Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rick Warren And His Straw Man Argument

Apprising shows the tweet of Rick Warren saying something ridiculous.  Rick Warren said:

"The well-intentioned fad of finding the Cross in every verse is eisegesis. Even Jesus didn’t do that! Never force a theology."

Fad of finding the cross in every verse?  First of all no one does that.  Secondly, he himself forces bad theology via his PDL books, interviews, and speaking; one that is man-centered not Christ-centered. Unaquainted with the Scriptures himself, what he misses (because he doesn't spend time in the Scriptures nor believe them), is that God is on every page of Scripture: whether its His glory or sovereignty. He is incapable of rightly handing the Sword of Truth and has shown yet again how he is not a true believer much less a pastor or teacher. 

Jesus said the Scriptures absolutely speak of Him:

Joh 5:39  "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me

Luk 24:27  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. 

Act 28:23  When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From morning till evening he expounded to them, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. 

Warren only proves that the cross is not a concern for him. Why not proclaim the precious Cross instead of a strawman argument? One that truly is His will do as Paul did:
1Co 2:2  For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified

No, what we get from Warren is dishonesty at best, treason at worst. God is on every page of Scripture, because He is its Author and its focus.

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