Southern Baptist pastor and race-baiter, Dwight McKissic is a fully woke, charismatic egalitarian social justice warrior who has spent his entire career railing against non-existent “white supremacy” in the Southern Baptist Convention.
Reformation Charlotte reported earlier today that H.B. Charles, a prominent Southern Baptist pastor announced his intention to nominate Al Mohler for SBC president next summer. In the report, we predicted that Mohler would likely not take a strong conservative stance on any of the prevailing issues facing the denomination right now, rather he would act as a mediator between the conservatives and the progressives.
It is clear now that not only do we see it that way, but most of the social justice progressives view that option as a distinct possibility as well.
Al Mohler, as we previously stated, generally eventually falls on the slightly conservative side of these issues — albeit, it’s almost always after the train has wrecked that he weighs in. Mohler is theologically conservative as it applies to the fundamentals of the faith and doctrine — (i.e. salvation). Mohler also gives conservative talking points on social issues, yet, generally as they pertain to the culture rather than inside the Church.
Mohler — as arguably the most influential leader in the denomination — has historically failed to address the concerns within the convention and has consistently failed to address the growing concern for social justice within the denomination’s seminaries and churches. As previously reported, Mohler is responsible for the employment of the most radicalized liberal leader in the denomination, Russell Moore, of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
While we can appreciate some of Mohler’s views on certain social issues as it pertains to culture, it’s going to be difficult to see Mohler as an effective leader of the denomination when — by any discernible standard — Mohler refuses to deal with plaguing issues in his own denomination.
Currently, the three largest issues plaguing the denomination are
- social justice, intersectionality, and identity politics,
- feminism, egalitarianism, and
- homosexuality, same-sex attraction, same-sex celibacy movement.
In the last handful of years alone, the denomination has taken a surprisingly sharp turn to the left on all of these issues — and while the SBC has not fallen as far off the cliff as totally apostate denominations like the PCUSA, the UMC, and the ELCA, it is certainly teetering on the edge.
The next two years are certainly going to determine the fate of the SBC. Some people see Mohler’s nomination as a blessing and hope that the denomination will start moving back towards a historic, orthodox conservative position. However, if men like Dwight McKissic see Mohler as a good choice, the outlook for the denomination remains bleak.