Endorses Fred Luter SBC President. Luter is one of the few visible African-Americans in SBC life.
**Has Luter announced his candidacy? If so, I missed it. Or is McKissic planning to nominate Luter? Or is McKissic just suggesting that Luter would make a great president? It's unclear to me.
Endorses Troy Gramlin as President of SBC Pastor's Conference
Accuses folks of misrepresenting Troy Gramlin's views on women-in-ministry
**Gramlin is in a sticky place here. He has a female on staff with the title of "Pastor" who preaches...
Challenges Peter Lumpkins to a Debate: Anytime Any Place
**Let's hope that McKissic is a better debater than he is a writer. This blog post is messy.
Calls on Hunt, Patterson, Mohler, Akin to help Southern Baptists repent and turn from their wicked ways
McKissic's post is below in full. $5 says that this post gets removed pretty soon for editing purposes:
THE NEED FOR A GREAT REPENTENCE RESURGENCE
WILLIAM DWIGHT MCKISSIC, SR.
Can the Southern Baptist Convention experience a Great Commission Resurgencewithout first engaging in a Great Repentance Resurgence? In order for the SBC toexperience a Great Commission Resurgence her leadership will need to reflectrepresentatives of the people groups that she hopes to reach. Electing Fred Luter as
president of the convention would give the GCR a great boost and make the statementthat the SBC is serious about reaching all of the people groups in the world. PaigePatterson is referenced in the book, UNEASY IN BABYLON (p.270, published in 2002),as supporting the idea of an African American president of the SBC by 2005. I know forcertain that this is the heart of Dr. Patterson to see an African American President of theSBC. WHY NOT NOW? WHY NOT FRED LUTER?
Troy Gramlin pastor’s the Flamingo Road Baptist Church in South Florida. TheFlamingo Road Church has baptized 5,015 in the last five years, led the state of Florida inbaptisms for the past four years and average 11,000 people attending worship services onthe weekend. What a great example of a Great Commission Pastor. He’s the onlyannounced candidate for the president of the SBC Pastor’s conference as of this writing,and I plan to enthusiastically vote for him.
I pray that Southern Baptist pastors will not be distracted by those who wantto derail Gramlin’s election as president of the pastor’s conference by those who aremisrepresenting and distorting his views on women in ministry. I challenge PeterLumpkins -Gramlins most vocal critic- to a debate anytime and any place defending thefact that Gramlins views on women in ministry are not in violation of theB, F, and M 2000, or the Bible. Furthermore, his views are in keeping with the SandyCreek tradition in Baptist Life. Whether Gramlin wins or loses the presidency of thepastor’s conference, he’s committed to increasing his financial commitment to the
Cooperative Program. The election of Luter and Gramling would positively change the
image of the SBC and enhance our Great Commission efforts.
The primary reason that I’m addressing this subject is because I also want toappeal to the patriarchs of our convention (Johnny Hunt, Paige Patterson, Al Mohler,Danny Akin, Ronnie Floyd, Frank Page and others), to call a solemn assembly and toinvite Southern Baptists to pray, seek God’s face, repent and turn from our wicked ways.
Joel 1:13-15 reads,
Gird yourselves and lament, you priest;
Wail, you who minister before the alter;
Come, lie all night in sackcloth,
You who minister to my God;
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Are withheld from the house of your God
Consecrate a fast
Call a sacred assembly;
Gather the elders
And all the inhabitants of the Lord your God
Into the house of the Lord your God
And cry out to the Lord
Alas for the day!
For the day of the Lord is at hand;
It shall come as destruction from the Almighty
The SBC must repent of systemic, institutionalized, and historic negative attitudestoward women, race, and dissenters. When we repent of our sins and turn from ourwicked ways, then God will forgive our sins and heal our convention and anoint us to goforth with power in carrying out the Great Commission. In three separate post I willaddress SBC ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN, RACE AND DISSENTERS INBAPTIST LIFE AND DOCUMENT AND DELINIATE WHY CORPORATEREPENTENCE IS ABSOLUTLEY NECESSARY FOR RESTORATION, RENEWALAND RESURGENCE IN BAPTIST LIFE.