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Eric & Melanie Barger

What You Said About...

We so appreciate the many emails we've received throughout this and each year. Though not every email can be personally answered, every one is read and we thank you.

Here below are a few of the dozens of emails we've received in the past two days and some of my responses to the writers. Of all of the issues I have written about this year, NOTHING has evoked as many responses as did my email on December 27 "Rick Warren Should Have Rejected Obama's Offer."

I actually did not intend to write on this. This article began as an email response to a friend of mine who called me glowing with such positive things to say about Warren. As I wrote I realized that God was dealing with my heart and that others should read what I was hearing in my spirit. Over the next 48 hours the article developed into what we finally sent out to our list. The piece is also posted on Christian Worldview Network.

If you haven't read the article please do so by clicking here. One other note. I found it very interesting that the very same day the Associate Press released a story which quoted a video posted to Warren's Saddleback Church website on Monday, December 22 in which Warren insisted he wasn't equating gay marriage with incest or child molestation.

"I have in no way ever taught that homosexuality is the same thing as a forced relationship between an adult and a child, or between siblings," Warren said. "I was trying to point out I'm not opposed to gays having their partnership. I'm opposed to gays using the term marriage for their relationship." - Rick Warren

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RE: Rick Warren Should Have Rejected Obama's Offer

Amen! Amen! Amen! Your article was excellent! I have just finished reading the last two chapters of Daniel. Those who know their God, will not compromise. May He strengthen us and embolden us to stand in truth and righteousness, willing to pay the price of "the cross". We also must "pick up" that cross if we want to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord. (It does not include compromise to this world's politics or to man's self-centered gospel of political correctness.) It is only through the cross of Christ, that any true Christian can ever be an overcomer. Thank you for allowing me to share my heart.
- Lori (Maine)

Hello Eric, I just wanted to say that you are absolutely right in what you have said about the Obama/Warren unholy inauguration.

I am sickened by the whole thing and it is good to hear someone give sound intelligent and biblical reasoning to this horrible situation. I am so deeply saddened by the thousands of "christians" who voted Obama into office. God's heart must indeed be broken by this.

I just know that as things are going that Jesus will not be long in coming again. So I just keep looking up, watching, listening and waiting.

Thank you again for your words and for taking a stand for righteousness.
- Winnie (California)

Thank you for putting into words what my "spirit" sensed about Rick Warren and his association with Obama. I have been leery from the initial onset of the association and you have confirmed what my spirit was telling me. This generations "Billy Graham" he certainly ISN'T and in my opinion is like comparing apples and oranges. NO - he isn't the next Billy Graham - (maybe in his own mind) - but not to true believers and followers of Jesus Christ.

It is nice to know that if I follow my "heart" I can be sure there are others who share the same and when confirmed in others it must be from the Holy Spirit.

Thanks again and keep up the good work of TRUTH! God will be glorified even if the rocks have to cry out!
- Susan (Mississippi)

Thank God for Eric Barger that's why I support your ministry! - Jerry (Idaho)

Susan Writes:

I am not going to pick up the first stone to cast at Rick Warren

Eric Responds:


Thanks for writing.

I could speak and write about the known cults until my final day but it is obvious that the most heinous evil is that which claims to be Christian yet yields destruction of the Body of Christ.

Rick Warren has done more to undermine the Church and the teaching of the authentic gospel of Jesus Christ then any single person in this generation. Paul, Peter, Jude and Jesus Himself were never silent when confronting false teachers. In fact, Jesus warned us 14 separate times about false teachers. Paul called them out by name. Peter called them out. Paul called them wolves; Jesus named them snakes.

So many defenders of Warren are just that - defenders of Warren - but without the understanding of Scripture on their side. Since I wrote my piece about him and Obama's inauguration the Associated Press has reported that in a video message last Monday Warren has even come out in favor of gay partnerships. Does this concern you?

Have you even read some of WHY I am concerned about Rick Warren's teaching? You owe it to yourself no matter how much of a Warren fan you may be. If not, please see: Examining the Purpose Driven Philosophy

Again, thanks for writing,


Praise God. Now this is what I and we are talking about. Praise God for your Boldness. Keep it up.
- Stan (Oregon)

You are truly a voice in the wildness. We pray for you every day and the walk God has purposed for you and yours. Keep up the good work. So far, all you have written has come into my life through my older children, who now have walked away from our God. Thank you so much for researching things and putting it down in layman's terms. Go get'em....God bless you,
- Lynn (Idaho)

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