Below you will find two excellent videos on Rick Warren, and the Emergent church.
First, let me say that these videos are absolutely, 100% correct in the subject matter they tackle. The research is impeccable!
I want to say, however, that there is a danger in viewing videos like these. The danger is not in the videos themselves, but rather in our view of ourselves in relation to the subjects of these videos.
Remember Jesus’ comments to the church of Ephesus in Revelation 2? This church had a healthy discernment ministry, yet they were not beyond a stern rebuke from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself! Just because they had this biblical ministry, does not mean that they were 100% right with the Lord themselves!
1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Revelation 2:1-6
Notice that Jesus is telling a biblical, zealous church to “repent”! They had left their first love, Jesus Christ! His threat is that He would remove their candlestick i.e. that they would no longer shine the light of God’s truth!
Like the Pharisees, this church could see the errors of others, correctly, yet had grown cold in their relationship with the Lord!
This message is especially relevant today as the majority in Christendom have created another Jesus for themselves! A Jesus who is more palatable to western culture and sensibilities, but nonetheless he is a false Jesus! If you love another Jesus, you are not loving the Jesus of Scripture!
As you view these videos please don’t think “Because I am exercising discernment, therefore I am OK!” We all need to nurture our relationship with Jesus Christ! Don’t let your relationship with Him grow cold, even as you exercise biblical discernment! Make sure the Jesus you are following is the Jesus of the bible! There is only one way to do that, read your bible, and believe it!
With that being said, these are two excellent, factual videos that will open your eyes to what is going on in mainstream “Christianity”.