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Rick Warren Praises Catholic Church


On 26 November 2014, the Catholic News Service posted a video on YouTube, where Rick Warren praised the Catholic Church. Rick Warren is involved in the extreme charismatic movement. He is the founder and senior pastor at Saddleback church, a mega-church located in Lake Forest, California.

The forces driving the extreme charismatic movement are kundalini power and a spirit of deceit, which make those involved in the movement to accept and praise Catholicism and to join the Catholic Church. In the mid-1990s, I attended a “Toronto blessing” seminar in Turku to test its foundations. At the seminar, I sensed powerfully how the Holy Spirit told me this: “Catholic spirit”. Later on, I understood that Jesuits have infiltrated all Christian churches and denominations. The Jesuit plan consists of the third force (the charismatic movement), a tool for luring Protestants into accepting deceit, which makes them acknowledge and accept the Catholic Church and to also join it.

Rick Warren, a member of the extreme charismatic movement, gives praise to the Roman Catholic Church, which is one of the many pieces of evidence showing the fact that the spirit driving the extreme charismatic movement is not the Holy Spirit of God, but a spirit of darkness, leading people to embrace the harlot (the Catholic Church) and the Anti-Christ. Give time to pray, and compare the present text to what the Word of God teaches us. Let God's love and truth lead us to truth which reveals the roots of lies.

The Lack of a Real Connection
The worship of Mary
The Deception

The Lack of a Real Connection

Quotes from Rick Warren:

Rick Warren: We have far more in common than what divide us. When you talk about Pentecostals, Charismatics, Evangelicals, Fundamendalists, Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians on on on and on. Well they all will say we believe in Trinity, we believe in the Bible, we believe in resurrection, we believe salvation is to Jesus Christ. These are the big issues.

In fact, many Catholics who believe in the Roman Catholic Church doctrine do not believe the Bible in full because the Catholic Catechism teaches them that the Catholic Church does not base its faith in the Bible in full, but in tradition, too, which is why Catholics are required to accept the Bible and Catholic Tradition and to regard them as equal:

Catholic Catechism 82: As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, "does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence.

The Catholic Church teaches that Catholics must accept the Bible and tradition and honor them with equal sentiments. The Catholic Church regards tradition as equal to the Bible, and tradition need not adhere to what the Bible teaches, which is why the Catholic Church teaches a large number of different paths of salvation, and many false doctrines.

John 7:8 He that believeth on me (Jesus), as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

The Lord Jesus told us that we are to believe in Him like Scripture says, not like Scripture and tradition says. Since the Catholic Church equally honors tradition and the Bible, the Catholic Church does not represent Biblical Christian faith, but is a mockery of Christian faith. Rick Warren is preaching a message of deceit because true disciples of the Lord Jesus never ally with those preaching deceit and deception. The Roman Catholic path of salvation is not the Biblical path of salvation. I will address this below in more detail.

The worship of Mary

Rick Warren: Sometimes Protestants think that Catholics worship Mary like she is another God, but that's not exactly Catholic doctrine and people say what the saints all about, why you are praying to the saints. And when you understand what they mean by what they are saying. There is whole lot more commonality. Now, there is still real differences, no doubt about that, but the most important thing is if you love Jesus we are on the same team.

The Catholic Mary prayer, as explained by the Catholic Encyclopedia: Finally, the petition "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen." is stated by the official "Catechism of the Council of Trent" to have been framed by the Church itself. "Most rightly", says the Catechism, "has the Holy Church of God added to this thanksgiving, petition also and the invocation of the most holy Mother of God, thereby implying that we should piously and suppliantly have recourse to her in order that by her intercession she may reconcile God with us sinners and obtain for us the blessing we need both for this present life and for the life which has no end."

According to the Catholic website and the Catholic Encyclopedia, the Hail Mary prayer is about saying thanks to, petitioning to and asking Mary for help, which includes the idea that when Catholics rely on Mary's petition in a righteous, respectful and humble way, Mary then reconciles their sins so that they would be blessed in the present life and in the life without an end.

The Catholic Church teaches that Mary reconciles God with sinners. Of course, the Catholic Church also teaches that Jesus does that too. Alongside Jesus, the Catholic Church has Mary as a redeemer of sins (co-redemptrix), which means that the Catholic gospel is a false one, because Jesus is the only Mediator between God and people and the only Redeemer of sins.

Catholics worship Mary even though they tell Protestants that they do not. Regarding Mary as the redeemer of sins and to find refuge in Mary in a righteous, respectful and humble way equals Mary worship. Rick Warren is preaching a message of deceit because true disciples of Jesus are never allied with those preaching a false gospel.

The Deception

Tom Peterson, a Catholic, is the author of "Catholics Come Home: God’s Extraordinary Plan for Your Life".

Rick Warren's comment on Peterson's book: “The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.”

A statement on the Catholics Come Home website: WHY DOES IT MATTER WHAT CHURCH I BELONG TO? IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT MAKES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DIFFERENT? The Catholic Church is not just one denomination among many. In fact, it is the only faith that can trace its founding roots back to Jesus Christ, who started our Church. For 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has guarded the truth that Jesus has taught.

The Catholic Church is not the original Biblical Christian faith because the Bible does not teach that Mary reconciles God with sinners. The Mary doctrine is a lie. Rick Warren gives praise to Catholicism and recommends the book mentioned above. The Catholics Come Home website is lying as it states that the Catholic faith is original Biblical faith. Therefore, the Catholic Church is not only inviting Catholics back to the Catholic Church, but all Protestants, too.

Jesuits have infiltrated all churches and denominations with the goal of making Protestants accept Catholicism and thus make them join the Catholic Church. The extreme charismatic movement is a powerful means in that project. The movement is one of the pieces in the End Times deception puzzle. The extreme charismatic movement was initiated by Jesuits. The movement started as the Catholic charismatic movement in the 1960s from within the Catholic Church, and then it spread out to Protestants with the mission of luring them into accepting Catholicism.

The Jesuit infiltration in Protestant circles and the extreme charismatic spirit of deceit has caused many Protestants to believe a lie and deceit, which makes them only regard Catholics as having some errors in their doctrine, but still regard them as true disciples of Jesus. Blinded by the lie, some Protestants have also joined the Catholic church.

Some of the infiltrated Catholic Jesuits have also become false converts where they have turned to Catholicism while being "members of a Protestant movement". The objective of this is to break the faith of Protestants and make them embrace Catholicism and to also join the Catholic Church.

Rick Warren is a messenger of deceit. The spirit in the extreme charismatic movement deceives people and blinds them, and aims for making those affected by it to embrace Catholicism and to join the Catholic Church. God is graceful and is inviting Rick Warren to repent, abandon the lies and to believe in the Lord Jesus in accordance with the truth.

Here in Finland, the extreme charismatic movement is on the same path, but the impact of the extreme charismatic movement's deceit takes place here later than in the United States. Soon, an increasing number of those involved in the extreme charismatic movement in Finland will praise and embrace Catholicism more and more and some will also join the Catholic Church.

After the mid-1990s, the Evangelical Free Church of Finland joined the Finnish Ecumenical Council after the "Toronto blessing" and its extreme charismatic spirit were approved of by the leaders of the Evangelical Free Church of Finland. The deceitful spirit of the extreme charismatic movement makes people accept Catholicism. Its rotten fruits are already showing in Finland, too.

A real connection and unity between believers is only between those who have been saved through repentance and faith in Lord Jesus. The connection does not include the Mary doctrine of her reconciling God with sinners because Messiah Lord Jesus is the only Redeemer of sins.

In the Finnish Christian circles, there are many believers who only think that Catholics only err in doctrine, but this is not just an error in doctrine, but the Catholic Church is preaching a false gospel through several different paths of salvation. Pope Franciscus has also stated that the representatives of different religions are saved through their respective religions.

All true disciples of the Lord Jesus should leave the impact zone of the spirit of deceit which embraces Catholic deception. God's real love is consistent with the truth and reveals the spirit of deceit because God loves the lost and wants to save them through believing the truth, i.e. through faith, where a person is a believer by the grace of God and believes in Lord Jesus like the Bible says.

2 Cor 4:
1 ¶ Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.


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Petri Paavola 26.7.2016

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