August 18, 2008
Dear Senior Pastor Dan Yeary & Members of North Phoenix Baptist Church,
Noting that your church conducts Rick Warren's SHAPE DISCOVERY CLASSES, where President Candidate John McCain attends, I invite you to consider my update on Rick Warren's 40 Days of Purpose and teachings. (I have now written two books on Rick Warren published by Southwest Radio Church, America's oldest conservative biblical radio ministry). I continue to get SOS calls and emails from saints all over the world who have been dismembered by the propeller of Rick Warren's teachings, principles, and copy-cats of his programs and expulsions for non-compliance. Many of us are trying to pick of up the pieces of these shattered saints. I can only hope and pray that your leaders are simply not aware of the following revelations regarding Rick Warren. Watchman on the Wall national radio broadcast aired three days of exposing Rick Warren's false teachings on August 13-15 which was heard in Phoenix on KXXT Radio, but is still archived on Southwest Radio Church website at: http://www.swrc.com/ministry/schedule/schedule.html . I was a guest on August 14, but am a regular guest on this show, with updates on Rick Warren. Hopefully some of you heard these broadcasts in order to warn your congregation and reconsider conducting his teachings at your church.
My documentary which exposes the Carl Jung occultic roots of Warren's SHAPE Personality Profiling was also published in the Journal of Apologetics, September 2007.
What follows is my update and summary on my two books on Rick Warren published by Southwest Radio Church.
By James Sundquist Director Rock Salt Publishing
1. He makes a host of statements in his PDL book that he says are in the Bible...that is, in fact, in NO BIBLE or translation that even he promotes. My wife is not a Bible scholar, but does go through the Bible once a year...at least ten years. So when she read Warren's PDL book, without even checking the citations, she was able to say time after time regarding Warren's statements: "That's not in there" (the Bible), "That's not in there", "That's not in there". etc. Of course I knew this too. But when I wrote my first book on Rick Warren, I did go check the citations.
2. He promotes a host of false translations. See my first book and first Powerpoint presentation.
3. He promote a host of false teachers. BIRDS OF A FEATHER:
And here is my friend and colleague Roger Oakland's commentary on the Alpha Course Church: http://www.understandthetimes.org/commentary/c15.shtml
A colleague of mine wrote a massive documentary on the Alpha Course. It is an equivalent nightmare to Warren's PDC with many overlapping philosophies and false teachings and teachers promoted.
As I proved in my book, Rick Warren also promotes the Alpha Course:
To meet India’s hunger for the gospel, Alpha India has created an exciting partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven organization and Campus Crusade. These organizations are working together on an outreach programme called My Hope India to introduce the Indian people to Jesus and disciple them in the Christian faith.
“Alpha is one of the most effective evangelism tools for the 21st century. It can be used with people who have absolutely no religious background at all. It can be used with seekers or enquirers. It is a good way to bring people to a small group study who would never be caught dead in a church – they’ll take that first step, they’ll sit on a couch with some friends and examine the claims of Christ and what is really does mean to be a follower of Jesus.” Dr. Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Church & author, ‘The Purpose Driven Life’
One of the most extensive and comprehensive documentaries on the Alpha Course is entitled:
Alpha - the Unofficial Guide WORLD. It is written by Dusty Peterson and Elizabeth McDonald.
It is available at: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~emcd/index.htm
ALPHA COURSE ROOTS COLOR CHART: (I use this in my lectures comparing Rick Warren to Alpha)
Link data for chart depicting roots of Alpha Course:http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/%7Eemcd/index31.htm
by G. Richard Fisher
ALPHA ENDORSERS posted by Take Heed Ministries in Ireland:
4. He redefines Christianity. See my friend and colleague Pastor Bob DeWaay's new book: Redefining Christianity - Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement http://cicministry.org/store.php
5. Rick Warren's forced covenants put us right back under the law, the very thing that the Apostle Paul condemned in Galatians. This will enable you to reject Rick Warren's 40 Days of Purpose and his Purpose Driven Life book before you even get to his 40 Days in his book. See my Part I of my Powerpoint presentation on PDC.
6. Warren's SHAPE Personality Temperament Profiling divination (aka SHAPE DISCOVERY CLASS 301) is based on the occultic teachings of Carl Jung. Proof:
Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church, Chapter 11, Personality Profiling by James Sundquist http://www.galaxie.com/article.php?article_id=3191
7. His Global Peace Plan includes Muslims. See Chapter Seven in my new book Rick Warren's Global Peace Plan vs. Scripture. Available at Southwest Radio in print and online at:
article by James Sundquist:
[verified by a number of Islamic Scholars [former Muslims] who are now Christians]
Can a good Muslim be a good American? I forwarded that question to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.
The following is his forwarded reply:
Theologically - no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon God of Arabia.
Religiously - no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)
Scripturally - no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and the Quran (Koran).
Geographically - no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially - no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Politically - no. Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and Destruction of America, the great Satan.
Domestically - no. Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34).
Intellectually - no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically - no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot coexist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually - no. Because when we declare "one nation under God," the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99 excellent names.
Therefore after much study and deliberation....perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both "good" Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you wish....it's still the truth. You had better believe it.
If you find yourself intellectually in agreement with the above statements, perhaps you will share this with your friends. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.
The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.
So, do you feel lucky today? Vote for a Muslim or Muslim sympathizer for Congress or President, where they will have access to issues of our national security and intelligence which they can then pass on to their Imam who will then funnel it to Islamic terrorists. What good will a wall across our entire border with Mexico do when we vote them into office 8. He is a destroyer of the brethren and countries and then lies about it:
Regarding a recent statement attributed to Kay Warren below, someone please ask Gene Dahler (at Saddleback) and Kay Warren to name names (me, Warren Smith, Deborah Dombroski, Trayce & Ray Gano, Zeph Daniels, Paul Proctor, Jacob Prasch, Pastor Bob DeWaay, Dr. Robert Klenck, Evangelist Loren Davis [who is still picking of up the pieces of the brother and countries in Africa that Warren has destroyed], former Catholic Priest Richard Bennett who helped expose his Roman Catholic unholy alliances, Dean Gotcher, Roger Oakland, Mac Dominick, Christ Carmichael, David Bay, etc.), as Scripture requires. Ask her produce anywhere in my two books on Warren where I have born false witness against him. I have gotten a host of similar attacks by Warrenite pastors and followers for a number of years. And to date, they have produced ZERO evidence that I have slandered him!
"I recently heard Kay Warren whining and crying on the ("Christian") Paul McGuire Radio Show at KBRT, 740 AM, Crawford Broadcasting, Catalina, Ca.. She told everyone about the hateful, evil, mean spirited, demonic people who say such awful, nasty, terrible, and derogatory things about "her Rick and their Church", (they are so hateful, they must work for Satan.)"
Only a fool makes up his mind before hearing both sides of the story. KBRT wants to censor all opposition to ensure that you never hear the other side of the story, including the accounts of Warren's victims all over the world! You have now heard the tears of Kay Warren regarding opposition to Rick Warren. I now invite you to hear the tears of the victims of a host of churches who have been evicted for opposing his programs whom he calls "resisters". Who is going to comfort them? Who is going to comfort them on KBRT? Certainly not Paul McGuire or its owner Crawford.
But take heart, there are more and more saints and victims that see the Emperor's New PDC garments and the fraud of his Global Peace Plan! KBRT has clearly become PURPOSE-DRIVEN PRAVDA! ******* SPIRITUAL EUTHANASIA
"First they came for “resisters” and “pillars” of Brunswick Reformed Church, Brunswick, Ohio because they opposed Purpose Driven Life and Church, but I didn't speak up because I was not a member of Reformed Church of American (RCA) denomination. Then they came after a lady who was an elder lady in the faith who had been with the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas since 1956 by shouting her down with spiritual euthanasia and aggressive mean- spirited behavior, and the intimidation of seven attorneys, because she opposed them turning their landmark Criswell Center into a Purpose Driven entertainment center. But I did not speak up because I was not a widow.
Then they held a trial for two families at Valley Baptist Church in Lakeland, Minnesota, but I didn't speak up because I was not a member of the General Baptist Convention. Then they came after 165 members of Gardendale Baptist Church, Corpus Christi, Texas and ran them out of the church, but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Southern Baptist. Then a brother did finally speak up and tried to warn Eugene Christian Fellowship because they had gone Purpose Driven, but they threatened legal action and told him to stop spamming them. But I did not speak up for fear of being accused of spamming or being sued by a church.
Then a news reporter for a large Christian radio network sounded the alarm on His Holy Hill of this clear and present danger. They ran the story, but received more gnashing of teeth from callers then they had ever had, so they censored this story from their Agape Press print media news service.
Then still another brother on another Christian radio ministry broadcast testimonies of Christians thrown out of their churches across the country, but the network threatened to remove his show from the air, if another broadcast was ever made that said anything bad about Rick Warren. But I did not speak up because I had friends and family who were either employed by an organization that promoted Purpose Driven Church, or were in Purpose Driven Church, and I did not want to lose those relationships.
Then they came after a large group of members at New Hope Church in Bend, Oregon. But I didn't speak up because I wasn't a member of The Evangelical Church denomination or the National Association of Evangelicals. Then they came after a carpenter and his wife at Calvary Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona with the police and a sheriff and escorted him out of the church and off of the grounds for trying to expose the deeds of darkness and the teachings of Rick Warren, telling him that if he returned, he would be arrested. But I didn't speak up because I wasn't a member of the Calvary Chapel denomination. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me, because every church in the nation had become Purpose Driven and part of his Global PEACE Plan."
Compiled and Adapted by James Sundquist
Based on Rev. Martin Neimoeller's Poem below written in 1945
(c)2005 Rock Salt Publishing Used by Permission
"In Germany, the Nazis first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists, but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics, but I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me."
(Rev. Martin Neimoeller, German Lutheran Pastor. Rev. Neimoeller was arrested by the Gestapo for opposing Hitler and was sent to Dachau in 1938. He was freed by Allied forces in 1945.)
“Spiritual Euthanasia”
1. Pastor Dave Hawk, Brunswick Reformed Church, Brunswick, Ohio website: www.b-r-c.org. Incidents occurred with Susan Anderson April- June 2001. Testimony reconfirmed by email from Susan Anderson 3/11/2005.2.
2. Confirmed by the testimony of Betty Erwin on Southwest Radio Church archived broadcast: March 1, 2005, see and hear at: http://www.swrc.com/broadcasts/2005/march.htm and by 11/07, 11/11, 11/24, 2004 and 1/6 2005 letters by Betty Erwin to Mr. & Mrs. Brunson and another former pastor at Dallas First Baptist Church, and telephone interview March 2005.
3. Pastor Rev. Timothy S Magnuson,Valley Baptist Church in Lakeland, Minnesota. Tel 651-436-5278.
Verified by letters from church and the families of Keith Thompson and Charles Thompson. Centered around October 22, 2002
4. Pastor Micah Davison, Gardendale Baptist Church, Corpus Christi, Texas. Gardendale Baptist Church
5633 S Staples St., Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4646 Phone: (361) 991-0285. Website:http://www.gardendale.org/.
165 members ousted on July 21, 2004:
5. Pastor Gary Clark, Eugene Christian Fellowship, 89780 N. Game Farm Rd.,Eugene, OR 97408
Source: http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=18997, and Corpus Christi Times: Margaret Neu Information Services Editor, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, P. O. Box 9136, Corpus Christi, TX 78469 neum@caller.com 361-886-4312
Testimonies of ousted members Piedad Ymbert, B.J. Moore, Grady Jackson, available on September 2004 archived realaudio files on Southwest Radio Church at swrc.com, archived, September 2004 at: http://www.swrc.com/broadcasts/2003/september.htm , and letters, Rick Hudson emails and telephone interviews, September/ October 2004.
Sundquist, James. Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church? Bible Belt Publishing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2004. pp. 193-194. Website: http://www.swrc.com
Website: http://www.ecf.org/Content/ContentCT.asp? P=22
Confirmed in letters from and correspondence with Eugene Christian Fellowship leaders: Tim Reich, Executive Pastor Jonathan Hatmaker, Discovery 301 Class (SHAPE), Mark Harpham, November 11-19, 2004
6. American Family Radio News, 107 Parkgate Dr. Tupelo, MS 38801. (662) 844-8888 Radio news segment ran February 15, 2005.www.afr.net
7. Source: Regarding Watchman on the Wall radio show....Prophetic Observer, February and March Issues, Southwest Radio Church. Southwest Radio Church, PO Box 100, Bethany, OK 73008 WATS Line: 800-652-1144, Local Phone: 405-789-1222, FAX: 405-787-2589, Email: info@swrc.com
8. Sr. Pastor Randy Myers, New Hope Church, 20080 Pinebrook Blvd., Bend, Oregon 97702. Tel (541)389-3436 20080. Website: http://www.newhopeonline.net Correspondence with Pastors Josh Conn (2/03/2005-2/23/2005 and William Vermillion, The Evangelical Church denomination, an NAE affiliate: 2/26/2005-3/12/2005
9. Pastor Mark Martin, Calvary Community Church, 12612 N. Black Canyon Hwy.,Phoenix, Arizona 85029. Tel. Phone: (602) 973-4768. Toll Free: (888) 970-3030. Email Address: calvary@calvaryphx.com. Website: http://www.netministries.org/see/churches.exe/ch19442
A Christian advocate and opponent, opposing Rick Warren's Purpose- Driven teachings, was forced by the Surprise, Arizona Police to evacuate the PUBLIC PROPERTY in front of Pastor Lee McFarland's, Radiant Church Assembly of God church in Surprise, Arizona. Lee McFarland is a top lieutenant in Rick Warren's Global Peace Plan who just returned from the Far East on an extensive tour with him. Radiant Church called the police on Bear Frankson who was preaching against Purpose-Driven teachings on public property, exercising his U.S. Constitutional right of FREE SPEECH. The police arrived and Mr. Bear had done his homework. He had gone to the city and obtained the plot map of Surprise, Arizona property boundaries of private vs. public property and even measured the distance the law allowed him to speak. Mr. Bear provided evidence to the police who subsequently told him he was not in any violation of the law and was not trespassing private property. However, on the evening of October 7, Mr. Bear showed up again on public property in front of Radiant Church which is Purpose-Driven waving the billboard poster placard which read:
Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church? That They Would Choose To Be Deceived on Purpose Which Results In A Time of Departing
Pastor Lee McFarland's church called the police again. This time three police cruisers and one police van showed up. Mr. Bear was not in any violation of the law again. But this time the police told him if he did not leave the PUBLIC PROPERTY he would be arrested. The excuse that the sergeant gave Mr. Bear was that the traffic cop from El Mirage Police Department could not do his job because two rubber- neckers were looking at Mr. Bear and were distracted. So Mr. Bear left, but has indicated that he shall return!
SOURCE: http://www.abrahamic-faith.com/False-Teachers.html
Without directly accusing Rick Warren of lying, Suzanne Sataline, author of the September 5, 2006 Wall Street Journal article: A Popular Strategy For Church Growth Splits Congregants, astutely revealed him to be one when Warren says he opposes any efforts to expel members from churches who won't comply with his programs, then she describes Dan Southerland's Church Transitions organization, one of Rick Warren major global partners and quotes by their spokespersons Roddy Clyde and Glen Sartain prove that Rick Warren does promote those very efforts to expel members from churches. The WSJ article even backed it up by documenting that Church Transitions conducted their program right at Warren's Saddleback Church, making it impossible for him to squirm out of it or say that it happened at another church...so therefore not his fault. And I can back it up too because I have tapes of Warren's PDC Conference leaders in Nairobi Kenya, confirming their alliance with Church Transitions in Warren's Global Peace Plan. I can't even believe he would make such an audacious statement that can be so easily refuted when he trains 400,000 pastors all over the world how to do precisely just that when dealing with his "resisters" and those who "must die". Suzanne Sataline caught Rick Warren red-handed! Good job! A further note in the Baptist Press article that there was not an ounce of compassion for any of the victims of Rick Warren's programs as though they had no biblical grounds for their opposition. Also note that they tried to contact Warren and the Wall Street Journal, but no record of contacting any of the victims to verify their story. This is the same stunt that Baptist Press pulled when covering the story on 165 members being ousted from Gardendale Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, as though they deserved it. When the reality is that BP did not even mention the real reason, and that was they opposed their church being hijacked by Rick Warren's Purpose Driven programs and teachings.
From Rick Warren's own website pastors.com:
go to "Transitioning Churches", then to "Step 6, Dealing with Opposition". When you are there, you will find one post after another from pastors or lay people to the same. It is full of the purpose driven folks telling others how to deal with opposition or resistors from getting them 'out of the gate' to 'shooting the wolves'. Yes, you heard me right...shooting the wolves. In fact there are many, many threads dealing with transitioning...read all you can stand to read in order to get a thorough understanding of what is going on in the churches. Dan Southerland responds himself as does Glen Sartain, and others with Transitioning, Inc. I have an example right here: ___________________________________
Originally posted by: beachpreach: "It takes time, but once you've built a solid leadership team and have a few wolf killings under your belt, you learn to act swiftly the next time opposition stirs."
The reply: "I had to learn this the hard way without any leadership team. The wolf-killing got done, I've got the scars to prove it. But, I LEARNED! and indeed, next time I will act swiftly."
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They are talking about how to get rid of resistors or opposition, which is what most of you are.
Please go to this website and read. And read. And read. There are many subjects here all relating to the purpose driven movement. Transitioning is your game however. Read.
SOURCE: http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=36564514&postID=116953936305269539 One more current example which is consistent with the advice given above on Rick Warren's Pastors.com website:
Senior Pastor Lynn Kent of Greater Portland Bible Church who had completely transformed to a PDC church, whose church recently promoted a conference in Portland, Oregon with Rick Warren's North American Global Peace Plan Director as featured speaker, has now taken over Maranatha Bible Chapel (Christian & Missionary Alliance) in Horseheads, NY, and just fired their beloved music director after giving him an ultimatum to comply with PDC transition transformation which he refused. This pastor has now destroyed a brother!!! The elders had a meeting with the choir, informed them...half walked in the middle of the meeting...the rest are madder than a wet hornet. Lynn Kent is an interim pastor at this church. So I hope the whole country takes warning of what could be in store for them if he ever becomes "Interim" Pastor of their church. Can't help but also wonder what is in store for resisters when the permanent pastor is installed. Lynn Kent has now about to become a national poster-child for how to destroy a brother. So you better put on the full armor of God, for PDC and Corporatization is coming to your church, denomination, and village, if it has not already taken it over!
9. He promotes Mysticism (one of the reasons Chuck Smith, the leader of Calvary Chapels has pulled Warren's books).
See Lighthouse Trails website: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/warren.htm He lied about its Director Deborah Dombrowski too.
Also see Brian Flynn's DVD Be Still and Know...that you are being deceived, Bob DeWaay's :Dangers of Mysticism and the New Spirituality at: http://www.onetruthministries.com/, Chapter 8 of the 2nd edition of Ray Yungen's A Time of Departing which is a critique of Rick Warren's promotion of Richard Foster and the spiritual formation movement (i.e., contemplative or mysticism), and Roger Oakland's Another Jesus, which will be out soon and his new book on the emerging church, Faith Undone. It is a summer release, but it will be back from the printers in June.www.lighthousetrails.com/faithundone.htm.
Also Deceived on Purpose by Warren Smith. Available online at: http://www.discernment-ministries.org/DiscerningPurposeDriven.htm
10. He teaches a New Age Gospel. See Paul Proctor's commentary on Warren's Ladies Home Journal column: http://www.newswithviews.com/PaulProctor/proctor66.htm
Also see my second book on his promotion of Ken Blanchard and my second Powerpoint on his voting for a August Turak New Ager for Grand Prize in the Power of Purpose Awards.
Now this is just the tip of the iceberg. He was also caught lying by Worldnet Daily author Joseph Farah several articles on Rick Warren: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53048
Berit Kjos' articles such as Treason in the Church: http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/db079.htm VCYAMERICA has also publicly called Warren's actions treasonous.
11. In several years, I have received a number of emails accusing me of slandering a brother (Rick Warren) from PDC pastors and followers. But to date, no proof and no reasoning from Scripture to prove our allegations false.
12. Hope this will help prove that Rick Warren is a false teacher. But if you give me your address, I will send you both of my books exposing him.
13. I could have folded this into false teachers that Warren promotes...but his developing a purpose-driven book and curriculum for Roman Catholics is a major issue. RC is a pagan religion of Necromancy...for starters. I also address this in my second book on Warren.
Ask former Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennett what he thinks of Warren's teachings:
http://www.bereanbeacon.org/articles/rick_warren_purpose_driven.htm &
14. Rick Warren is a major endorser and promoter of Brennan Manning as is Nyack College. I appealed to Rev. Mapstone who is the Director of the organization that engineered Manning speaking at the conference in Florida under CMA auspices. He has not responded. To date, they have not withdrawn their invitation. I certainly can't stop it. But I am periodically on a number of national Christian ministry radio programs where I can make this known as well as the C&MA's refusal to block this. I also write for a number of discernment ministry journals and newsletters. So, I will do what I can to warn the saints about what the C&MA has embarked upon with both Manning and Warren.
In almost every public appearance (99.9%) the true Gospel is missing, and the PDL or his false P.E.A.C.E. is elevated to gospel status.
As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:9 KJV)
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34 KJV)
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: (Luke 12:51 KJV) (Warren hates doctrine, it divides the light from the darkness and he serves darkness)
His unholy alliances are many IE: He is a CFR member, Bedfellows with Bono, promotes One.org, he readily accepted in hate filled countries by hate filled dignitaries such as Syria, and North Korea as well others; and the list goes on and on. In fact the only real enemy that Warren speaks about is Bible Believing Born Again Christians (Fundamentalists) in his opinion they are the worst enemies of the 21st century!
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (James 4:4 KJV)
Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV)
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV)
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Ephesians 5:11 KJV)
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 KJV)
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. (1 John 3:14 KJV)
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 John 1:10-11 KJV)
On a final note, on August 23, 2008, Rick Warren asked both Presidential Candidates John McCain (member of North Phoenix Baptist Church) and Senator Obama this question at his national televised forum:
"What should the U.S. do to end religious persecution?"
I was just staggered at the audacity of that question in light of the host of churches destroyed and dismembered by Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Church teachings and his global blueprint for "resisters" and Christian Fundamentalists (which is what I had thought North Phoenix Baptist Church was) whom he calls "enemies of the 21st Century", who oppose his PDC agenda, as documented in the above Spiritual Euthanasia article. The question we must pose to all true Christians in the U.S., and around the world should be:
"What can the church do to end religious persecution by Rick Warren and his Purpose Driven hostile takeovers of many Christian denominations?"
I have enclosed my response letter to Rick Warren why I would not attend his PDC Conference. I further pray that you will take heed of this warning in light of this Scripture, if you truly fear the Lord:
2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:
2Jo 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds
I hope this gives you a broad and clear picture of what is really going on with Rick Warren's agenda. I appeal to you to publicly mark and expose Rick Warren to your fellow church members, including Senator John McCain [which I will also do] and will immediately banish all Rick Warren's books, programs and teachings from your church, as Chuck Smith did with Calvary Chapels throughout the U.S. I also hope and pray that you will reach out with compassion to Purpose Driven victims such as Gardendale Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, and victims outlined in this document right in Phoenix
I await your prompt response before our next national radio broadcast(s) and news release we regularly send to thousands of Christian media and secular media contacts.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration!
Sincerely in Christ,
James Sundquist Director Rock Salt Publishing http://rock-to-salt.cephasministry.com/
May 20, 2008
Open Letter and James Sundquist Response to Rick Warren and Erik Rees
Dear Rick Warren & Erik Rees,
I am in receipt of both of your invitations to your May 20-22, 2008 PDC Conference, enclosed at the end of this letter. I am compelled to respond after praying and seeking the multitude of Godly counsel. I was a little surprised to finally hear from you years after I first confronted you by email but never heard back from you, or any time since both of my books on you were published. I was further surprised that you would send an invitation with such short notice to plan a trip there. You have required that I remain silent for three days before I am allowed to speak. The Apostle Paul did not teach that we are required to remain silent if what we are presented with is false teaching. I am further surprised at this invitation because from your own lips you stated that you did not respond to detractors. You also would have to consider me a 21st Century enemy, since I am what you call a Fundamentalist Christian. If I am the false teacher, then you need to expose and rebuke me publicly before your church, this conference, and the church at large.
But your must refute me from Scripture. You have invoked Matthew 5:44-46, positioning yourself as the victim being persecuted. You have rendered me the enemy with this quote. The Apostle Peter says it is of no credit if you are being persecuted and deserve the persecution. Which one of the Apostles and Prophets of old have ever presented the demon-possessed, the demonically-inspired, the homosexual activist, the atheist, the spiritists, the mystics, and the necromancers favorably to the people, as you have done inside as well as outside of your Purpose Driven Life book? The answer: none of them. And when did Jesus teach his Disciples to do anything like that? Same question applies to your interview with Charlie Rose, August 17, 2006, when you said you told Eric Sawyer, gay activist leader: "how can I help you get your message out?" And yet you invite Senator Obama to speak at your church, who celebrates and now endorses the California Supreme Court Decision making gay marriage legal, above the Word of the Living God. You have put the church in great peril by both your actions and appearance of evil. Jesus and his Apostles would never have countenanced your promotion of such an abomination. In your USA Today Interview 7/21/03, you stated that Mormonism was just another Christian denomination rather than a false religion, in which Mormon Doctrine, Jesus has a brother named Lucifer, easily refuted by John 3:16 which states that Jesus is the ONLY begotten Son.
One of their baptism songs teach that you go back to be with God. Your gospel presented in the Ladies Home Journal is not The Gospel but another gospel! Former Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennett has proven that your Roman Catholic Purpose Driven teachings are apostate. The Apostle Paul preached Christ crucified in synagogues. Rick Warren preaches no gospel in synagogues.
You state that I do not know your motivation. To a great extent that is not relevant. I do not even now you personally; it is your teaching that I oppose publicly, for your teachings are public and damnable heresies! And a good tree does not produce corrupt fruit!
If you have read either of my books: Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church or Rick Warren's Global Peace Plan vs. Scriptural Teachings on Peace about you, which are published by Southwest Radio Church, you would know what my motivations are, and that is to compare your teachings to Scripture as every good Berean must do, as well as to help bring the Balm of Gilead to the wounded saints in response to the host of calls and letters I continue to receive from churches throughout the world who have been split or destroyed by your teachings and unbiblical enforced covenants you have implemented.
I am perfectly ready and eager to meet with you publicly when I have received a letter on your letterhead that you are ready to repent publicly before your own congregation and the church at large for your extensive false teachings. Your letter must include making restitution to all of those saints whom you have left strewn and dismembered by the propeller of your Purpose-Driven Ship, and renounce your Jung-rooted occult-based Personality Profiling. Upon receipt of this letter,I will then stand with you before the public and rejoice with you. You should also go on Fox News and renounce the infomercials they have run in your behalf.
Speaking of invitations, I invite you and the members of your church to read my articles on your SHAPE program published in:
Sept 2007 Journal of Apologetics: Vol 10, California Biblical University and Seminary P.O. Box 7447, Orange, CA 92863, 1-800-41-TRUTH (1-800-418-7884) / http://www.cbusedu.org
A Critique of the Purpose-Driven Life, Part I & II, The Conservative Theological Journal Volume 9, No. 27, and Volume 9 no. 28, August, Sept, 2005, Tyndale Theological Seminary, http://www.conservativeonline.org
Listen to Dr. John MacArthur's Audio Sermon 3:14 minute excerpt exposing the apostasy of Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life book:
http://video.google.com/videoplay? docid=-7165432835843972696&q=purpose +driven&ei=g5ElSInhC4u05AL2vuzYCQ&hl=en
I am biblically justified and mandated to oppose you because you are a wolf in sheep's clothing and a destroyer of the brethren, masquerading as a servant of righteousness.
Until the Lord grants you repentance, I am not willing to attend your conference this week or any of your Global Peace Plan training conferences, but will continue to oppose you by speaking and preaching publicly in writing and on the various national and international radio programs I frequent.
These Scriptures will also confirm why I will not attend your training conference: Ephesians 5:11 II John 10 Titus 3:10 Galatians Chapter One Book of Jude Sincerely in Christ, James Sundquist Director Rock Salt Publishing http://rock-to-salt.cephasministry.com/
Pastor Bob DeWaay Redefining Christianity, Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement, http://www.cicstore.org/servlet/the-1/Redefining-Christianity--dsh--Understanding/Detail
Warren Smith, Deceived on Purpose, http://www.eaec.org/bookstore/books/deceived_on_purpose.htm Dr. Noah Hutchings, The Dark Side of the Purpose Driven Church, Southwest Radio Church, swrc.com
Tamara Hartzel, In the Name of Purpose, http://www.inthenameofpurpose.org/
Loren Davis, The Purpose Driven Life is Unscriptural, http://www.lorendavis.com/articles_pdl- unscr.pdf
Roger Oakland, Faith Undone, Lighthousetrails.com
David Cloud, Purpose Driven or Scripture Driven, http://www.wayoflife.org (just released, not posted yet, but available)
Lynn & Sarah Leslie, Susan J. Conway,Pied Pipers of Purpose, www.discernment- ministries.com/Purpose_Driven.pdf
Lynn & Sarah Leslie, What is Transformation, http://www.newswithviews.com/Leslie/sarah.htm
Berit Kjos, Spirit Led or Purpose Driven, www.crossroad.to/articles2/2003/1-purpose.htm & Rick Warren's Peace Plan and UN Goal, www.crossroad.to/araticle2/05/peace-un-3.htm
Jewel Grewe, Discernment Ministries, www.discernment-ministries.com/Purpose_Driven.pdf
Dave Hunt & T.A. McMahon, Audio Critique: Purpose Driven Life, http:www.bereancall.org
Richard Bennett, The Adulation of Man in The Purpose Driven Life, http://www.bereanbeacon.org/articles_pdf/ rick_warren_purpose_driven.pdf &
The Purpose Driven Life: Demeaning the Very Nature of God, http://www.bereanbeacon.org/articles_pdf/rick_warren_purpose_driven_2.pdf
Pastor Gary Gilley, The Purpose-Driven Life: An Evaluation - Part 1, by Gary E. Gilley, www.svchapel.org/Resources/ Articles/read_articles.asp?ID=1
Ray Yungen, A Time of Departing, Lighthousetrails.com Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, http://www.moriel.org/
Philip Powell, Director, Contending Earnestly for the faith, Australia, www.christian-witness.org/docs/ WarrenResources.doc
Ken Silva, Director, Christian Research Net, http://christianresearchnetwork.com
Paula (Qeylar) & Jason, Director, http://www.purposedrivel.com/ Susan Bertalotto, Simplicityinchrist.org
James Clifton, http://purposedrivendrivel.blogspot.com/
Sue Winter, Birds of a Feather, www.abrahamic-faith.com/James/BIRDSOFFEATHERPDF.pdf
Mike Corley, Resisting The Purpose Driven,Published March 25th, 2008 by Editor in Purpose Driven, Resisting The Purpose Driven on The Mike Corley Program
Not all of what is involved with the Purpose Driven Life movement is warm and fuzzy. On this program, Mike shares yet another tragic story of someone who dared to question the purpose driven lie. Today, the testimony of two men in Virginia who resisted the 40 Days of Purpose in their church and the shocking,but sadly, not surprising results of their unwillingness to compromise and follow the PDL.
Click here to listen now. http://mcpaudio.wordpress.com/2008/0...urpose-driven/
Pastor Larry DeBruyn, Church on the Rise: Why I am not a Purpose- Driven Pastor, http://www.crosstalkamerica.com/shows/2008/01/why_i_am_not_a_purpose_driven.php
Deborah Dombroski, Lighthouse Trails Research, http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/researchtopics.htm
Ingrid Schleuter, Slice of Laodicea http://www.sliceoflaodicea.com/?cat=21 & Crosstalk, VCY America Radio, http://www.crosstalkamerica.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?search=Rick+Warren
Sarah Leslie, Herescope, Discernment Research Group, http://herescope.blogspot.com/2008/01/rick- warren-brian-mclaren-at-davos.html
Paul Proctor, News with Views, http://www.newswithviews.com/PaulProctor/proctor114.htm
Professor Johan Malan, South Africa, Rick Warren Waters Down the Gospel, http://www.bibleguidance.co.za/Engarticles/Rick.htm
Dean Gotcher, The Church Growth, Emerging Church - Daiprax Agenda - The Diabolical Practices of 'Ministers' Across America Today by Dean Gotcher, Authority Research, 12/12/06
Orrel Steinkamp, Schuller Planted, Hybels Watered, Warren (Peter Drucker) Gives The Increase, The Plumbline, Volume 10, No. 3, November/December 2005 he cross ends up obscured. When the cross is obscured sinners go unsaved.
Dr. Robert Klenck, Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life: A Rebuttal, http://www.johncoleman.org/Bob %20Klenck%20Page.htm
Mac Dominick, Rebuilding the Tower of Babel, http://www.cuttingedge,org
Mike Oppenheimer, A Global Peace Plan, http:www.letusreason.org/Poptea26.htm
Al Dager, Media Spotlight, www.mediaspotlight.org
William Alnor, Spiritual Counterfeits Project Resource List Concerning Rick Warren and the Purpose Drive Life , http://www.christian-witness.org/docs/WarrenResources.doc.
Pastor Perry Rockwood, The People's Gospel Hour, Canada, http://www.tpgh.org/
SADDLEBACK CHURCH: From: "Erik Rees" <ErikR@saddleback.net> Date: May 12, 2008 11:01:39 AM EDT To: <Rock.salt@verizon.net> Subject: A Special Invite From Rick Warren Hello James, I don’t believe we’ve ever met or even talked on the phone, but I’m certainly aware that you publicly attack me regularly. James, your writing shows that you consider me to be an enemy, so for some time now. in obedience to Jesus’ command in Matt. 5:44-46, I’ve prayed daily for God to bless you. Now, I want to personally invite you to attend our upcoming conference at Saddleback, for free. I will pay all your travel expenses. My only request is that you listen to all the conference for 3 days then meet with me after it ends on Thursday noon to ask any questions before you write anything about it. I don’t know what motivates you, and you don’t know what motivates me – so I’d like to get to know you personally. Below are the details to this unadvertised conference. Also here is a link to watch a video message. I’m praying for God to bless you and your family greatly. I look forward to meeting you. Rick Rick Warren Saddleback Church
From: "Erik Rees" <ErikR@saddleback.net> Date: May 8, 2008 4:06:20 PM EDT To: <Rock.salt@verizon.net> Subject: Purpose Driven Church Gathering Hi James,
On behalf of Pastor Rick Warren, I would like to personally invite you to attend this years Purpose Driven Church Gathering (May 20-22) at our wonderful campus in Lake Forest, California. Pastor Rick would not only like to invite you, but pay for you to come out and spend three days with this group of national and global leaders. We are anticipating close to 2,000 leaders will gather to learn from our guest speakers. The only request we have is that you please wait to share your thoughts until the conference has completed. This will give you the best chance to listen and learn before responding. Lastly, I would like to include you in an open discussion time with Pastor Rick and a few other leaders on Thursday, May 22nd.
I truly hope you will accept this wonderful offer to come and learn. Please let me know by Monday, May 12th if we can count on you joining us. If you can, I will have our travel agent connect with you to take care of your travel needs. To learn more about this great gathering please click here PDC Gathering.
Sincerely, Erik Rees Saddleback Church
1 Saddleback Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 9








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