Westboro Church Pickets Mars Hill Church

Announced on the Westboro Baptist Church website, Mark Driscoll’s Federal Way Mars Hill church will be picketed this Sunday (June 19, 2011).

According to their site, the church “will speak the truth to you in love – as God defines “love” ” which means probably hate and shouting–because everyday in heaven is opposite day.

The sin of the Mars Hill church is the idea that: “God loves everyone and Jesus died for the sins of all of mankind”. Yet, even a quick reading of the Bible–the most quoted bible verse in history: John 3:16 would be abundantly clear where it says that, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in His shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

There are semantics on the definition of “world” but that is irrelevant in this context. I don’t know what is possessing these people at WBC, they are largely a family of Harvard-trained lawyers–how does that lead you so far away from ignoring some simple facts as above? What do they teach at Harvard?

Anyway, Mars Hill Church is promising free donuts and free coffee, as well as smiles and chuckles–I’m not sure if they are directed at the picketers or with the picketers. If you’re part of the picketing group, be sure to pick up a copy of Doctrine by Mark Driscoll for free!

Will you be attending the church this Sunday? Is it even more reason to attend this Sunday?

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2 Responses to Westboro Church Pickets Mars Hill Church

  1. David says:

    First I want to say from the onset that I agree with you in opposing WBC’s legalistic sins.

    But I also want to contribute a plausible answer for your question: why/how are they like this? They have fallen into the same intellectual traps as so many others claiming to be Christian, except they’re on the extreme opposite extreme.

    This is what intellectual traps cause; they justify our unbelief and rebellion.

    Now, it’s “easier” to pinpoint these guys, and they’re harder to “stomach”, so we hear more about it, but be assure, where many condemn them, they’ve committed the same sins in justifying, changing, or creating unbelief with their so-called “knowledge”.

    • JN Hong says:

      Trusting in our knowledge as opposed to God makes us proud and arrogant. I would agree with you, that doctrine is important, but doctrine implies application–not merely head knowledge. If it is kept within the head, then we don’t realize that the first application is in our own hearts and our own actions.

      I assume you have as much chance as I do of attending this service this Sunday!

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