Last week Dr. Al Mohler tweeted the following statement: “The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.” quoting Carl Henry. Today, Dr, Danny Akin tweeted the same statement with the following personal comment: “This statement continually haunts me!”
I find this very confusing IF calvinism is true. If calvinism is true, then the gospel HAS to get there in time because God is the One who efficaciously causes it to be so; otherwise it is not going to matter anyway.
The real problem for me is this. These guys fully understand the implications of their theological systems. They know that it is impossible for the gospel to “not get there in time” since it is God who is the One who decides who will and will not be saved in the first place.
So why even publish such a statement? Are ethics and integrity in theology going by the wayside?
Maybe I am missing something here.
Can ANYONE help me out???