Monday, December 17, 2007

Driscoll's 9 Questions

So Mark Driscoll is going to take on all of these questions... A church couldn't really survive doing this normally (healthy food is surely expository - which is what Driscoll normally does), but once in a while it's not a bad idea to hit the ones that every is wanting to work through...
#1Do you believe that the Scripture not only regulates our theology but also our methodology? In other words, do you believe in the regulative principle? If so, to what degree? If not, why not?
#2 What can traditional/established churches learn from "emerging" churches?
#3 How does a Christian date righteously; and what are the physical, emotional, and mentally connecting boundaries a Christian must set while developing an intimate relationship prior to marriage?
#4 If salvation is by faith alone (Romans 3:28), then why are there so many verses that say or imply the opposite, namely that salvation is by works (James 2:24, Matthew 6:15 & 7:21, Galatians 5:19-21)
#5 How should Christian men and women go about breaking free from the bondage of sexual sin?
#6 Of all the things you teach, what parts of Christianity do you still wrestle with? What's hardest for you to believe?
#7 Why does an all loving, all knowing, and all sovereign God will into creation people He foreknows will suffer eternal condemnation? Why does Romans 9:20 feel like a cop-out answer? #8 Why do you make jokes about mormon missionaries, homosexuals, trenchcoats wearers, single men, vegans, emo kids and then expect these groups to come to know God in the same sermon?
#9 There's no doubt the Bible says children are a blessing, but the Bible doesn't seem to address the specific topic of birth control. Is this a black and white topic, or does it fall under liberties?

1 comment:

  1. Tried to find out what Qs didn't make it - but as yet unsuccessful. Did find this great quote though to do with a Calvinistic question that was near the top early on in the voting.

    From the pen of MD: "Well, it seems the hardcore Calvinists are determined to maintain the top spot. Frankly I am surprised as I had no idea the internet had gotten that deep into the woods."