Tuesday, July 5, 2011

False Humility and Celebrity Pastors

Rick Warren: Pride Could Take Me Down

Some may think I am overstepping bounds to call it "false humility" but let's not forget Rick Warren, is on his "save the world" campaign via his P.E.A.C.E program. Sometimes it is hard to watch these folks go on about themselves and how they are ever so humble. We see that all over the place, their faces plastered on every magazine, their NAME written all over the place and then they step back and claim "pride could do them in".

Rick Warren is already blinded regarding this statement. One has to know many have already warned this man of his deceptions, the internet is full of writings exposing Rick Warren.

"I didn't want to be a celebrity. I think always being in the spotlight blinds you," he said."

See my earlier post: "The Hold Celebrity Pastors Have"


Abbey said...

Oops. I posted my comment on the June 20, 2010 article. I'll post what's relevant to this one.

I think he's being a phony in that article too.

"Giving away the money was easy, he stated. He added up the salary he received from the church for 25 years and gave it all back. (I guess that's possible if tens of millions of dollars came in.) He stopped taking a salary eight years ago and he and his wife, Kay, became reverse tithers. Today they give away 91 percent of their income and live on nine percent."
(How does that work? If you gave up your salary, how can you give 91% of your income? Book sales or speaking engagements?)

"Warren and his wife still live in the house they have been living in for 19 years, Warren continues to drive his 11-year-old Ford and he wears a $17 watch from Wal-Mart."
(He started the ministry and got married 30 years ago, so they obviously moved 19 years ago. Why wouldn't he keep driving his car if it's dependable? Who's to say it's his only vehicle? The watch means nothing either, it's probably not his only one.)

Anyone that keeps saying or implying that they are humble is NOT humble. A truly humble person wouldn't say that.

Bible Believer said...

I think that is phony too.

If he lives on a middle class salary, how could he afford the extensive world travel, conferences etc, that would require at least 6 figures to cover it all. You aren't getting across the entire country driving an old Ford with the muffler falling off.

He may allow for so much in the personal fund, but have an extensive "church" fund. But who knows? I agree with you, that a humble person wouldn't announce to the world all of these things. Actually can't remember exact verse, but you are supposed to stay quiet about what you give not use it to elevate yourself. He seems over-eager to prove to us he is a "normal guy", I do not buy it as even doing the prayers at Obama's inuagration prove he is anything but. Wonder if he took the old Ford to Washington DC all the way from California? What if it broke down? LOL

Anonymous said...

It's sad that you as fellow Christians and recipients of God's grace and love are so quick to judge your fellow brother in Christ. Psalm 135 speaks on how pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity......God expects us to love one another as He loves us....that is how we represent Jesus gloriously....and by the way dear brothers and sisters, we dare not sit on the judges seat where only the One who shed His blood for these people can sit and judge.
God bless you