April 23, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — Neil @ 10:22 am

If you are at all interested in the Southern Baptist Convention this post by Ed Stetzer is a must read.  It details the decline of the convention & what we must do to make the necessary changes.  Its brutally honest & insightful.

He offers these solutions to the problem:

First, we must remember what we have heard; the Gospel is sufficient. That Gospel was worth fighting for and now it is worth living for.

Second, we must repent of what we have been. We have built factions on differences which are but a sliver of life: young vs. old; doctrinal distinctions built on a hair’s difference; worship models. And, all the while, the pride of each faction has swelled. We must decide to lay down our arms against fellow Baptists who share the same doctrinal confession and worship, reach the lost, or do their ministry in a different manner.

Thirdly, we must wake up to what we are to do. God has chosen the church (not the denomination) to make known His manifold wisdom (Eph. 3:10). Our denomination is only as strong as our churches and these statistics remind us our churches are in trouble.


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  1. […] for you. Click here to view a video explaining the newest stats concerning the SBC that I posted here. Here’s a statement that Ed makes on the […]

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