Thursday, October 30, 2014

Al Mohler Has Friendly Open "Dialogue" With False Teacher and Sodomite, Matthew Vines In An SBC Meeting

Wall Street Journal reports:

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A gathering of Southern Baptists here opened this week with Albert Mohler, stalwart head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, apologizing for “denying the reality of sexual orientation,” but saying orientation “can change.”

Mr. Mohler, head of the theological seminary, said he hoped the conference would make Christians “motivated to be unafraid to engage with LGBT persons.”....

It closed with a pastor saying “no one goes to hell for being homosexual,” but he added Christians must remind gay friends and family members that “the day of judgment is coming.”...

Mr. Mohler this week met with Matthew Vines, an openly gay Christian author who argues the Bible doesn’t prohibit lifelong same-sex marriage. Mr. Mohler wrote a response to Mr. Vines’ book, “God and the Gay Christian.”

“It was a gracious, honest conversation. I think all evangelical Christians are having to learn anew how to discuss these issues,” Mr. Mohler said.

The pair agreed to keep in touch over email, and alert each other if one ever felt wrongly portrayed by the other.

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This is behavior of Mohler's is the fruit of his bad and sinful thinking on sodomy which he declared back in 2011. He has bought into psychology and evolution and seeks to please men rather than faithfully stand by God and His Word.

1Co 5:11  But now I am writing to  you NOT TO ASSOCIATE  with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler--not even to eat with such a one. 

1Jo 2:4  Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 

Eph 5:6  Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Eph 5:7  Therefore do not be partakers with them;
Eph 5:8  for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light
Eph 5:9  (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
Eph 5:10  trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Eph 5:11  Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
Eph 5:12  for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. 

Calvinist Tim Keller said the exact same thing about how being a "homosexual" doesn't send a person to hell. God, however, says indeed it DOES.

What Mohler did actually emboldened the sodomites in their sin and has softened the biblically hard stand that we should be taking against sodomy and sodomites. There's nothing to dialogue about. Preach the truth and tell these people they are not saved, they are still in darkness, they are earning Hell--with urgency. Mohler seems to think it's just an exercise in good will tolerance of the most heinous of sins.

This is exactly why I say that the issue of sodomy is The Dividing Issue. The idol of "graciousness" over the urgency of such a heinous and perverted sin has become lord of most of today's celebrity "Christians".

It sounds like Mohler took a page from heretic Brian McClaren who said in 2006 as reported in "Christianity" Today magazine:

"Perhaps we need a five-year moratorium on making pronouncements. In the meantime, we'll practice prayerful Christian dialogue, listening respectfully, disagreeing agreeably. When decisions need to be made, they'll be admittedly provisional. We'll keep our ears attuned to scholars in biblical studies, theology, ethics, psychology, genetics, sociology, and related fields. Then in five years, if we have clarity, we'll speak; if not, we'll set another five years for ongoing reflection. After all, many important issues in church history took centuries to figure out. Maybe this moratorium would help us resist the "winds of doctrine" blowing furiously from the left and right, so we can patiently wait for the wind of the Spirit to set our course."

Jud 1:23  save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.

Voddie Baucham deals with these issues here:

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