04 December 2007

Rick Warren Fluffernutter Alert

Introducing a new feature today, the "Fluffernutter Alert". This warning will precede posts about those "preachers" and "pastors" who don't want to offend or upset any of their sheeple by preaching about those icky things like "sin" or "repentance". Oh, and you definitely can't preach the Cross of Christ. "Nope! At our church, we just preach the love of Jesus!" You just preach a bunch of treacly sermons, tell them over and over that "God loves you just the way you are, and He has a wonderful plan for your life!" Make people feel good, tickle their ears, and let them go their merry way to destruction. Today's "Fluffernutter Alert" is about the most influential of all Fluffernutters, rick Warren.

Seeing that he's a "pastor" of a 20,000-member "church", you would think that he would be driven by the Holy Spirit, the gospel of Christ, etc.

But, eh, not so much.

He can't be bothered with all that "gospel of repentance" stuff when there are left-wing politicians to schmooze up to (via God and Culture Blog):
Warren is becoming the new Jerry Falwell, without the passion for the same issues that motivated Jerry: abortion, same-sex marriage, etc. Warren is much more inclined to be non-confrontational on these clearly behaviorial issues, focusing his energies on traditional leftist causes like AIDS and the environment. He’s learned you get much more favorable media coverage when you cover what the media favors. Rather than take a bold stand for the gospel and its clear message of repentance, Warren has opted to follow today’s religious Left as they revive the social gospelism of the early decades of the Twentieth Century, allowing Hillary to go unchallenged when she stated that Jesus never asked why a person was sick, a clear slap at conservative evangelicals who proclaim a gospel of repentance calling for a change in behavior. Jesus may never have asked why a person was sick, but he did say, “Go, and sin no more.”

By allowing Hillary Rodham Clinton to steal the show at his AIDS summit Rick Warren has solidified himself as a pawn for the Left while ardently swearing his allegiance to conservativism. Hillary’s speech was filled with the typical Leftist propaganda on the AIDS issue, thinly veiled in religious-speak. For Warren to give her message his defacto endorsement by giving her message a platform is evidence enough that Warren cares more about being connected politically than he does being convicted principally.

The September 12, 2005 issue of The New Yorker magazine features a lengthy article on Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, headlined The Cellular Church: How Rick Warren’s Church Grew. Written by Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, the essay offers interesting insight into the mind and world of Rick Warren, and the methodogy used by Warren to build Saddleback from 200 attenders in 1975 to more than 20,000 each weekend today.

Add to this the fact that he is cozying up to Islamofascists, and you've got full-scale Fluffernuttery

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