Moral Contradictions

Thursday, March 09, 2006

If this isn't a contradiction...

...then I don't know what is.

I printed out yesterday's Ethics Daily news item Article Says 'Arminians' Don't Have Place in SBC' for my wife to show her one quote:

"Pelagianians, Arminians and Open Theists will not find a home in our Southern Baptist family," Akin wrote in his article. "We will love them while also disagreeing with them."

Whether you're a Baptist or not doesn't matter; what matters is an organizational leader saying "this group isn't welcome, but we'll love them anyways".

Will they love them and disagree with them before or after they're forced out of the SBC? Will they still love them if those folks find a home in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship?

This almost sounds like those Baptist church signs that say "Independant, Fundamentalist, King James Bible - all are welcome".


  • Exactly whose sou bap family was Akin referring to here? I thought Southern Baptists believed in the priesthood of the believer and the autonomy of the local church. I've been out of SB life for a while now - has that changed?

    [By the way, I like your blog. Keep it rolling.]

    By Blogger Dan Trabue, at Thursday, March 09, 2006 1:17:00 PM  

  • Dan - More and more I'm coming to the conclusion that we should refer to the SBC as simply "the Southern Church". As time marches on, they are turning away from the principles that have traditionally defined the word "Baptist", as well as running the denomination as a top-down church instead of a bottom-up convention.

    By Blogger Nathan, at Thursday, March 09, 2006 2:06:00 PM  

  • Oh, and thanks for the compliment. :)

    By Blogger Nathan, at Thursday, March 09, 2006 2:07:00 PM  

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