If USA Today and the Underworld are ‘Coming for Oral Roberts,’ Then it’s Coming for all Christians, D.L. Marshall and Albert Mohler Warns.
Mohler said, is “an indictment of any Christian college, any Christian university, any institution, any chartered organization, any church and denomination that would dare to stand against, or even against the tide, of the moral revolution.” D.L. Marshall said "There is no wisdom and common sense in giving our resources and finances to support those organizations that are planning to de-platform, prosecute and eliminate Christians"
Seminary president Albert Mohler says a new USA Today column labeling Oral Roberts University as “bigoted” should serve as a warning to Christians and faith-based institutions everywhere of the direction society is heading.
The column by USA Today writer Hemal Jhaveri criticized Oral Roberts’ Bible-based policies, including its handbook that says students should avoid “sexual promiscuity,” such as “adultery, any homosexual behavior [and] premarital sex.” Jhaveri said the “university’s deeply bigoted anti-LGBTQ+ policies can’t and shouldn’t be ignored” even if its men’s basketball team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.
Oral Roberts and schools like it, she argued, should not be allowed in the NCAA Tournament and should be booted from the NCAA itself. “Any and all anti-LGBTQ+ language in any school’s policies should ban them from NCAA competition,” she wrote.
Mohler, speaking Thursday on his The Briefing podcast, said the column represents a “huge development” in framing the issue.
“Just imagine the language that was used in this article … and recognize if it's said about Oral Roberts University today, it will be said about you, your school, your church, your organization, your Christian congregation, tomorrow. Count on it,” Mohler said.
The column by Jhaveri, Mohler said, is “an indictment of any Christian college, any Christian university, any institution, any chartered organization, any church and denomination that would dare to stand against, or even against the tide, of the moral revolution.”
Mohler said his own school, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., has a similar code of conduct.
“This is exactly the kind of student conduct statement, the kind of student honor code that you should expect in any legitimately Christian organization,” he said. “You're likely to find a similar policy statement in an institution committed to, say, Orthodox Judaism, or any traditional Roman Catholicism, or for that matter, an Islamic institution.”
Mohler’s podcast was posted alongside the headline, “They’re Coming for Oral Roberts University, And That Means They’re Coming for You Too.”
He expressed concern about the future of Christian schools in the NCAA.
“I think the most dangerous letters when it comes to the continuation of Christian higher education are the letters NCAA, because the NCAA is indeed adopting policies and pointing in directions that will make it impossible for Christian institutions that hold to a biblical standard of morality, or even a biblical definition of male and female, to continue in participation,” Mohler said.
“We're about to find out just how many Christian schools are going to be willing to stand on biblical standards, and those who are determined they have to be members of the NCAA, no matter what,” Mohler added. “In other words, we're about to find out just how many schools are actually serving the cause of sports, and how many are going to serve the cause of Christ.”
D.L. Marshall, the co-founder of GJC also warns in his recent podcast that, “these are really certain times, there is nothing uncertain about these times. The Bible predicted all of these and Jesus Christ made us to understand, in as much as they came after me, they are coming for us all as well.”
D.L. Marshall went further saying “when you look at the global situation and the unending policies being implemented against Christians and faith-based organizations, the laws being passed, which are against biblical standard in a Christian nation, and the unending persecution of Christians around the world, it is so glaring that they are coming all out to shut down anything that represent or has to do with Christians and the body of Jesus Christ. It’s high time Christians needs to begin to bond and support one another like never before. Build their own economy, support fellow Christians businesses. Christians should build their own financial system, educational institution, social media communication platform, housing and property system. We should also not neglect to dive into tech development and other research for our own good."
"There is no wisdom and common sense in giving our resources and finances, to support those organizations that are planning to de-platform, prosecute and eliminate Christians and what they represent from all platform, even in social communities and on the global stage as well. Christians should patronize Christian owned institutions, businesses and products. These are part of the progress that will sustain we Christians on a long run.”
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