In a barely intelligible, stuttering, vaguely-coherent and painfully long answer on his podcast to a question about female preachers, Mohler claimed that the Bible does not allow women to preach to men.
The long and stuttering answer from Mohler could have been summarized in two words…Go home.
Mohler clearly felt uneasy answering the question and apologized several times for taking such a long time to give the answer. He was, once you cut through the stammering trepidation, in the end clear that the Bible forbids women from being elders or having the “function of elders,” which includes preaching.
Mohler even seemed to suggest that women shouldn’t preach to men even if it’s outside the Lord’s Day assembly, so long as it resembles the Lord’s Day assembly. The reason for this, Mohler claims, is that there is an underlying principle involved in the Bible’s prohibitions on female clergy and that principle transcends the Sunday worship service.
You can watch the video below.
Mohler seems to be a double-minded man and unstable…(James 1:8) with regard to this issue, and possibly others, which is beyond the scope of this article
Like clockwork, Mohler espoused straight-line, solid and correct doctrinal positions with his words. That Mohler will be orthodox in his words is predictable. And in reality, Mohler’s position doesn’t sound any different than Dr. John MacArthur (except he did not apply it to a specific person).
- Mohler recently defended Danny Akin’s hiring of a pro-female preacher feminist, Karen Swallow Prior.
- Mohler has ‘liked’ tweets in recent weeks that have attacked Dr. John MacArthur for telling Beth Moore to ‘Go Home.”
- Mohler’s seminary has had female preachers come preach to its students (Karen Swallow Prior is one of those).
- Mohler has been silent as SBC seminaries have been putting women into homiletics (preaching) courses and graduating them with degrees in pastoral ministry.
- Mohler platforms tons of female preachers at The Gospel Coalition, where he serves on the leadership council.
Remember to not only pay attention to what people say, but what they do.
No doubt, the timing of Mohler’s words is not coincidental and is intended to ease and soothe the conscience of financial donors who think the SBC has gone soft on gender roles (which they clearly have).
When a magician is talking, don’t look at his mouth. Look at his hands.