Sunday, September 27, 2015
They Have Made the Family An Idol For a Reason
Rick Warren speaks the day before the Pope does at the World Meeting of Families
[warning Catholic website]
"PHILADELPHIA – The eighth World Meeting of Families closed Friday with an appeal to the wider family of Christians, both Catholic and Protestant.
“What we need is to revitalize our worship. We need to minimize our differences, we need to mobilize our members, we need to evangelize the lost and we need to reenergize our families,” said Rick Warren, pastor of the evangelical Saddleback Church in California.
Warren delivered the closing keynote at the event that morning alongside Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, on “The Joy of the Gospel of Life.”
That came as Pope Francis spoke alongside leaders from Muslim, Jewish, and other faiths Friday at a multi-religious gathering at Ground Zero in New York."
Warren has been moving closer and closer to the Catholics and now openly consorts with Catholic programs and clergy.
Did you notice how he said, "We need to reenergize our families." not we need to save souls.
Jesus in the Bible talks about how division will come between families including mother and daughter and son and father. What of the religious figures who push the "family" at any cost? They know kinfolk ties more then any will demand a conformity to a false religious system much more so.
Some time ago I wrote this article, Family An Idol of It's Own?
It's interesting to me how the evangelical "culture warriors" stressed the "family" and the Catholic side has their World Meeting of Families and do the same exact thing.
Warren goes on to say: "
"At both events, the megachurch pastor said, the pope repeated a phrase that has stuck with him: “Today families are being threatened. They’re being threatened within and threatened without.”
In his characteristic, engaging style, Warren listed a number of those threats to the family, including “sin is normalized,” “abortion is legalized,” “Christians are demonized” and “immigrants are stigmatized.”
Salvation is individual, and no family will get you into heaven though you will become a member of God's family once you are a Christian.
I believe the false "Christian" focus on the family creating an idol of it with the Duggars as one of our more extreme examples is to help keep people in the false religion fold. The Bible warns there will be many Christians dividing from their families. There are people out there who no longer have families because of their religious convictions. I have already noticed the churches are openly discriminating against those with no families, the childless, the single and never married, and those who have had to walk away from families in false religions and wickedness.
Luke 12:51-53King James Version (KJV)
51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
7 Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.