I love Driscoll, say what you want but he is a funny guy. And this clip is no exception.
Driscoll’s comments in this clip from the Elephant Room is something everyone needs to hear (even myself):
Via: Aaron Armstrong
Today is Reformation Day. Martin Luther posted his explosive 95 theses October 31, 1517. In the wake of Luther’s life, an army of Reformers soon emerged. Foremost among them was John Calvin. Together they recovered for the church the supreme authority and clarity of the Scriptures. Grace-erasing tradition had buried the glory of the gospel. But now light was breaking out. So the Reformers took up a Latin phrase to describe the wonder: “Post Tenebras Lux”—“After Darkness… Light.”
“I frankly confess that, for myself, even if it could be, I should not want ‘free-will’ to be given me, nor anything to be left in my own hands to enable me to endeavor after salvation; not merely because in face of so many dangers, and adversities and assaults of devils, I could not stand my ground…; but because even were there no dangers… I should still be forced to labour with no guarantee of success… But now that God has taken my salvation out of the control of my own will, and put it under the control of His, and promised to save me, not according to my working or running, but according to His own grace and mercy, I have the comfortable certainty that He is faithful and will not lie to me, and that He is also great and powerful, so that no devils or opposition can break Him or pluck me from Him.
Furthermore, I have the comfortable certainty that I please God, not by reason of the merit of my works, but by reason of His merciful favor promised to me; so that, if I work too little, or badly, He does not impute it to me, but with fatherly compassion pardons me and makes me better. This is the glorying of all the saints in their God”
Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will (pg. 313-314)
It has probably been two or three years now since this incident happened. Someone asked me why I was obsessed with Martin Luther. This is probably because the T-shirt company I co-owned at the time had printed 2 shirts regarding the man Martin Luther for Reformation Day. It became an annual thing and every year we we would print shirts with Luther’s face and his famous quote from the Diet of Worms in 1521, “I Cannot Recant!” A friend of mine was trying to convince me that I should not quote or support Luther because he hated Jews. He began to quote him. Here is the quote Luther gave in its entirety.
I was preparing a sermon from Ephesians 5 and in my commentaries and study I came across a quote from A. W. Tozer that was from a sermon he preached. So much good and meaty stuff in this that I couldn’t just do a single quote. Here is his sermon and I bolded the quote that I originally read.