by Mike Ratliff
I have long appreciated the direct, biblical way Bob DeWaay ministers. With Bob, there are no doubts left as to who is his Lord. Today, I listened to his interview on Crosstalk Radio with Ingrid Schlueter here dealing with what has come to be known as Warrengate. With Bob and Ingrid there is no dancing around the subject. They come directly to the point and it is soon made very clear where Rick Warren really stands where it concerns the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Another favorite radio show of mine is Dr. James White’s “The Dividing Line.” I appreciate that name very much for I believe that is exactly what God is doing right now. He is allowing the filthy and evil, the pretenders if you will, to fill up the cup of His wrath against them as they seem to have been given free reign. On the other hand, there is a very well defined line separating what calls itself Christian, but proves that it isn’t by being on the wrong side of this line while that which is genuine never budges from the solid, biblically defined, side of that line to which only His genuine disciples adhere.
I am still not so sure how to respond to John Piper and his compromises, but to Warrengate, I am convinced that we should look at this as God further clarifying His Church. Those who are all for compromise, unity at all costs, prove that they are on the wrong side of this solid, biblically defined line while those who love God’s Truth, hate compromise, and refuse to go there, will continue to turn from evil, and remain on the very well defined and biblical side of that line. Yes, we must pray for John Piper and his repentance in this. Yes, we must continue to oppose the Purpose Driven paradigm as an attack by our enemy on the Church. My response to Warrengate is here. In the meantime, let us continue to pray for the repentance of these people, but most importantly, that God’s will be done.
I would also like to encourage each of you reading this with the following. I will never compromise with the “city of man.” This would include all false forms of Christianity such as the Purpose Driven paradigm, the Emergence Christianity, the New Evangelism, et cetera. I will continue to seek the face of God in daily Bible studies and seek to feed the Body of Christ spiritual food to enable it to endure in this suffering age. I am traveling right now, but will return home this Sunday evening. God’s will be done.
Please continue to pray for us in this ministry.
Soli Deo Gloria!