Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rick Warren to Open PEACE Center

Article Tab: Pastor Rick Warren stands in front of the PEACE Center that will open Saturday.

(Orange County Register) Pastor Rick Warren on Saturday will reveal what he calls "Saddleback's Christmas gift to Southern California." That gift, according to Warren, is called the PEACE Center, a building at the church's main Lake Forest campus that will be open to anyone in need.

Pastor Rick Warren stands in front of the PEACE Center that will open Saturday. The facility will provide services such as a walk-in food pantry complete with fresh produce grown at Saddleback's Rancho Capistrano campus, legal and financial counseling, HIV/AIDS testing, English-as-a-second-language tutoring and information and assistance with adoption and foster care. 

 The PEACE Center is opening in a retrofitted building on the church campus. A larger, two-story structure is under construction next to the building. That project is in the planning stages but once completed will house a free health clinic and clothing exchange to help young families in addition to the other services that are now in the temporary center. It will also have a warehouse, an automobile repair shop, full-service medical clinic and rooms for counselors.The $2 million project, funded by church donations, raised $600,000 during a Thanksgiving collection. (Continue reading)

 The letter "c" in the logo for the peace plan is 
similar to the rising of a new world order on the horizon.

The focus of Rick Warren's ministry has shifted from from faith in God's Word to service to the world, and it is based in Christian Socialism.

In Rick Warren's Ministry ToolBox, he states:
"The first Reformation clarified what we believe. This reformation is all about how we act and operate in the world. It involves the key components of purpose, decentralization, lay mobilization, use of technology, and continuous learning. Churches that change are thriving and growing more effective. Churches that refuse to change will miss the reformation, and are dying." 
This isn't a true statement, since Christ's Church is eternal. The statement he made may give us a peek into the globalist plan for the elimination of smaller churches, or for churches in a community to pull their resources together to duplicate a program as the one at Saddleback. I could be wrong about that, but it would force them to preach a more ecumenically watered-down Christian message - or no gospel message at all. This type of Christianity will lead to few genuine conversions.

The Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples before His crucifixion, "My kingdom is not of this world." Nor are His followers "of the world!" Yet, He sends us "into the world" so that we, "speaking the truth in love," so that it may demonstrate His truth and love to all who will hear. The purpose and mission, which was stated in the Great Commission, is for Christians is to further the Gospel message, so that it heals a life of sin and extends salvation to the lost. The big lie of Christian Socialism diverts the emphasis from the spiritual to the material.

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