Africa to go Purpose Driven in 2015?

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Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren is inviting key pastors for what he calls an All-Africa Purpose Driven Church Leadership Conference.” It’s the next step in his global P.E.A.C.E. Plan.

“Let’s take the whole gospel to the whole world in a whole new way,” states Warren, in his email blast to pastors around the globe. If only he would start to include the beginning part of the Gospel (our fallen sinful nature, repentance), and also the rest of it (holiness, sanctification, that sort of thing), which is often lacking in his books and his sermons.

Nonetheless, pastors around the world have embraced Warren’s Purpose Driven model, based on those leaders Warren cites as his mentors: Robert Schuller, Peter Drucker, and Billy Graham:

…a new generation of pastors are ready to be equipped in evangelism, discipleship, ministry, worship and fellowship.  So in 2015, I’m going to host an ALL-AFRICA PURPOSE DRIVEN Church Leadership Training Conference in the heart of the continent of Africa in Kigali, Rwanda.  Just like Billy Graham, we intend to select and financially sponsor the next generation of key Christian leaders from the 54 African nations to receive this week of training.

Here is his official invitation video:

Rick Warren was one of the original signers of the A Common Word Between Us and You document with Muslims. His controversial work with Muslims in Orange County during the King’s Way meeting, as well as the controversial teaching of Kingdom Circles (stating those in non-Christian faiths do not need to convert to be saved) at a Catholic conference in France, is just the tip of the ecumenical iceberg.

As of this date, Warren is still a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. In 2013, he announced the launch of three new international campuses, one in Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. All of this is part of Warren’s Global PEACE Plan, a 50-year plan to cure global issues such as “pandemic diseases, extreme poverty, illiteracy, corruption, global warming, [and] spiritual emptiness” and will require the support of all religions. The “P” in his P.E.A.C.E. plan originally stood for “Planting Churches” as the key antidote for curing the world’s ills. Later, however, before a panel and audience of representatives of the world’s religions, he changed the “P” from “Planting Churches” to “Promoting Reconciliation.”

Warren announced unequivocally that the universal problems cannot be solved “without including people of faith and their religious institutions”. He told his audience at the World Economic Forum at Davos , Switzerland ( 1/24/08 ) that the various houses of worship are needed for distribution centers of resources to help eradicate global problems. His shift, however, to an ecumenical program that includes Islamic mosques, Hindu temples, Jewish synagogues, and other religious establishments as participants in meeting social needs may impress the world, but it is contrary to what God says in His Word. The God of the Bible is an exclusive God: “I am the Lord , and there is none else, and there is no God beside me” (Isaiah:45:5) . There is to be no participation with the purveyors of false gods. The Apostle Paul tells us we are not to be “unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” 2 Corinthians:6:14-15 (Berean Call)

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3 Responses to Africa to go Purpose Driven in 2015?

  1. Larry Cook says:

    I find this message a real unsettling thing in my heart. To use Billy Graham's name to boost such an anti-Christian week long thing is uncomparable to anything in this world. Billy always took the gospel where he went in carrying the message of the Cross and to give everyone the chance to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior of their lives. Rick Warren never mentions these things so how can he use such a reputable man as Billy Graham.Rick doesn't mention the Bible at all, but never fails to mention his purpose driven topics, this is self gratification to massage his own ego in all of this.

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    • Janice says:

      With all due respect, Billy Graham turned out to be rather ecumenical himself, endorsing Roman Catholicism. How does THAT work? That's everything but Biblical, and it is everything BUT the true Gospel.
      In Warren's world, it seems that only the big "I" exists. Truly, this false prophet is as full of himself as his friend Oprah.

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  2. Extensive website devoted to exposing Rick Warren's Global Peace Plan: http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com

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