What is Next for Rick Warren?
Roger Oakland sees the drive for 'peace and unity' as the bait which will draw Christian churches and believers into a multi-faith mix.
by Roger Oakland
Understanding the Times
Tony Blair and Rick Warren
He is commonly known as “America’s Pastor.” One of his books, The Purpose Driven Life, has been listed as one of the most widely distributed books ever published. Pastors from around the world follow his every move. He has become the leading voice with regard to church-growth methodology. The past several decades show that Rick Warren has always been at the leading edge of innovative and creative ideas for both evangelical and non-evangelical communities.
Being purpose driven is the phrase that has been coined to explain how to be motivated and make a difference in the world and the church. Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan is designed to work together to solve global problems with global solutions by uniting global religions to work together for the cause of good. His Daniel weight loss program that he promotes uses ideas from New Age gurus thus giving a facelift to what it once meant to be an evangelical Bible-believing Christian.
Furthermore, those who have resisted the agenda authored by Warren to re-shape Christianity for the twenty-first century are often told to get with the program, make the transition, or find another place to fellowship. The Purpose Driven Peace Plan has taken what was once evangelical Christianity by storm. The only question that remains to be answered is what will be the next level of indoctrination that will comply with Warren’s agenda to influence the world and the church?
One doesn’t have to be a prophet to answer this kind of question. Common sense and an analytical mind can make predictions just by adding up the facts. Warren’s three-legged-stool plan that involves the cooperation of the world’s governments, businesses, and religions has not yet been perfected. While Warren has positioned himself with relationships with world leaders like former Prime Minister Tony Blair of England, who has a similar interest to unite religions together for the cause of peace, there is much more to be done.
So, what is next? In my view, this is what to expect. The Purpose Driven P.E.A.C. E. Plan will become an even more important emphasis for Warren and Blair. Since both are willing to work together with leaders of all religions and Blair has committed to work closely with Rome since his conversion to Roman Catholicism, it is obvious where this is headed.
Those who follow Rick Warren, the man, will also follow Rick Warren and his methods. I believe this will lead toward a peace plan that will eventually come under the jurisdiction of Rome under the guise of a Christianity that will embrace all religions for the cause of peace in the name of Christ. While many will believe this christ is Jesus Christ, this so-called messiah will actually be the antichrist.
Roger Oakland is an author and lecturer and the founder of Understand the Times International. Over the past twenty-five years, he has lectured at numerous churches, conferences, universities, and educational facilities in over one hundred countries.