This story from the Christian Post
is just mind boggling. It says:
“Megachurch pastor Rick Warren attended a large Reform Jewish gathering last week to share tips on how to build a community….The “Purpose-Driven” pastor spoke to thousands of Jewish leaders Thursday night at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial convention in San Diego.With the holiday season in mind, Warren urged clergy to take advantage of crowded events to publicize other programs so people can get involved in the community through smaller groups.“There are some principles that apply regardless of our faith, if it’s Jewish or Christian,” he said at the convention….After Warren spoke a few minutes at the podium, he sat alongside two popular Southern California rabbis for a casual talk about strengthening congregational life.”
Am I missing something here? I’ve been working from the notion that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way of salvation and that we as the church are called to make disciples through the preaching of Christ Crucified for sinners. With that being the case, I don’t see any freedom given by God in His Word for a Christian pastor to help Jewish synagogues recruit people.
Have I completely missed the boat here? Are non-Christians now saved? Is the only thing that matters to God is that people go to “A” house of worship regardless of whether it is Christian, Jewish, Muslim or ‘other’?
How is what Rick Warren did NOT a complete betrayal of Jesus Christ? ~ Chris R.
Now honestly I did not get it at first, so I began to dig further and my superior discernment let me see what Chris R was saying and possibly left out!
1. “There are some principles that apply regardless of our faith, if it’s Jewish or Christian,” he said at the convention.
One of his principles: “Just be nice to people. Smile.”
Oh dear Lord! How dare Rick say we should be nice to people! Then to tell the Jews to do the same thing! What does light have to do with darkness?
2. Other advice given by Warren included looking at everything from an outsider’s viewpoint, such as simplifying worship terms, making strangers feel welcome, and encouraging interaction.
This is truly an abomination! I mean Jesus never tried once to look at the outsider’s viewpoint so why should we follow Pope Rick’s advise! Simplifying worship terms? I am not ever sure what that means, but I am sure it is semi-Pelasgian! Making strangers welcome? Sure as long as they are not sinners! And who needs interaction? We need doctrine! I bet Satan just loves all this emergent influences that Rick peddles!
He is an apostate rump roast for hell!
Enjoy the smoking section heretic!
At least some of us are here to protect God and His truth for Him…
In Christs love,
I. Todyaso Mdiv