Unclarity May Be Strategic for Al Mohler, But What the Church Needs Is Clear Truth.

Todd Friel says that if people stopped listening to Al Mohler, Ligon Duncan, and Mark Dever, the Devil would shout for joy.

For reasons noted here, Todd Friel is quite wrong.

Catch Friel’s video here:

“Oh please, until this is worked through, let’s not draw lines,” Todd Friel begs.

But is there any reason to think Mohler, Dever, or Duncan have any intention of working through anything? They have shown an unwillingness to discuss the issue.

Trust God, Mr. Friel. And let the branches be pruned.

If a man doesn’t want the world to know what he believes in all clarity on relevant cultural topics, then he likely does not belong in Christian leadership.

If Al Mohler believes the Bride of Christ will be better off if he doesn’t say what he thinks about social justice, that does not look good.

It looks like unprincipled pragmatism. It may even look like he is more concerned to retain influence than to speak the whole truth with boldness.

Jeremiah 6:14 seems to apply:

They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. “Peace, peace,” they say, when there is no peace.

Al Mohler should be willing to denounce falsehood, not appease it.

That is what a man of courage would do, if he actually believed the social justice trend to be completely wicked.

I have no doubt that Al Mohler is a man of courage. It is the other side of this equation that I begin to doubt.