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Ex-Reformed Pastor: Jesus Works, If You Work With Jesus

by | Apr 5, 2019

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One of the linchpins of Roman Catholic theology is the rejection of salvation by grace alone and the embrace of a cooperative “faith plus works” salvation. In other words, in order to be saved, you must not only have faith in Jesus — who only made salvation “possible” — you must also work to merit your salvation.

You may remember the former “Reformed” pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Mark Driscoll, who was fired for bullying his staff. Driscoll began abusing his power and claiming he could see visions of other people’s sins — other staff workers as well as church members. At one time, Driscoll gave a woman a detailed recollection of a pornographic vision he had of her cheating on her husband. Really weird, salacious stuff.

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After Driscoll was fired, he disappeared for a little while, only to return, predictably, as a charismatic, seeker sensitive who would now run with people like Perry Noble and Steven Furtick.

Besides the obvious fact that Driscoll was never in this for the glory of God — as he only sought power and money, obviously — it comes as no surprise that he would forsake biblical Reformed theology for a more palatable, man-centered theology. His theology? It reeks of self-help motivational works-righteousness.

In a recent announcement on Twitter, Driscoll claimed that “Jesus works,” but, you must work with him too.

Twitter- Pastor Mark Driscoll: Jesus WORKS! ...if you work with Jesus.

Of course, Reformed theology teaches the exact opposite of this — the Jesus works only if you repent of your sins — including your self-righteous Pharisaical works — and trust in His work alone. Jesus does have some words for Driscoll and those who “liked” his remarks.

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.

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