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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Rick Warren Blinded By Toxic Poison

This is a news item recently released during the last 2 weeks.

LAKE FOREST – Pastor Rick Warren on Thursday asked Twitter followers to pray for him after being temporarily blinded by the sap of a firestick plant. "My eyes were severely burned by a toxic poison. Hospitalized Mon. Excruciating pain.

Yes, we need to pray for Rick   BIG TIME!

Although we (as Christians) need always be compassionate, showing mercy and grace and love, I cannot but feel that this article is rather ironic and parabolic.

It reminds me of some visions or pictures that OT prophets had to illustrate an important issue.

As discerning believers we know that Rick is BLINDED to Truth and he teaches all sorts of  POISONous ecumenical, Babylonic stuff. Maybe God is speaking???  There are many articles on this blog which give proof and evidence of Rick's involvement in the apostate. To see all these articles collected together in one place (ie, each article following after each other, in date order) please see my label for RICK WARREN or click


Expected Imminently said...

Hello John

I wondered if you would find the following link useful re. Rick Warren “A Berean's Discernment Tool for The Purpose Driven Life”

God bless

John Chingford said...

Thanks EI

Had a quick look at it. For the purpose of other readers, it seems to be a book which compares the "so called" scripture verses used by Rick Warren in "Purpose Driven Life" with the "actual" scriptures in the Bible NASB version.

It looks like a good tool as a quick comparison so that you can see the clear errors of the PD book.

John Chingford said...

I have now placed the site on "my links"

Expected Imminently said...

Hello John

It occurs to me that it may be helpful to share with others a puzzle I have had to deal with over the past few months.

I was told by a Purpose Driven soul, that it was ‘bad’ for me to read so much Scripture. I was going too deep into doctrine and it would make me ill. The hint behind this was it would make me loopy.

I was dumbfounded at first; I couldn’t credit how a Christian could believe such a thing. I was left feeling bemused by this ‘accusation’ as we are encouraged to study doctrine; and one verse in particular is straight to the point.

1Timothy 4:13 “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to DOCTRINE.”

We are encouraged to study God’s Word.

2Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.

Recently I came to realise that this is just one of many of Rick Warren and Company’s twisting of Scriptures. By misquoting 2 Corinthians 3:6 they remove from the verse “…THE LETTER KILLETH, BUT THE SPIRIT GIVES LIFE.”

What better way to keep the sheep dumb and ignorant than to warn them off relying upon God’s Word in their daily walk of Faith in Jesus saying “Don’t read too much of the Bible, it will make you ill”!

What is ‘doctrine’? It is simply ‘teaching’. The Bible contains the Teaching of God, and with the guidance of The Holy Spirit we gradually come to know what The Lord wants us to know and understand.

All things Purpose Driven/ Seeker Sensitive/ Church Growth Movement/ Emergent/Word of 'Faith'--- are allegorizing Scripture to deceive and to support their apostate teachings. They have an idea, then find a Scripture, and by removing it from its context, use it to ‘Biblically’ support their heresy. Satan did the same thing to Jesus during the temptation in the wilderness. Matthew 4:1-11.

2Timothy 4:3 "For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear".

So what of 2Cor.3:6, what is GOD telling us in the entire context of this verse?

Let Us Reason

by Mike Oppenheimer

"* 2 Corinthians 3:6 (The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life) is allegorized in its interpretation to mean that Scripture is a dead letter and only the Spirit is what is important. So we need to heed new and fresh words from the Spirit.

But this is not what the Apostle Paul is saying. Again if we read it in context (before and after the portion that is lifted out to mean something other than the author wrote) we find the true meaning.

2 Corinthians 3:6-8 “who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?"

Paul is making a distinction between the Old Covenant written on stone and the New Covenant that is presented inside us by the Spirit. The old (the law) brought death, because no one could keep its directives, whereas the new brings life through the life-giving Spirit.

The letter (the law) killed because no one was able to keep it. It made us guilty, while the New Covenant sets us free from the condemnation of the law. The law was fulfilled in the only person who could have fulfilled it, the God/man Jesus Christ.

Now we have the spirit of God inside us all because of this new covenant that is superior to the old covenant."

John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.