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Deceived on Purpose

Paperback|Oct 2006
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Christian author Warren Smith's book Deceived on Purpose warns about the serious New Age implications of Pastor Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life. Smith takes the reader into the inner workings of today's evangelical world as he explores...


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Christian author Warren Smith's book Deceived on Purpose warns about the serious New Age implications of Pastor Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life.

Smith takes the reader into the inner workings of today's evangelical world as he explores the questionable interconnections of several of its top leaders. As Rick Warren goes worldwide with his purpose-driven Global Peace Plan, Smith presents an in-depth examination of this mega-church pastor's spiritual agenda. He explains how Rick Warren's Peace Plan could eventually merge with the New Age Peace Plan that is being similarly presented by key New Age leaders.

^^Smith contends that Crystal Cathedral Pastor and New Age sympathizer Robert Schuller has had a great influence on Rick Warren's teachings and that Schuller's influence can be found throughout Rick Warren's book The Purpose-Driven Life. Smith writes, "The more I read Robert Schuller, the more I was shocked at how so many of Rick Warren's thoughts, ideas, references, words, terms, phrases, and quotes in The Purpose-Driven Life seemed to be inspired by Schuller's writings and teachings".

^^Smith's distinctive background as a former New Age follower who has converted to biblical Christianity gives him a uniquely objective perspective as both an outsider and an insider. He draws deeply from his extensive knowledge of the New Age subculture that is now being subtly woven into the Christian church by Rick Warren and other Christian leaders. Smith believes that wittingly or unwittingly, Rick Warren is walking the church into a spiritual trap.

^^This exceptional book is sure to appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Anyone who desires to know how the evangelical and New Age plans are moving toward "oneness" will find this book to be especially insightful. Smith's easy-going style makes this a fast-paced read.
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Christian author Warren Smith's book Deceived on Purpose warns about the serious implications of Pastor Rick Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Life. Smith takes the reader into the inner working of today's evangelical world as he explains the questionable interconnections of Christian and New Age leaders, and the possibility of Rick Warren's Peace Plan merging with the New Age Peace Plan. Smith contends that New Age sympathizer Robert Schuller has had a great influence on Rick Warren's teachings and that Schuller's influence can be found in Rick Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Life. Smith was a former New Age follower and he draws from his knowledge of the New Age subculture that is being subtly weaved into the Christian culture.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 234867
  • Product Code 0976349205
  • EAN 9780976349204
  • Pages 211
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lighthouse Publishing
  • Publication Date Oct 2006
  • Sales Rank 40025
  • Dimensions 213 x 137 x 10mm
  • Weight 0.265kg

Warren Smith

Warren Smith earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and M.S.W. from Tulane University. He is a freelance writer and community social worker who was formerly involved in the New Age movement. He has written extensively on he subject of spiritual deception in Reinventing Jesus Christ: The New Gospel, Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church and The Light That Was Dark: From the New Age to Amazing Grace, he has been widely interviewed on radio and television.

  • Introduction; The Purpose-driven Life; The Message And My 1994 Radio Warning; What Message?; The Kindly Christian Widow; Enter Robert Schuller; The New Age Peace Plan; What Force Drives Your Life?; God Is In Everything?; Robert Schuller And Jerry Jampolsky; Robert Schuller And Rick Warren; God's Dream?; Rick Warren's P.e.a.c.e. Plan; Deceived About Deception; False Christ With A Purpose; Contend For The Faith; Index.

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