Dr. Albert Mohler explains why he signed the Manhattan Declaration in an article on his website (see my remarks here). Here’s his reason in a nutshell:
“There are several reasons, but they all come down to this — I believe we are facing an inevitable and culture-determining decision on the three issues centrally identified in this statement. I also believe that we will experience a significant loss of Christian churches, denominations, and institutions in this process. There is every good reason to believe that the freedom to conduct Christian ministry according to Christian conviction is being subverted and denied before our eyes. I believe that the sanctity of human life, the integrity of marriage, and religious liberty are very much in danger at this very moment.”
Read the rest here. Dr. Mohler devoted his radio program to this topic on Friday, and you can listen to it below.[audio:http://www.sbts.edu/media/audio/totl/2009/AMP_11_20_2009.mp3]
Why John Stackhouse did NOT sign it.
along with John MacArthur, Alistair Begg and James White.
Ironic, a situation where John MacArthur would lump both Denny and Scot McKnight (both are signatories) together as watering down the gospel. Just for today, I think I’ll be a MacArthurite and call Denny a liberal 😉