What is our future as Southern Baptists…a reflection by Tom Ascol

I did not attend the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in New Orleans a few weeks ago, but I watched much of it on live stream and have tenaciously followed the tweets and blogs. There has been an overwhelming amount of discussion on the issue of soteriology (how a sinner gets saved) and Calvinism, Arminianism, Semi-Pelagianism, and Traditional Baptistic views.

While I personally am a 5 point Calvinist, I never want our denomination to divide over this issue. I believe Calvinists and non-Calvinists and Arminians can work together for the proclamation of the gospel as long as we hold to the 5 Sola’s of Protestant Evangelicalism:

God’s Word Alone

Christ Alone

Grace Alone

Faith Alone

God’ Glory Alone.

In light of all the discussion, I recommend the following summary and reflection by Tom Ascol on his views of the future of the Southern Baptist Convention.

http://blog.founders.org/2012/06/my-analysis-of-sbc-family.html

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