02 April 2013

Rick Warren 'Fully Supports' Evangelization Project and Book 'Catholics Come Home'

Rick Warren tipped his ecumenical hand long ago. Most recently, this was demonstrated when the purpose-driven pastor called on Christians to join him in "fasting and prayer for the 115 Cardinals seeking God's Will in a new leader." In response to that call of Warren's, this blog responded as follows:
If the 115 Roman Catholic cardinals truly are seeking the will of God as they meet together this week, then perhaps God, in His grace, will bring them to a full realization of the true Head of the Church, Jesus Christ. Perhaps God, in His great mercy, will bring them, or some of them, to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation. One can only hope with great optimism that this is the type of prayer Rick Warren would like for Christians to be praying. Of course, with his history of "building bridges" between faiths, the realistic Christian suspects that the true meaning of Warren's tweet is not so cleverly concealed. (Source)
Indeed, it seems quite apparent that Warren was not cleverly asking Christians to pray that the Cardinals and Pope might come to repentance and faith in Christ alone. If he were, he would not have glowingly endorsed the book, Catholics Come Home, by Tom Peterson.

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Peterson is the founder and president of the organization Catholics Come Home (CCH), which is
an independent, non-profit Catholic apostolate that creates effective and compassionate media messages and broadcasts them nationally and internationally, in order to inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, in accord with the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. (Source)
CCH says that they are seeking to fulfill the call of Pope John Paul II for a "new evangelization." The group is responsible for the unfortunately common commercials now seen on many televisions, calling for Roman Catholics to return home to the supposed true church. According to their own claims, their "evangomercialsTM and Web sites are Bringing Hundreds of Thousands Home."
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It has been discussed at length in posts such as 'Affirming Sola Scriptura' and 'To Those Who Would Undermine the Headship of Christ: Fall on Your Faces' that the claims and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) run contrary to Scripture. Most notably, the RCC long ago at the Council of Trent condemned the doctrine of justification by faith alone. If there were no other aberrant doctrines emanating from the RCC, this fact alone would qualify them as teaching gross and damnable heresy.

As one example of the decrees set forth at the Council of Trent, Canon 9 states:
If anyone says that the sinner is justified by faith alone, meaning that nothing else is required to cooperate in order to obtain the grace of justification, and that it is not in any way necessary that he be prepared and disposed by the action of his own will, let him be anathema. (Source)
Yet God's Word clearly states the exact opposite:
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Eph. 2:8–9)
What more evidence is required to demonstrate that the Roman Catholic Church denies the biblical gospel? Yet Rick Warren, an unfortunately influential and professing Christian pastor, has seen fit to endorse the efforts of heretical Rome, and he does so heartily.

The editorial reviews provided on Amazon for Peterson's book, Catholics Come Home, indicate that Warren has endorsed the work with the following praise:
“The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this new evangelization project.” —Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life
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There it is. Rick Warren "fully supports" the "evangelization project" of a book and group that seeks to lead people into an apostate, damning religion.

By now, one may begin to wonder just how many chances remain for Rick Warren to repent of his false, blasphemous, ecumenical behavior. Only the Lord knows, but let the call for that repentance be sounded by Christians who see and who grieve over Warren's continual sin, for he is leading and has led many astray.

Rick Warren, sir, repent and turn to the Christ you claim to serve, for right now you are serving His enemy.

Faithful pastor, as you equip the saints and care for the sheep God has given you, do not fail to warn them about the wolves.
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. (Acts 20:28–30)

Further Reading
On Praying for the Papal Vote with Rick Warren
Affirming Sola Scriptura
Roman Catholicism

5 comments:

  1. Warren and his worthless, weak witlessness is as old as old wart... but thanks fo pointing it out again and again for much of the body does not take enough showers to spot it...

    ~ Despeville

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  2. Unholy alliances have been the death-knell of true religion and the cause of apostasy since the sons of God went into the daughters of men in Genesis 6!

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  3. "Right now" RW is serving Christ's enemy? That's been RW's mo for decades...

    -c

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  4. I hate to keep pounding the One World Religion drum, but if folks don't wake up SOON they will find themselves sitting in a once-Protestant church that has been retro fitted to included a "holy water" font at the entrance, the stations of the cross, elaborate votive candle displays in front of wooden carvings of "saints", a crucifix over an alter with a tabernacle that holds the monstrance of the holy eucharist and a big ole' statue of Ishtar otherwise know as Queen Mary. It's coming! And ultimately all will be bowing down not to the Lord Jesus but to the pontificus maximus the Jesuit pope Francis I.

    Come Lord Jesus, come!!

    Connie

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