Can A Leopard Change Its Spots?

June 14, 2008

Note-Im still here. I have been working on a new article concerning Richard Abanes, Rick Warren and Ken Blanchard that I will release probably on June 16. Meanwhile this is a really good post by brother in the Lord Mike Ratliff.

Here is Mikes post-

Bob DeWaay was right. Rick Warren has gutted the American Church and he has been vilified and confronted about it for the last several years. However, now he is working to make peace with some of his strongest opponents. Is the Leopard attempting to change his spots?

Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then also you can do good who are accustomed to do evil. (Jeremiah 13:23 ESV)

I do not think that Rick Warren is changing anything except how he interacts with those who effectively oppose him and his ministry. One of the things he is attempting to do now is disavow any responsibility for the things such as I shared above. I contend that he is responsible and God will hold him to that because it was from his attempt to change the Church into his Purpose Driven Church model, which is the merger of secular marketing techniques ala Ken Blanchard with a way to do Church that seeks to please the masses instead of Christians, that gutted the Church. Warren’s act of listening to and responding to Chris and Bob at the meeting at Saddleback is not an act of repentance. He may be seeking some sort of compromise. However, I promise you that he will give up nothing, but expect us to move more in his direction. Just because there is no acrimony does not mean the man is willing to repent or is doing so.

 

Read the entire article here its very good information and a great article.

http://mikeratliff.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/can-a-leopard-change-it%E2%80%99s-spots/#comment-51962

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