Last week there was brought to my attention a blog written by an attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, lamenting the fact that several of our leaders have taken a “never Trump” position. To me, the piece sounded as though the author thought that this was a position more widely held than I believe to be the case within the SBC. I wrote to let him know that I agreed with his position and so did many others in the SBC. The letter was not intended for publication but was a private letter. Attorney Richardson made it public without seeking my permission. Since my position on this matter is hardly unknown, I would not have objected to that, but the letter was used, in my estimation, to imply that Dr. Al Mohler, because he disagrees with me on this, was somehow culpable before God and the world. That is the farthest conclusion from my intention. Continue reading
***Editor’s Note: Doug is the author of “Chosen or Not?” which is available for purchase HERE.
Historic Christianity has always insisted on a Final Judgment Day. It is a biblical no-brainer. Many of Jesus’ lessons and parables ended with a final separation of those who are rescued and those who perish. There will be a “settling of accounts” based on God’s eyewitness record of every private (and public) thought, word, and action. I can bear witness to the biblical claim that this truth was written on my young heart, even as one who was not raised in a Christian home. I knew that God saw everything… and some nights it was hard to fall asleep. (Rom 1, 2) The very thought of being subject to this kind of perfect scrutiny is enough to make you want to put on some fig leaves, run, and hide. It may even lead to a feeble and truth suppressing denial that there is such a God and day of reckoning. But, alas, there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (Heb 4:13) Continue reading