Feb 4, 2012 Yooj commented on Church or Cult?.
I've been at the church almost 5 years. I've asked many, MANY faith-shaking questions, and never held back about my doubts, and I've never felt judged or condemned. In fact, the pastors were very open, very compassionate, and very helpful.

Many of the sermons I heard have openly said the opposite of what the claims in this article are. Mainly, the questioning and the unchecked authority of the husband. Driscoll himself, MULTIPLE TIMES, said that if his sermons and stances aren't aligned with Scripture, then he is the one who's wrong, and should be regarded as such. And the cherry-picking about the husband being simply a gardener is sad skew of the true view at MH.

I've never once encountered a power-tripping elder or deacon, but I'll keep an open mind and keep an eye out, as such a person should absolutely be exposed and dealt with.

At first I thought this article was a joke, until I read that people are actually taking it seriously. I don't know if this guy is just trying to drum up controversy, or it's just somebody trying to skew facts in order to push their own beliefs on people.

I wouldn't expect anybody to believe me, though. Instead, I would implore that people do their own research, rather than blindly trusting this Brendan Kiley guy. A lot of important facts are omitted, other half-truths are ridiculously skewed, and it sickens me that The Stranger would release such a slanderous article.

Nothing compares to going out and doing your own fact-checking. And frankly, people who would read an article, and believe every word have no place to judge anybody for allegedly "drinking the kool-aid".
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Feb 4, 2012 Yooj commented on Church or Cult?.
I've been at the church almost 5 years. I've asked many, MANY faith-shaking questions, and never held back about my doubts, and I've never felt judged or condemned. In fact, the pastors were very open, very compassionate, and very helpful.

Many of the sermons I heard have openly said the opposite of what the claims in this article are. Mainly, the questioning and the unchecked authority of the husband. Driscoll himself, MULTIPLE TIMES, said that if his sermons and stances aren't aligned with Scripture, then he is the one who's wrong, and should be regarded as such. And the cherry-picking about the husband being simply a gardener is sad skew of the true view at MH.

I've never once encountered a power-tripping elder or deacon, but I'll keep an open mind and keep an eye out, as such a person should absolutely be exposed and dealt with.

At first I thought this article was a joke, until I read that people are actually taking it seriously. I don't know if this guy is just trying to drum up controversy, or it's just somebody trying to skew facts in order to push their own beliefs on people.

I wouldn't expect anybody to believe me, though. Instead, I would implore that people do their own research, rather than blindly trusting this Brendan Kiley guy. A lot of important facts are omitted, other half-truths are ridiculously skewed, and it sickens me that The Stranger would release such a slanderous article.

Nothing compares to going out and doing your own fact-checking. And frankly, people who would read an article, and believe every word have no place to judge anybody for allegedly "drinking the kool-aid".
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