Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rick Warren's Mathematics of Idolatry

In Rick Warren's Glass House of Heresy, Rick Warren tweeted his definition of heresy. Warren's embrace of the false religious system of Roman Catholicism and his history of ad hominen attacks upon those critical of his pragmatism and theology apparently are outside the scope of his definition.

Now, Rick Warren tweets about the mathematics of valuable relationships...

(click on image to see tweet)

No surprise that Rick Warren uses mathematical functions in the context of human relationships. The same mathematical functions are employed in Rick Warren's Purpose Driven church growth equation.

Adding to the headcount and valuing those new additions while existing members that resist the change are devalued, marginalized and subtracted, creating division in the congregation.

Given his church growth tactics and the fact that Rick Warren is a CEO style pastor with thousands of pastors in his network, the tweet could also infer the following:

"4 kinds of people in your congregation: those who
add,multiply, subtract or divide.
Value & cultivate the first two."

Dr. Paul Elliott of Teaching The Word Ministries comments on the adds, changes and deletes in the Purpose Driven growth equation:

"...Rick Warren and his followers are posing as uniters, but in fact they are dividers. The Purpose-Driven Church movement may be able to unite unbelievers in an ungodly ecumenical cause, but it divides Evangelicals who follow after it from the one true Gospel. It divides them from all of the fundamental doctrines of the faith."

Rick Warren's tweet is evidence that reveals how it's really all about you, the pastor, and protecting your church's head count and profit margin at all costs.

Here's more evidence of Purpose Driven church growth idolatry:

Rick Warren’s Inquisition

Purpose Driven Resisters - Must Leave or Die

Warren: Protect The Unity, Throw Out The Resisters

See even more here.

Is your church undergoing a Purpose Driven or Emergent transition? Learn how to Biblically approach the issue with 5 Keys to a Biblical Response to Apostasy by Dr. Paul Elliott.


  1. Thanks for posting this. These tweets from Warren are getting tiresome. I'm sure he has copied and pasted these into some type of auto-posting program because of their frequency. He sure has a desire to be constantly visible though.

    I wrote a post based on this tweet, which to me seems to be propagating pop psychology and masquerading under the tent of Christianity. Positive does not equal good, and negative is not always bad. I prefer pastors who warn me when wolves are about to devour the sheep, but apparently too many pastors consider that to be negative.

  2. That tweet shows a supreme lack of love for ones enemies. Its seems like the same attitude that Jesus was opposing when He said "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven...For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?" Matt 5:44-46

  3. Thank you, Committed Christian, for the Scripture.

    Makes one wonder what Rick's definition of "love" is..

    Luke 10:26-28 (English Standard Version)
    26 He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" 27 And he answered,"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." 28And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live."


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