Mars Hill Defends How Mark Driscoll's 'Real Marriage' Became a Bestseller
n a statement on the church's website, Mars Hill's Board of Advisors and Accountability declared that it "stands unreservedly" behind Driscoll and the executive elders. Among other issues, the board also responded to the church's marketing campaign for Real Marriage:
While not uncommon or illegal, this unwise strategy is not one we had used before or since, and not one we will use again. The true cost of this endeavor was much less than what has been reported, and to be clear, all of the books purchased through this campaign have been given away or sold through normal channels. All monies from the sale of Pastor Mark's books at Mars Hill bookstores have always gone to the church and Pastor Mark did not profit from the Real Marriage books sold either at the church or through the Result Source marketing campaign....
I looked up some book reviews on this book. Unless you believe sodomy is Ok in the context of marriage. .. highly doubt this book would be beneficial. Real loving marriage begins with your own relationship with God! Unless you have learnt to love God and be loved by him there is no way you will know how to love rightly. I'm speaking of little experience but it's what makes sense to me!
I counsoled a friend of mine this week regarding leadership at his church and drew a line in the sand this way; if you have thoroughly tested your leadership with the Word of God and found them in no way wanting then you fully submit to them like I have at my church and made it clear I would defend my leaderships honor regardless the cost. How can Gospel Coalition and Piper defend this man? What bothers me is there is not a vigorous plea to Driscoll to flee from judgement and snatch him "from the fire" JUDE by those that claim reformed! Well then why should anyone then take the mercies of God seriously if we are shown it is a thing to be taken lightly?