I've heard lots about Mark Driscoll over the past few years, especially when I started following the Emergent Church movement in which he was initially involved. What I kept hearing was that he was a foul-mouthed, worldly teacher who felt that was the only way to reach a certain segment of society.
Well, I don't think there is any excuse for crude and obnoxious behavior from a preacher of the Word of God. You won't find St. Paul giving the excuse that he had to use crude language and behavior to reach people. In fact, you will find Paul saying that we shouldn't behave or speak that way as Christians.
Now I admit, that from the teachings I have seen and heard by Driscoll (which haven't been all that many), he is, for the most part, fundamental and fairly orthodox in his doctrine. A friend invited me to watch a sermon of Driscoll's on Revelation, and I about had a cow when Driscoll said that Jesus had tattoos on his leg. Although Driscoll's overall message was good, his methodology - especially his irreverence - really bugged me.
Well, it seems the Lord must have wanted me to know more about this guy (I've never spent time investigating him) because two days after my friend showed me his video and tried to defend Driscoll's method, I received in my daily e-mail updates from a couple of apologetics ministries some really serious information about Driscoll.
So rather than repeat all the stuff I read, I am going to direct you to two links. After reading this stuff I have decided to steer everyone who asks away from this false teacher.
Here are the links:
Driscoll should be censured by all true teachers of the Word.
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