Mark Driscoll resigned from Mars Hill Church. While I personally think that was the right decision, I’m not sure that was the most important need. I think the most important need is public repentance confessing sins in specificity regarding the fellow pastors and others he and the board agree he sinned against. I think that is entirely in line with true repentance and with 1 Tim 5.19-20 that says, “Don’t accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported by two or three witnesses. Publicly rebuke those who sin, so that the rest will also be afraid.” Even if you’re the one to be rebuked, as pastor you should initiate this public rebuke and repentance out of love and obedience to God and out of a desire to exalt God’s grace to the church and watching world.
Christians, let’s look at the log in our own eyes, and repent before God and those he calls us to repent before. Then let’s continue to pray for God’s will to be done at Mars Hill regarding repentance and moving forward in the great commission with increasing faithfulness to Christ Jesus.