Category: Ecclesiology

An Objectionable Invitation: An Open Letter to My Southern Baptist Family

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James MacDonald literally believes that Satan invented congregational governance for the purpose of destroying the church. And yet, for the last two years, he has been invited to speak at the SBC Pastor’s Conference.

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Living Saints Forgotten

Ammons

As a Church we spend much time in prayer before and during the partaking of the Lord’s Supper. We prepare our hearts for this worship of our God. We make sure that we are all following the guidelines for partaking of this Supper. We ask that all who partake are believers in Christ Jesus. We ask that they have made a public profession of faith through baptism.

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Are We Sprinkling the Plants?

Dr. Rick Patrick

Is it possible that some of our church plants receive members in this fashion? Yes, it is altogether possible, especially when one considers that one of America’s leading church planting networks is led by a Pastor whose congregation is among those accepting members in this manner. Is it possible that the network is training their church planters to embrace non-immersed membership as normative?

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Asking NAMB to Disclose Church Planting Partners

Dr. Rick Patrick

As the pastor of a Southern Baptist Church happy to partner with NAMB in the planting of new Southern Baptist churches, let me thank you for all that you are doing for His Kingdom. I assure you the request I am making in this correspondence stems from a profound sense of gospel stewardship and an unwavering belief that those churches who participate through the North American Mission Board in planting new churches deserve to receive a complete disclosure of any and all information deemed helpful in understanding our mutual work.

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Coalition Is Right

Dr. Rick Patrick

The Gospel Coalition describes itself as “a broadly Reformed network of churches.” In plain English, they are Calvinists. Their confessional statement and leadership is thoroughly Calvinistic. Southern Baptists who affiliate with The Gospel Coalition comprise a group within a group, sharing certain traits with Southern Baptists like me, and other traits with Presbyterians and Charismatics whose views I disaffirm.

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