Today’s brain teaser: Did Mark Driscoll see that a fair and legitimate hearing was held for the Pastor’s they fired, or was it a mockery of justice; resulting in legitimate fear among the elders as to what might happen to THEM should they fall into disfavor with the wrong
PH found an amazing video by Reallysad1 on Youtube. (No…PH had nothing to do with this or any other of Reallysad1’s productions). Take a look: “Mark Driscoll – The verdict should be thrown out. #2″ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngHymj8bGRY
Included below is the text from the “About This Video” section:
“Mark Driscoll is talking to pastors about church discipline. He correctly points out that both sides must be heard in church discipline cases…
However, in the trial of two beloved pastors recently, only the accusers were privy to the charges and until the very last minute the accused were not even invited to their own trial. (PH Note: As PH understands it, the first Pastor tried was not even told what the charges were UNTIL he got to the trial. How does one prepare a response for that? Keep in mind that the elders had a good while to prepare THEIR side.)
Only the accused were given the freedom to present their case. One accuser was not even at the trial, yet submitted a guilty verdict.
Both sides should have had ample opportunity to present their case. This did not occur. The trial was a farce and therefore the verdict and the resultant call for the shunning of the “guilty” pastor should be reversed.”
What do you think…based on Mark Driscoll’s own teaching, was this hearing legitimate? Would YOU want to be tried under such conditions?