The devil driven apostasy of Rick Warren certainly has all the trappings of a cult of personality “bandwagon” movement, and I for one am convinced that those who yoke themselves to the man-centered theology of “Pastor Rick” as opposed to the Word of God will someday lift up their eyes from hell where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Witnessing the furtive, frantic spiritual adultery of the apostate professing church as it runs from wordly experience to experience sampling the pleasures and delicacies of the hell spawned man-centered false gospel that passes itself off as “Christianity” today makes me want to vomit. While playing the harlot she claims she’s only trying to be “relevant to today’s culture” and be rid of the stodgy old stereotypes of “traditional Christianity”. God forbid that man should attempt to “reinvent” or “reimagine” the unchanging and unchangable Word of God! Such hubris! Such sinful pride! This is exactly the line of reasoning the enemy used in the garden when he appealed to man’s autonomy inquiring “Yea, hath God said?” That old serpent, the devil, knows full well what makes sinful man tick; he knows the allure of worldly power, prestige and the praise of men is simply irresistable to the unregenerate, including – perhaps especially! – those wolves in sheep’s clothing who pretend to be pastors, teachers and shepherds of God’s flock.
The situation reminds me of “The Haywain“, a painting by the 15th century Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch. The painting, in three panels, depicts a group of greedy people desperately trying to grasp a loaded hay wagon in the center panel.
In the panel on the right, just out of their sight, are demons pulling the wagon straight into hell. In their shortsighted avarice the people trying to grab the hay don’t see the hellish future they’re rolling into.
These blind leaders of the blind, (Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Rob Bell, T.D. Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, – to name a few) are heretical apostates who are leading countless thousands (millions?) of souls to hell with their feel-good, self-help, prosperity-doctrine and their unbiblical Nerf theology.
These spiritual hucksters wouldn’t dare risk offending any of the sensitive “seekers” to whom they gleefully prostitute themselves by preaching the whole counsel of God including sin, the need for repentance, and the eternal torments of hellfire. “Why”, they say, “it might drive them away”! Well we wouldn’t want that now, would we? Since the unregenerate followers of these cultic movements are going to hell anyway I’m not sure precisely where they’re so afraid of driving them away to! Maybe they’re afraid of losing their precious “tithes and offerings” to a different collection plate? If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s a duck.
May those of us who, by God’s grace, are able to see the sure and terrible end of those who follow after the vain traditions of men sound the alarm and warn these blind followers of the blind of the wrath to come! May we point to the certainty of the judgment and the horrors of hell that surely await them lest they humble themselves before the One True Living God, repent of their sinful ways, and be regenerated by the Spirit of God Almighty by trusting in the finished and all-sufficient work of the cross! May the Lamb of God who was slain before the foundations of the world be our one and only hope, and may his infallible, inerrant and inspired Word be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path! Amen.