This is the other shoe that we spoke of some time ago that was to come concerning the apostate Rick Warren. We are greatly troubled and in no way rejoice about these revelations concerning this man. Pray that you might be cleansed and made worthy unto the Lord to be able to withstand the great deception that is to come and cry out its siren songs to the lost and those that are weak in the Lord.
In the wake of attempts by Rick Warren and other evangelical Protestant leaders to forge a rapprochement between Christians and Muslims, the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) is calling upon all American Christians to take a militant stand against the expansion of sharia (Islamic law) in the West.
IRD has issued a statement which condemns the trend in countries, including
In particular, the statement decries recent incidents in which political correctness has led to the banning of an advertisement deemed offensive to Muslims on the Miami-Dade county transit system and the blacking-out by some cable companies of an episode of “South Park” which depicts the Prophet Muhammad.
The document also cites wide-ranging examples of authorities accommodating
Islamist demands, among them a draft constitution in
IRD Religious Liberty Program Director Faith J.H. McDonnell says: “Churches should encourage free societies to refuse censorship in the service of ‘anti-blasphemy’ and resist efforts to create different courts and law codes for different religious groups.”
On its website, the IRD calls itself “an ecumenical alliance of U.S. Christians working to reform their churches’ social witness, in accord with biblical and historic Christian teachings, and to contribute to the renewal of democratic society at home and abroad.”
Last July, Rev. Warren, pastor of the highly influential
“I come to you today with a spirit of love and a spirit of friendship and a spirit of deep respect. I love my dear, dear Muslim friends, my next door neighbor and so many that are friends, and I love you,” Rev. Warren said.
During the course of his 20-minute address, Warren made no mention of the fact that Islam remains the common denominator in every major conflict throughout the world and that Islamic law demands the forceful subjection of the global community to its principles.
Rev. Warren rather said that Muslims and Christians can work together by “maintaining our separate traditions,” and “maintaining our convictions without compromise.”