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Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church

Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church [Kindle Edition]

Warren B. Smith
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Christian author Warren Smith's book Deceived on Purpose warns about the serious New Age implications of Pastor Rick Warren s book The Purpose Driven Life. Smith takes the reader into the inner workings of today s evangelical world as he explores the questionable interconnections of several of its top leaders. As Rick Warren goes worldwide with his purpose-driven Global Peace Plan, Smith presents an in-depth examination of this mega-church pastor s spiritual agenda. He explains how Rick Warren s Peace Plan could eventually merge with the New Age Peace Plan that is being similarly presented by key New Age leaders. Smith contends that Crystal Cathedral Pastor and New Age sympathizer Robert Schuller has had a great influence on Rick Warren s teachings and that Schuller s influence can be found throughout Rick Warren s book The Purpose-Driven Life. Smith writes, The more I read Robert Schuller, the more I was shocked at how so many of Rick Warren s thoughts, ideas, references, words, terms, phrases, and quotes in The Purpose-Driven Life seemed to be inspired by Schuller s writings and teachings . Smith s distinctive background as a former New Age follower who has converted to biblical Christianity gives him a uniquely objective perspective as both an outsider and an insider. He draws deeply from his extensive knowledge of the New Age subculture that is now being subtly woven into the Christian church by Rick Warren and other Christian leaders. Smith believes that wittingly or unwittingly, Rick Warren is walking the church into a spiritual trap. This exceptional book is sure to appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Anyone who desires to know how the evangelical and New Age plans are moving toward oneness will find this book to be especially insightful. Smith s easy-going style makes this a fast-paced read.


The author warns about the serious implications of Pastor Rick Warren's book, "The Purpose Driven Life". Smith takes the reader into the inner working of today's evangelical world as he explains the questionable interconnections of Christian and New Age leaders, and the possibility of Rick Warren's Peace Plan merging with the New Age Peace Plan. Smith contends that New Age sympathiser Robert Schuller has had a great influence on Rick Warren's teachings and that Schuller's influence can be found in Rick Warren's book, "The Purpose Driven Life". Smith was a former New Age follower and he draws from his knowledge of the New Age subculture that is being subtly weaved into the Christian culture.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 427 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0976349205
  • Publisher: Mountain Stream Press; 2nd edition (21 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057GOB84
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #165,079 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a page turning 7 Oct 2009
I'm reading this book for the third time. It's that good. I'm not only reading it, but studying it, making notes and comparing things as we are told to do in the Bible.This book tells us of a deception so great that looks like the real thing to anybody who does not have discernment.The author affirms that Rick Warren is one of the leaders that are helping to usher the One World Religion that it is to come and reading all his evidence one cannot but agree.Rick warren's PEACE plan involves anybody who wants to, being that person a Christian or not. The connection between Warren and Robert Schuller,Jampolsky and Donald Walsh is very well documented and so is the connection between Warren's teachings and the New Age.
An excellent book for anyone who is interested in apologetic (defense of the faith)and for any real Christian who does not want to be deceived.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit desperate? 8 Dec 2008
I'm annoyed at the hero-worship sometimes associated with Rick Warren. There are some who would congratulate him and say he's the best thing to happen to the church even if he started tearing pages from his Bible and burning them on his (truly enormous) platform at Saddleback. (I know, I've been there!) But, I'm just not quite convinced by this book. It seeks to discredit Rick Warren by pointing out his association with one or two less savoury characters, and the similarity of some of his writing to theirs. The problem is, it's all circumstantial. Sure, he went to a dodgy Bible college 25 years ago. Sure, some of his sentences are similar to some sentences written by new-age types. But some of the claims in this book are just factually incorrect. (He does quote "The Message" sometimes, but not nearly so much as proper translations of the Bible) A lot of the time, this book just seems a bit desperate really. There are many criticisms that can be levelled at RW, particularly around some of his doctrinal emphasis, and the outworking of some of his ideas in the UK scene. But I think this book makes enough wacky claims to discredit the good points it does make. What this book has done is to remind me not to trust what any church leader says just because of who they are, and that's helpful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BLOWS THE COVER OFF THE FALSE PASTORS 17 May 2013
By Chiedu
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This books blew the cover off so many so called "Mega Star Pastors", and shows that Jesus was not joking when He said

Matthew 7(KJV)
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

It goes to show we are really in the last days.

The Author of this book, being a former Occult member was surprised to hear many Mega Star Pastors using the same phrases.

As he did his research he realized that Many Mega Star Pastors are into the occult. And the list is AMAZING.

It's a bit easier for me to grasp as the Lord has already blessed me with but a discerning spirit and Knowledge,
Armed with those I could appreciate his concerns and approve his conclusions.

American Pastors are so far from God, that I don't know if I trust anyone.
Most are either into the Occult & Freemasons.

This Book is a MUST read for anybody that wants to get keys on how to identify false pastors.


Another good book is FREEMASONRY: Beyond the Light by William Schnoebelen.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This book blew me away when I first read it. Unlike similar "expose" books, this one was written by someone unexpected, with no formal theological training or church leadership background - but instead someone who was saved out of the New Age movement and who could see all the subtle New Age influences and language in Rick Warren's books and sermons. His syncretistic prayer at President Obama's inauguration and the reference to his P.E.A.C.E plan on his website (which I saw today), where he aligns himself with the worldwide church that he claims Jesus is building (even though the majority of those he refers to are Roman Catholics) prompted me to review this excellent book, which is now an even more timely reminder of the deception that is around us through megachurch leaders like Warren - buy it, read it, be informed, pray - and speak out to warn others.
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