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.