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Is the Gospel for All People or Only Some People?

August 10, 2015

by Dr. Adam Harwood

*This a portion of an article taken from the Journal For Baptist Theology and Ministry and is used by permission.

Dr. Adam Harwood is: Associate Professor of Theology (occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology), Director of the Baptist Center for Theology & Ministry, and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 

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The goal of this article is to address the question: “Is the gospel for all people or only some people?” The answer to this question undergirds one’s theology and practice of evangelism and missions. By the word “gospel,” I am referring to the message of the death and resurrection of Jesus for our sins (1 Cor 15:3–4). By asking whether the gospel is for all people, I am not asking whether it should be announced to all people, but whether it concerns all people. One’s view of whether the gospel is for all people or only some people is revealed by one’s answers to the following questions: Continue reading

The Traditional Statement

June 9, 2015

A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation

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Every generation of Southern Baptists has the duty to articulate the truths of its faith with particular attention to the issues that are impacting contemporary mission and ministry. The precipitating issue for this statement is the rise of a movement called “New Calvinism” among Southern Baptists. This movement is committed to advancing in the churches an exclusively Calvinistic understanding of salvation, characterized by an aggressive insistence on the “Doctrines of Grace” (“TULIP”), and to the goal of making Calvinism the central Southern Baptist position on God’s plan of salvation.

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How Connect 316 Promotes Unity

June 1, 2015

Dr. Rick Patrick | Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church, Sylacauga, AL

From time to time, people make the erroneous assumption that because Connect 316 embraces theological convictions that are not Calvinistic, we must somehow favor sowing discord and causing conflict. Of course, that’s not the way we see things at all. In fact, our goals are exactly the opposite, to bring healing and strength to our convention through open and honest dialogue about our differences, to provide a ministry fellowship for Southern Baptists who may have felt alienated and disenfranchised by the trending Calvinism, and to continue to love one another and spread the gospel together. Continue reading

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