Thursday, June 24, 2010

SBC Annual Meeting

Dr. Danny Akin provides a nice summary of some key happenings at the recent gathering of the Southern Baptist Convention. You can read his entire article here.

I greatly appreciate Dr. Akin's balance and clarity. Here are his closing thoughts, having reflected on the events of the SBC annual meeting.

"Finally, what lies ahead for Southern Baptists? Of course only our sovereign and omniscient God knows. Will we be seduced by the non-biblical sirens of the emergent church? I do not think so. Will we be divided over the “bogey man” called Calvinism? No. Will we be distracted from our main assignments by differences in worship style, names on church marquees, and other methodological issues that are biblically neutral? Let’s hope not. These are interesting and challenging days to be sure. However, of these things we can be certain:

Jesus is Lord.

The Bible is True.

Salvation is by grace alone thru faith alone in Christ alone for the glory of God alone.

God is Building His Church.

All the Nations will gather to worship the Lamb.

Our Savior is coming again.

In the end our God wins.

This is more than enough to give me hope. This is more than enough to keep me going until I see my Master face to face and worship at His nail scared feet. What a God we have. What a Gospel we preach. What a family we enjoy. What a Savior we serve!"

I am thankful to our Heavenly Father for providing passionate and gracious leaders in the SBC.


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