Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rick Warren and Chrislam

Rick Warren's soldiers are circling the wagons for PR support against another false teacher, Jack Van Impe, according to The "Christian" Post.

Warren's response? "The stupid Chrislam lie wont die. Here are 2 true articles quoting me." And....????

First he's using his own employees to sustantiate his claim; well they have a bias and vested interest in circling the wagons b/c Warren's their boss. Considering the attempt at a slick response he repeatedly gave to Piper, and based on the plethora of evidence from Warren's own quotes over the years, quoting his own soldiers is hardly convincing. Now, I don't know if he has supported the Christlam religion. It doesn't matter. He's said enough against the Truth as well as by omission that its clear he's a liar AND a deceiver. Case in point, in his own protest to this Chrislam claim, he says:
"As an evangelist, I spend much of my time speaking to non-Christian groups. You cannot win your enemies to Christ; only your friends, so we must build bridges of friendship and love to those who believe differently so Jesus can walk across that bridge into their hearts. "

There are several problems with this:

1) According to the quran Muslims cannot take Christians or Jews as friends; they are to slaughter them.
2) Everyone outside of Christ is your enemy if you are in Christ. They hate Christ Jesus, they will hate you.
3)Friendships don't win anyone to Christ; this would be persuasion by man with a vested interest, not on the truth of Christ Jesus Himself and Scripture by the work of the Holy Spirit. Friendship is not a biblical method of evangelism. What we do see is just proclaimation of Christ. We can of course do that with friends, however that is never taught in Scripture as a method. Acts is a great example of evangelistic preaching in the public square, to anybody and everybody.
4) Telling your enemies their spiritual state and calling them to repent IS love. Loving them to Hell is NOT love. Its hating their soul. Acts 2 is a glaring contrast to what Warren calls in "building bridges". Peter goes straight to the heart of the issue by declaring Jesus Christ is the Messiah and only Savior and that his audience is to blame for His crucifixion. This is opposed to Warren's fake bridge building.
5) Jesus does not walk across any bridge that man builds; simply because there is no bridge. 2Cor. 6 states there IS no common bridge.

2Co 6:15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols?

See how far away the Pharisees were from Christ ---an eternity apart:

Joh 8:39 They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus *said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham.
Joh 8:40 "But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do.
Joh 8:41 "You are doing the deeds of your father." They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God."
Joh 8:42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.
Joh 8:43 "Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.
Joh 8:44 "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Joh 8:45 "But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
Joh 8:46 "Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
Joh 8:47 "He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."

6) Jesus doesn't enter our hearts; the Holy Spirit does: Gal 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" The Spirit is sent into our hearts, not Jesus:
Additionally, Warren prayed in the name of Islam prophet Isa as well as repeatedly being silent over the REAL Gospel. That's hardly proclaiming Jesus Christ!

Also, Rick signed the unity letter to the Muslims, declaring that Christians and Muslims worship the true God. We know that is not true because Islam denies Jesus Christ who is God and they deny the Trinity.

1 comment:

allenlovewell said...

Hello, Denise, I fisrt off want to thank you so much for exposing what is true and what is ALMOST true. I was actually looking up information on Rick Warren and the Chrislam movement, when I stumbled upon your blog. I support what you had to say 100%. I learn a lot of what I hear about these movements and "ministers" from Frances and Friends on the SBN ( Sonlife Broadcasting Network) a Jimmy Swaggert Ministry. I have been very blessed as they tell the blatant truth. God Bless you and I would like to hear more of your research. -Kory. My blogger is www.thelovewell.blogspot.com