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      Proverbs 17:23.

      Thursday, December 6, 2007

      A wicked man takes a bribe out of the bosom to pervert the ways of justice.
      (Pro 17:23)

      Proverbs 17:23 states that a wicked man takes a bribe to pervert the ways of justice. A righteous man does not. Recently, Ingrid at Slice wrote an article in which she spoke of a friend she has in Christian Leadership who was recently offered a bribe of sorts by Rick Warren to stop exposing the lies of the Purpose Driven Movement. When you read verses like Proverbs 17:23, it is no wonder that there is a conscious effort by these types to downplay biblical doctrine. I mean look what it actually says. If someone is robbing a store and the people that witness it are ignorant of the law that says the thief shouldn't, the last thing the thief would do is sit down with them and have a discussion with them about what stealing actually is. In fact, if the people ever did catch on, would he not make every conscious effort to redefine what a thief really is? The same holds true with anyone caught up in unrighteousness. Read the following article from Slice to see specifically what I'm referring to. A friend of mine recently told me that the more things like this come out about Warren, his camp, and others like them who downplay Scriptural truth in their own lives, the more there is reason to rejoice because there is a clear line being drawn in the sand. I agree.

      HT: Slice of Loadicea

      Rick Warren is not a happy camper. Why? Because Rick Warren apparently will not be happy until the entire evangelical world bows low before his Purpose-Driven altar and worships at his feet. Over a year ago, I received word from a friend in Christian leadership that Rick Warren had emailed him. Warren wasn’t happy that my friend was consistently publishing articles that exposed the unbiblical nature of Rick Warren’s revolutionary church movement. I read the email, and I was sickened by the blatant attempt at schmoozing my friend out of exposing the truth. Warren even suggested that he might be interested in using one of my friend’s books at Saddleback. Fortunately, my friend was not the type to be bought off by cheap flattery. He wrote a letter back calling on Rick Warren to repent. He never heard from him again.

      Well, today I learned that another friend in Christian broadcasting has received an email from Rick Warren who isn’t happy about the host’s exposing of the condom-happy AIDS experts appearing at Saddleback’s Global Summit recently. Warren said it was inaccurate for the host to say he (Rick Warren) was promoting condom usage as a solution to the AIDS crisis. Well, Mr. Warren, you’re one clever man. You may not have been waving a pack of condoms around from the podium in Lake Forest, but you made sure to bring your friends there who very much believe condoms are a part of the solution. That would be homosexual Mark Dybul, Global AIDS Ambassador, abortion and homosexual rights champion, Hillary Clinton, UN Undersecretary General, Peter Piot, and CDC AIDS champion, Susan Hillis.

      Warren’s problem is that he believes in the dialectic process where you have two opposing views clash, producing a third alternative, or synthesis. Therefore, Rick thinks it’s a good and productive thing to have homosexuals clutching condoms mix with Christians clutching Bibles and the belief that obedience to God’s plan for sexuality is not optional. Out of this clash, Warren thinks solutions can be found for AIDS. Utter hogwash. What Warren is, in fact, generating is a dangerous disregard for what God has already told us in his Word. In the name of compassion, Warren is bringing to his church those who by God’s definition are fools with darkened minds and hearts, and telling Christians they can learn from these rebels in the battle against AIDS. He has no Scriptural basis for any of this. He does, however, seem to have a political agenda rooted in his apparent need for power and influence. That’s why Rick Warren needs to be exposed for what he is, and his false teachings need to be held up for the true church to see. Those who have ears to hear will hear.

      In conclusion, it is significant that Rick Warren, darling of Rupert Murdoch who owns the multi-billion dollar News Corp and the golden boy of both secular and Christian media worldwide, cannot tolerate the slightest dissent. Those who have the courage to speak out are either sent emails with words like “slander” in them (vague hints of legal sabers rattling?) or they are schmoozed in an attempt to flatter them into submission. Rick, if you don’t want the reputation of offering condom-driven solutions, stop inviting these political left-wingers to your church. Even Salon Magazine has noted Saddleback’s “left-wing” turn. If you want to dance with the devil, don’t blame sincere Christians for reporting on it.

      - Ingrid at Slice of Loadicea

      A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin. (Pro 26:28)

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