Friday, December 12, 2008

There Is No 60 Day Trying of Jesus!

Rick Warren has found a new low for the gospel message. While appearing on the Hannity and Colmes show, the following interchange took place:

COLMES: All right. Let me ask you: you talk about, OK, so you think everybody needs a savior.
COLMES: Well, what about those people who don't — you know, I happen to be Jewish. Not everybody — and Jesus, by the way, I have a lot in common with. Same religion.
WARREN: Absolutely.
COLMES: So not everybody necessarily goes that route.
WARREN: The thing is, Alan, I believe Jesus Christ came for everybody. I don't think he came for Christians. The Bible says take this good news to the whole world.
I don't care whether you're Baptist, Buddhist, Mormon, Methodist, Jewish, Muslim, or no religion at all. Jesus Christ still loves you. You still matter to God.
COLMES: True, and I think that's a wonderful message. But if you don't accept Jesus, if you're not something who goes that route religiously...
COLMES: ... can you find your way to heaven? Can you still be — go to the same place when it's all said and done?
WARREN: I'm not the authority on that, but I believe Jesus is. And everybody's betting their life on something. Jesus said, "I am the way." I'm betting that he's not a liar. I'm betting that he told the truth.
COLMES: What about — what does it say for all those people who do not accept Christ as their personal savior?
WARREN: I'm saying that this is the perfect time to open their life, to give it a chance. I'd say give him a 60-day trial.
COLMES: Like the Book of the Month Club.
WARREN: Give him a trial. See if he'll change your life. I dare you to try trusting Jesus for 60 days. Or your money guaranteed back.

Where do you find a 60 day trial in the Bible? Is not this bringing the heavenly birth to a new low? Rick Warren is leading people to hell and preaches "another gospel." I feel sorrow for those who sit under his ministry. The gospel message is to count the costs, forsake all, deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Jesus. It is not a 60 day trial! To those whom God has touched by His grace the true conditions of salvation are received without hesitation. To those without His grace, the way seems too hard and is resisted. It is time to send Mr. Warren packing. He is hurting, not helping the cause of Jesus Christ and the true gospel. He needs a public rebuke.

No comments: