What’s With Rick Warren?


From the current Lighthouse Trails Newsletter:

You’ve heard me say many times that the greatest thing you can do with your life is tell somebody about Jesus … if you help somebody secure their eternal destiny, that they spend the rest of their life in Heaven not Hell …your life counts, your life matters because nothing matters more than helping get a person and their eternal destiny settled. They will be forever eternally grateful….And I’ve always said that that was the greatest thing you can do with your life. I was wrong. There is one thing you can do greater than share Jesus Christ with somebody, and it is help start a church.” -Sermon from 11/2003 when Rick Warren Announced His Global Peace Plan to Saddleback.

In an interview in August 2006 with Charlie Rose, Warren stated that we don’t have to have the same religion or moral beliefs to work with people on poverty, disease, etc. As an example he said he just met with the President of the gay-activist group ACT UP, and asked him, “Eric [Sawyer], how can I help you get your message out?” Sawyer answered, “Use your moral authority.” Warren then said to Rose, “I’m working with these guys … I’m looking for a coalition of civility, which means let’s get back to the original meaning of tolerance.”

Do you agree with Mr. Warren?

2 thoughts on “What’s With Rick Warren?

  1. Agree with Rick Warren? It will be a cold day in the place he seems destined for. Every time I read something about him, he is worse in my opinion. I have never agreed with him on whatever his current ideas are, ever since I first heard of the Purpose Driven Life heresy. He seems to be taking Paul’s admonition to be all things to all people to the wrong extreme.

    BTW- Why is it whenever I post a comment here I get an error message? Then when I use the back arrow, my message is posted.

  2. To: Peter L: I don’t know Rick Warren personally…and I doubt whether you do either. Perhaps you should re-read the disclaimer on your own blog and apply it to others…or does it only apply to you? I have no personal knowledge of your life vision or ministry, but I have to wonder if you have the guts to put your Christianity on display in the way that Rick does… if you did what would people say about you? About the critical and judgmental spirit you are displaying in this one little post? And why is it that people get so bent out of shape over successful Christians? On that note..I wonder if you know that Rick doesn’t draw a salary from Saddleback? And that he has repaid Saddleback for every cent that he has ever been paid in salary by that congregation since God has blessed him so richly with his book sales. That to me is “rubber meets the road” Christianity. I wonder how many others would do the same? Would you? Forgive me…I’m assuming you’re a Christian from your blog..but I really can’t tell from your post here.

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