Mark Driscoll debating Deepak Chopra

from ABC News ‘Faceoff Debate’ in 2009 „Does Satan exist?”

Mark Driscoll in Sardis – Wake up and repent

Watch or listen to Mark Driscoll’s messages on The Revelation of Jesus, here.

Mark Driscoll in Sardis. Watch the full sermon here: http://marshill.com/media/the-seven/dead-in-sardis-stopped-caring-or-trying For more on the series, go here: http://marshill.com/the-seven

Mark Driscoll on Fox News – What the Bible Really Says About Sex

Pastor Mark Driscoll preaches at Qwest Stadium, Seattle on Easter 2011

First, Mark Driscoll debated Deepak Chopra on Nightline News and did a fantastic job explaining the Gospel. Today I came across this article while visiting an Assemblies of God Youth Page on Facebook. Apparently, while Pastor Mark Driscoll has been criticized in the past for having used coarse language, and more recently for talking about sex in a non conventional way from his pulpit, yet he has struck a very needed chord with the christian youth of this nation, who are not timid in discussing what used to be considered taboo and asking questions and asking for direction. Here, now, at Fox News he is being given a national platform to give an (theologically orthodox) christian perspective to more than just Christians. And this is a very good thing. Mark Driscoll pastors a church in downtown Seattle, Washington called -Mars Hill and is also the founder of ACTS29 network, a world wide church planting ministry that has planted 400 US churches and additional ones in 13 other countries. He also has a (much read) website at theresurgence.com/. His website receives 6 million hits a year and his preaching sermons are consistently #1 on iTunes . That is an impressive number when you consider that it consists mainly of sermons and theological pieces vs. opinion pieces that populate the blogs. Read his bio here.

Here is the article. Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/03/what-bible-really-says-about-sex/#ixzz1iYyscHtD

Pastor Mark Driscoll:

Sex is a selfish act, a conquest of personal fulfillment.

That’s the mindset of most people in our culture regarding sex—even if it’s only subconscious. For the most part, our society celebrates the process of hook up, shack up, and break up.

All you have to do is take a moment to observe the way sex is communicated in our culture.

Thousands of articles are churned out on how to cope with a past of multiple partners and how to find the next one.

Porn is a massive industry, generating $10 to $14 billion annually in revenues.

Nearly every sitcom on the air seems to make light of sleeping around, and films like „No Strings Attached” and „Friends with Benefits” lure young eyes to the theater, while a sex-crazed Tucker Max boasts about his conquests and skyrockets to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, becoming a cult hero for young slackers everywhere.It also explains why sex trafficking is a $32 billion global industry, 45,000 to 50,000 young girls are trafficked in the United States every year, and why one in 12 youths experience sexual victimization, including sexual assault and attempted or completed rape.

The problem, however, is not sex.

It’s us.

In order to understand this, we must first understand the underlying cause of all the problems in this world: sin.

In the Bible, Paul says of the human condition:

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

„Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!” Amen (Romans 1:21-25).

And in case you think Paul is on some self-righteous kick to condemn sinners, he makes clear in the same letter that all of humanity is in the same boat, writing, „Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things” (Romans 2:1).

And to drive the point home, he writes, „For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Thankfully, he also adds, „and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.” (Romans 3:23-25).

The point is this: as humans, we’re all sinners and all in need of God’s grace, given freely through Jesus. And apart from Jesus, we all pervert God’s good gifts, such as sex.

Thankfully, God is also merciful and loving. This is why he sent us Jesus to save us from our sin, and it is also why he gave us the Bible to help us understand his plan for a life that honors him and as a result leads to true fulfillment.

The Bible has a lot to say about sex—including that it’s good and that it glorifies God when we enjoy sex in the context for which He created it.

...hitting issues other Christian books won’t

So, I thought I’d share seven sex essentials from the Bible that my wife Grace and I included in our new book, „Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together”:

1. God created us male and female in His image and likeness with dignity, equality, value, and worth. Men and women are different and complement one another (Genesis 1:27-28).

2. Love is more like a song than a math equation. It requires a sense of poetry and passion to be any good at it, which is why people who are stuck in their heads struggle and are frustrated by it, and lovers prefer songs to syllogisms (Song of Solomon, all of it).

3. Marriage is for one man and one woman by God’s design. This is the consistent teaching of the Bible from the table of contents to the appendix and the teaching of Jesus Christ Himself (Genesis 2:24-25, Matthew 19:4).

4. God created sex. God made our bodies “very good” with “male and female” parts and pleasures. When our first parents consummated their covenant, God was not shocked or horrified, because He created our bodies for sex. The reason that sex is fun, pleasurable, and wonderful is because it is a reflection of the loving goodness of God who created it as a gift for us to steward and enjoy (Genesis 2:24-25).

5. Sex outside of marriage is a sin.
Sinful sex includes homosexuality, erotica, bestiality, bisexuality, fornication, friends with benefits, adultery, swinging, prostitution, incest, rape, polygamy, polyandry, sinful lust, pornography, and pedophilia (I Corinthians 6:9-11,18-20, Hebrews 13:4).

6. Sex is to be done in such a way that there is no shame
(Genesis 2:25; Proverbs 5:18-23). Many people experience shame in regard to sex. Sometimes shame is a gift from God in response to our sexual sin, sometimes it is the devastating feeling we bear because we have been sexually sinned against, and other times we have not sinned or been sinned against sexually but feel shame because we have wrong thinking and feelings about sex in general, or a sex act in particular.

7. Your standard of beauty is your spouse. God made one man and one woman. He did not ask them if they wanted someone tall or short, light or heavy, pale or dark skinned, with long or short hair. In short, He did not permit them to develop a standard of beauty. Instead, He gave them each a spouse as a standard of beauty (Genesis 2:23, Proverbs 6:20-35).

I understand that I’m writing to an audience that may not consist entirely of  Christian believers, including some who may even be hostile to Christianity. I also understand that many of these points will either rub some of you the wrong way or even enrage you. But, I make no apologies for the Bible and what it says.

I will say this, however… I don’t write them to condemn you, nor does the Bible. Rather, I ask you to consider your motivations for sex.

Have you ever truly given yourself to someone selflessly to love them, explore them, and cherish them until death do you part? Have you spent your life pursuing pleasure instead of seeking to give pleasure to a lifelong spouse? And, are you truly happy and fulfilled with your sex life?

The problem isn’t our partners. It’s us. We’ve perverted sex and misused it. God’s way is the best way, and I encourage you to humbly pray and think about what he has to say about us and sex in his word, the Bible.

As someone who was sexually active before becoming a Christian, I don’t consider myself more holy than anyone else. But, after experiencing Jesus’ forgiveness, becoming a Christian, understanding what the Bible teaches about sex, having massive change in my thoughts and actions about sex, marrying, and today, happily and faithfully married to the same woman for what is approaching 20 years, I sincerely want you to experience the fullness of what God has for you in Jesus Christ.

Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of one of America’s largest, fastest-growing and most innovative churches (Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington). He was recently named one of the “25 Most Influential Pastors of the Past 25 Years” by Preaching magazine. Driscoll is also co-founder of the Acts 29 Network (which has planted over 500 churches in the U.S. and 13 other nations around the world). He is the author of 15 books, including the newly-released „Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship and Life Together” (Thomas Nelson 2012).

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/03/what-bible-really-says-about-sex/#ixzz1iYyscHtD
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A Pastor’s Rebuke To Single Men & Married Men: Proceed With Caution!

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A strong message to men in relationships as well as married men. Are you following the commands of Christ in regards to dating, courtship, or marriage? I pray God will use this to think deep about your own life.

Sermon Excerpts:

Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church; „Trial: Marriage & Men”

Voddie Baucham, Grace Family Baptist; „Biblical Headship”

Paul Washer, HeartCry; „The Christian Husband”

There is no excuse for any man who claims the name of Christ to treat a woman in a dishonorable, disrespectful way.

Piper, Driscoll, and Ferguson (Desiring God 2008 National Conference)

2008 conference – panel discussion, moderator Justin Taylor of the GospelCoalition.org

Sinclair Ferguson, ordained as a minister in Scotland in 1971 recalls how he came to Christ at the age of 14 and being called into the ministry to preach. He remembers how most other ministers, including his own at the time in Scotland, did not believe the full counsel of the Bible and therefore did not preach from the entire Bible. They were very wary of him as he preached the full authority of the entire Bible.

Mark Driscoll speaks about the criticism he has received and about the true friends who have mentored him (i.e. Piper, Mahaney) and whose constructive criticism has helped him. He talks about reading Billy Graham’s book „Leadership Secrets” and learning from Graham how to turn his critics into coaches by examining whether their criticism was warranted. He states that we live in a world where communication is 1)instant -out there immediately 2)constant -not like days of old where you could just write to a newspaper to complain, but you couldn’t harass someone like you can online today 3) global -the whole world will hear it and 4)permanent – it will be out there forever.

John Piper speaks on the work of the tongue and states that there will be tears one day when we meet God because we will be judged for all that we have spoken (the good-not enough, the bad-too much)in our earthly life. 

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Mark Driscoll – Who is Jesus? Qwest Stadium Sermon Snippet

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Trust in Jesus Christ by Mark Driscoll (Poem)

Trust in Jesus Christ

from Mark Driscoll’s Easter 2011 Sermon at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington and from his book ‘Doctrine’. Read the entire sermon here. View the video from this sermon here.

Who is Jesus Christ?

He is the maker of heaven and earth.
He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.
He is the Son of God. He is the God-man.
He is our humble servant.
He is the man of sorrows.
He is the good shepherd.
He is the prince of peace.
He is the wonderful counselor.
He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
He is the dragon slayer.
He is the sinless savior.
He is the resurrection and the life.
He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
He is the sinner’s friend.
He is the great high priest.
He is the King of kings.
He is the Lord of lords.

And he is the way, the truth, the life! No one comes to the Father but by him!

His love is glorious.
His love is marvelous.
His love is generous.
His love is gracious.
His love is matchless.
And his love is priceless.

He came as a humble servant. He’s coming again as the King of kings and the Lord of lords to judge the living and the dead.

And friends, this is the most important moment in your entire life. Jesus while on the earth asked this question, “Who do you say that I am?” That is Jesus’ question for you today. Who do you say that he is? This is the moment where you make a decision. Will you leave here as a Christian or a non-Christian? Will you resist the grace of God? Will you reject the love of Jesus? Or will you be redeemed by turning from sin and trusting in him?

Essential Reading – Who is Jesus? Mark Driscoll

Easter, Sermon Notes  by Pastor Mark Driscol from the Easter sermon at Qwest Field 2011. Click here to read entire sermon at the Mars Hill Church website.

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Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe, a 13-part exposition on the tenets of Christianity by Pastor Mark Driscoll and Dr. Gerry Breshears, is available now.

Who is Jesus? That’s the question Pastor Mark addressed in his Easter sermon. But, rather than take on all the things said about Jesus by others, he took us to the source.

Who is Jesus Christ? That is the most important question that has been asked in the history of the world. We appreciate you joining us today to consider that question, and we pray that you would love that man.

Jesus was born roughly 2,000 years ago. He lived in a small rural town. He was raised by a young mother who was likely a teenager at his birth. His father was a peasant carpenter. Additionally, Jesus had brothers and sisters. For the first 30 years of his life, he lived in relative obscurity, swinging a hammer with his father.

“There is no one who has transformed the world like Jesus Christ.”

Around the age of 30, he began his public ministry: preaching, teaching, healing. His resume is rather simple. He never traveled more than a few hundred miles from home. He never married, he never had children. Additionally, his life was lived in a very simple way, so much so that many of his years were spent homeless as he was working for the cause of God the Father.

Yet, what we find today is that Jesus Christ is the most significant person who has ever lived in the history of the world. More songs have been sung to him, more paintings painted of him, and more books written regarding him than anyone who has ever lived in the history of the world. And on this day, Easter Sunday, a few billion people on the earth are gathering together as we are to worship him as Lord, God, Savior, Christ, and King.

There is no one who has transformed the world like Jesus Christ.

So much has been said about Jesus that today I would like you to hear directly from him. And rather than all that could be said about him, we will attune our ear to listen to him. And it is my great privilege and honor on behalf of the people of Mars Hill Church to share with you eight things that Jesus Christ said about himself—unparalleled, unprecedented claims.

1. Jesus Said He Came Down from Heaven

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.”

They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”

John 6:38, 42

2. Jesus Said He Is More Than Just a Good Man

As he [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.”

Mark 10:17–18

3. Jesus Performs Miracles

“Do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works.” … And again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped their hands.

John 10:36–39

4. Jesus Said He Is Sinless

“Which one of you convicts me of sin? I tell you the truth, why do you not believe me?”

John 8:46

5. Jesus Said He Is God

“I and the Father are one.” [And they] picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” [And they] answered him, “… because you, being a man, make yourself to be God.”

John 10:30–33

6. Jesus Forgives Sin

And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” … [And the critics said,] “He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Mark 2:5, 7

7. Jesus Said He Is the Only Way to Heaven

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6

8. Jesus Said He Would Resurrect from Death

And [Jesus] began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.

Mark 8:31

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Overcoming Sexual Sin, Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll has an excellent post on The Resurgence which was part of his Religion Saves and Nine Other Misconceptions sermon series. You can also catch the sermon online. He writes:

it is helpful to begin by noting the epidemic nature of sexual sin.

Driscoll goes on to cite the staggering numbers:

In Paul’s day, he accused some people of worshiping their stomachs as their god, and in our day it appears that our god has simply moved a short distance south. Americans spend more money each year on pornography than country music, rock music, jazz music, classical music, Broadway plays, and ballet combined. Additionally, some researchers have even said that we spend more money on pornography than we do on professional baseball, basketball, and football combined. Clearly, perversion is officially America’s favorite pastime and a ten-billion-dollar business.

The National Council on Sexual Addiction Compulsivity estimated that 6 to 8 percent of Americans are sex addicts, which is 16 to 21.5 million people. Their numbers include young people.

Undeniably, people are worshipers and will worship someone or something.

He then lists „eleven ways to worship God that will help to replace the desire for sin with a deeper and more passionate desire for holiness.”

Speaking in terms of worshiping God our Creator and enjoying His creation (including the human body) instead of acting like the pagans denounced in Romans 1:25 who worship creation instead of the Creator…

Click here to read entire post and for some book recommendations from Mark Driscoll at The Resurgence.

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Mark Driscoll talking (harshly) to men

A harsh message from Mark Driscoll. After you listen to this message, if you think he is too harsh, listen to this short message he has on the Bible’s use of harsh language (posted on Youtube by Desiring God ministries).

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Mark Driscoll -Don’t Look Back, Don’t Long Back, Don’t Go Back

Mark Driscoll packs a lot of truth in this 9 minute video…I’m walking with jesus, but I miss my old life; I’m walking with jesus, but I miss my old addiction…What is your deepest desire?…Jesus is a teacher, there are other teachers that will disagree with jesus. Go with Jesus!

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772 Water Baptisms at Seattle’s Qwest Field on Easter Sunday

According to Scott Thomas of ACTS29 Organization the unofficial number for the Easter Sunday service at Qwest field and home of the Seattle Seahawks Football Team,

Mars Hill Church Easter totals (unofficial): 18,696 in attendance and 772 baptisms.

To watch a 38 minute video of Pastor Mark Driscoll’s sermon from the service click here.

To download the MP4 video click here.

A short clip of baptism here.

A longer video of the service, including the baptism will be available sometime this week.

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Easter Celebration and Water Baptisms at Seattle’s Qwest field to be live streamed

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For anyone who is sick and can’t attend service this Sunday, or they are away from home and church, without a place to attend an Easter service, there will be a link available for live streaming the Mars Hill Seattle Church’s Easter program and Water Baptism of hundreds at Seattle Seahawks Qwest stadium.

Page for live streaming link here

Pastor Mark Driscoll- „I’m going to bury a lot of people. So for me, this (hell) is not just heartless academic speculation,”

You can read more from Driscoll (Piper,Chandler,Mahaney,Keller & others at Driscoll’s website http://theresurgence.com/authors.Below, an article featured on the Christianpost.

Driscoll:

Without Jesus, You Go to Hell

In admittedly his most difficult sermon in 15 years of ministry, Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll made it abundantly clear that hell is real and is the destination for those who don’t trust in Jesus.

„Let me say it clearly, … plainly, … loudly: You are in danger. Without Jesus, you go to hell,” the Reformed pastor told thousands at Mars Hill Church this past weekend.

Driscoll was preaching from the sixteenth chapter of the Gospel of Luke – a New Testament book that he has been going over for the past year and a half with his church. But what made the sermon even more timely and that much more urgent was the recent debate on hell in light ofthe release of Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, by Grandville, Mich., pastor Rob Bell.

If I don’t tell you the truth… your blood is on my hands.

Bell, who has been accused of heresy and preaching universalism, has made media rounds during his book tour this month. In a visit to MSNBC, the popular author was pushed four times by host Martin Bashir on the question of eternal destiny after receiving unsatisfying answers – or rather, unclear ones.

„Is it irrelevant about how one responds to Christ in this life in terms of determining one’s eternal destiny?” asked Bashir, who also accused the author of amending the Gospel so that it’s palatable. Article continues below the video. Click on the ‘more’ link.

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It is terribly relevant and terribly important. Now, how exactly that works out and how exactly that works out in the future, we are now when you die firmly in the realm of speculation,” Bell replied.

„You have to be very careful that we don’t build whole doctrines and dogma about what is speculation.”

Without naming names, Driscoll, author of Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe, expressed profound concern over false teachings and messages that proclaim anything other than salvation through Jesus Christ.

„It greatly disturbs me when well-known pastors and preachers and authors get invited onto television … when the world is listening to them, the interviewer inquires of them ‘if you don’t believe in Jesus are you going to hell?’ and they squirm or they change the subject or they appeal to the emotions or they tell a story, they do anything but say ‘yes, if you don’t know Jesus you go to hell,'” the 40-year-old pastor said.

„Friends, this is the most serious of matters,” he told the congregation. „I’m not the judge but there are pastors that are going to hell. So be careful who you trust.”

For Driscoll, there is no ambiguity in Jesus’ teachings about heaven and hell.

Stressing throughout his sermon that his job is to tell the truth, Driscoll pointed to Jesus’ teachings on the hard-to-stomach issue of hell.

Jesus, he said, speaks of hell more than anyone in the entire Bible. Roughly 13 percent of his teachings and half of his parables are in reference to hell, judgment, or punishment, Driscoll noted.

„Some say Jesus is so loving, certainly Jesus doesn’t believe in hell. I would say the most loving person who has ever lived not only believes in hell but clearly, emphatically, repeatedly teaches on it, which must mean that our sin is more damnable than we can fathom if it requires the most loving person to speak in the most stark of terms,” he pointed out.

„The existence of hell, the instruction by Jesus of hell should reveal to us how sinful sin truly is and how rebellious we really are.”

From the get-go, Driscoll, who was raised a Catholic before converting at age 19, rejected as false several popular positions people hold about death and the afterlife, including naturalism (no soul), universalism (all or almost all go to heaven), belief in reincarnation (multiple, successive lives), annihilationism (suffer in hell a while but eventually cease to exist), and belief in purgatory (temporary punishment and ultimately going to heaven).

Making clear what Jesus made clear, the Seattle pastor known for his no-holds-barred attitude said everyone who doesn’t know Jesus will go to hell.


„Have you received Jesus? Have you trusted in Jesus? If not, you are in the path of the wrath of God. You are headed to the conscious eternal torments of hell,” he asserted.

Quoting Jesus, Driscoll underscored, „‘No one comes to the Father but by me.’ No one. No one. Buddhism, no. Hinduism, no. New Ageism, no. Mormonism, no. Jehovah’s Witnessism, no. Nice people, no. Good people, no. Generous people, no. Religious people, no.”

„There is no salvation apart from him (Jesus)!” he exclaimed.

Regarding a second chance after death, Driscoll stated plainly that there is no second chance.

„Your eternal destiny is sealed upon your death. This life is your only opportunity,” he preached.

„I’m going to bury a lot of people. So for me, this is not just heartless academic speculation,” he stressed. „It’s heartfelt pastoral affection.”

„I’m really worried about some of you,” he said as he became teary-eyed. “I love you. I can’t have your blood on my hands.”

While some try to elevate one attribute of God over another (such as love), Driscoll noted that while God is love the Bible speaks more of His holiness than anything else.

„God is love, and whatever God does is loving. God is also just. God is also holy,” he said. „Our God is also simultaneously, perfectly a God of wrath. Not just our God but the only God.

„God is holy. If we do not repent, we are in the path of His wrath.”

It is in love, however, that God sent Jesus „as our substitute, to go to the cross and give us eternal life,” Driscoll added.

Responding to questions about why God would create people if their future is hell, Driscoll stated, „People go to hell because they reject Jesus. We are in no way innocent.”

„This is not the world as God made it. This is the world as we have corrupted it,” he explained.

He continued, „What is astonishing is God would become a man to live in the world as we have destroyed it.”

The wrath of God was poured out on Jesus, he added, so that it may be diverted from us.

„That is the gift of salvation. That is the love of God.”

In one illustration, Driscoll stated, „It makes perfect sense to me that a convicted criminal goes to prison. Similarly, it makes perfect sense that a condemned sinner goes to hell.”

Hell, he noted, was made for the devil and his angels who rebelled against God. And just as prison was made to protect the rest of the public, hell was made to „protect us.”

„You need not go there. Trust in Jesus.”

Regarding what hell is like, the illustration in Luke reveals a place of torment with flames. It’s like being trapped in a burning building forever, Driscoll said.

Jesus also uses as illustration a place outside Jerusalem called Gehenna. There, children were murdered and sacrificed by fire to false demon gods.

It was a cursed place that became a garbage dump of the city where worms were always feasting and flames were always burning.

Near the end of his sermon, Driscoll pleaded with the congregation not to judge God.

„We have three-pound fallen brains. We have sinful dispositions. We have only been around for a few short years. We are not all knowing,” he pointed out.

„For us to sit on a throne even if it is an academic throne propped up by footnotes, asking the Creator of heaven and earth to pass before us that we might render a verdict regarding His holiness and justice is how all the trouble began in the first place.”

Driscoll urged the congregation and other listeners online to make a decision – eternal life or eternal death.

„You’re still alive so I’m pleading with you. Make your decision while you’re still alive.”

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