Will Rick play softball with Barry and John tonight?
By Donald Hank
An article that appeared in One News Now today entitled “Skepticism mounts over Warren’s presidential forum,” says that Christians are doubtful that Rick Warren will ask either of the candidates about their views on abortion in the 2-hour interview scheduled at the Saddleback church tonight (8:00 p.m. EST on Fox News). There has been a lot of pressure on Warren from various groups to ask this question, so he might actually grow a spine and do it.
But isn’t it sad that a man who has been called “America’s Pastor” would need to be prodded into raising the issue that is probably of greatest importance to Christians today?
If Warren does ignore this issue tonight, then he is covering for Obama, because while John McCain has been, for the most part, pro-life in his Senate career, Obama has garnered a 100% rating from NARAL for his pro-abortion votes. Barry has never seen a child killing he didn’t like.
What is Rick Warren, a pastor of the Southern Baptist denomination – once reputed to be one of the most conservative in America – up to?
For one thing, Rick has a long history of allowing “experts,” like Peter Drucker and Bob Buford, for example, to show him how to do God’s work.
What’s wrong with that?
Here is what the Bible says about how to prepare for preaching to reach souls for Christ:
In his letter to the Galations (1:15-16), he says:
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately, I conferred not with flesh and blood:
Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were disciples before me.
In other words, Paul got his preaching skills from God Almighty in person. By contrast, Rick clearly confers with flesh and blood.
Which is why he is often accused by Christian observers of straying from the Word of God.
And it is why his PEACE plan and other agendas for solving the world’s problems are vanity. Worse, there is absolutely no biblical basis for churches partnering with government and business, as Rick recommends. This system is a throwback to the ruling church in Europe, where Protestants were supreme in one region and Catholics in another and anyone who did not conform, like my Anabaptist ancestors, were persecuted, imprisoned, forced to recant or banished.
The effete feminist myth that males are inherently bad while females are their perennial victims has repeatedly been debunked, most recently by Phyllis Schlafly, the woman who single-handedly stopped the ERA.
Yet Kay Warren and husband Rick, the “most powerful pastor in America” (according to a recent Time article) apparently want to “partner with governments” based on the threadbare feminist notion that domestic violence is typically violence against women.
Flying in the face of this claptrap, a recent article from the UK highlights a startling rise in violence among females there in the last 3 years. This violence can be laid at the feet of radical feminism (of the kind inadvertently supported by Kay) and its encroachment in the courts, which makes females all but exempt from prosecution in England, tempting some to go further and further to test their limits of immunity. Here in the US we have, of course, the famous case of Mary Winkler, who was able to shoot her husband in cold blood and get a slap on the wrist by the court, then on to victory in a custody case. She now has custody of the couple’s girls, who have registered no interest in being returned to her.
Virtually all studies on domestic violence (like the best-known and most extensive ones by Murray Strauss at the University of NH) show that males and females initiate DV at equal rates. Further, the highest DV rate by far is among lesbian women!
Yet Rick’s purpose-driven juggernaut continues to march inexorably forward with its leftist-liberal program, crushing truth as it goes.
Another example is the way Rick Warren gets rid of resistors, as reported, for example, by Dwayna Litz.
Getting rid of heretics would be biblically correct. But to Rick, anyone who opposes his man-made plan to grow the church is a heretic. In fact, some are beginning to see Rick as the heretic.
I have no advice for Rick. I have been told by a greater Authority not to cast my pearls before swine.
I have heard pastors say that one must pray for leaders who have gone astray rather than admonishing them or pointing out their errors.
Again, Paul has the answer to that:
If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
If Obama becomes our next president, America can thank Rick for playing softball with the candidates tonight.
Further reading on Rick Warren at Laigle’s Forum:
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