Why have I done this to myself? I read a quote from Mark Driscoll on someone else’s blog. I then repost it on mine. And then I start reading his writings and the writings of others at Mars Hill Church. And I become so angry at the misconstrued lies they tell about our beliefs on Mary, or they way in which they portray the Mass as, and I quote, “blasphemous” (though I can appreciate the honesty of someone who does not believe in transubstantiation who will call the Mass what it really would be if the Real Presence isn’t true). So now instead of studying for an exam I have tomorrow afternoon about arthropods, echinoderms, and invertebrate chordates, I am thinking of all the things I would like to tell Pastor Driscoll if I ever got the chance to meet him.
And of course I realize that to say what I really want to say to him would be sinful, and that my dwelling on it is also sinful, I seem to get more mad at myself for allowing me to do such a thing and feed my anger. Why do I do this? Why can’t I just be happy that people are preaching the name of Christ, even if it is a false Gospel, and smears the name of the Church? Oh that’s right, because to be apathetic towards it is to betray my faith in Truth, Christ himself.