The Christian Post is carrying an interesting story about Saddleback’s Pastor Rick Warren warning leaders they need to learn how to handle “Haters and Critics.” He made those comments at the Hillsong Conference in Australia, perhaps as a pre-emptive strike at those who would question him appearing at a Word of Faith (name it and claim it) conference with these leaders of that movement:
Pastor Warren is teaming up with Joel Osteen and “Bishop” T.D. Jakes for the Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia,London, New York and Los Angeles. Who is Hillsong? The premiere Word of Faith church in Sydney. Word of Faith, or Word-Faith, is the name-it-and-claim-it prosperity gospel, which is no Gospel at all.
As I said when we first shared this story, the 2013/2014 conference circuit makes for some strange bedfellows. We’re trying not to get worked up about “guilt by association,” but at some point you just have to wonder how teachers of different “gospels” can find unity?
The Hillsong Conference website says the event is about “being refreshed and inspired and finding great strength and unity amongst the diversity of the local church worldwide.”
The diversity is certainly represented in the speaker docket, uniting and melding Word of Faith (T.D. Jakes, the Osteens, Hillsong Church), Purpose Driven/Drucker-designed big business (Rick Warren), Craig Groeschel and Judah Smith.
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