Rick Warren Speaks on Catholicism, the Essentials of
the Faith, Peter Drucker, and Global Peace
Lighthouse Trails Research
On May 23, 2005 Rick Warren was a guest speaker at the The Pew and Religion
the transcripts for Rick Warren's speech became available to us.
Below we have listed a few of the more critical remarks made by Rick
Warren. We are presenting them to you for your consideration, as we
believe they are challenging the very essence of Christianity.
Rick Warren - May 23, 2005:
On the Fundamentals of the Faith:
really aren't that many Fundamentalists left; I don't know if you know
that or not, but they are such a minority; there aren't that many
Fundamentalists left in America.
Now 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 ... (See Below
group structure is the structure of renewal in every facet of
Christianity - including Catholicism.
encourage you to look at this evolving alliance between evangelical
Protestants and Catholics, particularly in the evangelical wing of
Now when you
get 25 percent of America, which is basically Catholic, and you get 28
to 29 percent of America, which is evangelical, together, that's called
a majority. And it is a very powerful bloc, if they happen to stay
together on particular issues.
On Peter Drucker:
On the global peace plan and interspirituality:
Who's the man
of peace in any village - or it might be a woman of peace - who has the
most respect, they're open and they're influential? They don't have to
be a Christian. In fact, they could be a Muslim, but they're open and
they're influential and you work with them to attack the five giants.
And that's going to bring the second Reformation.
Last week I
spoke to 4,000 pastors at my church who came from over 100 denominations
in over 50 countries. Now, that's wide spread. We had Catholic priests,
we had Pentecostal ministers, we had Lutheran bishops, we had Anglican
bishops, we had Baptist preachers.
The Deity of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
of the scriptures.
Fundamentals of the Faith in more detail.
Rick Warren says that these are "a very legalistic,
narrow view of Christianity." We are just wondering which ones of
these five he feels that way about.
"Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have
heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning
shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the
Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal
life." 1 John 2:24-25
1909 God moved two Christian laymen to set aside a large sum of money for
issuing twelve volumes that would set forth the fundamentals of the Christian
faith, and which were to be sent free to ministers of the gospel, missionaries,
Sunday School superintendents, and others engaged in aggressive Christian work
throughout the English speaking world. A committee of men who were known to be
sound in the faith was chosen to have the oversight of the publication of these
volumes. Some of the volumes were sent to 300,000 ministers and
missionaries and other workers in different parts of the world.
legacy of these godly men who wanted to pass down to future generations the pure
knowledge of the Bible, knowing that in the future, there would come a time when
men like Rick Warren and others would corrupt it.
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