Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Albert Mohler denies the clear teaching of scripture

Apparently single guys find it hard to get jobs in American Evangelical churches

"R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., said it was unfair to accuse churches of discrimination because that word implied something “wrongful.”

“Both the logic of Scripture and the centrality of marriage in society,” he said, justify “the strong inclination of congregations to hire a man who is not only married but faithfully married.”

Mr. Mohler said he tells the students at his seminary that “if they remain single, they need to understand that there’s going to be a significant limitation on their ability to serve as a pastor.”

The logic of scripture? Are you on crack?!?!
Hows about that 1 Corinthians 7?

This is the PRESIDENT of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the flagship of the Southern Baptist convention, and a member of the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. I guess that's one of the privileges of being 'biblical', you don't have to bother reading the Bible anymore


Mike Bull said...

The singleness in 1 Corinthians 7 is a war time singleness:


One Salient Oversight said...

The singleness in 1 Corinthians 7 is a war time singleness

The Bible explicitly allows single men to minister. Paul was single.

At the same time, the Bible does not explicitly or even implicitly prevent single men to enter ministry.

Mohler is most definitely denying the clear teaching of scripture.

But then he also thinks drinking alcohol is sinful, and that terrorist suspects should be tortured.

Mike Bull said...

O.S.O. - please read the link.

One Salient Oversight said...

please read the link.

I did, and I read it before I posted. It didn't change my mind at all.