan Now includes
Meditation and Hypnosis as stated on
Saddleback website. The following is an excerpt from his website describing the
"Brain Type Action Plans"
as prescribe by By Daniel G. Amen, MD.
|Type 5: ANXIOUS
People with this type tend
use food or other substances to medicate underlying feelings of
anxiety, tension, nervousness, and fear. They may be plagued by
feelings of panic, fear, and self-doubt, and suffer physical
symptoms of anxiety, such as muscle tension, nail biting,
headaches, abdominal pain, heart palpitations, shortness of
breath, and sore muscles.
People with this type tend to
predict the worst and look to the future with fear. They may be
excessively shy, easily startled, and freeze in emotionally
Brain SPECT findings for this
Increased activity in the basal ganglia, which is
commonly caused by low levels of the calming neurotransmitter
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(automatic negative thoughts).
Meditation (go to
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Hypnosis (go to the
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Is Rick Warren and the pastoral leadership so
blind that they have no clue as to what they are doing or is there truly
something else at work here? Where is the discernment at
In answering the question
'WHY DID SADDLEBACK CHURCH CHOOSE TO USE THESE DOCTORS, WHO HAVE BEEN
LINKED TO OTHER BELIEFS''
FAQ, Brandon Cox of Saddleback gives the following response:
One is force to ask why is this deception being
practiced by Saddleback's pastoral staff? How can they with a straight
face say what they have said in their FAQ about the Daniel Plan and then
in practice violate scripture as they are doing as it pertains to
meditation recommended by these doctors. Why is it that so few -
relatively speaking - appear to be blind as to the blatant deception
being perpetrated by the leadership of Saddleback church?
Rick Warren Daniel Plan Leaders
Warren has said this will be the decade
of destiny. He has kicked it
off with the "The Daniel Plan - God's Prescription for Your Health". This
program will taught by a Dr. Amen, Dr Hyman and Dr Oz. Warren has
describe them with the following heading "The Leading Health Specialist
Rick Warren again is
opening the doors and building bridges to occultic
eastern mysticism within the church now its with is "Daniel Plan". According to Warren, Saddleback
church will be a “test community” to show the world how to live “healthy
There is no doubt that some of those who
will participate in the Daniel Plan will become participants and
followers of the new age occultic practices of doctors Amen, Hyman, and Oz
as part of their maintaining good health, by the fact that Warren has
allowed them to be part of his ministry via the Daniel Plan has now
provided them validation in the Christian community. This also provides
the risks of validating their practices of transcendental meditation, yoga, etc.,
as part of a healthy lifestyle that leads to what Warren has
“healthy and sustainably. Rick Warren neglects to tell you is the spiritual background of these
men. Their background are:
The most important thing that
- A professing Christian recommends in his book "Making A Good
Brain Great", on page 168, a active form of yoga form of
meditation known as Kirtan Kriya,  also known as the SA TA
NA MA meditation. He also advocates tantric
here for more)
Dr Hyman - professing
Christian that promotes 'yoga nidra', 'meditation', and 'tai
qi quan' and 'qi gong'. Which is stated in is book
solution. Following are the excerpts from the book.
Dr Oz - Is a Muslim who practices
Sufi Islam and Transcendental Meditation. His wife follows the works of the Emanuel
Swedenborg (Swedenborgianism), which is also revered by Sufi Muslims because of the
similarities on a philosophical level. The audio below is of Dr. Oz
saying he is Muslim and explaining his personal spiritual world view in
a interview with Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr..
Dr Oz is also a promoter of
Reiki (ray key). "rei" meaning universal spirit and "ki" meaning
life energy. This form of Japanese healing was discovered by Dr. Usui
Reiki Ryoho during a "mystical experience" atop Mount Kurama in Japan in
1922. Although Dr. Usui is said to have been a Buddhist who was studying
According to the
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 9, 2010 the following was mentioned
Dr. Mehmet Oz Declares Reiki as His #1 Alternative Medicine
"If Dr. Mehmet Oz is talking about Reiki, all of America is
talking about it and looking for ways to learn about it.” Reiki
Master Rose De Dan says that with health being at the top of
people’s 2010 resolution list, learning Reiki is a great next
step to take, and offers six tips on how to choose the right
Accord to the article, "
Reiki is a
non-invasive form of energy medicine that balances the body,
mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, enabling the
body to do what it does best -- heal itself. De Dan explains,
“Reiki assists in accelerating healing from injury/illness,
promotes relaxation and stress reduction, reduces or eliminates
pain. Reiki strengthens the immune system, assists in clearing
emotional or physical trauma, and offers quality of life support
for those who are aging or in hospice care. Knowing Reiki is
like having your own personal healing kit at your fingertips.”
The effects of this behavior are obvious, (1) he is diminishing the
authority of God’s word. (2) he has and is building bridges for evil
(wolves / tares) to enter the sheep fold. (3)
are deepening the divide among the body of Christ which is what error
video of Dr Oz,
the man whom Rick Warren will use in his “Daniel Plan”, as he practices
Transcendental Meditation with
New Age guru
The Five Fundamentals of the Faith
inerrancy of the Bible, (2) the Virgin Birth
and the deity of Jesus, (3) the belief that
Jesus died to redeem mankind's sin and that
salvation resulted through faith in Jesus,
(4) the physical resurrection of Jesus, and
(5) the imminent Second Coming of Jesus.
Is this what Rick Warren calls "...legalistic,
narrow view of Christianity ..." or are they
part of essential Christian doctrine with