By Museum of Idolatry.
[pullquote][Please note: This is an archived article from early 2010][/pullquote]The wildly popular yet wholesome Jonas Brothers will perform for Saddleback Church next month during the Southern California megachurch’s Easter service.
Saddleback senior pastor Rick Warren announced the pop rock boy band’s upcoming performance this week in a tweet two months before his church kicks off a flurry of activities.
This year, Saddleback’s Easter service will be unlike any of its previous ones, and not just because the Jonas Brothers will be there along with Christian music artist Kari Jobe.
Besides Easter, the Lake Forest, Calif., megachurch will also be celebrating its 30th anniversary. For the occasion Saddleback has rented the Angel Stadium in Anaheim and plans to hold the service with about 50,000 people.
“This Easter will be unlike any we’ve had at Saddleback before, as we rejoice together for one momentous service at Angel Stadium in Anaheim,” the church states in its Easter web page. “We’ll have special guests, inspiring worship, and Pastor Rick will take a memorable look back at where we’ve been as a church, and most importantly, talk about the future.”
We wonder if Jesus’ victorious resurrection from the grave for our justification will at least get an “honorable mention” during Saddleback’s “Easter” extravaganza?
With all the talk about Saddleback’s past and most importantly, Saddleback’s future that Rick Warren plans to deliver after the Jonas Brothers’ performance we seriously doubt there will be any time left for Pastor Rick to do more that say something like,
“Oops! I almost forgot to mention that it was awfully nice of Jesus to choose to rise from the dead on the exact same day that I started Saddleback church. Wasn’t that nice of Jesus to glorify Saddleback that way? Let’s give Jesus a a big round of applause for rising from the dead on the same day that Saddleback got started. Afterall, if it weren’t for Jesus, Saddleback MAY not be here today.”
Editor’s Note: “If we do not preach about sin and God’s judgment on it, we cannot present Christ as Saviour from sin and the wrath of God. And if we are silent about these things, and preach a Christ who saves only from self and the sorrows of this world, we are not preaching the Christ of the Bible . . . Such preaching may soothe some, but it will help nobody; for a Christ who is not seen and sought as a Saviour from sin will not be found to save from self or from anything else”