I hesitated even wasting my time commenting on this post or the lack thereof... curious as to your point of this post aside from the title and your supposed correlation between what Driscoll preaches (New Testament) and what Westboro Baptist preaches (Resounding gong/Clanging cymbal)?
I'm always surprised & confused by the fact that Mark Driscoll has such a large following, and by people who have no problem with the message he preaches. I'd be interested to hear why Matthew Boyd thinks it's acceptable to preach that God hates us?
I think what is acceptable here is that he is preaching on Luke 22:42. If you listen to a). The full sermon or b). the full clip then you will see what Driscoll is describing here is that our sin does deserve the full wrath of God, but that on the cross Jesus came and took our place i.e. our sin so that we do not have to suffer this wrath. On the cross we see an example of what our sin deserves in ultimate punishment and death, but thankfully God poured his wrath out on Christ in our place. To be clear I am not defending Driscoll here as I would not consider myself a follower. But my question is how can so many people completely ignore the wrath of God? How can so many people only embrace the aspects of God that they like?
Matthew, I completely agree that we can not pick & choose what we want to believe when it comes to the word of God. The video I was referring to is one where Mark Driscoll talks about God actually hating some of "us". I believe Jacob posted that one today. While I do not ignore God's wrath, I just can't buy into Him being a God who HATES some of us. Hates our sin, yes. Hates us, never.
Just saw that Jacob posted a new video today, haven't had time to view it, but will do so later.
Sorry, but this is NOT what the "New Testament" preaches. Where does Jesus ever say that the reason he came was to take upon himself the full cup of God's wrath, in order to prevent God from pouring out that cup upon humanity for all eternity?
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