On the eve of the Elephant Room 2 back on January 24th, in More On Mainstream Evangelical T.D. Jakes I pointed out that Apprising Ministries has been covering how even the heretical Word Faith movement continues heading toward acceptance within the mainstream of evangelicalism.
The fact is that when James MacDonald and Mark Driscoll attempted to open the door for Word Faith mogul T.D. Jakes into mainstream evangelicalism via their Elephant Room 2 a whole lot more evil than they even realize is also going to come slithering into the heart of the visible church along with him.
Jakes isn’t a godly man to be admired, he is a rebel against the Word of God who regularly teaches, and consorts, with a whole host of fellow WF heretics, e.g. Elephant Room 2′s T.D. Jakes Praising Paul And Jan Crouch On TBN 7-10-12. Note, this is well after supposed repentance by Jakes from WF as implied by MacDonald.
Interestingly enough one of the guests along with Jakes in ER 2 was Jack Graham, whom I told you about in Wishful Thinking About Women Pastors From Dr. Jack Graham? Briefly, Graham is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX; the lead vision-caster for PowerPoint Ministries and:
Dr. Graham has served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest American Protestant denomination, with 16 million members and as president of the SBC Pastor’s Conference. (source)
Against this backdrop I point you to the Pastors.com of Rick Warren and a 2005 piece by Ken Camp called ‘Second Reformation’ will unify church, Warren tells Dallas GDOP, which has since disappeared from Warren’s website. This is an all too common occurrence with Rick Warren, so I saved the page on file here at AM.
Camp would write:
If Christians mobilize to confront the five “global giants” of spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, poverty, disease, and lack of education, it could spark a second Reformation, author Rick Warren told a multi-racial gathering of 12,000 Baptists, charismatics, nondenominational evangelicals, and others at Dallas’ Reunion Arena for a Global Day of Prayer rally May 15.
“The first Reformation was about belief; this one’s going to be about behavior,” said Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California and author of the best-selling The Purpose-Driven Life. “The first one was about creeds; this one’s going to be about our deeds. The first one divided the church; this time it will unify the church.”
Warren led the assembly in “praying against the global giants” that lead to fear, loss of direction, and lack of purpose, noting spiritual emptiness is the greatest giant. (source)
Let’s leave aside that the “greatest giant” is not “spiritual emptiness,” but rather, that unbelievers are dead in their sins. Here I want to focus your attention upon these “Baptists, charismatics, [and] nondenominational evangelicals” at this event where Warren was selling his mythology of a second reformation and its social gospel.
Camp informs us that:
Organizers of the Global Day of Prayer, launched four years ago in Africa, expected the Pentecost Sunday event to involve up to 200 million Christians in 152 countries. This year’s event began with a worship service near the international dateline in Fiji and culminated with the Dallas event, telecast to 170 cities throughout North America, said Bob Bakke, director of the National Prayer Advance.
Ten days of individual and small-group prayer preceded the rallies, and 90 days of service through Habitat for Humanity, prison ministries, and other community outreach initiatives follow the Global Day of Prayer.
Jack Graham, pastor of the predominantly Anglo Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and T.D. Jakes, pastor of the mostly African-American Potter’s House in southwest Dallas, served as co-chairs for the North American event. (source)
You can see above, that in violation of 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, the SBC’s Dr. Jack Graham yoked himself with reputed modalist (denies the Holy Trinity) and heretical Word Faith prosperity preacher T.D. Jakes. It appears obvious that Jakes was already considered to be a charismatic non-denominational evangelical by Graham.
Since his Pastors.com reported this, Rick Warren also apparently considered T.D. Jakes an orthodox evangelical as well. Now as we look back at what we just learned about this 2005 event, ER 2 begins to look even more like a predetermined setup designed—at least in part—to further advance Jakes within the evangelical community.