Apparently Pastor Silva caught the attention of Abanes in this piece The Falling Away of the Evangelical Church. No doubt, Abanes saw this statement:
This kind of unpalatable rubbish from Schuller we have just looked at, pure uncut skubalon, has even infiltrated the evangelical community through the apostatizing PDL Pope Rick Warren and his so-called Purpose-Driven Church. Point of fact, it would truthfully be more proper to call it the Pragmatic Church, as Warren is no doubt a devotee of Schuller's centered of the self pragmatic ideas for growing a church.
And there are similar statements throughout the article.
In this piece, SETTING RICHARD ABANES STRAIGHT ON MY RICK WARREN "ATTACK"
Pastor Silva shares an exchange where Abanes makes the following comment:
Unfortunately, Silva has widely missed the mark regarding Rick Warren. He has seemingly fallen for several urban legends about Warren, most notably the widespread false notion that Warren is some kind of "disciple" of Robert Schuller.Pastor Silva responded with prima facie evidence of the Schuller-Warren connection.
The article clearly illustrates Abanes' focus on what he percieved as an attack on Warren by Silva. Meanwhile Pastor Silva appears to be focused on what he perceives is an attack on Biblical truth.
Abanes declares Pastor Silva the de facto winner of that debate when Abanes resorts to contacting the webhosting service of Apprising Ministries and demands that the article be removed.
How ironic. Mr. Abanes, as such an ardent champion of Rick Warren and the Purpose Driven Movement, wants to erase the very document that reflects his defensive tactics.
Certainly not a vote of confidence in those tactics of defense, or the person Mr. Abanes is attempting to defend.
Sounds like someone is trying to throw cyber-sand in the face of a purpose-driven resister. I wonder where that idea came from.
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