A pacifist has a lot of difficulty reconciling pacifism with scripture.
Lanham, Robert: Mark Driscoll: "Meek. Mild. As If", Evangelical Right blog, October 3, 2006.
You have been told that God is a loving, gracious, merciful, kind, compassionate, wonderful, and good sky fairy who runs a day care in the sky and has a bucket of suckers for everyone because we're all good people. That is a lie... God looks down and says, "I hate you, you are my enemy, and I will crush you," and we say that is deserved, right and just, and then God says, "Because of Jesus I will love you and forgive you." This is a miracle.Mark Driscoll
It is imperative that Christians be like Jesus, by living freely within the culture as missionaries who are as faithful to the Father and His gospel as Jesus was in His own time and place.Mark Driscoll
I study the Bible all week, pray to the Lord, and then I speak from my heart. It's all about brutal honesty.Mark Driscoll
…the truths of Christianity are constant, unchanging, and meant for all people, times, and places. But the methods by which truth is articulated and practiced must be culturally appropriated, and therefore constantly translated …if doctrine is constant and practice is constantly changing, the result is living orthodoxy.Mark Driscoll
Ultimately I think the difference between reading the Bible and studying it is making the connections between who Jesus is and what he's done.Mark Driscoll
I'll preach anywhere. If it's a round trip ticket to preach in hell, I'll take it—as long as it's round trip.Mark Driscoll
If you really want to be a rebel get a job, cut your grass, read your bible, and shut up. Because no one is doing that.Mark Driscoll