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Piper’s Response to the Mark Driscoll and John MacArthur controversy

May 20, 2009

Piper’s response to the Driscoll and Macarthur controversy.  

I am so thankful for the grace, truth, and wisdom of John Piper towards Mark Driscoll.  Unlike, sadly, that which John MacArthur and Phil Johnson have shown.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. josh permalink
    May 20, 2009 8:34 am

    I love that guy.

  2. Matthew Svoboda permalink*
    May 20, 2009 10:29 am

    I am just glad to finally hear what Piper has to say on the issue of two of his friends going at it…

  3. May 20, 2009 11:15 am

    Piper is careful and compassionate. Very helpful with this current situation.

  4. T. Rosecrans permalink
    June 20, 2009 2:06 pm

    Comment by Lin HERE :

    “That’s the Holy Spirit telling you it’s you. I didn’t name you–he did.”

    This is the scariest thing about Driscoll. He really believes this about himself. I have heard him say several times that nothing he says while preaching is his. It is all the Holy Spirit.

    So that would mean OUR HOLY GOD uses profane speech to desribe Himself. The HOLY OF HOLIES describes Himself in disparaging terms. Would the HOLY God describe Himself as a redneck? And other such things.

    This and many other things mark Driscoll as a dangerous and false teacher. He is ONLY tickling ears by being shocking and promoting himself. This is all about his ego.

    He would be so easy to dismiss if men like Piper did not promote him.

  5. T. Rosecrans permalink
    June 20, 2009 2:07 pm

    LINK to Lin’s quote above:

  6. Matthew Svoboda permalink*
    June 20, 2009 2:56 pm

    Sorry, but the quote is trash. Plain and simple.

  7. June 22, 2009 9:54 am

    “Lin” may want to familiarize himself with the Bible, particularly what Jesus had to say to and about the Pharisees, lest he think that Driscoll is entering new rhetorical waters in the Christian realm.

  8. skeet permalink
    July 20, 2009 5:34 pm

    You guys are so weak and feeble. I would submit that men can handle this tone. In fact I know several men who upon hearing this sermon wept in repentance and then went to their wives seeking forgiveness and confessing their sins and lack of faithfulness in following Christ in their family. This is the exact tone that Jesus took with the hypocrits of his day. Shame on a man that would abuse and neglect his wife. If one does what is shameful he ought to feel shame. That is the point in 2 Cor. and 2 Peter of pointing out actions that are shameful.

    I would suspect the root cause to be a desire to conitnue in the femenist mindset that has plagued American Churches and called them away from fidelity to the text.

  9. Matthew Svoboda permalink*
    July 20, 2009 10:36 pm


    Who is “you guys?” I am sure it is not myself because I agree with everything you have said. But just to let you know, comments like, “you guys are so weak and feeble” are really unhelpful when you dont even specify who you are talking to…


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