Archive: R. Albert Mohler Jr.
We must pray for persecuted Christians everywhere around the world.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | January 4, 2011; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (16)
In one of the great tragic and unpredicted developments of our times, less educated Americans are now far less committed to marriage than in the recent past and even less committed to marriage than the educated elites.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | December 8, 2010; 04:10 PM ET | Comments (14)
The relative absence of hot-button social issues from the election debate will not last. The issue of same-sex marriage will inevitably be nationalized within the next two years, in the courts if not in Congress. The issue of abortion will not go away, nor will human embryonic stem cell research and a host of other controversies. Even as these issues are reshaped by new developments, you can count on them coming back to the forefront.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | November 3, 2010; 09:02 AM ET | Comments (278)
Marrying outside the faith is one of the most significant risk factors for divorce. Theological differences really do matter.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | July 28, 2010; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (15)
The last century has seen many churches and denominations embrace the social gospel in some form, trading the Gospel of Christ for a liberal vision of social change, revolution, economic liberation, and, yes, social justice. Liberal Protestantism has largely embraced this agenda as its central message.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | April 13, 2010; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (17)
Some theologians and denominations have embraced a theology so fluid and indeterminate that even an atheist cannot tell the believers and unbelievers apart. Will it take a report from an atheist to awaken the church to the danger?
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | March 18, 2010; 09:09 AM ET | Comments (45)
Everything about the tragedy in Haiti points to our need for redemption. This tragedy may lead to a new openness to the Gospel among the Haitian people. That will be to the glory of God. In the meantime, Christ's people must do everything we can to alleviate the suffering, bind up the wounded, and comfort the grieving. If Christ's people are called to do this, how can we say that God hates Haiti?
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | January 20, 2010; 07:42 AM ET | Comments (27)
I am thankful for every sinner who came to know the Gospel of Christ through the preaching of Oral Roberts, and I heard him preach about salvation in ways that were true and powerful. But I can only lament the prosperity theology that he leaves in his long shadow.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | December 16, 2009; 03:35 PM ET | Comments (1)
Banning the minaret may serve to hide Muslim influence from view, but it does not address the underlying issues at stake. Surely the Swiss can do better than this. With this measure they have managed to violate religious liberty, anger Muslims, and avoid dealing with reality -- all in one simultaneous act. "Out of sight, out of mind" is not a respectable or sustainable policy.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | December 1, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (2)
The military cannot accommodate any belief system that undermines those commitments. No nation can accommodate those who would turn themselves into terrorists against their own neighbors, citizens, and fellow soldiers.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | November 11, 2009; 05:32 PM ET | Comments (4)
He makes claims about the Bible that are reckless and irresponsible and historical claims that would make any credible church historian blush.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | July 23, 2009; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (60)
Governor Sanford is no King David, and the people of South Carolina -- as well as the watching world -- now observe the sad spectacle of a man who, while admitting to wrongdoing, shows no genuine repentance. He should resign.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | July 2, 2009; 02:04 PM ET | Comments (107)
Murder is murder. The law rightly affirms that the killing of Dr. George Tiller is murder. In this we must agree. We cannot rest until the law also recognizes the killing of the unborn as murder. The killing of Dr. George Tiller makes that challenge all the more difficult.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | June 1, 2009; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (91)
In these cases I advise what the great Reformer Martin Luther advised -- take your medicine and put your trust in God. For parents, this means to give your child the best care that modern medicine can offer, and to entrust your precious child to God and to God alone.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | May 26, 2009; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (1)
In the end, the President's comments were entirely about how Americans should discuss or debate abortion. There was no serious consideration of abortion itself. President Obama merely talked about talking about abortion.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | May 19, 2009; 07:44 AM ET | Comments (6)
Satan is a real and present danger, but Christians err on the other extreme by misunderstanding Satan and exaggerating his power.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | March 27, 2009; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (12)
I would never advise a Christian organization to participate in these federal programs or to receive tax monies. The brutal reality is that when government money flows, government regulation inevitably follows. Furthermore, taking government money sets a bad precedent and can easily become a seductive snare.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | February 13, 2009; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (229)
Newsweek offers a revisionist argument for the acceptance of same-sex marriage. But it is not a thin extreme of fundamentalist Christians who stand opposed to same-sex marriage -- it is the vast majority of Christian churches and denominations worldwide.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | December 9, 2008; 02:13 PM ET | Comments (158)
Roe is a compact with the Culture of Death. So long as it stands, America is the land of abortion on demand. Every pregnancy is a tentative pregnancy. Every fetus is in danger. Every American is complicit in this tragedy.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | September 27, 2008; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (15)
Al Mohler Jr. | The Bible speaks to the priority of motherhood and responsibilities in the home, but it doesn't specify any public role that is closed to women.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | September 5, 2008; 03:51 AM ET | Comments (285)
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead separates Christianity from all mere religion--whatever its form. Christianity without the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is merely one religion among many
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | March 24, 2008; 07:37 AM ET | Comments (31)
The case of Eliot Spitzer reminds us all that the public does have a sense that personal morality is tied to public leadership -- indeed that private morality and public morality cannot be on two completely different tracks.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | March 15, 2008; 04:16 AM ET | Comments (30)
The recent revelations of Mother Teresa's spiritual struggle should remind all believing Christians that our faith is in Christ -- not in our feelings.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | September 4, 2007; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (105)
All this is further evidence of why the liberal denominations are in such a decline in terms of membership and influence.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | August 24, 2007; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (599)
The death of Dr. Jerry Falwell brings an end to one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. In so many ways, Jerry Falwell became one of the most recognizable faces for conservative Christianity in America....
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | May 15, 2007; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (605)
In vast areas of America -- especially in the West -- Mormonism is certainly a part of the cultural mainstream.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | May 7, 2007; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (671)
We mourn with those who mourn, and weep with those who weep.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | April 18, 2007; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (828)
Christianity teaches that sex is a gift to be celebrated and received as God intended.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | February 19, 2007; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (149)
John F. Kennedy set an unfortunate example in 1960 when he said that his Catholicism would have virtually nothing to do with his presidential decision-making. How could that be?
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | January 29, 2007; 09:07 AM ET | Comments (94)
Do I believe that Jesus is the Son of God? I most certainly do -- and this has been the first and most central affirmation of Christians throughout the ages.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | December 21, 2006; 10:17 PM ET | Comments (109)
It is manifest nonsense to act as if the vast majority of Americans do not share a common Christian identification. This is certainly apparent at Christmas ...when its symbols saturate the country. But Christians should not be offended by displays of other religious symbols. Religious liberty means liberty for all.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | December 13, 2006; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (341)
The central Christian concern about Islam should not be the undeniable threat of Islamic violence but the fact that Islam is incompatible with the Gospel of Christ...I do not expect Benedict XVI to say this in Turkey.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | November 28, 2006; 07:00 PM ET | Comments (588)
The secular vision of thanksgiving feels empty and false. If there is no Creator and the universe is a cosmic accident, whom do we thank?
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | November 24, 2006; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (106)
Let the conversation begin . . . and let us show up as who we are, beliefs and all....The reality is that too many "interfaith" discussions are held among those who have only a tenuous hold upon the faiths they claim to represent.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | November 15, 2006; 05:45 PM ET | Comments (708)