Peanut Gallery: I’m including this article here for the record… and for anyone who might be wondering what to do with their investments. There are always “Bears” in every market… which does tend to go in cycles. But our current world economic condition is dire… and aggravated by the inter connectivity of the world markets. What goes around in Greece, comes around in America.
Please read the full article here…
“God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Influential evangelist Pastor Rick Warren has labeled as “flat out wrong” a local newspaper’s assertion that he believes Muslims and Christians worship the same God, has partnered with Southern California mosques and has agreed not to evangelize Muslims….
“Building a bridge has nothing to do with compromising your beliefs,” Warren says in an interview done in collaboration with Pastors.com Editor Brandon Cox and The Christian Post. “Because Jesus commanded us to take the Gospel to everyone, I spend much of my time with groups of people who completely disagree with what I believe. I’m constantly trying to build a bridge of love to nonbelievers, to atheists, to gays, to those I disagree with politically, and to those of other faiths….”
When asked by CP about the Register’s lead paragraph that states he “has embarked on an effort to heal divisions between evangelical Christians and Muslims by partnering with Southern California mosques and proposing a set of theological principles that includes acknowledging that Christians and Muslims worship the same God,” Warren stated: ”First, as I’ve already said, Christians have a fundamentally different view of God than Muslims. We worship Jesus as God. Muslims don’t. Second, while we urge members to build friendships with Muslims and everyone in our community (“Love your neighbor as yourself”), our church has no partnership with any mosque. For example, I know that some of our members have led Bible study with Muslim friends, which I applaud. But I’ve never been to it, and it certainly isn’t any kind of partnership or merger. It’s crazy how a simple Bible study can be interpreted by some people as a plan for a new religion!”
A few days ago, an article appeared in the Orange County Register that included some outrageous statements about Saddleback that were incorrect. Of course, the media rarely gets everything right, and there’s no way we could respond to every false statement made about us. But I felt this article created so many misperceptions that I agreed to do an interview in response. The interview transcript is included below. Please read it all and then forward it to everyone you know who would be interested.