Dr. Rick Warren proposes that his Purpose Driven Church
movement is a New Reformation, the greatest paradigm shift in church government
and message since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church
in Wittenburg, Germany, on October 31, 1517.
Without doubt, the Purpose Driven Church has become a
tremendous force in the world, but Noah Hutchings sees a dark side to this
Dr. Warren stated on May 23, 2005, at the Pew Forum on
Religion and Public Life: "The word `Fundamentalist' actually comes from a
document in the 1920s called the Five Fundamentals of the Faith. And it is a
very legalistic, narrow view of Christianity."
The five fundamentals of the faith to which Dr. Warren
The inerrancy and
full authority of the Bible
The virgin birth and
full Deity of Jesus Christ
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
vicarious death for the sins of the world
The literal Second
Coming of Jesus Christ
The Purpose Driven Church religion at best is a distortion of
the gospel; at worst, a repudiation of biblical, saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Noah Hutchings was a member of the second largest Baptist
church in Oklahoma, where he had served for fifteen years. Then suddenly, his
church converted to a Purpose Driven format. Being the president of a
communications ministry, he has counseled with hundreds who have been
disenfranchised from Purpose Driven churches by conscience or invitation. This
is the other story about the Purpose Driven Life that some now reference as the
"Purpose Driven Death."
We are aware that Noah Hutchings is a
hyper-dispensational, dual covenant teacher and
Scofield's interpretation of the Bible.
However, we are choosing to carry his book since it does not promote these
viewpoints and only deals with the heresies of The Purpose Driven Life
and its affect on Southern Baptist churches.
A Wonderful Deception
A Time of
Many Shall Come In My Name
Out of India
Jesus Christ: The New Gospel
The Dark Side of the
Purpose Driven Church
The Light That Was
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