Brothers in Arms: Al Mohler & Rick Warren
Not to be negative, mind you, but since when did throwing your arm around a well-known heretic in brotherly affection edify, encourage, or comfort the Church?
I’m just asking. Hey, Mohler tweeted it, he wants you to see this. Hugging women who are believers may, according to some, ruin a celebrity preachers reputation, maybe even his career. Yet nowadays, throwing your arm around a heretic is obviously O.K. Go figure.
LET US FLEE! For the enemy of the truth is within! (oh wait, no…) –> Let us pose for a photo of us looking like best friends!
If Mohler can praise popes & Billy Graham, why not hug another SBC bro?*
Rick’s rocked the Desiring God gang.
Will he be in MacDonald’s Elephant Room, @ a TGC event, or called by Mihler & Co. to replace C.J. Mahaney in T4G leadership?
Only speculation, but stranger things have been known to happen!
* Another “Modern Reformer” who’s cavorted with Rick: http://www.trinityfoundation.org/horror_show.php?id=51
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Birds of a feather tweet together.
Reblogged this on Take A Look.
Ostensibly, Mohler has stood for conservatism and biblicism in the SBC (esp. in his SBTS faculty clean-up).
Diametrically, in speaking @ the Pew Forum in 2005, Warren openly declared his syncretistic melding of Arminian revivalism with the post-Christian liberal, social “gospel” (which sure ain’t the real one!):
“The first trend that I would say you need to be aware of is the return of the evangelical movement to its 19th-century roots; that is going to be a big story – the return of the evangelical movement to its 19th-century roots. What are those roots? Compassionate activism – and I am not talking about politics; I am talking about the fact that about a hundred years ago, Christianity split into two wings in the Protestant division and this hasn’t been happening with Catholicism, but it did happen in Protestantism.
“There is a fellow named Walter Rauschenbusch, who is the man who came up with the term ‘social gospel.’ Rauschenbusch was a liberal theologian and he basically said we don’t need this stuff about Jesus anymore; we don’t need the cross; we don’t need salvation; we don’t need atonement; we just need to redeem the social structures of society and if we do that people will automatically get better. This is basically Marxism in a Christian form…
“Protestantism split into two wings, the fundamentalists and the mainline churches. And the mainline churches tended to take the social action issues of Christianity – caring for the sick, for the poor, the dispossessed, racial justice and things like that. Today there really aren’t that many Fundamentalists left; I don’t know if you know that or not, but they are such a minority; there aren’t that many Fundamentalists left in America.
“Anyway, the fundamentalist and evangelical movement said they were just going to care about personal salvation when they split from the mainline churches. What happened is the mainline churches cared about the social morality and the evangelicals cared about personal morality. That’s what happened when they split. But they really are all part of the total gospel – social justice, personal morality and salvation. And today a lot more people, evangelicals, are caring about those issues.”
Indeed, Dr Mohler, what now?
Al Mohler, August 20, 2013
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Catholics and Evangelicals together in Manhattan?
Calvinist, Arminian? No, “Cooperative Program”!
“Southern Baptist” trumps all.
nothing but noble-sounding noise from Al; that is all, sadly
Al the politician [like his west coast version, Rick the salesman] tells his audiences what they want to hear.
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And they both love Romish popes ~
“At least one of the many faults of the papacy is the idea that a monarchical head can speak for any church,” the Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., tweeted on Monday. Still, the evangelical leader balanced his doctrinal critique with the kind of praise that is the hallmark of this “ecumenism of the trenches” among allies in today’s culture wars: “Pope Benedict has offered a brave and intelligent defense of truth against a relativist tide,” Mohler tweeted, “and he has been a stalwart friend of life.”
~ from Daniel Burke, “Pope Benedict’s American Fan Club Full of Evangelicals,” Religion News Service, February 12, 2013, http://www.religionnews.com/2013/02/12/ evangel icals-embrace-a-like-minded-pope/ (Mohler was a signer of “The Manhattan Declaration”).
“Join me today in fasting and prayer for the 115 Cardinals seeking God’s Will in a new leader.”
~ Rick Warren, March 12, 2013, https://twitter.com/Rick Warren/status/311415758200655872
A clear and present danger: Mohler’s Mormon Madness: http://www.pccmonroe.org/2013/10.26.htm
Is Al Mohler channeling Chuck Colson?