Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Joseph Farah, Rick Warren & Truth

Joe Farah's editorial today addresses what he promises to be his final exchange in the Rick Warren / Syria debacle.

For those readers who may not be aware, "Pastor Rick" - pastor of the California mega-church Saddleback and best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church (both of which literally ooze a man-centered false gospel theology) - paid a friendly little visit to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and his cronies and left them with glowing praise for their tolerance and benevolence toward Syrian Christians!

Astounding! "Pastor Rick" is now the moral equivalent of "Hanoi Jane" by giving aid and comfort to the enemy. It's simply mind-boggling that this supposed man of God would have anything in store beyond a stern rebuke and a presentation of the Gospel to the jack-booted thugs with whom he socialized while in Syria.

This man and his kind are spiritual Pied Pipers who are herding masses of nominal Christians down the broad way that leads to destruction. Sadly common Biblical discernment is all but dead in the professing church. It's high time that those who badge themselves as "Christian" dig into the everlasting Word of God with fear and trembling and ask the Lord of Hosts to reveal Himself to their hearts.

Too many of today's churches are sending people home singing of a heaven they're never going to see. It's become increasingly unpopular in today's climate of church growth, seeker sensitivity and cultural relevance to speak of sin, repentance or the awful reality of hell. Instead the pulpits of America spew forth the Devil Driven filth of Rick Warren, or the sickly sweet Nerf theology of Joel Osteen wherein "God loves you and wants you to have your best life now!"

These blind leaders of the blind willfully ignore the whole counsel of God in favor of their own lusts and desires for shameless self-promotion and worldly admiration. These are they who have sold their spiritual birthright for a worthless bowl of worldly pottage.

Now however is not the hour for the true believer to grow weary in well doing, but rather this is the time for the remnant of God, those who hold a lofty view of the Ancient of Days and despise their flesh to stand up and earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.