Back several weeks ago there were some serious concerns in conservative circles regarding comments that Albert Mohler made to the Southern Baptist Convention conference in regard to homosexuality. Mohler’s comments left room for serious doubt in how he viewed homosexuality. The original article and comment thread can be found HERE.
I am pleased to see now that Mohler has continued to deal with the subject (homosexuality and our cultural and church acceptance) in a way that makes his SBC conference comments less concerning or confusing. I think we can clearly see in this article that Mohler retains his Biblical stance on homosexuality and has a heartfelt gospel driven focus.
The article can be found here on Albert Mohler’s Blog regarding the culture’s problem with “Reparative Therapy”…i.e. Therapy directed towards the changing of one’s homosexual attraction to a natural heterosexual attraction.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary — the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world.
Glad that is cleared up!
Much more of what I have come to expect of Mr. Mohler. Glad to read it – thanks!
I was glad to see it as well.
Unfortunately, over the last few years, it seems like anytime someone makes a statement and they don’t say it “just right” or use just the right words, many are quick to cry “Apostasy!” But if those people who were so quick to throw Dr. Mohler under the bus had read what he said originally, there wouldn’t (or, shouldn’t) have been such a controversy:
I’m glad to see Dr. Mohler clear up his stance, but It’s a shame that he even had to.
No offense to Mr. Mohler, but I wasn’t exactly losing sleep over what he thought or said or meant or didn’t mean. The Bible is so crystal clear that homosexual acts are abominably sinful that it’s not even debatable.
@ Ministry Addict. Thank you for your perspective. The reason I posted this is because there was a debate regarding this issue previously and it was simply a continuation of that discussion. In addition, I think that many in reformed circles sit under the leadership and teaching of Dr. Mohler and have great respect for him, thus this made some folks upset and confused by his remarks. We do need to examine the teaching of those that we sit under…so that is the purpose of this post. It wasn’t directed at the sin of homosexuality…but in reference to a respected teacher’s comments on the subject.
@ Fourpointer, you wrote:
“Unfortunately, over the last few years, it seems like anytime someone makes a statement and they don’t say it “just right” or use just the right words, many are quick to cry “Apostasy!” But if those people who were so quick to throw Dr. Mohler under the bus had read what he said originally, there wouldn’t (or, shouldn’t) have been such a controversy”
Amen, amen, and amen! You are speaking to my heart here.