"Praying for our president, who today will place his hands on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know." @PastorMark (Mark Driscoll)
This tweet appeared on Mark Driscoll's Twitter feed on the day of the inauguration. And, yes, it flew all over me. Yes, I am guilty of possibly saying and/or posting a few things which conveyed my disgust concerning Driscoll's ignorance. Perhaps I even went a bit too far.
But so did he. And as the cliche goes, "Don't dish it out if you can't take it."
Especially you, Mark Driscoll.
This isn't the first time that his ignorant words have inspired a rant such as this. Driscoll has a way of igniting that ungodly fire in my soul. It seems as if his sole purpose in life is to provoke these vitriolic reactions in me, and I freely admit, if this is indeed the case, I fall for it every time.
I know that Driscoll has legions of devoted fans who are easily swayed, who will swallow everything that he feeds them without thinking twice, no matter how poisonous it is.
I am also aware that within every human being, there exists some amount of decency, no matter how great or small. I'm pretty sure that Driscoll has a heart for the ministry, otherwise, he wouldn't be as passionate.
With all of that said, his tweet regarding our President's faith was beyond inappropriate. Who does this man think he is? Where does he find the audacity to question our President's faith, so much that he even assumes that our President "does not believe" the Bible, and "likely does not know" God?
Is Mark Driscoll some sort of prophet? Does he have intimate access to Obama's heart and soul? Based on these comments, one would have to conclude that Mark Driscoll's words are absolute. There are no gray areas in this particular tweet. Did God appear to Driscoll in a fiery vision and whisper this information into his ear? I really want to know. I'm curious. He claims to know more than the average citizen about our President.
Strange. Really strange.
The man needs to curb his judgmental, balls-to-the-wall, football jock, alpha male approach to ministry. More often than not, he ends up with his foot in his mouth.
One has to assume that he must love the taste of his own, sweaty feet.