Rick Warren Partnering With 'Anti-Christ' Proponents Dr's OZ, Hyman, Amen

Follow up on: Rick Warren, Politics, and One World Religion 8-14-08 "Rick Warren says Christian fundamentalism* will be an enemy of the 21st century." [see post]
Rick Warren Teams up with Swedenborg Cult Follower Dr. Oz
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 13, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- On January 15, Rick Warren will kick-off a 52-week Daniel Plan to become healthier with Dr. Mehmet Oz, a follower of cult leader Emmanuel Swedenborg.
According to Warren's website, his church will host a 52-week course to stress losing weight and becoming healthier. The kick-off event will include Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman. All three have Eastern spiritual connections.
Dr. Mehmert Oz is a follower of Emmanuel Swedenborg according to The New Church website [here - pdf]. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University.
He is inspired by Emmanuel Swedenborg, a cult leader who died in 1772 in Sweden. Swedenborgianism has up to 50,000 members worldwide according to the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry website. They deny the atonement, the trinity, and the deity of the Holy Spirit.
They believe all religions lead to God and that Christianity must go through a rebirth. Also, they do not believe in a personal devil. They believe the Bible is not inspired and that when people die, they become an angel or an evil spirit.
The other two speakers are Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman. Dr. Amen teaches tantric sex, a Hindu mystical approach to sex. He teaches Eastern religion meditation and energy-based Reiki, a New Age practice. Dr. Mark Hyman promotes mystical meditation based on Buddhist principles.
related article at lighthousetrailsresearch

re: '52 week Daniel plan'
To say that "all religions lead to God", to deny the atonement, the trinity, the deity of the Holy Spirit, and the inspiration of the Bible...all of these are neatly summed up in 22nd verse of 1John chapter 2:

"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."

There is no surprise here. True believers [*Christian 'fundamentalists' ala Warren] in the atonement, the trinity, the deity of the Holy Spirit; those who truly believe John 14:6 -"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me"...already know that the world does not believe any of these things....

and already know that the unbelieving apostate 'Christian' church at the end of the 'dispensation of grace' will be found to also be of the same persuasion as those of this world because the Word of God tells us so [Matt. 7:22-23; Rev. 3:15-16]. They will be part of the final global-religious movement. It is expected. The Word of God is true. This must be the end of the 'grace period' then because we are seeing these things fulfilled before our eyes. Believe it or not.

Purpose drivers..."Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city" [Gen. 19:14]. Tarry not.
see also: Rick Warren Recruits Muslims For One World Religion P.E.A.C.E. Plan 7-5-09 "How will the biblically prophesied one world religion of the Antichrist come into being? You are watching it."
"...and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast... If any man have an ear, let him hear"
[Rev. 13:3,4,9]


Anonymous said...

your general concerns are valid but a lot of the facts in this article you picked up are off.

Swedenborg was not a cult leader and did not participate in founding or promoting a religion and certainly not a personal following.

Also he was a convicted believer in the Word of God and thought that it was entirely divine.

As usual, don't believe everything you read on the internet.

Re the previous comment. Neither Swedenborg, nor Mhemet Oz, nor Rick Warren deny Jesus so quoting about the anti-christ is a waste of time.

tom m. said...

re: 'facts are off' and "Swedenborg...Oz...Warren...[do not] deny Jesus"

Are you referring to these facts from the article, reported by the "New Church Website" and the "Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry":

1. Dr. Mehmert Oz is a follower of Emmanuel Swedenborg according to The New Church website.

2. Swedenborgianism has up to 50,000 members worldwide according to the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry website. They deny the atonement, the trinity, and the deity of the Holy Spirit.
Many religions, e.g. Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses have a 'Jesus'. Unfortunately their 'Jesus' is not the one who the Word of God describes as "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us" John 1:14

With one accord, while proclaiming the name 'Jesus' in one fashion or another, they at the same time deny his Person. Any 'Jesus' that is a prophet, or an angel (JW's), or 'teacher', or moral example, or one whose shed blood was not the only propitiation for sin acceptable to the Father, or a 'Jesus' that is anything less than the second Person of the Triune Godhead, as revealed in the inerrant Word of God, is simply "another Jesus". Swedenborgianism, according to the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry, which I believe is accurate, falls into this category.

The Word of God warns against the very thing in 2 Cor. chapter 11 vs. 4:

"For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."

To proclaim the name of 'another Jesus' is in it's very essence the putting forth of a false christ. To do so is to be by definition 'anti', or against, the true Christ. It is anti-Christ.

The scripture referrred to in the post is also very clear on this i.e. Matt. 7:22-23 "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

These are the very words of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ himself. Many, he says, will in "that day" lay claim to having done all sorts of 'good deeds' in his name - the name of Jesus. It is the worldly professing church. To their great dismay though they will at that time hear from his mouth "I never knew you" and discover that all along they had had "another Jesus". They will have been 'had' one could say...by an anti-Christ.

Throwing the name of Jesus around won't cut it.

"And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?"

Anonymous said...

re: "facts are off"
If you would like to know what is meant by my comment, try reading my comment.

ie. Swededenborg was not a cult leader. fact = off.
Swedenborg affirmed the divine authorship and authority of the Bible. fact = off.

I can't make it any simpler than that.

tom m. said...

re: facts off?

For the record here a few quotes from the 'Oz' article at the 'New Church' website (linked in the post - pdf] in reference to Swedenborg:

Yes he claims the bible is divine, as OZ points out:

"On first glance, many of Swedenborg’s teachings seem familiar: the idea of one God, infinite and absolute; the belief in an afterlife; the reliance on the Bible as a source of divine revelation"

But Oz admits that after "the first glance" Swedenborg's teachings take on an entirely different tack from anything resembling orthodoxy. For instance:

"According to Swedenborg, heaven and hell are not merely places but spiritual states. We do not “go there” when we die. We are already there. By choosing a life of good will and devotion, we build heaven in our hearts. This place within us then becomes our eternal home. After death, the veil that separates the spiritual from the material world is lifted, and we continue as our true selves—either angels or evil spirits, depending on whether we have internally made a heaven or a hell for ourselves while living here."

"He argued that we are all born for heaven, and that it is what we love that determines our fate, not what we profess to believe."

"Further, Swedenborg claimed that God never judges us. Through his boundless mercy, God allows us to choose where we will be happiest based on our ruling loves."

"Angels as described by Swedenborg aren’t a separate species but people who are regenerate—literally, reborn humans."

This is just a sample. Each 'position' is completely antithetical to the true 'Divine revelation' of Holy scripture.

Whether or not Swedenborg intended anyone to follow his teachings is not relevant beacause they are doing so regardless. If the teachings are false then those who follow them are by definition involved in a 'cult'. That is very simple.

If you believe them that is your preogative, but do not try to make it 'Christian'. It is not by any stretch of the imagination.

The Son Has Set Me Free said...

The man is a false prophet and so is OZ. Those that are discerning and are in the Word on a regular basis will see that and those that aren't, well they'll be led astray. Jesus warned against yoking with unbelievers and this should show every true believer that RICK "THE SNAKE" WARREN IS A FALSE PROPHET THAT JOINS HIMSELF WITH NEW AGE GURUS LIKE OZ! BEWARE AND FLEE FROM HIS TEACHINGS. For those that don't like what I said. Tough. Take it up with God. I will be bold while speaking the truth just like you will be bold when opposing truth because the truth is not in you.