2Co 10:5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
1Jo 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Rom 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. 18 For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
The problem that caught the attention of some from Rick Warren's Twitter account was this:
Imputation is 1sided but fellowship with Christ is 2sided.Koinonia means PARTICIPATION! God want your passion,not passivity
But as usual, Warren doesn't see the problem but some like Daniel Chew and Discern The Times have. Moreover Warren continues to tweet horribly unbiblical ideas (they aren’t cute, pithy, or helpful). Here are more recent tweets:
A"friend"who constantly attacks the errors of others will eventually get to yours."Dont associate with an angry man"Pr22:24
29 Aug via web
Twisting Scripture, he uses it to play the victim game. Attacking the error of a public teacher (who LOVES to tweet his error and arrogance) isn't about anger, its about Truth. However, righteous anger is indeed right as Jesus and James and Paul clearly demonstrates in Scripture. We SHOULD get angry as a clearly false teacher, a wolf in sheep's clothing like Warren. If there's a time to get angry, THIS SHOULD BE IT. What sheep is called to embrace a wicked wolf who's about to shred the sheep? This is where we should "be angry and not sin". If we love God we will love what He loves and hate what He hates. A wolf doesn't get it. He can't.
Psa 119:53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake Your law.
John 7:24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment."
Is. 8 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.
2Co 11:4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.
Twitter is Rick’s Turn To Mock:
@BurkParsons Burk I ask myself: Would I rather be attacked for praising a Christian brother or praised for attacking one?
But what does he do? Praise his critics or attacks them?
On busy days with mtg after mtg, reading goofy remarks from critics on my phone makes me LOL.Then staff insist I read them aloud!
Yes nothing hypocrisy like publicly insulting one of your critics with your staff. That reeks of “praise” doesn’t it? I’d say no. It reeks of hypocrisy. Then again that’s Tricky Warren’s M.O. on Twitter.
Wise leaders absorb the pain, refusing to retaliate against opposition even tho they have the power & means to hurt back.
Yet he publicly scoffed his critics in his hypocrisy –Twitter is his playground to get back at them. So by his own definition, he’s not wise himself, nor does he “absorb the pain”. (One grows tired of the drama he brings, as if he has any pain from his critics. No, he calls them "goofy" and laughs at them.)
Which pleases Jesus? Standing WITH saved brothers I disagree with or standing AGAINST them over matters, methods & styles?
7 September [emphasis, origina]
The questions arise, given Warren’s false teaching, is which Jesus is he referring to? The Roman Catholic one? The Mormon one? The Muslim One? And just who is he referring to by “saved brothers” with whom he stands but might disagree? And disagree about what? Doctrine matters and faith along with it defines whether a person is in the Truth or not . He’s held hands with many who are NOT Christians, nor does he have the Gospel that saves or the Jesus that saves. His continued error earns continued assault on such nonsense that he feels he can share on Twitter. I mean, don’t sit there and tweet hypocrisy and error and then whine when others demolish what you wrote by shedding the light of Scripture on it.
Wherever there is love, there is light & liberty.
What happened to Truth? True agape love is based upon biblical Truth. 1Cor. 13:6 "Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth." He doesn't delight in Truth because he isn't in it. His gospel of social justice merely condemns him according to Gal. 1:7-8. He's a universalist, inter-faith teacher who prays in the name of a Muslim prophet who hates the cross of Christ Jesus. For specifics go here.
True biblical liberty is in light of Bible doctrine (see Romans 1-14). He can’t get doctrine right but wants the liberty and “love” to continue tweeting it without accountability. He clearly denies absolute and total depravity (see his 2008 Beliefnet interview for example), yet wants to jump to Romans 14 about liberty? You can’t get to chapter 14 without FIRST dealing with Total Depravity and the doctrine of Justification in chapters 1-8! Doctrine is not placed into Romans 14 or 1Cor. 8 for that matter. Doctrine isn’t optional as he continually suggests (see his PDL book around p. 33-35 for one example). Romans 1-11 is pure doctrine, and ch. 12-16 is practice. Rom. 14 is about that which is NOT doctrinal, that is, matters of conscience, which is NOT where God places doctrine. Rick does though, to his condemnation.1 John 3:18 "Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in TRUTH."
Everything changes except the nature of God & the nature of man.
Another example of why Warren continues to get demolished (2 Cor. 10:5) when he arrogantly tweets such nonsense.
Gal 6:14 But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Gal 6:15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
2Co 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
By the way, his god does change--his god has plans B,C, etc. His god is NOT thrice holy and absolutely sovereign over the entire creation.
Warren in his 2008 interview with beliefnet:"No body works correctly – we all have problems with our bodies. The weather doesn’t work correctly – tornados and hurricanes and stuff like that. It’s the result of living on a broken planet. That’s why we’re to pray “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven” ‘cause in heaven it’s done perfectly...God’s will is not done most of the time on earth. When people go, “oh, that hurricane must have been God’s will” – baloney! That wasn’t God’s will. God’s will is not done most of the time. If I go out and get drunk and run over a pregnant mother and kill her and her baby, that’s not God’s will, that’s my will." ~Rick Warren
Psa 148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, 8 fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word!
Isa 46:10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'MY counsel SHALL STAND, and I WILL ACCOMPLISH ALL my purpose,' 11 calling a bird of prey from the east, THE MAN OF MY COUNSEL from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.
Ps. 33: 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. 9 For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm. 10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; He thwarts the purposes of the peoples. 11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Personality shapes theology.The more profound the impact, the more vehemently it's denied.
5 Sep via web
Scripture shapes theology, not personality. It is Scripture that conforms us to the image of Christ.
Joh 17:17 "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth."
2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Look at his Twitter Account at the top of his page:
RickWarren I live in the State of Grace
Mentors young leaders. Helps the sick&poor thru global P.E.A.C.E. plan(195 nations).Serves pastors. Leads Saddleback. Wrote some books.Loves everyone.Forgiven http://pastors.com
This passage of Scripture where Jesus is teaching the disciples to not be like the Pharisees is very applicable to Warren:
Mat 6:1 "Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. 2 "So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 "But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. 5 "When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full."
The thing is, the reward such hypocrits get isn't good, its fair. That is to say, the applause of men and damnation of their souls. Social justice doesn’t help the eternal soul. His pathetic plans and destiny ideas are nothing but carnal doctrines of demons slapped over with Christianese. And who’s aided and abetted him? John Piper. Piper is guilty of treason against the King of kings for fellowship and welcoming a false teacher.
2Jn 1:9 Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he 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, and do not give him a greeting;11 for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.
Spurgeon's reply to his critics (and this is just as true for those of us who have sounded the alarm both on Rick Warren and John Piper:"In The Sword and the Trowel for the present month Mr. Spurgeon gives no uncertain sound concerning departures from the faith. His exposure of the dishonesty which, under the cover of orthodoxy, assails the very foundations of faith is opportune in the interests of truth. No doubt, like a faithful prophet in like evil times, he will be called a 'troubler of Israel,' and already we have noticed he has been spoken of as a pessimist; but any such attempts to lessen the weight of his testimony are only certain to make it more effective. When a strong sense of duty prompts public speech it will be no easy task to silence it.
"The preachers of false doctrine dislike nothing more than the premature detection of their doings. Only give them time enough to prepare men's minds for the reception of their 'new views,' and they are confident of success. They have had too much time already, and any who refuse to speak out now must be held to be 'partakers of their evil deeds.' As Mr. Spurgeon says, 'A little plain-speaking would do a world of good just now. These gentlemen desire to be let alone. They want no noise raised. Of course thieves hate watch-dogs, and love darkness. It is time that somebody should spring his rattle, and call attention to the way in which God is being robbed of his glory and man of his hope.'