Mark Driscoll Steps Down While Mars Hill Investigates Charges
In Mark Driscoll's first public statement since Acts 29 rebuked and removed him from the church planting network he founded, the embattled Seattle pastor announced he will temporarily step down as leader of Mars Hill Church while charges submitted by 21 former pastors against him are investigated.
He offered his church a list of eight next steps he plans to take, acknowledging that some charges are "simply my fault, and I will own it, confess it, and move on from it as God continues to redeem me."...
âGod is not honored by conflict, strife, disunity, arguing, slander, gossip, or anything else that is inconsistent with the fruit of the Spirit, and I am deeply sorry, genuinely sorry, for the times I have not done my part to live peaceably with all men,â--Mark Driscoll. It's good advice to himself.
Romans 12 17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Hebrews 12 14 Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.---NASB
I find it somewhat interesting that the apostle Paul, who should've spent all his time preaching, could do other work. While we have some preachers who should spend more time tent-making, at least that would give them some perspective.