The attack on religious liberty has begun and will not let up. We have seen it rear its head with politicians who would dare let religious people exercise their conscience in matters of morality.
Our inability as humans to get along with each other on the issue of Calvinism, no matter what one believes, is apparent. Although, God’s Word does point out to us that we should be able to get along with each other no matter what one may believe about this issue…
The SBC Pastor’s Conference has been a place for great preaching through the years. During the days of the Conservative Resurgence, the conference was a rally for inerrancy, and a vital element in turning the ship. While it has not typically been a place of high-quality exegetical sermons (perhaps the setting calls for Biblical topical sermons), the preaching in the past has been some of the best that Southern Baptists had to offer.
I believe that a clear public invitation, when extended after anointed, biblical preaching and done for the purpose of allowing those who’ve heard the proclaimed Word to respond as led by the Holy Spirit is not only biblical, but beneficial to the church as well.
He served as a chaplain in the Revolutionary War and his big claim to fame is that he is alleged to have baptized George Washington during the war. A painting at William Jewel College shows him baptizing Washington in a river by immersion.