Christianity Johnson on 05 Dec 2008 01:35 am
In this video, Rick Warren, “follower of Jesus”, advocates war with Iran while talking with Sean Hannity. According to Warren, the Bible demands that we go to war with Iran:
HANNITY: Am I advocating something dark, evil or something righteous [by saying we should kill Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad]?
WARREN: Well, actually, the Bible says that evil cannot be negotiated with. It has to just be stopped. And I believeâ€¦
HANNITY: By force?
WARREN: Well, if necessary. In fact, that is the legitimate role of government. The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers. Not good-doers. Evildoers.
This article has a great point to make about Warren:
if this were a conversation between an Iranian TV host and an ayatollah in which they discussed scriptural justifications for â€œtaking outâ€ high ranking members of the U.S. government, youâ€™d probably see Sean Hannity running the clip on his show â€” while slowly shaking his head in pious disapproval â€” as evidence of what crazy extremists those Iranians are. As it is, theyâ€™ll probably be running this on Iranian TV as evidence of what crazy extremists those Americans are.
Jesus never says to go to war with evil-doers. Jesus says to love your enemy. He says it over and over again:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” -Matthew 5:43-44
Did Rick Warren miss the memo?
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