The Willful Sin
By: Frances Swaggart
(This article was orginally printed February, 2010.)
Remember, a one-world religion is necessary for a one-world order. With this in mind, let’s look further into Rick Warren’s plans. His “PEACE Plan,” is designed to defeat the five “global giants” of the world (spiritual emptiness, corrupt leadership, poverty, disease, and illiteracy), and Warren has worked hard to convince the church that this endeavor is part of the Christian faith and duty. But, was this really the duty assigned to Believers by Christ? No! The Great Commission given to the church was to preach the Gospel to the world, and we were given authority over the hindering spirits of the world to do such! Christians needed this authority so that the Message of the Cross could be spread. Evil and corrupt governing forces are a foe to the True Gospel, not a friend! But, through the prayers, Faith, and Message of His Servants, the Lord can meet the needs of people and nations. As the Word of God is spread, miracles, healings, and deliverances follow. The Bible never said that the church would bring peace to the world by joining sociopolitical organizations, doing manual labor, or performing volunteer work! Rather, the Power of God, working through the Message of the Cross, was to meet the needs of those who would accept Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord.
But, Rick Warren allows the True Gospel Message to take a backseat while he insists that defeating the “global giants” is worth any cost. In the name of “missions,” he is allowing social action to take precedence above all else, but this is not real mission work. Again, real Christian “missions” are the spread of the Gospel. Many Believers were martyred in past centuries for the uncompromised message of Truth they preached, not for ending world hunger. Nevertheless, he focuses his followers on the “global giants,” saying they are so big everybody has failed to solve them, including even the United States and United Nations. He claims that the reason nobody has solved these problems is because the solution needs a “three-legged stool” – strong healthy government, strong healthy businesses, and strong healthy churches. He says that these three legs, working together as one, are necessary for any nation to have stability! He explains: “I am going from country to country teaching business its role, teaching church its role, and teaching government leaders their role because you have to work together. We cannot solve the problems in your country or the world if we won’t work together.” Insisting that every leg of the stool is necessary to support a single seat, has anyone stopped to consider just what authority we are enthroning? Utopian dreams can end in total slavery; don’t be naive. And again, where is this plan found in Scripture?
These are clearly the plans of a mere man and, therefore, without any godly authority! Wake-up church! Who are you serving? Another voice has led you astray, and because this plan is not found in Scripture, you will find yourself serving another. Bear in mind, it is the Antichrist who will attempt to rule a quasi-religious dictatorship. This wicked man will even come in the name of peace, “by peace shall destroy many” (Dan. 8:25). When you leave the Word of God, you will end up on the wrong team! You see, for the globalists, “unity” is the name of the game! Compare the assertions of Rick Warren to that of John Foster Dulles, CFR leader, who predicted that the social structure of a “just world society” would be modeled on the prototypes of totalitarian countries like Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. Dulles, as one of the chief architects and propagators of this movement, “became convinced that the use of propaganda was essential in shifting public opinion in America from its traditional isolationist stance to a new policy of interdependence.” In the ensuing highly-orchestrated campaign to change public opinion, Dulles and other CFR moguls worked to transform the ideology of the churches. Dulles authored an essay printed in several publications entitled, “The Problem Of Peace In A Dynamic World.” Commenting on this Dr. Erdmann writes: “Dulles outlined the basic concepts of peaceful change and attacked what he regarded to be an unhealthy and obsolete concept of national sovereignty . . . Human egotism could only be offset, he asserted, by superseding it with ‘some sentiment more dominant and gripping, which would contain the elements of universality as against particularity.’ No other organization would be as uniquely qualified to accomplish this task as the Church. Dulles idealized the Christian Church as an exemplary community which had demonstrated the ability to transcend the limitations of the nation state.” His goal was to motivate the churches to become actively involved in building a global society. You can easily see his plans are not about Jesus Christ but the social gospel designed for a one-world religion! Last year, Rick Warren stunned many Bible-believing Christians by joining the board of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which is as blatantly one-world and interfaith as any organization we know of today. This move came sometime after he joined the pro-UN Council on Foreign Relations. In December 2007, Tony Blair converted to Catholicism. On May 29, 2008, according to ITN, Blair remarked that he “wants to dedicate his life to uniting the world’s religions.” He went on to say, “Faith is part of our future, and faith and the values it brings with it are an essential part of making globalization work.” May 30, 2008 was his formal announcement of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, its purpose to bring “unity” between Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Sikh religion. For Blair, “religion is the new politics.” He said, “Religious faith will be of the same significance to the 21st Century as political ideology was to the 20th Century.”
Another globalist aspect of Tony Blair is the fact that he is the Middle East peacemaker (the official emissary of the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia). Tony Blair is both thoroughly globalist and a convert to Catholicism. In an article about Blair, Time Magazine said, “In a sense, the Catholic Church has long embodied the attributes of globalization that now engage Blair.” Because of the global order being formed, “unity” must also be a part of the new gospel that is being preached to the church. But, all this “unity” is unbiblical! There is a type of unity taught in the Bible, but it refers only to the unity of belief and doctrine. There is no biblical unity with unbelievers and/or false doctrine. God unifies and creates a body of people based on His Truth, and it is only those people who will be able to work together to serve His True Cause. “. . . They shall be one in My Hand” (Ezek. 37:19). You see, the natural result of Believers associating with the world and/or the apostate church is that they will soon discover they cannot preach against sin. If they do, the great and wonderful “unity” will quickly be broken. Unbelievers do not want to hear about their sins and idolatry. They do not want to be told, “Repent!” In circumstances of false unity, one group of people will end up influencing the other, and the chances are, Believers will end up compromising their position of Truth. Your methods can change your message! And if you change your message, remember, it is considered willful sin! Paul tells us in I Corinthians 15:33, “Be not deceived (the statement actually says, ‘Do not go on being deceived!’ meaning that many Corinthians had already been deceived into believing there was no Resurrection): evil communications corrupt good manners (should have been translated, ‘evil occasions corrupt excellent morals’).”
EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE!
“Every wind of doctrine” pushes its audience this way and that; few Christians are able to resist it. For years, false teachings have moved the church in a wrong direction. Many precious Christians started off with good intentions only to find themselves shipwrecked alongside the others they befriended. Standing for the Truth and giving a good defense of the Gospel is more important to God than friendships that could cause you to compromise the Gospel. It is the Truth of Scripture that matters first, not the popularity of a ministry or preacher. Jesus told the people the Truth even though it offended the religious crowd. Nothing has changed today. If you stand for the Truth of Scripture, those who are exposed will always respond in anger. Just expect it! But, one only has to look at the condition that the world is in today to see that Warren’s “mission” plan has not succeeded. Our government is in its worst shape since it was founded. Business is so full of corruption that it is in total disarray, and the church is anything but healthy. Overall the church in America is weak and weary – not strong, not well, not healthy! Her voice is diminishing because the Message has been so watered down! The church’s integrity is lost, her leaders are not leading. There are damnable doctrines that have been brought into the church today as part of modern religious ideas. In all of Rick Warren’s “PEACE plan,” the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not mentioned, because in order to partner with the other religions of the world, it had to be left out. Again, unbiblical methods end up changing the Message!
THE FINISHED WORK OF THE CROSS
The preaching of Christ’s Death, Burial, and Resurrection would be an offense to those who believe other methods for salvation and living. The Muslims and the Hindus would not partner with anyone if the True Gospel Message is the focal point. And, as Warren knows well, others will be offended too. Look at this compromise that he makes in order to further his agenda. According to OneNewsNow, “Warren recently apologized to his homosexual friends for making comments in support of California’s Proposition 8, and (claimed) he ‘never once even gave an endorsement’ of the marriage amendment . . . However, just two weeks before the November 4, Proposition 8 vote, Pastor Warren issued a clear endorsement of the marriage amendment while speaking to church members. ‘We support Proposition 8 – and if you believe what the Bible says about marriage, you need to support Proposition 8. . . .” Actually, the whole premise of the five giants of the world is untrue. There is only one giant that needs to be defeated, and that is sin. Sin is what produces all these other problems. The entire cause of every crisis of mankind is sin, and until it is addressed as such, man’s problems will continue! What we really see here is not the Truth of the Bible being taught but rather a change agent at work shifting the hearts of men away from Jesus to “another Jesus.” The True Jesus and His Finished Work at the Cross is the only remedy, and unless the world accepts this, we will always have poverty, disease, illiteracy, corrupt leadership, and spiritual emptiness.
Jesus Christ and His Redeeming Power to save men from their evil ways is being replaced by the false gospel of servitude. Serving man rather than serving Jesus Christ is the message of today’s false prophets. Of course, they will deny such, but their fruits prove otherwise. Another false gospel of servitude is the Word of Faith teaching on positive confession. It involves serving “self” rather than Christ. “Christian” TV has become the medium for the money gospel; for the most part, they have a monopoly on “Christian” air waves. They preach and teach a scheme they call “seed faith” and that such is the means for health and prosperity when, in fact, the seed faith principle when taught right is Scriptural. I think we could call the modern variety a Ponzi scheme. They take money from faithful Christians only to use it for themselves. These false preachers become richer while the average layman becomes poorer. For years, their teachings have moved the church in the wrong direction, affecting Evangelism, Discipleship, and Tithing. Tithing has, in fact, been redefined by this crowd. People are no longer giving to God because they love Him and want to help further the Message of Jesus to a hurting and dying world. People are now giving to get rich! This is indisputably the rotten fruit of a man-made gospel! Indeed, we have every wind of doctrine being preached through the airwaves and in the churches today. All of this is, of course, being preached by men who claim to be Spirit-filled anointed prophets and apostles. In reality, they are without the Spirit, have become carnally minded, and/or have succumbed to seducing spirits.
The Bible says if preachers do not speak according to the Word, they have no light in them. Isaiah 8:20 states: “To the Law and to the Testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them. (The great question should always be, and about any situation, ‘Is it Biblical?’)” Believers, you are responsible to follow God’s Word, not your favorite personality or the man who’s telling you what you want to hear! Your heart must fully desire the Truth, or the wrong desires still left in your heart will pull you away from the Faith!