Dr. Albert Mohler Speaks On Doctrinal Unity At The Southern Bapitst Convention

Watch this 3 minute video of Dr. Albert Mohler fielding a question from Baptist writer Bart Barber at the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Mohler explains his approach to doctrinal unity and his concept of theological triage. Dr. Albert Mohler is the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can find find the latest MP3s from Dr. Mohler on our Podcast page or read his blog on our Faculty Said page.

Enjoy as Dr. Mohler demonstrates his gifts of teaching and leadership – unpacking the whole question of Baptist identity in under 3 minutes. Watch at the end how Dr. Frank Page is impressed with Mohler’s on-the-spot answer.

This video is courtesy of SBC Voices. It is the latest denominational news blog – except the focus is on video and audio content, ergo SBC voices. Go there to find a growing collection of media related to the Southern Baptist denomination – including the video from Tom Ascol’s resolution on church membership.

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7 Responses to Dr. Albert Mohler Speaks On Doctrinal Unity At The Southern Bapitst Convention

  1. Timothy says:

    This 3-tier system of doctrines seems to be a system for avoiding or skirting Truth.

    A doctrine is either the Truth and is to be held or it is false and to be rejected. There are no non-essential doctrines. If something is subjective (true for you, but not me) and/or is non-essential, then its not Truth and not doctrine, or shouldn’t be.

    All Truth is of God. The focus should be on the Truth and the search to learn and preach the Truth.

    Who in the SBC has the authority to definitively rule that a doctrine is true and to be held or not true and not to be held in the SBC?

    The Bible says the church is the “pillar and ground of the Truth.” in 1 Timothy 3:15.

  2. now, if only someone in such a leadership position would say what those second tier issues are…

  3. R. Mansfield says:

    Timothy said, “This 3-tier system of doctrines seems to be a system for avoiding or skirting Truth.”

    I would disagree. Yes, all truth is of God, and we should strive to understand that truth, but it doesn’t mean that there won’t be things that good believing Christians will disagree on. The Bible makes allowances for this. Paul said in Rom 14:1 not to quarrel over ??????????? (NIV: “disputable matters”; NASB/ESV: “opinions”).

    I believe that certainly relates to the tertiary kinds of doctrines that Dr. Mohler spoke of. Just because I disagree with someone on doctrine at this level doesn’t mean that I would call that person a non-Christian. But at the same time, it doesn’t mean in a relativistic fashion that we can both be right. One of us is right or there’s a third option. But I certainly don’t see an attempt to skirt the truth in this kind of delineation.
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    Stephen, I could only guess, but since Dr. Mohler said the second tier relates to Baptist distinctives, I would guess that baptism and eternal security would be on the list at minimum.

  4. R. Mansfield says:

    It looks like WordPress didn’t take my Greek unicode in the comment above. The word in Rom 14:1 transliterated is dialogismos.

  5. Stephen, I could only guess, but since Dr. Mohler said the second tier relates to Baptist distinctive, I would guess that baptism and eternal security would be on the list at minimum
    you may well be right (though i would add regenerate church membership), but the fact is, while on the grand stage of the convention, no one in a strong leadership position will come out and say “these ________ are our baptist distinctive and we are not doing/teaching them”
    i guess its easier to rally the home crowd who already agrees with you about the need for biblical fidelity than it is to speak to the churches.

    i do not deny that there are issues that vary in degree of necessity for 100% agreeance, but it doesn’t do any good for the leadership to never call the churches to address those things specifically. vague catch phrases and touting the party line never gets anything done.

  6. Adam Winters says:

    That’s my president! He and Dr. Dockery are my two favorite Southern Baptists spokesmen.

  7. Trevin Wax says:

    Mohler is smart enough to have held that short discourse in his sleep!

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