Part 5: The Fulfillment of PEACE on Earth
in the Name of Purpose
Declaring the End from the Beginning
“The Global Peace Plan IS GOING TO HAPPEN”
“Among other principles, the plan is built on what Warren calls ‘exponential thinking.’”1
With the globe as the target, anything that brings less than exponential progress would naturally be deemed undesirable. Since the narrow way isn’t “exponential,” pragmatic unity with the broad way is preferred in saving the world from its global giants. James 1:27 has been quoted to rally people into joining the purpose-driven cause. Yet it is often and conveniently quoted with the last phrase deleted, which should be obvious as to why. It doesn’t fit with either “exponential thinking” or “whatever it takes”:
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
On November 3, 2005, Rick Warren talked with Lisa Mullins of The World about his P.E.A.C.E. Plan. In the course of their discussion, he said:
“Instead of me going directly, for instance, me taking Americans that go in and work directly to say the people in the villages who are sick, well that is an addition model that is not reproducible, it’s not exponential in growth. But on the other hand, if you go in and you deal with gatekeepers, for instance, like pastors, priests, rabbis, imams, whoever you would call, we call them the man of peace, or the woman of peace – the difference between this Plan and a lot of others, is that I trust the local leaders. I think they know more about their own people than either nongovernment organizations that send in staff or government organizations that send in diplomats.” (Emphasis added)2
His goal is an “addition model” that is “reproducible” and “exponential in growth.” Hence, his P.E.A.C.E. Plan involves going into countries and also training the “gatekeepers” of different religions (faiths) to “do the PEACE Plan in their own church and context.”
“‘We believe average people can train and equip other believers to do the PEACE Plan in their own church and context,’ said Warren.
“Among other principles, the plan is built on what Warren calls ‘exponential thinking.’
“‘We only do what can be reproduced by normal folks in normal churches. That way the plan will keep multiplying and never stop. Once PEACE is released through other local churches, it will continue to reproduce around the world in an exponential fashion.…’ Warren said.” —ASSIST News Service, 5/14/05 (Emphasis added)3
“‘We come into this Peace Plan with great humility,’ Warren said. ‘We will be like a giant mushroom expanding and exploding around the world. Whatever it takes, it will be a holy moment.’” —Christian Examiner, May 20054
God’s peace is only by Jesus Christ. It is not “released” or “reproduced” through unholy, interfaith efforts. Yet with supreme confidence in his global P.E.A.C.E. Plan and that he is the mouthpiece of God, Rick Warren has further proclaimed:
“‘I intend to use the Purpose Driven movement to fulfill PEACE in a new reformation.’” (Emphasis added)5
“… the PEACE Plan we’re developing.… is a local church-based paradigm for missions in the 21st century, and we believe God will use it to bring worldwide revival.…
“Kay and I, and our Saddleback team, have committed to spending the rest of our lives sharing the message of Purpose and the strategy of the PEACE Plan with every corner of the world.…
“And the Church is the most widely distributed network in the world. It covers the globe and has more people and more power than any government will ever have. Together we will make a difference!
“Today I feel just as confident about this new vision God has given me as I did about the first vision he gave me 25 years ago to start Saddleback Church. God will raise up tens of thousands of purpose driven churches to fulfill his purposes in their own communities and use the PEACE plan to help fulfill the Great Commission in our generation. It will be a holy movement, involving all kinds of churches sharing the same purposes together, and I invite you to join us! Will you hear and obey the call of God?” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)6
“There are three different entities in the world. There is the public sector, which is government, there’s the private sector, which is business, and there is the faith sector, which is religion.… [T]he faith section has something that neither public nor private has … they’re in every village in the world … The P.E.A.C.E. Plan is a plan where all three work together, and they each play a different role. And together I believe it can be done.
“You know, when I was 25 years old and I started Saddleback … and I announced that one day we’d have 20,000 members, everybody laughed. But it happened because it wasn’t my idea. It was something I really felt inspired by God to do. I feel more confident about the P.E.A.C.E. Plan then I do about the day I started Saddleback Church, because I believe it is something that must be done. And the government will never solve it on its own, and business will never solve it. But if they add in the third element, the faith sector, it will happen.” —Rick Warren (Bold added)7
“The Global Peace Plan IS GOING TO HAPPEN.” —Rick Warren in his e-mail titled, “GOD’S DREAM FOR YOU - AND THE WORLD!” (Emphasis added; caps in the original)8
“I am humbled to be asked to share the vision of fighting the 5 global giants and lead Christians around the world in prayer [at the Global Day of Prayer, 5/15/05]. This will be a significant step forward for the PEACE plan. IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN!” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added; caps in the original)9
His global P.E.A.C.E. Plan seeks unholy unity with other religions (faiths), including using “all the different religions” to give “spiritual care” in its involvement of “all kinds of churches sharing the same purposes together.” Again, this is neither “a holy movement” nor hearing and obeying “the call of God.” Yet Rick Warren is so convinced that his Purpose-Driven Paradigm is of God that a Pastors.com article reporting on the May 2005 Purpose Driven Church Conference said:
“Through this reformation, Warren expects to see:
▪ a complete mobilization of ordinary believers.
▪ a rapid multiplication of churches.
▪ the complete eradication of the five global giants …
▪ a new cooperation between churches around the world.
▪ the complete evangelization of the planet.” (Emphasis added)10
No matter how purposeful man’s works are (especially those of interfaith unity!), they are not going to bring in the global Kingdom of God in which all physical and spiritual problems have been eradicated. God’s judgment is. God’s Holy Scriptures repeatedly and abundantly make this clear.
Furthermore, it is the Antichrist’s kingdom, for which the groundwork is already feverishly being laid, that will eventually control the three segments of the world—religion, government, and business (e.g., see Revelation 13, 17, and 18). Albeit for some noble causes such as helping the poor and sick, Rick Warren is working hard to advance the alignment of these three segments.
“And these [five] issues are so big that there has to be an alignment of three segments to solve them: the church, government, and business.” —Rick Warren11
“A stool needs three legs to stand, and it will take all three sectors working together—public (governments), private (businesses), and faith (churches). Together we can make a difference.” —Rick Warren (Parentheses in the original)12
“There’s the private sector, there’s the public sector, and there’s the faith sector. There is government, there’s business, and there’s religion. I’m absolutely convinced that you cannot do it with one sector or even two. I believe that each has a role.…
“Then you add in Muslims, you add in Hindus, you add in all the different religions, and you use those houses of worship …
“Government has a role and business has a role and churches, houses of worship have a role.” —Rick Warren13
An article on Saddleback’s website, subtitled “P.E.A.C.E. plan a worldwide revolution,” reported the following:
“Pastor Rick’s ‘Purpose Driven’ movement is an ideal vehicle for launching such an effort.…
“Saddleback’s network of 2,600 small groups is starting the movement as each one adopts a village where it will seek to implement the P.E.A.C.E. Plan. The congregation has been testing the plan over the past 18 months …
“The official rollout of The P.E.A.C.E. Plan will begin this October, when Pastor Rick will mobilize the Saddleback’s small groups to focus upon 85 countries around the world.… A recent visit to the country convinced Warren that Rwanda had the right qualities for what he called ‘the first model of national cooperation’ between churches, the government, and major businesses.”14
The “fall 2005 PEACE Launch,” referred to here, was only to be open to select churches. Their goal is to have the PEACE Plan fully operational “for the big fall 2006 launch of the PEACE Plan open to the rest of the purpose driven community.”15 According to their “North America PEACE Pastor” in the PEACE Pilot Briefing 2005:
“Rick has said repeatedly, ‘This is why God made me. Everything else I have done was simply preparation for the PEACE Plan.’ If you choose to lead your Church to participate in the PEACE Plan it will be a wild ride …”16
“On Saturday [April 16, 2005], as he prepared for Saddleback Church’s 25th Anniversary Celebration today at Angel Stadium, he [Rick Warren] took time to answer a few questions about … why he believes the time is right for him to take his place on the world stage.” —The Orange County Register, 4/17/05 (Emphasis added)17
In these answers on going global with his P.E.A.C.E. Plan, Rick Warren made the following comment:
“I think there is a much deeper spirituality in America than a lot of people realize. So, we will lay all this out for our people. Purpose. Community. World.” (Emphasis added)18
The fall 2005 PEACE launch and its “40 Days of PEACE” were covered by The Orange County Register. It reported that Rick Warren stated the following during his “impassioned appeal to his flock to be part of a global spiritual and humanitarian transformation”:
“‘Why are you here? I’ll tell you why you are here,’ said Warren … ‘Because you were marked by God to be part of a revolution.’” —The Orange County Register, 9/18/05 (Emphasis added)19
Actually, we are sealed by God for the day of redemption (see Ephesians 4:30). It is the Antichrist who is going to mark people for the revolution that will bring global spiritual transformation when he comes. People are already being conditioned for this ultimate visible identification with what his kingdom will stand for -- unity and Oneness.
Remember the spies? Not every transformation that occurs in life is a good thing. The spies were transformed by God’s judgment because they tried to thwart God’s purposes after walking by sight rather than by faith. The spies had seen “the giants” in the land and were afraid, so they went against God’s word (see Numbers 13).
Although the P.E.A.C.E. Plan is attempting to fight the giants it sees in the world, it is afraid of the giants’ destructiveness. In its walking by sight rather than by faith and calling for interfaith unity (covenants), it, too, is going against God’s Word and thwarting God’s ultimate purpose.
“But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.” (Jeremiah 7:23-24)
Interfaith participation in his P.E.A.C.E. Plan might give the outward appearance that those on the broad way are merging onto the narrow way. Yet in actuality, Christians today are undiscerningly merging onto the broad way of counterfeit light and counterfeit peace. This is not “GOD’S DREAM”! Nor is this a “spiritual awakening.” The masses are being led into a unity of spiritual blindness.
Incidentally, God doesn’t “dream;” He knows. Yet when futurists who contradict God’s Word are preferred over God’s unchanging warnings, God’s sure word of prophecy is replaced with man’s vision and God’s warnings go unheeded.
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:19-21)
God’s Global Judgment Precedes God’s Global Peace
We are told that Rick Warren “expects to see” “the complete evangelization of the planet” and “the complete eradication of the five global giants.” This would indeed be wonderful. Yet his pronouncements of his fulfilled P.E.A.C.E. Plan that “IS GOING TO HAPPEN” do not line up with what God says in His eternal Word.
“‘I have a dream,’ he [Rick Warren] said, ‘for the global expansion of God’s kingdom.’” —Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/26/0520
“The first way to start thinking globally is to begin praying for specific countries. World-class Christians pray for the world. Get a globe or map and pray for nations by name. The Bible says, ‘If you ask me, I will give you the nations; all the people on earth will be yours.’ [endnote: Psalm 2:8 (NCV)] …
“People may refuse our love or reject our message, but they are defenseless against our prayers.” (PDL; p. 300; bold added)
This quote is from a chapter largely about working toward fulfilling the “Great Commission.” This verse has been taken completely out of context in his continued Scripture twisting. This passage has nothing whatsoever to do with praying Christians being given “the nations” for the “Great Commission” or for anything else. The truth is that people who reject the message of the Gospel of Christ are defenseless against the Lord Jesus Christ’s coming wrathful judgment. Twisting Scripture may change a person’s beliefs away from the truth, but it does not change the truth Scripture sets forth when rightly divided in context.
This Scripture is actually a prophecy about the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ (see also Acts 13:33), being given the nations in wrathful judgment. This will occur with the harvest of the tares in Matthew 13 (see also Revelation 14:14-20). (This harvest of the tares is the parable Rick Warren twisted to avoid maintaining purity in the churches; discussed earlier in chapter 11.) Here is Psalm 2:8 in context:
“I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” (Psalm 2:7-12)
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.… And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.… And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11, 13, 15-16)
“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.” (John 5:22-23)
Despite any truth brought up in his Paradigm regarding God’s coming judgment, what Rick Warren “expects to see” and believes “IS GOING TO HAPPEN” is a denial of what God says in His Word. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is personally going to bring global peace after He pours out His judgment on a rebellious world.
Rather than enjoying Rick Warren’s fulfilled PEACE on earth, this world will be in global turmoil (e.g., see Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 3; 4:1-4; and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). Furthermore, the Lord Jesus Christ is coming to judge the whole world that “lieth in wickedness” (1 John 5:19). He is not coming in wrath to a completely evangelized planet that had fulfilled “GOD’S DREAM FOR YOU - AND THE WORLD!” To the contrary, this unrepentant world will be filled with the many who have rejected His narrow way (see Matthew 7:13-23).
Rick Warren’s global P.E.A.C.E. Plan is not the means by which God is going to bring peace to the planet. To believe his proclamation that his “Global Peace Plan IS GOING TO HAPPEN,” one would have to take unholy scissors to practically the entire book of Revelation, not to mention to numerous other Scriptures and prophecy passages.
The infinite and omniscient Lord God has perfectly seen and known the end of time from the beginning of time:
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:… yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.” (Isaiah 46:9-11)
God’s Holy Scriptures clearly and repeatedly declare that the manifestation of God’s Kingdom of peace is coming on the heels of God’s global judgment, not united mankind’s global peace. This is what is going to happen. It is God’s Word, not Rick Warren’s or anyone else’s metaphysical “vision casting,” that speaks the future.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.… But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (2 Peter 3:3-7, 10)
As one might expect, the willing ignorance of God’s coming judgment coincides with the willing ignorance of God’s desire for us to exercise judgment. People today see judging right and wrong and truth and error according to the light of God’s Holy Scriptures as too divisive. So contrary to Scripture, they willingly prefer to accept and validate virtually everyone and everything.
“The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.… And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.” (Isaiah 59:8, 14-15)
“For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.” (Jeremiah 4:22)
“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22)
“(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” (Ephesians 5:9-11)
“Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” (1 Corinthians 6:2-3)
“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” (1 Corinthians 2:15)
Those who refuse to “prove all things” may find themselves on the receiving end of God’s coming judgment. His judgment is coming, willful ignorance of today’s futurists notwithstanding.
“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3)
“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” (Zephaniah 3:8)
“And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)
“And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:7-8)
Sadly, the falling away from the faith will be of such great magnitude that the Lord Jesus Christ asks us to consider whether He will actually find faith on the earth when He returns. Given this tragic reality, God has already made provision to use an angel to preach His Gospel throughout the earth. To fulfill the prophecy in Matthew 24:14, God is not going to use faithless mankind which has already watered down His saving Gospel to the point of presenting a false gospel. He is going to send one of His own holy, faithful messengers:
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Matthew 24:14)
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.” (Revelation 14:6)
The kingdom that will be established on earth seemingly in “peace” when God’s global judgment comes will be the Antichrist’s global kingdom. Wickedness, unrighteousness, and deception will wax worse and worse until it all climaxes in the Wicked one himself ruling the world for 3½ years (e.g., see 2 Timothy 3:1, 12-13; Daniel 7:25; and Revelation 13:4-9).
Christianity’s leaders today are making the same grave error the leaders made in Old Testament times. God warned the people of their wickedness and of His coming judgment, but the false prophets preferred to contradict God’s Word by declaring instead that God was going to give them peace:
“Thus saith the Lord unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the Lord doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins. Then said the Lord unto me, Pray not for this people for their good. When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence. Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.” (Jeremiah 14:10-14)
“Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord. They say still unto them that despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.… But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.” (Jeremiah 23:16-19, 22)
Teaching a coming global peace and prosperity is “positive” and heartening compared to the truth of God’s coming global judgment. But the true good news is that the Lord Jesus Christ died to deliver all who believe in Him from His coming wrath. When Jesus Christ Himself sets up His visible Kingdom after He judges the world with His truth, then there will be true peace and prosperity for all who believe His truth and receive His salvation before it’s too late.
“Before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.” (Psalm 96:13)
“Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.” (Isaiah 26:2)
“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.” (Isaiah 32:17)
The true Kingdom of God, and its fulfillment of true peace on earth, cannot be seen, served, or entered apart from the truth of God. But there is a growing inclusive, interfaith kingdom that is focused on bringing peace to the world through the transcendent purpose of serving the world. The Angel of light’s realm is feverishly building this global counterfeit kingdom of “World Servers.”
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1. “Rick Warren’s Plan to mobilize one billion foot soldiers for the gospel” by Michael Ireland, Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service, May 14, 2005, http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/s05050056.htm. (This was also reported in “Warren’s New PEACE Global Evangelism Vision Inspired by Purpose Driven Life,” Christian Today, May 16, 2005, http://www.christiantoday.com/news/ministries/warrens.new.peace.global.evangelism.vision.inspired.by.purpose.driven.life/265.htm.)
2. From the TIME Global Health Summit, Rick Warren talks with Lisa Mullins of The World, November 3, 2005. Transcribed from the audio available at http://www.theworld.org/heardonair/2005/11/index.shtml.
3. “Rick Warren’s Plan to mobilize one billion foot soldiers for the gospel” by Michael Ireland, http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/s05050056.htm. (These statements were also reported in “Warren’s New PEACE Global Evangelism Vision Inspired by Purpose Driven Life,” http://www.christiantoday.com/news/ministries/warrens.new.peace.global.evangelism.vision.inspired.by.purpose.driven.life/265.htm.)
4. “Rick Warren enters 26th year of ministry with new vision” by Christina M. Testa, Christian Examiner, May 2005, http://www.christianexaminer.com/Articles/Articles%20May05/Art_May05_02.html.
5. Rick Warren, as quoted in “Legislators welcome Rick Warren in session’s final week” by James A. Smith Sr., Executive Editor, Florida Baptist Witness, May 6, 2004, http://www.floridabaptistwitness.com/2523.article.
6. “The task before us is enormous, but God is equipping us” by Rick Warren, http://www.pastors.com/RWMT/?id=200&artid=8139&expand=1.
7. Rick Warren, Keynote Address, 2005 RNA Annual Conference in Miami, Friday, September 30, 2005, Religion Newswriters Association, http://www.rna.org/programschedule.php. Transcribed from the audio available in the RNA conference archives at http://www.rna.org/meetingdates.php; below Friday, Sept. 29 [sic] -- “Questions and answers.”
8. “GOD’S DREAM FOR YOU - AND THE WORLD!” by Rick Warren, an e-mail he sent on October 27, 2003 to his Saddleback Family. For information on this, see Chapter 12 - “Rick Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan,” pp. 131-142, in the book Deceived on Purpose, Second Edition, by Warren Smith.
9. “News From Pastor Rick” by Rick Warren, an e-mail he sent on May 14, 2005 to his Saddleback Family.
10. “Pastors commit to ‘new Reformation’ at PDC Conference” by Tobin Perry, http://www.pastors.com/article.asp?ArtID=8310.
11. As quoted in “Evangelism Gone Entrepreneurial,” BusinessWeek Online Extra, May 23, 2005, http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_21/b3934015_mz001.htm.
12. “The P.E.A.C.E. Plan: Attacking The Five Global Goliaths” by Rick Warren, P.E.A.C.E., http://pddocs.purposedriven.com:8088/docs/media/HIV_Media_PEACE_Handout.pdf.
13. TIME Global Health Summit, The Case for Optimism, November 1, 2005, 5:30pm, Transcript, TIME magazine, http://www.time.com/time/2005/globalhealth/transcripts/110105optimism.pdf. The webcast can be viewed at http://www.time.com/time/2005/globalhealth/webcasts.html.
14. “Celebrating 25 Years: P.E.A.C.E. plan a worldwide revolution” by Mark Kelly, news editor of Purpose Driven Ministries, http://www.saddlebackfamily.org/home/todaystory.asp?id=7312.
15. Skip Lanfried, North America PEACE Pastor, PEACE Pilot Briefing 2005, http://www.purposedriven.com/en-US/Events/PEACEPilotBriefing2005/PeacePilotBriefing2005/peacebriefingoverview.htm.
17. “Pastor lays out a global vision” by Ann Pepper, http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/04/17/sections/local/local/article_484964.php.
18. As quoted in ibid.
19. “Saddleback pastor launches PEACE plan” by Gwendolyn Driscoll, The Orange County Register, September 18, 2005, http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_680667.php.
20. “Burning with a new purpose” by Jim Remsen, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 26, 2005, http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/2005/06/26/news/editorial/11985718.htm.
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