Rick Warren Teams Up with Swedenborg Cult Follower Dr. Oz

2 Corinthians 11:13 for such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

On January 15, Rick Warren will kick-off a 52-week Daniel Plan to become healthier with Dr. Mehmet Oz, a follower of cult leader Emmanuel Swedenborg.

According to Warren’s website, his church will host a 52-week course to stress losing weight and becoming healthier.

The kick-off event will include Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman. All three have Eastern spiritual connections.

Dr. Mehmert Oz is a follower of Emmanuel Swedenborg according to The New Church website. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University.

He is inspired by Emmanuel Swedenborg, a cult leader who died in 1772 in Sweden. Swedenborgianism has up to 50,000 members worldwide according to the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry website. They deny the atonement, the trinity, and the deity of the Holy Spirit.

They believe all religions lead to God and that Christianity must go through a rebirth. Also, they do not believe in a personal devil. They believe the Bible is not inspired and that when people die, they become an angel or an evil spirit.

Source: Cross Talk

My Comment:

I am not surprised Rich Warren has kicked off a 52 week “Daniel” Plan. It’s not shocking he’s teamed up with Dr. Oz, and that this plan will allow someone to become “healthier.”

If Rick Warren and Dr. Oz truly followed the Word of God he would use this time to speak about Christ, and his coming, and how to repent and accept our Savior. But the Bible calls this man a liar, and a false teacher.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no suprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

Dr. Oz is a cult follower of Emmanuel Swedenborg who denies the atonement, the trinity, and the deity of the Holy Spirit. To deny anyone of these is to deny Our Savior Jesus Christ.

Matthew 10:33

But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

I truly believe the end of age is near, and men like these will get worse. The only way to spot a false teacher is to pick up the Word of God.

1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Written by: Gloria

16 thoughts on “Rick Warren Teams Up with Swedenborg Cult Follower Dr. Oz

    1. Dear Sequlah


      I was a great fan of Rick Warren, and have purchased and distributed free books of his title “Purpose driven life”.

      What I did not know, was that the mission of the Saddleback Church is to bring the “Church” back under the papacy. Warren is the head pastor of a Church which is a member of the World Council of Churches, all on their way back to Rome.

      Warren has also lately started to talk about the Muslims as “worshipers of God”, just like the Vatican and the WCC.

      Please read this article, and let me know what you think.


  1. Hi Ivar,

    Thank you for the link to your other article. Yuck, yuck, yuck. I remember having a short-lived excitement when he first come onto the national scene, but was disappointed rather quickly. Like so many “pastors” today, he is full of words with no truth. However, my opinion that I have expressed here was most assuredly solidified when I became aware of his company with the WCC. Any pastor involved in this Council is on the ‘broad way” our scriptures teaches us about.
    The article……. here is a man who calls himself a “Christian” pastor and yet is afraid to speak the Good News and the Truth of the Work of our Messiah among the Nations. There will come a time when men will not be able to ride the fence on their words. He is getting by with it for now. I just pray my brothers and sisters cease to allow him to teach them. The bread is full of leaven.

    I hope I have not said too much!
    Shalom to you and family,

    1. Segulah,

      I know people who think “Benny Hinn” is marvelous, but when I tell him he’s a false teacher, they rather not believe it.

      That’s why we must always look to the bible for the truth.

      God Bless,


  2. I actually threw my copy of the purpose driven life away two weeks ago. I cant help but wonder did Rick Warren write the book or was it written for him? The book is eerily similar to President Obamas National Service Plan or socialism 101. I also cant help but wonder why Rick was choosen to narrate the debate between Obama and McCain? I have no idea what the rolaties are on 25 million books sold but it has to be a lot. I wonder how much of that money went to missions or charities besides his enormous church building? I also wonder if a reporter was able to interview Rick and ask him opened ended questions if he would endorse or deny the WCC? I also wonder if he would deny the “Muslims Worship God” comment. What about his cooperation with the Vatican? It must be the power, money and fame that has made think that he is more than a weak and wounded sinner like we all are?

    1. Dear Richard.


      We have no right to throw stones at Rick Warren. Neither do we do that. We ask critical questions. I write articles every day, and keep the ministry I serve in open for public scrutiny.

  3. Ivar you got to be kidding be! I love you as a brother is Chirst but you and your staff write judgement opinions everyday. You have a rock launcher for cyring out loud! If asking the question would Rick Warren deny setting up the WCC or asking the question does he think that our muslims brothers worship the same God as christians makes me a rock thrower than I’m a rock thrower. I wont promote a book from somone who endorses what Rick Warren endorses. He deserves to be in the spot light. He deserves to be called out on the carpet. Imagine how many new believers will fall into the lies of the WCC that Rick leads through his own church?

    Ephesians 4:25
    Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

    Matthew 24:24 ESV
    For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

    I would put Rick Warren in the false prophet category. I would warn new believers who go to his church or read his books what he does and who he invites to his church.

    Rick had a golden opportunity to tell the Muslim community about John 14:6 when he spoke to the 46th annual Islamic Society of North America in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 4, 2009.
    But he didnt! Why! Why even accept such an invitation?

    Ivar check out a book that is very similar in message to “The Purpose Driven Life” from a very Godly man called “What Does God Expect of Us? The Hole in Our Gospel” by Richard Stearns President of World Vision.

    Sometimes I have to admit you throw my for loop Ivar. Again I guess we can agree to disagree.

    1. Dear Richard.


      2 Corinthians 8:10
      And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so.

      (end of scripture)

      When I drive my car, I can display bad judgment. Paul also had to judge different situations, correct, rebuke and discipline people. If we are not allowed to do that, the Church will accept false teachers, and erupt into apostasy or chaos.

      When Jesus said, do not judge, He did not mean do not warn or correct. The final, and only the final judgment is not with men, but with God.

      1. Lord knows I display bad judgement all of the time. Paul said in Romans 7:15, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate I do.” I cant wait to leave this world. I long to walk in the Lords will alone. My life seems to mimic Pauls Romans 7:15 statement.

        Ivar I have many fears but my greatest fear is the BEMA SEAT OF JUDGEMENT. My life has not been the strait and narrow but of a sinner however saved. I do know many will be deceived in the last days and I want to be vessel to warn others when I can. I do pray for discernment though.

        I apologize if my statement hurt your feelings.

      2. Dear Richard.


        You wrote:

        I apologize if my statement hurt your feelings.

        My reply:

        Do never write that kind of messages. Can you see John the Baptist telling people. ” I am sorry if any one of you starts to cry, but you are brood of vipers”. Shaking up sleepers is all about hurting peoples “feelings”. It is better I make them pull all their hairs off, and enter the Kingdom of Heaven bald.

        We are saved sinners. But not allowed to go on sinning, and take grace for granted. We do make mistakes, but not at all on purpose.

      3. Richard,

        Your comment: My life has not been the strait and narrow but of a sinner however saved

        My Comment: We Christians in Christ are sinners, saved by the blood of Jesus Christ.

        May God continue to bless you, Richard.


      4. Dear Richard.


        I understand what you are saying, and I am not some kind of bully who rob candy from children.

        But telling people the truth, will always hurt sentiments. Like people who feel its “so nice and lovely” to splat blood of chicken on their beautiful children. They need to be told they are satanic witches who indulge in witchcraft.

        Many Christians would keep quiet, and just walk away from such places.

        When Peter told people the truth, it cut them in their heart.

  4. How sad so horribly sad….but this man sent fear through me the first time I heard of him….Truly The Holy Spirit watches over us…

    1. Hey Andrea,

      Do not fear men like Rick Warren. Do not even fear the devil. For we have Jesus Christ Our Savior on our side.

      Isaiah 41:10
      So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

      God Bless.

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