Westboro Baptist Church: Lordship to the Max
May 4, 2012, 1:29 am
Filed under: Lordship Salvation, Westboro Baptist

written by Christopher Macfarlane

I’ve followed the Westboro Baptist church quite a bit throughout the years. No, I haven’t literally followed them, but I have watched many of Fred Phelps’ videos, articles they’ve released, as well as documentaries on the group. Let me just say this now: They’re not Christians. They are a cult. And I don’t necessarily say that because they aren’t “loving” enough, etc. I think their approach in general is horrible. But I believe there can be true brothers in Christ who can have a horrible approach to evangelism. The reason I don’t consider them brothers is mainly because of their message. It’s not that I think that God doesn’t hate sin. He does. For them, their message has consistently been, “You are a sinner. God hates you. Repent.” And that’s it.   Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll Explains God’s Love to Westboro Baptist Church
February 15, 2012, 12:21 pm
Filed under: Mark Driscoll, Westboro Baptist

Written by Christopher Macfarlane

Westboro Baptist church is located in Topeka, Kansas. The congregation is led by Fred Phelps. You may recognize them as the group of people that hold picket signs at funerals, rock concerts, and various other events. These signs are usually brightly colored and express messages of God’s wrath and judgment upon sin. Last week, Westboro Baptist church planned to hold picket signs at one of the campuses of Mars Hill church (Seattle, Washington). The following is a response written by Mark Driscoll, the pastor of Mars Hill church to Westboro. Upon reading it, I decided to respond to it. I totally disagree with the Westboro Baptist church, and I actually think they are a cult. Driscoll actually quotes the letter written to his church by this cult, and so I will also respond to that, showing exactly why this is a cult. But just because they are a cult doesn’t mean that Driscoll’s response to them isn’t confusing or without inconsistencies. Anyhow, let’s just check out Driscoll’s response. My response will be in red. Continue reading