By Warren B. Smith
AFTER the Titanic collided with the iceberg, and with water flooding into the bowels of the vessel, some of the passengers frolicked in an almost party-like atmosphere around the estimated two tons of ice that had spilled out onto the foredeck of the already sinking ship. Several hours later, some of those involved in the merrymaking would be fighting for their lives in the freezing Atlantic Ocean.
So-called modern-day “revivals,” like the Toronto Blessing with its “holy laughter” and party-like atmosphere, are reminiscent of the Titanic passengers who, unaware of the disaster unfolding around them, wanted to join in all “the fun.” . . .
Partying with God?
. . . Rick Warren
In a January 29, 2020 church e-mail framed with the heading “Time to Dream” and titled “The Power and Purpose of Parties!,” Rick Warren was acknowledging Saddleback’s 40th anniversary party that had just been held at their church. It had also been a celebration for Warren’s forty years of ministry.
Warren used his e-mail to present a mini-Bible study on “The Power and Purpose of Parties!” He said that Jesus was so into partying that today’s “Pharisees” would call Jesus “a party animal.” Rick Warren’s effort to present Jesus as a big “party” person seemed more than strange. But not to Rodney Howard-Browne, Randy Clark, Brian McLaren, and other church leaders who also portray “Jesus” as a last days “party” person. Click here to read this entire article and for endnotes.