HA Bible Study: Jeremiah 23:30

A special Pastor Mark Driscoll edition of HA Bible Study:

Jeremiah 23:30
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, declares the Lord, who steal my words from one another.

Discuss.

Comments

  1. 1

    Jack spews:

    I still think that most of our religions of the world are based on ancient aliens visiting and interacting with our ancestors thousands of years ago.

  2. 2

    Deathfrogg spews:

    The only real problem with this particular sentiment is the fact that, in the context of the basic purpose of religious belief systems, there is nothing original that can be said. It has all been done before. It is probably one of the oldest hustles in the history of human consciousness. There are only so many ways to say things that keep the money rolling in. People cede responsibility for the decisions they make to a higher authority in return for artificially generated solace. Nothing matters, no “sin can be committed if that action is made with the intention of promoting one’s faith in a system of magical thinking.

    It totally absolves the individual from taking responsibility for the decisions they do make if those are made for the purpose of buttressing one’s ego. Thats why MHC is so successful. Driscol is an expert and massaging egos and promoting the idea of forgiveness for sin. In exchange, he demands total loyalty and a portion of one’s weekly grocery budget.

  3. 3

    Theophrastus spews:

    The critical word missing from this translation of Jeremiah is the adjective “false” in front of ‘prophets’. Some more generous bible versions include “false” right there.

    So with that in place, and a snark firmly fixed on our face, we may conclude that Jeremiah is saying: “don’t listen to those prophets over there! listen to me!” This is behavior that we can well square with the vast multitude of the Driscolls of this weary world; “Neither can they judge their own cause, nor redress a wrong, being unable: for they are as crows between heaven and earth.” yaddayadda

  4. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Looks like Mark Driscoll’s bullshit is catching up with him:

    “Dozens of demonstrators picketed outside Mars Hill Church in Bellevue on Sunday, with some former church members calling for the resignation of the megachurch’s charismatic founder, Mark Driscoll.”

    http://seattletimes.com/html/l.....stxml.html

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Mars Hill is a bit reminiscent of another, now-gone, Seattle-area megachurch with a charismatic but erratic leader: Community Chapel. The hold these “pastors” have over their flocks is frightening.