Authors of Confusion Pt. 8 – Mark Driscoll’s “Cultural Relevance”

The Christian World View – “Being “relevant” to your audience is the big buzzword in Evangelical and Emergent churches today.  Whether it’s dressing down to look like “one of them” or playing “edgy” music or using Hollywood movies as sermon examples or preaching “30 days of sex with your spouse”, being relevant and “contextualizing” your message is seen to be as important as sound doctrine (if that’s important anymore).

One of the more curious examples of this rush towards relevance is Mark Driscoll, popular author and preaching pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle that attracts 7500 attendees to seven church locations each week and who also has an enormous following world-wide.  Why Driscoll is a “curious case” is that he describes himself as “Emerging Reformed” which I would define as sort of merging Reformation theology with urban culturalism.  So what’s the big deal?” To find out, click on the provided link entitled “When Relevance Becomes Irreverence

Mark Driscoll is on the conservative side of the Emerging Church Movement. This movement is rooted in heresy, because of its ecumenical theology, which blurs the lines of orthodoxy and heterodoxy; thus placing its adherents on the slippery slope to Universalism – embracing all faiths as a means to salvation. This can be seen in Mark’s recent acceptance of T.D. Jakes, who teaches the false gospel of prosperity, as a true believer, and a biblically sound teacher of the faith. This acceptance also makes Mark Driscoll, not only a deceiver, but an author of confusion, since he publicly exposed the prosperity gospel for the heresy that it is, as seen in this link entitled “Driscoll and the Elephant Room“.

Driscoll is not only a heretic that causes confusion in Christ’ church, but he also promotes lewdness within his sermons, and has even posted a link to a “Christian” sex toy shop on his church’s website, as seen in the provided link entitled “Question #22: Can we use sex toys?“.

If all of this were not bad enough, Driscoll’s blasphemous view of Christ is expressed even further through his irreverent description of Jesus, as depicted in his book entitled Vintage Jesus. Below are excerpts from pages 43&44.

In the first chapter of Mark, Jesus starts off by yelling at complete strangers to repent of their sin, like the wingnuts with billboards who occasionally show up at shopping centers. Shortly thereafter, Jesus orders some guys to quit their jobs and follow him, and before long Jesus is telling a demon to shut up and healing a leper only to tell him to shut up too. In the second chapter, Jesus picks a fight with some well-mannered religious types and does the equivalent of breaking into a church on a Sunday morning to make a sandwich with the communion bread because he was hungry.

In the third chapter, Jesus gets angry and also grieves and apparently needs Praxil. Then he ignores his own mom, which threw Focus on the Hebrew Family into a tizzy, so they quickly issued a position paper renouncing his actions. In the fourth chapter, Jesus rebukes the wind, which caused an uproar with the local pantheists. In chapter 5, Jesus kills two thousand pigs, sending the animal rights activist blogosphere into a panic and creating a bacon famine only rivaled by the great Irish potato famine. In chapter 6, Jesus offends some people and apparently needs sensitivity training. In chapter 7, a few religious types have some questions for Jesus, and he cruelly calls them ‘hypocrites’ and goes on a lengthy tirade about them, which seemed very intolerant of their alternative theological lifestyle.’

What exactly does Scripture have to say about teachers like Driscoll???

Jude 1

3    Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4    For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
8    Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
10    But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11    Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12    These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13    Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
16    These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
17    But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18    How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19    These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Related links are listed below:

  1. Piper and Driscoll

  2. The Development of the Emergent Church

  3. The New Christianity Pt.1 – Aselgeia

Authors of Confusion Pt. 7 – Tim Keller

The New Calvinists – “Here the comments of a former member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York, Jonathan Cousar, who attended Keller’s church for nearly 20 years, are relevant, for he has heard hundreds of Keller sermons. Cousar writes: “I went to Tim Keller’s church for nearly 20 years and in fact I left just last year because of my growing concern that the church and Tim were far more liberal, theologically and ideologically than I had ever imagined.” Cousar continues: “To sum up Keller’s theology most succinctly, Keller says ‘the primary purpose of salvation is – cultural renewal – to make this world a better place’.  That statement should alarm any true evangelical or conservative Christian.  And it must be understood that this one statement is central to all of Keller’s teachings.” For more information on Tim Keller, click on the provided link entitled “Tim Keller’s false gospel“.

Tim Keller presents himself as a Reformed Calvinist, yet he clearly endorses a different gospel. It is the social gospel. The social gospel is the opposite of the gospel of Jesus Christ, since its goal is not to call sinners to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but to bring a cultural, social, and economic reform to the world. In other words, its goal is to make a better world. For this doctrine and agenda to come under the label of Christian, and for Tim Keller to present himself as a teacher and pastor in Christ’ church, is to bring confusion into the church. The outcome will be a “new Christianity“; one that is earth-based & works-based.

Keller’s gospel is rooted in the secular humanistic philosophies of this world. It does not teach Christ’ church to put their focus on things above, but on the things of this world. His approach is both intellectual and philosophical, but it is not Scriptural, nor are his teachings true. Instead, his teachings appeal to those who have an unhealthy appetite for an intellectual, philosophical, articulation of theology. This distracting approach to teaching Christian doctrine draws people away from the true Jesus presented in the Bible, and it draws them away from the true gospel, and into another gospel that is just a counterfeit. Therefore, this author of confusion is a seducing spirit within Christ’ church that must be exposed and avoided.

Colossians 3

1    If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2    Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3    For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4    When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Colossians 2

4    And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5    For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6    As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7    Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8    Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9    For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10    And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power

The Counter-Movement

The provided link entitled “COINTELPRO: The FBI’s War on Black America” is a documentary of the F.B.I.’s war against the civil rights movement. This war was a covert operation called “COINTELPRO“. It was successful in discrediting, neutralizing, and silencing various civil rights leaders of the African American community.

Related links are listed below:

  1. The Movement

  2. How the F.B.I. sabotaged black America

The Universal Doctrine


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What does the New Age religion, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copland, Kenneth Hagin and Paul Crouch all have in common?
They all claim that men are gods and can create their own reality.

They are all apart of the same religion.

It is the universal doctrine of the Occult. 

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 These “Word of Faith” teachers are teaching the ancient doctrine of the serpent; that we can be like God.

Genesis 3

4    Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
5    For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

They are teaching temptation.

2Corinthians 11
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

2John 1

8    Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
9    Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
10    If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
11    for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.

War on Consciousness Pt. 2 – Lilith

A significant weapon used in the “war on consciousness” is Lilith. Lilith is a demon/goddess from the ancient Babylonian mystery religions. This mythological character was made popular by the Kabbalah. The characteristics of Lilith are rebellion, sexual perversion, murder, insanity and control. For more information on this character, click on the provided link entitled “Lilith“. 

The multifaceted cult of Freemasonry has a division within it’s hierarchy called “Skull & Bones”. This division of Freemasonry is at the heart of the “war on consciousness”. It’s job is to weaken western society so that it is easy to manipulate and tyrannize. All of the virtues of mankind are being torn down by the propaganda of Skull & Bones. In 1872, Skull & Bones established it’s own cult, called the “Bohemian Club”, through which it’s propaganda is channeled. This cult is made up of high level politicians, artists and entertainers.

Lilith is the goddess of the Bohemian Club. And it is her characteristics of rebellion, sexual perversion, murder, insanity and control that are adapted by the cult through the killing of their conscience, known as “the cremation of care”. The members of the cult are the shapers, or even “breakers”, of society by way of their various professions. This is done through the permeation of Lilith’s characteristics on society through the media, the arts, culture, entertainment and religion. For more information on the Bohemian Club, click on the link entitled “The Bohemian Grove

  Since the Bohemian Club is made up of artists, it should be of no surprise to see the paradigm of Skull & Bones and it’s Bohemian Cult allegorized in various forms of arts and entertainment. One example would be Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower”, and “Hearts in Atlantis”. These books describe the job of the members of Skull & Bones, which is to harbor breakers in one place for the purpose of forcing the breakers to use their talents to break the beams of existence. These Skull & Bones types, called “Low Men”, desire to break the beams of existence and to destroy the “Dark Tower”, which is where the beams meet, so that all existence will deteriorate into chaos. This is because the “Low Men” serve an evil master, called the Crimson King. He is an insane god with one red eye in his forehead. The Crimson King is an allegory of the god of Freemasonry. The god of Freemasonry, who is Lucifer, is known for his “all seeing eye”, as displayed on the back of our dollar . The job of the breakers, who are the artists, politicians and entertainers, is to tear down the beams of society, which are known as mankind’s conscience, intelligence, fear of God and all moral fiber. The result will be chaos, due to reign of  rebellion, sexual perversion and murder throughout society. Thus making Lucifer’s oligarchy of Freemasonry free to reign like a tyrant over society without the people ever understanding when or why it happened.

  The work of the “Bohemian Breakers'” promotion of the characteristics of Lilith can be clearly seen throughout the mainstream entertainment industry. This character is in much of western literature, such as Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned” & “Pandora”, Allen More’s “V for Vendetta”, the movie “The Craft”, the movie “Pleasantville”, just to name a few.  For more information on Lilith’s influence or society, click on the provided link entitled “Feminism“.

Authors of Confusion Pt. 3 – Peter Lilback


Peter Lilback, who is the president of Westminster Theological Seminary, is part of a conspiracy to lead Christians into moralizing America through civil law. It is a movement that brings protestants under the influence, and ultimately the leadership, of Papal Rome, which offers its assistance as a civil power. The movement is led by “prominent Christian leaders“, such as Chuck Colson, J.I. Paker, James Dobson, Billy Graham and many others.

 Lilback’s method of deceiving Christians into believeing that America’s forefathers were Christians, is done through is books and lectures on the life and writings of the founding fathers. It portrays them to be something which they were clearly not. The article entitled “Cross Culture on Peter Lillback’s ‘History’ ” provides examples of how Lilback has been making a practice of wrongly applying Scripture to the deeds of the founding fathers. Thus showing how Lilback has made himself one of the well know “authors of confusion” in the church, since most of the founding fathers were not true followers of Jesus Christ, but Freemasons, which are the opposite of Christians, since they worship Lucifer as their savior.

“Masonry, as such, and according to its original plan, appears to be founded on natural religion. Hence the institution is found among all nations, who believe in one God, and the accountableness of man to him, as a moral agent, and an immortal being.”[quoted from Peter Lillback’s “George Washington’s Sacred Fire,” p. 505]

“Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not!” [Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff]