Rick Warren

(Richard Duane "Rick" Warren)

Rick Warren
Rick Warren
  • Born: January 28, 1954
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Pastor Author

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Richard Duane "Rick" Warren is an American evangelical Christian pastor and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch in Lake Forest, California that is the sixth-largest megachurch in the United States (including multi-site churches). He is also a bestselling author of many Christian books, including his guide to church ministry and evangelism, The Purpose Driven Church, which has spawned a series of conferences on Christian ministry and evangelism. He is perhaps best known for the subsequent book The Purpose Driven Life which has sold more than 30 million copies, making Warren a New York Times bestselling author.

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Capitalism without Judaism, Christianity, or some other moral basis is just pure greed. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Social Sciences ;Capitalism
Christianity has been global for hundreds of years before anyone used the word globalism. Religion & God
I don’t believe in theocracy. Everywhere you have a state religion, it dies. Religion & God
Nobody in America lives at the survival level, Most people in the world would love to live the way poor Americans live. Poverty
Our civilization is becoming less civil. You don’t have the right to demonize somebody just because they disagree with you. Miscellaneous
The purpose of influence is to speak up for those who have no influence. Power
The reason religion has thrived in America is because we have a free market in religion. I am opposed to theocracy. Religion & God
Will Islam modernize or will it be stuck where it has been for hundreds of years? Religion & God
And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others.
Being reminded about the incredible power of God's love, and living as He intended, is the most powerful motivation to change. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
But dogs, which have no ability to sin nor moral conscience, do not have an ability to reject Jesus.
Churches know more about poverty than any government will ever know, because we're dealing with the poor every day. Government
During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I literally spent hours each day reading God's word, meditating on scripture and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God. Time ;Religion & God
During the next 90 days, people are going to be more open to the Gospel than in years. It is God's responsibility to make people receptive; it is our responsibility to sow the seed. Religion & God
Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God. Religion & God
God gave us the gift of life in heaven. Many people are given this gift, but they never open it. They never do anything with it. Life ;Religion & God
God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: 'Use me.' Religion & God
God is love. He didn't need us. But he wanted us. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
History shows that when the church accommodates culture, it weakens it. History
I believe in the separation of church and state, but I do not believe in the separation of politics from religion. Religion & God ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I can't imagine God not allowing my dog into heaven. Religion & God
I happen to agree with many of the liberal emphasis on compassion, justice and equality. I just disagree that it's the government's role to provide everything. Government ;Equality & Equal Opportunity
I just think the Internet has made us ruder.
I never get involved in policy. Never.
I never have been involved in politics. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I serve a higher power, Jesus Christ. I make no apologies in saying that. Power
If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done. God will use anybody if you're available. Religion & God
If you're alive, there's a purpose for your life. Life
I'm not a policymaker, I'm not a pundit. In fact, I don't have any interest in it. It's not on my agenda.
I'm not getting to heaven on my integrity. I'm not getting to heaven on my goodness.
In Psalm 72, Solomon prays for power and fame but he says the purpose of influence is to speak up for others and one is the immigrant. He doesn't delineate between legal and illegal. Power ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
In the Old Testament, it says that if you have the power to do something good, then you have to do it. You're not to avoid helping somebody in their time of need. Time ;Power
It is mind-boggling to me that the Almighty power created everything I see; the Bible says that God created the entire universe just so he could create this galaxy just so he could create Earth so he could create human beings so he could create a family. Power ;Religion & God ;Families, Children & Parenting
It's easy to demonize from a distance.
Law is downstream from culture. By the time you make a law about something, you're reacting, not acting. I'd rather shape the culture. Time
Living in the light of eternity changes your priorities.
Most of us want to have enough... good works to get into heaven, but enough bad works to be fun.
Most people don't realize, I really have no faith in politics. I'm not a politician. If I thought you could change human hearts by laws, I would, but I don't. Religion & God ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
My ultimate goal... is for you to live the life you're intended to live. Life
Now God has never shouted out to me. I've never heard God speak audibly. He doesn't have to. Religion & God
Now the only way you can serve God on earth is by serving others. Religion & God
So I would say God hates war, but God loves every soldier. Religion & God ;War & Peace
That's the big difference between Christianity and other religions. The difference between Works and Grace or Do and Done.
The actual number of atheists is quite small outside of Europe and Manhattan.
The Bible is very clear that God has a purpose. But even if I know that purpose, I can't fulfill it if I'm out of shape. Religion & God
The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven.
The Bible tells us that there are some things worth fighting for. In fact, the Bible says there's some things worth dying for.
The church must always show compassion, always.
The Constitution is man-made, so it is not perfect. It's not the basis of my beliefs. My belief system is based on the Scriptures which come from God. Religion & God
The death of my own son has made me more sensitive. It's made me more compassionate. Death
The first thing that we need to say is that God is grieving, too. Uh, a lot of people try to make it sound like 'well everything that happens is God's will.' That's nonsense. God allows everything, but God does not choose everything. Religion & God
The only way you can serve God is by serving other people. Religion & God
The role of the church and the government are fundamentally different. The church must always show compassion - always. Government
The Scriptures are the truth from God. Truth ;Religion & God
There are illegitimate parents, but I don't believe there are any illegitimate children.
Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery - there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair. Life
Well actually I don't think it's a bunch of bad things that send us to hell. I think it is rejection of God's grace. Religion & God
Well, in the first place, military service, they don't call it service for nothing. You are actually serving your country. And it is a worthy and valid vocation.
We're a nation of laws, but the good thing about America, is that laws reside in the people and people can change the laws.
What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God. Hope ;Religion & God
What surprises me most about God is that the creator of the universe should want a relationship with me. Religion & God
When life doesn't make sense, we can still have peace. Life ;War & Peace
You can like somebody without agreeing with all of their policies.
You drift through life and let things happen to you, or go by design and say, 'This is what I'm intended to do.' Life
You never know God is all you need until God is all you have. Religion & God
You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. Life ;Religion & God
You're not really ready to live unless you know what you're willing to die for.

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