Mocking Noah

Driscoll mocks Noah

Here is an extract from Mark Driscoll’s sermon on humor Part 2; preached on January 13, 2008. Abstracted from the Mars Hill website.

‘We’ll start at the book of Genesis, the book of beginnings, where all things begin including good comedy. The book starts with a guy marrying his sister, which is really funny unless you’re from Kentucky and then it’s too close to home. And then it moves along and God floods the earth and kills everyone except for a family headed by a man name Noah. They climb into an ark and upon exiting the ark in Genesis 9, there’s this really funny little story. Noah gets drunk and passes out naked in his tent. I mean the whole book is a redneck hillbilly saga par excellence. It’s like all of Genesis takes place in a trailer park… the whole book is filled with redneck comedy. And Noah gets drunk and passes out naked in his tent like a hillbilly redneck on vacation and when I see it, I see a guy with blue tarbs, a guy in a swim trunks and cowboys boots, drunk on moon shine with a John Deer cap, sitting around playing Texas-Hold ’em with his uncle daddy, eating hot pockets. That’s how I see it. It’s kind of funny that after God kills everyone the one “righteous” guy passes out naked in his tent.’

Scripture says that ‘Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generation. Noah walked with God’ (Genesis 6.8-9). And the book of Hebrews says this of Noah. ‘By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith’ (Hebrews 11.7).

But Driscoll has created his own version of Noah that mocks God’s Word. Noah was not a hillbilly redneck but a righteous man who obeyed God’s command. See Driscoll slanders righteous Noah.

Here is Driscoll’s image of Noah, presented in his sermon

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse (Proverbs 10.32)

The mouth of fools poureth out foolishness (Proverbs 15.2)

You can learn more about Mark Driscoll’s ministry in the book, The New Calvinists (2014), published by The Wakeman Trust and Belmont House Publishing. The book is available from