I splutter sometimes when my brain overloads. It’s probably funny to watch. “I… but… why don’t…!”
Here’s a simple problem. There’s Calvinists in the Southern Baptist Convention. Simple solution. Invite them to leave and join another, or start their own.
Nobody’s doing that. “But…you don’t…huh?” As Calvinists, they subscribe to unBiblical views. As Reformed Christians, they labor under false doctrines that totally color their thinking. If the Southern Baptist Convention is for Bible Believing Christians, then we should invite those in error to leave. You know, the right foot of fellowship. If they could do it to Fightin’ Frank Norris, certainly they can do it to Paul Washer and Albert Moehler.
Simple problem. We have Bible-denying Emergent congregations in the Southern Baptist Convention. Simple solution. We explain to them that the Southern Baptist Convention is for saved people. And then we invite them all to open their Bibles to Romans 3:23 and start witnessing to them. Bibles, I said. Not “The Message”.
Nobody’s doing that. “For the…but the…why?” As Emergents, they question the Trinity. They question the Deity of Jesus Christ. These are damnable heresies, according to the Bible.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:17-18 (KJV, Emphasis mine)
Emergents question the very validity and inspiration of the Bible. They question and deny the very existence of Hell. They question EVERYTHING. They doubt and deny. At this point, I say, “Well, from what I see, there’s no evidence that you’re saved! There appears to be no difference between you and a lost person.”
The Southern Baptist Convention needs to do what is Biblical to do.
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Tim 3:1-5 (KJV)
The Southern Baptist Convention is REQUIRED by the Bible, and by God, to turn these people aside. If entire churches are in apostasy, they must be disenfranchised, or disfellowshipped, or thrown out – whatever wording you prefer. The Southern Baptist Convention, by allowing them to stay, and by lending them an air of legitimacy, is participating in their evil deeds.
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 2 John 1:10-11 (KJV)
Pastors are required, by God, to name names and say, “I’m sorry I have to say this… but Dallas Willard is a heretic. Please do not buy his books.”
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. Romans 16:17 (KJV)
Departing from the Biblical doctrine of Separationism caused more damage to the Southern Baptist Convention than any other issue. By allowing heretics, wolves in sheeps clothing, and Bible Deniers to remain in the Southern Baptist Convention without saying nary a word is not only in direct opposition to the Bible, its damaging!
A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; 11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. Titus 3:10-11 (KJV)
So… why are these people still affiliated with the SBC? Why do we have a man who is Episcopal in Doctrine, if not completely Roman Catholic (by his own admissions), acting as a missionary under the auspices of the SBC? Billy Graham should have been questioned as to his doctrine and possibly cast out when the first signs of heresy arose in 1957!
When are we going to do something?
Because let me tell you – the Emergents have a plan. They have an agenda. They’ve been sneaking their converts into SBC churches, and slowly but surely are working subtly to convert them all to apostate churches.
And if you think I’m being harsh (I’m not – the harshest words on this post are ALL from the Bible, and therefore God) – consider this. Calvinists are downright aggressive. They will attempt to seize the SBC, and force out all non-Calvinist pastors. John Calvin had people who disagreed with his Roman Catholic-based doctrine dragged through the streets and burned alive. His followers tend towards the same thing, but to a much lesser degree!
If we don’t kick them out, eventually their heresy will spread – and they will kick us out!
Lets get back to the Bible and what the SBC used to be pre-1947, before its too late.