Monday, December 22, 2008

What's Rick Warren's Purpose?

I'll tell you, I've been thinking about how to take Pastor Rick Warren's decision to give the inaugural prayer next month.

My first thoughts were along the line of "how could he do such a thing?"

While my thoughts haven't strayed too much from that line, I did reflect on a possible silver-lining.

If Mr. Warren can use this opportunity, and not necessarily at the inauguration itself, but more throughout Obama's administration, to voice the Pro-Life issue, then I would say it's a good decision.

It's quite obvious what Mr. Obama's agenda is in his selection. 'If I have Rick Warren praying me into office, the Christian community should welcome me with open arms' ... or something like that. Sorry but I just don't buy that he has any real intentions of being mister nice guy to the Christian teachings on abortion.

I know that Christ dinned with the sinners (I would consider myself part of that group) one can only hope that Warren's efforts will be fruitful. We all must pray that it does.

However, only time will tell.

Rick Warren Responds: How Should Warren Then Pray?

"I commend President-elect Obama for his courage to willingly take enormous heat from his base by inviting someone like me, with whom he doesn’t agree on every issue, to offer the Invocation at his historic Inaugural ceremony.

Hopefully individuals passionately expressing opinions from the left and the right will recognize that both of us have shown a commitment to model civility in America.

The Bible admonishes us to pray for our leaders. I am honored by this opportunity to pray God’s blessing on the office of the President and its current and future inhabitant, asking the Lord to provide wisdom to America’s leaders during this critical time in our nation’s history."


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