"Too many guys waste too much time trying to move stiff-necked, stubborn, obstinate people. (pause) I am all about blessed subtraction. There is a pile of dead bodies behind the Mars Hill bus (laughs) and by God’s grace it’ll be a mountain by the time we’re done." ~ Mark DriscollThe word of the Lord came to me: "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock. You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals. My sheep wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. They were scattered over the whole earth, and no one searched or looked for them." [Ezekiel 34:1-6]
There is nothing that makes me more angry than the abuse of power within the church. I posted an article on spiritual abuse here. Here is a related link of a former elder wife's testimony here of the outright unbiblical firing of her husband and shunning of her family at Mars Hill. Mark Driscoll is not a Christ-like shepherd, but a shrewd business man cloaked in academic reformed theology.
I'm not sure where I heard this, but Dr. John MacArthur stated that there are two different kinds of heretics; a theological and a moral one. Mark Driscoll is the latter. I use to listen to him on YouTube several years ago before he would make crude jokes of God's word. This is just another example of the downgrade of many well known Christian leaders, and the gravest part is churches around the world are following their pattern.
Chris Rosebrough, a Christian apologist and radio host, exposes Driscoll's hypocrisy as he reviews his recent sermon on the book of Esther and his teaching on abusive leadership here.