Jihadist Mass Murder In America; Will Russell Moore Continue To Ally The SBC With Evil?


Pulpit & Pen author Bud Alheim asks the question, and indeed it is one that needs to be answered:

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Early this Sunday morning, June 12, 49 people in a gay night club in Orlando, Florida were murdered. Over 50 more were injured in what is already being referred to as the most lethal massacre in American history. As with the loss of any life, in any place, we mourn for those who have died and pray for their families. We pray that through the horror of obvious sin and evil-inspired violence, the Gospel truth might be known. We know, that in the midst of even this, our God is sovereign and His Hand is at work.

The Scripturally-astute believer can hardly turn on the daily news, read a feed on social media, or pick up any newspaper and not immediately recognize the ongoing Romans 1 judgment of God. It’s evident across the globe. It’s evident across our nation. Today, it seems evident in Orlando.

Though the news about the shooter continues to pour forth, still merely hours from when his bloody act began, we do know this much – he was motivated by Islamic jihad. His associations with ISIS are being made known. His 911 call voicing support for ISIS kingpin Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been reported.  Indeed, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the massacre.

Which prompts me to wonder …

Why are Southern Baptists actively supporting the construction of an Islamic mosque, led as we are by the unilateral voice of Russell Moore and a seemingly unrestrained Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission?

(For more on Moore’s SBC mosque-building support, see HERE and HERE and HERE.)

Russell Moore hasn’t, as of this writing, publicly commented about the Islamic influence of the Orlando jihadist. He has called, as we all do, for prayers for the families of the victims and for those injured in the attack. But he has not acknowledged the evil-inspired reality that we, as Christians, absolutely know Islam to be.

Russell Moore may not address the Islamic evil that motivated this particular individual. He may muse that, well, most Muslims are not jihadists. But, again, as a Christian, he cannot fail to recognize that Islam worships a false god that will motivate its followers to perform such heinous acts.  Moore should believe, as do most Southern Baptists, that “we know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.”  (1 John 5:20)

Rather than denouncing Islam as inherently evil from his lofty ERLC perch, standing instead on the solid ground of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so far Russell Moore has led this Southern Baptist agency to proactively support Muslims.  Instead of a bold, solitary stand on the Truth, Moore has opted to join hands with the very source of evil that inspired today’s events in Orlando.


4 Responses to Jihadist Mass Murder In America; Will Russell Moore Continue To Ally The SBC With Evil?

  1. Darrel June 13, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

    It’s hard to figure out who is more evil, Russell Moore or the people that encourage him on by not raising a voice against him. An even better question to ask all the faithful Southern Baptists is why are you still there? Why have you not left this free- mason infested organization that does not preach Christ crucified and risen, but a false gospel of the leaders who are all ecumenists—-everyone of them? Why do you give money to the devil? It’s time for the very few that MAY be saved to GET OUT. Separate yourselves from the doctrines of demons or quit calling yourself a “Christian” because you are not. You are an idol worshipper, with the biggest idol being yourself.

  2. Manny1962 June 13, 2016 at 11:01 pm #

    All these denominations will continue their frenzied drive to utter ecumenism! If you follow Jesus Christ you must seperate yourself from these ungodly organizations. None of these leaders are interested in following Christ, they rather follow man, and the harlotry known as Romanism. I see the judgement as well as the apostasy growing daily. After it reaches fruition, the man of sin will be revealed. Christians, seperate! Read your bible Study! Pray for discernment! The days are growing darker, more than ever you need to get into the word of God, and in daily prayer. The

  3. Manny1962 June 13, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    The revival everyone is clamoring for will not happen unless the false teachers are confronted and kicked out, what are the odds of that happening with today’s climate? I’d say zero to none. Judgement begins at the house of The Lord. Until we confront and judge those that call themselves teachers and are not, we wil not have any sort of revival, why are small churches, home churches, small groups and small congregations blooming and growing? Because The Lord blesses those that hunger for His words, Those that seek Him will find Him as He promises!

  4. Lupe Torres June 15, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    Good morning,
    I love to read your discernment articles. They have answered and verified many questions and understandings I have of scripture.

    The only problem I have is that, even you, call homosexuals “gay”. The word gay has been destroyed by these perverts and you (and others) play right into their hands by using it to refer to homosexuals. Sad.

    Otherwise, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK (writings)!

    Lupe Torres