Rick Warren’s Push for Ecumenical Unity

Courtesy of Proclaiming the Gospel & Stand Up for Truth

The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), a Catholic television station, conducted an interview with Rick Warren that reveals how much he embraces the Roman Catholic religion and his push for ecumenical unity.

During the interview Warren praises all the Catholic mystics and the Pope over and over again. At the 24:20 mark, Warren says “he watches EWTN more than any Christian channel.” He said if you don’t understand the roots of your faith you’re like a tumbleweed. One of his favorite shows on EWTN is “Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.” After a stressful day, he comes home and watches it with his wife Kay. He said, “I sit back, relax and worship.” He said one episode was a Catholic prayer service in front of the Monstrance.

About the 25:30 mark, the interviewer says he was struck by three images in Warren’s office – Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King and Billy Graham. Warren said the only one missing was Pope John Paul “because those four people were the greatest influences on the 20th century” and he has tried to learn lessons from each of them.

You’ve heard about the Purpose Driven Life for Catholics, but did you ever think it would lead to a major evangelization project by the Church of Rome that targets Protestant Christians?

Catholics Come Home: God’s Extraordinary Plan for Your Life is the name of a new book that is taking Rome and the world by storm, with this incredible endorsement by Rick Warren, which signals a troubling shift toward embracing this new project:

“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.”
—Rick Warren

Make no mistake; this Catholics Come Home movement is not just to bring “lapsed Catholics” into the system of Rome. (see The Eucharest: the New Evangelization targets you, Christian!) It’s target is everyone, including Bible-believing Christians. The project’s founder, Tom Peterson, has opened the doors to entice Protestants and people of other faiths to Catholicism:

Catholics Come Home Doors Photo

The movement officially kicked off in 2011 with a 3.5 million prime-time television campaign aimed at drawing more people to the church of Rome. The marketing reach of these ads in the first three weeks was 250 million television viewers in over 10,000 U.S. cities and every diocese throughout the United States. With the release of the Catholics Come Home book this spring, there is a renewed push to get the word out of Rick Warren’s involvement, as this video promotion reveals:

Rick Warren’s partnership with Roma Downey in the minisieries, The Bible, was troubling enough, but the millions of viewers who tuned in were also targeted in the Catholics Come Home commercial campaign when it aired earlier this year on The History Channel.

Other endorsements for the book:

Peter Kreeft Endorsement

Let me pause there and add that this last testimonial from Dr. Peter Kreeft is interesting, as he has been quoted in a 2010 book titled Natural Law by Robert Morey:

“…explicit knowledge of the incarnate Jesus is not necessary for salvation.” –Peter Kreeft (page 355, Natural Law, published 2010 Xulon Press)

“We are in the midst of a New Evangelization; and I believe this book is a signal moment in its success. This book is a grace from God. It is also a sign that will lead many folks back home to the family of God, which is the Catholic Church.” –Dr. Scott W. Hahn, author of The Lamb’s Supper and Signs of Life (former Protestant turned Catholic “evangelist”)

“Catholics Come Home inspires each of us to share God’s love with others, in order to help change the world for the better, for eternity!” –Roma Downey, actress and co-producer of the History Channel series The Bible

Recently Roma Downey acquired a Master of Spiritual Psychology (New Age) degree at University of Santa Monica. New Age leaders at the school include Deepak Chopra, Barry Siegel (promoted in Purpose Driven Life), Neil Donald Walsh, and Michael Beckwith. (Source)

One comment

  1. Florine Edwards

    Dear Pastor Rick Warren;
    For over 100 years the Lords Day Alliance and others have been trying to unite the churches in America as a prerequisite to pass the national Sunday law. The gospel is in ALL the world now,so its time to pass the law. When the Protestants unite in America influence the President to sign their decrees and sustain their institution then Sunday will be proclaimed as a day of rest. We can hasten Gods coming with the mentioned law enacted, so please work swiftly.

    Florine Edwards