Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, directly responded to one of his Twitter followers on the microblogging site on Saturday. The question was: â€śOld guy on TV claims u support chrislam. True?â€ť
That â€śold guyâ€ť was likely Jack Van Impe, the popular end-times television host who walked way from TBN in the wake of a dispute over naming well-known ministers he claims are mixing Muslim and Christian beliefs.
Warren responded: The so-called "Chrislam" rumor is 100 percent false. If the guy who started this libelous myth, or anyone else who passed it on, had obeyed our Lord's command (Matt. 18:18-20) to come directly to me, and then asked what I actually believedâ€”they would have been embarrassed to learn that I believe the exact opposite. As a fourth generation Christian pastor, my life and ministry is built on the truth that Jesus is the only way, and our inerrant Bible is our only true authority....
I caught Jack Van Impe talking about this in my brief hearing, and figured he is, as usual, wanting to speak over the principal witness that includes dwelling with all men peaceably (if it is not possible to dwell peaceably, that it must needs be on the part of the offender). Again, as possible: just like when King David was able to do when he did dwell near Achish King of Gath, of the Philistines.
Psalm 144:10 "It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. (11) Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: (12)That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: (13)That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: (14)That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets. (15)Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD."
Martin Luther wrote: Without the doctrine of justification there can be only ignorance of God. Those who refuse to be justified by Christ are idolaters. They remain under the Law, sin, death, and the power of the devil. Everything they do is wrong.
Nowadays there are many such idolaters who want to be counted among the true confessors of the Gospel. They may even teach that men are delivered from their sins by the death of Christ. But because they attach more importance to charity than to faith in Christ they dishonor Him and pervert His Word. They do not serve the true God, but an idol of their own invention. The true God has never yet smiled upon a person for his charity or virtues, but only for the sake of Christ's merits.
Only two religions in the world, and only Christianity is the true one.