May 23, 2005 Rick Warren was a guest speaker at the The
Pew Forum on Religion.
Read the transcripts for Rick Warren's interview.
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
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)
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)
small group structure is the structure of renewal in every facet
of Christianity - including Catholicism. (about
1/8th way down transcripts page)
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
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.
Rick Warren's Purpose
On Peter Drucker
the global peace plan, ecumenism and interspirituality
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)
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)
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)
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