For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
~Romans 16:18, NASB
Beware of the hidden agenda.
I guess I fall into the category of the “unsuspecting hearts,” because until a year or so ago, I had no idea what was going on in the SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION. I attended Seminary in the early 70’s when the only Seminary  that was considered conservative was Southwestern and New Orleans running second. Louisville, Southeastern, Mid-western and Golden Gate were all openly liberal. Then came the resurgence in the late 70’s and early 80. Men like Adrian Rogers and Charles Stanley took the lead. We got our Seminaries back; fired a boo-coo of liberal professors and returned to the Baptist Faith and Message. We all felt good and began to breath easy. We were at ease in Zion I suppose. Then Louisville hired a Calvinist, Al Mohler but we did not protest because, after all, he was a conservative. The old school Calvinist were socially uninvolved and biblically conservative but this is a new brand of Calvinism. Socially they are very liberal and are becoming activist; so liberal in fact that they align themselves with the democratic party.
At Jesus trail He said concerning Himself, “Everyone knows what I teach. I have preached regularly in the synagogues and the Temple, where the people gather. I have not spoken in secret.” Jesus spoke openly and plainly, He had no hidden agenda. They tell me that one out of every six SBC seminary graduates is a Calvinist but not a single one of them will put that on their resume. Why not? The overwhelming majority of SBC churches are not hyper-Calvinistic. We are Calvinist to a point but we don’t press the analogy too far. We believe that Christ died for all and that John 3:16 is the heart of the gospel. Very few church would call a man who was honest about his Calvinistic views so they come in by stealth which is a mark of a false teacher.
Al Mohler is disingenuous; he has not be honest nor sincere. Now he is kissing up to the Trump supporters and saying he will vote for Trump but all his appointee’s [and they hold practically every position in the SBC] are social justice warriors with an ax to grind. Dr. Russel Fuller was fired from Southern Seminary because he disagreed with the agenda of these social activist. He states that they have carried their theories on race so far that now they look for scripture to support their ideology. Actually, this is nothing knew, Calvinist are notorious for preaching selected scriptures. You will never meet a Calvinist who will preach the whole council of God. They will quote Romans 9:13 a hundred times before they quote John 3:16. I have heard them say, “There are other verses in the bible besides John 3:16.”
Everywhere I go, I openly declare, “I am not a Calvinist.” I am not ashamed of the gospel I preach. I do not conduct “Secret Church” and I have no hidden agenda. In a recent luncheon with an SBS leader, we asks the question: “If Mohler is elected president of the SBC, will he fire Russel Moore?” The answer was an emphatic “No, never.” Now that Dr. Fuller has told us what’s been going on at Southern Seminary; I think we know why. Mohler is a snake in the grass. He cannot be trusted. He says one thing and does another. It is time to purge the convention of the Mohlerites.
James Spann and Big Mama were right, we got the first of seven days of sunshine. Matter of fact, I got a little too much sunshine. Today is our last Sunday morning of DRIVE-IN church. I hope to carry the Wednesday night service outside once VBS has commenced. Our VBS begins next Sunday. I could use some extra prayer today: I am in the most politically incorrect passage in the bible: Romans 1:18-32. I need baptized in humility and love.