Paul Tripp speaks. Check!

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“This is without a doubt, the most abusive, coercive ministry I’ve ever been involved with.” — Paul Tripp, former member of Mars Hill Board of Advisors and Accountability (BOAA)


12 thoughts on “Paul Tripp speaks. Check!

  1. Paul,
    Please keep the trumpet sounding. I believe that the true Christians that have left Mars Hill need to get the message out. MD is a danger to the work of the cross and the frightening thing is his ability to get people to believe in Him. Their souls are at stake.

    Mr. Driscoll is not saved according to God’s Word. He is 100% a son of the Father of lies as he mimics him. Let his followers not forget that Satan also knows the Word of God and has always distorted it to gain followers. Sadly, he has been successful at it as most people do not independently study the truth of God’s Word and rely on anyone without vetting to tell them their version of it. People are perishing from lack of knowledge.

    1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

  2. I would caution against calling MH a cult outside of Christianity. Many times in recent history men have traced “discipleship” to control/authority. (It’s an Army right?) It is usually the narcissists, who believe they’ve repented and are themselves serving. And it is people anxious to please God that get taken. P. Tripp’s comments are spot on, but don’t assume the “Father of lies” etc. This is bad theology. History is replete with that. My hope is that this all breaks down, the local churches find that they can in fact grow real disciples by living koinonia locally themselves. I think that two things are true – the local pastors are disciples of Driscoll, or they wouldn’t be there – but with repentance, they can relearn to lead those folks out of bondage. It won’t be easy. Once they realize what true love looks like, it will cut them to the core every time they think about someone they shunned, put under the bus, falsely accused. There are many guilty – but much of that is redeemable.

    • “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” -Jesus Christ (John 13:34-35)

      We should be cautious about labeling any group a cult, or any leader a cult leader.

      But if a group or a leader systematically abuses or coerces anyone, and if they also excommunicate genuine disciples of Christ, is it unreasonable to question whether that group has departed from fundamental Christianity as defined by Jesus himself?

      If a church leader has yet to know what true love is, how can he claim to be a disciple of Jesus?

      If church leaders put people into bondage in the name of discipleship, how can they claim to be following the one who came to set captives free?

      We should be cautious about labeling any group a cult, or any leader a cult leader. But that does not mean we should not do it simply because the group or the leader claims to be following Christ. Most cults do just that.

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