Endtime Prophets

Rick Warren's False Teachings

Scriptural Flaws in the "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. A 40 day spiritual journey is a good thing, but is it established from Scripture?

The following analysis of Rick Warren's eight examples shows how each one has been misinterpreted:

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.

Lori Eldridge
Copyright © April 1, 2012 - updated 12-02-19
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Other Websites exposing Rick Warren's Twisting of Scripture

A video called Church of Tares exposing those who are in the Church Growth movement, including Rick Warren, and how they compromise the Gospel to increase attendance at their "churches".

A great video exposing Rick Warren's association with Muslims - even praying to the Muslim god at Obama's Inauguration Rick Warren, Emergents and Muslims

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 postion in new 2012 Edition of the Purpose Driven Life.

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.

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)