On the Road to Emmaus with Rick Warren (While Tweeting)
June 19, 2012
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There’s never a dull day when Rick Warren gets to tweet ‘pearls of wisdom’. He is the Evangelical pope isn’t he? He is of course America’s pastor and what he says will trend in the high ways and byways of evangelicalism. Ever since we exchanged our bibles for that good, well written and inspired church growth purpose driven manual of his we have never looked back.
Why do many people think that Jesus was the fulfilment of the old testament prophecy and expectations? They think He is the one that the Bible is all about! And I am very happy that Rick put these people back in their place with a very well timed ‘tweet’. And that settles it. Yippee!
If only I could walk with a wise man like Rick on the road to Emmaus and he would exegete Scripture. I would ask him to begin in the Old to the New Testament and explain to me what verses like these ones by (umm Jesus) mean:
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. (Luke 24:27)
You search Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of me (John 5:39)
Oops! Those verses will make him put his foot in his mouth! It seems after all Jesus did say that all scripture points to him. Well of course He was not the stone that David used to hit Goliath nor the hair that made Samson strong but the prophets (had faith in God) and all spoke, hoped and waited for a coming messiah. They all pointed to the cross. They pointed to Jesus…and Jesus pointed to himself.
Er, is that eisegesis? I think it’s probably time to re-think our tweet and probably say we were misquoted…again.