Keeping up with the weird in the Christian faith is really hard to do! There have been so many things happening that I had to just let a lot of stuff go without reporting. It’s just as Paul said in his first letter to Timothy: “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such things come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”
Okay, enough about the Mormons - for THIS post, anyway. But, where do I start now?
How about the latest exposure of Mark Driscoll’s plagiarizing? It all started with a program hosted by Janet Mefferd, where she challenged Driscoll about some apparent plagiarism in his book, “ A Call to Resurgence.” An article I read about the situation linked to the audio of the program, and I thought Janet handled the situation quite well. Mark, of course, didn’t like being challenged and finally hung up on her. I can’t give the link because it has been removed. However, there are some other sites reporting on the situation, which I think all prove what I have been saying all along - that Mark Driscoll is unworthy to be a pastor - he is not qualified.
First, see the article at Slaughter of the Sheep. She explains how Mefferd discovered three other books by Driscoll with plagiarized material.
Next, check in over at Do Not Be Surprised... for a current report on the situation.
Elizabeth Prata has three articles covering different aspects of the situation. First, she has an article about real martyrs compared to the whines from Driscoll about how difficult it is to be a pastor. Next she addresses the plagiarism situation, and then lists some of the bad fruit from this “pastor” to demonstrate why he shouldn’t be in his position. Lastly, Elizabeth writes about Driscoll’s “porno-vision,” as well as a horrible “dream” he had about his wife, which is published in the book, “Real Marriage.” I have read so much stuff by - and about - Driscoll that it is apparent that he is obsessed with sex.l
So, if I don’t share my income with someone who is poor, then I am stealing from them?!?! This sounds like something President Obama would say! I wonder where he finds this in the Bible?
Then we have a Catholic university in Minnesota which has installed “mini-mosques and Islamic foot baths for Muslims.” Apparently, they don’t seem to understand 2 Cor. 6:14. Can you just see Paul telling the Roman Christians to provide worship centers and conveniences for the pagans?!?
“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4