The dust had just settled from the last controversy whereby men from Moscow, Idaho sowed division in the church by claiming that credobaptism is what led to transgenderism. However, the relationship between the Doug Wilson camp and reformed Baptist was further strained when Canon Press announced and promoted Al Mohler content was coming to their platform. For a movement trying to build a Reformed Evangelical Catholicity, this was yet another unforced error.
A side controversy ensued when apparently, Canon Press did not have permission from Al Mohler to use this content. Evidently, no permission was needed because it was not from Al Mohler that Canon Press acquired the rights. Al Mohler let the world knew he was not a fan of the announcement in a catty tweet.
Evidently a media platform has announced the release of some of my material. No communication with me or my staff. No permission from me. Material is taken from my addresses to Evangelical Theological Society. Take an aspirin, I’m not moving to Russia. Now or ever. #NYET— Albert Mohler (@albertmohler) September 10, 2022
Garnering the praise of Michael Bird and liberal Baptists, Al Mohler has navigated the issue by distancing himself from the Doug Wilson camp. The Doug Wilson camp responded by promoted Al Mohler even harder by adding a promo code.
Al Mohler was the most prominent villain in the Enemies Within The Church documentary in large part due to his negative influence in the Southern Baptist Convention. The biggest villains in the SBC, Danny Akin, Adam Greenway, Russell Moore (former SBC), and Kevin Ezell being the Phantom Menace were all creatures of Mohler, and their influence, especially Ezell’s, now far exceeds that of Mohler. For a cultural warring Christian movement to promote Al Mohler is incredibly tone deaf given his woke proclivities.
Many reformed Baptist spoke out against the move over the weekend, prior to the copyright dispute, including Michael O’Fallon.
Al Mohler has largely been a proxy for determining how serious a Baptist movement is in fighting compromise and infiltration. The Conservative Baptist Network has largely cozied up to Al Mohler, thus further proving they aren’t serious.
Between Jason Farley’s asinine comments on transgenderism and credobaptism and Doug Wilson’s tacit endorsement of Al Mohler’s legacy, the work to unite reformed Baptists under the postmillennial theonomist movement based in Moscow Idaho is further self-sabotaged.
Promoting Al Mohler is evidence that this camp is out of touch with grassroots Baptist. Those who are not postmillennial theonomists are moreover concerned that our participation in this movement is likened to a pyramid scheme in which a select few are on top. Their unwillingness to listen to grassroots Baptists, and subsequent doubling down, is evidence that further reinforces Baptist criticism of the Moscow movement and Doug Wilson.
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