Liberals May Win Control of Largest U.S. Protestant Denomination
The Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest protestant denomination and a historically conservative wing of the Christian church in the United States, is on the verge of falling to organized ‚Äúprogressive‚ÄĚ social-justice forces and anti-Trump activists, according to media reports and insiders involved in the battle. One leading opponent of the scheme has even blasted what he described as the ‚ÄúEvangelical Deep State‚ÄĚ working to infect the church with unbiblical ideologies.
The goals of these forces, dubbed ‚Äúneo-Marxist‚ÄĚ by some critics, include softening and eventually quashing Christian opposition to homosexuality, normalizing gender confusion in the church, promoting left-wing politics at all levels of government, fueling constant obsession and angst over race and gender, facilitating mass Islamic migration into the United States, and much more.
andy wrote: It's sad to see SermonAudio putting this alarmist conspiracy theorist garbage on their homepage. The denomination is riddled with issues, but they have plenty of prominent leadership dealing with it head-on. Ever since MLK50 a certain demographic of evangelicals have taken them on with an aggressive campaign of slander, and you can bet it finds its roots in their alt-right white supremacist news media sources. That doesn't make them white supremacists, but it does make them undiscerning readers. Be careful brothers and sisters. Idolatry in the church regarding race issues exists on BOTH SIDES, and it is a sneaky demon. Nuance, compassion, and a heart for reconciliation is all that will heal this divide.
Did Jim move to New Jersey and start going by his middle name?
It's sad to see SermonAudio putting this alarmist conspiracy theorist garbage on their homepage. The denomination is riddled with issues, but they have plenty of prominent leadership dealing with it head-on. Ever since MLK50 a certain demographic of evangelicals have taken them on with an aggressive campaign of slander, and you can bet it finds its roots in their alt-right white supremacist news media sources. That doesn't make them white supremacists, but it does make them undiscerning readers. Be careful brothers and sisters. Idolatry in the church regarding race issues exists on BOTH SIDES, and it is a sneaky demon. Nuance, compassion, and a heart for reconciliation is all that will heal this divide.
If I give $100 earmarked for missions to my local IFB church, $100 would go to missions. If I gave $100 earmarked for missions to a local SBC church, $17 would go to missions. Any charitable organization that crooked would be the subject of government and media investigations left and right. The SBC is a dinosaur. Its extinction is imminent and probably desirable.
The Cooperative Baptist Association is the tip of the spear for SBC changes. That‚Äôs the tent all the liberal Baptists ran too. They come under the umbrella of many social justice associations. The main thrust is immigration ( legal or illegal), fair housing, free health care ( a lie from Hell) and have a lot of takers from former presidents, money donors and the young, restless and reformed kids. There‚Äôs a storm coming. SBC has its own bible, its own publishing house, a retirement plan, property. Their like the episcopal church of America before Gene Robinson ( who thought he was the gay messiah).
This article is so passe, it's amusing. About, 11 years ago, this article came out in front page magazine.
Don Feder wrote: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Carter and Clinton want to "counter concerns that Baptists have been ‚Äėnegative‚Äô and ‚Äėexclusionary‚Äô and promised an inclusive organization willing to debate openly on all issues."
When liberals starts tossing around words like "inclusive" and "open debate," reach for your hip-boots. When was the left ever interested in debating anything...
.... Inclusive? Open debate? At the 1992 Democratic Nominating Convention, the Clinton Democrats wouldn‚Äôt allow pro-life Robert Casey Sr. (then the sitting governor of Pennsylvania) to address delegates. That‚Äôs how much the left wants to facilitate a dialogue and let every voice be heard.
--[URL=https://tinyurl.com/y8r2en8y]]]https://tinyurl.com/y8r2en8y (Carter and Clinton's "New Covenant")[/URL]
How far did the above idea of Carter and Clinton go? Nowhere
Continued from later message Now this writer has some pretty good ideas, though this sentence in his article is basically rubbish, " Now, Carter and Clinton have trained their sights on the Southern Baptist Convention. Why? Because the SBC‚Äôs policies are true to Scripture. It opposes abortion, gay marriage, cultural degeneration, anti-family policies and government expansion in the name of compassion." It only recently opposed abortion, it's good that it opposes gay marriage, but it still has a strong racist component. [URL=https://tinyurl.com/yaz3aphs]]]https://tinyurl.com/yaz3aphs (Southern Baptists and the Sin of Racism)[/URL]
Years ago, almost all IFB churches were former SBC churches that got fed up with the antiscriptural shenanigans of the convention. Now most are churches planted by those former SBC churches. The SBC has long since dropped the banner of our Lord in the filth and compromise of the world. IFB churches, by and large, are still holding it high and are probably the most aggressive churches in existence when it comes to spreading the gospel.
I recently went on the website supporting the amendment supporting the SBC defund the ethics and religious liberty commission and 53% participants support Russell Moore‚Äôs implementation of social justice as a hallmark of the SBC, if they make their move, I‚Äôd recommend splitting the denomination into a conservative form of the SBC and linking with IFB Churches as well as baptist churches that are led by conservative southern baptist of either African Americans or Hispanic origins. Otherwise, we‚Äôll have ‚Äú tripsey‚ÄĚ the gay clown being voted as the SBC president. Come out from among them and be separated. Stop buying church junk from Lifeway and support independent bible publishing companies.
Russel Moore, Alber Mohler, J D Greeer, what do they have in common... wait for it, Besides , hoping for the death of fundamentalism, ( old white guys like Patterson), they are reformed in their doctrine. And as most reformed based denominations are noted, they reformed themselves to rot and ruin. I left our Sunday school because our big donor Sunday school director began quoting gnostic gospels. In the past, a good fist fight cured everything, these tight jeans buzz cut, boys, have said all along, once the old guys die, they get to take over.
Since I am a post-tribulationist, I believe that during the great tribulation no Christian will be able to worship publicly and will be forced to worship in something similar to house churches. Although satan is the god of this world by consent he will not be permitted to undo genuine Christian worship! The most he can do is murder true believers.
So, the demise of our public Christian communities does not surprise me although it does cause me grief. And, I do not believe we have entered into those final 7 years, so if the Lord allows me a longer life, then I will see and experience even more evil. His will be done!
""The goals of these forces, dubbed ‚Äúneo-Marxist‚ÄĚ by some critics, include softening and eventually quashing Christian opposition to homosexuality, normalizing gender confusion in the church, promoting left-wing politics at all levels of government...""
Satan is getting more and more busy in his taking over the churches and denominations. His ultimate aim is to reduce to zero all Bible believing Christian effect upon the western nations and society.
Todays generation seems to be a generation which does not know God ..... Judges 2:10 ..... and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. 11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: 12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers,"
Countries in the west are satanic unChristian and immoral. Sin, iniquity and wickedness increase amongst the people and the children. These are diabolical, demonic and insidious times and the Christians are being tested to the utmost. But; Prov 29: 16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall."
Flee out of the midst of the SBC Evangelical Babylon!
"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Rev. 18:4
Their apostasy which began years ago has now become more evident. The social justice movement and Liberation theology is nothing less then the continual, consistent error and movement which began with their public apology, denouncement and divorce over a decade ago from their godly and orthodox Southern Baptist forefathers over the subject of slavery, who held to scripture alone. (Heresies are deeds of the flesh and political correctness is Never Satisfied and always requires more).
Recently at MLK50 they praised and worshipped the heretic and false prophet MLK above scripture (like a cult does) and above the teachings of the Ten Commandments, the apostles Paul and Peter, and Jesus himself (all of whom upheld and defended and instructed Masters and slaves as a just social institution of God). They are condemning the Bible and beginning to interpret it like the Socialists do, revising it to Humanistic standards to become politically correct. It's heresy plain and simple and is becoming a social gospel. While there are conservatives and liberals divided, like the Pharisees and the Sadducees, they bo
I totally agree with you Rnel. I just read the article. It seems like every day we are waking up into another nightmare. I pray that the church would stop being the closed off social club and awaken. We‚Äôve been sleeping far too long. Oh God please forgive us, please awaken us no matter what it takes.