I know! Elephant Room? C’mon! What’s with that?
“The Elephant Room features blunt conversations between seven influential pastors who share a common love for the Gospel but take differing approaches to ministry. No keynotes. No canned messages. These are ‘the conversations you never thought you’d hear.’ All conversations are moderated by James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel and Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church.” (About)No, not that Mars Hill where gospel denier Rob Bell preaches (at least for now)! Rob Bells’ is Mars Hill Bible Church at marshill.org. Kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Mark Driscoll’s is Mars Hill Church at marshill.com. See the difference?
MacDonald and Driscoll invited T.D. Jakes to join them for blunt conversation in the Elephant Room on 25 January 2012. Another speaker is Mark Dever from Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Also see XIMarks.
I have written about Jakes before (here), especially concerning the fact that he is a Oneness Pentecostal, denying the essential truth of the Trinity, which makes him a classical heretic! To learn more about Jakes’ heretical views, you may read Jonathan Moorhead’s blog post, which essentially is a chapter from his thesis at Master’s Seminary. You can also read about Tommy Tenney in Moorhead’s thesis.
Of course, I cannot pretend to know whether Driscoll and MacDonald (D&M) know that Jakes is a heretic, and neither can I assume what their knowledge about him is. For this, we have to wait until the video/audio/transcript is released online after Elephant Room 2.
The question is obvious: Will D&M ask the difficult questions that could unveil Jakes’ false doctrine concerning the nature of God, or will they accommodate him like they did with Perry Noble?
Providentially, they will have Mark Dever at the Elephant Room 2. Dever is a man who loves God, loves His Word and has a solid Biblical theology! The same cannot be said of Jakes, and so the results from Elephant Room 2 will be an eye opener, in my opinion.
So, keep your ears and eyes open for this event!
... Elephant Room? Really?!