Friday, December 07, 2007

...or, Warren between a rock and a hard place

Hot off the presses over at Apprising Ministries....

"The following quote from Abdul Saleeb (pseudonym) comes from The Dark Side of Islam by Saleeb and R.C. Sproul. We are informed that Saleeb “was born and raised in a Muslim country in the Middle East” and was a Muslim himself until he “eventually converted to Christianity” (backflap).

He writes:

Islam rejects not only the death of Christ on the cross and the doctrine of the atonement, but also the deity of Christ. Jesus Christ is the dividing point between Christianity and Islam. Following are several passages from the Qur’an on Christ’s deity:

  • They do blaspheme who say: “Allah is Christ the son of Mary.” But said Christ: “O children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” Whoever joins other gods with Allah, Allah will forbid him the Garden, and the Fire will be his abode” (Sura 5:72).
  • Christ, the son of Mary, was no more than a Messenger; many were Messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth, They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the Truth! (Sura 5:75)
  • ...the Christians call Christ the Son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the Unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth (Sura 9:30). (73)

And among those who are “deluded away from the Truth”; who are now under “Allah’s curse”, and among those “Allah will forbid” the Garden” and make Fire their “abode” would be professing Christians who signed A Christian Response to ‘A Common Word Between Us and You.’

Because at last check e.g. new evangelicals like Rick Warren and Bill Hybels, as well as, leaders in the Emergent Church like Brian McLaren and Tony Jones still at least give lip service that Christ is the Son of God.

Real tough spot for Christian compromisers: Damned by Yahveh Elohim, the one true and living God if they don’t; and damned by the demon god Allah if they do."


Coram Deo said...

I don't receive any joy or satisfaction from continually beating this dead horse, but Rick Warren has proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that he is a heretic and an apostate, and now we can add blasphemer to his dubious resume.

If he truly is working his way toward the position of Protestant Pope of the New Catholicism then I'd say he's well on his way. Consider:

Pastor Rick's affiliation with the globalist CFR.

Pastor Rick's neo-liberal social gospel which is devoid of any mention of sin, hell, contrition, repentance, atonement, or judgment.

Pastor Rick's well document ecumenism as highlighted most recently by his gleeful prostration before Allah, the false god of Islam.

Pastor Rick's continual and relentless practice of twisting, distorting, and torturing the Holy Writ out of context.

Pastor Rick's denial of Sola Fide from his own lips.

Pastor Rick's hard line "take no prisoners" attitude toward "resisters" to his Purpose Driven Madness within the church while he simultaneously and shamelessly prostitutes himself to the adherents of false religions.

Pastor Rick's love-fests at Saddleback where he talks up socially acceptable and politically correct A.I.D.S. activism while the blood of 50 million innocent American babies cries out from the ground. God only knows the number of children who have been murdered before birth throughout the world via abortion.

Pastor Rick's cozy relationship with New Age adherents and self-esteem gurus as they "Re-Think" Christianity.

Pastor Rick's love of the world which is returned thirty, sixty and a hundredfold by the major media and the prince of the power of the air.

Pastor Rick's 100% law, works-righteousness soteriology.

Oh the hubris!

Oh the audacity!

Oh the idolatry!

Oh the offense to the One True Living God!

Yet perhaps the most amazing part to me isn't Warren's brazen "in your face" rank heresy, but rather the legions of hangers-on, sycophants, yes-men, hirelings, and dupes that simply refuse to face the cold hard facts about their idol god, their pied piper, their blind leader of the blind, their deceiver, "Pastor" Rick Warren.

I think the man can be summed up thusly: Rick Warren = Arch-Fiend.

May the Lord of Hosts open the eyes of Rick Warren and his deceived followers before they stand before Him in His righteous judgment and under His divine wrath for they have believed another gospel!

"But though we, or an angel from heaven (if any), preach any other gospel unto you that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed" (Galatians 1:8-9).

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)

And as for the false claims of the demonically inspired Qur’an:

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)

'nuff said.

Tim Brown said...

Oh come on, tell us what you really think!!!

Kidding, thanks for the response.

Tim Brown said...

...and when you get REALLY sick and want to give up, here's a verse for you from Paul:

"...And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve." 2 Cor. 11:12-14