An interesting look from 2010 at what is happening in the evangelical church.
There has been a great divide going on in the evangelical church for the last few years and not many Christians even know about it. It has been unknown because some of the most famous leaders and authors, men who have infiltrated every denomination and, indeed, nearly every church, are the causes of this great divide. These teachers, who have discipled and led multitudes of Christians through their seemingly harmless books on such subjects as prayer, love, parenting, spiritual gifts, and finding God’s purpose for their lives, are now causing an uproar by aligning themselves with those who are trying to “restore” the earth and bring about “social justice.”
While this has been going on for quite a while, many in the evangelical church are just recently being exposed to how far their religious leaders have gone in embracing this new form of “evangelicalism.”
The most famous leaders who have gone this way are Bill Hybels and Rick Warren.
Rick Warren, whose book The Purpose Driven Life is the best-selling non-fiction book of all time, has become a member of the religious advisory council of Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation, an organization devoted to interfaith spirituality and religious coexistence. Warren is also a member of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations. His P.E.A.C.E. Plan is an attempt to mobilize millions of Christians to conquer what he calls the five global giants of spiritual emptiness, self-serving leadership, poverty, disease, and illiteracy.
Bill Hybels hosts an annual Global Leadership Summit, inviting world leaders such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, and Tony Blair to his Willow Creek Church to speak to Christian leaders. This year’s guest is Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric. Hybels says his goal in having the summit is to develop Christian leaders who can participate in “God’s plan to restore our world through the power of the local church.” Elmbrook Church of Brookfield is participating as a satellite location for this year’s August 5-6 meeting.
What are your thoughts on this “divide”? Head over to the source for some thought-provoking questions.
(H/T – Stand up for the Truth)
- What defines an “evangelical”? (geneveith.com)
- Rethinking Evangelicalism Pt. 1 (mikefriesen05.wordpress.com)