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.
- Is Rick Warren Right about Gift vs. Office? by Denny Burk
- 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
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
This White Paper was written by Amy Spreeman & Marsha West