So, as many here in the reformed camp know who Mark Driscoll is. If for some reason, you do not here is some about him. He was the senior pastor and founder of Mars Hill Church. He is also an “author” and speaker. Mars Hill is a mega church and multi-site. In recent times he has been said to have plagiarized his last book A Call to Resurgence, where he was said to not have cited his work from a study guide on first and second peter. He was called out on the radio by Janet Mumford.
Now no one not even the non-reformed should be shocked to know that Driscoll stepped down from his position at Mars Hill Church (MHC). Also, he was removed from the group he Co-founded, Acts 29, alongside with MHC. His behavior in the past has lead him and his church to this point where he is being removed (church discipline) from both groups and his church. The people I feel sorry for in all this is not his family or even him, but the many of hundreds who sat under him trusting him with the sword of God.
Starting with some of the things that should have caused the above to happen faster and soon, want to start with, his vision casting (T.V. Screen). Driscoll in a video tells about how this happens to him. He says that he cannot do this all the time, which it comes to him from time to time. He says that he has seen someone get raped and beat, with the T.V. screen in front of his face. Now can this be biblical to have happened to someone? We need to look to the bible for the answers. There are verse that talk about gifts that talk about people having them. There are two different views are called Continuationism and Cessationism, with Driscoll he holds to contimuationism; this should be seen by now.
Also within the elephant room we see that he took part in protecting people like TD Jakes a known heretic, when it came to the doctrine of the trinity. James white goes over this doctrine in his book called “the forgotten trinity”. In the elephant room Driscoll knowing that modalism is heresy did nothing short of let jakes lead people to believe he was a true Christian when throw he would deny this very doctrine(trinity). TD jakes were called a brother by Driscoll, and this is just not so. He is a heretic that needs to be exposed by the church.
Most recently Janet mefferd brought to light the plagiarizing by Driscoll, on her show, where she calls into question why he never cited work someone one else. Something that she later sad sorry for, (don’t know why). The heart of the issue here is his lying and stealing that went unchecked by the publisher. In an interview with mefferd, he tried his hardest to get around it by saying that he was good friends. That they have had dinner a lot and that, they have interviewed each other and spoke at conferences.
Not even a reason to not give cite to the people you get work from. Like if I were to not give credit for things in this blog as not saying that I got the modalism hyperlink from CARM, in the end would be me stealing it from matt slick. So for Driscoll to make the claim that knowing him every well negates the fact of being able to not cite his work is just wrong and lying. We see that the bible says you shall not lie nor steal, and that is what mark did. If this where a college classroom where he did this we would fail and be kicked out of the institution for this. However, because he is a top seller he is getting away with it.
To bring us back to the reason for this blog, Driscoll being removed first by Acts 29 and then stepping down from mars hill. The network put out this letter in regards to the move to remove him and mars hill. He also steps down from his leadership at mars hill church, now what I want to say is this that Mark did the right thing here. His stepping down was the right thing to do.
I want to take some time right now too, to offer up something’s we as believers can do to help. Lets prayer for him and mars hill, let's seek to look at what he has done and know where the sin is and not follow in his footsteps. Let us look to this and lift up the church in the gospel as mars hill needs like every church the gospel.
 Sarah Pullian Bailey, “Mark Driscoll To Step Down While Mars Hill Reviews Charges.”
Religion News Service, August 24, 2014, http://www.religionnews.com/2014/08/24/mark-driscoll-step-down-mars-hill-elders-review-charges/
 Acts 29 Network, “A Message From The Board Of Acts 29 Concerning Mark Driscoll And Mars Hill Church,”
Acts 29 (blog), August 8, 2014, http://www.acts29network.org/acts-29-blog/a-message-from-the-board-of-acts-29-concerning-mark-driscoll-and-mars-hill-church/
 Phillip Johnson, “I See Things,” YouTube video, 5:00, Mark Driscoll’s pornographic divination, posted By Phillip Johnson, August 11, 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVyFyauE4ig
 Tim Challies, “ Continuationism And Cessationism: An Interview With Dr. Wayne Grudem,” Challies.com (blog) December13, 2005, http://www.challies.com/interviews/continuationism-and-cessationism-an-interview-with-dr-wayne-grudem
 Travis Allen, “The Elephant In The Elephant Room,” Grace To You (blog), October 28, 2011, http://www.gty.org/blog/B111028
 Matt Slick, “Modlism” CARM (blog), October 02, 2014, http://carm.org/modalism
 Correction from mefford to meferd on 11/10/2014
 Brett Strong,” Craziest Interview Of 2014!!! Mark Driscoll In Tears!!! Walks Off Show!!!, YouTube Video 10:11, Hear It Now!!! Mark Driscoll Caught red-Handed Plagiarizing!!! Posted by Brett Strong, July 29, 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji15dUsCAbo
 See footnote 7
 See citation for footnote 2
 Sarah Pullian Bailey, “Mark Driscoll Steps Down From Mars Hill Pupit,” August 25, 2014, http://www.charismanews.com/us/45146-mark-driscoll-steps-down-from-mars-hill-pulpit
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