Avoid Pastor Battles Like the Plague They Are: Mark Driscoll vs John MacArthur

Mark Driscoll

This isn’t a matter of ideology. It’s not even a matter of religious politics, technically speaking. The battle between Mark Driscoll and John MacArthur is distracting people from hearing the Word and following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Some would say, knowing my lack of respect for Driscoll, that I would condemn him for showing up at someone’s event to promote their own agenda. Oddly, that’s not a bad thing in my book as long as the motives are acceptable. Doing so to promote his own book is not an acceptable motive, but we wouldn’t expect more character being demonstrated by Driscoll so it’s par for the course.

The challenge comes in the form of the ongoing self-centered debate. There are plenty of things in this world that distract us from the Bible, Yeshua, and the worshiping of God. When men who profess to be helping others find Jesus do things that distract from that purpose in order to benefit themselves, their church, and their books, it’s a bad thing all around and should be avoided like the plague that they are.

Here’s more on the story itself:

Megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll claims that his books were confiscated at the Strange Fire conference put on by another megachurch pastor John MacArthur.

Driscoll, who pastors Mars Hill Church in Seattle, is a reformed pastor who is more open to charismatic theology. MacArthur, who pastors Grace Community Church in southern California and has been named in the top 10 most influential pastors in a survey by LifeWay Research, has long criticized the charismatic movement, calling it “a farce and a scam.”

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