Sunday, April 12, 2009

SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE

Flipping the channels this morning...Rick Warren, author of the Purpose(porpoise) driven life, Obama's new pastor(pimp) is on Fox news...giving his Easter service...

Really? A news channel broadcasting a man who prostitutes scripture for his own gain?
A man who teaches that you have to choose God, because he didn't choose you?
You have to choose to be a part of God's family?

Really?

Did you choose your family, or were you born into it?

What does Jesus tell Nicodemus in John chapter three?

You must be born from above(the proper translation of the Greek word, Ano)

So...just exactly what the heck did you have to do with your physical birth?

Nothing...you were just along for the ride...same with your spiritual birth...

What we choose, is what we're going to do as a member of His family, and when...

Not very empowering, which is why no one popular is teaching it today...

Very humbling...but liberating...

God does the heavy lifting...

You don't have to Find Jesus...He isn't lost...

You don't have to Accept Him...He doesn't need your blessing...

You don't have to help Him get His work done...He's pretty good at it...

I had planned an Easter blog on the actual days of Pascha...the Last supper on Tuesday...Crucifixion on Wednesday...rising from the dead Saturday night...should have done it...I do it every year...

Now I see this blasphemous opportunist teaching people that God needs them to accept Him, so they can change the world the way He wants it to be...and it's on a cable news channel...

So, here's my question for you...

Do you believe in an Omnipotent God...or an impotent one?

My God doesn't need my help...in fact, when I try and help, I'm just in the road and make the work harder for Him...

But He lets me try...because he loves me...of course, this doesn't jibe with most Pastors today...

I will always remember having this discussion with a Pastor many years ago...his response?

"...that's fine for someone like you, Chris...I consider myself, however, a fine instrument for God's service...He needs me for His work..."

Any God who "needs" me to get the job done...is a God who would be too inept to ever save me...

Have a nice Pascha(Easter)

1 comment:

Singer416 said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you on everything! First of all, I'm sooo glad that I'm not the only one who thinks that way of Rick Warren. Every time I think of him and his super-sized McChurch, I want to scream. Not to mention how with his mass marketing of everything he can attach his name to, I'm reminded of those who were hawking their wares in the temple.
"My God doesn't need my help...in fact, when I try and help, I'm just in the road and make the work harder for Him...But He lets me try." That is exactly how I feel, and it actually makes me angry when I hear people try to make God all touchy-feely and new age, like he's some guy on a telethon, asking you to pledge your support. My God is an AWESOME God and I'M the one who is blessed to to be accepted and have him in my life, NOT the other way around. And Rick Warren can go back and join the other four horsemen, now that he's done with his show.
Good blog, by the way. :)

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