Rick Warren On Hannity & Colmes

Posted: December 4, 2008 in Christianity
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I need to comment on Rick Warren’s interview on Hannity & Colmes. This will probably step on some toes, because Rick Warren is like the sacred cow to some Baptists. I have had some issues with him in the past, but have let them go because I think he means well. Last night on Hannity & Colmes, he made Jesus look like a joke. He at first does a very good job proclaiming Jesus to be the only way to Heaven. But when pushed on what happens to those who don’t profess Jesus as their personal savior, he fails badly. He dodges the question by saying this is the perfect time of year to give Jesus a chance. He then challenges people to give Jesus a 60 day trial or your money back guarantee. Alan Colmes responds just like the book of the month club. This is a highly disrespectful way to talk about Jesus. I understand Mr. Warren is from the seeker sensitive crowd. He goes out of his way not to offend anyone. But when he soft sells Jesus and Christianity to make them more palatable, he is giving a Gospel that is not true. Jesus should in no way be allowed to be compared to a book of the month club. He goes on to say that Jesus is a gift from God that we just need to unwrap. And if we do, we get to have a purpose in life and get to go to Heaven. Notice no mention of sin and no mention of the need for repentance. According to Rick, God sent Jesus so that Christians could have a purpose in life. Jesus is a nice pretty little package that all we need to do is unwrap. That is not the Jesus of the Bible. God sent Jesus to die on a cross, a bloody unrecognizable mess, in order to save us from the wrath of God. Jesus is not a nice little package to open and try out for 60 days. Jesus is the only way we can be forgiven of our sins. We should run to Him and fall on our faces is admiration of what He has done. The real Jesus is foolishness to many in the world today. Pastor Warren is trying to sweeten Him up in order to get people to accept Him. But if they are not falling before the real Savior, he may be leading them to Hell. Following Jesus does not necessarily make anyones life better. It is not suddenly all perfect after becoming a Christian. I would like for pastor Warren to just preach the Gospel of the Bible, and to let God worry about changing people’s hearts. Just preach the Word pastor, God doesn’t need our help to save people.

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Comments
  1. TOM SPANGLER says:

    I did not hear the interview. Is there a place on the internet that I can pick it up?

    I feel certainly Pastor Warren has used a different style of message and even presentation in presenting the Gospel. I can not judge if he has “stepped over the edge” with his latest comments. I believe when Jesus used parables to present His message there were many Jewish religious leaders that were very up-set and was quick to claim how terrible He was in His presentation. However, the parables brought it down to where the people were at and they could better understand what Jesus was saying.

    I like Billy Graham !

    God Bless
    Tom Spangler

  2. Jason Taber says:

    It is available on the Fox News website. Jesus did not speak in parables so they could better understand, but just the opposite. Read Mathew 13. He did it so only those who had been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven would understand. He also never declared Himself to be something other than what He was.

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