Al Mohler Madness: Mingling with Mormons
From Ralph Ovadal:
I am providing here a link to an article which was posted at Deseret News October 21, 2013. It is a report of Dr. Albert Mohler’s relationship with LDS officials and his recent speaking engagement at the Mormon Brigham Young University. I believe in civil and religious liberty. I believe Christians should stand against the persecution of anyone. But Al Mohler is playing right into the hands of the devil when he cultivates friendships with LDS officials, speaks of respect for them, and gives speeches at BYU when the word of God forbids it, for instance: James 4:4; 2 Cor. 6:14-17; Eph. 5:11. The Mormons are thrilled to have this very influential evangelical desensitize other evangelicals to the utter wickedness of Mormonism, regardless of any statements he makes about differences in doctrine. Mohler’s actions empty his mild clarification of credibility and effect. So, the LDS officials, and the devil, give such statements from their good friend a wink and a nod, knowing the greater good which is being accomplished for Mormonism and the corruption of evangelicals. I mean, the LDS newspaper Deseret even includes his quotes in its story! Say, Al, I would just mention here that the Scriptures nowhere tell ministers to have fellowship with and cultivate working friendships with the leaders of false religions masquerading as Christian. No, quite the opposite is true.
By the way, the organization Standing Together exists for the purpose of breaking down walls between the LDS and Christianity. So, thanks, Al. Thanks for this. Thanks also for signing the Manhattan Declaration. Thanks for muddying the waters concerning the sin of homosexuality . . . and so forth. I suppose a big thank-you is also due to Dr. John MacArthur who is once again having his dear friend Al Mohler, along with other New Calvinists such as Mark Dever, speak at the 2014 Shepherds’ Conference. Oh, the wretched irony but growing commonplace nature of it! Unfaithful shepherds preaching at “The Shepherds’ Conference”!
Agreed! I would also pose that 2 John 1:7-11 would apply to Mohler in this instance.
Mohler certainly seems to have some cavities in his discernment.
Thanks, Joel, for posting this and other unpopular but true warnings on compromising religious leaders today. These men will have a lot to answer for!
I have friends influenced by them. What grief!
Thanks for the encouraging word.
Thanks for positng it.
I think Mohler is more dangerous than Chuck Colson was.
B/c Mohler has such access to evangelicals & neo-Calvinists with his continued participation in the Shepherds Conference(13 consecutive years), TGC, T4G, and as a Focus on the Family board member.
Plus, Mohler is given more airtime with neo-calvinists. Colson was dropped by R.C. Sproul in 1995 for signing and promoting ECT. Mohler signs and endorses the Manhattan Declaration in 2009 (calling Papists and “Orthodox” “brothers in Christ”) and Sproul and MacArthur continue to fete him.
What gives? one wonders…
The root of Mohler’s madness?
His Schaeffer-moment “Standing Together, Standing Apart” first appeared in the July/August 2003 issue of Touchstone magazine.
Here is Greg Johnson’s site, described by Ralph Ovadal: http://standingtogether.org/
Billy, Ravi, & Nick Vujicic falling prey to help advance this hooey…
From Standing Together site: Greg [Johnson] was raised in the Mormon Church and was born again at a Christian camp just outside of Colorado Springs at age 14. Because of his background in Mormonism, Greg is passionate about building a relational dialogue with members of the Mormon faith, particularly with Mormon leaders and scholars. He facilitates and participates in LDS/evangelical dialogues between university students, scholars, leaders, and with his primary LDS dialogue partner, Dr. Robert Millet of BYU. Greg and Bob released, “Bridging the Divide: The Continuing Conversation Between a Mormon and an Evangelical,” in 2007, and have held 60 public dialogues throughout the US and in Canada and England.