Tonight I began to feel lazy for ignoring my bloggerly (yes, that's a word that I just now invented) duties and decided to hop online and see what news I could dig up for my readers. As usual, I didn't have to look far! My favorite apostate and yours, Rick Warren, is making headlines once again. Today's news?
DesiringGod.org in the near futureMany of us in the Christian blogosphere are praying and hoping that this is a joke. But as confirmations of this information keep coming in, I'm beginning to think this story won't be followed up by someone shouting "April Fool's!" In case you aren't aware, Desiring God is the ministry of John Piper, a rather well-known pastor and teacher. (Let me interject here that I give Piper a lot of credit for his latest announcement regarding his upcoming eight-month sabbatical.) I'll be honest, while I highly respect Piper, he nevertheless often leaves me feeling lukewarm. Sometimes he hits a home-run with his convicting messages, but when he teams up with "missional" man Ed Stetzer and slowly-turning-contemplative potty-mouth pastor Mark Driscoll, I start to wonder. So I guess I have to say that I'm not all that surprised that Rick Warren has been invited to speak at this event. After all, Rick Warren is not only "America's pastor", but someday, maybe he will hold the title of "Global Pastor." What do I mean? Well, in case you didn't hear...
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Alpha Exposed: Part 3) Warren sits on the board of Tony Blair's Faith Foundation. This organization has as its goal to unite all faiths worldwide. It is a perfect forerunner of the one-world religion led by the False Prophet as described in Revelation 13. Needless to say, this is a big deal. Personally, I have great difficulty reconciling how Rick Warren can be involved in the global unification of all faiths and still tout himself as a Christian. I don't care how much purpose he preaches, his "purpose" is not God's will. We should all place Rick Warren at the top of our prayer lists, that he may realize that he has been deceived and has deceived millions and that he would repent and turn to the Truth. And may we also pray for John Piper and the team at Desiring God that they would reconsider their choice of Purpose-Driven