I do not dislike Rick Warren. He is a big celebrity, a nice guy, and almost everyone in this country seems to like him. But there lies the problem… You cannot be a pastor who proclaims the Gospel, and at the same time make sinners feel good, because the Word of God is a two-edged sword that must convict the sinner and lead him to repentance.
Continuing his wildly successful book tour, Warren again presented false teaching on the issue of homosexuality while being interviewed by left-wing host Piers Morgan.
Morgan: “Do you personally believe that gay people are born gay? Or, do they become gay? Are they made gay?”
Warren: “You know what — I think the jury’s still out on that. It wouldn’t bother me if there was a ‘gay gene’ found,”
“Here’s what we know about life: I have all kinds of natural feelings in my life and it doesn’t necessarily mean that I should act on every feeling. Sometimes I get angry and I feel like punching a guy in the nose. It doesn’t mean I act on it. Sometimes I feel attracted to women who are not my wife. I don’t act on it,”
“Just because I have a feeling doesn’t make it right. Not everything natural is good for me.”
Going against biblical truth, Warren strongly implies that homosexuality is natural, which ultimately means it is furnished by the Creator. This is the agenda that the gay community has been pushing for years in suppressing the truth found in the Word of God, and Rick Warren seems to be fanning their flame.
Let’s get back to the Bible to see what Paul really teaches about the natural vs unnatural aspect of homosexual relations in Romans 1:
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
The problem here is that Rick Warren knows this passage in the Bible. He also knows that if he reads this passage on Piers Morgan’s show, his book will no longer $ell in that audience.
It is so difficult to serve both God and Mammon.
Reblogged this on Marius Cruceru and commented:
Ups, şi de ce ne mirăm? Staţi că iese şi roada Harvestului, sursa francizelor de tip Metanoia din Romania. Mai devreme sau mai tîrziu lupii îmbrăcaţi în piele de oaie îşi arată ghearele şi colţii.
Thank you for reblogging.
Warren has been carrying himself like this for a while now. He preaches one way in church, and a completely different way to a national audience on Oprah, Piers Morgan, etc…
Apostatic teaching… Disappointed, but not surprised…
I dont think Warren is interested in money… He donates most of his proceeds to his church… I think he keeps 10% and donates 90%
Fame is his Achilles heel …still can’t believe Piper called him ” ortodox” and had him speak at one of Desiring God conferences …
Why do you think Piper, a completely reformed theologian and Calvinist, went so far as to have his Desiring God conference at Saddleback?
And then Piper interviewed Warren and was trying to paint him in a really positive light- theologically speaking?
I have no idea… I would think for the same reasons he was promoting Lacrae… trying to reach a different crowd????
The reformed crowd really had a cow when Piper endorse Warren …
At least he didn’t endorse Joel Osteen … I bet the calvinistas would have burned Piper books in the main square in Geneva..
I guess no one is perfect….
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Again, sorry for the late comments but I am working my way through your back catalogue as promised. The inimitable Rick Warren, purveyor of false Jesus’s, false Gospel’s and even false unity. Luck we have him to save the world with his P.E.A.C.E. plan. Too bad he didn’t start in the Middle East.
I forget, are you a Lighthouse Trails reader? They have written great stuff on the PDL mogul. Thanks for speaking out.
PS. The “not everything that is natural is good” argument is lame and a deliberate misinterpretation of the meaning of ‘natural’ as it applies to sexuality. Bella Donna is natural…so is arsenic. Clearly, not good for your breakfast cereal. ‘Natural’ as in the way God ordained it is a different use of the term. Warren is deliberately obfuscating. A pastime of his.
This argument is also a particular pet peeve when used to defend the consumption of “recreational ingestibles” as opposed to real food like…carrots. People have often taken my love of real food as a personal attack on their own choices (which it isn’t), and like to point out that “just because it is natural doesn’t mean it is good for you”. Touche. But surely unnatural is worse. Which I gather is Paul’s point in Romans.
On the other hand, when people tell me food colorings are ‘natural’ I break my own rules and trot this same catch-cry. To me crushing up the backs of beetles so we can have ‘natural’ blue colored sweets for our kids is NOT natural or good for us. And by ‘natural’ I mean the ‘not as God has ordained beetles to be used’ kind of natural. Again, kind of like Paul’s point, only different. 🙂
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