Book Review: “Deceived On Purpose” by Warren Smith


The Earnest Layman

Warren Smith’s Deceived On Purpose was a book I purchased from Good Fight Ministries alongside the important rockumentary They Sold Their Souls For Rock And Roll. This book analyzes the new-age implications of the purpose-driven church. Because I spent a little over a decade in a church that was basically in that purpose-driven movement, I wanted to give this book a read. In this review, I note some of the many highlights found in this book.

It is important to know that Warren Smith and his wife came out of the New Age movement in 1984 (p. 7). In his book, Smith “offers a ‘balance’ to the largely predominant one-sided acclaim” that false teacher Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life has mainly received up until and perhaps beyond 2004 (the year Smith’s book was released; p. 9). Smith also makes an important point that because “Rick Warren’s book is…

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I am a Born Again believer brought out of the practice of Catholicism beginning with the conviction of God's Holy Spirit on "Marian" worship. When no one in the parish -including the priest-could point out specifically what scripture in God's Written Word says we are to worship and use Mary (co-redeemer) as a way to Jesus to get to God ("a son always listens to his mother"-theology) I sought God through tears with my heart and soul desperate for HIS answer. This is the scripture I was brought to: John 14:6 "6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." It was not easy to leave the practice of Catholicism as most of my family and many friends practice it, but as one of my favorite quotes says: "Faith makes things possible...not easy." This was the beginning of being taught what loving The Lord our God over everyone and everything no matter the worldly cost truly meant. I want to use this blog to share God's Truth through Jesus The Christ alone WITH LOVE with TRUTH. He is the only LIGHT to a dark, decaying world. Jesus says "...IT IS FINISHED..." in John 19:30 He has finished what we needed for salvation as a bridge to God The Father. DONE. OVER. TRUST IN HIM. (*I will not argue or debate anyone. GOD'S WORD IS INFALLIBLE). May those that seek God's truth with all their hearts have faith in Him knowing that He will answer a sincere heart.

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