A long-time reader of .Info recently provided us with this gem:

Topic: Yeah, but, what about, you know, Jesus and the Bible and stuff

So I was perusing Challies‘ positive article on Rick Warren, and as I noticed all the ODM wannabes lining up I realized that they all made appeals to what would Luther, Spurgeon or Edwards do.

Anyone missing from that list?

Missing? [puts on his "online discernment ministry" glasses] Nobody I can see…

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14 Comments(+Add)

1   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
September 22nd, 2009 at 10:59 am

If Rick Warren brought the PDL to Geneva, would would Calvin do? :cool:

2   Aaron    
September 22nd, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Ooh! Is it John MacArthur? or does he need to be dead first?

3   Nathanael    http://www.borrowedbreath.com/
September 22nd, 2009 at 1:52 pm

John the Baptist?

4   Chris P.    
September 23rd, 2009 at 11:01 am

Gee, what would Jesus do? Actually “what is He doing now?” is the more accurate question.
Answer: What He has always done, proclaim Truth and speak out aginst false teachers.
If you really look hard, you and your ilk are misiing from that list and justifiably so.

5   Phil Miller    http://pmwords.blogspot.com
September 23rd, 2009 at 11:34 am

I’ve got to say out of all the comments on the Challies thread, I think this is my fave:

I don’t think Jonathan Edwards would be too pleased with Rick Warren and his ministry. And I’m sure he would confront him face to face.

LOL, I don’t know that any of us today would please Jonathan Edwards that much. I’m going to start marketing those WWJED bracelets right away!

6   Aaron    
September 23rd, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Oh, just go away Chris P. Man, you’re obnoxious. You take all the fun and joy out of being a Christian.

7   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
September 23rd, 2009 at 12:10 pm

What I find interesting is that so many will rush to defend the unscriptural behavior of Calvin and Luther, and yet they get apoplexy when someone even hints that Warren is a nice man.

Can you say “human idolatry”?

8   Neil    
September 23rd, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Chris P.,

it seems every time you comment here it is to just insult and belittle. Again, I ask, why the hostility brother? Why not argue your point instead of the petty and childish mud slinging?


9   Jerry    http://www.dangoldfinch.wordpress.com
September 23rd, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Hey Chris P, I love you.

10   Jerry    http://www.dangoldfinch.wordpress.com
September 23rd, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Wasn’t Jonathan Edwards kind of a rebel even in his day?

And boring?

11   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
September 23rd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

“Sinners in the Hands of a Gracious God”

Had he become famous for that sermon the ODMs would hate him.

12   John Hughes    
September 24th, 2009 at 11:57 am


Whatever he was Jonathan Edwards could be said to have been boring. His “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was quite the rage in those days. People were swooning, people were showing **gasp** uncontrollable emotions. However, all kidding aside he was undoubtedly greatly used of God during the Great Awakeing, one of the greatest revivals our country has known. I guess you could say he was being relevant to his culture and time. :-)

13   John Hughes    
September 24th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

And there is a place for the fear of God, reverential awe or just right out skeered in evangelism depending on the audience. For as we all know:

“There is thunder in His footsteps and Lightning in His Fist. The Lord wasn’t joking when He kicked them out of Eden. It wasn’t for no reason that He shed his blood
His return is very close and so you better be believing
that our God is an awesome God”

14   Chris L    http://www.fishingtheabyss.com/
September 24th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Johathan Edwards? Isn’t he the disgraced ex-Presidential candidate with children in both of “two Americas”?