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Truthinator’s Response to a Rick Warren Tweet

05 Jan

Op-Ed by the Truthinator:

 Actually, heresy is “opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, esp. of a church or religious system” according to dictionary.com . This is classic Rick Warren…change what you don’t like into what you would prefer to be true and call it truth.

 Other Warren classics include, “sin is what causes you to be unfulfilled” and “sometimes a song or a touching story can move a heart when the Gospel cannot”.

 Heresy is the repackaging of God’s redemptive story into a pragmatic, post-modern, money-making, ego-inflating, myopic, utopian soliloquy and ensconcing it in the mega, 3-ring, multiplex, entertain-o-rama church! Taking out the message of God’s word and replacing it with bits and pieces of self-help, eastern religion, new age, roman catholicism, mysticism, universalism, and classic liberal protestantism all spun into non-offensive, post-modern, ADHD gobblygook… this is heresy.

 Just because you tweet it, that don’t make it so. John Piper may think Warren is “doctrinal and sound” but if you spend some time reading his books, listening to his sermonettes, and reading up on his friends and influencers in the “faith”, you will come away with a different opinion.

 The truth man gets a little cranky sometimes when he sees this “spin the bottle and call what falls out truth” stuff coming from the left coast.

 To correct Warren, truth is truth. It cannot be otherwise or it would not be truth. I would tend to think that the improper handling of truth would be the fault of the practitioners which is probably the point he was trying clumsily to make. However, truth is not called into question simply because someone may not correctly deploy it. Truth also does not depend upon its reception. Everyone in the world could unite against God’s word and that would not render a single jot or tittle null or void! The book of John equates Jesus Christ with God’s word when it says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. ” Handle God’s word well and with great effort and struggle; however, the mishandling of God’s word still has no power to leave it anything less than completely and totally true! 

 Be careful of this guy and his cohorts in the Seeker and Emergent movements. This is a dangerous crowd.   


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4 responses to “Truthinator’s Response to a Rick Warren Tweet

  1. Ali

    January 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

    They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth—men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.” 2 Timothy 3

     
    • Truthinator

      January 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks, Ali. Well said…

       
  2. thereformedtraveler

    January 7, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Amen Ali.
    Warren can play, as you say Truthy-”spin the bottle” all he wants, the heretic. Yea, I don’t think the Lord is too worried, today or tomorrow or the next day, that Warren will dethrone Him. I still think he has a 4th grader posting his tweets …well, that is… until you look more closely at them and see how cleverly devised they are. We can always depend on his tweets for the pithy heretical doctrine of demons word of the day. Good posting-have put it on ‘Featured post’. Amen…very dangerous crowd.

     
    • Truthinator

      January 7, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      Welcome as always, Traveler, and thank you for the kind words. I read your blog often. You have a great deal of good stuff there! Keep in touch and Happy New Year.

       

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