Responding to Dr. Michael Haykin*
by Dr. David L. Allen
Dean of the School of Theology
Professor of Preaching
Director of the Center for Expository Preaching
George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
I have enjoyed reading Dr. Caner’s 3 part series on “Historical Southern Baptist Soteriology” at SBCToday and Dr. Haykin’s brief response which is posted at Andrewfullercenter.org. Both have helped me to understand the issues better.
Since I, too, have written on Fuller’s shift in his position on the extent of the atonement, I would like to make a few important points concerning what Dr. Haykin is claiming concerning Dr. Caner’s section on Fuller in Part Two of his post with respect to the extent of the atonement.
by Norm Miller
For almost 25 years, Dr. Ronnie Hill has engaged the work of an evangelist in the United States and internationally. While he has compassion for all lost people, Ronnie is especially adept at communicating with young adults, teens and school-aged children.
Ronnie has spoken to numerous student assemblies at schools. Be sure to see his presentation on “Bullying” at the link below.
In the spirit of a “chalk-talk” evangelist, Ronnie uses a dry-erase board and markers to share the gospel in this video primarily designed for an audience of children.
Note that Ronnie is a member of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, on whose site you can view more info about Ronnie.
Here is the contact info for Ronnie:
Office Phone: 817-439-3267
What Were the Early SBC Leaders’ View of Salvation?
by Emir Caner, Ph.D.
President, Truett-McConnell College
A closer look into Baptist history demonstrates that Baptists perpetually struggled with theological complexities, especially that of Calvinism. But by the beginning of the Southern Baptist Convention, the stage was set for diversity among the people who would be called Southern Baptists. In terms of Reformed doctrine of salvation, it was acceptable to question all of the classical points of Calvinism with one exception – eternal security. And while Baptists agreed with our Reformed brethren on the basic definition, the intricacies of even this doctrine were debated. Thus, Southern Baptists did not move away from Calvinism due to the experiential viewpoint of Southern Seminary president E. Y. Mullins at the beginning of the twentieth century. As Baptists matured in their faith, they had questioned, rejected, or redefined much of Calvinistic doctrine since the pinnacle of Calvinism in the mid-eighteenth century. They sought and demanded a simple faith, one based in their hope for revival.
Allen Michael Rea, pastor
Dunn Memorial Baptist, Baxley, Ga.
Some years ago, I met a girl named Brittany. Her mother and family were (and are) faithful members of the church I serve. The Sunday before Easter, her mother mentioned how excited she was that Brittany was going to come to the Easter service. Previously, we had shared many prayers and concerns for her daughter, and I was especially glad to see Brittany on Easter Sunday morning.
“Jesus in the Present Tense: The I AM Statements of Christ”
by Warren Wiersbe
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From chapter 1: