Saddleback Church Trains 2,400 New Members; Baptizes 800
Saddleback Church in southern California trained nearly 2,400 new church members on Saturday. It was the largest membership class in the megachurchâ€™s 30-year history.
Of those who participated in the churchâ€™s introductory membership session, Class 101, about 800 were baptized afterwards. Founding pastor Rick Warren personally taught the program and then, with the help of other Saddleback pastors, spent more than three and a half hours baptizing the hundreds of new members.
Attendees were walked through three areas in their faith life: Godâ€™s plan and purpose for everything; the history, faith and future vision of the church; and the importance of membership....
ok thx neil the name is saddleback church not where it is and its in a forest with a lake but not on saddleback mountain which is somewhere else where they have aids, i should think there probably are gays there at saddleback because pastor brownback himself has AIDS plus that name is a bit gay you know like an "in joke' for gays that they would find funny they would be in a bar and say 'hello brownback !' and have a snicker he he !type of thing
Matthew 23 13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye enter not in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering in to enter. 15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.
It's not all Catholics who lead people astray! [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/pdlflaw.htm]]]Rick Warrenâ€™s Purpose-Driven Life: A Seriously Flawed View of God[/URL] and a little longer essay on Warren (and Hybels), [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/gathw.htm]]]The Gospel According to Hybels & Warren[/URL].
â€śThe Bible says the church is the support and foundation of the truth,â€ť Warren said. â€śWe in California know the importance of support and foundation, because we have earthquakes. If you donâ€™t have a good support and a good foundation when an earthquake comes around, your house will collapse."
Actually, Pastor, the Bible says Christ is the Truth, and the only foundation of the church; and membership is conferred by the Holy Spirit when he baptizes us into the Body of Christ.
1 Cor. 3:11: For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Cor. 12: 12For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.