Look, love him or leave him, the one thing that you can count on with Ken Silva is that he calls ’em as he sees…
And Jesus answered them… “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they…
“A Merry Christword to You” a christmas hymn by J.J.C. 220.127.116.11. This year as we do undertake To reconcile a rift; Some do and some…
According to www.usdebtclock.org its purpose “is to inform the public of the financial condition of the United States of America…. bringing to the public the most accurate up-to-date debt information possible. The numbers are laid out in such a way to give a complete real-time snapshot of the country’s balance sheet. Although the numbers involved are enormous, it is still easy to see the relative balance between wealth generated and wealth consumed” (online source).
My friend and co-laborer in Christ, Mike Corley, shares some thoughts on the Piper/Warren Kerfuffle. Check it out on his blog, The Expositor, here. By the way, I agree with Mike on every point.
In the previous three articles I mentioned that Rick Warren’s theology is utterly and diametrically opposed to mine, and that I wouldn’t invite him to speak in my pulpit. That doesn’t mean that Rick Warren isn’t a sweet guy. He probably is. I’ve got somewhat of a boisterous sense of humor, and I’d probably get along swimmingly with someone with a personality like Dr. Warren’s. Hey, I lived in Hawaii for several years and loved the shirts (in fact, it’s so hot in Alabama right now that I’m wearing a Hawaiian shirt right now… oh yeah— with an electric fan, a fruit drink on the table, and I’m cool as a proverbial cucumber).
If you haven’t read it yet, you’ll want to read Part One and Part Two of this article, and watch the 4-1/2 minute YouTube video of John Piper explaining why he invited Purpose-Driven® pastor, Rick Warren to the 2010 Desiring God National Conference.
The final reason I would not invite Dr. Warren to speak in my pulpit may seem like a reiteration of the first reason, that his theology is fundamentally and foundationally different from mine; and to an extent it is a reiteration, however, it is more than that. Our theologies are so diverse that I would call the Purpose-Driven® gospel gospel-less, or more accurately and Biblically, “another gospel” (Galatians 1:6-8).
If you haven’t read it yet, you’ll want to read Part One of this article, as well as watch the 4-1/2 minute YouTube video of John Piper explaining why he invited Purpose-Driven® pastor, Rick Warren to the 2010 Desiring God National Conference.
Except for an article written by my friend, Mike Ratliff, I haven’t read any other articles concerning John Piper’s inviting Rick Warren as one of the speakers for the 2010 Desiring God National Conference. There has been much said and much written about this on the information superhighway, and it’s not as if I didn’t have an opportunity to read the other articles; I had plenty of opportunities but for some reason, I passed them by. I realize now why I haven’t read them. I was recently asked my take on the topic, and the saint who queried wanted my opinion and not what others were saying: “I want to know what you think about this?”
The resurrection of Christ was not only the evidence that everything the Scriptures said about Christ is true: who He was and what He has done; it’s not only evidence of that all Christ did, and all He was, and all He said about Himself is true; it’s not only evidence that Christ’s righteous and holy life, His sufficient and substitutionary and atoning sacrifice is true; but Christ’s resurrection from the dead is also evidence that the heavenly Father has accepted the sacrifice of His one and only, beloved Son as the perfect and complete atonement for sinful men who repent and believe. Trusting in the merits of man, such as church attendance, not only denies the resurrection of Christ, it blasphemes the resurrection of Christ. Salvation is found in Christ alone; and trusting in anything else or anyone else removes salvation from you as far as the east is from the west.