I know full well that Calvinists see “a beautiful suit of clothes on the Emperor” and their intentions are sincere, but it does not change the fact that many believers (if not most) simply see a naked Emperor rather than a beautiful suit.
Having explored at some length the reform decade of 2006-2015 in Southern Baptist life, including ten very specific reform measures, one is hard pressed to name a single major contribution that can be attributed to this shift. Certainly things have changed, but they have not changed for the better.
It took me a while, but I finally came to understand that when it comes to buying tools, quality matters. This comes from many years of experience, because I used to think I could save money by buying cheaper tools.
Once an anchor is hoisted, a ship can sail. The question is who, or what, is controlling the rudder? In America, it is clear to see that the rudder is no longer under the control of a Judeo-Christian ethic.
While Unitarians focus on the love of God, decretal theologians focus on the sovereignty of God. They see God’s sovereignty as His defining characteristic. All other attributes are to be understood through the prism of God’s sovereignty and that He decreed certain things from eternity.