Dr. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently raised the issue of Dove Award-winning musician Michael Gungor’s recent statements that he no longer literally believes in some biblical accounts, such as the creation or the flood, pointing out what’s wrong with his deviation from traditional Christianity.
“There’s a big problem in virtually everything he says,” Mohler said in his podcast news briefing.
The 33-year-old Grammy-nominated musician “uses the category of myth exactly the way 19th century Protestant liberals used it to deny the historical accuracy of Scripture or the possibility of historical revelation,” Mohler said.
Gungor recently revealed that he lost his “metaphysic” in 2012, according to World Magazine. He also reflects on his departure from traditional Christianity on his band’s 2013 album, I Am Mountain.
“I have no more ability to believe, for example, that the first people on earth were a couple named Adam and Eve that lived 6,000 years ago. I have no ability to believe that there was a flood that covered all the highest mountains of the world only 4,000 years ago and that all of the animal species that exist today are here because they were carried on an ark and then somehow walked or flew all around the world from a mountain in the middle east after the water dried up,” Gungor wrote in a blog post in February.
“When Michael Gungor speaks of his perspective shifting, what he’s actually doing is shifting into theological reverse, moving right back to the last decades of the 19th century, associating with theological ideas, which were a part of that Protestant liberalism, which also came over to the United States, infecting many denominations and seminaries,” Mohler continued.