"A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?" Jeremiah 5:30-31 Five years after writing Deceived on Purpose: the New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church, former New Age follower Warren Smith continues to reveal how Christian leaders wittingly or unwittingly are leading the church into a spiritual trap. A "Wonderful" Deception examines church metaphors, concepts, and beliefs that are essentially the same as those being used in today's New Age teachings. And while biblical prophecy is being minimized and explained away, the "new science" is being used to prepare the world--and the church--to accept a New Spirituality and a false New Age Christ. This book explains how all the puzzle pieces are in place for the strong delusion described in 2 Thessalonians. A "Wonderful" Deception pierces right into the heart of this deception while preparing believers in Jesus Christ to effectively stand against it.
Warren Smith (B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.S.W. Tulane University) A free lance writer and community social worker who was formerly involved in the New Age movement. He has served as a program coordinator for people with special needs, directed several homeless programs, and has worked most recently as a Hospice social worker in New Orleans and on the California coast. He has written extensively on the subject of spiritual deception and has been widely interviewed on radio and television. Click here for author's website.
1 Deceived on Purpose Ten Basic Concerns It’s Not About Rick Warren
2 Saddleback Responds The Saddleback Apologists Regarding Bernie Siegel Regarding Robert Schuller
3 The New Age Peale Factor Peale’s New Age Endorsements As Above, So Below and the Saddleback Apologists Peale—“God is in you”
4 George Mair’s Book “New Age Preacher” Norman Vincent Peale Occult/New Age Influence: Peale to Schuller to Warren Ken Blanchard and Rick Warren Lighthouse Trails Press Release Lead Like Which Jesus?
5 Blaming the Messenger Thou Dost Protest Too Much Another New Age Link: Henri Nouwen Blanchard’s Book with Peale Church Growth: Peale, Schuller, Warren Stumbling into the Truth Christian Charity?
6 Schuller—The Real Leader Blanchard “Moves Forward” Blanchard’s Continued Confusion
7 Bernie Siegel Revisited Not Mentored by Schuller? Covey, Strobel, Kay Warren, and Schuller Grievous Wolves
8 “God’s Dream”: A Deceptive Scheme? More Saddleback Spin “God’s Dream” and Brian McLaren Saddleback Men’s Ministry The Spiritual Trap Who’s Talking About “God’s Dream”?
9 Rick Warren and Prophecy Revisited Jihadist Jesus? Brian McLaren and Rick Warren
10 Warren, Sweet, and Sweet’s “New Light” Heroes Serving Two Masters New Light Leaders? Willis Harman Matthew Fox M. Scott Peck Peck and Fox Together
11 Sweet, Spangler, and Quantum Spirituality Spangler: Still the New Age Repackaging the New Age. Leonard Sweet and Rick Warren “As Christian As Anyone Can Get” What Revolution? Whose Revolution?
12 Fractals, Chaos Theory, Quantum Spirituality, and The Shack Fractal Theory and The Shack As Above, So Below and Fractals Bruce Lipton and As Above, So Below Exploring Off the Map The Quantum Revolution “God’s Dream” and Metaphysics New Age “Oneness” Hidden in Plain Sight A Stay-at-Home Mom Quantum/New Age Implications of The Shack
13 The Quantum Leap to a New Age/New Spirituality? Saddleback Civil Forum and “Flip-Flopping” The New Worldview? The Quantum Christ What the Bleep Do We Know!? Quantum Physics and the New Age “God” Quantum Physics and John Marks Templeton Birds of a Feather Quantum Leap into the Future? Quantum New Worldview
14 Rick Warren’s “Broad Way” Christianity Ten Basic Reasons The Time is Here
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