I’ve been reading various blogs about John Piper’s endorsement of Rick Warren’s false gospel this week. The one thing that stands out to me is that so many people are willing to accept Rick Warren as a “misunderstood” preacher of the gospel just because of John Piper. This is a disturbing trend within those who should know better! They are quick to compromise the truth because they are in love Piper instead of being in love with the Word. Years ago, when Piper endorsed the “cussing” pastor Mark Driscoll, this act should have sent red flags out to all who love sound doctrine, but instead of standing up for the truth those who follow Piper just made excuses. Now we fast forward to today and Piper has endorsed a false teacher as a teacher of the Gospel!

Mark 13:21-23 (NASB) 

21 “And then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ’; or, ‘Behold, He is there’; do not believe him;
22 for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
23 “But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.

Rick Warren is a false teacher and John Piper has become a Judas goat. When will the excuse making stop? When will people who love sound doctrine stand up for the truth and call out John Piper instead of compromising?

2 Timothy 4:1-5 (NASB)
1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:
2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

  1. thereformedtraveler says:

    Yes, amazing thing to behold to what lengths people will go in defending these two. What a fine kettle of fish we have now! “Rick Warren is a false teacher and John Piper has become a Judas goat.” Exactly.

  2. AZTexan says:

    >>When will people who love sound doctrine stand up for the truth and call out John Piper instead of compromising?<<

    We're waiting, good Drs. Sproul, Ferguson, Begg, Duncan, Mohler, Dever, MacArthur…

    … …Someone? Anyone? Afraid what might happen to ministry donations, book deals, book sales and conference attendance if we do with Weird Cousin Piper what should have been done years ago? *tsk-tsk-tsk*

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  4. Kay says:

    If everyone writing on this thread would spend more time with the Lord… they wouldn’t have time to debate, but would experience the same encounters that the prophets of old experienced.
    Try not reporting anything negative for one month… use that time worshiping the Lord, fasting and praying… your life will turn around. You’ll see EVERYONE through the eyes of Jesus! That means no slandering, but loving!

  5. Kay,

    While it is a good thing to fast, pray, and worship the Lord; it is equally good to practice biblical discernment and warn the sheep about false teachers/doctrines. While on the surface the “head in the sand” belief sounds great and promotes peace, the fact is by doing this we enable false teachers to spread their poison unopposed. Remember that God raises up people to oppose false teachers/prophets and He raises up people to do His work.

    Now you mentioned slandering. In this thread where is the slander? Please explain this accusation by using facts please.

    Thank you,

    David J

  6. Gregory J.S.Burrows says:

    I must be missing something here.I see you attacking Rick Warren, but no information on why you are doing so.We must not go around assuming that everyone knows what our gripe or disagreement is.Please state or re-state your objections as regards Rick Warren theologically or whatever.

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