Wade Burleson, who is gifted to tell it like it is, has called out the cyberbullies of Beth Moore, namely, Al Mohler, Tom Ascol, and Owen Strachan.
And this is just the beginning of his long blog post:
I admire your love for Christ, your study of the Scriptures, as well as your systematic theology.
You all know that we share a mutual love for what is historically called The Doctrines of Grace.
I’ve believed in the doctrines of grace since I memorized the book of Romans as a boy.
My wife and I have been with you at many of the same conferences and conventions.
My wife once asked me a pointed question:
“Wade, why do so many Southern Baptists and Christians in general who say they believe in “the doctrines of grace” act so ungraciously?”
It’s a good question. Oh, I know plenty of legalistic, Fundamentalist Arminians who are hostile toward anybody who disagrees with them.
But one doesn’t expect such hostility from those who say they believe in grace.
So here’s my question for you:
“What in the name of John Calvin are you doing when it comes to the social media bullying of Beth Moore and her biblical position on women in SBC leadership?”
Owen Strachan, you started it with one of your Tweets.
One of the scintillating points in his volley of observations is that these folks appeal to the autonomy of the local church when it comes to sexual abuse but when it comes to women preaching on Sunday morning autonomy is overwhelmed by some kind of magisterial authority they alone have.