Would you be comfortable signing up for a program with Rick Warren that was influenced by New Age teachings? That is exactly what he has asked thousands of Christians around the country to do. That is more than a little scary to me.
Our churches are very weak in general and every kind of false teaching can enter because the people lack discernment. Real Bible Study has gone out the window over the years and people just don’t know how to discern between true and false teaching. It is a shame and makes me want to cry like Jeremiah the prophet.
Rick Warren asked three well-known doctors to put together a health and wellness plan for 52 weeks for his followers.
The three doctors are: Dr. Amen, who says he is a Christian, (but I’m wondering about that.) He practices and teaches meditation called Kirtan Knya. This is not Biblical meditation where you ponder scripture, but is an Eastern practice which alters one’s state of consciousness. This is totally against Bible teaching.
Now I’m sure most of you have heard of Dr. Oz. He was promoted by Oprah Winfrey on her shows a few years ago and ended up with a show of his own. Perhaps you watch his daily show. He promotes meditation and hypnosis on his show along with other New Age practices. His faith is Muslim. He promotes something called Swedenborgism, and Reiki. Reiki is a meditative state where one channels evil spirits. This is not good!
Dr. Hyman is a Jew. He promotes yoga. Another New Ager.
I don’t know what Rick Warren is thinking! People need to be aware of this false teaching and flee from it.
Below is a wonderful article by Marsha West who explains much more about these doctors and how the New Age influence is contained in Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan.
RICK WARREN INTRODUCES “THE DEVIL PLAN”
By Marsha West
January 28, 2011
Pastor Rick Warren continues to work at “fulfilling people’s needs.” His latest endeavor is “The Daniel Plan,” a 52-week health and fitness program. Pastor Rick has decided it’s high time to lose 90 pounds. But there’s more to his health plan than meets the eye. click here to read more.