I would like to refer readers to an article by our friends at Discern The Time that presents recent controversial speakers hosted by Liberty University:
There has been quite a conversation taking place at pastor Peter Lumpkins blog about Driscoll’s appearance today, see. Notice, once again, doulos of the Lord Jesus Christ obeying His command to warn the flock of … certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness (Jud 4) are referred to as: disrespectful, lacking a Christian spirit, unloving, hateful, vicious, having deep issues with sex (for voicing disgust over porno-vision “I see things”), not truly saved (2 Cor 13:5 used as “proof text”). Utilizing 2 Cor 13:5, in an attempt to condemn one who disagrees with Driscoll’s non-exegesis, is curious given the definition of reprobate: Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.
Read Lumpkin’s first article about Driscoll’s LU appearance, here. For the record, I believe pastor Lumpkin despite both LU’s denial and Mark Driscoll’s arrogant response. An LU alumnus, former trustee, and pastor also takes issue with Driscoll’s appearance at LU today, here. Lastly, another article accurately expresses the concerns of many, see.
God expresses strong words against those who teach false doctrine or attribute to Him that which originates with themselves (read Jeremiah 23). It is important prayerfully choose our pastor and church.
Persecution toward we who are motivated by love for both our Savior and His Word attempt to warn now result in those from within ‘evangelicalism’ attacking with accusations of false conversion! However, the apostle Paul mentioned Jannes and Jambres withstanding Moses (2 Tim 3:8), and Demas forsaking him having loved this present world (2 Tim 4:9); clearly calling out error is not at issue.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Ti 4:3–4).
That verse is the issue! The New Testament conveys how badly the church will be as we approach the rapture and it is not a pretty sight. This should motivate us to be all the more diligent in our study of the Gospel, and result in a pressing urgency to persist in warning others that many pastors/reverends will say what appeals to the flesh taking comfort in this truth always,
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Php 1:5–6)
Soli Deo Gloria!