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Rick Warren's False Teachings

Flaws in "Purpose Driven Life"

On pages 9-10 of Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven Life", Rick states: "Whenever God wanted to prepare someone for his purposes, he took 40 days" and then he lists eight examples from scripture that supposedly support his claim that one should take a 40 day spiritual journey. The following shows how each one of those examples have been misinterpreted by Warren:

If Rick Warren can't interpret even one of the above verses correctly why should we listen to him? And why should we follow a 40 day endeavor to find our purpose (and buy another one of Rick Warren's books to do it) when there is no scriptural basis for it? We can find our purpose by reading God's Word, the Bible.

Other sites exposing Rick Warren's Twisting of Scripture

The video Rick Warren & Pope Francis Leading Great Apostasy! shows Rick Warren approving of the Catholic church, focusing on a social gospel instead of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It exposes the doctrinal differences between Christianity and the Catholic church that Warren did not address and that he legitimizes an org. that fundamentally opposes the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The title of the Pope is the Vicar of Christ which means he is a Replacement for Christ; Apparently Warren agrees with this claim. Warren is fullflling the endtimes prophecy re Apostacy in the Church before Christ returns:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they draw to themselves teachers, having itching ears; . . ." (2 Timothy 4:3)

For more information on Rick Warren's false teachings see a video produced by the BereanBeacon.

The Light House Trails Research site exposes more of Rick Warren's twisting of scripture, misuse of Jesus' teachings, and his use of New Age teachings in his "new and improved" 2012 Expanded edition of The Purpose Driven Life in their article RICK WARREN RETAINS UNBIBLICAL POSITION IN NEW 2012 EDITION OF THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE.

The Sacred Sandwich website warns everyone to test Warren's Biblical Chicanery against the Word of God in RICK WARREN'S STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE: HOW THE "PURPOSE DRIVEN" PHILOSOPHY HAS MISHANDLED THE "PURPOSE" OF THE SCRIPTURES.

The Jesus is Savior website has posted an article published in the Foundation, a magazine of Biblical Fundamentalism, which pointed out the flawed hermeneutics and misuse and misapplication of some Biblical texts in Warren's The Purpose Drive Life and 40 Days of Purpose in their Warning! The Purpose-Driven Life is Heresy!

Rick Warren is also distorting the truth about Islam when he is trying to bring Christians and Muslim's together (Chrislam) and claiming that the Muslim god is the God of the Christian Bible: Rick Warren builds bridge to Muslims.

For more information on the difference between the Christian God and the Muslim god see The God of Christianity vs the god of Islam.

Lori Eldridge
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