Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Gospel Message The World Loves

“The version of Christianity that Rick Warren presents to world leaders redefines the message of the first century apostles. The key difference is that the biblical version did not appeal to the world; it appealed only to those who were converted. Warren's version is popular with the world.”  - Bob DeWaay, Redefining Christianity
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.  If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”  (John 15:18)
“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.” (Luke 6:26)
“You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore, whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4)

 Additional Resources 

Mysticism: A Counterfeit Holy Spirit

Roman Catholic Monastic Mysticism at Saddleback

Dr. John Piper and Unanswered Questions

Enough! Scripture Twisting is Not 'Doctrinal and Sound'

Critical Issues Commentary: A Biblical Look at Rick Warren's Teaching

Rick Warren Unveils the R.I.C.K. Plan on Humility

Rick Warren at Desiring God 2010

Rick Warren at DG 2010: Not An April Fool's Joke?

Rick Warren: Driven by Destiny?