(Albert Mohler) Which Way, Evangelicals? There is Nowhere to Hide

But then, in a very curious paragraph, [Mark] Galli stated:

“We’ll be sad, but we won’t panic or despair. Neither will we feel compelled to condemn the converts and distance ourselves from them. But, to be sure, they will be enlisting in a cause that we believe is ultimately destructive to society, to the church, and to relations between men and women.”

I have to admit that I do not understand how those two sentences can be combined. If the view of the “converts” to same-sex marriage and the acceptance of homosexual partnerships is “ultimately destructive to society, to the church, and to relations between men and women,” how can that distance be avoided?

The reality is that it cannot. This is a moment of decision, and every evangelical believer, congregation, denomination, and institution will have to answer. There will be no place to hide. The forces driving this revolution in morality will not allow evasion or equivocation. Every pastor, every church, and every Christian organization will soon be forced to declare an allegiance to the Scriptures and to the Bible’s teachings on marriage and sexual morality, or to affirm loyalty to the sexual revolution. That revolution did not start with same-sex marriage, and it will not end there. But marriage is the most urgent issue of the day, and the moment of decision has arrived.

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One comment on “(Albert Mohler) Which Way, Evangelicals? There is Nowhere to Hide

  1. Katherine says:

    Mohler is right, and it isn’t only “evangelicals” who face this decision.

    There are two movements threatening civilization at this time: Radical Islam and radical secularism/progressivism. Although very different, they share the rejection of the world and material reality in favor of some other construct or idea. Classical Islam’s rejection of rationalism is a major reason for the failure of its culture to participate in modern science and material progress. Radical progressivism is also busily rejecting the evidence of the natural world (which we believe God created and imbued with reason and order) in favor of whatever the newest progressive orthodoxy decrees. The Bible and the natural world, God’s creation, are in agreement, as the Psalmists and prophets so often said.