Only a cult leader can ‘fire’ someone in a position of leadership in the cult. I.e., only a cult has a mere mortal as absolute authority. Said fired leader writes, in part,
The downside is Mark’s pathology shows up in ways that are impulsive, aggressive, irascible, shut off from effective relational influence, and most apparent not respectful and submissive to anyone, though he claims otherwise. I have hoped and still hope for something short of him destroying himself that would bring about substantial change for this ever increasing population of worshiper. Some have fretted there will be a great loss of Christians with the demise of Mark and/or the Church. I don’t think so. The church that comprises all of us will survive. The chaff will be blown away, but the church will remain.
If there are any Christians at Mars Hill they’ll be ok. Those following the cultist, however, won’t. In fact, Matthew 13 has it right-
24 He put before them another parable, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while his people were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed darnel in the midst of the wheat and went away. 26 So when the wheat sprouted and yielded grain, then the darnel appeared also. 27 So the slaves of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have darnel?’ 28 And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ So the slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, “No, lest when you gather the darnel you uproot the wheat together with it. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the season of the harvest I will tell the reapers, “First gather the darnel and tie it into bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my storehouse.”’”
If there is any good seed at Mars Hill, time will tell. The fact that Driscoll is Darnel, though, will also – eventually – be known even by the most devout of his cultish followers and defenders.
- And the Verdict? Mark Driscoll Leads a Cult (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Poor Mark Driscoll- He Just Can’t Stop Being an Ignoramus (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Mark Driscoll: America’s Worst Pastor (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- The Cult of Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill (timothymichaellaw.com)