Mark Driscoll on Jesus

“There is a strong drift toward the hard theological left. Some emergent types [want] to recast Jesus as a limp-wrist hippie in a dress with a lot of product in His hair, who drank decaf and made pithy Zen statements about life while shopping for the perfect pair of shoes. In Revelation, Jesus is a pride fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone bleed. That is a guy I can worship. I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up. I fear some are becoming more cultural than Christian, and without a big Jesus who has authority and hates sin as revealed in the Bible, we will have less and less Christians, and more and more confused, spiritually self-righteous blogger critics of Christianity.”

— Mark Driscoll in Relevant Magazine

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February 14, 2009 · 8:58 am

2 responses to “Mark Driscoll on Jesus

  1. How true! I’m thankful that the truth of Who Jesus is isn’t up for interpretation! He is the great I am, whose voice the winds and waves obey, and to whom every knee shall bow.

    What a mighty God we serve!

    Thanks for the post. Linda

  2. Quite well spoken (or written), might the thought, be considered, that:
    When it comes to “hating” sin, this old man has come to reflect that neither Jesus, nor His Father (Our Father), nor Their Holy Spirit of Love, “hates” ANYTHING, even sin.(which is but a concept without a human to at least imagine it, within “the minds eye”)
    And for those of us that do give life to this “evil concept” God has only compassion for our loss. But certainly no hate.
    Hating is far benieth the nature of God, which Itself is LOVE in purer than pure form. Which will not be understood in its’ fullest, until we meet “IT” without the tainted nature from which we earthlings all now suffer.
    Bottom line is something to the effect of:
    God did NOT CREATE HATE (nor sin) He is not threatened by it. He is so powerful that even the all the hatreds of all time have never caused a change in His Being.
    IF this makes any sense to you, You are invited to read my most complete thoughts on my site. (for now, that is until they get transfered to this blog site) Those thoughts can be found at rosaryoncd.com under “from sin to salvation and other odd pious thoughts” button and the blog entitled “sin’..
    May the Lord Bless you and keep you
    May He let His Face Shine upon you
    May He Prosper the Work of your hands

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