Monday, April 5, 2010

Piper, Warren Issue On The Mike Corley Show

The Mike Corley Show: Rick Warren to speak at Desiring God Conference

Mike takes a look at the unbelievable decision by John Piper to host the Purpose Driven guru at his national conference.

"...I respect John Piper a great deal... It troubles me, it confuses me as to how John Piper can invite Rick Warren...

Rick Warren is a palageanist...God doesn't call the shots, you do.

...Do you know what a pragmatist is? ...The end justifies the means...Rick Warren is a pragmatist.

...He believes if they love us, they will love Jesus.

...Whatever it takes to to get them to recite some words, sign a card, get them on the rolls, whatever it takes, it takes.

...He ( Warren ) doesn't believe the Gospel can stand on it's own.

...He believes that you have the ability, authority and power, that whenever you are ready to holler up to Jesus and he will come down.

...This is the problem I have with it, aside from the fact that he ( Warren) is perverting the truth, he promotes it as being the true Gospel...this is Christianity according to Rick Warren and it is not.

...For John Piper to make a statement (regarding Warren), "Come and tell us why thinking Biblically matters to you and your amazing pragmatic approach to ministry" is outrageous... Outrageous!

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2 comments:

  1. It is outrageous. It is also outrageous that some discernment people (cough cough Phil Johnson, Doug Wilson,cough cough both of whom I really enjoy) that should know better are out castigating anyone who is a little too upset over this for their liking.

    The invitation is bad enough, but repeatedly calling Warren "orthodox" and "sound" and "rock solid biblically" is literally an outrage and a slap in the face to all those saints who were put out of the camp for the sake of the gospel. Shameful.

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  2. I agree. The acceptance and endorsement of the likes of Warren by the SBC is a symptom of a disease of success by size and "results" that finally required my departure from the SBC 3 years ago for a confessionally Reformed church.

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