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Old 01-19-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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I think it was about Rick Warren.

Rick Warren has written some fine literature that has helped a lot of people. It's not overly religious or chock-a-block full of Jesus....but it's helpful stuff. Hopefully, through this, most of the people who have read his books have used it as a springboard to dive a little deeper into the gospel. So, in light of the "some plant and some water" theory....maybe his calling is just to plant a whole lot of seeds. At the end of the day, he's planted more than most of us put together....so it is all good. I'm sure he will do a fine job without offending the masses.
Doesn't matter what he has done, the question is, is he doing it rightly?
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Originally Posted by GloryB View Post
I think it was about Rick Warren.

Rick Warren has written some fine literature that has helped a lot of people. It's not overly religious or chock-a-block full of Jesus....but it's helpful stuff. Hopefully, through this, most of the people who have read his books have used it as a springboard to dive a little deeper into the gospel. So, in light of the "some plant and some water" theory....maybe his calling is just to plant a whole lot of seeds. At the end of the day, he's planted more than most of us put together....so it is all good. I'm sure he will do a fine job without offending the masses.
I think you are right.

I was very leery of him at first. Of course, I tend to be leery of any and all public figures. lol I decided to look into him myself, and what better way than to read his sermons? What I found are Bible studies for growing Christians. I really appreciate that.

Once I found the Lord, I wasn't discipled. I think it is sometimes assumed that once someone is "saved" they automatically know all...and that just isn't so. New believers are told to pray and read their Bibles...well, they wonder how to pray...and look at their huge Bible and wonder where to begin. lol

I don't think it ever hurts for a pastor to tend to his entire flock...that includes people that don't believe, new believers, and growing believers.

To each their own, though. I am just grateful the Lord is leading me.

I think I am babbling.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Doesn't matter what he has done, the question is, is he doing it rightly?
I won't try to convert others Fundy, but I'm with you on this one.
I will not expound as I hit my diatribes on another thread about Warren and his TBN crusaders. With Ricky and the TBN crew it is all about the dollars!
Well, that and Botox, Hairweaves, and full body lifts
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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I won't try to convert others Fundy, but I'm with you on this one.
I will not expound as I hit my diatribes on another thread about Warren and his TBN crusaders. With Ricky and the TBN crew it is all about the dollars!
Well, that and Botox, Hairweaves, and full body lifts
Yea I know, I went down that road. It kills me how people including myself follow someone who does not preach the gospel but their own idea of the gospel- which is wrong. Look Warren is a very nice guy but he will sell out the gospel to anyone who likes him. He works with atheist, Muslims etc.... to help others but what does that do to the gospel. Will these Muslims or atheist allow him to preach about Jesus?

I am typing to you from Roswell GA. Where exactly are you may I ask?
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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According to "some" there's two jesus. There's jesus and then there's the biblical Jesus. One that everybody loves when it's convenient for them, and the one everybody loves to hate. Let's see who show's up at the inauguration.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: MI
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Wow...neither of those are Jesus. Ouch. lol
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