John McArthur: Mark Driscoll Paved the Way for Donald Trump

In a recent Q & A at the Shepherds’ Conference, John MacArthur was asked about the state of politics and the evangelical. His response was direct and visceral–connecting the attitudes and actions of Mark Driscoll to the current political culture created by Donald Trump.

“The Evangelical interest in Donald Trump in his crassness, rudeness, brashness and profanity, the way has been prepared by Mark Driscoll for that, among evangelicals,” MacArthur said.

In regards to the term ‘evangelical,’ MacArthur went on to say, “We aren’t defined by morality anymore. It doesn’t seem to matter to evangelicals anymore. This is a man [Trump] being elevated who is a model of everything that is destructive in morality in our culture.”

Al Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, also shared his thoughts on the current state of evangelicals. Mohler said it’s humiliating to see the way some ‘evangelicals’ are celebrating the current political climate. “They are demonstrating a lack of discernment that is staggering,” said Mohler.

Do you think the analogy between Driscoll and Trump is fair? Did Mohler and MacArthur give an accurate description of the state of evangelicals? We’d love to hear your thoughts and reactions to the video in the comment section below.

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