Friday, August 08, 2014

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church Told to Step Down From Acts 29 Network

                          (photo source)

Acts 29 has supported Driscoll during recent controversies while relying on Mars Hill's BoAA to address the problems, the letter states.
"We have both publicly and internally tried to support and give you the benefit of the doubt, even when multiple pastors in our network confirmed this behavior," the letter says. "But we no longer believe the BoAA is able to execute the plan of reconciliation originally laid out. Ample time has been given for repentance, change, and restitution, with none forthcoming. We now have to take another course of action."
 ~ CT
Those men should repent and step down too. The arrogance is disgusting. Others kept telling them, but they clung to their money making idol. Only when it came to bad PR did they take action of any significance. What happened to Matt. 18???
Mat 18:15 "If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 
Mat 18:16 "But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED. 
Mat 18:17 "If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Unless you are a man of POWER and prestige, your witness won't count for anything. Utterly pathetic.
I might also note the irony of the Emeregent desire to be rebellious and so un-churchy, having one man "in power like he know what he's talking about" has now been exposed for what it is: narcissism and fleshliness.
Had men listened to people like us 10 years ago, perhaps this could have been curtailed and the life of Acts “29” shortened, along with the deception of hundreds of thousands  with Reformergent (Reformed Emergents, aka New Calvinism) minimized. No one wanted to hear the serious concerns about Driscoll and Acts “29” and it took many to bear the ridicule of those who wanted to give Driscoll the benefit of the doubt and more time. The same way they have with Driscoll’s mentor and defender, John Piper. What Driscoll is, a false professor with no fruit but that of wickedness, has been known for at least ten years.
The man has never proven to have had true repentance. He plays the Christian rebel game, fooling those without discernment, but he has been transparent for years. He has yet to show true salvation that is met with true fruit of repentance.
God will not be mocked. People need to remember the way in which Driscoll has repeatedly treated that which is pure as if it’s impure. He has treated Jesus Christ with utter contempt and irreverence (“Vintage Jesus” is merely one book with multitudes of examples).  He treats intimacy with impurity. He treats the pastorship with irreverence.  His mouth, his thoughts, his pornographic charismatic visions, his bullying of others, his misogyny, are all fruit of wickedness while slapping the holy name of Jesus Christ onto it and calling it “authentic Christianity”.  We should stay out of the way as the HOLY HOLY HOLY One of Israel deals with this false teacher who mocks Christ our Sovereign Lord.

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