Todd,Thanks for the link to this post. It confirms some of the serious problems we have discussed about the SBC. I am thankful for churches like Metro East which don't just value the Scriptures on paper but in practice as well. Last time I went to the convention (in New Orleans several years ago) one of the members of New Song got up and sang a song to an old Motown tune (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)with the words changed to "Jesus Christ, Son of God, you know I love you..." I knew then that we were in trouble.
Kelly,The example you cite is very illustrative of our problem as a denomination. There is very little biblical discernment.In the article to which I linked, the author makes a very important observation - Many of the leaders in our denomination were schooled in our seminaries during the liberal/moderate heyday. They held on to conservatism but never learned theology under teachers that held to a strong confessional theology. Neither did they learn a coherent, gospel-centered hermeneutic. The results have been "conservative" but sloppy preaching and theology. The bright side is that we may well be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. However, it may mean a fundamental change in the SBC which could be distressing to many in the "old guard."
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