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Megachurch Pulls Pastor's 'Jesus Made Some Mistakes' Message (Video)

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Pastor Mark Driscoll of the Mars Hill church in Seattle has made headlines for publicly doubting President Obama's Christianity and plagiarism of fellow Christian authors.

Mars Hill Church admitted last year that it hired an outside marketing company to buy up Pastor Driscoll's books to get him on some bestseller lists.

Religion News Service reported in March that Pastor Driscoll announced he was going to quit social media (where he attacked non-Christians) for the rest of 2014 so that he could "reset" his life.

According to Warren Throckmorton, Mars Hill Church recently removed almost six minutes from Pastor Driscoll's May 4th sermon from its website.

Throckmorton posted the part of the sermon that was removed by Mars Hill Church on his blog (video below).

Throckmorton noted that the deleted section of Pastor Driscoll's sermon was about Jesus making mistakes:

Jesus never sinned, will you give me that, He never sinned, true? Good, you’ve been well taught, I think. Ok, so never sinned, never violated any command of the Bible, but question, question, here goes, brain explode, ready? Here we go, is it possible that he made some mistakes?

Driscoll then tries to bring Jesus, as a child, into modern-day middle America by saying he would have problems learning to ride a bike, play baseball and write in cursive.

According to Throckmorton, Driscoll later stated:

Some of you are paralyzed by religious perfectionism. I need to get it all right, I need to get it all right the first time. You’re not Jesus. And you know what? Jesus may have learn how to do things by figuring it out, maybe not always getting it 100% right the first time.

This is not the first time that one of Pastor Driscoll's sermons has been pulled from the web. In 2011, TheAmericanJesus.net noted that Mars Hill Church pulled this portion of a Pastor Driscoll sermon from YouTube:

Some of you, God hates you. Some of you, God is sick of you. God is frustrated with you. God is wearied by you. God has suffered long enough with you. He doesn’t think you’re cute. He doesn’t think it’s funny. He doesn’t think your excuse is “meritous” [the word he's looking for here is "meritorious"]. He doesn’t care if you compare yourself to someone worse than you, He hates them too. God hates, right now, personally, objectively hates some of you.

Sources: Religion News Service, Warren Throckmorton, TheAmericanJesus.net

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