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Feb 1, 2012 jared.williams68 commented on Church or Cult?.
So the article starts with a one-sided story from a disgruntled former member (keyword "according to Lance)."

Then the main point of the article is that there's something wrong with this: "A doctrine based on manliness, sexual purity, and submission to authority: wives to husbands, husbands to pastors, and everyone to God."

First of all, everything there is totally biblical. Even so, it's not what the doctrine's based on. While Biblical submission, manliness, and purity are extremely important, they are only part of the doctrine, not the basis, as that's the Bible.

The writer of this article is more concerned with twisting the truth to make Mars Hill sound like a cult than taking a concerned analysis of a potential problem.

Case in point, the end of the article gives this quote (out of context), "When the kids grow up, they don't do like most kids and just leave after high school, but they realize: "Well, I'm ready for the Doctrine class. I can become a member. I've been doing this curriculum since I was 2!"

The author responds by saying, "Does he want to keep kids from growing up and moving away from Seattle to go to college, start jobs, and begin their own lives?" That's obviously a complete, almost funny perversion of the quote given, which is really just saying that people should stay active in a church all of their lives, not specifically or only Mars Hill.

So this article is basically just an attempt to paint Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll in the most negative light possible by distorting the truth. Even so, it doesn't make many compelling arguments not based in testimonies from disgruntled former members, and falls apart when one looks even slightly below the surface.
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Feb 1, 2012 jared.williams68 joined My Stranger Face
Feb 1, 2012 jared.williams68 joined My Stranger Face
Feb 1, 2012 jared.williams68 commented on Church or Cult?.
This article starts with a one-sided story from a disgruntled former member (keyword "according to Lance)."

Then the main point of the article is that there's something wrong with this: "A doctrine based on manliness, sexual purity, and submission to authority: wives to husbands, husbands to pastors, and everyone to God."

First of all, everything there is totally biblical. Even so, it's not what the doctrine's based on. While Biblical submission, manliness, and purity are extremely important, they are only part of the doctrine, not the basis, as that's the Bible.

The writer of this article is more concerned with twisting the truth to make Mars Hill sound like a cult than taking a concerned analysis of a potential problem.

Case in point, the end of the article gives this quote (out of context), "When the kids grow up, they don't do like most kids and just leave after high school, but they realize: "Well, I'm ready for the Doctrine class. I can become a member. I've been doing this curriculum since I was 2!"

The author responds by saying, "Does he want to keep kids from growing up and moving away from Seattle to go to college, start jobs, and begin their own lives?" That's obviously a complete, almost funny perversion of the quote given, which is really just saying that people should stay active in a church all of their lives, not specifically or only Mars Hill.

So this article is basically just an attempt to paint Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll in the most negative light possible by distorting the truth. Even so, it doesn't make many compelling arguments not based in testimonies from disgruntled former members, and falls apart when one looks even slightly below the surface.
More...
 

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