Rick Warrren, False Prophets, Pharisees, and the Praise of Men

William Wilberforce (1759-1833)

William Wilberforce (1759-1833) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Jesus himself warned about the enemies of the Lord’s flock: wolves in sheep’s clothing who would lead his people astray.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.-Matthew 7:15

Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle. –Ezekiel 34:22

Here comes Rick Warren pretending to be an evangelical pastor, all the while showing fruits of anything but Biblical.

“By their fruits ye shall know them”, and “..judge righteous judgment”, the scripture says.

Did Jesus invite the Pharisees over to a meeting so he could tell his disciples what they thought about things? That’s what Rick Warren did, invited a person he knew believed in allowing prenatal infanticide.

Did Jesus ever steal even one thing that he or his disciples ever ate? Did he ever ask the Romans to help the poor with the moneys that the tax collectors were extorting from the subjects of the Roman Empire?

What did Jesus do when he saw the abuse by the money-changers and the merchants against the poor people who were sheep Ezekiel’s prophecy was talking about?

He made a long very nasty whip and drove those evil thieves out of the temple.

Rick Warren invited their enablers over to “feed” his congregation. Ezekiel called it “trampling them” underfoot and soiling their ground.

Proverbs 1:11-14 warns us not to cast in our lot or share “one purse” with evil men: and yet Rick Warren has bragged about working with enemies of the Gospel in some of the “charity” groups he works with, and he pays his dues to get into the world economic conference in Davros, Switzerland, where the money changers and the merchants of Hoseah 12:7 hang out and share ideas ([He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress.).

He hobnobs with the author of confusion by using half a dozen different Bible “versions” in almost every article he ever writes, and using 15 –fifteen!– different such variations from the Bible in his first book about purpose.

He preaches a “social gospel”, which really means a “socialist gospel”. He pretends that his original idea is to help the poor. This is a major insult en grande against all the godly saints who have been healing and helping the poor ever since the earliest followers of the disciples. “Such as [they] had” they gave to those who needed it.

Rick advocates using the money governments steal from their subjects, but does not denounce the theft.

Almost 2,000 years before there was even such a baby as Rick Warren, before his members were written in his mother’s womb at conception (Psalm 137), women were leaving their babies at the front doors of the homes of Christian couples because they knew that baby would be well taken care of.

Two centuries before Rick Warren, God used William Wilberforce for a one-man campaign against the evil scourge of slavery. And fifteen centuries before even William Wilberforce, the man we know as St. Patrick shamed his followers and indirectly eventually the entire European continent into giving up slavery, until its resurgence met William Wilberforce and his mentor, the repentant former slave trader John Newton.

Long before Rick Warren got his congregation, the one we know as “Mother Theresa” was caring for the most outcast of all societies anywhere. I believe she bore the fruits of salvation, and I was impressed with the fact that in almost all her talks it was always Jesus this, Jesus that, Jesus all the time.

Rick Warren’s problem is that he seeks the praise of men rather than the praise of God, which is why he lets his underling proselytes do the dirty work that Saul did in Acts 7 and 8 before Saul was changed into Paul.

At least of the Pharisees Jesus could tell his followers to do “what they say”, even while telling them not to do what they do, not to follow their example. You can do what Rick Warren says when he is right, but not when he is wrong, and certainly do not follow his example lest ye bear the same fruits.

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