Darrel Falk, President of BioLogos, calls Albert Mohler “among the most important evangelicals in the world” and a “giant” in evangelical and fundamentalist circles. In April of 2003, Time magazine preposterously referred to Mohler as America’s “reigning intellectual in the evangelical movement . . . ” (What about, say, William Dembski?)
Albert Mohler also happens to be President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Here’s what Mohler said this past year about the apparent vast age of the universe:
The universe looks old because the creator made it whole. When he made Adam, Adam was not a fetus; Adam was a man; he had the appearance of a man. By our understanding that would’ve required time for Adam to get old but not by the sovereign creative power of God. He put Adam in the garden. The garden was not merely seeds; it was a fertile, fecund, mature garden. The Genesis account clearly claims that God creates and makes things whole.
Seriously. And in the YouTube clip below, Mohler tells young Christians that when confronted with the choice between reality testing and reading Genesis literally, they should default to the latter. In other words, God said it, I believe it, and that settles it. Apparently, this is what passes for intellectual practice among American evangelicals in the 21st century.
But could you offer advice to a group of people any more cultish than this?
Ladies and gentleman, Time magazine’s “reigning intellectual in the evangelical movement”: