Detractors from the overall program of ensuring that the Southern Baptist Convention does not forsake the principles regained during the Conservative Resurgence often note the absurdity of believing that Southern Baptists believe in anything less than the authority and infallibility of the Bible. In doing so, they miss the current point of contention. The concern is not, and has never been for the past twenty years or so, whether or not Southern Baptists are giving up on their stated belief in the inerrancy of the Bible. Nor is the worry over whether or not we have left behind the fundamentals of the faith, like the virgin birth and penal substitutionary atonement of Christ. Rather, the problem is something like this: we say we believe them while failing to apply them to all areas of life.
In this article, Andrew T. Walker asks, “Is our vote contributing to a systemic injustice by further entrenching its worldview? Are we empowering mechanisms that will dilute abortion’s grip on American politics or promote it? And let us be very, very clear: Despite the Republican Party in no way being equivalent to ‘God’s party,’ the difference between the two parties’ attitudes toward life could not be any starker.”
Southern Baptists for Abolishing Abortion is a website devoted to mobilizing Southern Baptists to consistently apply their biblical worldview to the issue of abortion:
Southern Baptists, we have a membership of over 50 million men and women and represent over 47,000 churches. It is time for us to rise up with one collective voice, pray for God’s mercy and forgiveness, pray that He would heal our land, and act now to abolish abortion in our nation without exception or compromise. It’s our day to stand.
If you’ve never read, or heard, non-SBC author and speaker Francis Schaeffer’s “A Christian Manifesto,” then you need to, as he pinpointed, forty years ago, the source and solution for so much of what we’re seeing in our society today. Enjoy.
In this article, Andrew T. Walker argues, “While we work to undo the generational impact of racism, we must apply those ideals to all citizens today, particularly to the unborn, where, just this past week, the Supreme Court worked contrary to the Declaration’s ideals by once again entrenching abortion in American law.”
In this article, Chris Turner, Director of Communications for Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, provides an update and call for support regarding pro-life legislation in Tennessee.
Scroll to bottom for an update – Ed.
On January 26th of 2019 J.D. Greear preached a sermon titled “How the Fall Affects Us All” at the church he pastors, Summit Church of North Carolina. In that sermon Greear made multiple points addressing homosexual attraction and how the church should relate to those who experience same sex attraction that raised major questions about how the sitting President of our church’s denomination understands sexual and civic issues connected with the topic of sexuality.