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Rob Eshman, the editor of The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, observed: “Warren managed to speak for the entire evening without once mentioning Jesus--a testament to his savvy message-tailoring” (“Jesus’ Man Has a Plan,” The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, June 23, 2006).
No, it is a testament to his wretched compromise. For Warren not to mention the name of Jesus when preaching to Jews is inexcusable, “there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). The congregants at Sinai Temple do not need to hear about Rick Warren’s seeker-sensitive philosophy and organizational methods; they do not need to hear him brag about how many copies of books he has sold or how much money he gives away; they need to hear that they are lost in their sins and will go to eternal hell if they reject Jesus as the Messiah.
Warren and other Church Growth gurus claim that have not changed the Christian message, only the methods. In fact, if Rick Warren preached the same message that the apostle Paul preached he would have the same response from unbelieving Jews today that Paul had in his day. They would ridicule and oppose him. “For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost” (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16).
Rabbi Ron Wolfson of the Sinai Temple has been influenced by Warren’s “Purpose-Driven Church” book and has had personal discussions with Warren, and Warren told him “his interest is in helping all houses of worship, not in converting Jews.”
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