I know I’m a bit late to the whole Mark Driscoll said something stupid (again) party, but tough.
During his talk at the Catalyst Conference, Driscoll said this little gem:
I know who made the environment and he’s coming back and going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV.
And several people thought this was tweet worthy and took the statement to Twitter. Stephanie Drury picked up on it and started retweeting.
The problem with this is it’s not a part of the biblical narrative. In Genesis, God gives dominion of creation to humankind, but here’s the kicker, we are to rule as God would rule. And, there is no corresponding biblical text exempting us from dominion over creation.
Dominion does not mean that we can do whatever the hell we want with creation, because ultimately, it isn’t ours. We are to rule over creation as God would rule over creation. And God called the whole of creation very good.
What this basically boils down to is Dricsoll’s theology of “fear.”
Read what others have to say. I’m not going to rehash their arguments.
- Pastor Mark Driscoll: Christians Don’t Need to Care About the Environment because Jesus is Coming Back for Us (patheos.com)
- If You Are An Adherent of Mark Driscoll, I Feel Genuinely Sorry for You (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)