Warren: Churches have role to play in solving global problems
Pastor Rick Warren told former US President Bill Clinton‚Äôs global summit on Friday not to overlook the contribution that millions of people of faith around the world play in tackling some of today‚Äôs biggest challenges.
"If we take the people of faith off the agenda, we've ruled out most of the world because most of the world has some faith," Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life and pastor of the southern Californian Saddleback Church, was quoted by the Associated Press as saying. "There's already an army ready to be mobilised, an army of compassion."...
Bible Thumper, amen! Rick Warren, has no valid role to play in Christianity at the moment. [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/gathw.htm]]]The Gospel According to Hybels & Warren[/URL] and,
Gil Rugh wrote: As believers committed to Jesus Christ, our involvement in social or cultural issues is sometimes misunderstood. The desire to concentrate on what God has called the church to do - teach the word - requires us to be selective in how we spend our time. The choice to limit our involvement comes from the desire to be obedient to God.
from, [URL=http://www.ihcc.org/index.php?id=article&art_id=Z0ED7n1mQByn5awPx4F0lrQGZ]]]The Purpose of the Local Church and Community Issues[/URL]
Almighty God provided the resources that go into every plastic bottle and aluminum can and gasoline tank.
Unthankfulness is a sin in which surely each of us has had a role.
Our Holy, All-Seeing God does care about waste and needless destruction of the earth.
‚Äú‚Ä¶when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were THANKFUL; but became vain in their imaginations‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Romans 1:21
‚ÄúHe also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great WASTER‚ÄĚ. ‚Äď Proverbs 18:9
And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and SHOULDEST DESTROY THEM WHICH DESTROY THE EARTH. ‚Äď Revelation 11:18
"...and Muhummad Yunus, a banker and economist from Bangladesh who came to prominence for his use of microcredit loans to the poor. "Grameen Bank founder Yunus said the focus had to shift from charity to the empowerment of people at the grassroots level." One of the very few out of many [URL=http://bibleprobe.com/muhammad.htm]]]Muhammad[/URL]ans, as it has been pointed out,
Farooq Sulehria wrote: ....Regarding freedom of expression, there is a joke often told in Arab world. At a meeting, a US journalist says: "We have complete freedom of expression in the US. We can criticise the US president as much as we like." The Arab journalist replies. "We also have complete freedom of expression in Arab world. We can also criticise the US president as much as we like."