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The "Saddleback Model" is missing something

RWHere is how the Saddleback Church Model is taught around the globe, incorporating Rick Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan. Here, Dave Holden uses a white board to capture the symbols to help you learn it too. Got it?

Law, Law,Law, Law,Law,Law, Law,Law, Law, Law, Law, Law, Law, Law, Law, Law.”

“It’s simple. We bring people in, build them up, train them for ministry, send them out. (Repeat.)”

Um, Saddleback, where is the Gospel? Isn’t the Church that Jesus established supposed to be built upon the Rock, the truth of what Jesus did on the Cross for our Sin? Where is that call to repentance? Oh dear, your Purpose Driven model is based on what you are doing to create “change-makers,” and not what He did.

If that sounds harsh, I’m afraid it is. You see, I watched this video shortly after watching the most incredible, powerful, humble man of God explain why sharing the Gospel is the most important, loving thing you can ever do.

Please take five minutes to watch Paul Washer sharing truth:

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2 Responses to “The "Saddleback Model" is missing something”

  1. Mr Davis #

    Are you preaching the law if you are not preaching the consequenses for violating the Law. When you are merely provoking people to do what would be considered good in the worlds eyes you are preaching mans law. Humanism. In short you are God and therfeore you should save others for that is your duty and you need to be a savior to them and then accept their praises of you and take all the credit for it. You will feel better if you do.

    Are you preaching God's Law if you are not proclaiming all have fallen short of God's holy standard, we have all of us missed the mark. Missing the mark is rebellion against God and treachery "Treason against the Most High". If you commit treason against the Government they have the right to execute you under the full penalty of the Law, the sentence is death for the convicted. The One we have committed treason against is the Most High LORD GOD Almighty Maker of Heaven and Earth and all that is in them. He alone is Perfect Just and True. We have a serious problem, treason against the Most High is sin and the wages of sin is death. Any and all sin is treason and treachery and we are all of us convicted and already guilty.

    If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me. For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. Job 9:30-32

    If the Government were unjust they could aquit the guilty and let them go. If the Government were unjust they could show mercy and give the convicted a lesser sentence. But God is not like the unjust Government His justice will prevail.

    Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12:19

    This know is what is so terrifying and amazing. God wanting to redeem mankind out of sin and to demonstrate His mercy would make His Only Begotten Son the Kinsman Redeemer for all of Mankind, every tongue tribe and nation. The Son would need to be a man to do the deed for man committed the offense against God. Moreover, He would be required of God to take the full Wrath of God for all sin and Pay the Full Wage, and taste death for all who would be saved, the very reason He needed to be God. The Son would have to do this willingly. Then the Son would be granted His reward. Psalm 33:12, Psalm 94;14, Hebrews 12:2, Isaiah 53:11-12, Romans 8:17

    Who is His reward? Those who turned and would turn their backs on him, those who were by their very nature His enemies. Us sinners. Ephesians 2:1-3 But not all sinners for not all will be saved some will still have to pay and nothing on that day will save you. Matthew 7:21-23. It doesn't matter what we know of what we do. It is the Lord Himself who must save us. Isaiah 53:11, Psalm 33:12, Ephesians 2:4-5, Ezekiel 36:25-27. It is the Lord who must act on our behalf. John 1:13

    It is a good sign if you are seeing your condition as a condemned person before a Holy Righteous God who alone is Just but is also the justifier of those whom He wills those whom He grants repentance onto salvation 2 Corinthians 7:10

    His own word says He will testify of Himself to those who are His Hebrews 8:10-11, Romans 8:14-17

    If we continue in our rebellion and do not repent we must ask ourselves are we really His and pray that He may work in your heart to repent and to continue in repentance. Micah 6:8

    Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

    You see we must be born again, we must have the Spirit of God in us who works in us Obedience to God and we must continue to Cry out to Him alone who can save us from this body of death we were born into.

    Above All Else Praise God!

    March 7, 2013 at 1:42 AM Reply
  2. Darrel #

    Thanks, Amy, for posting Paul Washer's video. Perhaps there are a few that will be moved upon be the Holy Spirit and be genuinely regenerated.
    Listening to the false gospel of the false prophets of Saddleback (that includes the chief false prophet, Rick Warren) will never result in anyone being born again because they are hearing "another gospel" as per Gal.6:1-9. Just as the message spouted by catholics or mormons or jw's or islam cannot bring anyone to salvation in Christ Jesus, so the false gospel of Rick Warren and his co-hearts cannot point anyone to a saving knowledge in the Lord Jesus. It is impossible. It should be noted that the 'anathema' in Gal. 1:6-9 is speaking to the messenger, not the message.

    March 7, 2013 at 2:16 AM Reply

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