Apprising Ministries has been pointing out this growing syncretism of heretical Word Faith mythology into apostatizing evangelicalism for nearly two years. For example, Word Faith pastrix Christine Caine To Preach Weekend Services At Saddleback Church.

Here’s another vivd illustration as we begin by reminding you of Charismatic Quasi-Prosperity Preacher Judah Smith, which contained the following tweet from Seeker Driven General of the Army Rick Warren:


A couple of points in passing. First, obviously Judah Smith has Warren’s “love” and blessing. Secondly, Smith is co-lead pastor of a megachurch called The City Church in Seattle along with his wife pastrix Chelsea. ((http://thecity.org/interns, accessed 10/3/12.))

Yet oddly enough, while answering the question Is It Wrong for Men to Listen to Female Speakers? John Piper appeals to Rick Warren as an authority on the subject:

The Bible is clear that women shouldn’t teach and have authority over men. In context, I think this means that women shouldn’t be the authoritative teachers of the church—they shouldn’t be elders. That is the way Rick Warren is understanding it, and most of us understand it that way. (source)

Well, in spite of his being in contradiction to the above and, more importantly, being in outright rebellion to God’s Word by having his wife as an elder, it appears Rick Warren still “deeply” believes in the ministry of Judah Smith.

Now let me point you to Smith’s tweet a few minutes ago:


The “bishop” to which Judah Smith refers is Brian Houston, senior pastor of the nefarious Word Faith Hillsong Church (HC) in Australia along with his wife pastrix Bobbie. ((http://myhillsong.com/senior-pastors-eldership, accessed 10/3/12.)) It seems pretty obvious that the issue of women elders is actually of little concern to Rick Warren.

After-all, as I told you a few months ago in Joel Osteen Moving One Step Closer To Mainstream Evangelicalism, Warren’s set to share the podium for the Hillsong Church Conference 2013 along with Joel Osteen, whose own wife Victoria is in apostasy as an elder ((http://www.lakewoodchurch.com/pages/new-here/leadership-team.aspx, accessed 10/3/12.)) as well:


Hmm, will you look at that; why, there’s Judah Smith as well. As I see it, merely peas in a corrupt spiritual pod.

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