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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sad and Speechless

By now most of you are no doubt aware of the "statement" made by a handful of people claiming to represent all traditional Southern Baptists.  Aside from the fact that they don't, by far, and that this statement is nothing but a straw man to build division, I don't know what the point is. 

I have been trying to decide what I want to say in response to this, but right now I'm just sad and speechless.  This statement is historically and biblically inaccurate, mean-spirited and just plain divisive.  I don't know what these folks are after.  I guess it's just part of that depraved sinful nature that makes us like to stir things up.  Oh, wait, I'm sorry.  I guess my "calvinist" beliefs colored my thinking.  Maybe they aren't really depraved after all. 

Anyway, I may still come up with something worthwhile to say about all this.  In the meantime, here are some good words from our friend Gregg at Gospel Driven Disciples.


Gregg said...

Thanks for the link. I was truly interested in your response. Hope your "speechlessness" turns to a profound evaluation of what this means for the church today.

Kevin Sorensen said...

Scott, it's saddened me, and I'm not even a Baptist, let alone a Southern Baptist. Tom Ascol, over at Founder's Ministries Blog has been posting some good insight's regarding this. I don't know if you're familiar with him and his blog. Here's the url for the first of several posts he has and will yet make on the matter: