I have read his two bestsellers, and I have learned a lot. But in regards to Rick Warrens views on Allah and the Muslim faith, I believe he has gone astray.
The well know pastor of the Saddleback Church has signed an Interfaith letter to Islamic leaders, raises some serious questions.
Lets take a deeper look at some statements:
«Many Christians have been guilty of sinning against our Muslim neighbors. Before we «shake your hand», in responding to your letter, we ask forgiveness of the All-Merciful One and of the Muslim community around the world».
A couple of points here:
When Jesus walked on Earth in flesh, there was no Islam. So he was not speaking about our Muslim neighbors. Jesus spoke about neighbors in general. And most of them were Jews.
Who are these «many Christians?». If you have not sinned against a Muslim, you cant ask forgiveness for such sins.
And who is this «All Merciful One»??? I cant find his name in the Bible? if you are asking forgiveness from God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, please say so, also to Muslims. We would all like to know if this «All Merciful One» is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, all One God? Since «Allah» does not have a begotten Son, we need to know why you did not tell this to the Muslims?
And to be perfectly sure: I hope you agree, that there is no longer any other name than Jesus, that will take away the guilt of your sins?
Third, when we sin, we first and foremost sin against God of the Bible. There are many ways we can sin against Muslims. But the worst of all sins against them and God, is not telling them the truth about the deception of Islam, when we had a chance to give them the Gospel.
Warren has also signed under this strange statement:
«It is therefore no exaggeration to say, as you have in A Common Word Between Us and You, that «the future of the world depends on peace between Muslims and Christians».
This must be a grave misunderstanding. Are you trying to tell us that the Messiah Jesus of Nazareth will not come back before there is peace between Christians and Muslims?
To the rather, opposite, those who claim that Jesus is the only way to Heaven will be prosecuted, killed and martyred. Jesus said that all nations will hate us, because of his name.
Since this is the truth, the «peace» between Christians and Muslims that Rick Warren is promoting, must be a «peace» based on corruption and falsehood.
How Rick Warren can sign under this last statement, is a mystery:
«We applaud that A Common Word Between Us and You stresses so insistently the unique devotion to one God, indeed the love of God, as the primary duty of every believer. God alone rightly commands our ultimate allegiance».
«One God»??? Do you mean the god of the Koran, or do you mean God of the Bible? Since you do not mention the name of Jesus, I guess your presume that He will acknowledge «Allah» as His Father?
If that is correct, than the Bible is a false book, and the Christian faith is null and void. Because the Bible does not mention «Allah», not even once. In fact, there was no one who believed in «Allah», before 600 years after Jesus of Nazareth had died on the cross, resurrected and ascended into Heaven.
I am afraid that mingling with members of The World Council of Churches (WCC) might have confused Rick Warren. If so, I pray that Jesus will rebuke and discipline him. We cant loose this globalist Pastor for eternity.
If you think that all I have written is a joke, please click the link under this article and read for your self: Just search in the text for Rick Warren, to confirm his signature.