Rick Warren is promoted as “America’s Pastor.” He is revered as a great leader among Evangelicals; a man who moves millions by his words and actions. The truth is, he is a deceiver, a false teacher and ought to be rejected and denounced (2 Jn. 9-11; Eph. 5:11).
Warren’s recent appearance on Piers Morgan’s CNN talk show reaffirmed the fact that he is a compromiser on the gospel. Morgan asked Warren whether or not he believes people are born “gay.” Warren’s response:
I think the jury’s still out on that. It wouldn’t bother me if there was quote a gay gene found…. Here’s what we know about life. I have all kinds of natural feelings in my life. And it doesn’t necessarily mean I should act on every feeling.
He went on to illustrate the “natural feelings” he has as anger and attraction to women other than his wife. See the video interview here.
First, the Bible is clear on homosexuality. It is sin (1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rom. 1:26-28).
Second, if people are born as homosexuals, are they also born with pedophilia (sexual attraction to children) and zoophilia (sexual attraction to animals)? If not, why not? Are men born as rapists, thieves, or serial killers?
If people are born as homosexuals, then God is to blame. He is the Creator. The Bible reveals children are pure and innocent (Matt. 19:14). Men are made upright, but go astray (Ecc. 7:29; Psa. 53:2, 3). God is not responsible for homosexuality.
Sin, any sin, is the result of men giving in to the temptation of the devil (Jas. 1:13-15). Men are pure when they come into this world and decide to leave God, just like Adam and Eve did in the garden (Gen. 3:1-6). Thus, they must be reconciled through Christ (Eph. 2:14-16).
Third, Warren as a religious leader is extremely dangerous. His general likability, charismatic personality, and perceived spirituality draw many people to him. He has smooth words and fair speeches, and by such he deceives the hearts of the simple (Rom. 16:17, 18). He presents himself as an angel of light, but is actually a tool of Satan. He compromises with error and does not teach the whole counsel of God. All who love the Savior and His truth will reject Warren and his ways (2 Tim. 3:15-18).