An interview with Dr. Mohler

My friend, Les Puryear, who is hosting the 1st annual small church leadership conference, was recently granted the privilege of interviewing Dr. Al Mohler, President of Southern Seminary and announced candidate for President of the SBC. Les does a good job interviewing Dr. Mohler and I think his answers are worthy of your consideration. I’ll be honest that although I love Dr. Mohler’s theology and appreciate to a great degree what he has done as President of Southern, I am struggling with his candidacy for President simply because I am typically opposed to entity heads serving as convention President. None-the-less, he is running and these answers offer insight into his thought process. You can access the interview by clicking here.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

5 thoughts on “An interview with Dr. Mohler

  1. Micah,
    What is your position in regards to the continuation of supernatural gifts, and why?

    Aside from that, we had the Bible study last Saturday. We used John Piper’s material because we had already purchased it. One of the new believers showed up and my brother that turned his back on God is coming. I am so excited about that, but I’m also going through this Bible study nervously because I hope it doesn’t scare anyone. The study guide goes real deep into suffering for the Lord. I can handle that information because I’ve had time to grow in my relationship with God but they haven’t. My husband is so excited about that study, so I don’t want to discourage him. He’s really done a big u-turn in his relationship with the Lord. If it’s of God everything will be okay. Oh yeah, I am going to order that book “Essentials of Discipleship.” I think that will be very helpful. Thanks for recommending it.

  2. Monica-

    First, and most importantly, I’m very excited about the Bible study! It’s encouraging to see what God is doing through you and Ben.

    Secondly, as to the continuation of the gifts, without getting into too much depth, I believe that all the gifts still exist. Primarily I believe so because scripture says that they did exist and I can find no significant scriptural evidence to explain that they have ceased. I am convinced, however, that the sign gifts are often horribly misused in current context, but as a general statement, I do believe that they are still in existence.

  3. Micah,
    Does your belief in the gifts include tongues? I know you said that you believe “all” of them still exist, but I just wanted to confirm that tongues were included in that. In my opinion, I think the problem with tongues is identifying their function or functions. I’ve never seen a church to demonstrate proper usage of them. But I absolutely agree with you that the gifts are often misused.
    I’m not saying I’m for it or against it, though. We haven’t come to a conclusion yet. That’s why I’m asking.

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