VIDEO ‘Sin Is Still a Bigger Problem Than COVID’

April 15, 2021 by Staff

In a video called “Dear Closed Churches” uploaded to his YouTube account, Mark Driscoll made a comment that he is concerned that so many churches are still closed. Driscoll is the former senior pastor of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church and current founding and senior pastor of The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Taken from his sermon this past Sunday where he preached out of Romans 10 on predestination, Driscoll made the point that people will use the sovereignty of God as an excuse not to be on mission for God. Observing that type of thinking leads to a lazy, indifferent, unmotivated Christian, he said, “I don’t like to go super negative, but I do have a real concern…so many churches are still closed. Where is the sense of urgency?”

“Churches that even could be open…they’re still not open,” Driscoll said and explained the reasoning for his concern and plea for urgency was, “People don’t know Jesus and the church is a place where we have this great opportunity to love people and to serve people and to tell people about Jesus.”

The typical response to that statement is, “Well we don’t want anybody to get sick,” the “Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe” author shared.

In vintage Mark Driscoll fashion, the pastor told his congregation his view on the true sickness of the world, saying, “100 percent of people are infected with sin and will die because of sin, and the only remedy for them is Jesus Christ. So sin is still a bigger problem than COVID.”

Mark Driscoll explained that he isn’t against people taking preventative measures not to spread the COVID-19 virus. “If we want to wear a mask, wear hand sanitizer, get a vaccine, get a tape measure [to] stay six feet apart,” Driscoll said, people would not see judgement from him.

“You’re still gonna die because of sin and Jesus is your only hope,” he said, making sure the people listening understood the larger problem in the world isn’t the virus but their need for Christ:

God’s people can’t overlook the one message that is our unique contribution to the world. There’s a lot of places you can go to get a sandwich or a vaccination or an after-school program, but there’s only one place that can tell you about Jesus Christ, and it needs to be open!

Driscoll tied his concern that some churches are still closed to his warning of misinterpreting God’s sovereignty, the combination of which he feels can lead to a lazy, indifferent, unmotivated Christian. He explained, “When we think God is in charge, we think that we don’t matter, and we do because God has chosen to work through us to love and to serve others.”

Watch Driscoll’s entire sermon from Sunday here.

Mark Driscoll serves with his family at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., which they planted in 2016 after leaving Mars Hill Church amid controversial circumstances. While he serves as the senior pastor at The Trinity Church, his wife Grace leads the women’s ministry. His oldest daughter Ashley serves as the executive director of Real Faith, his son Zac serves as the director of interns, and his son-in-law Landon Chase (married to Ashley) serves as Trinity’s Next Generation leader.

Author: Narrow Path Ministries

Non-denominational, Independent, Bible believing Church

2 thoughts on “VIDEO ‘Sin Is Still a Bigger Problem Than COVID’”

  1. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    If the same amount of finesse and energy were devoted to eradicating SIN from our citizenry and culture by our government’s actions or lack thereof, especially by the totally Secular Democrat Criminal Party of Political Thugs and Racketeers; as was put into resisting a Covid virus with a 99.97 survival rate for a fraud pandemic; we would see this Nation once under God flourish and unite like it should, by means of all the advantages and blessings already having been bestowed upon it for and by the efforts of the previous several generations of True Hard Working Morally Upright Compassionate True Americans.

    But that was squandered away by the contemptuous and reckless greedy power hungry secularists that have infested our Government and Military Industrial Complex; a for the most part what’s become this vile despicable lot that can’t light a candle to those past heroes and good people who really cared; those who genuinely took pride in our Great Republic! This country once under God is in extremely wasted pitiful shape and will never survive the things that are coming; but I don’t mean God’s judgment because that’s now become a forgone conclusion as I see it! What I’m saying here is; the enormous challenges coming at us of a typical nature, but along with what our enemies are planning to do to us as a nation and a people! Think how Communist China; the atheist evil leaders there have plugged into this once great Republic under God via traitors like Swalwell and Biden; along with many others! While our people have been busy attacking each other and screwing things up royally, these deadly evil enemies have been waiting in the weeds right here in our Nation for the right time to strike!

    Focus your mind on this and pray on it! “Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves. There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bio-weapons have been invented one after another. Of course, we have not been idle…. We are capable of achieving our purpose of ‘cleaning up’ America all of a sudden.” General Chi Haotian

    “Would the United States allow us to go out to gain new living space? First, if the United States is firm in blocking us, it is hard for us to do anything significant to Taiwan, Vietnam, India, or even Japan, [so] how much more living space can we get? Very trivial! Only countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization.

    “We are not as foolish as to want to perish together with America by using nuclear weapons.” “Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves.” When he was asked about Bio-Weapons his response was emphatically! “Of course,” we have not been idle, in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind.”

    Now do you see what is really going on and who is getting the upper hand especially with enablers or traitors like Bill Gates, Biden, Fauci, Soros and a host of obliging cohorts and useful idiots!

    Most of us have been fools to allow our greatness and real strength that came from God as a nation which protected us and got us through some of the worst times; to be thrown under the bus and kissed off!

    May God have Mercy on our Nation and its People giving them an opportunity to finally be awakened to the “Whole Truth” before it’s too late!
    Lawrence Morra III


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