Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Patterns Of Illegal Activity In Abortion Industry

By Chuck Missler - The abortion industry is in the dog house these days. An abortion clinic owner is going to jail for performing abortions without a medical license, and an ongoing investigation demonstrates Planned Parenthood's willingness to hide child rape and urge teens to get abortions without their parents' knowledge.

Performing Abortions Without A License

Nine women came forward to tell stories after having received botched abortions under the hands of Bertha Bugarin, an abortion clinic owner who performed abortions without a medical license. On December 4, Bugarin pleaded guilty in San Diego Superior Court to nine felony counts of practicing medicine without a license. She also pleaded guilty to seven charges in Los Angeles County three days earlier and faces two separate sentencing dates in January and February 2009.

Several of Bugarin's patients were given incomplete abortions and had to have them redone, and one patient had to be hospitalized twice after complications and gave birth to a live child that died three hours later.

Bugarin was not the only person operating illegally in her clinics. A number of the abortionists who worked for her lost their licenses and others were charged with medical negligence or insurance fraud. One of her abortion doctors, Laurence Reich, continued to work for Bugarin after losing his license for sexually molesting patients.

Bugarin openly targeted the Hispanic community in southern California, running ads on Hispanic television and offering abortions for $500. Operation Rescue has been working to expose Bugarin since 1999, and an investigation by the Chula Vista police and the LA County Sheriff's Dept uncovered her clinics' dangerous and illegal practices. All 11 clinics that Bugarin once owned have been shut down, and only one has reopened under different ownership.

"This criminal preyed on women in the Hispanic community and has now been held accountable," San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said. "By passing herself off as a doctor, she put these women's lives in serious danger."

Protecting Sexual Predators

Planned Parenthood has been criticized before about failing to protect children impregnated by adult men. The pro-abortion organization still has not cleaned up its act. Live Action Film's "Mona Lisa Project," has begun documenting instances in which Indiana abortion clinic counselors have been willing to cover up sex between 13-year-old girls and full grown men. Under Indiana law, health care providers must report to Child Protective Services(CPS) when they learn of sexual activity between an adult and a girl under age 14.

Lila Rose, a student journalist, went undercover as a 13-year-old girl and entered abortion clinics in Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN and told the staffers that she was pregnant by an older man. The staff in both clinics avoided contacting CPS and demonstrated willingness to protect a girl's relationship with a 31-year-old sexual predator.

The hidden video camera shows the Indianapolis staffer saying, "We don't really care about who, what, the age of the boyfriend." A counselor also told Rose, "I don't care how old he is." The counselor told Rose that surrounding states don't have parental consent laws, basically encouraging Rose (whom she believed to be merely 13-years-old) to travel to another state to get an abortion without her mother's knowledge.

Rose got a similar response in a Bloomington Planned Parenthood clinic. The nurse told Rose, "I don't want to know how old he is" and told Rose to go get her abortion at a Planned Parenthood in Illinois and lie about the age of her boyfriend.

Rose told Bill O'Reilly: "This is widespread and has been going on for years, the cover-up of the sexual abuse of young girls. Young girls go into these Planned Parenthoods… looking for help and they're given a bag of condoms, they're given an abortion and sent right back into the arms of the abuser… I've seen it myself personally in dozens of clinics across the country… This is a national problem, and this organization receives… over $300 million a year in government money."

While the staff of these clinics did not actually commit any crime because Rose was neither pregnant nor 13-years-old in reality, Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter says his office will investigate the Bloomington Planned Parenthood because of its staff's willingness to hide a potential case of statutory rape. When Planned Parenthood was investigated in 2005 for hiding statutory rape, the organization refused to hand over records on children under age 14, and won a lawsuit to keep those records hidden.

"It is not enough to allow Planned Parenthood to police itself. That's called letting the fox guard the henhouse," said Mike Fichter, the head of Indiana Right to Life. "We need a full blown investigation to find out exactly what is going on when a girl under fourteen indicates sexual activity to Planned Parenthood."

Rick Warren Defends Inauguration Invite

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Under fire for opposing gay marriage, influential evangelical pastor Rick Warren said Saturday that he loves Muslims, people of other religions, Republicans and Democrats, and he also loves "gays and straights."

The 54-year-old pastor and founder of Saddleback Church in Southern California told the crowd of 500 that it's unrealistic to expect everyone to agree on everything all the time.

"You don't have to see eye to eye to walk hand in hand," said Warren.

Warren also defended President-elect Barack Obama's invitation that he give the invocation at the Jan. 20 inauguration in the keynote speech he delivered at the Muslim Public Affairs Council's annual convention in Long Beach.

Obama's choice of Warren earlier this week sparked outcry from gay rights and other liberal groups, who said choosing such an outspoken opponent of gay marriage was tantamount to endorsing bigotry.

"Three years ago I took enormous heat for inviting Barack Obama to my church because some of his views don't agree (with mine)," he said. "Now he's invited me."

Warren said he prays for the same things for Obama that he prays for himself: integrity, humility and generosity.

Obama defended his choice on Thursday, saying that he has also invited Joseph Lowery, a Methodist minister and civil rights leader who supports same-sex marriage and gay rights, to deliver the benediction.

"During the course of the entire inaugural festivities, there are going to be a wide range of viewpoints that are presented. And that's how it should be, because that's what America's about. That's part of the magic of this country ... we are diverse and noisy and opinionated," Obama said.

Toward the end of his speech on Saturday, Warren also talked about singer Melissa Ethridge, who performed earlier in the evening. Warren said the two had a "wonderful conversation" and that he is a huge fan who has all her albums.

The openly lesbian gay rights activist even agreed to sign her Christmas album for him, he said.

Warren gained a prominent role in the presidential election in August when he hosted the Civil Forum on the Presidency, a two-hour televised show in which he interviewed Obama and his Republican opponent John McCain for an hour each on faith and moral issues.

Warren has won kudos from some liberal quarters by focusing less on traditional conservative issues such as abortion and gay rights, and instead calling on evangelical leaders to devote more attention to eradicating poverty, fighting AIDS in Africa, expanding educational opportunity for the marginalized, and global warming.

But the preacher ignited the ire of many liberals when he publicly supported California's Proposition 8, which amended the state Constitution to ban gay marriage.

Although Warren has said that he has nothing personally against gays, he has condemned same-sex marriage.

"I have many gay friends. I've eaten dinner in gay homes. No church has probably done more for people with AIDS than Saddleback Church," he said in a recent interview with BeliefNet. But later in the interview, he compared the "redefinition of marriage" to include gay marriage to legitimizing incest, child abuse, and polygamy.

Warren founded Saddleback Church in 1980 in Lake Forest, about 65 miles southeast of Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous Christian books, including "The Purpose Driven Life," which has sold more than 20 million copies.

Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Gospel According To Darwin?

Here is scant reporting on the anti-religious zeal with which many atheists promote Darwinism.

February 12 used to be known in classrooms across the nation as Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. But over the last decade, an increasing number of schools and community groups have decided to celebrate the birthday of the father of evolution instead. 

The movement to establish February 12 as “Darwin Day” seems to be spreading, promoted by a evangelistic non-profit group with its own website (www.darwinday.org) and an ambitious agenda to create a “global celebration in 2009, the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origins of Species.” 

Darwin Day celebrations provide an eye-opening glimpse into the world of grassroots Darwinian fundamentalism, an alternate reality where atheism is the conventional wisdom and where traditional religious believers are viewed with suspicion if not paranoia.

Promoters of Darwin Day deny that their activities are anti-religious, but their denial is hard to square with reality. 

According to the Darwin Day website, the movement’s inspiration was an event sponsored by the Stanford Humanists and the Humanist Community in 1995. Since then the honor roll of groups sponsoring Darwin Day events has been top-heavy with organizations bearing such names as the “Long Island Secular Humanists,” the “Atheists and Agnostics of Wisconsin,” the “Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists,” the “Humanists of Idaho,” the “Southeast Michigan Chapter of Freedom from Religion Foundation,” and the “San Francisco Atheists.” The last group puts on an annual festival called “Evolutionpalooza” featuring a Darwin impersonator and an evolution game show (“Evolutionary!”).

Given such sponsors, it should be no surprise that Darwin Day events often explicitly attack religion. At a high school in New York a few years ago, students wore shirts emblazoned with messages proclaiming that “no religious dogmas [were] keeping them from believing what they want to believe,” while in California a group named “Students for Science and Skepticism” hosted a lecture at the University of California, Irvine, on the topic “Darwin’s Greatest Discovery: Design without a Designer.” This year in Boston there is an event on “Biological Arguments Against the Existence of God.”

A musical group calling itself “Scientific Gospel Productions,” meanwhile, mocks gospel music by holding annual Darwin Day concerts featuring such songs as “Ain’t Gonna Be No Judgment Day,” the “Virgin of Spumoni” (satirizing the Virgin Mary), and my favorite, “Randomness Is Good Enough for Me,” the lyrics of which proclaim: “Randomness is good enough for me./ If there’s no design it means I’m free./ You can pray to go to heaven./ I’m gonna try to roll a seven./ Randomness is good enough for me.” The same group’s website offers for sale a CD titled “Hallelujah! Evolution!”

The original “honorary president” of Darwin Day was biologist Richard Dawkins, author most recently of The God Delusion. Dawkins is best known for such pearls of wisdom as “faith is one of the world’s great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate,” and “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.”

The Darwin Day group’s current advisory board includes not only Dawkins but Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education (an original signer of the “Humanist Manifesto III”), philosopher Daniel Dennett (who praises Darwinism as the “universal acid” that eats away traditional religion and morality), and Scientific American columnist Michael Shermer (an atheist who writes that “Science Is My Savior” because it helped free him from “the stultifying dogma of a 2,000-year-old religion”).

Perhaps in an effort to revise the image of Darwin Day as merely a holiday for atheists, last year a professor from Wisconsin urged churches to celebrate “Evolution Sunday” on or near Darwin Day. But the fact that some liberal churches have now been enlisted to spread the Darwinist gospel cannot cover up the anti-religious fervor that pervades the Darwinist subculture.

Darwin Day celebrations are fascinating because they expose a side of the controversy over evolution in America that is rarely covered by the mainstream media. Although journalists routinely write about the presumed religious motives of anyone critical of unguided evolution, they almost never discuss the anti-religious mindset that motivates many of evolution’s staunchest defenders. 

On the few occasions when the anti-religious agenda of someone like Dawkins is even raised, it is usually downplayed as unrepresentative of most Darwinists. 

What Darwin Day shows, however, is just how ordinary the anti-religious views expressed by Dawkins are among grassroots Darwinists. Far from being on the fringe, Dawkins’ views form the ideological core of mainstream Darwinism. 

Not that this should come as a shock. According to a 1998 survey of members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), nearly 95 percent of NAS biologists are atheists or agnostics. A look at the major critics of the theory of intelligent design reveals similar views. Barbara Forrest, co-author of the anti-intelligent design harangue Creationism’s Trojan Horse, is a long-time activist and board member with a group calling itself the “New Orleans Secular Humanist Association,” although she fails to disclose that fact in her book, and reporters studiously avoid asking her about her own religious beliefs. 

The anti-religious outlook of many of Darwin’s chief boosters exposes the hypocrisy in current discussions over Darwin’s theory. The usual complaint raised against scientists who are skeptical of Darwin’s theory is that many of them (like the vast majority of Americans) happen to believe in God. It is insinuated that this fact somehow undermines the validity of their scientific views. Yet, at the same time, defenders of Darwinism insist that their own rejection of religion is irrelevant to the validity of their scientific views—and most reporters seem to agree. 

Of course, in an important sense these defenders of Darwinism are right. Just because leading Darwinists are avowed atheists or agnostics does not mean that their scientific beliefs about evolution are wrong. Scientific propositions should be debated based on their evidence, not on the metaphysical beliefs of those who espouse them. 

But if Darwinists have the right to be debated based on evidence, not motives, then scientists who are supportive of alternatives to Darwin’s theory such as intelligent design should have the right to expect the same treatment.

If Darwin Day helps expose the blatant double standard about religious motives operating in the current evolution debate, then its evangelistic boosters will have performed an invaluable public service—however unintentionally.

—John G. West is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and author of Darwin’s Conservatives: The Misguided Quest.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Abuse Pattern Develops As Second Indiana Planned Parenthood Covers Up Statutory Rape Of 13-Year-Old


Contact: Lila Rose, 408-497-3982, lilarose@liveactionfilms.org

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, December 16 -- Undercover footage from a second Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic shows an emerging pattern of abuse, as more clinic counselors evade their legal responsibility to report the statutory rape of young girls. The new footage is the second video in Live Action Film's "Mona Lisa Project," a series of investigations documenting how secret abortions keep young girls trapped in cycles of sexual abuse.

In the video, shot undercover this summer at a Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, two employees state they "don't care" about the age difference between a 31-year-old man and the 13-year-old girl he was reported to have impregnated. A previously released video shot at a Bloomington Planned Parenthood showed similar results. Neither the Bloomington nor Indianapolis clinics reported the rape and both clinics counseled the 13-year-old to obtain a secret abortion across state lines where no parental consent laws applied.

At both clinics, Lila Rose, student journalist and president of Live Action, enters posing as a 13-year-old girl and discloses she is pregnant by a 31-year-old man. The Indianapolis staffer states, "We don't really care about who, what, the age of the boyfriend." She then sends Rose to a counselor, who after hearing about the 31-year-old also states, "I don't care how old he is." When Rose tells the counselor that her mother would be upset about the 31-year-old boyfriend, the counselor informs Rose that "the surrounding states don't have parental consent. I can't tell you anymore."

In Bloomington, the nurse declares, "I don't want to know how old he is" and instructs Rose to travel to an Illinois Planned Parenthood and say her 31-year-old boyfriend is only fourteen. Although the Bloomington clinic fired its nurse, Rose says this is not an isolated incident. "We have more videos documenting this pattern of law-breaking within Planned Parenthood. There are actual cases all across the country where their failure to follow state statutes has allowed predators to continue their sexual abuse of young girls."

On Monday, Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter launched an investigation of Planned Parenthood in response to the Bloomington footage. Indiana State Representative Jackie Walorski and right-to-life advocacy groups including American Life League publicly called for the investigation. In 2005, the Attorney General also sought the records of 84 Planned Parenthood patients under the age of fourteen who may have been victims of sexual abuse, but Planned Parenthood sued to prevent their release.'

Rose commends the Attorney General's efforts. "We applaud Mr. Carter's integrity and urge him to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, despite any political attacks Planned Parenthood may attempt against him personally or his office."

Rose challenges Planned Parenthood to cooperate. "Planned Parenthood must release files they have previously sued to keep private and allow state authorities to conduct a complete investigation." She adds, "Mandatory reporting laws are necessary for the protection of young girls, and Planned Parenthood must not be allowed to sabotage them."

The video can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTxsWZz9whg and can also be found with more information on The Mona Lisa Project at LiveActionFilms.org. For interview or special requests for copies of footage and documentation, please contact lilarose@liveactionfilms.org.

Economic Crisis, The Amero, North American Union and the New World Order

We first took a look at the shape of things to come last year with the review of the “How the Banking System Works” series of movies on YouTube (it’s an excellent series, must-watch if you haven’t already).The most perspective-shifting piece of information from that series is two things:

  1. How organized the world-wide banking system is
  2. How long it has been around, functioning in roughly the same way it functions in current day

#2 is the thing that tips most people from the “There is no way the New World Order rumors are true” camp to the “Oh… yea I guess I could see how that would happen” camp. It’s the realization that such a complex, convoluted and cohesive system has been functioning for 100s of years, not just in the last 50 or so which a lot of people think when asked about the existence of modern markets and banking.

In early 2000 more information started coming out (testing the waters as it were) about the possibility of a North American Union (just like the European Union) between the U.S., Canada and Mexico all built on a new singular currency: The Amero.

Catching a lot of people off guard, it was disregarded as “stupid conspiracy theory” and the like… after all, when would we ever vote to become a union with those two other countries? We don’t need them right?

Now fast-forward quite a few years to… last month. You saw the emergence of a totally predictable (and actually warned-of) financial calamity with the toxic mortgage crisis popup. You saw the immediate execution of a 450-page, “$700 billion” plan that no one could read, had time to read and were told that martial law would be instated if it wasn’t signed:

Surprise-Surprise, after some minor objections the law most knew nothing about, that would “save our country from disaster” was passed, and along with it, a lot more legislation and spending concessions that no one knew anything about.

Our country was saved right? Nope. To boot, our market could fall to the lowest levels since 2003 any day. Awesome bail-out, but more importantly, great job congressmen and women for voting that sucker through due to intimidation and fear.

The following day the Dow dropped 770 points. The day after that 300. And yesterday another 760 points or so for good measure.

Early this week Iceland declared an economic crisis with a collapse of their economy as well. The proposed solution? Join the European Union.

China has called for a single, world-unified currency. France backed that decision and I’m sure others have as well.

We took a long look at what this depression in our economy meant and what it was preparing us for, and all we can see is that this is the writing on the wall in order to scare us into the North American Union and adopting the Amero to “save our country”… atleast I’m sure that tagline will be used when the time comes.

Other’s see the writing on the wall as well:

The purpose of all this work is to eventually get the world shaped into something that looks a lot like this:

We are heading towards that slowly, it started in the 90s and will continue to completion… likely in 2050-2080 is my guess.

Step #1 for getting the US formed nicely into this pie-crust has been to depress our economy and scare us into a position to start unifying the western world.

With all that said and a lot of you either shaking your head or fuming… we don’t necessarily think this is the worst thing ever. It would be naive to think that it would never have happened anyway… at some point governments, armies and companies get too large, too co-dependent and require the stability that unification creates.

It’s just how it had to happen and be staged that is unfortunate.

The Great Commission

The Great Commission - A Personal Instruction

The Great Commission is one of the most significant passages in the Holy Bible. First, it's the last recorded personal instruction given by Jesus to His disciples. Second, it's a special calling from Jesus Christ to all His followers to take specific action while on this earth. The Great Commission is found in the Gospel of Matthew:

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)

The Great Commission - It's Significance for Christians

The Great Commission is the end of a Gospel and the beginning of faith in action for all Christians. This command from Jesus is significant because it's a personal instruction for Christians to have a profound faith in Jesus Christ as indicated in verse 18. "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth." This is an incredibly powerful statement which demands faith in Jesus Christ, validating His power in the lives of Christians and their commitment to Him. This verse acts as a clear claim to Christ's omnipotence, and therefore His deity. If Christians do not believe this statement, complete faith does not exist. Jesus is very clear about His authority in the world -- it is complete and total from the beginning of time itself (John 1:1-3).

In verse 19, Jesus gives His believers specific directions to follow after they have affirmed their faith. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Jesus calls all His followers to act and share the Good News of salvation throughout the world. People hear this calling and travel each year on missionary trips throughout the earth, spreading the word of Jesus Christ. Many Christians have made incredible sacrifices, traveling to remote regions of the world beyond the civilized cities into jungles and deserts. Mission fields can also be very close to home. It could be a neighbor who has not heard the Good News, or a poverty stricken area just down the road where people can't afford Bibles. In the 21st century, the Internet has become a mission field where people can reach out and share Christ's love. The places and people who need to hear the Gospel are everywhere!

Another important aspect of verse 19 is that Christ is specifically teaching the doctrine of the Trinity to His followers. The three Persons of the Godhead are each equally and fully God and here presented in the logical order of Father, Son and Holy Spirit - yet only One God from the beginning (see Romans 1:20).

Finally, in verse 20, Jesus provides specific direction with affirmation to His followers, "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Christians are instructed to teach others about Jesus Christ and the entirety of His truth. We can't profess Christ as Savior and Lord, while rejecting certain of His teachings. As we teach Christ's truths, verse 20 declares that we can be confident, in faith, that Jesus Christ will support us. This fact has proven trustworthy throughout the centuries as millions of believers have heard, accepted and shared the Good News of Jesus Christ. Yes, Christ has ascended back to heaven, but He is present by the power of the Holy Spirit in every believer!

The Great Commission - A Personal Calling

In the Great Commission, Jesus calls every Christian to step out in faith and spread the Good News. This is faith in action! People who obey this command change their spiritual lives forever! It could be spreading the Good News to a neighbor or moving to another country to reach the people there. It could be sharing with less fortunate kids down the street or spreading the Word in a town two hours away. Wherever we go, every faithful Christian is compelled through obedience to share the Gospel. If you're a believer in Jesus Christ, where has He called you to go? Who has God put on your heart to share the gift of salvation? What small or large steps can you take, with the knowledge that Christ will be by your side, "to make disciples of all the nations"?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rick Warren And The 'End Times' Apostasy

The Bible Reports that Many will 'Fall Away' from True Christianity in the Last Days...

"Warren's God is not awesome or angry and he does not stand in judgement of human sin. He is genial and mellow and he wants to be your best friend." - The New Yorker, September 12, 2005.

Rick Warren and the 'End Times' I have found a few things about Rick Warren and his books and programs that ring of 'apostasy', which is the major falling away of Christianity prophesied in the Bible that happens in the 'end times'.

Rick Warren’s thirty million copy bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life, has been preached and is being preached in thousands of pulpits and is said to have replaced the Bible in many thousands of Bible study groups.

Churches around the country are becoming partners with Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in large numbers. Many are teaching (or have taught) his 40 Days of Purpose program to their congregations, and some of these churches are teaching it in place of the Bible.

Sure, Rick Warren may quote scripture over 1200 times in his book, and it may 'glow with love', and it may be a great book for inspiring the mass population to apparently find God, but that does not make it the Bible.

Jesus Christ predicted that in the 'end times' some would take His name and claim to represent Him — but those same people would be deceivers. They would claim to be Christian but would bring a different message and a counterfeit Christianity.

"But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough." (2 Corinthians 11:2-4)

"...Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works". (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)

Is Rick Warren a minister for Satan? He sure doesn't seem like it. In fact, he comes across like your regular guy and he's easy to like.

His book glows with love of God and finding purpose in life by serving God. His book is reported to have brought countless numbers of people to Christ and it's also reported he donates 90% of all income to charities; he's pushing a plan for global peace and he's also working to eradicate HIV/Aids in Africa.

Rick Warren appears to be a God-send.

So, where's the apostasy?

Rick Warren and the 'New Age'

The Purpose Driven Life has sold over 30 million copies, and yet it's surprising that not many seem to be alarmed at his references to New Age teachers, and that he actually quotes them, and actually uses their advice in his book to Christians.

At the top of page 31 in The Purpose Driven Life, he quotes "Dr. Bernie Siegel", a bestselling author and New Age leader; on page 248 he quotes "Aldous Huxley", New Age author who wrote books on the subject of psychedelics and visionary experiences; on page 193 he quotes "Madame Guyon", a French mystic who lived during the 17th and 18th centuries, who's ideas are reported to survive today in the New Age and other non-Christian religions.

Siegel, Huxley, and Madame Guyon

The problem with quoting Siegel, Huxley, and Madame Guyon is that according to the Bible, New Age teachings are Satanic.

Can it get any more clear than that?

The 'New Age' is Satanic, and Rick Warren quotes Satan worshippers.

No matter how enlightened people think the world is today, it does not change the fact that anything 'New Age' is Satanic.

In fact, considering his New Age name-dropping, Rick Warren does not then say anything to condemn the New Age movement, to cover his tracks for having the audacity to quote them in a book aimed at Christians.

That alone is shocking, because many Christians have condemned the New Age movement.

We already know how God feels about the New Age movement. In the Old Testament we're told to stone anyone who practices sorcery or divination or contacts spirits.

So, why is Rick Warren quoting these people?

Why are church pastors across the nation reading his book from the pulpit, and repeating these quotes to their congregations (as must be occuring if they're following his 40 Days of Purpose program as taught in his book)?

Innocent oversight?

I'm not sure how his public relations team missed this one.

What Happened to Fear God?

Throughout The Purpose Driven Life, it's clear that God loves you. God created you for his pleasure. That God smiles when you live your everyday life. That God wants to be your best friend.

But there's a lot more about God, and failing to mention that is like putting a pilot in the driver's seat of a plane with only a half-tank of gas, and an entire ocean to cross.

There is not enough fuel. That plane is not going to make it.

Throughout the Old Testament, God destroys nations that oppose him, and don't follow his commandments. God also punishes his own servants when they fall short of full obedience.

For example, God took Moses' life on Mount Nebo, and only let Moses look at the Promised Land from a distance, because Moses did not uphold holiness among the Israelites.

As another example, God sent a destroying angel to kill over 70,000 Israelites as punishment for an inaccurate census count during the reign of King David.

Also, God has a habit of making people literally drop dead who oppose him; that seems to happen on numerous occasions in the Bible.

The point the Bible makes is that we're supposed to truly fear God. It may sound barbaric to a lot of people, and un-enlightened, however I'm sure there's a reason that God is so stern on that.

The concern shared by those who are against Rick Warren is that his book portrays God as a lot more friendly and a lot more loving than the Bible portrays.

Then when a Christian comes to Christ after reading The Purpose Driven Life, or being taught this kind of doctrine, they don't take sin as seriously as they should.

Why should they take sin seriously? Rick Warren says we're forgiven for our sins (he doesn't say we must now strive to escape sin, and conform to the image of Christ). He says God wants to be our best friend.

At this point, to give a balanced view of the Bible, his book should drive home the reality of Hell and the consequences of disobeying God... but there's barely any mention of Hell.

And it's not described as a Lake of Fire. On page 37, Warren describes Hell as eternal seperation from God.

That's not Hell. That's apostasy.

It has 'New Age' written all over it.

Rick Warren vs. Revelation

Not only is the 'the wrath of God' sorely missing from The Purpose Driven Life along with the blazing fire of Hell, but he even tells us not to fear God.

On page 95 of The Purpose-Driven Life, he writes:

We obey God, not out of duty or fear or compulsion, but because we love him and trust that he knows what is best for us.

On page 228 he writes:

We don't serve God out of guilt or fear or even duty, but out of joy, and deep gratitude for what he's done for us.

On page 232, Rick Warren writes:

The Bible warns believers, "He will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves," but for Christians it will mean a loss of eternal rewards.

What the Bible actually says is essentially this:

Christians who do not measure up to God's demands lose a lot more than eternal rewards - they lose eternal life and go to Hell, where there's 'weeping and gnashing of teeth'.

Revelation is clear on God's demands for Christians of this world. It's also clear that anyone who God pours his anger and wrath on must repent and put God first in their lives, or they will go to the Lake of Fire where they will burn for eternity.

If you read Revelation 2 and 3, it's clear that most Christians (in God's eyes) are not living Christian lives and are still slaves to sin.

The message from the Book of Revelation is clear: Jesus death on the cross is not a free ticket to keep living in sin. As Christians we are supposed to continually work on conforming to the image of Christ.

Rick Warren lowers the bar for salvation all the way across the board and calls it "spiritual maturity".

God raises the bar and calls it "holiness", and according to the Bible, it is an absolute requirement to salvation.

Through sanctification by the Holy Spirit God wants us to escape sin and become purified by the renewing of our mind. We will never be perfect, but we're supposed to try to be perfect.

Matthew 5:48 - Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Now, does a call to stop sinning and turn from wickedness sound harsh? Well, that's not coming from me. God repeatedly says this in Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation, as a clear warning to all Christians. In fact, if you don't repent, you will face God's wrath.

And if you still don't repent, you will then go to Hell.

Revelation 2:2-5 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 2:19-23 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Faith without Works is Dead

Essentially, what chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation say is that if you are truly a Christian, then you will truly live, act, think, and love God and neighbor like a Christian should. It's clear that God demands that from us.

Now, God's grace alone saved us. It was nothing we did, accept choosing to believe and accept his free gift of salvation.

But the 'once saved, always saved' concept is false (this will be repeated).

James 2:14-26 - What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?... In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. ...You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.

'Lukewarm' Christians are Not Saved

Rick Warren's teachings are set up in such a way to turn faithful Christians into complacent Christians, and we already know what God thinks of complacent Christians. In Revelation 3:16 he calls them 'lukewarm', and then threatens to 'vomit' them out of his mouth.

With God, there is no room for complacency. Jesus said:

Matthew 7:13-14 - "Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it."

In other words, a lot more people go to Hell than go to God's kingdom in Heaven.

Matthew 22:14 - "For many are called, but few are chosen."

If either of these verses were on the front of Rick Warren's book, I don't think it would have sold as many copies.

In fact, if we asked Rick Warren his opinion, based on what's written in The Purpose Driven Life, his answer might be something along the lines of, "Relax, if you're a Christian, you have nothing to worry about."

My reply: If you're a faithful Christian and have put God FIRST in your life, and have truly repented of your sins and been saved, and this now reflects in how you live your life – only then do you have nothing to worry about.

However, if you call yourself a Christian but you have not put the Word of God FIRST in your life, and do not maintain a focused LOVE OF GOD and strive to keep his commandments, as well as to love your neighbor as you love yourself, you are in dangerous territory.

Of course, you'd never know that from reading Warren's book.

You have to read the Bible to figure that out – the entire Bible.

Will Saddleback Church be in the Rapture?

Jesus Christ taught that his coming for his church (the rapture) is imminent and will be like a thief in the night. It could happen at any time.

Revelation 3:3 - Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you.

I, like the majority of Christians, believe in a pre-tribulation rapture. The Bible is very clear that Christians who are 'lukewarm' or 'complacent' about their faith are NOT SAVED. If you are not saved, you will not be in the rapture of the church.

Rev. 3:16 - I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

So while the majority of Christians believe in the rapture of the church, the fact that many Christians fall into the category of 'lukewarm' will ensure that they are not in it (in other words, they will be 'left behind').

False Gospel

On page 297 Rick Warren writes:

You have a choice to make. You will be either a world-class Christian or a worldly Christian. Worldly Christians look to God primarily for personal fulfillment. They are saved, but self-centered.

Read that again. According to Rick Warren, there are two types of Christians – and both are saved?

Well, if I believed this I wouldn't have much concern for my salvation - my salvation appears guaranteed. All I have to do is call myself a Christian.

Once saved, always saved.

That is not true for most people. For most people, "Once saved, always saved," is a false gospel, and a false salvation.

In fact, if you read Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation, God makes it clear to the seven early churches that most of them are NOT SAVED. If they do not repent and put God first in their lives (by loving God with full faith) and profess full love for God and keep his commandments, they will face God's wrath.

(If you disagree, please read Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation.)

Rick Warren says that 'worldly Christians' are saved. However, Jesus said, "If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you."

There is no such thing as a worldly Christian. That is a dangerous lie.

1 John 2:15-17 - Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world — the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

In fact, being a worldly Christian, just by it's definition, means that you are guilty of breaking the Second Commandment: Thou shalt not make any idols. If there is anything in your life, that comes before God, then you have not put God first in your life, and you are essentially guilty of idolatry.

James 4:4 - You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

How to Become a Mega-Church

It's reported that Rick Warren's program to train pastors is aimed at boosting church attendance by catering more to the needs of the population at large, and is reported to advise pastors to preach a lot less of the Bible – which pastors are told the population at large for the most part does not want to hear.

Now, if Rick Warren's book is giving a false portrayal of God (as it seems) and makes God out to be a lot more loving and a lot more friendly than he actually is (according to the Bible) – and if your pastor is teaching Rick Warren's book in your church, your entire congregation may be guilty of breaking the First Commandment...

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Because, if you are reading from a different gospel, you are no longer having fellowship with God.

You are having fellowship with a false God. It is a counterfeit Christianity.

Jesus predicted that many, a great multitude, would claim His name but deny Him by their actions. He said they would "call Me 'Lord, Lord,"' but "not do the things which I say" (Luke 6:46).

Rick Warren's book is part of an alarming trend – it is a book that is being taught from the pulpit and read from in place of the Bible.

From the sound of things, this has been happening all over the country and has even spread to other nations.

Prophecy Fulfilled

Considering the size and scope of Rick Warren's book and that his marketing methods from The Purpose Driven Church have been taught to over 400,000 pastors world wide, the reason he may not concern himself with Bible prophecy (see his comments on page 285 of The Purpose Driven Life) is because he himself is fulfilling Bible prophecy. Warren writes:

When the disciples wanted to talk about prophecy, Jesus quickly switched the conversation to evangelism.

My reply: Rick Warren is lying. Jesus taught indepth on 'End Times' prophecy. In addition to the parables of his coming for the church (commonly called the 'rapture', which he said would come at a day or time no one expects), he also gives a complete 'End Times' break down in Matthew 24 (the entire chapter, in fact).

Maybe one of the reasons Rick Warren avoids Bible prophecy and has told over 30 million people not to worry about it, is this:

The Bible reports that in the end times there will be a major apostasy (falling away) of the Christian church.

There will be false Christs with false gospels...

The New Yorker (Sept. 2005) may have unwittingly said it best:

"Warren's God is not awesome or angry and he does not stand in judgement of human sin. He is genial and mellow and he wants to be your best friend." - The New Yorker, September 12, 2005.

Numerous Accusations, Only One Crime

Rick Warren surrounds himself with talk of God, Jesus, and Scripture - there is no crime there, though many well known Christian authors and pastors have not agreed with his use of Scripture and condemned his book for presenting a sugar-coated Gospel.

Though Rick Warren has been accused of many things, the only crime that appears to have been committed is when a church, even if only temporarily, puts the Bible aside, and teaches solely from The Purpose Driven Life.

This kind of teaching isn't limited to The Purpose Driven Life either. Many mega-church preachers may be guilty of a similar crime – they have stopped teaching the Word of God as it appears in the Bible, and have softened their sermons to appeal to the mass population, talking about the things of this world (for example, prosperity gospel), rather than teaching to deny this world... and live solely for the next.

"If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it." Matthew 16:25

Judgment Day

There may be serious error in teaching that God loves you and wants to be your best friend – because God said Himself that on judgement day He will turn his back on many who claim to know him.

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'" (Matthew 7:21-23)

In the end, there may be quite a few pastors who have given into temptation... and put the Bible completely aside for a few weeks (40 Days of Purpose) to teach from Rick Warren's book.

"You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God." (Exodus 20:4-5)


One thing you should realize is that after I became a Christian at the beginning of January, one of the visions I received over the coming days was a Bible with a serpent-woman built into a cross on the cover. It was a 'hybrid-Bible' and I was made to fear it.

(To learn about my experience with 'visions', please read my BLOG about how I became a Christian at the beginning of 2007 after a series of unexpected supernatural events.)

So, for those of you who support Rick Warren and think that I am being very critical, now you know why. God filled me with fear of hybrid-Bibles... now, I take that to mean 'false gospel' and I'm very skeptical of all religous text that isn't an actual Bible.

Fear these books. Church pastors, do not teach them from the pulpit. Only teach the Bible. If your church is teaching from any book other than the Bible, you should seriously consider finding a new church. But first, let your pastor know he is in dangerous territory of apostasy, and urge him to return to teaching only the Bible - and the entire Bible at that.

Revelation 3:9 - I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars — I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.

Update: I just confirmed by phone that Oaklawn Baptist Church in Winston Salem, North Carolina, spent seven weeks starting April 29, 2007, teaching the 40 Days of Purpose to it's congregation during normal church service. In other words, The Purpose Driven Life was taught from the pulpit. Please note that this is the first church I called. Now, if you visit Rick Warren's web site, it lists many more churches from around the nation who are apparently teaching or have taught The Purpose Driven Life to their congregations... The apostasy is in other countries as well.

If you read Bible prophecy, then you know this is a clear indicator that the 'end times' are unfolding.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 - "...for that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction [the Anti-Christ]"

Considering what the apostle Paul says above, if the apostasy is here right now, then the next thing to occur is the Anti-Christ (who is a world leader possessed by Satan) to be revealed. If you're following my other articles, then you know that before the Anti-Christ is revealed, the Rapture appears to occur moments before what appears to be a nuclear attack on New York City.

– by Mark Lawrence - SecretsofSurvival.com –

Accelerant Poured around Palin's Church, Investigators Say

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An accelerant was poured around the exterior of Gov. Sarah Palin's church before fire heavily damaged the building, federal investigators said Monday. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the accelerant was poured at several locations around the church, including entrances.

Lab tests will determine the type of substance involved. Possibilities include gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel or even lamp oil, Agent Nick Starcevic said.

The blaze was set Friday night at the main entrance of the Wasilla Bible Church while a small group, including two children, were inside. No one was injured. Fire authorities were called to the scene at 9:40 p.m., unusually early for many arson fires, Starcevic said.

"It's kind of odd to do in the evening hours," he said. "I can tell you that most of the arson fires I've worked on are late nighttime, usually when no one is there."

Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate, was not at the church at the time of the fire but visited Saturday. Her spokesman, Bill McAllister, said Monday that Palin knew about the accelerants Saturday morning before a statement she authorized was released that day.

During her visit at the church, Palin told an assistant pastor she was sorry if the fire was connected to the "undeserved negative attention" the church has received since she became the vice presidential candidate Aug. 29, McAllister said.

Wasilla Deputy Police Chief Greg Wood said authorities had no immediate suspects or motive.

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