Christian documentary, church growth movement, discernment, Elliott Nesch, emergent, Emergent church, false gospel, global religion, new age, new world order (NWO), Peter Drucker, Rick Warren, seeker-sensitive
This documentary film is essential viewing for all Christians. Big statement…watch the film and let me know if you agree!
The film addresses the background, unbiblical teachings and future direction of Rick Warren’s highly influential ‘Purpose Driven’ agenda (and the related ‘seeker-sensitive’ and ‘church growth’ movements), all of which have had a profoundly destructive impact on churches and individuals. Please take the time to watch this film, heed the warnings it contains, and then share the film with as many people as you can. Part II (The Real Roots of the Emergent Church) will be posted next.
Provided free with permission from the author and filmmaker, Elliott Nesch of Holy Bible Prophecy (http://www.holybibleprophecy.org)
Church of Tares
Can the Church borrow the marketing tools of the world and apply them to the Church? What is the history of the Church Growth movement and its false premises? Who is involved in the new evangelicalism and second reformation? Why are these movements embracing contemplative mysticism? How does this movement play into the New World Order? These questions and more are answered in Church of Tares: Purpose Driven, Seeker-Sensitive, Church Growth & New World Order.
Church of Tares chronicles the man-centered pragmatism of these evangelical Christian movements in comparison to the Bible’s instruction for building the Church of Jesus Christ.As a sequel to The Real Roots of the Emergent Church, Church of Tares documents the connections between the liberal Emergent Church movement and the Church Growth movement. Both movements’ leadership were discipled by business management guru Peter Drucker, who was attracted to the megachurch movement as a social phenomenon that could bring about his “new society” and New World Order. Megacurch pastors Rick Warren and Bill Hybels as well as Leadership Network founder Bob Buford all acknowledge Drcuker (who professed not to be a Christian) as their mentor and have built their organizations upon his secular business management philosophies rather than the foundation of Jesus Christ.
The fruit of these movements is great compromise of the Gospel and the Great Commission. Rick Warren claims to be ushering in a new spiritual awakening and second reformation with his P.E.A.C.E. Plan. But this reform appears to be a social reformation rather than a spiritual one by joining together in ministry with unbelievers to fight global giants. Such compromise has led to the affirming response letter to the Common Word document which declares Muhammad to be a prophet and the Bible and Qur’an to be of the “same Divine origin.”
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Written, edited, narrated and directed by Elliott Nesch.
Original interviews with:
Paul Smith, leader in the Calvary Chapel movement founded by his brother Chuck Smith, who also wrote the foreword to Paul Smith’s book New Evangelicalism: The New World Order.
Phil Johnson, executive Director of Grace to You, a Christian tape and radio ministry featuring the preaching ministry of John MacArthur.
Chris Rosebrough, Captain of Pirate Christian Radio and Host of the Fighting for the Faith radio program, holds a degree in Religious Studies and Biblical Languages from Concordia University.
Joe Schimmel, Senior Pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California, head of Good Fight Ministries and producer of such films as The Submerging Church and They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll.
Gary Gilley, Senior Pastor of Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois, and author of several books including This Little Church Went to the Market: The Church in the Age of Entertainment.
Bob DeWaay, former Senior Pastor of Twin City Fellowship in Minneapolis, Minnesota, author of Redefining Christianity: Understanding the Purpose Driven Life Movement, The Emergent Church – Undefining Christianity as well as over 90 articles on important theological issues through Critical Issues Commentary.
Ray Yungen, speaker, research analyst and author of A Time of Departing and For Many Shall Come in My Name.
James Sundquist, founder of Rock Salt Publishing and author of Who’s Driving the Purpose Driven Church?
Eric Ludy, bestselling author of dozens of books on Christian thought and living, the President of Ellerslie Mission Society, teaching pastor at the Church at Ellerslie, the lead instructor in the Ellerslie Leadership Training.
Running time: 119 minutes
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Note: Admittedly, in Matthew 13:24-30, the field represents the world, not the church. The title Church of Tares was not intended to misuse Jesus’ parable, but to be thought-provoking. As Bill Hybels, Rick Warren and Steven Furtick admit, their churches exist for unbelievers. Furtick goes as far as saying that his church, Elevation Church, is “not for you” if you are a Christian (this is documented in the film). So while people are calling these institutions “churches,” I think we would understand them better if we stopped calling them that because of what the founders described them as–for unbelievers (tares). By their own definition, these are “churches” of tares (unbelievers). Of course there are no tares in God’s true church, only wheat, that’s what makes it wheat. Tares or darnel, which the rabbis believed to be corrupt wheat, are indistinguishable from the wheat until the final fruit appears (Mt. 13:25-30) or it is so closely related to the root systems of the wheat that uprooting the tares would also uproot the nearby wheat. Some have abused this verse in contradiction of much of the NT to suggest that Christians should not practice church discipline but to let the tares continue abiding in the church until God sorts it all out. This position cannot be reconciled with the following teachings of Christ and Paul: (Mt. 18:15-17; Rom. 16:17; 2 Th. 3:14). Obviously, a Christian is required to disfellowship from those who live unrepentant lives of lawlessness. This is not in contradiction to the parable because the field does not represent the church but the world (Mt. 13:37). The church is required to keep a standard of purity and holiness. A “church” or institution of tares is not the Church. So “Church of Tares” is a thought-provoking contradiction to provoke us to stop calling these organizations “churches” because they were not intended for the wheat but the tares.