Rick Warren on "Money"

Rick Warren addressing at the Hillsong Conference last night, reported on Sydney Morning Herald:

"I don't think it is a sin to be rich, it's a sin to die rich," he (Rick Warren) told the Herald earlier. "I want people to make as much money as they can as long as they give it away as much as they can."

(emphasis mine)

Sorry I have never read any of his "Purpose Driven" books, and not sure whether he is only making such a remark in front of 16,000 Hillsong crowds. However, it sounds like the actual driving purpose in life is still "making as much money as you can", provided you don't retain any to make you filthy rich by giving them away to the poor. Not a bad suggestion to those who are already rich, as we do need to exercise our generosity. However at the same time it can also be quoted to serve the sinful heart of man, who now has a "righteous excuse" to serve the money god, instead of LORD Almighty.