God beat Jesus
The Great Exchange
Noah Wasn't Righteous
Present and FUTURE
Some Excerpts from his Sermons:
"Let me tell you this...You're a sinner,
I'm as sinner, I'm no better than you are, we're all sinners. We sin with our
words, our deeds and our motives. We have sins of omission, where we don't do
good -- we have sins of commission, where we do do bad, we're all sinners."
"Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth
SPEAKETH!" (Lk. 6:45) Mark Driscoll, according to Scripture, is a
'Servant of Sin' and a 'child
of the Devil!' (Jn. 8:34; Rom. 6:16; 1 Jn. 3:10) This is NOT to be
confused with being a "Slave of Righteousness"
and a "Child of God!" ("you
shall know them by their Fruits!") Notice also, in the Bible, the Letters
written to the Churches are addressed to the
"Saints", NEVER Sinners!
In fact, the Scripture WARNS:"Brethren,
if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that
converteth the sinner from the error of
his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins."
(Jas. 5:19-20) The idea of being Righteous AND a Sinner at once is a MYTH based
on keeping the Old Man ALIVE! (Rom. 6:6; Gal. 5:24; Eph. 4:22-24) Take heed!
one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the
Pet. 4:18 & Pro. 11:31) And again, “Because
with lies you have made the heart of the
righteous sad, whom I have not made sad;
and you have strengthened the hands of the
wicked, so that he does not turn from
his wicked way to save his life." (Ezk. 13:22) Observe also the Apostle
John says, "If we say that we have fellowship
with Him, and walk in
and do not do the truth." (1 Jn. 1:6 & 3:6) Contrary to Reformed opinion,
Paul was NOT teaching he was the
'Chief of Sinners'
PRESENTLY in 1 Tim. 1:15! (read it in
CONTEXT and it becomes obvious that he was referring to his "FORMER"
life in Judaism! -- 1 Tim. 1:12-17)
Proof of this is found in Romans 6:1-2, where the Apostle says
"What shall we say then?
Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Furthermore, Paul asked..."Do we then make void
the law through faith? Certainly not!
On the contrary, we establish the law."
(Rom. 3:31) HOW can you uphold and 'establish' the Law by Faith, when you
Violate it daily in thought, word and deed as Driscoll has suggested?
Ridiculous...Paul even went so far as to tell Christians to
"Not let sin reign in your mortal body,
that you should obey it in its lusts." (Rom. 6:12) Hence, 'indwelling
Sin' is optional, NOT mandatory
as Driscoll has argued. The Gospel Message is "for
sin shall not have dominion over you,"
but according to Driscoll, unless it DOES, then your Not Saved! (Rom.
6:14) Don't get Tricked here by the Calvinism of Driscoll. Because he is
Augustinian in Tradition, he is UNABLE
to separate Temptation from Sin, and therefore does
Not make a distinction between
Concupiscence (natural desires) and submission to the lusts. (compare Jas.
1:14-15 w/ 1 Cor. 10:13) Let us NEVER forget that the Bible tells us that Jesus
"was in all
points tempted as we are, yet
WITHOUT sin" which
means, Temptation is NOT Sin apart from indulging the impulse.
(Matt 4:4 & Heb. 4:15) Jesus said, "Go
and Sin no More!" (Jn. 5:14 & 8:11) After Paul revealed a list of Sins
that will Disqualify Believers from the Kingdom, he states,
some of you. But you were
washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord
Jesus and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Cor. 6:9-11) If your harboring
Sin within, DO NOT BE DECEIVED, you're HARDENING you heart! (Heb. 3:12-15)
righteousness, and do not sin;
for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame."
(1 Cor. 15:34)
"If you confess your sins to Jesus and
place your Faith in Him, and His death, burial and resurrection is credited to
you, there is this great exchange. He takes your sin and God's angry wrath, and
He gives you His righteousness and God's unending love -- that's the
exchange...then through Jesus, God is not angry with you."
To 'confess your Sins to Jesus' and abandon them
NOT is to 'Forsake
your own Mercy' with God. (Jonah 1:8) "He
who covers his sins will not prosper, But
whoever confesses and forsakes them
will have mercy." (Pro. 28:13) Notice, Driscoll preaches ONLY half
of the Proverb! He leaves out the 'forsake' part WHY?...because his own theology
explains Sin to be apart of human nature apart from Choice, therefore, it
becomes IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to TURN
from Sin Prior to being Reconciled to God, which means, they
MUST be Saved in their Sins and have their Vice
Cloaked indefinetly! (Jer. 13:3; Isa. 55:7; Ezk. 18:21; 1 Pet. 2:16) Of
course, understanding this explains then WHY he has to teach there is a 'Great
[MORAL] Exchange' in Salvation. As he said, "He
[Jesus] takes your sin
[guilt] and God's angry wrath
[on the Cross], and He gives you His
righteousness [plus Obedience] and God's
unending love [No more Condemnation, Eternally]
-- that's the exchange". By "Trusting' in this
magnificent Transfer (which of course Only the 'Elect' can and will) God now
pretends your His Son, even though, you remain Un-changed, Wicked and Wretched
to the core. (remember we have heard Driscoll say before..."You're
a sinner, I'm as sinner, I'm no better than you are, we're all sinners.")
This is WHY Driscoll says, "through
Jesus, God is not angry with you." Under this teaching, the
KEY to maintaining your [Provisional] Salvation is NOT to do anything, but
rather to Rest in the Finished work of Christ (active and passive Obedience) and
again, 'Trust' is has been magically Imputed to you. (if you were to
do anything, then you would PROVE that you don't Trust that Christ did it for
you and consequently, fall from Grace) Many errors Lurk within this
theology. One of the major ones is that this teaching cancels Christ EXAMPLE. (Lk.
9:23; Jn. 13:15; 1 Cor. 11:1; Eph. 5:1; 1 Pet. 2:21; 1 Jn. 2:6) Another is it
makes you a HEARER of the Word
and Not a Doer of it! Jesus asked, “But why do
you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things
which I say?" (Lk. 6:46-49) And He also Warned:
everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and
does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house
on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and
beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." (Matt. 7:24-27)
This is ALSO explained by Paul AND James! (Rom. 2:13 & Jas. 1:22)
The idea that Christ was/is the Believers "Substitute" or Representative is
foundational in Reformed theology. It has effectively numbed the peoples
consciences to Conviction BECAUSE attached to this "Good News" is that ALL your
Sins (past, present and Future) are Covered by the Blood. (1 Tim. 4:1-2; 2 Pet.
2:1-3; Jude 3-4) Since everything is Positional and Nothing is practical, the
Old man of Sin is NEVER Crucified with
Christ! (Rom. 6:6 & Gal. 5:24) Therefore, people understand Grace to be
'Permission' to Wallow in the Mire and continually flock to teachers (like
Driscoll) who tell them what their Flesh wants to hear! (Gen. 3:4; 2 Tim. 4:3-4)
Don't get Duped by the LIES...Christ is
"Separate from Sinners". (Heb. 7:26) Driscoll is Deceived and you are too
if you Seriously think he is of God!
As we have heard, Driscoll makes the Outrageous claim that Noah really wasn't
Righteous? (Gen. 6:9 & Ezk. 14:20) It's important to understand that he is
reading his Reformed theology into the Bible, instead of letting the Bible
dictate his theology. Because he believes in the T U L I P (doctrines associated
with John Calvin that actually Originated with Augustine in 4th Century Rome)
he has to assume that Noah, like all of Adam's
offspring, was BORN wicked and Sinful by nature. ("Federal Head Theory")
Hence, Noah couldn't had been "Righteous"
(in the MORAL sense) BECAUSE he was Incapable completing Virtue
OVER vice Prior to or After
finding "Grace is the eyes of the Lord."
(Gen. 6:8) To prove this point, Driscoll takes us to Gen. 6:5 where it is
Written: "Then the LORD saw that the wickedness
of man was great in the earth, and that
every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."
Only because Driscoll's theology has to ADD Noah to this number in order to
survive does he lump him in. You see, if Noah really
WAS all the things the Bible
says: " Noah walked with God, was a just man,
perfect in his generations and did all that God commanded him", then the
T of the T U L I P crumbles, which means, Driscoll's Entire systematic theology,
WHICH IS FOUNDED ON THE "T" crashes. If you keep on reading in Genesis 6, you
will eventually come across Verse 12 which states: "So
God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for
all flesh had corrupted their way on
(this is NOT speaking about Birth! -- Gen. 8:21) Clearly, this interprets
Genesis 6:5. If we don't approach these Scriptures in a biased manner or with a
preconceived theology, then it's evident that joining Noah to this number is in
Error since he is said, BY GOD, to have been a
"JUST" and "Righteous" man!
"Even if these three men,
and Job, were in it [referring to a land which Sins against God by
persistent UN- Faithfulness],
they would deliver
only themselves BY their righteousness,” says the Lord GOD." (Ezk.
14: 14)"Noah was Saved, according to
Peter BECAUSE Why? He was "a preacher of
righteousness." (2 Pet. 2:5) The Faith Chapter of the Bible explains:
"By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things
not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his
household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of
righteousness which is according to faith."
(Heb. 11:7) "Little children,
let no man deceive
you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.
(1 Jn, 3:7 & Ezk 18) Driscoll is
a Deceiver! YOU have been Warned.