Books by Warren B. Smith
Mountain Stream Press
RELEASED FEB 16, 2023
RELEASED FEB 16, 2023
What was once a reasonably discerning evangelical church, has in the last several decades, become a very undiscerning evangullible church. Choosing to be entertained rather than edified and placing a higher value on spiritual experience than on spiritual discernment, we've lost our way.
No longer contending for the faith, we are losing sight of our faith. No longer fighting the good fight, we are losing the fight. No longer warning about spiritual deception, we're becoming spiritually deceived. As a result, the true gospel is being replaced by a “new” Gospel—a New Age/New Gospel.
Contrary to the prevailing opinion in today's church, the New Age movement never went away. Shedding its name like a snake sheds its skin, it has reinvented itself as a New Spirituality, a New Gospel, a New Narrative, a “New Christianity.” However a rose by any other name is still a rose, and the New Age by any other name is still the New Age.
Subtly, and often not so subtly, the New Age movement has successfully injected its core teachings, principles, and overlapping terms into an unsuspecting church. Ironically, church leaders who should have been warning about this spiritual deception are often the very ones bringing it in. As a result, the church has become filled with false Christs and false teachings.
This New Christianity/New Gospel must be exposed for what it is. If that doesn't happen, an all-too-gullible church will be walking into a cunningly devised spiritual trap—one that has been in the making for many years. And one that could come—most amazingly—in the guise of a world revival.
The Titanic and Today's Church
A Tale of Two Shipwrecks
At 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic—the biggest, grandest ship of its time—collided with an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. Less than three hours later the seemingly unsinkable ship did the unthinkable—it sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.
It has been well-documented how pride, false confidence, complacency, disregarded warnings, and general unpreparedness all played a part in the Titanic shipwreck. Those in charge had underestimated the physical danger in their midst. Sadly, today’s professing church shares many of these same characteristics as it similarly underestimates the spiritual danger in its midst.
The Titanic and Today’s Church is the story of two shipwrecks. One took place over a century ago; the other is in progress and is happening today. The similarities are astounding as they compel us to become more aware of our Spiritual Adversary’s schemes and devices (2 Corinthians 2:11), effectively “stand against” them (Ephesians 6:11), and “come out from among them” (2 Corinthians 6:17).
Pressing On Through It All
Scriptural Encouragement For These Last Days
As former members of the New Age movement, Warren B. Smith and his wife Joy have spent over 35 years warning about the deceptive teachings of the New Age/New Spirituality that have progressively crept into the church. For the last ten years, to offset the spiritual heaviness that often accompanies this kind of ministry, Warren has studied, compiled, and arranged certain scriptures around specific themes that provided he and his wife with encouragement and spiritual uplift. Almost as an afterthought, these personal studies became small booklets that were made available to share with others. Warren used the theme "through it all" and hoped the booklets would bring to people the same scriptural encouragement he and Joy have received from them.
Watering the Greyhound Garden
Stories from the Streets of San Francisco
In Watering the Greyhound Garden, Warren B. Smith recounts his job as a Travelers Aid social worker at the San Francisco Greyhound Bus Terminal. In fifty-one heartfelt stories, Smith describes some of the many people he encountered at the depot and on the streets of San Francisco. Meet Banjo Bobby Brown, Waldo Weinstein, the Pacific Heights Teenager, the "Drunken" policeman, the Strong Man, the Minnesota Gambler, the Oklahoma Kid, the Tennessee Thompsons, and many more. The Greyhound Bus Terminal was like a modern-day Jericho Road, where broken-down travelers were in urgent need of help. From California dreamers and state hospital runaways to an abused housewife, a stranded grandmother, a suicidal transvestite, and a seventy-three-year-old man still riding the rails--the author met them all when they needed help from Travelers Aid. With compassion and careful attention to detail, the author describes the challenges and joys of working for Travelers Aid and in "watering" what he calls "the Greyhound garden."
"Another Jesus" Calling
How Sarah Young's False Christ is Deceiving the Church
Expanded 2nd Edition
Inspired by the New Age book God Calling, Sarah Young claims to be receiving messages from Jesus Christ which she compiled into what is now her best-selling book, Jesus Calling. Author Warren B. Smith carefully documents his concerns about her book, her "Jesus," and the New Age implications contained in many of Young's devotional messages. He also warns about the danger of contemplative prayer and in elevating spiritual experiences over the Word of God. "Another Jesus" Calling is his call for much needed discernment in these very deceptive times.
False Christ Coming
Does Anybody Care?
AMAZON OR LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS
AMAZON OR LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS
Many church leaders believe that Antichrist is alive and well and in the world today. But what is being left out of the discussion is how this coming false christ has already mainstreamed his New Age Gospel via a New Spirituality into the world and into the church.
Just as Hitler telegraphed his plans in Mein Kampf, so Antichrist has telegraphed his plans through his designated false teachers. Former New Age follower Warren B. Smith describes the deceptive teachings that undergird Antichrist's deceptive Peace Plan. This book is a wake-up call to a church that remains strangely silent and in deep denial about the very deception that Jesus warned would come in His name (Matthew 24:3-5).
A "Wonderful" Deception
The Further New Age Implications of
the Emerging Purpose Driven Movement
Five years after writing Deceived on Purpose: the New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church, former New Age follower Warren Smith continues to reveal how Christian leaders wittingly or unwittingly are leading the church into a spiritual trap. A "Wonderful" Deception examines church metaphors, concepts, and beliefs that are essentially the same as those being used in today's New Age teachings. And while biblical prophecy is being minimized and explained away, the "new science" is being used to prepare the world--and the church--to accept a New Spirituality and a false New Age Christ. This book explains how all the puzzle pieces are in place for the strong delusion described in 2 Thessalonians. A "Wonderful" Deception pierces right into the heart of this deception while preparing believers in Jesus Christ to effectively stand against it.
Deceived on Purpose
The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church
From the Author's Introduction:
What I thought would be a pretty quick read turned out to be a lengthy process that included the writing of this book. Barely into my reading of The Purpose-Driven Life, I had immediate questions and concerns. And then, as I read along, one issue would seem to lead to another. It didn't take long to see that Rick Warren wasn't the only one who had definite purposes for the purpose driven church. It became very clear that our Spiritual Adversary had his purposes, too. Because of my New Age background I have written this book, Deceived on Purpose, to specifically address some of the New Age implications of these purposes.
The Light That Was Dark
From the New Age to Amazing Grace
The Light That Was Dark is a sober warning to the world and to the Church. Author Warren Smith learned some hard lessons as a spiritual seeker. Concerned that today’s Church is being seduced by the same false teachings and same false Christ that drew him into the New Age, Smith shares his story...
"Led him down a yellow-brick road by pied-piper spirits, I had, with the best intentions, landed in a metaphysical New Age where the Christ proclaimed was not the real Christ at all. A well-orchestrated and exquisitely timed series of supernatural synchronistic experiences had convinced me that my involvement in alternative spirituality was meant to be.'
"Following signs and wonders of deceptive spirits, I had jumped through my spiritual hoops with almost flawless precision....As Joy and I both had unknowingly plugged into the spirit world, we never realized that most of the voices that we were listening to were part of the deception the real Jesus had warned about."
—Warren B. Smith, from The Light That Was Dark
FIVE STAR REVIEWS
"This book is the most fascinating and moving account of a life saved out of the spiritual darkness and tangible evil of the New Age. Warren B. Smith shares with the reader his journey from his initial exposure with a medium, to God breaking through to him and revealing... This is a MUST READ! "
—M. Fischer, Amazon Review