If you abide in My Word, you shall be My disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free. - John 8:31-32
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. - 1 John 5:12

Purpose Driven And The Emerging Church 

Freedom from deception.  This is something we all want to have though some more so than others.  As a former Freemason, a Christian who entered into the occult, obtaining my freedom was difficult after denying Jesus my First Lodge Night.  Freedom from deception has become a precious matter for me bought with the precious blood of Jesus.  At one time I didn’t understand the significance of spiritual bondage or the destruction we can give authority to in our lives, our families and our church communities.  To avoid deception we are taught in God’s Word to test all things for freedom from those things that compromise our relationship with Him.  The gentle conviction of the Holy Spirit gives each of us the ability to test all things when we choose to walk in obedience to what He wants to achieve through our lives.  There is a choice between our flesh and doing things His way. 

False prophets, false doctrines and doctrines of demons have always been a threat to the purity of the gospel.  Many of us end up trusting ministry leaders because we haven’t been taught by them to test all things for freedom from deception.  Ministry leaders who themselves are blinded by deception having become puffed up in their flesh.  Instead of being taught to be wise and prudent through the Holy Spirit we are increasingly being conditioned to rely on ministries where the Word of God is replaced by entertainment appealing to our emotional appetites.  The Word of God and the Joy of the Lord replaced by the counterfeit and foolish things of this world.  When the convicting presence of the Holy Spirit has been denied in ministry it then involves deception rather than truth.  In testing all things we want to know if the convicting presence of the Holy Spirit is an important criteria in the Purpose Driven movement.  We want to know if those involved are submissive to His leading and the purity of the gospel.  In seeking truth and freedom from deception we want to know these things as we test all things through the Holy Spirit. 

The following resources are for consideration in testing the Purpose Driven movement and the Emerging Church according to God’s criteria.  Failure to submit to God is a gospel compromise leading to bondage for many and destruction for others who choose the cup of demons rather than the cup of the Lord, 1 Corinthians 10:21.

Calvary Chapel Sets Precedence

Calvary Chapel Rejects Purpose Driven

Purpose Driven Conflicts With Calvary Chapel Beliefs
Rick Warren's promotion of mysticism and his teachings on the end times will keep Purpose Driven out of Calvary Chapel.

This Special Report is a follow up to our previous report Calvary Chapel Rejects Purpose Driven and Emerging Spirituality (June 16th, 2006).

July 17, 2006 - Today, Roger Oakland, a Bible-teacher and evangelist to Calvary Chapel, released a hard-hitting commentary, explaining the reasons why Calvary Chapel recently pulled Purpose Driven materials from their distribution store. Calvary Chapel leadership had surprised many last month when they issued a recall notice, saying: "The teaching and positions of Rick Warren have come into conflict with us at Calvary Chapel."

Today's analysis by Roger Oakland is a powerful and accurate assessment of the Purpose Driven teachings and evidence that cannot be ignored. It is the hope of Lighthouse Trails that this information will aid many believers in their efforts to preserve the integrity of the gospel in their churches and homes. And we believe once you have read Mr. Oakland's review, you will agree with us that Purpose Driven does not represent biblical Christianity.

Click here to read Roger Oakland's report: "Calvary Chapel and Purpose Driven."

The Emerging Church: Another Road to Rome

Can Rick Warren Save The Word

Wall Street Journal on Purpose Driven

If you go to this newsletter and click on the forth article link on the left sidebar to read the Emergence of the Eucharist in the Emerging Church article.

Lighthouse Trails Newsletter November 15, 2006

Mr. Warren ... Excuses, Excuses

The WorldNetDaily.com has a lot to say about Rick Warren this is just one of their articles: Megapastor Rick Warren blasts Iraq War, praises Syria

The following is the one minute audio clip of Rick Warren during his recent trip to the Middle East. This clip was originally a video clip on YouTube but was removed. Bruce DeLay from Talk Radio 1170 KFAQ sent us the clip this morning. We are grateful for that, and wanted to share it with you: (Courtesy Bruce DeLay)

This is another of Lighthouse Trails newsletters November 27, 2006

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