Piers Morgan is quickly rising to be the poster boy for progressive liberalism. First he comes out against gun ownership and now he is attacking the Bible.
Monday night, on his infamous CNN program, Morgan talked with Rick Warren, Founder and Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Saddleback Church is a megachurch that boasts of an average attendance right around 20,000. Warren is also the author of best sellers The Purpose Drive Life and The Purpose Drive Church.
During that interview, the topic of the Bible and homosexuality was broached and Morgan said that because of today’s culture the Bible is flawed and that it needs to be amended. In other words, Morgan, like so many others in today’s culture, does not accept the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God, but rather a collection of ancient writings that are no longer relevant to today. The bottom line is that Morgan wants to make God in Morgan’s own image, rather than accept the other way around. Morgan said to Warren:
“Both the Bible and the Constitution were well intentioned but they are basically, inherently flawed. Hence, the need to amend it. My point to you about gay rights, for example, it’s time for an amendment to the Bible.”
In many areas, I don’t agree with Rick Warren and his liberal theology, and I have to admit that he did a fairly poor job at defending the truth of the Bible. His response to Morgan was:
“I willingly admit that I base my worldview on the Bible, which I believe is true. My definition of truth is: If it’s new, it’s not true. If it was true 1,000 years ago, it will be true 1,000 years from today. Opinion changes, but truth doesn’t.”
If I were Warren, I would have told Morgan:
“God’s Word is unchanging and the only source of absolute truth. It is not for man to change the Word of God or try to make God in our own image. It is our duty to follow God’s teachings and when He says homosexuality is a sin, then it’s a sin. It means that our culture and current opinions are wrong and they are the things that need to be amended back to conform with God’s instructions, not the other way around.”
Morgan is just like so many other liberals today who have already started rewriting the Bible. There is the new Queen James gay Bible, a feminist Bible and even a new age Bible. They pick and choose what they want from the Bible and then add their own words and claim that’s what God meant to say or should have said.
All I can say for them is that I would truly hate to be in their shoes when they stand before a holy and righteous God on the Day of Judgment when He asks them why they changed His Scriptures. It reminds me of the words of Jeremiah 8:8-12 which read:
“How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes has made it into a lie. The wise men shall be put to shame; they shall be dismayed and taken; behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them? Therefore I will give their wives to others and their fields to conquerors, because from the least to the greatest everyone is greedy for unjust gain; from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among the fallen; when I punish them, they shall be overthrown, says the LORD.”