Rick Warren Speaks on Catholicism
Rick Warren Speaks on Catholicism, the Essentials of the Faith, Peter Drucke ,and Global Peace
On May 23, 2005 Rick Warren was a guest speaker at the The Pew Forum on Religion. Read the transcripts for Rick Warren's interview.
Below we have listed a few of the more critical remarks made by Rick Warren. We are presenting them to you for your consideration, as we believe they are challenging the very essence of Christianity.
Warren - May 23, 2005:
On the Fundamentals of the Faith
Today there really aren't that many Fundamentalists left; I don't know if you know that or not, but they are such a minority; there aren't that many Fundamentalists left in America. (about 1/10th way down the transcript page)
Now the word "fundamentalist" actually comes from a document in the 1920s called the Five Fundamentals of the Faith. And it is a very legalistic, narrow view of Christianity ... (a little more than 1/2 way down transcripts page)
The small group structure is the structure of renewal in every facet of Christianity - including Catholicism. (about 1/8th way down transcripts page)
I would encourage you to look at this evolving alliance between evangelical Protestants and Catholics, particularly in the evangelical wing of Catholicism. (about 1/3way down transcripts page)
Now when you get 25 percent of America, which is basically Catholic, and you get 28 to 29 percent of America, which is evangelical, together, that's called a majority. And it is a very powerful bloc, if they happen to stay together on particular issues.
"Peter Drucker ... he's my mentor. I've spent 20 years under his tutelage learning about leadership from him." (1/8 down way transcripts page)
On the global peace plan, ecumenism and interspirituality
Who's the man of peace in any village - or it might be a woman of peace - who has the most respect, they're open and they're influential? They don't have to be a Christian. In fact, they could be a Muslim, but they're open and they're influential and you work with them to attack the five giants. And that's going to bring the second Reformation. (a little less than 1/2 way down transcripts page)
Last week I spoke to 4,000 pastors at my church who came from over 100 denominations in over 50 countries. Now, that's wide spread. We had Catholic priests, we had Pentecostal ministers, we had Lutheran bishops, we had Anglican bishops, we had Baptist preachers. (1/2 way down transcripts page)
Well, I'm actually speaking at the University of Judaism this next month, where I've been asked to come in and teach the rabbis my preaching seminar. So I'm speaking for Jews.(1/3 way down transcripts page)
"Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that He has promised us--eternal life." I John 2:24-25