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Former drummer for Gary Lewis and The Playboys and The Coasters. Tim has also played with Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster, Darlene Zscech and Hillsongs, Jeff Fenholt, SteveCamp among others. Tim founded The Simply Agape Project in 2001 to get free Christian music to the troops. Recordings have been made with Tim, and friends Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel SR, Justo Almario,Steve Camp , Jared Ming and some wonderful Independant Christian artists.The Somebody Brave CD also features words of encouragment to the soldiers from Pastors, Moms, Dads, and Lt Col Brian Birdwell a Pentegon 9/11 survivor Tim is married to Donna Wirth and has four children Alan 25,Steven 23, Brittany 22, Bethany 21. Tim has played in numerous churchs as well as shows on TBN. Tim has also performed on JCTV on the show Generation Worship featuring worship leader Jared Ming. Tim has a book published worldwide titled "Pass The Plate And Let Us Prey" (My Search For Black and White Christianity in a Gray Nation)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The gospel according to Rick

I recently read a really good article titled "The Gospel: A Method Or A Message? How The Purpose Driven Life Obscures The Gospel by Bob DeWaay. I would encourage you to read it here is the link.
two other good articles about the gospel according to Rick-
Warren goes through great pains to search for any translation that will say what Rick wants to say .
In Warrens (not Gods) promotion of church covenants notice this.
2. I WILL SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MY CHURCH...By praying for its growth...By inviting the unchurched to attend...By warmly welcoming those who visit"To the church ... we always thank God for you and pray for you constantly." 1 Thess. 1:2"The Master said to the servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes, and urge the people there to come so my house will be full.'" Luke 14:23 (NCV)"So, warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified." Rom. 15:7 (LB)

The Living Bible is the only translation that uses the words 'into the church' its not even refered to in this manner in the apostate translation "The Message."
But Rick only uses the translations that say what Rick wants to say.
here is the verse "Wherefore recieve ye one another, as Christ also recieved us to the glory of God."
Doesnt quite make the same point Rick is trying to make.
We cant take scripture and bend it into what we want it to say. We need to bend our knee to Gods word and let it transform us not visa versa.

We all need to be good Bereans these days and check to see if what is being preached is the truth. And not truth mixed with false teaching-because that is not truth at all.

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