Tuesday, March 30, 2010

John Piper's Desiring God To Invite Rick Warren to Speak

I’ve said for a while now that Piper is a cancer in his defiant defense of X-rated Driscoll, Paul Cussing Tripp, and heretic Douglas Wilson.

Its been reported that Desiring God will invite Tricky Ricky Warren to speak at their conference this year.

Don't defend this by claiming Warren might learn something. Oh, no. Warren doesn’t go anywhere to learn, but to teach and lure people away from the Truth. False teachers are not to be welcomed into a church nor offered in any way to the sheep. And the sheep are NOT to be the play yard for the wolves to see the light! But hardly anyone cared when Piper offered Tripp or Wilson. After all, they have some truth, right? About as much as a Mormon, Roman Catholic, Buddhist, Muslim or Oneness Pentecostal.

At what point is anyone will to totally reject a man, a ministry, a church, a group? What would it take to do so? Pardon me, I'm assuming there are those who would actually do so, given the evidence. Perhaps no one IS willing to foresake all for Christ Jesus anymore. I can count on ONE HAND those that DO.

Most professing Christians including Reformers, have been duped into beliving "truth is in everything" which allows them to not ever totally reject a man, a ministry, a book, a church. They think that by swallowing the poison they are still getting water that will help the body. These are the same that think the RCC is valid on some level, that Luther taught grace alone (you ought to read his 95 Theses as well as his larger catechism if you believe that), or that C.S. Lewis was a Christian, much less an Evangelical. In short, Christians---even many who hold to the Doctrines of Grace (and I love the doctrines of grace) think in practicle terms, biblical doctrine really is optional. That's why they can read the above authors. Apparently there is another way of justification by faith alone and salvation by faith alone. Apparently the Lord didn't mean it when He said that those who bring a false gospel are condemned. Apparently Paul was wrong when he said that if you add works to grace, grace is no longer grace.

So when Piper offered other false and unqualified men to speak at the DG conference, it was no wonder it was considered merely interestingly entertaining, as this lastest scandal is. To fain shock or surprise is to continue to miss the ONGOING problem with Piper. But I suppose, as long as one calls himself a Christian or claims TULIP, they will not be turned away. Ever.

So how do they think false teachers “secretly sneak in among you”? Or do you think that just can't happen in your circles? Will they announce themselves? No they won’t. They disguise themselves cleverly as a fellow sheep and often as shepherds—until they’ve slaughtered the sheep. That’s why God commands us to be “extreme” when it comes to such things: separate completely from poisonous men. This isn’t a sandbox we’re playing in. We’re engaged in a WAR. A war for Truth.

1John 2:21.. NO LIE IS OF THE TRUTH.

Gal 1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. 10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

2Jo 1:9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, 11 for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

Rom 16:17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

Also, please consider 2Cor. 6:14-18.

I can only pray God will open up the eyes of His children and give them grace to stand loyal to Christ and Christ alone. As you can tell, this has burdened my heart for quite some time. I’d like to suggest an excellent article on the topic of taking heed to what you read (since so many love Piper’s books), by A.W. Pink. I hope it will strike a chord with someone and challenge many to reconsider their compromise.

3 comments:

MRWBBIII said...

PIPED PIPER JOHN INVITES RICK WARREN HERETIC TO DG 2010 !
FIRST THE CLOSE WORK WITH EMERGENT CHURCH MARK DRISCOLL FOLLOWED BY A 8 MONTH LEAVE FROM MINISTRY DUE TO ” UNNAMED PRIDE ..? ” NOW HIS DESIRING GOD CONFERENCE HAS NOTED HERETIC PROSPERITY GOSPEL MONEY HUNGRY MEGACHURCH AUTHOR RICK WARREN AS A SPEAKER. WHAT’S SAD IS SO MANY YOUTH OF TODAY PASTORS OF TOMORROW FOLLOW PIPER’S HEDONIST DOCTRINE OF PREACHING TEACHING & WRITINGS ! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH JOHN, COME BACK TO YOUR FIRST LOVE !!

MRWBBIII
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJmkk1XjrGw

cpcoldmaniv said...
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Denise said...

I would agree with you Surph on the John Piper situation. I'm not understanding it either. He posted a video of that he has personally talked with Rick Warren and found him of like mind on certain things.

I didn't know that John MacArthur invites John Piper to his youth conferences...so I'm interested to find out what comes about this.

I've recently came across your blog and is blessed by learning more of what's going on.

Don't know if you ar on facebook or not, but I would appreciate a friend request. :)

--cpcoldmaniv