Apprising Ministries has long been covering and documenting The Falling Away Of The Evangelical Church. Contrary to the many false prophets littering the landscape saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ where there is no peace(cf. Jeremiah 6:14).
One part of this growing apostasy is something known as The Elephant Room, which was begun by James MacDonald of Founding & Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and head of a church planting ministry called Harvest Bible Fellowship.
MacDonald’s co-host for Elephant Room 2 was Mark Driscoll. Earlier today I told you that Matt Chandler To Be New President OfFActs 29 Network as Driscoll decided to step down. You also likely know that ER2 has been creating some shockwaves.
As I pointed out previously, in my opinion, Word Faith mogul T.D. Jakes was given a real pass in ER2. His obvious Word Faith teachings and connections were never even mentioned. Then in addition Jakes was also allowed to essentially say, “I’m a trinitarian who expresses it as a modalist.”
You may remember from There’s More To The Resignation Of James MacDonald From Gospel Coalition where we saw from an in-house HBF email obtained by AM that James MacDonald would chose to regisn from TGC rather then dis-invite Jakes to his ER2. Now today Mark Driscoll has followed suit.
Almost immediately following the announcement that Mark Driscoll is handing the presidency of the Acts 29 Network over to Matt Chandler comes the following news from D.A. Carson and The Gospel Coalition:
Driscoll Steps Down from TGC Council
Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle has recently announced he is stepping down from the Council of The Gospel Coalition. Mark let us know in advance of his intentions, part of a major reorganization of his priorities and a changing of the guard in Acts 29. We are saddened by his departure but understand that all busy people must establish priorities.
The Council is grateful to Mark for his contributions to TGC during the past decade. In the months and years ahead, we will certainly be praying for him, his family, and the ministries he influences. (Online Source)
Carson has provided Driscoll’s letter to TGC in his post here, wherein Driscoll offers his reasons for resigning.
It will certainly be interesting to see where all of this leads.
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