Contact: Steve McConkey, BigWorldWatch.com, 608-469-7956
MADISON, Wis., March 7, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rick Warren denied the contents of a February 23 Orange County Register article that said Warren's church and Muslims worship the "same God."
However, documents recently released by Jim Hinch to Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries show how Hinch came to his conclusion in his story "Rick Warren Builds Bridge to Muslims."
The OC Register reporter shared a part of the King's Way document that was agreed upon by local Muslims and Warren's church. This document shows how Hinch came to his conclusions.
Below is the document provided to Apprising Ministries that centered on theological agreements:
I. WHO: we believe in
1. God is one (Mark 12:29; Muhammed 47:19)
2. God is the Creator (Genesis 1:1; Al Shura 42:11)
3. God is different from the world (1 Timothy 6:16; An An'am 6:103)
4. God is Good
a. God loves (1 John 4:16; Al Buruj 85:14)
b. God is just (1 John 1:19, Romans 3:26; Hud 11:45)
c. God's love encompasses God's judgment (1 Peter 4:8; Al A'raf 7:156; Al Ghafir 40:7)
The Register story based the phrases "same God" and "one God" on the phrasing in this document, which states that Christians and Muslims believe in one God.
It is clear from this document that Rick Warren is in theological error as he is promoting that the God of the Bible is the same as the Muslim God Allah. In a recent Christian Post article, he said that he believed in the Triune God, however, this document does not make a distinction between the Muslim God Allah and the God of the Bible.
However, again by promoting the above document, he is in error saying one thing and another thing later.
Steve McConkey, Director of BigWorldWatch.com, says "We are concerned that during these troubling times, there is not clarity in doctrine in churches. We need to reach out with love, but cannot compromise the basics of the faith."
Steve McConkey has been involved in apologetics since becoming a Christian in 1976. Steve and his wife operate 4 WINDS USA, a world-class track and field ministry. They have been in track and field ministries since 1981. BigWorldWatch.com is independent from 4WINDS USA. Steve graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University (Masters of Public Health).