Former New Age follower and Lighthouse Trails author Warren B. Smith has a new YouTube channel created by Chris Lawson of Spiritual Research Network. Lawson will be adding numerous talks over the next several weeks that Smith has given over the past twenty-five years. Two particular videos on the channel took place in 2008 when the late founder and pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Chuck Smith, invited Warren Smith to speak at his Wednesday night church service to warn about the New Age and the Purpose Driven movement. After that service, Chuck Smith asked Warren to speak at the 2008 Senior Pastor’s Conference in Southern California where he warned Calvary Chapel pastors about the New Age coming into the church and about Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven movement. While Warren Smith is of no denominational affiliation, he was attending a Calvary Chapel church in central California at the time Chuck Smith gave these invitations.
What many people may not know is that from 2006 to 2008, Chuck Smith was showing great support for the work at Lighthouse Trails in its efforts to warn about the emerging church and Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven movement. He told an editor at Lighthouse Trails that he found great value in the warnings of Roger Oakland, Ray Yungen, and Warren Smith. Chuck Smith had also issued a Pastor’s Position Paper in May of 2006 denouncing the emerging church as you can read about in a report we issued then. Shortly after releasing the Position Paper, Chuck Smith publicly rejected the Purpose Driven movement saying it was in direct conflict with the Calvary Chapel movement as you can read about here. Chuck Smith’s warnings about these deceptions started to wane in 2009 when he began having serious health issues. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 86, and many people new to discernment may not be aware that he stood against these deceptions and said he did not want them to enter the Calvary Chapel movement.
To watch the talks that Warren Smith gave at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and the Senior Pastor’s Conference from 2008, click here.
**We hope you will consider subscribing to Warren Smith’s YouTube channel, and if you know people who are involved in the New Age movement or other deceptive beliefs, please refer them to Warren’s talks as they can really help answer important questions. To subscribe to the channel, just click the subscribe button on his channel.