Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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Albert Mohler Jr. is a well known Southern Baptist. He is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and had hosted a national radio program for several years. He is also adored by several in Fundamental circles. That being said is Mohler someone Biblical Baptists should be looking up to?

Mohler and Graham

Mohler has a history with with Billy Graham and his crusades. In 2001 he was chairman for the crusade in Louisville Kentucky which included nearly 600 churches and 53 denominations. The crusade included Christian rock and rap music. As mentioned in this previous post Graham's crusades are well known to yoke with Roman Catholics. In an article on May 3, 2001 in the Baptist Press Mohler said “Nothing else has brought together the kind of ethnic and racial and denominational inclusivity as is represented in this crusade; nothing in my experience and nothing in the recent history of Louisville has brought together such a group of committed Christians for one purpose”.

Mohler and Colson

In The Briefing 4-23-12 Albert Mohler praised Chuck Colson. Why is that a problem? Colson promoted unity with Catholicism even more than Billy Graham. This can be seen in many quotes coming from Colson. Colson wrote a forward to a Catholic book entitled Evangelical Catholics by Keith Fournier. He states "it’s time that all of us who are Christians come together regardless of the difference of our confessions and our traditions.". In his book The Body he said “The body of Christ, in all its diversity, is created with Baptist feet, Charismatic hands, and Catholic ears--all with their eyes on Jesus.”

Mohler and Catholics

Mohler has yoked himself with Catholics and Eastern Orthodox by signing the Manhattan Declaration. The declaration is a uniting of groups expecially to battle abortion and homosexuality. This may sound good except the declaration also claims they have the same gospel which they don't. Here are portions of the Declaration.
"Christians today are called to proclaim the Gospel of costly grace"

"It is our duty to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in its fullness, both in season and out of season."

"Christians have refused to compromise their proclamation of the gospel."
Refuse to compromise their proclamation of the gospel? That is exactly what Mohler and others are doing by signing the declaration! Other leaders that have compromised are people such as James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, Leith Anderson, Tony Perkins and Ligon Duncan.

Conclusion

Mohler has yoked himself with Catholics and others that yoke themselves with Catholics. He has compromised the gospel and has rejected God's command to separate from those that teach another gospel (Romans 6:17, 2 Corinthians 6:14-17). Mohler should be avoided and we shouldn't be afraid to rebuke leaders in love when they comprise (2 Thessalonians 3:6,14-15). God would expect nothing less.



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