Pope Francis Learns What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage
"As Christians we seem to be known more for what we're against than what we're for. I want to change that,” said Warren. According to his prepared remarks obtained by CT, he explored why Hebrews 13:4 commands that "marriage is to be honored by everyone" and laid out an "action plan" for conference attendees. In true evangelical form, his eight steps are in mostly alphabetical order:
The whole meeting seems to be your typical "Cultural Warrior" battle against homosexuality in praise of marriage and in opposition to gay marriage. I found myself thinking of the idolatry of marriage and family promoted by the Duggars when watching his speech. Creepily, Warren starts talking about sex and oxtocyin around the 8 minute mark bonding married couples. If you have not heard about oxtocyin, this is the so called "Love Hormone" that scientists have brought up. Would a room full of "celibate" [?] Vatican-employed bachelors care? It's odd to me that men forbidden from marrying women contrary to biblical instruction are self appointed "experts" on marriage and family life to begin with.Affirm the authority of God's word
Believe what Jesus taught about marriage
Celebrate healthy marriages
Develop small group courses to support marriage
Engage every media to promote marriage
Face attackers with joy and winsomeness
Give people confidence
Teach the purposes of marriage"
He elevates marriage in churches. He talks about having testimonies of positive marriages in churches. Actually this isn't wrong in one way, but I often have noticed single and married childless people in many churches are severely neglected! While activities and support is important for families, there are many Christians without families or who are not married. The bible even speaks of people who are not married and go forth to serve the Lord. He praises renewal of vows wearing old wedding dresses. I think this is silly, why do retakes? He tells people we must point out the benefits of marriage. He claims out that married people are wealthier and preaches against the outcomes for single mothers. He tells us men do better while married. Sure marriage can be a positive but isn't there more pressing problems for churches today like apostasy and joining with a false church like Catholicism?
During his speech he praises his small group system [cell groups] at his churches and says that married people should only befriend married people who are as committed to their marriages as they are. He says, "The church is being outmarketed by the opponents of marriage". The minority view is being given the majority of the press."... "Whatever side tells the best stories wins".
Doesn't the bible tell us it is better to marry then to burn? Yes it does.
1 Cor 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
This is the Vatican progressing with the cultural wars to advance the ecumenical movement. In an old article I wrote on this blog, how the cultural warrior stuff was being used to promote false unity with the Roman Catholic church.
"Years ago, I realized they were ushering Christians into the false political and unity camp by using the "culture wars": battling carnally against "liberals": the unbelievers, atheists and secular humanists of the world, focusing on abortion [which nothing really is ever done about from so called "pro-life" politicians], 'gay marriage" [many homosexuals are not interested in the Ozzie and Harriet monogamous married life, the battle was always about who got the benefits when the partner died] and other matters. As I have outlined on this blog already, right and left are both a lie!"
This is happening now today. Rick Warren quotes a Pope and joins with the harlot in the "defense of marriage".
False Culture Wars and the Manhattan Declaration
The Homosexual Hegelian Dialectic and Obsession