Prophetic Moderate Baptists?

Discuss current news and trends taking place in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Moderator: William Thornton

Prophetic Moderate Baptists?

Postby Sandy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:35 pm

Back during the earlier days when moderate Southern Baptists were still battling with conservatives for control of the convention, or in the middle of a "takeover" as they call it, one of the predictions, as I recall, was that the definition of a "church in friendly cooperation with the convention" would be expanded to include more and more churches over time. Well, here we are at a point when the bylaws define what is not "friendly cooperation" with a list of things that is growing longer out of necessity. ... ual-abuse/

Racism and "indifference" to sexual abuse are now added to the list along with failing to label homosexual behavior as a sin.

The addition to the bylaws, if it passes, will be a good thing. I don't think that's what most Moderates had in mind when they were thinking of reasons why churches might be disfellowshipped by resurgence-led leadership but there it is. It took some time, but the groundwork for this was laid by Wade Burleson and Christa Brown.

Return to SBC News and Trends

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests