Albert Molher, Jr., President of Southern Baptist Seminary, is as much insider and establishment as one can find in his branch of Christianity. In an article appearing on ChristianPost.com you can read the most revealing view on religious changes afoot one can find anywhere.
Mohler sited the Dutch protestant pastor I discussed here a few blogs ago. This pastor believes the Bible is metaphor and that the god worshipped by Christians is but one of the mind. There were calls for the pastor’s dismissal but too many of his congregation believe as he does to make the dismissal happen.
Molher thinks this threat to the Christian faith is unique. It is coming, not from another faith that is sweeping away the status quo, but from within the established faith. He quotes a prominent liberal theologian, Harry Emmerson Fosdick, as saying the modern world has simply rendered traditional Christian doctrine unintellibible to the modern man.
To me, the problem is not only “modern man”, but modern youth. Teachers and parents urge acceptance, not rejection, of people unlike themselves. They urge accomdation of views different from one’s own. It has been reported regularly young people are not finding a home in today’s Christian churches.
The irony of Molher’ accurate assessment of the state of affairs is that he does not suggest his branch of the faith is in error. He, and others, seem to think their’s is the only ship on the sea.
Finding their way to a more sturdy vessel apparently is not an option.
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