Some of you might be aware of the newest Mark Driscoll video available on the internet. At times, I have really been saddened, even quite upset, at some of the statements of Mark Driscoll. No doubt, as leaders, we must watch what we say publicly, for we don’t know who is watching. I have experienced the grunt of this at times (though definitely not as much as a Mark Driscoll).
And, also, there are times I have disagreed with Driscoll’s take on particular perspectives, mainly what could be an overt focus on what it means to be masculine, which also comes at the expense of what is perceived as more feminine characteristics.
But, I want to share a post with you, one which takes the side of Driscoll in regards to certain gifts of the Spirit, or manifestations of the Spirit (1 Cor 12:7). I personally agree with the tenor of this post and the way it approaches Driscoll’s experience and sharing of his experience of specific gifts of the Spirit.
In this newly posted video, we see a short clip in the midst of a larger message in which Driscoll decided to share some specific instances of how he has been used in both the gifts of discerning of spirits and the word of knowledge (what he simply identifies as discernment in the video clip). With these instances, some of the words and revelations he shares that he has received from God involves deep sin, even sexual sin of people. But, noting the nature of his church (and his larger following in America and beyond), though the video really isn’t as bad as some would have you believe, some stronger details are shared in regards to a few of the situations.
Noting all of this, and being the strongly neo-Calvinist cessationists they are, the Pyromanics team took a hard hit on Driscoll recently at their blog. It was pretty harsh, pretty deep accusations in their post.
And, thus, my co-blogging colleague, Marv, over at To Be Continued (our thoughtful continuationist blog putting forth a biblical, theological and historical case for the continuance of all gifts of the Spirit today), decided to respond with a challenge, a strong challenge, to Team Pyro. So, I recommend engaging with Marv’s article that was recently posted this week at To Be Continued.