Rick Warren, Brian Brodersen and the Lies of Chrislam

Recently Calvary Chapel’s Facebook page posted a video clip of Brian Brodersen interviewing Rick Warren. In the short clip, Brian says he wants to address some of the “controversies” involving Warren. Brodersen sets up Warren with an opportunity to once again disclaim any involvement in the ecumenical antics that have become know as “Chrislam”.  Although Warren continues to claim the whole thing is a lie, the facts show otherwise. There is substantial evidence to prove that Warren’s Chrislam indeed exists.

The video below shows the clip posted on the Calvary Chapel Facebook page:

 

The first piece of evidence is the from the December 2011 archives of the blog of the Islamic Center of Southern California [ICSC].

The text of the ICSC post reads as follows:

“Last Sunday a historic event took place at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. Saddleback is known for its famous pastor, Rick Warren, who delivered the prayer at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. The church hosted a number of Muslim communities in Southern California for it’s second annual celebration of Jesus. This event is significant because Saddleback is the largest evangelical church, with over 22,000 members.

Although only a select number of individuals were invited to this dinner, it demonstrates [NOTE] the new theological position of Saddleback. At the celebration, a document [NOTE] *one year in the making was presented, which encourages Christians and Muslims to appreciate the similarities of our faiths.

The document encouraged that our communities work together towards the common good, and to combat bigotry on a 1-2-3 plan. The first step in the plan identifies the belief in ONE God. The second step in the plan acknowledges God’s commandment to love God and your neighbor. Finally, step three is for our communities to commit to three things: Making friends, building peace, and serving the world at large together.

The relationship with Saddleback church was initiated over a year ago with a friendship between one of the pastors, Abraham Meulenberg, and the ICSC’s Jihad Turk. From this friendship [NOTE] developed an institutional link between their respective organizations.”

The link for this info is here: http://www.donotbesurprised.com/2012/02/historic-interfaith-document-was-one.html

In February 2012, Apprising Ministries posted it’s article “Rick Warren, Islam and Jim Hinch”:  http://apprising.org/2012/02/27/rick-warren-islam-and-jim-hinch/  wherein documentation is given showing Warren’s response to Hinch’s OC Register expose’ and also Hinch’s reply to Warren’s comment. See the screen capture below.

In March 2012, Apprising Ministries exposed the ongoing ecumenical links between Warren’s Saddleback Church and Muslim clerics. See http://apprising.org/2012/03/11/rick-warren-says-no-kings-way-document-and-no-saddleback-staff-involved/  and also see: http://apprising.org/2012/03/14/more-on-the-kings-way-presentation-at-saddleback-church/

Significantly, the article by OC Register reporter Jim Hinch that caused the initial uproar was reprinted in it’s entirety by the ICSC blog in 2012. The link is HERE:  http://blog.icsconline.org/2012/02/in-the-media-rick-warren-builds-bridge-to-muslims/ Screen capture is below.

On March 9, 2012 the OC Register published excerpts of the King’s Way documents, which testify to the ongoing Chrislamic endeavors. The link is HERE: http://www.ocregister.com/2012/03/09/kings-way-document-excerpts/ Also see: http://www.solasisters.com/2012/03/is-kings-way-interfaith-document-or-not.html

Warren’s defense regarding his involvement in “Chrislam” has been essentially a matter of semantics and deception. Although he himself may not have been personally involved in the 2012 ICSC affair, his associate pastor (who is responsible to him) had an ongoing relationship, open communication with and an “Institution link” to a the ICSC.

Beyond the events of 2012, the inescapable facts are that Warren personally signed his name to the list of Christian leaders who supported the Islam affirming Yale Divinity School “Response” to the 2007 document known as “A Common Word Between Us and You“, which was drawn up by a group of Muslim clerics – ostensibly to:

“Promote constructive engagement between these major religious communities; Planning is underway for a series of major conferences and workshops involving many of the signatories to A Common Word and to the Yale response, as well as other Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders.”

This document is ecumenical to it’s core. It positively compares the god of the Muslims to the God of the bible, and places the Muslim scriptures on a par with Christian scripture. The Yale “Response” purports to “Find deep affinities with our own Christian faith” and the Islamic scriptures.

The “Yale Response” document states in part:

What is so extraordinary about A Common Word Between Us and You is… a deep insight and courage with which they have identified the common ground between the Muslim and Christian… What is common between us lies not in something marginal nor in something merely important to each. It lies, rather, in something absolutely central to both: love of God and love of neighbor…”

“So much common ground exists – common ground in some of the fundamentals of faith—gives hope that undeniable differences and even the very real external pressures that bear down upon us can not overshadow the common ground upon which we stand together…”

“We applaud that A Common Word Between Us and You stresses so insistently the unique devotion to one God… In the Muslim tradition, God, “the Lord of the worlds,” is “The Infinitely Good and All-Merciful.” And the New Testament states clearly that “God is love” (1 John 4:8)…”

“We find [NOTE] DEEP AFFINITIES with our own Christian faith when A Common Word Between Us and You insists that love is the pinnacle of our duties toward our neighbors. “None of you has faith until you love for your neighbor what you love for yourself,” the Prophet Muhammad said. In the New Testament we similarly read, “whoever does not love [the neighbor] does not know God” (1 John 4:8)…”

*THIS is what Rick Warren gave his approval, and became a signatory to! The entire document is available HERE: http://www.acommonword.com/

Regardless of whether of not Warren had personal involvement in the 2012 debacle, his signature on the Yale Response document clearly shows his Chrislamic affinities. Thus Brian Brodersen is once again shown to be the facilitator and legitimatizer of Rick Warren’s lies.

It is also worth noting that the website of “A Common Word” is linked to the UN affiliated site, World Interfaith Harmony Week [http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/]

Additionally, there is photographic evidence of Warren speaking at an Islamic Society of North America [ISNA] affiliated event. (See below)

On a personal note: Although I usually try to present the documentation objectively, I have to say here that I believe that for Brian Brodersen, and thus, for Calvary Chapel to actively promote the lies and the cover-up instituted by Rick Warren and his cohorts is nothing short of despicable. Once again we see mega-church pastors more concerned about protecting their brands and their own corporate assets than about the welfare of the sheep they have been entrusted with. May The Lord deliver his sheep from the hands of these men.

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For more on Brian Brodersen see: https://emergentwatch.com/2014/12/16/the-false-gospel-of-the-whosoevers/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2015/05/31/calvary-chapel-alert-leaderships-stealth-partnership-with-the-church-of-england-and-catholics/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2016/05/08/calvary-chapel-alert-brian-brodersen-now-partnering-with-hillsong-and-other-aberrant-groups-at-his-uk-creation-fest/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2016/10/24/calvary-chapel-pastors-conference-2016-leadership-departing-form-gods-word/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2017/05/17/brian-brodersens-creation-fest-hosting-major-contemplative-event/

For more on Rick Warren see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9u94uDhJ6Q

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2017/06/14/rick-warrens-saddleback-church-promoting-contemplative-rituals/

 

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Voice of The Apostles: Deceiving Spirits and Demonic Transference

The Voice of The Apostles conference 2017 was held Oct. 17-20 in Lancaster, PA. This event is where top false prophets of the NAR ordain and “anoint” their disciples. The EmergentWatch documentary video is a composite of over 8 hours of video taken during the 3 day event. In this video one can witness the demonic transference from these false “apostles”, and the demonic spiritual effect this has on their followers. These effects have been compared to those seen in occultic Kundalini awakening and the uncontrollable movements known as “Kriyas”.

There are absolutely no verses in the bible that show the Holy Spirit manifesting these physical symptoms. On the contrary, there are multiple verses in the Gospels showing demons manifesting similar symptoms – being seized by evil spirits, falling to the ground and convulsing (twitching and jerking, etc.) – See Matt. 17:15+; Luke 9:42. etc.

Applicable bible verses include:

John 16:13-14 – “When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority… He will glorify Me (Jesus)…”

1Jn. 1:5 – This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

1Jn. 4:1 – “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

1Cor. 14:32-33 – “The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion but of peace…

Lam. 2:14 – “Your prophets have seen for you False and deceptive visions; They have not uncovered your iniquity, To bring back your captives, But have envisioned for you false prophecies and delusions.”

Ezk. 22:25-28 – The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things… like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,’ when the LORD had not spoken.”

2Pet. 2:18-19 – “They speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.”

1Tim. 4:1 – “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.”

2Thes. 2:3-11 – “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (of The Lord) will not come unless the falling away (“Apostasia“) comes first… For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work… The coming of the lawless one (Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie…”

Apparently not content with adult followers, these wolves want children also.

Luke 17:2 – “Better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

 

 

Kairos 2017 – Offspring of The Mother of Harlots

Just in time for Halloween – The mother of all ecumenical conferences is about to take place in Kansas City, on Oct. 24-26th – in “celebration” of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation – the Kairos 2017 event.

Organized by Vatican envoy Matteo Calisi (“United in Christ“), in collusion with Mike Bickle’s IHOP and by John Arnott’s “Catch the Fire“. Their promo states: “Unity & Revival: Come & Experience this Pivotal Event in History where Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Leaders set aside differences to reconcile 500 years of Forgiveness.”

Watch the EW media video expose’:

Speakers include: https://www.kairos2017.com/speakers/

NARpostles Lou Engle and Che Ahn

Toronto Blessing’s John Arnott

IHOP’s Mike Bickle

Word-Faith heretic Kenneth Copeland

NARprophets Wes & Stacy Campbell

Cardinal Daniel DeNardo

COE’s Archbishop Sean Larkin

Catholic Bishop Sam Jacobs

Catholic Archbishop Joseph Naumann

United in Christ’s Matteo Calisis

CBN’s Gordon Robertson

NARpostle Dutch Sheets

Oral Roberts Univ. Pres. Billy Wilson

“Worship” music will be provided by IHOP’s Misty Edwards and Arnott’s Catch the Fire music collective.

The ecumenical event will be a major milestone on the road back to Rome. This apostasy is uniting many aberrant streams of Christianity into the one-world religion predicted in the book of Revelation.

Francis Chan Endorses the Apostate NAR Movement

In his latest departure from orthodoxy, Francis Chan declares his love – not only for IHOP’s Mike Bickle (see below) – but for the entire apostate NAR movement – referring to them as simply harmless “Charismatics”.

The following video was screen captured from the Brio TV live feed of the ATD event on Saturday 10/7/17.

Speaking at the NAR event “Awaken The Dawn” on 10/7/2017 – Chan claimed that “God just revealed” to him, while backstage, his “arrogance” and need to “repent” – And, that in his arrogance, he used to teach against charismania, but that “my theology has changed over the years”, etc.”

Chan also implies that those who discern the unbiblical issues within the NAR movement are simply “arrogant” and think they “know better.”

The list of apostate NAR speakers at the ATD event includes: Heidi Baker, Lou Engle, Shawn Bolz, Todd White, Rick Pino, Nick Hall, etc.

A Brief History of Francis Chan’s departures:

2003 – Chan Invites X-Catholic speaker Mike Gendron to speak at his church, but shuts down his Q&A fearing offending Catholics. see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo_sVyssxqk

2010- Chan speaks @ Exponential Conference alongside emergents. See http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=2856

2012 – Chan practices/ promotes contemplative Lectio Divina @ ??? event w/ Beth Moore & John Piper see http://apprising.org/2012/01/06/beth-moore-and-john-piper-lead-lectio-divina-lite-at-passion-2012/

2013 – Chan endorses NAR apostate Mike Bickle of IHOP at their ecumenical “one Thing” conference. See http://apprising.org/2014/01/02/francis-chan-declares-i-love-mike-bickle-of-ihop/

2015- Chan again speaks @ IHOP’s One Thing. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j31ncnro-Y4

2017 – Chan speaks at the NAR “Awaken the Dawn” event, wherein he endorses Lou Engle and the entire NAR apostate movement , referring to them as simply “Charismatics”.

Nowdays, Chan is speaking at more than a few highly questionable event. See http://www.crazylove.org/events – Events such as:

4/17- @ Exponential 2017 w/ Emergent/ contemplatives

11/17 @ False teacher Luis Palau’s event

And, he’ll be back @ IHOP in Dec. 2017 for their “One Thing” con. see http://www.ihopkc.org/onething/

See also the previous EW posts on Calvary Chapel pastor Steve Berger’s hosting of Lou Engle and his endorsements of the apostate ATD event. See https://emergentwatch.com/2017/08/24/calvary-chapel-affiliate-hosts-major-ecumenical-nar-event/

 

Dallas Theological Seminary Gone Contemplative?

The ministry of EmergentWatch began as a means to alert Christians to the infiltration of false teachings coming into the churches, under the radar of most – coming into the bookstores right in their local churches. EW published a number of bookstore surveys, searching for materials by known false teachers. After being exposed, two churches surveyed slapped a copyright violation claim against two of EW’s video presentations, exposing Calvary Chapel of Downey and Rick Warren’s Saddleback church. Both videos were subsequently removed.

Two Christian Seminaries were also examined in late 2013. Fuller Theological (With predictably bad results; See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCbS3Mwo07A), and Dallas Theological. The latter returned some alarming results, as it is widely know as a bastion of conservative Christianity.

A recent article by Lighthouse Trails explains:

“Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) has always maintained that while they teach Spiritual Formation, they only teach the “good” kind and that they are not a school that promotes contemplative spirituality. Lighthouse Trails has always challenged these suppositions. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago when Lighthouse Trails editors had some correspondence with two different DTS faculty members (one a dean) who insisted that DTS was not promoting contemplative spirituality…”

See the complete article here: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=23055

EmergentWatch did a Bookstore survey of the DTS online bookstore in November 2013, and published the results, showing hundreds of books and tapes by many known false teachers. Another survey was done on 7/21-22/2017, and shows that rather than the problem being corrected, it has gotten worse – and now includes authors such as Leonard Sweet, Henri Nouwen, Tony Campolo, Phyliss Tickle and other recognized heretical teachers. The bookstore survey is now in jpeg format.

The above results are of only a partial, and not a comprehensive survey – Yet, it certainly does appear that DTS, like so many other Christian institutions now, has been overrun with the spirit of this age.

 See also: Christian Bookstores – selling anything for profit? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTQH9TGun20

The Wild Goose Festival: Contemplative Meets Queer Theology

Held annually, the Wild Goose Festival is said to be “focused on justice, spirituality, music and the arts… (and) rooted in the Christian tradition” and is popular among progressive Christians and many involved with the emerging church movement. It is the only Christian music festival in the U.S. that caters to “theological liberals”…

Wild Goose Fest 2017 also prominently featured Shack author William Paul Young and the contemplatives Richard Rohr, Phyllis Ticlke and Tony Campolo, along with new age speakers like Mirabai Starr, and others. Their website is here: http://wildgoosefestival.org/

The following video is edited from some of the Wild Goose promo vids. http://

The Wild Goose Festival is affiliated with the aberrant group “Convergence“. Convergence is the brain child of ultra-liberal emergent apostate Brian McLaren. McLaren, the author of “A New Kind of Christian” – led the ceremony for his son’s same-sex wedding in 2012. [see http://apprising.org/2012/09/24/brian-mclaren-leads-ceremony-at-sons-same-sex-wedding/].

The Convergence charter informs us: “We believe in Jesus and the good news of the reign, commonwealth, or ecosystem of God… We seek to honor, interpret, and apply the Bible in fresh and healing ways, aware of the damaging ways the Bible has been used in the past… We seek the common good, locally and globally, through churches of many diverse forms… We build inclusive partnerships across gaps between the powerful and vulnerable – including disparities based on wealth, gender, race and ethnic identity, education, religion, and sexuality …”

In an 2006 interview with Lief Hansen, McLaren stated: “The doctrine of hell basically says…At the end, God gets his way through coercion, violence, intimidation and domination – just like every other kingdom. The cross isn’t the center then – the cross is almost a distraction and false advertising for God.”

Priscilla Shirer & Mark Batterson Reveal Their Contemplative Affinities

For those who are not aware, Alpha (originally the ‘Alpha Course’) is contemplative at it’s core, and was created and developed by the heretical Holy Trinity Brompton [HTB] – the home of the European wave of the aberrant ‘Holy Laughter Revival’. Nicky Gumbel is HTB’s leader, and face of Alpha. Video used in this post is from the 2017 Alpha Leadership Conference [LC17].

Their link is HERE: http://alpha.org/lc/talks

PS: I apologize for the shaky video. The stream & the app were not behaving.