These articles go on and on and on. When a Christian pastor, leader and teacher endorses a “World P.E.A.C.E. Plan,” yet never speaks on Bible prophecy and disparages the teaching of Bible prophecy, it should send up a red flag. I believe Jesus Christ, and not Rick Warren, will bring in the millennium. When a Protestant pastor has liaisons with the Pope, Elton John, prominent American and international Muslim leaders, global communities such as the Council Of Foreign Relations, the African Summit, and the United Nations, all focused on the New World Order, etc., etc., etc., and endorses plans to “coexist,” yet does not share the Gospel, I need no other information. When an author claims he is bringing on a New Reformation like Martin Luther, I think he is deranged and deluded. When a Protestant preacher refers to the “Prophet Isa” (the Muslim’s apostate view of Jesus Christ) at President Barack Hussein Obama’s first inaugural, I need no further information. When a man is mentored by universalist Robert Schuller, I believe he has left “Christ alone.” When a Protestant pastor endorses Chrislam, I believe that once again he has left “Christ alone.” When a man holds hands with a worldly famous sodomite, and says “If they kissed, it would be the kiss heard around the world,” I smell something very rotten in Denmark. (He fought AIDES with Elton John, yet failed to warn him that he was heading for a Christless etenity). When a man writes books including the theme of salvation, using nearly twenty translations of the Bible, yet fails to expound on sin, the dire need to repent, and fails to mention the reality of hell and the Lord’s soon coming judgment, this is a false Gospel.
Having attended four prophecy conferences in the last decade, I found it fascinating that about twenty speakers at each conference, all who represented different Protestant denominations, and none who worked intimately with, or even knew each other, all found major flaws in the theology of Rick Warren. Warren is not the subject of a witch hunt of sorts. These erudite scholars live totally separate lives from one another, yet all come up with the same conclusions. One can easily observe this, as his critics each cover different concerns in his convoluted theology. Where there is smoke there is fire.
American Christians today are Biblically illiterate. 95% of professing Christians would not know how to properly respond to a Jehovah Witness or a Mormon if they came to their door. (That is why they keep coming to our doors. The cults can perceive when they encounter a theological vacuum and they become emboldened…and that is what our culture has become- a Biblically anemic people). They know not the Word of God. Many of my peers and colleagues support Rick Warren only because he is a Southern Baptist megachurch pastor. In some cases their relative or friend served on his staff at Saddleback. Rick is worldly popular, and vacillates on the so called “gay lifestyle,” depending upon to whom he is speaking. He is brilliant, clever, witty and smart, and he is not a straight Gospel preacher. This is to his advantage in a day of Biblical illiteracy. Rick Warren is a litmus test.
Are you a noble Berean?
Acts 17:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 The Bereans were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Is your Bible a sword or a butter knife?
Hebrews 4:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Blessings, Pastor Steve