Rick Warren's frank warning to church leaders: 'You are capable of any sin'
Speaking at the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) conference in Kigali, Rwanda today, Warren â€“ a long-time supporter of the Rwandan people and a dual-nationality Rwanda and US citizen â€“ tackled the issue of corruption and leadership.
He said leaders had to begin by recognising the darkness in their own hearts: "The Bible says we are all corrupted by sin. We can't just talk about people 'out there', we have to talk about ourselves.
"Given the right situation, you are capable of any sin."...
"6. Sin is contrary to the people and children of God. It is true, sin cannot hate them as much as God loves them, nor do them as much hurt as God can do them good. Yet, out of spite and envy, it will do its worst, and hate them because God loves them. Godâ€™s children are his darlings and favourites, as dear to him as the apple of his eye. In all their afflictions he bears a part, and is afflicted, and looks upon it as if he himself were treated as they are in this world (Acts 9.4-5; Matthew 25.41-45). Now the nearer and dearer they are to God and the more Godâ€™s heart is set upon them for good, the more sin sets its heart against them for evil. Sin is always warring against the seed of God in them, the flesh lusts against the spirit (Galatians 5.17) and wars against their souls (1 Peter 2.11). So, by sinâ€™s ill-will, Godâ€™s people should neither enjoy nor do any good in this world. It is always provoking the serpentine race to make war upon, to imprison and persecute, even to destruction, the little flock and remnant of the holy seed. It will not, further than it is rebuked by grace, let them have one quiet day. It disturbs and interrupts them, so that they cannot attend upon God without distraction."
When Rick Warren speaks the truth he is simply a wolf in sheepâ€™s clothing. They mix truth and error which then waters down the truth. The below are a couple of his quotes. He represents the emergent church movement which says among other heresies that if 2 Christians disagree regarding a theological point, then it is wrong to be adamant about that point.
"Warren predicts that fundamentalism, of all varieties, will be 'one of the big enemies of the 21st century.' ... Muslim fundamentalism, Christian fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism, secular fundamentalism - they're all motivated by fear. Fear of each other.'" In 2005, at the Pew Forum of Religion, Warren told the mostly liberal audience:
"Iâ€™m looking for a second reformation. The first reformation of the church 500 years ago was about beliefs. This one is going to be about behavior. The first one was about creeds. This one is going to be about deeds. It is not going to be about what does the church believe, but about what is the church doing."