Heretical Hillsong Conference 2015 speaker Rick Warren exposed by Pulpit & Pen

A few months ago, Jeff Maples from Pulpit and Pen did an article exposing Rick Warren’s heresy at Hillsong Conference 2015.

As usual, whenever someone critiques Hillsong and it’s teachers, Hillsong attempts to hide or remove the content at whatever cost. You will notice that Hillsong have removed Rick Warren’s message from YouTube.

Quick reminder on how Hillsong works:

  1. If you expose Hillsong (or CHC) of heresy with sound bites – they accuse you of maliciously slandering them by taking crying someone has taken them out of context. They then put defamation notices against their critics.
  2. If you put up entire messages in context – they accuse you of breach of copyright and do everything they can to shut you down so that the content is removed.
  3. If they can’t get you this way, they will attempt other means necessary to silence or discredit you.

Maples writes,

Rick Warren Preaching Heresy at Hillsong 2015 Conference

At the Hillsong 2015 Conference in Sydney, Australia, where Rick Warren shared a stage with other heretics such as Joseph Prince, Warren teaches that he receives extra-biblical revelations through subconscious dreams. The theme of the Word of Faith conference that Rick is speaking at is “Speak Lord, I’m listening.” This is fitting since all of the speakers at this conference are heretical preachers that claim extra-biblical revelation from God.

He starts out by twisting Exodus 4:3 regarding Moses’ encounter with God, and God commanding Moses to throw down his staff while God miraculously turns it into a serpent, and then pick it back. He says that this passage represents that Christians today need to throw down their income and identity and let God do something miraculously with it. He says:

Hearing the voice of God starts with a willingness to give up his identity, his income, and his influence, for the global Glory of God. When you do that, you are now in a position to hear God speak.

He says that the prerequisites to hearing from God are “believing that he cares about the details of your life,” and that you must “believe that God wants to answer your questions, confusions, quandaries and problems.” He then reads Habakkuk Chapter 1 and 2 and says that this passage lays out a strategy for hearing from God. While reading, and holding up his counting fingers while reading, he says the following:

In Habakkuk, we find the model for hearing the voice of God…These are the five things you do to hear the voice of God… [1] I will climb up in my watchtower, [2] and I will wait, [3] and I will look to see what the Lord will say, then the Lord gave me this answer [4] write down what I reveal to you, [5] so that you may read it.

Watch, as he tells the audience that he often asks God questions before he goes to bed,  the Holy Spirit works on him, then he wakes up with an answer.

While emotionally and repeatedly restating the conference theme, “Speak Lord, I’m listening,” in an effort to draw the crowd into an emotionally submissive state of mind, he goes on to say that these will become second nature to you if you practice all your life. “You must station yourself,” he says, “you don’t move… God speaks to those who wait on him.” “You calm your body, you calm your mind, and you calm your emotions… you relax your body.” He then recites Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God,” as a proof for this. He then teaches taking deep breaths while stretching and relaxing your muscles, and getting comfortable. His next statement says it all:

Until you get comfortable with silence, you will never, ever, ever, hear the voice of God…the inner-calm gives me the intercom to God…the inner channel to hearing the voice of God.

He goes on expounding on this for quite some time. Then, surprisingly he says that God speaks to us through his Word, however, he then contradicts himself by saying that in addition to this, God speaks to us through mental images and visions. This isn’t Christianity, this is mysticism. Rick Warren has been on a downhill path for a number of years, but this is outright heretical teaching.

And to the angel of the church in Sardis [Hillsong, Saddleback, Lakewood, etc.] write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.’ – Revelation 3:1

You can see the entire “sermon” below.

Source: By Jeff Maples, Rick Warren Preaching Heresy at Hillsong 2015 Conference, Pulpit & Pen, Published 05/07/2015. (Accessed 09/05/2015.)

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5 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Truth2Freedom's Blog.

  2. Maybe one day all their false teachings are exposed and they don’t post anything on social media but I know it won’t happen.

  3. I know that, God being God, He needs no prerequisites from anyone to be able to do anything. The fact that these wolves believe and teach that we can have a shred of control over God’s actions is blasphemous.

  4. Wh
    Revelation 3:1-6King James Version (KJV)

    3 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

    2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

    3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

    4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

    5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

    6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
    at bible are you using?

  5. Hi,

    I enjoy your blog and totally agree that Rick Warren is like big bad wolf #2, (pope francis is big bad wolf #1) , Hillsong is heretical on 10 levels, and there are many false teachers and their heresies are huge. But… God revealing things to us is not one of the heresies. Unfortunately, most of what is referred to there is regarding contemplative practices which are derived from eastern religion, meditation, mysticism, and all those things we should avoid. But, that said, God still does reveal things to us. One way is through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, (which have NOT ceased, (1 Cor. 13-when that which is perfect has come refers to heaven, when we see Him face to face, (if you keep reading you see this does not refer to the completion of the bible, which would not make sense anyway since the gifts are still useful-just one reason of many)) so there is no biblical evidence that they have ceased, those who think so base it on their experience (or lack thereof)). God speaks to our hearts, through the operation of the gifts, and yes, dreams and visions. See below:
    Acts 2; 17-18 Verse 19 leaves no doubt that this period spans from Pentecost till the tribulation (the gifts as well). It is good that some are watchful regarding the apostasy of the age, but there are other false teachings that go undetected brought in by those whose disguise is just a little bit better, the sheep’s clothing just a little bit woolier, enough to fool some sheep.
    God bless!

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