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Oh lordy, Agape Press is in a tizzy.

Rick Warren’s Presence at ‘Azusa Street’ Questioned

(AgapePress) – A Bible teacher and author is questioning California pastor Rick Warren’s decision to speak at the Azusa Street Centennial, a week-long festival that kicks off today in Los Angeles.

Thousands are gathering in Los Angeles to mark the 100th anniversary of the “Azusa Street Revival,” which is considered the start of the modern Pentecostal/Charismatic movement. According to the official website for the centennial celebration, objectives of the gathering include commemorating the movement’s heritage, diversity, and progress, as well as seeking God’s direction for its future. More than 150 well-known Pentecostal leaders are scheduled to preach or teach, among them Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes, Kenneth Copeland, and Creflo Dollar.

Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, is among the speakers during Azusa Street Centennial. Bob Dewaay, pastor of Twin City Fellowship — a non-denominational evangelical church in Minneapolis — and author of Redefining Christianity: Understanding the ‘Purpose Driven’ Movement, is concerned that by speaking at the event, Pastor Warren is aligning himself with some speakers who have been accused of denying the Trinity.

Oh my! Denying the Trinity? Some of them? Accused? For shame!

The pastor adds that if Rick Warren “wants to be America’s pastor, then I think he better start standing up for sound doctrine — not only in his own practice but those of the other people around him.”

I sympathize with this. You all know how much of a stickler I am for sound doctrine. I know the Trinity inside and out! See, there are three…I mean one…it has three parts: the father…but he’s not really the father of anything…the son…but he’s not really the son of the father, he’s equal…but not…he was begotten…not in the sense of born of, though…more like proceeding from…and the holy ghost, which isn’t really a ghost like Casper but a spirit…of some kind…it can do magic.

If that’s not sound doctrine, I don’t know what is!

Dewaay says he questions Warren’s motivation for speaking at the event, even going so far as to suggest that the well-known pastor and author is speaking to gain more support for his political agenda. The Minnesota pastor recalls hearing Pastor Warren tell the Religion Newswriters Association that he plans to get 400,000 churches signed up for his peace plan.

An evangelical with a political agenda? Who’d a thought?

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