Rick Warren: ‘Finding the Cross in every verse is eisegesis…’

Did anyone else get an unsettling feeling in their stomachs reading this June 14 tweet from Rick Warren?

I’m really curious to know what all of you think about this, so I hope you’ll comment on my blog or tweet me your thoughts. I see Ken Silva has already weighed in at Apprising.

My gut response is that the cross and the resurrection is the entire point of the Bible! Everything before it looks forward to it and after looks back right? Sure there may be verses that are not as explicit as others, but seriously, are there actually teachers out there trying to fit in the cross in verses where it doesn’t belong? I’d love Warren to provide some examples because I have yet to see people adding the cross in. More often the problem is they leave it out.

Okay, I’ve spoken my peace. Somebody else jump in and let me know what you think.

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Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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11 Responses to Rick Warren: ‘Finding the Cross in every verse is eisegesis…’

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  2. Julia says:

    Upon further reflection I think my post is too soft on Warren. With this tweet he once again revealed his distaste for preaching the Gospel and that is a shame for any Christian and simply disgraceful for a Pastor.

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  4. Jesaja 66:2 says:

    Too sad, but true…
    In addition, see following comment from 100+ years ago, could be written today:
    http://jesaja662.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/feeding-sheep-or-amusing-goats/

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