Rick Warren Affirms Roman Catholic Idolaters as Recipients of God’s Grace
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. — 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
I don’t know how much clearer this could be. Those who continue in unrepentant sin will not see the kingdom of God, nor do they receive God’s saving grace.
This seems to be a remarkably difficult concept for Rick Warren. Warren, a regular bedfellow with the Roman Catholic church, has yoked himself on multiple occasions with these idolaters, even visiting and speaking at the Vatican to promote traditional marriage.
Recently, Crux, an online Catholic news website, reported on a relationship between Rick Warren and a Roman Catholic bishop. The report states,
There are all kinds of relationships among Catholics and Evangelicals in America, and one especially striking example is the friendship and partnership in Orange County, California between Bishop Kevin Vann and famed pastor Rick Warren. The two men pray for and with each other, they share the struggles in their life with each other, and have become partners in ministry.
Warren, esteemed as one of the most prominent evangelical figures in the world, claims to affirm the traditional doctrines of the Reformation, namely salvation by Grace alone through faith alone. Of course, the Roman Catholic church denies this–even strictly forbidding its converts from believing the true Gospel. Yet, Warren sees no problems committing himself to spiritual enterprise with a man, who unless he repents of his idolatry and turns to Christ alone, will find himself face to face with a God who says “I never knew you, depart from me.”
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? … –2 Corinthians 6:14-16
The most hateful thing a professing Christian can do is withhold the truth from those who need it the most. Why? What is it with modern evangelicals cozying up to this whore? Should we not be giving them the gospel and calling them to repent of their hatred of Jesus and His gospel? It is impossible to believe the damning doctrines of meritorious salvation from the Roman prostitute and yet still be saved.
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. –2 Corinthians 4:6
Yet, for “America’s Pastor,” trying to hold hands with God and Satan, believes that Roman Idolaters are just another team in the “same league of receiving God’s grace and forgiveness.”